Congratulations to Dez Maarsen who yesterday took first place at the Antwerpen City Drops contest in Antwerp, Belgium followed on the podium by Martin Drazil and Gino Stuart! Great to see some new contests popping up on the contest calendar this year, hopefully some video footage soon. Props to Gilles van de Sompel organising this one!
As always with Giannis Caternellis the mind is open to all styles from track stand variations through to xft, pivots, 90’s front wheel style, and much more. This is a good watch, this documents Giannis reaching 2000 tricks online in a little under 3 years. Congratulations Giannis!
Ever wondered who invented the karl kruzer? Well no further, Karl Rothe is the man who brought his important trick to flatland game. Check out his run from the AFA Masters in Tucson, Arizona back in 1988. Slick style…
Woke up today to a nice surprise, the Surfer For Life Podcast dig deep into Martti Kuoppa’s riding career, from his start in riding through to current day. This is pure gold, don’t miss this! Hit the link below to tune in:
I am sure I have said this a million times over the years of running Flatmattersonline, so I am sorry if I sound like a broken record. One of my favourite parts of running the site is the unexpected surprises, not knowing day to day what will be online for the world to see. Frank Lucas just dropped an amazing trailer for an up and coming project that will drop in a couple of weeks, here’s what he had to say about it:
“Here’s the premier teaser for an exclusive upcoming flatland film project I’ve been working on for a few months. I teamed up with @neulandfilms who share the same level of passion for filming, cutting and creating as I have for flatland bmx. This was a big opportunity for me to feature the sport that I love and have been practicing for 25 years in a whole new perspective. When I’m not sitting behind the judges’ table, this is what I’m doing. Still the same Frank Lukas on a small bike – just a little different.”
Every so often I like to post something that perhaps does not seem to be flatland related, but it does cross over and you can really take something out of this. I’m a big fan of the Epicly Later’d series and caught this amazing episode with Spike Jonze yesterday, who when I was younger was one of the main photographer’s for Freestylin’ Magazine, now of course he has been awarded an Oscar, countless feature films, but yet still remains grounded to his roots in BMX and Skateboarding. Brilliant insight, grab a cuppa and enjoy this one!