Text: Effraim. Photography: Effraim and Ged McConville.
Like everyone when the iBMXff World Championships were announced a few months back, I thought “Where the hell is Flatland?”, there were various trains of thoughts from most of the flatland community, but it seemed summed up with “it’s not the worlds without flatland”, emails went back and forth. If I am being honest, I didn’t think Flatland would be included with budgets and all….
Takahiro Ikeda, Xft no handed straddle time machine on his way to a huge second place.
Intro/Interview: Effraim. Photography: Max Cassagne, Tom Sevisual, Stephane Bar.
I think of the phrase “Action speak louder than the words” when I see the riding of Matthieu Bonnecuelle, he chooses to do the hardest tricks that many thought impossible or simply have not thought of.
Whether we talk about his no handed whiplash at BMX Cologne in 2014, the double xft backwards whiplash he dropped last year (see his Axiom Leviathan edit below), the riding speaks volumes. This young ginger haired man from the south of France continues to paint a fresh picture with his flatland riding.
It’s time to interview this amazing talent that was voted by many of you as the Flatmattersonline Breakthrough Rider of the Year, without further a due, welcome to the Matthieu Bonnecuellle interview.
This week has already been awesome for contributions to FM, namely the two photo galleries sent in by Matt Coplon from AFA Round 1 in Orlando, Florida. And it continues today, with Russian Pegasus BMX rider, Vladimir Isaev sent in by Jeff Desroche. Read on:
The rebirth of the AFA association is here, Round 1 of the 2016 AFA series kicked off in Orlando, Florida. Huge props to Chad Degroot, James McGraw, Joe Cicman and everyone involved for pulling this one off. Today we have a sweet photo gallery from the event by Profile’s Matt Coplon. Enjoy the shots.
Dax Wolford made a huge impression in Orlando, taking a well deserved 2nd place with a flawless second run. Great action shot here mid hang 5 to halfpacker.
Introducing Part 2 of the Aloha Jam video trilogy. The crew gets side tracked into the Valley of the Temple where they find their flow. They must have found the power because they spent about 7 hours sessioning on the day of the jam! Stay tuned for part 3 next Friday, where the crew explores the base of an ancient volcano!
The 3rd Aloha Jam is June 24-26, 2016.
We have rented out a flatland beach house again. Booking information and Jam details are at alohajam.net
Aloha Jam BMX holiday is more than just a jam. It’s an adventure! Join a crew of international riders as they take over a mansion on the island and explore paradise. This is part one of a video trilogy so stay tuned for part two, “Valley of the Temple.”
The 3rd Aloha Jam is June 24-26, 2016. We have rented out a flatland beach house again.
Booking information and Jam details are at alohajam.net
Intro/Interview: Effraim. Photos: Matt Coplon, Sevisual.
Welcome to the second in the series of interviews with the winners of the 2015 Flatmattersonline Year End awards. Over the past few weeks I caught up with Heresy head honcho, Alexis Desolneux to get his thoughts on winning the year end brand award, the team, what’s behind the HY brand and so on. Without a further a due, let’s get this started…
Intro/Interview: Effraim. Photos: Martti Kuoppa, Stephane Bar, and Marcio Massayuki Abe.
When I was thinking who to begin the 2015 Flatmattersonline award winning interviews with, the answer was pretty simple in my mind. Martti Kuoppa took home four of the possible ten categories, why not start with the man that dominated the awards? As anyone who follows FM will know, I like to dig beneath the surface, and the process of how riders get to the top is always intriguing to me. Let’s jump right into the awards interviews with Martti!