The 2016 Flatmattersonline Year End Award Winners are….

It’s time to announce the 2016 Flatmattersonline Year End Awards! Congratulations to all the winners, and also nominees! Plenty of you voted again this year in all seven categories, making it uber tight in some categories! I will be catching up with the winners over the next week for address details, and for interviews during the next few months.

Whilst I was going through the months via the Lookback features on the site it became apparent to me that one rider in particular unselfishly took himself out of the running for the World Circuit title in order to help make our sport more credible, whilst also throwing down an incredible edit and placing well at so many events throughout the year. Not forget his running his brand as well, so like last year as I hinted when I announced the awards, there is an extra category!

Thank you once again to everyone that voted, let’s make 2017 another great year for Flatland!
Effraim Catlow – Flatmattersonline

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Giannis Caternellis – Freestyler #67

We are starting the week well, and it continues right here with Giannis Caternellis! Here’s what the man himself had to say about his 67th Freestyler series:

“The freestyler series continues… 1500 combos uploaded so far. It’s a long way to upload the rest combos of the socalled hard disk so stay tuned, the next 5 years will be interesting! thank you all for your comments and your support. This is for you all…”

Must Watch – Hidenori Ishizaki ZAI12

Hidenori Ishizaki just published his part from Akira Okamura’s Zai 12! Many of you voted Hidenori for Breakthrough Rider of the year in the 2016 Flatmattersonline Rider of Year awards, many of us are familiar with his name because of the Master of Creativity contest. As almost always with “Must Watch” edits, every combo is a highlight! Hidenori is really pushing different concepts based around the backwards facing two footed backyard, sit down and enjoy this sunday treat!

-The opening line at 0:11, that ends with a two footed backyard to opposite side gliding gerator to opposite degroot undertaker out.

-Two footed backyard turbine to backwards backyard body varial to xft peg wheelie line at keeps flowing at around the 0:55.

– Xft pedal backwards facing manual at 1:31, can’t even imagine how hard this is!

– And probably my favourite line of the edit at 1:46, gliding dump pivot xft ice cream body varial dump truck opposite side out to opposite backwards lawn mower and out!

– At 2:06 Xft backwards facing backyard half bar hop decade out!

– 2:21 one hand one footed backwards facing backyard, arms of steel!

Khalid Huerta – Soul Traveller

After a few weeks focussing on the 2016 Flatmattersonline Year End Awards almost everyday, I am playing catch up on a whole bunch of edits. If you are paying attention on attention on Instagram, Khalid Huerta who is from Mexico, currently living in Medina, Saudi Arabia. He has been slaying the back wheel some, so it’s a nice touch that we see this “Soul Traveller” edit where he teamed up with Ali Jari & Emad Manhi to introduce himself to the worldwide flatland community. Dope!