As we approach 10 years of Flatmattersonline, one of favourite things about running the site is not knowing what is coming up content wise each day. This morning I came across this contest footage from Japan entitled “Kimero”. I know nothing more but the riding is self explanatory.
This week has already been awesome for content here on Flatmattersonline, and it continues right here with a beauty from the summer Vancouver flatland jam. A couple of riders travelled from FISE in Edmonton over to Vancouver for the flat jam and enjoyed some wicked sessions the day before the jam. The first day the crew rode the circle spot which is small but overlooks downtown Vancouver. On the second day everyone travelled by ferry to Victoria, on Vancouver Island, and rode a couple cool spots including one on top of a mountain and in a forest. Lot of flatland history from Vancouver, Canada. Stoked to see this today!
Riders: Jean-William Prevost, Hidenoi Ishizaki, Percy Marshall, Tall Pall, Greg Pratt, Francois Debroux, Cory Fester, and Joey Kyllo.
Filming credits: Francois Debroux, Percy Marshall and Joey Kyllo.
Good vibes from Nantes, France and a fresh new edit from Dwix for today. The jam took place a few weeks back in a great hall called “Les Machines de l’île.”
Riding skills from Charles Paty, Gilles Laurent, Dwix himself, Fred Page, Malo Tostivint, Robson Luiz & Kalix Jouanneau. Heresy came through with the prizes, big up!
A lot of history with amazing riders coming out of Vancouver, Canada. Matej Ceska just dropped this awesome edit from the annual Flatland jam that went down on July 21st featuring Cory Fester, Miyuki Dezaki, Francois Debroux, Percy Marshall, Billy Gordon, Joseph Kyllo, Nelson Yeo, Tall Paul, Jamie Macintosh, Hidenori Ishizaki, and Jean William Prevost.
Lachlan Cameron and friend threw down a fall flatland jam at Barre skatepark, before winter kicks in and got a nice turnout. Brandon Fenton, Paula, Wade Nelson (old school rider), Freddy, Dave, Matt and Aaron Wright, Lachlan, Erin Fricke, (not shown in the video as she had a hurt wrist) all came out for a jam. Hit play, get motivated go and organise a jam in your area and get everyone together.
The weekend is almost here, and here is a nice feel good jam edit from the recent 4th Tariflat jam in the Alps at Annecy. Tricks, challenges, cheese, food and beers. Lots of riders came this year from Lyon, Grenoble, Zurich, Paris and more.
Autum bicycle helped out with parts and support and The Roster for the delicious burgers!
Jay Marley just hosted the annual Labor Day Flatland jam in Pearl Harbour, Florida. Local Tv Station, 10News WTSP got involved and hooked up with Jay, Terry Adams, Tyler Gilliard and a couple of other dudes for a bit of pre jam hype including the presenter attempting Hang 5’s.
Much like a Tom at Sevisual edit, Jimalog over in Japan commands the same kind of attention and respect where you go and watch the edit immediately. You already know this Over 40’s jam edit from Chiba, Japan is amazing. Great vibes, respect for each others riding space, variety in riding styles, bangers, it’s all here!
I am always curious what other people take out of edits that I have described, so lets hear it in the comment section. Happy friday everyone, it’s time to ride!
Many of you will know Bobby Carter made the move from LA to Hawaii, this move seems to have fuelled the fire within Bobby and he’s giving great things back to flatland and the culture. The Aloha Jam being his first offering I’ll be catching up with him real soon to talk about the jam, for now enjoy these short one minute edits that capture the vibe perfectly. Aloha jam anyone??
Text/Photo captions: Sebastian Grubinger.
Photos: Peter Provaznik.
Edit: Tom Sevisual.
Good people bring good vibes and this is so evident from this years Vienna Jam. BMX and flatland needs more of this level of event. Look at all the smiles and good times from Tom Sevisual’s Vienna Jam edit above and Sebastian’s repo below. Big respect to Sebastian for putting this event on and helping grow flatland at a grassroots level whilst on a big stage.
Dustyn Alt killed it all weekend long. Winning the Best Trick on Sunday and collecting plenty of euros during the cash for tricks jam.
What a weekend, but let’s start from the beginning …
It’s been 8 years ago when voices got louder that it’s time for a Flatland Jam in Vienna. It didn’t take long and an already closed BMX Shop and I organized a small jam. Nothing special, just some fun contests like Hang-5 slalom, some goodies from several BMX companies and time to jam together. The main goal was to bring people together and have a good time. From this time on it happened every year …
Now, 8 years later, I got the chance to organize the Vienna Jam at one of European’s biggest bike festivals. The “Bike Festival Vienna” happened for the 20th year in front of Vienna’s city hall on the „Rathausplatz“. It has over 100 000 visitors on the weekend and shows all kind of bike sports.
Vienna Jam 2018. 35 riders, 14 nations. An amazing weekend for Flatland.
Sietse van Berkel. On and off his bike is amazing. And you should see him teaching flatland to the kids.
Akos Bordas representing Hungary during the cash for tricks and the best trick contest.
But now about the weekend …
Friday the Vans Vienna Pre – Jam went down on Vienna’s local spot „Heldenplatz“. Already a lot of riders showed up and spent the evening together riding and hanging out. A very promising start into the weekend.
Saturday all started with Flatland workshops. Viki and me offered everyone who’s interested to ride a BMX bike and try some tricks. To be honest I didn’t expect so many people and I have to say a huge THANK YOU to all the riders who helped out. Workshops were scheduled for 2 hours but it happened to be all morning. Anyway it was a blast to see kids riding and trying their first tricks! The future is bright!
Mates Tucek impressed everyone with his mind blowing x-ft skills.
Around noon more and more riders arrived and started to rock the spot. The „Cash for Trix“ Jam late afternoon turned turned out to be huge: 35 riders from 14 nations. We had 500 Euros in small bills to give away and everyone, from beginner to pro, was killing it while DJ Preddy was spinning his 45s.
Right after the Cash for Tricks Jam all the riders moved from Rathausplatz to Heldenplatz to throw down the biggest jam I’ve ever seen on my home spot! Amazing vibes.
We ended the day at a local pub with around 20 riders – cheers!
Dustyn Alt mid best trick winning line.
Again, after a few hours of workshops on Sunday morning, everyone got ready for the Best Trick Contest. 1,5 minutes for each rider to show the best combo or trick. Price money for top five (700, 400, 200, 100, 100).
19 riders from 11 nations took part and everyone rode amazing! Some landed the combo first try, some in the last second. A huge audience was amazed!
Dustyn Alt took the win. He started the Contest and had to leave right after his 1,5 minutes to drive back 6,5 hours to Germany to go to work. Second place went to George Manos, followed by Gilles van de Sompel. Wolfgang Sauter and France Granic placed 4th and 5th.
Again the day ended on Heldenplatz with a big jam … well and for some of us later in the same pub as the day before 🙂
Showing his talent not only on Belgium TV, but also at the Vienna Jam. Gilles van de Sompel.
I can’t thank all of you enough who came to Vienna and made this event and weekend so special! You all rule!
The Vienna Jam will be back for sure – I don’t know when and I don’t know where but I promise, the main goal, like 8 years ago, will be: bring riders together and have a great time riding BMX!
Viki Gomez at the Vienna Jam for the second year. Here, mid death truck line.