The Viki Gomez 2016 Flatmattersonline Year End Interview

Intro/Interview: Effraim.
Photos: Ali Bharmal/Flatark photo: Jason Halayko.

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When you put all the pieces of the “flatland pro” puzzle together, you wouldn’t be far wrong to call Viki Gomez the “finished article”. All bases are covered, winning contests worldwide, video parts with brand new tricks, rides shows across the globe, travelling constantly representing his sponsors, not to mention running Brand of the year, KGB. We all of course know Viki won the editorial, and readers choice for Rider of the Year in the 2016 Flatmattersonline Year End Awards plus contest run of the year for his final run at the BMX Cologne contest, it’s time to catch up with the man himself.

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Last Times with James White!

Interview: Effraim.
Photos: Mark Holland, James White.

So when I had the idea to start out the “Last Time” feature again I was running with the train of thought to feature a rider you might not expect me to run with for the opening article. I had some good feedback from Gabe Weed’s LT. For the second feature, I was thinking more along the lines, who should I have already interviewed already? That person is the godfather of UK Flatland, Mr James White! Every Last Times feature is unique to the person, plenty of inside jokes in this LT! Hope you all enjoy!

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Alexis Desolneux : Heresy for hire

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Photo: Matt Coplon.

Writer, and rider Roy Christopher became a fan of Heresy a few years back like we all did, bought the bike and had to know more about where Heresy came from and much more. Head over to Roy’s website for a nice interview with Heresy Head honcho, Alexis Desolneux.

http://roychristopher.com/alexis-desolneux-heresy-for-hire

Moto Sasaki – Inspire

MOTO SASAKI from inspire on Vimeo.

Moto Sasaki met up the crew at Inspire to talk about how he got into riding, making the move to competing at international competitions, winning the Nora Cup twice, and battling a reoccurring hernia injury and much more. This is a fantastic, intriguing documentary with one of the best to ever touch a 20″ bike.

Giannis Caternellis Flatmattersonline Interview Part 2

Intro/Interview: Paul Chamberlain, Todd Carter, Rodney Williams, Effraim.
Photos/Trick descriptions: Manthos Ekteman & Giannis Caternellis.

Part 1 of the Giannis Caternellis Flatmattersonline interview caused a positive reaction on the site a few weeks ago. Rather than ask all the questions myself, I discussed with Giannis about asking a few riders to chime in questions. This second part of the interview is focussed on questions from Paul Chamberlain, Todd Carter and Rodney Williams, let’s do this!

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Giannis with a move he calls the Michelin.

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Giannis Caternellis – The Flatmattersonline Interview Part 1

Intro/Interview: Effraim.
Photos/Trick descriptions: Manthos Ekteman & Giannis Caternellis.

Hello everyone!

It’s hard to believe that it’s been over a year since the last in-depth Flatmattersonline interview, but that sadly is a true story!
Many of you in the comments section of the site have requested an interview with Giannis, around that same time period people were asking, I was already putting wheels in motion to make that happen. Who better to bring back the interviews than Giannis Caternellis!

Who is he, where is he from, what is he all about, what’s his background? During the last 3-4 months that it took to put this together I have tried to dig as deep as possible into questions that I felt would get into Giannis personality and find out more about Giannis that I came to realise whilst making this interview, is a purist. He lives and breathes flatland, as a rider and as a fan, it’s no secret that putting these interviews is my favourite part of publishing FM. Grab a cuppa and enjoy this. Let’s get into this part 1 interview!

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George French – Ride On Interviews!

I am a big fan of Neil Waddington’s Ride On Interviews, you may recall the James White interviews earlier in the year. George French is infamous for his innovative G-Sport products and nowadays works for Odyssey! These interviews (in three parts so far!) are pure gold! Enjoy!

Ride On talks to George French (part 2) from Neil Waddington on Vimeo.

Ride On talks to George French (part 1) from Neil Waddington on Vimeo.

Martti Kuoppa & Viki Gomez – The Kuoppa Gomez Bikes Interview

Intro: Effraim.
Photos: Kai Kuusisto, Martti Kuoppa, Viki Gomez.

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The KGB Soulrider frame has just dropped, it was time to catch up with two of the best flatlander riders of all time, Martti Kuoppa and Viki Gomez and talk about the new frame, and the return of Kuoppa Gomez Bikes. Hope you all enjoy the interview.

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Zach Shaw – Ride on Interview Part 3

A big part of making the iBMXff World Championships at NASS include flatland was this guy, Zach Shaw! And in this Ride On Part 3 episode he talks a lot of home truths, about invite contests, the older riders giving back, and a while lot more! This most definitely worth a watch, thank you Zach and Neil Waddington for tanking the time to share this with us all!