Episode 66: Flatmattersonline Exclusive with Brent Zdrill

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We are gaining some welcome momentum back with the Flatmattersonline exclusives.
And I am particularly stoked on today’s feature, as this is sent in by a FM reader (not that you all aren’t). But, what I am saying is, Brent Zdrill aka BZ who comments the site, is actively out there doing it, and documenting and sharing his riding with us all.
It’s super nice to put a picture to all the comments on the site, and Brent comes through with a really smooth mega spin turbines peg time machine to junkyard pivot out.

Brent has supported us all with commenting on countless videos, and it’s time to return the favour. These clips are all about using “YOUR OWN” level, do you have any suggestions what Brent could do to improve this line, and perhaps Brent when he’s ready could throw in something fresh for another exclusive at a later date.
This is what happened originally with my own riding and was motivation to start the Flatmattersonline exclusives, it’s good to get your clips out there. You might get an idea yourself, and someone may chime in and suggest it.
Whatever, the case it’s super cool Brent from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada came through with episode 66. He’s a family man, missed the latter part of his 20’s and returned to riding 5 years ago after the birth of his son.
Rodney Williams encouraged Brent to step up for a clip, and now I think its time to ask Rodney to step up too and return the favour.
Thanks Brent for contributing, whose got episode 77 dropping on Wednesday?….

Episode 65: Flatmattersonline Exclusive with Todd Carter

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What’s everybody, with a spring in all our steps. It’s time to get back to two exclusives a week, flatland lifer, Todd Carter stepped up for episode 65 to deliver a super smooth switch foot ankledeath type ride in to guillotine into spinning lard yard, finishing the line with a two footed backyard pivot out at his home riding spot.
As Todd warms up for the AFA Dream run contest shortly coming up, he’s looking smoother than ever, and I’m loving the progression he’s been showing lately on his social media.
Who would have thought Mr nice guy, Todd Carter would be that guy to break the rules of a FM exclusive.
Thanks for contributing Todd, whose got episode 66? Dropping Sunday….

Episode 64: Flatmattersonline Exclusive with Gabriel Alves Gomes

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I love surprises at Flatmattersonline HQ, when it comes to exclusives. A new face to me, Gabriel Alves Gomes comes through with a banger for episode 64!
From the smooth execution on the hand scuff backyard to the no-handed gliding lard yard/gerator/dick trick (whatever you care to call it), and sealing the deal with a steep brakeless smith decade. The exit is so important in flatland, and can really finish off a nice line, and turn into a great line.
The brakeless smith when executed properly is a real riders trick, separating the men from the boys, and Gabriel out of Brazil certainly stomped his authority on this clip. Super stoked!

Thanks Gabriel for contributing, look forward to seeing more from the Brazilian shredder.
Episode 65 will drop on Wednesday, hold tight!

Episode 63: Flatmattersonline Exclusive with Joe Cicman

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It’s Sunday 6pm GMT, and time for episode 63 of the Flatmattersonline exclusives. This week we have a feature with Joe Cicman, this Joe’s third FM exclusive. Right now he has the record for the most exclusives since I started these back up in January 2020.
Forgive the pun, but “Fact or Freestyle” is this the world’s longest no-handed steam?
Fanks Joe for contributing, whose got the next clip?

Episode 62: Flatmattersonline Exclusive with TJ Perry

The Flatmattersonline exclusives are back and flowing, every Sunday at 6pm GMT is what I am aiming. The exclusives started back with a boom last week when the Women’s UCI World Champion, Irina Sadovnik came through with an amazing x-handed hang 5 to x-handed whiplash out for episode 61!

Can we get to 100 episodes I asked?

TJ Perry hit me up shortly after 61 dropped with an awesome fire hydrant step crackpacker to two footed front yard to crack 360 flapjack clip for episode 62! Great to see TJ back after a 5 year hiatus, he’s gone from riding the roughest parking lot to becoming a real estate agent and owning his own property with his own personal garage spot now making tyres last for months!

