Repost: Must Watch – Matthias Dandois / The Flat Side Of Things 4

* Matthias Dandois got in contact this week, to let me know Flat Side of Things 4 got taken down due to copyright reasons. So Matthias loaded up his amazing section again with the raw sound. This is certainly worth a repost and of course a rewatch! In related news, Matthias let me know that Flat Side of Things 5 will drop in August and he is already three tricks into filming….

Matthias Dandois digs deep in this amazing “The Flat Side Of Things 4” filmed on the road in between shows and contests in Filmed in Paris, Cologne, Huntington Beach and Hossegor with a tripod and a smartphone.

As always with Must Watch edits I like to highlight some of my favourite parts…

00:26: the fastplant 180 line that ends with an amazing signature MD spinning switch handed one handed steam step to crack!

1:46: the body english on the pumping no handed halfpacker whip to halfpacker out just to seal the deal! Absolutely unreal, this one defies all physics!

2:54: Steam jump over frame to tea kettle glide into opposite xft halfpacker pivot spinning hitch, love the foot positioning to make the last pivot switch smoothly!

3:26: steam jump backwards spinning frame tomahawk 360 varial to crack! No words needed!

3:50: possibly my favourite line of the edit! Rolling front yard turbine no handed 360 boomerang to right side halfpacker, been waiting to see this one! Wow!!

4:10: and the banger is absolutely ridiculous. Matthias just one upped his best trick banger from the Bike days, adding a pendulum so the crazy jump from xft coasting backyard, pushing it further!

Of course all the tricks are bangers, there were a few of my favourites! Pretty sure this one will be doing the rounds for the next few weeks, top stuff Matthias! Let it be said a proper athlete, that spends his year on the road, competes at the highest level and is still pushing out the video parts and take our sport/artform up a level! Merci
Matthias, today is a great day!

22 thoughts on “Repost: Must Watch – Matthias Dandois / The Flat Side Of Things 4

  1. Ok. So now he’s pumping a no handed halfpacker. I have all limbs on and I am forcing like a mother and I get nothing. Each era has those needed phenomenal riders (i.e R.L, Aparijo, The Real McCoy, Kevin, Faris etc.) and this era has Matthias.

  2. I think I sat here for like 30 seconds still processing what is just seen before being able to write a comment.
    God damn that was a lot of tricksyness!

  3. So much funner watching him go safety off in his edits than seeing his contest runs. You always know he’s got way more stuff in his bag, and he just unleashed all that sh*t on flatland today with this one. Holy crap.

  4. So many awesome new switches and combos. When does he have time to learn all this stuff?
    With as much travel that he does it’s even more incredible he is able to ride and progress.

  5. It’s corny and probably been said, but Redbull has given Matthias wings. Or is that natural talent. When Haro picked him up, they made a wise decision indeed;& he just about doesn’t need a seat for certain tricks! Simon O’s Dvd was named Made You Look, this bloke DOES make you look! He makes flatland fun to the general public to watch, which I think flat needs.

  6. Still cant believe he stepped up that last move to an even HIGHER level ! Ive watched this several times when it first dropped . Hell , bruv…….I think I like the edit with the raw / natural sounds in it even better , love hearing tires carving the pavement , the sound of the bike / body ,while both are being contorted into switches , turbines , bar flips , etc , etc !! This is so dope …..innovative , original , freestyle with a large touch of aggression thrown in . Really shows you just NEVER know just WHAT a rider of his caliber REALLY has in his tricktionary !

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