The Flatmattersonline Chad Johnston Interview

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Intro/Interview: Effraim.
Photo credits: Christina Johnston, Greg Higgins, Spike Jonze, Jeff Z, Paul Vail,
Kai Kuusisto, Amy Stewart-Johnston.

Today I am stoked to publish this much deserved interview with the man behind Intrikat, Chad Johnston. Chad is a flatland lifer, and has contributed so much towards our artform over the years, he has helped many riders careers via video parts and getting their names out to us all, not to mention inventing and documenting so many tricks that have inspired us all across the globe. If that’s not enough, Chad also designed a signature line of products/frame with S&M. Despite all this, I feel the man is underrated, and I wanted to show the man some love and thank him for all he has done for me over the years. Grab a cuppa, this is a long interview that deserves your attention. Let’s get into this!

How long in the game Chad, how did you get into flatland? It’s crazy to me, I remember sending you money through the mail years ago for Reality Tv Part 1 and here we are 2018 doing this interview.
Haha! We’ve been in it a minute. I got my first BMX for my 10th birthday. Prior to that I was riding a hand-me-down stingray type of bike. I don’t remember how I got it, or when. I do remember my dad teaching me how to ride it without training wheels. As soon as I figured it out, it started raining, but I didn’t care, I kept on going.

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Alex Jumelin wins Fise Edmonton!


Photo credit: The Agency.

Congratulations to Alex Jumelin who took the win at the Fise Edmonton Fise World stop last night with a great run you can watch back below, Alex followed on the podium by Jean William Prevost and Matthias Dandois. There was also a game of bike right after finals, that was won by Terry Adams. Quite a day for the French, winning the World Cup and the Fise, party time!

1. Alex Jumelin
2. Jean William Prevost
3. Matthias Dandois
4. Kevin Nikulski
5. Moto Sasaki
6. Benjamin Hudson
7. Viki Gomez
8. Hidenori Ishizaki

Alex Jumelin – 1st Fise Edmonton Semi Final

Alex Jumelin had a one touch run to take the top spot going into todays final at Fise Edmonton, hit play to check this one out if you missed the full broadcast we already posted.

1. Alex Jumelin
2. Matthias Dandois
3. Jean William Prevost
4. Viki Gomez
5. Benjamin Hudson
6. Kevin Nikulski
7. Hidenori Ishizaki
8. Moto Sasaki

Matthias Dandois qualifies 1st at Fise Edmonton + Watch Fise Semi Final today!

Matthias Dandois continued his domination of the Fise World series yesterday, taking the first place spot in the first qualification round in Edmonton, Canada. Matthias was followed by Jean William Prevost and Benjamin Hudson in podium spots, top 16 through to the semi final round that will go down today.

Watch Semi final round today: (hit play and check the countdown + schedule below so you don’t miss it!)

19:35 Utc-6 / 03:35 Utc+2 (15th July) / 09:35 Utc+8​​ (15th July)​ Semi Final

18:30 UtcC-6 / 02:30 Utc+2 (16th July)​ / 08:30 Utc+8​​ (16th July)​​ Final

UK Flatland Championships – Saturday 21st July

If you listened to the Matti Hemmings podcast recently you will know Matti has put a ton of work into the UK Flatland Championships going down next weekend at Dreamlands, Margate, in Kent. Official press release below:

Next week UK Flatland BMX Championships will be going down on the roller disco! 21st July kicks off 8:00 – 18:00 this is also apart of the bloc party see below for more details.
School’s out, the sun is shining and it’s time for a Block Party takeover! Join us for the ultimate mix of street sports, fashion, music, art and dance.
The beat goes on…Big Narstie, Oxide & Neutrino and Jammz will take to the Scenic Stage for the Dreamland Block Party Evening Event. Buy evening tickets here.

All ages are welcome to attend the Block Party event, however, please note that under 14s must be accompanied by an adult (over the age of 18) also holding a valid ticket for the event. Please be aware that amplified noise presents a danger to vulnerable hearing, so we would strongly recommend that you bring hearing protection for your children. Events may contain the use of show effects, such as strobe lighting or smoke machine.

FASHION: Meet some of the latest fashion trendsetters in our interactive marketplace and customise your kicks. Learn how to start up your own fashion label and meet ASOS marketplace favourite fashion designer Siobhan Hogan.

ART: Join local artist Charlie Boyce, in screen-printing his AMAZING collaborative art piece on our giant Mural-by-the Sea billboard. Tell us what makes your Margate or your Block AMAZING.

DANCE: B.Supreme are dedicated to supporting, nurturing and championing opportunities for emerging female hip hop talent. B boys and B girls will take to the stage in pure B.Supreme style to showcase the wealth of talent we have in the UK.

MUSIC: Pie Factory Music will be leading music workshops on how to put on your own music events, while FUN DMC will serve up a slice of old school hip hop dance rave to soundtrack the day. Kids of all ages will have the chance to dress up and dance. Also set to entertain the crowds and described as “London’s premiere hip-hop party” are The Doctor’s Orders, who will be at the park for a feel-good history of hip-hop DJ set. With regular events at Fabric, East Village, The Jazz Café and Scala to name a few, their previous guests have included De La Soul and Jazzy Jeff.
Look forward to catching up with everyone!