Must Watch: Matthias Dandois: The Flat Side Of Things 5

Where do you start? We all know Matthias Dandois is one of the most consistent contest riders to ever do it on a 20 inch bicycle.
What hit me first with this project, after all Matthias’ daily work duties for his sponsors, it’s refreshing that he keeps the hardcore sessions with moves he’s worked on for hours on a tripod setting to his personal account. This feels like it’s for the hardcore fans, I guess is what I am trying to say.

Last week, I was lucky enough to get a first look before the edit dropped a week later. You get a sense of what is to come, and I always wonder which of these moves will make it to the contest floor, it’s kinda fun trying to guess…

Matthias’ is always on point with music selection, and the Morriña Baiuca track definitely sets the tone for this edit, and I liked how these lines were not drawn out. Everything pretty much is to the point, whereas his contest runs contains longer lines. Good to see that difference for sure.

When you are that consistent, what can you throw when you try something for three hours?
Filmed over the past 8 months in New York, Paris, Geneva and Saint Raphael. As always with Must Watch edits here are some of my personal highlights:

00:51: Shove-it plasticman line, the Plasticman gets done a lot in flatland these days. Nice to see a new touch to a overdone trick. And when something is done a lot that’s hard to do..
** Flat Snitches would say it’s a shove-it no handed switch footed hang 5 however…

1:03: No handed spinning halfpacker to spinning hitch line!

3:05: Backwards no handed spinning hitch, again I like how this was left on it’s own. Straight to the point!

3:37: One handed seat grab two footed backyard pivot one handed switch foot mega spin out.

4:48: Crackpacker Double boomerang bar scoot to steam!

5:36: Rollback body varial to pendulum halfpacker!

Go watch this one, if you aren’t already. What was your favourite line? Let’s discuss this one. Time to go riding…

14 thoughts on “Must Watch: Matthias Dandois: The Flat Side Of Things 5

  1. MD bringing his next level game! This is where his style of riding really shines and we can see into the future. Loved every minute of this edit.

    • For sure man. I’ve always said it, but if Matthias gets a couple of weeks in one spot he makes a year’s worth of progress.

  2. He’s got the tricks but he utilizes them in a fashion that looks fresh and exciting. He’s not just flatlanding, Matthias has brought it full circle back to Freestlying his bike. Excellent!

  3. Brett said it perfectly , I was at a loss of words after watching this WAAAAAAAAAY outside of the box edit ! Seeing the ongoing process of Matthias , with his new style of riding takes me back to watching him , between riding myself @ the last 2019 Flatland Voodoo Jam . At one point while everyone was riding …….he was off on his own , going through alot of techniques that you see here in this amazing edit ! I stopped riding , sat on my top tube for a long while , bugging out taking it all in ……..recently I watching an edit of his by Sevisual , 2009 . This cat has done it ALL on his bike , even X-LEG stuff ! So wild how he changed , evolved , and experimented with his riding style since 2007 ! Im loving it , TIMES 7 . Truly one of the dopest to grace a bmx bike , for sure . As Big -E stated SO many ripping lines in this , and Im gonna have to RE-watch it several times over for it to really sink in . I ll also say it AGAIN……….his NO handed spinning half packer , which he has ON LOCK , bars small AND bars big , thrown in the mix , ANYWHERE in a combo ………I STILL dont think he got the proper recognition for that ridiculous move . Its one of THOSE tricks that was a total dream level move that I bet alot of riders talked about , but I dont thing anyone ever really saw someone holding , spinning THAT position for MULTIPLE circle with so much control ! Cant wait to see what else he comes up with for the F.I.S.E. finals and the rest of the year …….

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