Must Watch – Brandon Derbowka / 2018

It takes a lot to move the Heresy Tour video off the top spot here on Flatmattersonline today. You just know when you hear the name, Brandon Derbowka that this is going to be really good and this does not disappoint.

Right from the off, working a really tight indoor riding spot, 00:05 a straight version of Martti’s xft hitch full body varial. Starting opposite xft Karl to opposite xft hiker to backwards backpacker for a second literally pivot regular side xft hitch, beautiful. Literally everything hits hard in this edit, so this might be a long description. But I wanted to show this video some deserved love, so bare with me.

00:18: Xft opposite halfpacker pivot hitch pivot regular side xft halfpacker, how he flips that hitch to xft from an almost straight angle is amazing!
00:47: Xft whiplash to xft hitch jugglers, crossing his feet regular and opposite on each rotation of the juggler, watch this one again and again. So technical!
1:14: Might be my favourite line of the edit, xft half hiker to halfpacker pivot opposite xft hitch and he comes out straight (that’s the key point), to opposite backwards backpacker switch hands regular backwards backpacker pivot xft half hiker to the Martti Kuoppa xft hitch body varial this time in circles! What a line, difficulty levels off the chart here, wow!
1:47: Xft half hiker pivot to halfpacker bars straight pivot xft hitch xft whiplash switch leg to regular xft halfhiker pivot halfpacker pivot opposite xft hitch! Are you following all this?
And the final move, that I wish to highlight because it’s so damn technical! At 2:15, opposite Karl entry to opposite backwards backpacker hitch to regular side backwards backpacker pivot xft half hiker uncross leg switch to opposite xft half hiker backwards backpacker pivot xft hitch out!

What an edit, I realise today the Heresy edit will get a lot of attention, but do not sleep on this one. Holy shit! Take a bow, Brandon Derbowka this is truly inspiring!

13 thoughts on “Must Watch – Brandon Derbowka / 2018

  1. unbelievable
    pure crazyness right there
    I had to wait few min to actually be able to try to find accurate words to exprim the level of jawdropping I just experimented, but that’s not enough actually

  2. We need a collaboration video edit of Brandon Derbowka and Stephen Hearn. Can somebody get these guys together? Would be awsome!

  3. Dude can do like 10 no handed whiplashes, and a no handed hitch hitchhiker. He is a legend.
    This edit further proves that.
    Stunning. I imagine Dom, Martti, and Kevin Jones will enjoy this one. This is not new school Flatland. This is super hard Flatland.

  4. Obscure , Mates , Paul said it best ! Ive watched this like 8-10 times . I worship X-LEG skills , to me , like one of the most impossible concepts ever created in flatland ! Hell bruv …..I remember just rolling a simple steam this way ..FEATHERING , hahaha. My dia compe nippon was barking , hahahaha. I clean my brake pads with windex , haha. Still do to this day . I can watch ANY X-LEG links ALL day / night ! Theyre SO tech , high -level and HAAAAARRRD , the kind of combos that just hammer out the BEST edits , like THIS edit , or hammer out FIRST place contest victories , AND the respect of riders worldwide ! I still cant believe him just casually nailing THESE kind of lines……….He could use ANY of these AGAIN in M.O.C. 2019 , and WIN it , for real with the difficulty level in EVERY combo ! RESPECT , Brandon . X-LEG riding is to me the TOP / ELITE level of riding . Riding to THIS jam of Bowies ……..TOO good ! I loved THAT movie .

  5. STILL watching THIS edit in 2020 ……..DAMN STRAIGHT , son !!!! Bmx flatland @ its HIGHEST level . ZERO filler , B.S. , chaser , or f-kn around ……….when I wanna show an old school bmx comrade ……just HOW flatland has PROGRESSED , and HOW insanely DIFFICULT it KEEPS getting ………I look no further than THIS . EDIT . RIGHT. HERE. His link @ 1.08 to 1.35 MINUTES…….NUFF SAID !

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