It’s been Kinda quiet the last two months or so for regular edits with all the online contests going. Today I had a treat sitting in my inbox from Sietse Van Berkel. Three years worth of Master of Creativity clips and progression, he sat out 2019 and helped judge the event. Watch all these clips back to back is so impressive, and his banger that won the MOC crown in 2018 at 3:34 is still so amazing as are all the clips. Creative flatland at it’s finest right here, good job Sietse!
That aren’t too many messing with stem lashes in 2020, Leo Claro is one of those dudes. Always a treat to see Leo ride!
A little bit of Paul Osicka sneaks it way into this Original Superhero Demo tape, with fun box footage and rollerblading in this mix too. Lookout around the 1:34 mark, not seen this one before.
Rained off work today and no Flatmattersonline exclusive for you today so lets catch up on updates from across the globe. Starting off with this awesome edit from Haro’s Bo Wade, making good use of an abandoned restaurant construction site. Good pace and use of camerawork that compliments Bo’s riding really well in this one.
As summertime approaches down under, Nick Watts changes up riding spots and adds a little more rolling style to the mix. As always Nick is so fun to watch, great start to our Sunday posts here on FM!
Short and sweet edit from Tyler Gilliard at his workplace/dojo, love the frustration that goes into a clip shown right here. Hit play and check this one out!
The nominees for the Nora Cup 2020 Flatland Rider of the Year, hosted by Our BMX are:
Jean William Prevost.
Where do you start? We all know Matthias Dandois is one of the most consistent contest riders to ever do it on a 20 inch bicycle.
What hit me first with this project, after all Matthias’ daily work duties for his sponsors, it’s refreshing that he keeps the hardcore sessions with moves he’s worked on for hours on a tripod setting to his personal account. This feels like it’s for the hardcore fans, I guess is what I am trying to say.
Last week, I was lucky enough to get a first look before the edit dropped a week later. You get a sense of what is to come, and I always wonder which of these moves will make it to the contest floor, it’s kinda fun trying to guess…
Matthias’ is always on point with music selection, and the Morriña Baiuca track definitely sets the tone for this edit, and I liked how these lines were not drawn out. Everything pretty much is to the point, whereas his contest runs contains longer lines. Good to see that difference for sure.
When you are that consistent, what can you throw when you try something for three hours?
Filmed over the past 8 months in New York, Paris, Geneva and Saint Raphael. As always with Must Watch edits here are some of my personal highlights:
00:51: Shove-it plasticman line, the Plasticman gets done a lot in flatland these days. Nice to see a new touch to a overdone trick. And when something is done a lot that’s hard to do..
** Flat Snitches would say it’s a shove-it no handed switch footed hang 5 however…
1:03: No handed spinning halfpacker to spinning hitch line!
3:05: Backwards no handed spinning hitch, again I like how this was left on it’s own. Straight to the point!
3:37: One handed seat grab two footed backyard pivot one handed switch foot mega spin out.
4:48: Crackpacker Double boomerang bar scoot to steam!
5:36: Rollback body varial to pendulum halfpacker!
Go watch this one, if you aren’t already. What was your favourite line? Let’s discuss this one. Time to go riding…
If you watched Chris Böhm’s last “legends never die” video with Andrew Faris this video will make sense to you. Chris take the concept he learnt from Andrew’s rollback to backwards hitch and applies it to a different trick, the G turn (or turbine) steamroller.
Taking a short break from all the eFise entries, and a different turn of pace with the smooth as glass riding styles of Brian Tunney. As always, Brian keeps it fun and throws in a few surprise tricks you wouldn’t expect to see. Refreshing to watch this morning as I update the site…