Category Archive: Must Watch edits!

Must Watch! Moto Sasaki / Zai Furutuwamono Part

This is incredible! Don’t miss Moto’s Zai Furutuwamono part, the spinning karl on pedal combo at 1:10, and the mind-blowing balance point on Moto’s two footed spinning pedal backwards karl to steam at 2:44! Hitting the replay right now!

The Must Watch edits of March!

Already so many amazing edits this year, and as Springtime has just kicked in for many of us the number will surely only rise! Take a rewind on our Must Watch picks for March!

- Effraim

Dub was working on this at the guru jam and now has it down! Amazing balance point on this two footed death truck on the pedals! Dub is always pushing so theres no telling where this Forklift move will head? You definitely don’t want to miss this one!

FRESH from James White on Vimeo.

On March 7th, James White dropped an absolute banger on the flatland world! It is fair to say at the ripe age of 44, James dropped the best edit of his riding career! Later that day I shared a birthday beer with the man, not a bad way to spend my 40th birthday! Hit play on this way again, the body varial xft ice cream and that last move. Sexy flatland!

So many new whopper related bangers in this monthly edit from the incredibly talented Mateus Beckmann, the standout for me however is the 180 backwards peg wheelie half cab to steam line at 3:23! Don’t miss this one!

Like Mateus, Shintaro keeps on the incredible path of progression he’s been on it is seems particularly the last few months, one of my favourite riders for sure and maybe yours! Theres so much technicality to his riding, around half way Shintaro switches to a front brake, enjoy the edit!

The month ended with Adam Kun and Sevisual Tom combining to bring you this banging “Welcome to Kunstform” edit filmed in Cali! The half cab half whopper step with the same foot to pedal 5 at 2:17 had me hitting the rewind a few times just to figure what was going on, and there is a ton more! This is a real treat!

Must Watch! kunstform?! International Pro Team- welcome Adam Kun!

Adam Kun and Sevisual Tom combine to bring you this banging Welcome to Kunstform edit filmed in Cali! The half cab half whopper step with the same foot to pedal 5 at 2:17 had me hitting the rewind a few times just to figure what was going on, and there is a ton more! This is a real treat!

Must Watch! Shintaro Misawa – day by day – Mar 2014

day by day -Mar 2014- from Shintaro Misawa on Vimeo.

What a great day for edits! Shintaro keeps on the incredible path of progression he’s been on it is seems particularly the last few months, one of my favourite riders for sure and maybe yours! Theres so much technicality to his riding, around half way Shintaro switches to a front brake, enjoy the edit!

Must Watch! Mateus Beckmann – My Style – Part -1

Just yesterday I was wondering to myself, we are about due another Mateus Beckmann edit. And bang this morning here it is, as always this kid is pushing hard! So many new whopper related bangers in this one, the standout for me however is the 180 backwards peg wheelie half cab to steam line at 3:23! Don’t miss this one!

Must Watch! James White – FRESH

FRESH from James White on Vimeo.

Incredible new edit from Whitey you do not want to miss! So much new stuff not a scuff in sight, I have to hit rewind again!

Must Watch! Jean William Prevost – The Forklift

Dub was working on this at the guru jam and now has it down! Amazing balance point on this two footed death truck on the pedals! We tried to post this video yesterday, hopefully it stays up this time. You definitely don’t want to miss this one!

The Must Watch edits of February!

The Must Watch edits of February!

Last years Flatmatters Online Editorial Choice for Rider of the Year and Readers Choice for Most Progressive Rider came through with an amazing edit for his Awards Interview! And by the looks of it right now he is continuing his personal progression at an amazing rate! There is so much to rave about but the backwards manual whopper out at 1:07 and the hang five pivot xft steam pivot circle k at 1:40 is incredible!

You may remember this from Waldemar’s and Ivan’s Autum Bicycles joint edit last year, it is certainly worth showing on its own! This decade drop is beast!

This guy right now! Shintaro continues his daily jedi training, skills to pay the bills. Watch and note the execution and skill of the man! Just amazing!

