The 2017 Flatmattersonline Year End Award Winners are….

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First up it’s time to announce the editorial choice in the 2017 Flatmattersonline yearend awards followed by the Reader Choice, holding the awards each year I feel is a important thing to do for the culture of flatland and show some love back to the sport that has given me so much over the years.

Congratulations to all of the winners, and the nominees. Much respect to you all and all you do to contribute to flatland, it was a great year with a lot of twists and turns. Going to be interesting to see what 2018 brings. I wanted to display the medals tonight with the winners, but there is a slight delay that I’m not in control of. I will be contacting the winners shortly for addresses and interviews. Without further a due…

Editorial Choice Winners:

2017 Flatmattersonline
Rider of the Year
Jean William Prevost

Runner Up: John Yull.

2017 Flatmattersonline
Edit of the Year
Quentin Pelorson – XTen

Runner Up:
James White/Critical Beatdown.

2017 Flatmattersonline
Most Progressive Rider
John Yull

Runner Up: Quentin Pelorson

2017 Flatmattersonline
Line of the Year
John Yull

Runner Up: James White.

2017 Flatmattersonline
Outstanding Contribution
James McGraw

Reader Choice:

Thank you to all the readers of Flatmattersonline who took the time to vote, this year in particular was pretty interesting as your nominations differed slightly from mine, would the results be the same? Let’s go through the categories…

2017 Flatmattersonline
Rider of the Year
Jean William Prevost

Runner up:
John Yull.

2017 Flatmattersonline
Edit of Year
James White / Critical Beatdown

Runner Up: Quentin Pelorson – XTen.

2017 Flatmattersonline
Contest Run of Year
Jean William Prevost / Flatark.

Runner Up:
Jean William Prevost – Ninja Spin Finals.

2017 Flatmattersonline
Breakthrough Rider of the Year:
Yu Katagiri

Runner Up: Benjamin Hudson.

2017 Flatmattersonline
Most Progressive Rider
John Yull

Runner Up: Scott Powell.

Gonzalo Bellanti – Instagram compilation 2016 – 2017

Back to regular updates after the Flatmattersonline year end award winners were announced Monday night. Just one post this Wednesday morning and its a good one that you all need to watch out of the underrated Gonzalo Bellanti. Gonzalo just dropped this instagram compilation edit filmed out in Dubai and it is full of tech gems front and back wheel. Don’t sleep on this…

New S&M Intrikat for 2018!

There have been plenty of rumours going around that S&M are no longer making the popular Chad Johnston designed Intrikat frame. I was stoked yesterday to see Chad post on his instagram a new frame in production that will squash the rumours. From the look of the photo the new version will have a slightly lower stand over. Available in black and raw clear, no word on sizes, but should be available soon no doubt.

Throwback Thursdays with Dan Rigby

It’s always amazing to go back through the archives of Flatmattersonline and look at previous articles, interviews and edits and whilst I was searching for a good Throwback for this week. I came across a Dan Rigby Interview I did back in February 2009, with a edit that still stands up today, I said it back in 2009, Dan Rigby was so underrated. I’m lucky enough to have been competing in the X Trials/X Games era and saw a lot of what Dan could do in the contest arena and practise, but this edit is next level and it was filmed in 2003!

Go watch this now and look out for the last dump truck full body varial to death truck, that I think still to this day is one of the best back wheel tricks ever done. Let’s discuss this in the comments section.

Link to his interview below:

http://www.flatmattersonline.com/dan-rigby-interview