Erin Fricke takes the top spot in the Women’s Class Master of Creativity Qualification


I’m a bit late to the party posting the results from the qualification rounds of the 2020 Master of Creativity. Congratulations to Erin Fricke taking the top spot, and the return of Aude Cassagne was great to see. Level up for the next round, great to see the Women’s class growing!

Flat Snitches: Episode 5 / The Crackpacker with Pete Brandt

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Flat Snitches is back!
During the lockdown, plenty of time to kill and come up with ideas. Using Zoom started to become a weekly occurrence in work, and daily life, so why not use it for Flatmattersonline!
The subject of episode 5 features my co-host for Flat Snitches, Pete Brandt and the Crackpacker.
Chad Johnston, of Intrikat fame was the first to document Pete’s riding for us all worldwide, it only made sense to get in contact with Chad and include him in this episode.
Chad drops some amazing historical knowledge, and Aaron Frost joins in the episode too. We had a lot of fun on this call, the line dropped out a few times so apologises for that. You can check the time stamps on the video to skip to the parts you are interested in!

And remember kids, it’s a crackpacker not a wheelchair! Grab a cuppa and get educated.
Big thanks to Pete, Chad and Aaron for this episode!

00:00 Flat Snitches intro.
00:47 Introduction to the show.
1:36 What is a crackpacker.
2:41 When did Pete create the crackpacker.
3:49 Where were you when you created the trick.
4:45 When was the first time anyone saw the crackpacker.
6:01 Chad’s recalling filming the crackpacker for the first time & Reali-TV 1.
6:38 Chad’s fondest memory filming the section with Pete & Eric E.
7:06 Chad recalling how groundbreaking the riding was for time period.
7:30 Aaron talks about the emergence of West Coast riders…
8:44 Effraim ordering Reali-TV via the post.
11:00 Chad capturing the feel of the West Coast.
11:22 When Pete first drop the crackpacker in a contest.
12:00 When did Chad first meet Pete, Chad in leathers..
15:13 When time Chad and Pete saw the Crackpacker being copied.
18:04 Variations on the crackpacker.
19:34 Inventing the crackhanger, europeans calling it a coathanger.
23:06 Why did you call the trick a crackpacker.
24:11 Hayward and San Mateo stories.
26:16 Chad recalls his time in SF filming Reali-TV.
27:01 Chad driving back to SF for one trick.
28:01 Chad learning from Pete’s dedication.
28:31 Variations of the Crackpacker other people have done.
32:51 Is Chad still filming? Security Guard stories.
41:19 Scuff into crackpacker to learn it?
42:18 Outro.

Credits:
Chad Johnston.
Stewart Johnston, Props Video Magazine.
Lee Musselwhite.

On The Low: Akihiko Takahashi

TJ Perry is at it again, and today we begin publishing individual parts from the “On the Low” video. I am not sure how many people will have seen this one, and what better way tp start the day than Akihiko Takahashi!
The backwards halfpacker line at 1:07 filmed in Yokohama MM22 riding spot is flat out crazy to this day, Aki is so underrated!

Stephen Hearn: Landscapes 3 Video Part

Today we have a nice exclusive courtesy of Stewart Munro and Simon O’Brien, Stephen Hearn’s part from Landscapes 3. Stephen is a certified savage, rolling skills for days and the “Welcome to Jamrock” track fits his style perfectly.

You can read my review of Landscapes 3 below if you missed it!

http://www.flatmattersonline.com/review-landscapes-3

You can buy the full video right here:

https://gumroad.com/l/jeudb

Episode 37: Flatmattersonline Exclusive with Cory Stratychuk

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What’s up everyone?
It’s that time of the week, these episodes are moving along so quickly. And like I have said before I am really stoked on how these episodes are taking shape, I dropped episode 36 last Sunday with myself.
And episode 37 features my ex-ronin team mate, Cory Stratychuk!
You know I had to wear a ronin tee for this one, Ronin represent! Cory in my opinion, is one of the smoothest riders to ever do it in the flatland game.
Cory has brought a lot to flatland, off the top of my head, the scuffing smith decade, nose wheelie full bar out, cliff-hanger kick flips consistently in contests to name a few.
He is also battling a spinal chord injury, and doesn’t get to ride anywhere near as much as he would like. Cory has flatland in his blood and rides when he can manage the pain.
As you will see from this clip, Cory still has it… opposite backwards spinning fork wheelie to spinning hitch coming from opposite side to regular side out, smooth as glass and with so much style.
Really stoked Cory could contribute to the exclusives, whose got episode 38?

Flat Snitches episode 5 drops Sunday 5pm GMT.

Outrider Toulouse BMX Flatland Jam: Coast Cycles

Outrider Toulouse BMX Flatland Jam – Coast Cycles from Maxime Cassagne on Vimeo.

It’s good day for content today, the Toulouse jam went down two weeks ago. This edit is slammed with great riding and styles and laid-back jam vibes (Good job Max Cassagne!), featuring Alexandre Jumelin, Rodolphe Clavelier, Matthieu Bonnecuelle, Joris Bretagnolles, Alberto Moya, Inigo Arroyo, Thomas Noyer, Louise Seigneur, St├ęphane Suini, Monkiki, Maximilian, Benedict and many more.

Reason DVD 2009

TJ Perry is on a tear with uploading great videos from the archives, and today we have the Reason DVD from 2009. This is really well worth your attention today, Reason is so well produced and the riding is still great to this day!
Reason was put together by Yasushi Tanabe, Hajime Yamazaki, and Makato Shiraishi.

Full sections with Yoshiki “Hotoke” Uchino, Susumu Morioka, Hideki Kawai, Shintaro Misawa, Yoshihiro “Taka” Nishikawa, Hirokazu Miura, Tsutomu Kitayama, Shinichi “Russia” Kiba.

http://www.flatmattersonline.com/reason-dvd-review