Welcome back, it is that time of the week.
And this episode has been a long time coming as far as I am concerned, episode 36 features myself (Effraim Catlow).
This year has been a battle not only with the pandemic, and my riding spots being locked up, but also injuries. And being on lockdown helped me actually to recover, looking on the positive side and all that.
One of my old riding spots from the late 90’s is now my daily riding spot, right on the seafront here in sunny Southsea.
I am happy to start progressing again, after easing back into riding for a month or so, I’ve had two good months getting back riding five times a week when the weather allows.
Riding at the Canoe Lake basketball opened my eyes again to using a bigger space, and different ideas come to my head as a result.
If you follow my riding over the years, you know I am play around a lot with cowboy flips, and besides progressing at tricks. I have been working on my technique, trying to get smoother by watching how my body moves in the tricks. The less the better other than functional movements of course.
I recently learnt to dump into hitchhiker from a cowboy flip rather than carving into a half hiker after the flip, and once I got that…
I said to myself, flip out and that’ll be a FM exclusive. Here it is, back on the progression hunt.
Today we have a nice exclusive courtesy of Stewart Munro and Simon O’Brien, Aaron Frost’s part from Landscapes 3 filmed by Jim McKay. Love the frustration and hard work that this section communicates, and Aaron’s ender is super good!
You can read my review of Landscapes 3 below if you missed it!
It’s that time of the week….
Episode 35 of the Flatmattersonline Exclusives with French ripper, Ludovic Lefebvre. Ludovic comes through with a knee roller, that hurts my knees watching it. Love the hideout as well to this, so smooth. Thank you Ludovic for contributing….
Another day, another upload from the MK Format camp. Todays MK Format WhatsApp battle features Oleg Efimov vs Toon Pakphum.
Coach, Martti Kuoppa commented: “This is proving to be very effective style of practicing full runs because similar sensation to contest nervousness is created.”
Hit play, and check this out….
It’s that time of the week, two exclusives a week. And we show no signs of slowing down at all, Rich Slezak stepped for episode 34 of the Flatmattersonline exclusives.
Rich is originally from the Czech Republic, and made the move over to the east coast of the US from an early age. Rich grew up in the New England flatland scene, nowadays Rich lives in LA.
It has been great the last few years to see Rich riding at the One Love Jam, and put a picture to the face I used to see in text from the Radazine, eWire zines that Kieran Chapman used to make.
Riding wise, Mr Slezak flows a nice back wheel line at the Renondo Beach riding spot he probably looked at in Freestylin’ as a kid, funny how things work out.
Thanks Rich for contributing, who’s got episode 35?
The episodes keep flowing in, thank you so much to everyone who has helped keep these exclusives flowing along nicely since it’s inception, and the pandemic. Episode 33 features Ramon Lopez, from Puerto Rico who flows through a nice triple whiplash to messiah into cliffhanger for us all. Thank you Ramon for stepping up!
It’s time for the Flatmattersonline exclusives, episodes 21-30. Check out the new timestamp feature on the videos, where you can scroll through the video and see the listings as they happen. Thank you to Joe Cicman, James White, Brett Downs, James McGraw, Romulo Guerra, Thiago Baby, Lindsey La’akea, Art Thomason, Amos Burke, and Bryan Huffman for all contributing!
Welcome back to Flatmattersonline exclusive clips, today we feature British ex pat, Paul Chamberlain. Paul made the move down under, as he was reaching pro level here in the UK. When Paul left, due to our small scene, you really noticed Paul’s absence from the UK scene. Not only with his riding, but his enthusiasm, and general charisma.
I’m only always stoked when Paul comments on the site, and puts in his two cents, it was likewise great when he contacted me with a clip which he commented he learnt during the pandemic.
Paul comes through with a nice switch foot backwards ice cream pivot to two footed dump truck for the 32nd episode, thank you Paul for contributing.
Intro/Interview: Effraim. Photography: Matthieu Metivet, Simon Warsan, Jean-Francois Boulianne.
This past winter, Jean-Francois Boulianne made his travels south to Peru and Colombia to avoid the harsh cold Canadian winter.
No one could have anticipated the Covid 19 pandemic that was to follow, and JFB has held onto this edit for a couple of months.
When Jean first hit me up with the edit, I asked what he had been up to during the winter, as I had seen a few posts on social media and was curious what his story was, and he seemed to be away from home for a long time.
After a few conversations back and forth, it became apparent to me that I should showcase this amazing edit a little differently than your normal Must Watch video breakdown.
Without further ado, it’s time to learn a little more about Jean’s travels and enjoy this edit, as the story goes deeper than just tricks, and captures for me what BMX is all about….
The X Trials back in the 90’s were the qualifying events to be in the X-games. In 1999, I flew out to the states for two months to compete in the X Trials in Louisville, and Richmond Virginia. I was beyond stoked to make it to the 99 X games on the first attempt in Louisville, Kentucky behind Jason Brown R.I.P. and Trevor Meyer. Great to watch this back today!