Episode 12: Flatmattersonline Exclusives with Renz Viaje

Featured

It’s that time of the week…

Renz Viaje comes through with Episode 12 of the Flatmattersonline exclusives. Renz links the ever popular ice cream bike flip into a front wheel line with a savvy style at his backyard riding spot over in the Philippines. Isolation is alright for some. Thanks Renz for contributing!

Whose got the next clip?

The Flatmattersonline Exclusives: 1-10

Featured

What’s up everybody?

I hope everyone is safe and well at home during this really difficult time. A couple of people shared the idea to post the first ten clips on one edit to look back over, and during this lockdown period. I have plenty of time to kill, so here are the first the clips that started back in January of this year.
These clips have become a thing, and I am really stoked on the reaction to doing these. Thanks to all the riders that taken part so far and shared their progressive lines with all of us.

Shoutouts to:

Pete Brandt
Sietse Van Berkel
George Manos
Bobby Carter
Chris Vasileiou
Varo Hernandez
Sebastian Grubinger
Kio Hayakawa
Matthias Dandois
Dan Hennig

Keep checking back:
Every Wednesday, a new clip on http://www.flatmattersonline.com

The Terry Adams & Martti Kuoppa Flatmattersonline Interview

Intro/Interview: Effraim.
Photos: Martti Kuoppa, Terry Adams, Robby Klein, The Agency Photo.

To be coached is relatively a new thing for flatland, some people I have talked to frown when I mention this, others see value and results in being coached (if you are competing). Martti Kuoppa, is as far as I know, the first flatland coach in our history, that uses his personal experiences from years of commuting at the highest level to help others improve their contest riding, and thus…. results.

It was no accident, Martti Kuoppa is one of the most successful contest riders in flatland history, his preparation was in-depth and gruelling, and when you team him up with one of the current most successful riders on the contest scene, Terry Adams the mind boggles at the potential….

Terry Adams combined forces with Martti Kuoppa during the latter part of 2018, ending the the 2019 season with a very respectable 4th place at the UCI World Championships in Chengdu, China.
I wanted to know more, and get into the in’s and out’s, what can Terry Adams, one of the most consistent contest rider get out of being coached to improve his performances I wondered?

Grab a cuppa, sit down and take in this really insightful interview with two of the best riders to do it. Welcome to the Martti Kuoppa & Terry Adams Flatmattersonline Interview….

Continue reading

Matthias Dandois: What Does It Take? / Episode 1 with Danny Macaskill

Matthias Dandois just launched his own podcast, with the help of Red Bull. For the first episode of the What Does It Take podcast, Matthias went to London to meet Danny Macaskill. He sat down to talk about Danny growing up in Scotland, being a bike mechanic, having success from one day to another, trying tricks hundreds of time, having multiple injuries, spending days to film a trick, working on the craziest projects, dealing with fear.

Matthias also spent the day riding, and having lots of fun with Danny in London.

Watch the video here:

Martti Kuoppa launches MOC Industries

Plenty of positive news at the moment, Martti Kuoppa just launched his own parts brand under the Master of Creativity label, with a view to giving back to the progression of flatland! So far, he has his signature 33/45mm stem, pegs, and bars that come in 8,5″, 9″, 9,5″, 10″ sizes. Head over to the MOC site, link below.

https://www.mocbmx.com

Episode 1: Breaking Down Jean William Prevost’s No Man’s Land Part

I’ve been procrastinating over this idea for the last two years, and this Episode 1 of my Breakdown of Jean William Prevost’s Must Watch “No Man’s Land” part is intended to give a bit of insight into what goes on in my brain, when I decide what is a Must watch part on Flatmattersonline. Being on lockdown has certainly given me more time to get things done for the site…

Find this interesting? Let me know in the comments section, thanks!

Irina Sadovnik: The Flatmattersonline Interview Part 2

Intro/Interview: Effraim.
Photos: Sevisual, Rob Alton, Alex Lang Photo..

Great reaction to my Part 1 Flatmattersonline Interview with the first Women’s UCI World Champion in Flatland, Irina Sadovnik. I know I have said it before, the interviews are a lot of work, and probably what I enjoy producing the most, and this two part interview with Irina was no different. But it has been a whole lot of fun getting to know her, over the last year or so, and I felt the whole flatland community needed to hear her story. Thank you for all the positive feedback from Part 1 last Friday…. Let’s get into Part 2, it’s a good one and well worth a read whilst your on lockdown….

Continue reading

Matthias Dandois: Covid-19 BMX Workout

Matthias Dandois has had a workout routine the past 3 years that has helped him become a better BMX rider, preventing injuries and most of all staying in good shape which has enabled him to perform at the highest level consistently. As almost everyone is on lock down for the Covid-19 pandemic, now is as good a time as any to share this…