This is just beautiful start to finish! Peter Olsen takes the less is more concept to new levels in this banging new edit! Hit play already!

Riders: Moto Sasaki – Adam Kun – Gabe Kadmiri – Bo Wade – Zunwu Zhou – Terry Adams – Bobby Carter.

Filmed: Long Beach, Zuma Beach, Newport Beach, Santa Monica, San Diego, Hollywood, California.

This is such a great scene edit, capturing a beautiful time in Cali! Hit play if you haven’t already!!

Mateus Beckmann – The Flatmatters Online 2013 Awards Interview

Intro/Interview: Effraim
Photos: Mateus Beckmann.

Last year there was something wonderfully pure about Mateus Beckmann sharing his progression with the flatland world. It turns out his amazing progression led to 34 videos. Mateus deservedly grabbed the Editorials Choice for Rider of the Year and Most Progressive Rider of the Year by a landslide! Mateus stepped up once again to bring us a new “Must Watch” video with his new tricks to go with this interview! Enjoy!

Firstly, congratulations Mateus you got my vote for Rider of the Year as well as readers vote the progressive rider of the year! From my perspective, producing 34 progressive videos throughout the year, with contributions every month made you the clear winner, you are motivating riders worldwide consistently all year! What an amazing year for you, how do you feel firstly about winning the awards?
Thanks Effraim. Win the award-winning ‘Rider of the Year’ and ‘progressive rider of the year’ is truly incredible. I am very, very happy for that. At first I really did not expect something like that, when I saw my name next to the names of my idols in Flatland I really was very happy. Is strange win of riders that you get inspired… Thanks Effraim and all!

34 videos in one year is incredible, such amazing progression last year, do you film every time you ride?
I had no idea I had made 34 videos in 1 year!
No, I only filming when i have a lot of new tricks, or sometimes when I’m very close to hitting a difficult trick.

I saw your flawless run during the Overground series last year, and I see the World Circuit will come to Brazil this year, will you be competing in this contest and other contests this year? What is your mindset towards contest riding?
Yes, I made a good run in Overground Series of simplest tricks.
Yes, I’ll try to go in all competitions in Brazil this year.
My mindset for the next riding contests is to make original tricks, some of my tricks( variations whips and decades) and some long combos too, I know I can actually do good tricks in competitions.

You have been doing a lot of decade/whopper variations recently, what I call one hit tricks, super hard! How do you see your riding progressing, are you just out there learning whatever comes along?
Decades / Whoppers variations are really my favorite tricks, are tricks that have not yet been very explored, there are still many variations of whoppers to create.
I like a trick, so I try to do this trick, maybe so my progress. ALWAYS TRY TO LEARN THE TRICKS THAT YOU LIKE :)

What are your plans for 2014?
Participate in all competitions in Brazil, participate in contests outside Brazil if I get sponsors.. Keep riding and progressing.

Your videos have inspired every flatlander at some point last year. I see that you ride at a skatepark, are you inspired by other types of BMX and other sports, such as skateboarding and so on?
What really inspires me is just in BMX Flatland and BMX Street. I like riding BMX Street with my friends, it’s great fun.

More recently your edits (i.e 2014), I noticed you are riding without a chain, why is that?
Yes, problems with my Freecoaster.
For the Master Bikes have only frames (SAMPA), forks, and bars. Freecoasters are too fragile to tricks jumps/whoppers.

Any final thanks/shoutouts Mateus?
Effraim Thanks for the interview.
Thank you Family & Friends.
Thanks Master Bikes,SAMPA BMX, Marcos Paulo de Jesus (Pig), Ederson Ferreira, Casa dos consertos.

Keep Riding!

Related Links:

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Ivan Makushev – Decade Down Stairs!

You may remember this from Waldemar’s and Ivan’s Autum Bicycles joint edit last year, it is certainly worth showing on its own! This decade drop is beast!

http://www.flatmattersonline.com/must-watch-waldemar-fatkin-ivan-makushev-flat-street-whatever