Renz Viaje comes through with Episode 12 of the Flatmattersonline exclusives. Renz links the ever popular ice cream bike flip into a front wheel line with a savvy style at his backyard riding spot over in the Philippines. Isolation is alright for some. Thanks Renz for contributing!
I hope everyone is safe and well at home during this really difficult time. A couple of people shared the idea to post the first ten clips on one edit to look back over, and during this lockdown period. I have plenty of time to kill, so here are the first the clips that started back in January of this year.
These clips have become a thing, and I am really stoked on the reaction to doing these. Thanks to all the riders that taken part so far and shared their progressive lines with all of us.
Sietse Van Berkel
Keep checking back:
Every Wednesday, a new clip on http://www.flatmattersonline.com
If you didn’t already know, Mates Tucek is one of the most skilled riders in the game right now. Mates can do so many tricks, and his tricktionary grows by the week it seems.
He went in a refreshing direction for this 11th episode of the FM exclusives, that showcases some of the skill I am talking about. Pulling a trick opposite, then into regular. Not something you see everyday, thanks Mates for taking the time to do this.
Whoa, we made it! Ten episodes in such a short space of time. Dan Hennig has been on a mission over the winter to get ready for the contest season, and of course we are all on lockdown after the COVID-19 pandemic shut us all down pretty much. Dan went out and dropped one of the best Flatmattersonline exclusives so far, at an awesome looking spot somewhere in Zurich, Switzerland, before he himself was on lockdown. Thanks a lot Dan for stepping up for the tenth episode, who’s got the next clip?
* In related news, who thinks I should do a 1-10 video recap of the clips so far? Let me know in the comments section. Thinking of various ideas, as we all face being on lockdown for three months….
Breaking the weekly upload FM exclusive cycle, in order to keep you entertained during the Coronavirus pandemic. Many of us are already facing total lockdown, and if not, you are about to….
Matthais Dandois got in contact with a fresh new clip, switching back and forth, front to back wheel like a mad man for episode 9 of the Flatmattersonline exclusives after being in quarantine himself for a few days.
I’m still taking in Kio Hayakawa’s amazing line on the last episode, and Matthias throws down this belter for us all. Thanks Matthias, stay safe out there everyone. And let’s use flatland to help us through this difficult time, these clips are going off!!
Events are being postponed, and cancelled it seems almost daily with the worldwide spread of the Corona virus pandemic.
Thankfully flatland can be something some of us can do in isolation, if you have a home spot or something close to that.
When I started the fm exclusives back up again, I was talking to Kio Hayakawa about producing a clip. Two months in, and Kio comes up with a clip that will make your head shake like it did mine.
The 2019 Flatmattersonline most progressive and breakthrough rider delivers us all a treat! Anyone wanna go riding after watching this?!!!
Thank you Kio for contributing, whose got the next clip?
The Flatmattersonline exclusives are becoming a thing, and Heresy rider Sebastian Grubinger just came through with a belter!
Sebastian’s riding always commands my attention, whether it is a must watch video part or a too good for Instagram clip. His riding is always fresh, and I love that he put in some work into getting this clip done for episode 7, (watch the failed attempts, the fact he shows the falls is awesome!)…
We went back and forth discussing the bar flip ride-out, as I was trying the bar backwards hang 5 to bar flip out. I got injured whilst Sebastian was trying to get this clip done, and as you can see he makes it look easy and not only that adds in an awesome ride-in that flows so well with rideout, and middle part of the line before getting to the rideout is so technical. The whole line together like that is ridiculous, and something we have come to expect from one of the best video riders in the game!
Thanks Sebastian for contributing towards the series, episode 7 is in the bag.
The response since I announced the Flatmattersonline exclusive clip will be a year award has been amazing, and already a few heads are working heavy clips for future episodes.
Who’s got next weeks clip? Episode 8 is on the horizon, same time next week….
Episode 6 of the Flatmattersonline exclusive clips features one of the smoothest young flatlanders on the contest circuit… Varo Hernandez from Madrid, Spain. I feel Varo is on the verge of breaking into that elite top 8 in the contests, and I am stoked he got involved in contributing towards this progression series of clips I have been posting every Wednesday. That last switch brakeless, is amazing!
Today, I also have a BIG announcement! (and I feel a little stupid for not thinking of this earlier…)
The line of the year award will now become the Flatmattersonline exclusive clip of the year award! It’s time to get filming, and send in your best clip.
Big thanks to Varo, for stepping up.
With so many edits dropping each year, it is so easy to overlook edits in the flatland scene and just in general actually. My following post is about a photoshoot with Yu and Ryo Katagiri, Naoto Tamaru at the Flatpark, and that reminded me with the exception of the Sensual video there really has been much of Yu Katagiri on the site.
For this weeks TBT, let’s go back to his amazing edit from 2018, hit play and get stoked and this kids talent….
As I said last week, the Flatmattersonline exclusive clips are building really well. When I started these clips back up in January whilst I was out in SF with Pete Brandt, I was honestly thinking I would get a couple of clips in, and there would be a dry patch with some weeks without content. So far, touch wood, I am five weeks into doing these exclusives again with no missed weeks at all!
These clips are for you, to document share and progress is all about motivating not only yourself, but those around you. Chris Vasileiou, like fellow Greek shredder, George Manos came through with a clip without being asked. These clips are really motivating me, and I hope you at home are getting something out of them. Chris looks like he’s riding at home, such a crazy looking spot to have, and the line he does looks like it’s over when he gets the the front scuff vadar move and then it switches back to frame stand tomahawk, via a move that was called a Scarlo Squeak back in the day.
Thanks to Chris for stepping up for episode 5, who’s got the next clip? Same time next week, or have I jinxed it and there will be a quiet week…..