The 2018 Flatmattersonline Year End Award Winners are…..

It’s that time, thanks once again to everyone who voted in the 2018 Flatmattersonline Year awards and a massive congratulations to the winners and everyone who got nominated. In my opinion, if you get nominated you already won. But, as always there has to be a winner. Let’s get into this, first up the editorial votes then the reader choice. Medals will be sent out once I return from my trip to the One Love Jam, so I will be in contact with the winners over the next week or so.

Editorial Vote:

Rider of the Year:
Winner: Jean William Prevost
Runner Up: Matthias Dandois

Edit of the Year:
Winner: Jean William Prevost – Puro Flat #2 Spring
Runner Up: James White – Stop the World

Most Progressive Rider:
Winner: Jean William Prevost
Runner Up: Sietse Van Berkel

Outstanding Contribution:
Giannis Caternellis completing his 100th episode of his freestyler series. What an amazing contribution to flatland not only in 2018, but the last couple of years hunting this amazing achievement down. Thank you Giannis.

Line of The Year:
Winner: Jean William Prevost – 3:52 End Rodeo Line from Puro Flat 2 Spring.
Runner Up: Sietse van Berkel – Final Round Entry from Master of Creativity 2018.

Reader Choice:

Rider of the Year:

Winner: Jean William Prevost
Runner Up: Sietse van Berkel

Edit of the Year:

Winner: Jean William Prevost – Puro Flat 2 Spring
Runner Up: Denes Katona – Rolling Stone

Most Progressive Rider:
Winner: Jean William Prevost
Runner Up: Sietse Van Berkel.

Contest Run of Year:
Winner: Dominik Nekolny BMX Cologne Finals
Runner Up: Jean William Prevost Fise Chengdu Finals

Breakthrough Rider of the Year:
Winner: Sietse van Berkel
Runner Up: Julian Baron

Brooklyn Flatland Contest FT Ross Smith – Summer 1988

Brooklyn Flatland Contest – Summer 1988 from Henry Wagner on Vimeo.

Before we get into the awards later on today, let’s go back! Check this Old school flatland contest on the streets of Brooklyn. From the Summer of 1988. The highlight is a great run by Ross Smith at the 10:35 mark, and all plenty more Ross footage in the post contest riding from the 16:10 mark. Other riders: Rich Vasquez, Chris Wilkes, and more.

Flatland Immersion Podcast 3

Dusty Tweedhope is on it with Podcast updates right now and why not, it is winter and there is plenty to talk about. The third episode in the Flatland Immersion Podcast series is now online, listen to this one below and join the facebook page and the discussions and help Dusty out! The third episode discusses the FM year end award nominees…

Flatark 2019 Date Confirmed!

Big news today, Yohei Uchino and the Arkleague crew held a press conference yesterday to announce and confirm the date for Arkleague, will include Flatland of course (Flatark), Skateboarding (Skateark) and Breakdancing (BreakArk). 27th April is the date and this year it is being held at in a different city, Samukawa, Kanagawa Japan. More news as I get it, but this is the first big contest of the year!

Landscapes 3 Coming Soon!

DVD’s are pretty much a thing of the past with regard to flatland, nevertheless the nearest thing to it is the Landscapes project that Simon O’Brien and Stewart Munro and re now 2 projects now and nearing completion of the third. Would you like to be involved in the mix section? Read on..

How to be part of my new video project!
Would you like to be part of the ”MIX section” ?

1. The clips must be 1920 by1080 or 4K HD 30P to 60P NTSC format.
2. Send the clips via a file hosting such as Dropbox or WeTransfer
3. Send the link to hendrabmx@hotmail.com or my inbox of this page.
4. If the clip is not the right format it will not be used!
5. Expert to Pro level of riding please.

Introducing the Flatland Immersion Podcast!

Exciting news today, Dusty Tweedhope has just started a new Flatland Podcast. Dusty is two episodes, with the first episode a “Mic Check” test type of deal, and the second episode discusses 10 years off Flatmattersonline. Great to see someone else contributing regular content to Flatland! Great job Dusty, link below .

https://directory.libsyn.com/shows/view/id/flatlandimmersion?fbclid=IwAR0KFPOP8GsJywyLeIxadfCm3w4DOKbFSwcJTPpdFX1Pbh_a9a_BZDyQ-OY

“After a year of contemplating, and a couple months of work, Flatland Immersion Podcast is up and live!

It’s a podcast about all things flatland, and a place where positivity and good vibes can team up with the type of riding that we all work so hard at every day. General chat and current events going on in our scene, as well as music and general good humoured banter, I hope you check it out.

It’s available for free to download in the iTunes Store, and I am currently working on posting to more platforms as well.

