The female flatland scene is growing, whether it be the contest scene or outside. New faces are appearing every year, Paula over at Rad Girls just dropped in this great annual edit from riders across the world. Good vibes and long may it continue, keep busting out ladies!
It’s been a good day for the Frenchman, Matthias Dandois who not only announced the release of his signature shoe. Matthias just took the top spot at the UCI World Championships here in Chengdu, China. Top eight make tomorrow’s final.
Huge news today from Chengdu, China. Vans have just announced the signature Matthias Dandois Vans shoe. Is this the first signature flatland shoe?
I just got a first look here in the UCI flatland area, there’s a nice flatland specific detail to this shoe. A small protective area in the middle of the shoe to protect your foot against the fork. The black and pink colourway is dope, stoked for Matthias and flatland on this one. Well deserved!
The womens class is gaining momentum at each stop of the Fise World tour, Melissa Zucchiatti was on hand to document some of the riding and once again dropped in some awesome photographs to share with the Flatland World. Enjoy!
Brandon Woldridge got in contact with an Old School gem for the weeks OSS! There are some big legendary moments in the history of flatland right here, including several potential Contest NBDs in this footage.
0:00 – Eric Evans (13 & under)
4:55 – CHASE GOUIN (!!!)
10:15 – Aaron Dull (was this the first contest Stick-B? , funky chicken whips and spinning front yard?)
14:30: Danny Meng, backwards infinity roll to cherrypicker. Early development in pivoting technique.
15:30 – Bill Neumann, pedalling pedal picker to open the run.
18:11 – David Fox (was this the first contest forward Karl Kruzer?)
24:14 – Park Carter.
26:55 – Trevor Hernandez.
32:37 – Derek Schott (was this the first contest Rollaid?).
Great atmosphere at this contest to boot, who was at this contest reading this. Lets discuss this huge part of history in the comments section.
Chad Degroot kindly sent in a whole bunch of photographs from the recent Fise “Battle of the Champions” event in Saudi Arabia. Scroll through below:
Just like last year, you can count on Mr Bizhouse himself, Shawn White to come up with the goods once again from the AFA Round 1 contest in Huntington Beach, CA. I’ve highlighted both of the top three runs from Dub, Kevin Nikulski and James McGraw, when you got time you can sit through and watch the whole event go down. Thanks Shawn for covering this for us all!
Jean William Prevost: 1:07 – 25:14.
Kevin Nikuski: 1:04:20 – 1:25:27
James McGraw: 9:04 – 33:12.
Jean William Prevóst
Matthias Dandois takes flatland to new heights, filmed in Aiguille Rouge, Les Arcs in his home country of France. 3226 m high, with a temperature of -23°C, and oxygen levels down to 62%. This is a tough task for anyone….
The full film will drop on February 18th.
During the winter months, I find myself watching more interviews than riding edits and today I came across this full length version of the James White Ride On Interview series from a couple of years ago. Almost certainly worth a re watch, Neil Waddington killed it with this video series and still does to this day.
Photo: Armand Lenoir.
Matthias Dandois has come out swinging in 2018 and just won his second Fise World contest in two weeks! Congratulations to Matthias who threw down another flawless run in Hiroshima, Japan. Viki Gomez took the second place spot, followed by Alex Jumelin! You can watch the whole finals below, and the top 3 individually.
FiseWorld Pro Finals.
Jean William Prevost
Top 3 runs.