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!
With the awards dropping on Sunday 10th January, I wanted to share with the flatland community my choice for the Flatmattersonline Top 10 edits of 2015. And thus my break down of how I arrived at picking the nominees and also the winners. If you are paying attention to the site and reading the comments, you will have seen I didn’t count DVD video parts into the mix, as the category was “edit of the year”. I left it plain and simple, edits only (not dvds or dvd parts for example) I also didn’t take one trick edits into the equation, in my mind an edit is multiple clips combined together. This made my life easier shortlisting and narrowing from the hundreds down to 5 down to the winners. With that being said let’s crack on with my top ten list for 2015:
We started the last month of the year with this sick xft pedal turbine mega spin opposite foot decade clip out of Jason Plourde.
On December 2nd, Alberto Moya published this really nice edit from the jam the day after the Com’in Lyon contest a few weeks back featuring Alexis Desolneux, Charles Paty, Fabien Stephan, Alberto Moya, Kevin Jacob, Mates Tucek and Matthieu Bonnecuelle. Definitely worth a watch!
Joel Schallhorn has been progressing a ton since his return from China back to his home in Denver, Colorado. Joel definitely stands out to me as he rides so differently than almost anyone I can think of, in this edit you will see lots of new opposite bar flips, gadget whips variations, and a fun new no footed steam holding the stem (3:57 + backwards variation) that was inspired by Martti Kuoppa at a Tintadome session at BITR last month. Really enjoyed this edit, keep on shredding Joel!