I am sure I write this every time I review a video, I feel it’s important to say it without trying to sound like a broken record. It really is a brave move to make an online video these days, especially if you are charging for it online. It’s quite common in skateboarding, but hasn’t filtered over to flatland really.
Landscapes 3 comes in at 1 hour 12 minutes long, I can’t even imagine how much working time that is for the creator, Stewart Munro putting all the pieces together, selecting riders going back and forth with riders gathering footage, picking the music to fit each rider, the list goes on.
Much like Nick Watts, Kio Hayakawa is on fire! It really is hard to keep up with the instagram updates, his amazing full part on Landscapes 3 and now this amazing Welcome to Colony BMX part!
So many creative bangers in this one from the opening line with a switch foot ice cream pulled into switch foot forward g- roll jump to two footed backyard half turbine jump to pedals that begins at the 00:03 mark! So progressive!
The very next line Kio further develops the two footed backyard jump, now jumping out with the body varial to peg wheelie (00:36) back into an ice cream line. This kid is pushing things hard right now!
The fourth and last line play with a. similar concept, pivot into two footed pedal ice cream ucchie flip to mega spin pivot ice cream pivot blender walk round out! Wow, Kio puts himself right up with fellow Japanese shredders, Yoehi Uchino, the Katagiri brothers and like the Katagiri brothers, so young and the future is so bright. Great pick from Colony to join the team, will he conquer the international contest circuit, only time will tell….
Instagram edits seem to be on the rise this year, Dez Maarsen has a huge back of tricks and great depth in front and back wheel riding. The halfhiker 360 pressure flip to halfpacker line at 5:52 is a classic from Dez, this one isa. good watch start to finish!
Nice to see an edit out of Deco’s head honcho Chad Degroot this morning, from the backwards wheelie balancing knee on the seat (kneelie?) and the bar flip hang 10 to messiah. Really enjoyed this short edit, good stuff from Chad.
You can’t stop Nick Watts at the moment, three edits already since Landscapes 3 dropped! So much as always to take in with Nick’s riding, a lot of details to enjoy in this one. And a great start to our week here on Flatmattersonline!
For this weeks Throwback Thursday, we have a nice treat from the archives that many of us have never seen. As Alexis Desolneux continues to document his video parts throughout his riding career, he just dropped this “Clandé” part from 1997.
Clandé Troupe was a little group of friends, BMXers and skateboarders who made videos during the late 90’s, they invited Alexis to be a part of their project. Enjoy this one where you can begin to see how Alexis started to develop his style….