If you didn’t already know, Mates Tucek is one of the most skilled riders in the game right now. Mates can do so many tricks, and his tricktionary grows by the week it seems.
He went in a refreshing direction for this 11th episode of the FM exclusives, that showcases some of the skill I am talking about. Pulling a trick opposite, then into regular. Not something you see everyday, thanks Mates for taking the time to do this.
I’ve been procrastinating over this idea for the last two years, and this Episode 1 of my Breakdown of Jean William Prevost’s Must Watch “No Man’s Land” part is intended to give a bit of insight into what goes on in my brain, when I decide what is a Must watch part on Flatmattersonline. Being on lockdown has certainly given me more time to get things done for the site…
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Photos: Sevisual, Rob Alton, Alex Lang Photo..
Great reaction to my Part 1 Flatmattersonline Interview with the first Women’s UCI World Champion in Flatland, Irina Sadovnik. I know I have said it before, the interviews are a lot of work, and probably what I enjoy producing the most, and this two part interview with Irina was no different. But it has been a whole lot of fun getting to know her, over the last year or so, and I felt the whole flatland community needed to hear her story. Thank you for all the positive feedback from Part 1 last Friday…. Let’s get into Part 2, it’s a good one and well worth a read whilst your on lockdown….
Great blast from the past for this weeks TBT, the Circle Cow contest on the suburbs of Paris was always a great event. Tons of quality riding in this one from the likes of Raphael Chiquet, James White, Alex Jumelin, Matthias Dandois (Steam jump over frame, boomerang to halfpacker at 2:13!), Sam Foakes (the line at 4:11!), and many more. Go watch this, loved these edits from Global Flat back in the day.
Matthias Dandois just launched his own podcast, with the help of Red Bull. For the first episode of the What Does It Take podcast, Matthias went to London to meet Danny Macaskill. He sat down to talk about Danny growing up in Scotland, being a bike mechanic, having success from one day to another, trying tricks hundreds of time, having multiple injuries, spending days to film a trick, working on the craziest projects, dealing with fear.
Matthias also spent the day riding, and having lots of fun with Danny in London.
Plenty of positive news at the moment, Martti Kuoppa just launched his own parts brand under the Master of Creativity label, with a view to giving back to the progression of flatland! So far, he has his signature 33/45mm stem, pegs, and bars that come in 8,5″, 9″, 9,5″, 10″ sizes. Head over to the MOC site, link below.
Peep this stylish new move from the 2019 Flatmattersonline award winner, Ryo Katagiri. All the steez on the one footed backwards spinning backyard, and that body varial out! Great to see Ryo posting clips….
Flat Street at it’s finest right here in this amazing “Lost Clips” edit from Mateus Beckmann. The last clip: hop up the curb 180 backlash to 90 degree wall ride 270 out. Enough of my description, just go watch it!
So much good footage surfacing at the moment, let’s face it… It’s as good a time as there has ever been to drop a video, everybody is at home. If you missed Landscapes 3, Simon O’Brien’s part just went live, and is definitely worth a watch!