From one greek flatlander, to another! The prolific Giannis Caternellis past the milestone of over 100 Freestyler edits a while back and just dropped episode 110 full of amazing xft pivot goodness. Well worth a watch!
No Flatmattersonline exclusive today, but we do have Varo Hernandez’s final eFise flatland run for you. Varo is one of those riders that really has stepped his game up during 2020 under the watchful eye of his coach, Martti Kuoppa, finishing 7th place in a stacked final is no joke at all. Thanks Varo for sharing this video.
Barre Neirynck just dropped an edit filmed during Quarantine, whilst the world was changing. Barre was at home making the most of the time at home, blessed with an awesome riding spot. Love the chill vibe of this edit from one of the raddest dudes in the flatland scene, Barre is an awesome dude!
I love surprises on Flatmattersonline, and this new edit from the Boss, Martti Kuoppa caught me by surprise. No hype, just a clean drop and boom! Dedicated to his daughter’s 2nd birthday yesterday.
From the opening steam kick flip crack line with bars regular and backwards you just know this is going to be a serious one.
Martti nowadays concerntrates most of his time coaching others (Terry Adams, Toon Pakphum, Irina Sadovnik) to name a few, but that does not mean he doesn’t devote any time to himself, and he demonstrates that point right here.
Incredible level of riding that few will ever reach, I did call him the Boss many years ago for a reason.
Other highlights for me:
Revisiting his classic xft half hiker pivot to halfpacker hang ten to kick flip to Halfpacker at the 1:14 mark.
2:37: Steam kick flip to hitch! Wow!!!!
And my favourite personally, inside opposite half hiker kick flip to crackpacker, abolsutely amazing! Kickflips are a route not many riders really followed for good reason, MK is one of those dudes that bought kick flips to the forefront in high pressure contests, and in the incredible video parts he has done over the years, including now this one.
Much respect Boss, this made my rainy day so much better!!!
Irina sadovnik threw down an incredible run to take second place in the AFA Dream Run online contest a few weeks back. Back from injury, and looking better than ever!
What’s up everyone? Claude Hickman surprised me today with a fresh clip for episode 58 of the Flatmattersonline exclusives. Keeping the momentum going as we approach 60 episodes!
This is Claude’s second FM exclusive, and this is episodes features another double darkside line, this time from hitch to rear wheel backpacker, I believe they call it a fudge packer in the states (correct me if I am wrong) to peg wheelie lard yard into ice cream darkside to halfpacker. Super smooth style from CH, this comes from years of riding, skills to pay the bills.
Claude on that note has just launched his own “Flatland” clothing brand, hit him up on instagram for the tees, sweatshirt, hoodies and all that good stuff.
Thanks Claude for contributing, whose got episode 59?
Erin Fricke is having quite the year, another first place to her gathering trophy cabinet, eFise, Master of Creativity and the AFA Dream Run contest. Bit late posting this as I still play catch up on a whole lot of videos and news.
What a talent Georich Cardino is, Georich stomped his way to a well deserved first place in the expert class. This kid is ready for the pro class, keep an eye out for him!
BIG news today on the 2021 One Love Jam, head honcho Darin Wright had this to say:
“OneLoveJam2021 will be delayed till March 2021. Hopefully by then the USA borders will be back open and COVID restrictions are lifted.”
We are back, episode 57 of the Flatmattersonline exclusives. It is pretty fitting today I am wearing a King of Concrete tee, ep.57 features Jean-Michel Chauvel from Guilliaume Le Conquerant over in Normandie, France just across the water from me here in Southsea, UK. Jean-Michel is a big supporter of the King of Concrete contest, and competed this year in the eFise, MOC, and AFA online contests, and I love this guys riding.
He has a unique flow to how he puts the tricks together, I would call these “pieces” of tricks put together in one clip with his unique pirouette style, that’s figure skating like. This is what flatland is all about, get out there and get creative. Jean-Michel is in his 50’s and showing no signs of slowing down, stoked he stepped up for episode 57.
Merci Jean-Michel for stepping up!!!
We have definitely slowed down as we approach 60 episodes, if you have a clip send it in. Don’t be shy, instructions on how-to take part are after Jean-Michel’s clip….
Whose got episode 58?