UK Flatland Championships – 26/27th September

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The UK Flatland Championships are just a few weeks away, yesterday I met up with Matti Hemmings to iron out the last details, and its all setting up to be an awesome weekend in Birmingham on the 26/27th September! Stacks of prizes to give away, flatland workshops planned, we will begin confirming Pro’s shortly. 1k up for grabs!

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BMX Adventure Jam in Nagoya Japan!

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BMX ADVENTURE 2015 from Kazuki Kawanishi on Vimeo.

Check this great edit by 17 year old Kazuki Kawanishi from the BMX Adventure Jam at Ikeda Park in Nagoya,Japan featuring Hiroki Uchiyama, Takayuki Iwate, Hiroshi Uehara, Takahiro Enoki, Koh Yoshida, Hiroki Iwata, Yoshinori Ai, Yasuhiro Uehara, Tomokazu Morinaga, Tomoaki Yoshimura, Kotaro Tanaka, Naoto Tamaru, Tsutomu Kitayama, and Hiroya Morizaki!

Real City Spin Highlights + Jean William Prevost Interview

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The Montreal Gazette covered the Real City Spin last weekend, hit the link to their website for some great coverage from this amazing event, including a nice lifestyle/riding interview with the man himself Jean William Prevost aka Dub!

http://montrealgazette.com/sports/highlights-from-realcityspin-bmx-flatland-competition

Battle in the Rockies Video Contest Deadline 2 Weeks away!

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Just a friendly reminder, we have two weeks to go till the deadline of the 2015 Battle in the Rockies video contest closes!

Battle in the Rockies 2015 is going to be off the chart! Once again we are back with the unique opportunity to win a free flight to the BITR contest on November 6-8th in Denver, Colorado!

This year we are switching it up a bit, and adding an AM class into the video contest, as well as Pro Class, with one spot available in each class!

AM Judging criteria plus format:

1 x 1 minute run unedited, no music.

Degree of Difficulty
Consistency
Variety of tricks executed.

AM’s Please note: If you bringing all of the above, plus originality we may bump you up into the Pro class!

Pro Judging criteria + format:

1 x 2 minute run. (no editing- no music)

Originality
Consistency
Degree of Difficulty
Aesthetics (Lot of details in flatland as you know, we will be looking at set up time between tricks, repetition, excessive scuffing, pumping, dead time in tricks and so on)

Please note: Bring a surprise element (we would like to be surprised – like whoa rewind that!). This is a video contest and should be treated as such, show something you wouldn’t go for in a contest. We are not looking for your contest run, we want to see something we haven’t seen you do before as well as you can perform it – take a million tries if you like to get the best you can do in time period, this is not a regular contest.

Video contest open to everyone!

Deadline for entries: September 15th.

Entries to:

You can post your entry to the BITR Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Battle-in-the-Rockies/807573005930930?fref=ts

or send to Flatmatters as you normally would a video for FM publishing: effraim@flatmattersonline.com

Good luck to everyone!

Jason Forde – How to pump G-Turns/Turbines

HOW TO PUMP G-TURNS 1WM from 1WMBMX on Vimeo.

Nice how-to turbine edit out of 1WM’s Jason Forde, heres what Jay had to say:
“Create the same movement, create the same rhythm and you will master this technique. It is very important to travel backwards because this is where the pump is and how most of the power is produced.”

Williams Perez – USA Trip 2015

Williams Perez USA 2015 from Williams Perez on Vimeo.

Tight edit from Williams Perez’s trip to the USA with great footage from VoodooJam Contest and Georgia, and Atlanta! The opening back wheel lines in a tight looking riding spot are so good,also features Yohei Uchino, Dez Maarsen, Matthias Dandois and more, definitely hit play!