Must Watch: Matthias Dandois / Off The Grid

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I am so late to the party on this one, the title is somewhat ironic to me although I realise it’s a reference to Vans. Matthias Dandois is in the public eye every day, social media posts, public appearances, travelling, the list goes on and on. I often say to Matthias, I have no idea how you cope with all the demands on your life and stay at the top.
This edit is absolutely beautiful, filming, editing, tune, and the multiple backwards spinning steam line at 2:58 is amazing. Give this edit some attention today, and you’ll be stoked for your session.

Few better sights in flatland than MD doing his thing, and representing our culture so well!

Must Watch: Viki Gomez / Rise 2

RISE 2 from Viki Gomez on Vimeo.

It is the season for Must Watch edits, and Viki Gomez comes through with a banger right here. Viki has been at the top of his game for over 20 years now, that in itself is insane to think about!
Rise 2 doesn’t disappoint, we are looking at arguably the most skilled rider that uses front and back wheel, and pushes both wheels to the fullest.
The last line at 6:12 is flat out ridiculous, and there’s so much more. I will be going back over this one, again and again.

Take a bow Viki, level up!!

Must Watch: Sean Fontenot / Escapes

I am catching up on edits after a busy summer season at my work, and boy do we get a treat here. Two years in the making, battling countless ACL injuries (reference the 2 ACL supports!) and Sean Fontenot comes through with a beautiful edit with a whole bunch of NBD’s. Sean is one of the most vocal guys in our scene, but he can back it up with incredible bike skills and creativity. Let’s discuss this one in the comments!

Must Watch: Hangin’ on – A Heresy Mixtape

HANGIN' ON – A HERESY MIXTAPE from HERESY BMX on Vimeo.

Edit wise the flatland world has been quiet for a while, and then BOOM! We have been blessed with two must watch edits in a week. And boy, is this a treat from arguably the most progressive flatland team worldwide.
New footage from George Manos, Matthieu Bonnecuelle, Michael Hussey, Alexis Desolneux, Sebastian Grubinger, and Peter Olsen in a mixtape format put together by Sevisual.
It’s a winner, I will digesting this one for a while.

Must Watch: Viki Gomez / Rise

Viki Gomez / RISE from Viki Gomez on Vimeo.

It’s been a while since a Must Watch edit on the site, Viki Gomez just came through with this amazing “Rise” edit put together by Sevisual. Viki’s depth of skill, and variety is just absolutely amazing, this was filmed in two months!!
Some of you will have seen some of the footage on instagram, but there is some unseen footage to add some extra spice..

That ender…. rather than a heavy trick description. Let’s discuss this one in the comments section…

Must Watch: Moto Sasaki Private Jam

So much to love about this new “Moto Sasaki Private Jam” edit by Jimalog. After a quiet spell, it seems Spring time is here, and the flood gates are opening on “Must watch” edits, and boy this is a treat.
The big news here is Moto Sasaki got a private spot, what I love about this, is rather than keeping it to himself he’s bringing in the next generation of shredders into enjoy this blessing.
As you already will know, the riding level is ridiculous with standouts from Yu Shoji, Kio Hayakawa and the ender from Moto Sasaki!
But there is plenty more from the likes of Akihiko Takahashi, Masashi Itani, Yuta Watanabe, Ruo Hayakawa, Yuo Hayakawa, Takashi Ishida, Koh Yoshida. Nao Yoshida, and Ryuga Matumura.

This edit got me so amped to ride, thanks Moto and Jimalog for sharing this, and all the heads involved providing the feel good vibes!

This one is on repeat today!

Must Watch: Alexis Desolneux / Slow Dive

ALEXIS DESOLNEUX – SLOW DIVE from HERESY BMX on Vimeo.

It’s been a slow start to 2021 in terms of standout edits, and how Flatland needs this right now. You can count on Alexis Desolneux and the Heresy crew to come correct, and this comes as a friendly reminder as to how good Alexis really is.
Timeless flatland in slow-mo, that will still be incredible in years to come. This edit stands out as a whole piece, but if I had to pick; it’s the opposite xft whiplash pivot backwards facing whiplash at 1:51!

For me, flatland at video level really is a true art, where you get to showcase your vision and your message. This is the type of art I would show someone who asks, what is flatland?

Alexis and Heresy will save us!

Must Watch: Mates Tuček / Flatland 2018-2019

If you didn’t already know Mates Tuček is one of the most skilled riders in the game, I have had the pleasure to ride with Mates for a week straight a few years in a row. His trick depth is like that I would expect of a 50 year old man, he can do it. Just what this edit filmed from between 2018-2019, and I am sure you will agree. I will however, say the music is on mute….

Let me also say right here, congratulations to Mates and his girlfriend who just celebrated their first child together. Beautiful!

Must Watch: The Jeep Real Games Finals

I literally just posted the results from the Jeep Real Games not even an hour ago, and the final presentation of all the finalists is online already! Yohei Uchino discusses the level of riding (unfortunately not translated), but you can work out the riding!
The riding starts at the 16 minute mark with Akira Okamura, Kio Hayakawa, Ryo and Yu Katagiri, Takahiro Enoki, Hiroya Morizaki (look out for his mind blowing new whopper move to steam!), and Naoto Tamaru!

The presentation like a TV game show style, is really awesome and a fitting way to showcase some of the best contest riding I have even seen. Congratulations to Hiroya Morizaki once again and all the finalists, absolutely mind blowing level!!!

Must Watch: Austin Luberda / A.M. Sessions

It is amazing during this difficult year, that we can really see the value of flatland and how good it is for our souls and general well being. Austin Luberda has made a big impact on the US flat scene over the last few years, amazing flow and style. Recently, he and his lovely wife Anna, had their first child together, and in order to continue riding at a high level and juggle parent life Austin changed his riding schedule from the afternoon/evening to early morning session.

And the result, is absolutely amazing. Not only the riding, but the morning light is something unless you ride early mornings you won’t know what I am talking about. Let’s talk about the riding….

And in particular, I want to highlight the last two lines at 2:48 and the gliding junkyard blindside pivot to switch hand switch foot time machine breaks new ground, and opens a new door for Austin at 3:07!

This edit has it all, easy on the eye, ground breaking moves, well edited, the list goes on. I really want to see Austin on the big contest stage, keep on keeping on Austin! It’s a good day on Flatmattersonline!!