Category Archive: Must Watch edits!

Must Watch! John Yull – Triple Brakeless Decade

This is sure to get people talking! John Yull got the last part on Dane Beardsley’s Same Thing Daily 3 DVD which has and is premiering across the globe as I posted yesterday! The Empire BMX premiere went down yesterday in Austin Texas, John just posted this amazing Triple Brakeless Decade clip, the technique tyre to tyre is incredible, his part has a whole lot more and indeed the whole dvd is! Go get it at:

Must Watch! Waldemar Fatkin – Winter session part 1

Waldemar Fatkin is without a doubt one of the most stylish flatlanders on the planet, you are never sure if he is off the bike or fully in control. You definitely don’t want to miss this Winter session Part 1, the last two whiplash lines that start around 1:54 had me hitting the rewind! Friday night treat for you all!

Bombarderos Martti Kuoppa & Viki Gomez – Flatmatters 2014 Year End Award winner / Readers Choice Edit of the Year!

With close to 300 votes coming in this year for the 2nd annual Flatmatters Year end awards, over 3/4 of the Readers Choice Edit of the Year votes going to Bombarderos! Congratulations to Martti Kuoppa and Viki Gomez, two long time friends who gave us all a real treat on September 1st!

Runner up: Alexis Desolneux – You are your path.

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Benjamin Hudson – Flatmatters 2014 Year End Award winner / Readers Choice Breakthrough Rider of the Year!

Let’s kick this off! The first category for the 2014 Flatmatters Online Year End Awards is Readers Choice for Breakthrough Rider of the Year. This award is about recognising that rider that broke through to the elite of our sport, pushing himself and rising up to the cream of crop, and arriving on the big stage.

The 2014 Breakthrough Rider of the Year by a landslide vote goes to Far East / igi rider Benjamin Hudson from Santiego, Chile! The 18 year old prodigy literally won this award by a landslide of votes!!!

Dub gave us all a small taste of Benjamin’s talent on the “Against the Current” edit back in May, but really shot to fame in his Welcome to Far East Cycles that dropped on the 5th of September.

Dub really took Benjamin under his wing during the last year or so and showed him the way. Aside from those two amazing edits, Benjamin made his way onto the international contest scene taking second place at the IOXC Contest in Semarang with his mentor taking the win, and for many of us confirming he is the real deal with a strong 4th place finish at the Battle in the Rockies contest!
The future is bright, and we all cannot wait to see what this phonemeonal talent has in store for us all!

Congratulations Benjamin Hudson, you are the 2014 Flatmatters Readers Choice for Breakthrough Rider of the Year!

Runner up: Quentin Pelorson.

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Must Watch! Gonzalo “Pola” Bellanti – “Whiplash”

Gonzalo “Pola” Bellanti – “Whiplash” from Eighties Bike Co. on Vimeo.

2015 has begun with crazy edits already, don’t miss this new edit from Gonzalo “Pola” Bellanti based around the Whiplash. Gonzalo drops some great variations like bar flip whiplash at 1:01, double one handed turbine whiplash at 2:27 plus all types of jump lash variations. I’m hitting the rewind!

Must Watch! Quentin Pelorson – Seeking – Part 2

Judging by the Year End awards voting, Quentin Pelorson made a big impression on many of you in 2014 and for good reason! Quentin is so good, do not miss this new edit! Standouts on the first watch for me were the backwards spinning version of Adam Kun’s signature no handed spinning lawn at 00:30, xft peg wheelie jump to xft spinning pedal time at 00:48, actually everything he does is a stand out, thats why this is a Must Watch!

The Flatmatters Year End Awards 2014 / The Must Watch edits of December!

Phew thats a wrap, I am done going through the year! And what an amazing year 2014 was for flatland. The deadline closes for voting tonight at 5pm GMT. I should be done tabulating all the votes for around 9-10pm, stay tuned for the nominees tonight! For now here is the month of December!

We are proud to say Flatmatters Online is 6 years Strong! To celebrate Simon O’Brien kindly let us drop his amazing new Colony 2014 edit, as he starts work on his next DVD part with Stewart Munro! Share this absolute treat, and let the world know, Simon is back absolutely killing it, look out for that ender!! Who’s excited about Colony’s new flatland line for 2015 after watching this??!!!
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The Flatmatters Year End Awards 2014 / The Must Watch edits of November!

Deadline day today for the 2nd annual Year end awards, today we go through the best videos of November and December! First things first, check out what went down in the month of November!

“It’s great to do fancy edit with crazy cameras and after effect but sometimes it definitely affects the riding quality. Matthias went back to the basic with this new edit: One tripod, One iPhone and 3 months to film the hardest tricks he can do on a BMX bike. As simple as that.”
Check this latest edit from Matthias Dandois for La Cremerie Bmx, great to see him back riding and starting to create new tricks on his bike, from the 4:00 minute especially stood out for me as Matthias pushes new tricks front and back wheel, and the last two bangers from 4:48 – no handed spinning halfpacker whip to crackpacker and backwards spinning framestand tomahawk to pendulum halfpacker! Stop what you are doing and enjoy this one!
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Must Watch! Dominik Nekolny & Pete Olsen – Xft Hang Ten Craziness!

360 Xhang10 Pivot from pgo. on Vimeo.

I can’t recall doing this before, but today I am sharing two Must Watch clips together, from opposite ends of the globe. Dominik Nekolny from Czech Republic and Pete Olsen from Canada, the common theme between the two is the Xft Hang ten and the concept of pivoting said trick that takes on two different styles, but equally originally and sky high in the difficulty department. 2015 has started with a bang!

The Flatmatters Year End Awards 2014 / The Must Watch edits of October!

Deadline for year end votes closes tomorrow afternoon at 3pm GMT, if you haven’t voted yet take a look what happened month to month during 2014 by using the Must Watch tag on the right hand side of the website. What a month October was for flatland!

Heresy just dropped a beautiful edit featuring the incredible riding of Alexis Desolneux & Sebastian Grubinger. Sevisual on filming duties, and Michael Sommer (Sonny Blake) providing the soundtrack. Click here to read more »