Chimera A-Side launches “Five Rings Editions” for 2024!

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Exciting news today from Japan! Chimera A-Side is a name firmly on every Flatlanders min, and they continue to grow, read on!

ʻʼCHIMERA A-SIDE BMX FLATLAND BATTLE”.

‒ “Five Rings Edition-ʼʼ, This event, slated for 2024, marks a fresh venture into Japanese urban sportsBMX gracefully dances amid Japan’s renowned castles.
CHIMERA A-SIDE, the premier event in the world of street sports featuring three disciplines – BMX Flatland, BMX Freestyle Park, and Skateboarding – all originating from Japan, is set to host the ultimate showdown in 2024.

This year, as a new form of entertainment collaborating with Japan’s historical and cultural heritage, the competition in BMX Flatland is scheduled to take place against the backdrop of three iconic Japanese castles.

In the host locations, various sports experiences and entertainment performances, aligned with the tournament period, will be offered. The aim is to foster collaboration between historical culture, cuisine, and tourism.

The event will not only provide an opportunity for historical exploration tours, but also showcase traditional Japanese cultural performances, making it a comprehensive entertainment experience from Japan.

Giannis Caternellis – Freestyler #123

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Imagine having 123 edits? Damn, who can say that? Gianni Caternellis keeps on delivering, here for his 123rd part, he rides one of that looks like scenic spots with surrounding Greek landscape. This feels like a behind the scenes look at Gianni’ sessions, love the concept of this. Gianni dedicated this part to Rodney Williams…

Gurvan Le Bloch: Road to World Cup

Gurvan Le Bloch is a name that was firmly on my radar about 8 years, then it seemed he vanished from the euro contest scene, and posting videos (certainly as much). Now, in 2024 Gurvan is back and is competing in the Fise World Cups this year, Japan this month and Montpellier, as well posting a lot on his socials.
Love the concept of this one, really nice thought behind this….

The AMERICAN BMX FLATLAND LEAGUE is born!

Exciting news for Flatland in the USA!

Today we are excited to announce the news of the ABFL (AMERICAN BMX FLATLAND LEAGUE)

The press release, website, instagram, and Facebook are below. Please help us spread this exciting news!

Website:
https://www.americanbmxflatlandleague.com/

Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/americanbmxflatlandleague?igsh=azU3MzlyeG5qenI5&utm_source=qr

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/american.bmx.flatland.league?mibextid=LQQJ4d

The 2023 Flatmattersonline Year End Awards: Winners Announced!

Announcing the winners of the 2023 Flatmattersonline Year End Awards in Editorial and Reader Choice categories! Thanks to everyone to took the time to vote – congratulations to all the winners and nominees. It is always a pleasure to host these awards, I’ll be in touch with the winners shortly + interviews with the winners soon.

– Effraim.

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Hang 5 Podcast Episode 41: Darin Wright & the One Love Jam

“If there is one event you do not want to miss on the Flatland BMX calendar, it is One Love Jam!  Held every January during the Martin Luther King long weekend in Newport Beach California, it attracts every generation of riders from near and far.  All eager to escape the dreadful winter and shred a cool spot on the beach with the homies. I asked long time organiser Darin Wright a few questions about the jam and proceeded to ask a few riders what they think of the jam. Enjoy!”

https://www.buzzsprout.com/1164767/14350995

2023 Flatmattersonline Year End Award Nominees Announced!

Hello everyone!

It’s time to announce the nominees for the 2023 Flatmattersonline Year End Awards in Reader Choice (You at Home) and Editorial Vote (Me at FM HQ!). Congratulations to everyone who got nominated, and thank you to everyone who took the time to vote.

– Effraim.

READER VOTE:

RIDER OF THE YEAR:
Julien Baran
Yu Katagiri
Jean William Prevost
Yu Shoji
Kio Hayakawa

EDIT OF THE YEAR:
Jean William Prevost: Comes in waves
Dane Beardsley: About Time
James White: White Noise
Sebastian Grubinger: Finale
Viki Gomez: 20 Years on red bull

FEMALE RIDER OF THE YEAR:
Carin Hommura
Aude Cassagne
Jeanne Signeur
Louise Signeur
Leticia Moda

CONTEST RUN OF THE YEAR:
Yu Shoji: Uci Glasgow final
Kio Hayakawa: Chimera Round 3 final
Yu Katagiri: X Games final
Yu Katagiri: Flatark
Jean William Prevost: Huffjam

LINE OF THE YEAR:
Dane Beardsley: Last trick in About Time.
Yu Katagiri: Flatark Best Trick.
Kio Hayakawa: Xft upside pedalling Uci Glasgow semi final.
Yu Shoji: Crack jump to Saturn spin.
Takato Moriya: Backwards pedal junkyard full flip line.

EDITORIAL VOTE:

RIDER OF THE YEAR:
James White
Jean William Prevost
Yu Katagiri
Yu Shoji
Kio Hayakawa

MUST WATCH EDIT OF THE YEAR:
James White: White Noise
Jean William Prevost: Comes in Waves
Sebastian Grubinger: Finale
Takahiro Enoki: Heresy
Dane Beardsley: About Time

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION:
* To be announced next Sunday.

BREAKTHROUGH RIDER OF THE YEAR:
Yu Shoji
Ren Oshima
Jijejije Bmx
Takuji Izumi
Takatora Hishkawa

BRAND OF THE YEAR:
Heresy BMX
Four Pegs BMX
IGI FLAT BMX
Ares Bykes
Nous BMX

*The 2023 Flatmattersonline Year End Award winners will be announced next Sunday (28th January).