We are back doing the Flatmattersonline exclusive clips, and who better to start out with than San Francisco Flatland legend, Pete Brandt.
The whole idea, behind the FM exclusive clips is to push your own level. I have been out in SF for two weeks and watched Pete do Hitchiker dark side to halfpacker almost every go. So I said “Hey Pete, why didn’t you throw some hitchhiker turbines in there and make this line a little bit more tough for you?” Around 15 tries later, here we have Episode 1.
Pete is a savage!!
Who’s got the best clip, I’m putting this out to the flatland community?!!
Have you got a clip, maybe we can feature a clip of you on the site next week? Drop me a message and let’s get this rolling!!
The first edit I have come across for the 10th anniversary of the One Love Jam just dropped, featuring yours truly, Pete Brandt, Gabe Weed, James McGraw, Bobby Burke, Ruben Castillo, Bryan Huffman and more. Good vibes from Newport Beach!
Viki Gomez is looking dialled as he gets ready for the Chimera Games at the end of this month in Japan. Smooth and deadly lines in this Training Session at the Trier indoor skatepark riding spot.
00:23: Steam kick flip to right sided halfpacker (for a second) whip to left sided halfpacker pivot to opposite x-ft hitch. Technical as you like!
00:33: Hitch juggler to 360 bar flip steam fire hydrant to rollback to one kick rolling junkyard pivot peg wheelie bike flip to ice cream bike flip out.
1:44: Switch foot mega spin weaving side to side turbining, directly into a quick body varial backwards rolling two footed backyard switching to the opposite side switch foot peg wheelie, cream bike flip to switch footed lard yard full varial!
2:07: Perhaps my favourite line of the edit saved for last! Switch footed lard yard full varial to switch foot macaroni smith decade out!
Banging edit from Viki, who has definitely been putting in some work in the off season! Enjoy this one, hitting the rewind once again. Will this be a contender for edit of the year 2020?
Bruno Zebu just put together this amazing highlights edit of his progression during 2019, and the technicality of what he’s doing is absolutely off the chart. Bruno is without a doubt one of my favourite riders currently, he deliberately cut this edit short so it’s easier on the eye and not as long. This edit took me a few watches to understand what was going on, so I will keep the description fairly short.
00:18: Spinning Switch Foot Hang Ten pivot to crackpacker pivot and jump to spinning circle k!
00:41: Bruno takes a trick that you normally see using the hand on bar whilst pivot and ups the difficulty and originality by choosing to take it off. Halfpacker pivot to opposite side two footed xft steam to xft hitch juggler. Mind blown!
1:28: Xft halfhiker pivot to halfpacker turbine pivot inside xft steam pivot steam, done at the blink of an eye.
The lines just keep coming, my mind is still a little blown watching this. Hopefully this year, we see a lot more of Bruno, one of the best flatlanders on the planet. Keep doing your thing Bruno!
Three days into 2020 and already a Must Watch! Jimalog’s Matsudo Year end jam edits are almost reserved for the Must watch tag, don’t miss this. Jimalog’s edit never disappoint, theres a couple of moments are literally screamed WTF this morning on my first watch and want to highlight these moments.
1:01: Shigary Salary. One handed Seat grab hang ten body varial/jump to one kick elephant glide to right sided halfpacker whip to left side halfpacker pivot out.
1:25: Akihiko Takahashi. Everything Akihiko does is beast, but loved the backwards xft hitch jump regular backwards hitch bar flip out.
3:05: Hidenori Ishizaki. On the front wheel, and slaying a exit move Cory Fester is infamous for. Hidenori mixes it up slightly, starting with xft hitch pivot to backwards backpacker to right sided backwards hafpoacker and bar scoots to backwards Karl (opposite side from Cory).
3:26: Yu Shoji. One of the moves of the edit without a doubt, the first switch I haven’t seen before. Opposite switch foot hang 5 dumped into right side xft halfpacker!
3:59: Takahiro Enoki. Saving the hottest moves till last, Jimalog know how to build an edit. Takahiro drops a bomb right here, inside switch b pivot two footed one handed cream regular stance body varial/jump to backwards two footed dump! pivot switch foot ice cream, the scream at the end is so good! This is flatland!
What a great end to an amazing edit, many of us dream of going to ride at that Matsdo spot one day. Seems magical, always great vibes and banging tricks coming out of the locals there. What a start to 2020!
Happy New Year everyone in the flatland community! Kicking off our first post of 2020, Brian Tunney and his collection of clips from December 2019 in Redondo Beach, Los Angeles. Tomorrow evening I announce the nominees for the 2019 Flatmattersonline Year awards, stay tuned!
New Years eve 2019 has been a good day for edits. And this new one from Lee Musselwhites strikes the same kind of chord I felt with Matthias Dandois’ “Instagram side of things”. Yes, I have seen some of the footage before via Instagram and Master of Creativity, its however way more impressive when you see the footage altogether as a total package.
Highlights for me from this BMF edit:
00:16: Backwards boomerang to half turbine crackpacker.
00:41: Bar grab one handed backwards no footed backyard pivot out!
00:48: Possibly my favourite of the edit, bar hop 360 body varial to halfpacker. Little dead time, short and sweet. Perfect!
There’s a lot packed into this 1:51 edit from Lee, can Lee now take his original difficult lines from Torquay to the contest floor and break into that elite top bubble of riders in 2020? If this is my last post of the decade, see you on the other side everybody!