Short and very sweet from Günter maTs out of Kyoto, Japan with his final trick of the year. Kind of like an ankle death crackpacker variation that I haven’t seen in a long time, nevertheless still an amazing move.
Masashi Itani & Sunny Singh met up for a session in Japan, and Sunny was able to chalk off two life goals in one day. Read his description and watch the video, the back wheel line from Masashi is off the chart!
“Two. Today I knocked out two life goals ever since I made my first BMX video back in 2000: 1) Ride with and film a Japanese pro rider at a famous spot in Japan and 2) Pull a trick of my own in Japan. Spent a few hours today riding with 2nd generation pro rider Masashi Itani and 13 year old Sakura Kawaguchi, who is just getting into flatland. In a scene dominated by men it was really great seeing her work on new tricks. She is part of the emerging 3rd generation of Japanese riders who are pushing the boundaries in terms of originality and technicality.
It took Masashi several tries to land this combo. The difficulty was the final cross footed pivot before scuffing the ride out. We had a radio playing and for good luck he switched the song to the KRS-One track that I used in the video I produced for him earlier this year from our session in Hawaii. Sometimes the right tune puts you in the headspace you need to be in.”
Have we all recovered from that insane Matthieu Bonnecuelle edit yet? Let’s get back to our normal posting today, beginning with this nice clip from Nous BMX rider. Yu Yamamoto. The two footed backyard jump to manual at the 00:33 mark is awesome, hit play!
Flatland lifer, Pete Brandt practically lives at the Clocktower rising spot down on the Embarcadero in SF and it shows. Watch these two lines stomped back to back, you can also watch Pete on episode 2 of Ten Years of Flatmattersonline dropping later today!
I am a big fan of Keisuke Tanigawa’s riding so today I was stoked to come across this fresh hang 10 pivot to xft half packer clip in his usual easy on the eyes style.
Sweet nose wheelie line from the underrated David Hoffmann to start our Thursday posts here on Flatmattersonline, enjoy this clip!
Loving the ride in to the inside tomahawk from Nick Watts, not seen this one before. Certainly worth a watch!
Next level brake control out of the incredible Yorimitsu Miyata! Pure freestyle at it’s best right here, beautiful!
Whiplashes down hills are a lot of fun, this clip Nick Watts just dropped brings back a lot of memories. And its a good start to our Sunday posts to boot.
Fresh new line out of one of the most dialled riders on the European contest scene. Gilles Van de Sompel throwing it down in Antwerp, Belgium. Enjoy this quick clip.