Check out my Flatland Immersion Facebook page, and get in on the episode chat! I look forward to hearing some feedback!

Peace!
Dusty.

The 2018 Flatmattersonline Year End Award Nominees are…

Hello everyone!

Great response to voting this year for the 2018 Flatmattersonline Year End Awards, this really is a labour of love for me and my chance to really give back to the content that I post throughout the year and also reach out to you the readers of Flatmattersonline. Thank you to all the readers that took the time to vote, this years voting was really interesting. A definite shift towards how you decide and who you vote for. Let’s get right to it..

– Effraim Catlow / 10 Years of Flatmattersonline.

Editorial Vote:

Rider of the Year:

Matthias Dandois

Yu Katagiri

Jean William Prevost

Alex Jumelin

Sietse Van Berkel

Edit of the Year:

James White – Stop the World

Benjamin Hudson – Done Deal

Matthieu Bonnecuelle – Riding Waste

Jean William Prevost – Puro Flat #2 Spring

Denes Katona – Rolling Stone

Most Progressive Rider:

Jean William Prevost
Sietse Van Berkel
Alex Jumelin
James White
Yu Katagiri

Outstanding Contribution:
TBA ON ANNOUNCEMENT DAY.

Line of The Year:

Austin Luberda – 3:05 from the Autumn Flow edit.

Jean William Prevost – 3:52 End Line Puro Flat 2.

Yu Katagiri – Bikeflip line at 3:00 from the Yu Katagiri 2018 edit.

Sietse van Berkel – Final Round Entry from Master of Creativity 2018.

Dominik Nekolny – Best trick from Sport Zone contest.

* Go back and search and watch these! Incredible…

Reader Choice:

Rider of the Year:

Yu Katagiri

Ryo Katagiri

James White

Jean William Prevost

Sietse van Berkel

Edit of the Year:

Jean William Prevost – Puro Flat 2 Spring

James White – Stop the World

Denes Katona – Rolling Stone

Yu Katagiri – 2018

Joe Cicman – The idea in brief

Most Progressive Rider:

James White

Sietse Van Berkel

Ryo Katagiri

Yu Katagiri

Jean William Prevost

Contest Run of Year:

Dominik Nekolny BMX Cologne Finals

Jean William Prevost Fise Chengdu Finals

Ryo Katagiri BMX Cologe qualifying

Dominik Nekolny Hungarian contest

Yu Katagiri BMX Cologne Finals

Breakthrough Rider of the Year:

Mates Tucek

Sietse van Berkel

Julian Baron

Austin Luberda

Kio Hayakawa

Year end award winners announced:
Friday 11th January.

Must Watch – Matsudo Year End Jam 2018

2019 has begun with a bang, 4 days in and already two Must Watch edits to get you inspired! I am a big fan of the Jimalog edits, and this 2018 Matsudo Year End Jam edit filmed on 29th December at Matsudo, Hall 21 of Forest in Chiba,Japan hits the spot!

With an amazing list of riders, Akihiko Takahashi, Masashi Itani, Yu Shoji,Takuji Kasahara, Takumi Matsumoto, Moto Sasaki, Takahiro Ikeda,Yasunari Ishijima, Takahiro Enoki, Kazuma Nakajima, and Kenji Mori.

As with all Must Watch edits, let’s get into what’s so great about this one!

2:18: Takahiro Enoki, Xft carved hitch crazy pivot to backwards backpacker backwards whiplash out, I still rewind this one after three rewinds already. Timeless move!

2:37: Takahiro Ikeda, been waiting to see Takahiro do the pedal time machine walkover decade to one kick greater into a line without laying bike down and he gets it done here and finishes the line with a time machine variation I have never seen before. Unreal technique!

6:42: Takahiro Enoki, 6:42 and Takahiro hits a dream line of mine, opposite dump ride in, pivot xft upside down ice cream pivot backwards two footed dump pivot opposite xft cream! Just beautiful!

7:30: Moto Sasaki, what a mad line to finish a wonderful edit from Jimalog. Hang ten pivot to xft crackpacker turbines (hard enough) out to xft steam pivot jump to right side pumping halfpacker carved in circles into backwards pumping halfpacker in circles into backwards one footed spinning halfpacker step through to spinning hang ten out! Ridiculous!

As well as the amazing lines from everyone, this edit has a feel good factor about it. Friends together, riding, sharing, supporting. What a start to the year, big up Jimalog and all the riders for this treat! Award nominees announced later, it’s a good day!

 

Master of Creativity 2019 registration is now open!

Martti Kuoppa has been busy organising the annual Master of Creativity online competition that truly pushes the progression of flatland, the website is now ready and registration is now open! If you are looking to sponsor an event, this might be the one for you!

https://www.masterofcreativity.com