Jeep Real Games Final

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It’s a good start to 2022! The Jeep Real Games final show just dropped a few days ago, with Yohei Uchino once again at the helm. Congratulations to Hiroya Morizaki taking the win for the second year in a row followed by Viki Gomez, and Naoto Tamaru.
The flatland segment starts at 33:30, don’t miss this!!!

The 2021 Flatmattersonline Year End Awards Nominees Are…..

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Hello everyone!

It is time to announce the nominees for the 2021 Flatmattersonline Awards. Congratulations to all the nominees in both editorial and reader categories. Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote, we had a late surge of votes this year.

Flatmatters!

Effraim Catlow

EDITORIAL CHOICE NOMINEES ARE….

RIDER OF THE YEAR.

Yohei Uchino.

Kio Hayakawa.

Matthias Dandois.

Viki Gomez.

Terry Adams.

MUST WATCH EDIT OF THE YEAR.

Matt Wilhelm Until We Ride Again.

Viki Gomez Rise 3.

Heresy Mix tape.

Sean Fontenot Escapes.

James White System Overload.

BREAKTHROUGH RIDER OF THE YEAR.

Takato Moriya.

Ren Oshima.

Julian Baran.

Dan Hennig.

Varo Hernandez.

BRAND OF THE YEAR.

Nous BMX.

Heresy BMX.

IGI BMX.

Colony BMX.

Viking BMX.

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION.

To be announced Sunday 30th January.

READER CHOICE NOMINEES ARE…..

RIDER OF THE YEAR.

Matt Wilhelm.

Kio Hayakawa.

Viki Gomez.

Pete Olsen.

Varo Hernandez.

EDIT OF THE YEAR.

Matt Wilhelm Until We Ride Again.

Heresy Mixtape.

Sean Fontenot Escapes.

Viki Gomez Rise 3.

Moto Sasaki Jam.

FEMALE RIDER OF THE YEAR.

Erin Donato.

Leticia Moda.

Irina Sadovnik.

Louise Seigneur.

CONTEST RUN OF THE YEAR.

Joris Bretagnolles Battle in the Rockies qualifying

Kio Hayakawa UFL Round 3.

Hiroya Morizaki Jeep Real Games.

Kio Hayakawa Never off Battle.

Yu Shoji Jeep Real Games.

LINE OF THE YEAR.

Yu Shoji Jeep Real Games First Trick.

Pete Olsen Upside Down Walkover.

Yu Katagiri 360 Bikeflip Chimera Games Final.

Kio Hayakawa – Our BMX Nora Cup ender.

Hiroya Morizaki Real Jeep Games Final.

Winners announced: Sunday 30th January.

James McGraw: Better with Age

James McGraw from James McGraw on Vimeo.

I am so late to the party posting this one, I can almost hear the gnashing of James’ teeth for Colorado. The title “Better with Age” is a bold one, but I have to agree Mr McGraw shows no sign of slowing down. Worth highlighting a few things that I was stoked on!

Standouts:
-The no handed switch b jump to junkyard at 00:46!
-Ice Cream pivot switch b rideout with no scuff at 1:34!
-Pedal Time pedal pivot to junkyard line at 2:54, all in a FM tee no less….
– And my favourite, the banger at 3:13!

Enough of my descriptions, go watch this one if you haven’t already, Sorry this took so long to get online James!

2021 DownUnderGround – Australian BMX flatland championships

Looking forward to grabbing a cuppa and watching this one, always entertaining to watch and listen to the guys discuss the riding.

“2021 DownUnderGround, the Australian BMX flatland championships number 13 was a video only contest due to travel restriction within Australia. This made organizing a national contest problematic. For whatever reason the number of riders who entered was smaller than past years even though the concept was changed this year so riders could submit multiple clips in their video up to 2 ½ minutes. We did get two new riders entered into the beginner class that we have not seen in an Australian flatland competition, this was super rad. As we did for last year we invited the judges, Paul Chamberlain and Joe Cicman and James McGraw, to offer commentary, competition run reviews and general banter on the final video.”

Yuo Hayakawa: Welcome to IGI

Yuo Hayakawa is a young shredder from Nagaoka Niigata, Japan. You may be familiar with his older brother Kio, who has made his mark on the World scene from the confines of his indoor spot, well his younger brother, youngest of three brothers/riders is following in the footsteps of his two older brothers and really showing us the depth of his bag of tricks in this Welcome to IGI Edit!

Welcome to the Next generation!!!

Must Watch: MATSUDO YEAR END JAM 2021

The first Must Watch edit of 2022, and it’s no surprise it comes from Jimalog’s latest!
What it must be like to be blessed with what certainly looks like one of the best flatland scenes in the world, great riding spot, variety of tricks on show, riders supporting each other, the list goes on. Whatever you like, it’s here!

Great riding from Akihiko Takahashi, Masashi Itani, Yu Shoji (don’t miss his clips!),
Takahiro Ikeda, Shuichi Osada, Kazuma Nakajima, Takuji Kasahara, Nariaki Kudo,
Hidenori Ishizaki, Takahiro Enoki, Shinichiro Hara and Hiroya Matsumoto.

Yu Shoji’s clips stand out in this one, not to mention it is so good to see some fresh Shuichi Osada footage!

My day is made!

Time to Vote: The Flatmattersonline Year End Awards 2021!

Hello everyone!
It’s that time of year where we celebrate another amazing year of flatland, and honour the winners with a medal in each category.
This year I decided to switch a few of the awards up and most noticeably add A Female Rider of the Year award.
Womens Flatland is arguably the area of flatland I see growing the most especially in the last year with events such as Flatqueens really helping to showcase new talented riders. I’d like to honour these women, rather than myself vote I’ve passed that one over to you the readers.

I am sure you can agree. It’s been another strange year, the Covid 19 pandemic has continued to cause Havok and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere fast?
I ask the question once again, Are contest results albeit online as important with how you vote this year? What really matters to you? The video parts? What riders are doing for others, the list goes on.
You have plenty of time to vote, work your way through the year and see who’s contributing throughout the year, or who’s had that banger part that inspired your own personal riding. Everyone has different opinions, which is one of the many things that makes flatland so special.

Without further a due, it’s time to start researching and digging back through the year at what’s gone on throughout this crazy year.

Who is going to win the awards this year, it’s definitely going to be interesting…

Editorial Vote:
Rider of year
Must Watch Edit of year
Outstanding Contribution
Breakthrough Rider of year
Brand of the Year

Reader Choice:
Rider of year
Edit of Year
Female rider of year
Contest Run of Year
Line of Year

How do you vote?
Send your votes through to: effraim@flatmattersonline.com – entitled Flatmattersonline Awards 2021.

When’s the Deadline for voting?
Voting closes Sunday January 16th.

Nominees announced:
Sunday January 16th.

Year end award winners announced:
Sunday January 30th.

Please note:
Voting only counts via email, and you must vote in each category to be eligible. Plenty of time to go through edits over the new year, and look back via the site on the highlights of the year that will follow over the next few weeks, take your time and good luck and most of all enjoy the process of voting!

Flatmatters!

Effraim Catlow.