Must Watch: The Jeep Real Games Finals

I literally just posted the results from the Jeep Real Games not even an hour ago, and the final presentation of all the finalists is online already! Yohei Uchino discusses the level of riding (unfortunately not translated), but you can work out the riding!
The riding starts at the 16 minute mark with Akira Okamura, Kio Hayakawa, Ryo and Yu Katagiri, Takahiro Enoki, Hiroya Morizaki (look out for his mind blowing new whopper move to steam!), and Naoto Tamaru!

The presentation like a TV game show style, is really awesome and a fitting way to showcase some of the best contest riding I have even seen. Congratulations to Hiroya Morizaki once again and all the finalists, absolutely mind blowing level!!!

Hiroya Morizaki wins Jeep Real Games Finals 2020

Yohei Uchino just posted the BIG news of the day, Hiroya Morizaki held onto the first place spot from qualifying to win arguably the highest level contest of the year at the Jeep Real Games. Congratulations Hiro!!!
Hiroya was followed by young rippers, Kio Hayakawa and Ryo Katagiri. The video are just dropping on instagram, so get ready to have your mind blown. I will try to get some on here if possible.

Giannis Caternellis: Freestyler #112

It is crazy to think even with the injury set backs, Giannis Caternellis has had. He is still able to throw down a new edit almost every week, Giannis has unlocked the door on the controlled one footed hitched one footed backpacker. And even using his hoodie pocket, drops a no handed one footed hitch in this one, go watch this. Giannis is incredible, respect!

Merry Christmas Everyone!

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE from here at Flatmattersonline HQ!!
Christmas is all about spending time with family, it’s definitely been the toughest year I can recall! And we can only hope that 2021 is an improvement on this year….
Spare a thought for those on their own this year, if you are somewhere in the world locked down.
What flatland product have you got for Christmas? Leave us a comment and let us know…….
This is as good a time as any for the community to stick together, have a great day everyone!!

Toon Pakphum: 1st Place final run / Singha Thailand Championships

Whilst we are locked down here in the UK, it’s motivating to see some normality out there in the world. Toon Pakphum took first place with a flawless run at the Singha Thailand Championships this week, not many live contests this year. So… enjoy this amazing run. Dialled, that MK Format work is paying off….

Matthias Dandois: Unlocked Down / A Midnight Cruise in Paris

I’m a bit late posting this new beautiful new edit by Matthias Dandois, directed by Pierre Blondel, photography by Vincent Perraud. Here’s MD had to say:

“Paris is the most visited city in the world and is always full of energy and surprises.
The streets that were once full of cars, tourist and pedestrians suddenly became quiet and empty in November.
From the Champs Elysées to the Eiffel Tower and going through Montmartre or Paris Opera house, It made a perfect playground for BMX riding and some never-seen-before footage in the French capital who fell asleep.”

Time to vote: The Flatmattersonline 2020 Year End Awards!

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.
I am sure you can agree. It’s been a strange year, no one could predict the Covid 19 pandemic would turn our world upside down? 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 the Year
Edit of the Year
Most Progressive Rider
Outstanding Contribution
Line of The Year (based off the FM exclusives only)

Reader Choice:
Rider of the Year
Edit of the Year
Most Progressive Rider
Contest Run of Year
Breakthrough Rider of the Year

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Episode 60: Flatmattersonline Exclusive with Robert Victoria

As we go into a Tier 4 lockdown here in the UK (well most parts) it’s a good time to get back to the Flatmattersonline Exclusives! And Robert Victoria Kindly came through with the 60th episode. This is Robert’s second FM exclusive, and in this video Robert experiments with his new camera, really liked the old to the new twist with the sliding freak squeak whiplash to hitch line. Thanks Robert for coming through and getting the exclusives flowing again, who’s got the next clip?

FLAT SYSTEM 003: Jason Plourde

Jean William Prévost interviews his first guest on FLAT SYSTEM ; Jason Plourde. Both spent a lot of time in China and JW asks him about his experience in flatland, riding flatland, what comes after flatland, his injuries, his time in china and what was the craziest thing that ever happened to Jay . We also talk about his signature frame and bar through Reklamation Bikes and what he is up to nowadays. Go ahead ans follow him on ig : @thy_jasonest and his clothing brand he just started : @nobl3monk3y.

Must Watch: Austin Luberda / A.M. Sessions

It is amazing during this difficult year, that we can really see the value of flatland and how good it is for our souls and general well being. Austin Luberda has made a big impact on the US flat scene over the last few years, amazing flow and style. Recently, he and his lovely wife Anna, had their first child together, and in order to continue riding at a high level and juggle parent life Austin changed his riding schedule from the afternoon/evening to early morning session.

And the result, is absolutely amazing. Not only the riding, but the morning light is something unless you ride early mornings you won’t know what I am talking about. Let’s talk about the riding….

And in particular, I want to highlight the last two lines at 2:48 and the gliding junkyard blindside pivot to switch hand switch foot time machine breaks new ground, and opens a new door for Austin at 3:07!

This edit has it all, easy on the eye, ground breaking moves, well edited, the list goes on. I really want to see Austin on the big contest stage, keep on keeping on Austin! It’s a good day on Flatmattersonline!!