Must Watch: Varo Hernandez / Spanish Flatland Talent

I said it before when Varo Hernandez dropped his Flatmattersonline exclusive, Varo is a rider on the rise.
Varo’s riding continues to go up many levels, so smooth and precise. The whole edit is so well constructed, the Corona Virus graphic mid edit is an awesome touch.
Must Watch edits are of course about the riding for the most part, and some of the highlights are:

00:38: Hang 10 pivot/bodyvarial to x-foot crackpacker flip out without laying the bike down!

1:24: Opposite inside switch-b to updside down mega spin line.

2:27: Hang 5 steam to opposite carved half hiker body varial to xft halfpacker line.

This edit is all about the whole package, props to Varo for the riding and Rafael Blvck for the filming and editing. Hit play on this one right now….

Ares DVD Magazine Vol 4 1

It’s a good start to the week here on Flatmattersonline, TJ Perry came through with a couple of amazing full videos for us to get motivated.
I rinsed this Ares DVD Magazine back when this came out in 2008,loved the no-fuss mix tape type of feel this DVD has featuring York Uno, Hiroya Morizaki (everything Hiroya does!), Yoshihiro Shinde, Yoshiki “Hotoke” Uchino (his line at 19:19 is still unreal to this day!), Terry Adams (that Voodoo line at 11:55!), Hironao Doko, Calvin Tan, Fumiaki Okayama.

This is well worth your time today, you won’t regret it!

Episode 36: Flatmattersonline Exclusive with Effraim Catlow

YO!

Welcome back, it is that time of the week.
And this episode has been a long time coming as far as I am concerned, episode 36 features myself (Effraim Catlow).
This year has been a battle not only with the pandemic, and my riding spots being locked up, but also injuries. And being on lockdown helped me actually to recover, looking on the positive side and all that.
One of my old riding spots from the late 90’s is now my daily riding spot, right on the seafront here in sunny Southsea.
I am happy to start progressing again, after easing back into riding for a month or so, I’ve had two good months getting back riding five times a week when the weather allows.
Riding at the Canoe Lake basketball opened my eyes again to using a bigger space, and different ideas come to my head as a result.
If you follow my riding over the years, you know I am play around a lot with cowboy flips, and besides progressing at tricks. I have been working on my technique, trying to get smoother by watching how my body moves in the tricks. The less the better other than functional movements of course.
I recently learnt to dump into hitchhiker from a cowboy flip rather than carving into a half hiker after the flip, and once I got that…
I said to myself, flip out and that’ll be a FM exclusive. Here it is, back on the progression hunt.

Stoked!!!

Who’s got episode 37?

Aaron Frost: Landscapes 3 Video Part

Today we have a nice exclusive courtesy of Stewart Munro and Simon O’Brien, Aaron Frost’s part from Landscapes 3 filmed by Jim McKay. Love the frustration and hard work that this section communicates, and Aaron’s ender is super good!

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 35: Flatmattersonline Exclusive with Ludovic Lefebvre

YO!!

It’s that time of the week….
Episode 35 of the Flatmattersonline Exclusives with French ripper, Ludovic Lefebvre. Ludovic comes through with a knee roller, that hurts my knees watching it. Love the hideout as well to this, so smooth. Thank you Ludovic for contributing….

Who’s got episode 36? Hmmm I wonder…

Dropping Sunday, 5pm GMT.

Mickey Gaidos: Summer 2020

Mickey G – Summer 2020 Flatland BMX from Mickey Gaidos on Vimeo.

Mickey Gaidos is a year back riding as of 16th July, after pretty much a 7 year hiatus, Terry Adams was a big part in getting Mickey back on board. Mickey wanted to document his riding progression during this time, with MG’s filming and editing skills this edit is really easy on the eye. Not to mention, Mickey’s riding. Good to see MG back in the groove!