Intro/Interview: Effraim. Photos: Provided by Yuki Itoh.
When I started thinking about a direction change for Flatmattersonline and producing more exclusive content. Yuki Itoh was the first name on my list of people to interview, here is a rider that I look at like the “next one” this guy is blessed with amazing riding skills and style, and I feel like he can be “that” rider if he believes and really elevate our sport/artform to the next level. But at the same time, I quite like that there is a mysterious nature to him, not everything is out on the washing line for all to see. Refer back to his “Welcome to Far East” edit that I still watch to this day for inspiration, but Yuki offers much more than that.
His alias, Yukipkoproject is producing some of the best quality edits flatland has ever seen, that rival Tom at Sevisual in terms of feel, and quality. Here is a rider I really look up to, and I had to know more. I have gone back and fourth with Yuki over the past few months to put this together. Welcome to the Yuki Itoh Flatmattersonline Interview….
It was busy weekend in europe for contests this past weekend! Congratulations to Anatole Rahain for taking the win at the annual Indoor de Caen contest in Normandie, France. Thanks Fabien Stephan for the update!
1. Anatole Rahain
2. Fabien Stephan
3. Kevin Meyer
4. Yannick Chauvel
5. Paul Varchon
6. Alain Massabova
Erik Hogers just got in contact with run coverage from this weekend’s Fight the Winter contest. First up we have the top five runs from the Masterclass competition, from Gino Stuart in first, Malte Orth second, Florian Kluth third. Check these out the top 5 runs when you have time!
Rob Alton is doing some great grassroots work for the Hungarian flatland scene. The next Veres BMX Jam is scheduled for the 11th March. Plenty of fun events for all to get involved in, join the FB page. (link below:)
16” Speed Track
180 Bar Spin
20” Speed Track
360 Bar Spin
Mega Spin Battle
Best front wheel Trick Master and Pro Categories
Best back wheel trick Master and Pro Categories
The annual Fight the Winter contest went down yesterday in Gottingen, Germany. Dominik Nekolny took the win followed by Alberto Moya, and Dez Maarsen. Congratulations to Dom, Moya, and Dez! In Master, Gino Stuart took the win, congratulations! Check below for the run scores, nice to see this!
Whilst the effects make this more difficult to watch, I really enjoyed this edit from Robert Zuchold the first time round. The jump front wheel undertaker move at 00:54 is really tight! Good job Robert, I hope this isn’t your last flat moves!
This week’s OSS is dedicated to jam circle king, John Huddleston! Peep his run from the 1988 AFA finals in Wichita, Kansas. Love the tail whip elephant glide whips line at 1:57, so much style. Thatnks Kurt Schmidt loading this one up for the archives!