Alexis Desolneux takes a lil’ inspiration from Heresy team mate, George manis with this new halo edit. Here’s what Alexis had to say about this project:
“In December 2014, I got an email from George (Manos) asking me if I would like to send a few clips to the skateboarding group known as BA.KU. (Barrier Kult) as they offered to feature some clips of H E R E S Y riders in the friends section of their upcoming DVD. Being in contact for some time and having mutual respect for what we both do, some of us filmed a few moves in 2015 and sent the material. I had been willing to experiment with some lighting for some time and thought this was the chance to do something I had not done before with video. It was not about capturing rare tricks but just playing with lighting versus obscurity and spending a few hours one night by myself in a remote 2500 square meters warehouse on top of a hill, switching all lights off except for a halo. In the end, this footage didn’t make it into the BA.KU. DVD so here it is. HALO.”
The 2018 Fise World series begins this year in Hiroshima, Japan on April 6-8th. All of the world’s best athletes in BMX Freestyle, BMX Flatland, Break dancing, Boulder Climbing, Parkour and Skateboarding will be there, looking to start the series with a strong performance. Who’ll come out on top?
Today we have a nice exclusive thanks to Stewart Munro! If you haven’t seen Landscapes 2, your in for a treat today! You can now watch Shinichi Kiba’s amazing part right here. From the opening backwards facing whiplashes to fork wheelie around the worlds to backwards crack backwards facing whiplash you know this is going to be serious stuff. Also wherever he and Hidenori filmed, wow that spot just looks so good and my favourite clip is Russia walking around the world fork wheelies effortlessly across this gorgeous marble spot.
If you wish to buy the video or read my review, hit the link below:
Scott Powell just released the third and final baker’s dozen from my project released Spring 2017: the Decade Anthology. many of you will recall the unsought of Must Watch clips back in Spring 2017, now watch the full final edit. Years of craft going into decade combinations like this!
Some product news to start our Friday posts here on Flatmattersonline! Im currently testing the signature Matti Hemmings Armour Bikes peg, but check out the tweaks Matti has made on this years model below! Maybe your next peg?
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The news broke yesterday, Alex Jumelin kept us all guessing and we got it wrong. Alex Jumelin’s signature “Humble” frame will be released from Coast Cycles out of Singapore. So far no word on the specs of the frame.
Here’s what Alex had to say on his instagram:
“Coast Cycles is more than a BMX company. Coast is a bike label with a strong knowledge in the bike industry. Quality, strong and light. We worked really hard with the team in Singapore to have this first prototype ready for the new contest season. I’ll be in Singapore next week to test it and film an edit.”
With the exclusive content change to Flatmattersonline, it hit me this morning why don’t I repost interviews I’ve done and switch things up rather than just post one edit as a Throwback. Dominik Nekolny won the Fight the Winter this past weekend, this TBT is dedicated to Dom! Perhaps you missed this the first time round in 2013.
As I walked into the flatland tent at the BMX Worlds, I looked across the area and saw Dominik Nekolny mid xft whiplashes. My eyes were of course firmly drawn, the link continued with 360 bar flip to halfpacker pivot out to xft opposite carved halfhiker xft whiplashes to no handed guillotine. You could have heard a pin drop.
The rise of Dominik Nekolny to the top I would imagine has been a long hard struggle, and a lonely one too. For me this guy has gone the extra mile which takes commitment and sacrifice. I’ve heard many a contest pro say in the modern day, Dom is the guy to beat. As the clock ticked away during his worlds final, you could see he knew he had blown the world title. For many second would be amazing,for Dom it’s not. And I admire that, he’s brutally honest and wears his heart on his sleeve.
I realised I didn’t know much about a rider I admire so much. Hey Dom, why no flatmatters interview? Few days later here we are…
It was busy weekend in europe for contests this past weekend! Congratulations to Anatole Rahain for taking the win at the annual Indoor de Caen contest in Normandie, France. Thanks Fabien Stephan for the update!
1. Anatole Rahain
2. Fabien Stephan
3. Kevin Meyer
4. Yannick Chauvel
5. Paul Varchon
6. Alain Massabova