It’s great to see TJ back into riding, TJ just celebrated his 35th birthday on Friday, go show TJ some love for this awesome front wheel line. Thanks for contributing TJ, whose got episode 63?
Get in contact and send in your clip. let’s keep this going!

Episode 61: Flatmattersonline Exclusive with Irina Sadovnik

It’s been a minute since we have dropped a Flatmattersonline Exclusive, so much so that a few heads asked is it still going?!!!
The answer to that is of course yes, this belongs to you. If you have a clip, send it in. I was also in the middle of running the 2020 Flatmattersonline awards, and there is only so much time in the day to get stuff done.

We kick start the FM exclusives back up in 2021, with a few firsts for the site:

1. Obviously this is the first exclusive of the year.
2. This is the first female rider featured on the exclusive.
3. I announce a new category to the 2021 Flatmattersonline Year end awards.

Without further a due, it is time to introduce Irina Sadovnik the UCI 2019 World Champion , who stepped up to the task of throwing down the first video of the 2021. Irina reached out “Hey Effraim, I wish to put some light onto the women flatland riders out there”. I was of course down, she said was buzzing with excitement and when you watch the clip you will why.
With all of Irina’s well documented knee injuries, she is a massive inspiration for me and I am sure you at home. This line is a tough one, and the emotion she shows got me stoked.

To document share and progress, this is Flatland right here!

Thanks Irina, for stepping up. Whose got the next clip?

Can we get to 100 exclusives by the end of the year?

Photo credit: @stefan.csaky

Episode 60: Flatmattersonline Exclusive with Robert Victoria

As we go into a Tier 4 lockdown here in the UK (well most parts) it’s a good time to get back to the Flatmattersonline Exclusives! And Robert Victoria Kindly came through with the 60th episode. This is Robert’s second FM exclusive, and in this video Robert experiments with his new camera, really liked the old to the new twist with the sliding freak squeak whiplash to hitch line. Thanks Robert for coming through and getting the exclusives flowing again, who’s got the next clip?

Must Watch: James White/ Fifty Shades of White

As James White celebrates his 50th birthday, he does in it style with this amazing retrospective mix of his riding career so far, including input from the likes of Pete Brandt, Lincoln Blacksley, Amos Burke, Jesse Puente, Chase Gouin, Jason Forde, and many more. I am on the third watch now, and notice different things within his edit that had me stoked, and had me crying with laughter, straight up Flatland at it’s best!

There is only one edit to watch today!

Happy 50th birthday James!

Episode 59: Flatmattersonline Exclusive with Matt Wilhelm

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What’s up everyone?
It’s been a minute since a fresh Flatmattersonline exclusive, and today we bring it back in style with one of the best to do it… Hoffman Bikes very own Matt Wilhelm!!
This exclusive kills two birds with one stone so to speak, its been a while since I have seen any Matt Wilhelm footage. Whilst we were judging the AFA Dream run contest , it came up in conversation that Matt was down to film an episode, and today he drops a brand new line that I have never seen before.
Ice Cream turbines on the bottom bracket, and a BB Ice Cream bike flip out in brakeless style that Matt suits completely. Hell yeah!!!

Thank you Matt for contributing, whose got episode 60?

Episode 58: Flatmattersonline Exclusive with Claude Hickman

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What’s up everyone? Claude Hickman surprised me today with a fresh clip for episode 58 of the Flatmattersonline exclusives. Keeping the momentum going as we approach 60 episodes!

This is Claude’s second FM exclusive, and this is episodes features another double darkside line, this time from hitch to rear wheel backpacker, I believe they call it a fudge packer in the states (correct me if I am wrong) to peg wheelie lard yard into ice cream darkside to halfpacker. Super smooth style from CH, this comes from years of riding, skills to pay the bills.
Claude on that note has just launched his own “Flatland” clothing brand, hit him up on instagram for the tees, sweatshirt, hoodies and all that good stuff.

Thanks Claude for contributing, whose got episode 59?