For a couple of years I would meet up with Cory Fester at the Intrikat Jam in Long Beach California, and pieces of this amazing line for the 2014 Battle in the Rockies come into my mind. I remember hours of crashing on the last switch handed fork wheelie jump through the frame to backwards halfpacker in the LBC underground, Cory’s dedication is next level! Five years on, this line is still absolutely cutting edge. Respect Cory!
Loving these short edits from the legendary KOG contests at Asakusa, heres one clip of Matti Rose flowing. The second clip is flipped, hit play…
Bobby Carter hosts the Africa BMX Flatland Expo, hit play and check out the winners. Results below. Good work Bobby and everyone involved!
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This edit brought back memories of riding the Redondo Beach Target riding spot, Brian Tunney experiments with all manner of undertaker variations. Smooth as ever!
Whilst the Fise crew were out in China, they caught up with Misaki Katagiri & Moto Sasaki to discuss their steps to success. Hit play for this one.
Episode 43 of the Space Brothers Podcast is a must listen! Kip Williamson and Chip Riggs catch up with the man behind inTRIKat, Chad Johnston where they dig deep into Chad’s riding roots, getting into making videos, pegless riding, riding for S&M and a whole lot more. This is absolutely amazing!
Matt Wilhelm revisits his old riding spot where he rode as a kid at Brandt Park in Oak Lawn, Illnois 25 years later. Great idea for an edit, and amazingly enough, Matt was in a Hoffman Bikes t-shirt back in the day already and still is in 2019. Well worth a watch!
Great edit from the Battle in the Rockies pre jam by Anthony Schneidewind from the Colorado Springs Convention Centre with a halloween theme running throughout. That’s got to be one of the biggest contest areas ever, quality riding from all levels in this one. Enjoy!
As it’s our 11th anniversary this week here on Flatmattersonline, I figured this weeks OSS would be dedicated to a run that helped inspire me during my younger years. This run from the 88 AFA Masters in Kansas was talked about for years and indeed we are still talking about here on FM in 2019. So ahead of the time, Gerry Smith! Hyped to watch this again this morning..
You can perhaps forgive me for thinking with winter hitting the “Must Watch” edits were done for 2019, but how wrong I was. Dane Beardsley, one of the most skilled and underrated riders out there in my opinion just dropped a hammer of an edit that has already made my day.
Dane’s riding always strikes a chord with me, whether it’s the thought that goes into the ride on, and ride outs, the clips riding dirt and street. You can just see he loves BMX! Anyone else feel that or just me…
From the first ride in I knew this was going to be good, great imagination on the 180 hop tp x-up smoothie lands cross handed which sets him up for the cross handed whiplash to hitchhiker whip and scuff to backwards cross handed double backwards hitch juggler into swivel boomerang to x-handed half lash position and out! The detail on the cross handed throughout was bang on, what a start!
Throw in a few trails clips, at what looks like his house! And that 360 after the last set is sweet, you can see what I am saying about Dane just loving being on the bike and enjoying all sides of BMX.
At 00:56, I am still only on my third watch and this line is definitely the hardest to describe. Dane goes from a switch handed one handed cyclone position without his foot on the back peg I might add with both wheel on the ground jump pivot to rolling lawn turbine mega spin straightens out to dump truck jump with same foot to ice cream (are you following this?) one kick to two footed backyard body varial jump landing backwards wheelie, quick half bar out! Insane jumps in this one and once again the creativity on the intro and outdo are amazing!
1:28: Multiple x-fted whiplashes shove-it one kick to multiple backwards whiplashes, perfect technique. Love this clip!
2:03, is the last line that is off the chart and no doubt years of craft to be doing this. Dump jump round to backwards rolling ice cream to rope then into backwards straddle come out opposite side g-roll to ice cream back regular rope back to straddle back opposite g-roll to ice cream jump to peg wheelie bar flip out! What an ender!
Top marks on this one from Dane Beardsley! Wow, hitting the rewind throughout the day on this one…