That moment of triumph, is worth all the failed attempts. Khaled Huerta, keeps on entertaining us all with his long front wheel lines, good stuff Khaled!
Isolation sure doesn’t seem so bad when you have a backyard riding spot like Art Thomason does. And, Art puts it too good use in this new edit, digging the Cliffhanger double peg to peg boomerang to cliffhanger at 00:31 from the opening line. There’s so much more to boot, go watch this one!
What’s up everybody?
I hope everyone is safe and well at home during this really difficult time. A couple of people shared the idea to post the first ten clips on one edit to look back over, and during this lockdown period. I have plenty of time to kill, so here are the first the clips that started back in January of this year.
These clips have become a thing, and I am really stoked on the reaction to doing these. Thanks to all the riders that taken part so far and shared their progressive lines with all of us.
Sietse Van Berkel
Keep checking back:
Every Wednesday, a new clip on http://www.flatmattersonline.com
Great progression from Iñigo Arroyo Gutiérrez in the last couple of years, and Iñigo just hot me up with this compilation of riding footage from his social media over during 2019/2020. Plenty of front and back wheel pivotry to get you motivated in this one!
The date is unknown on this event, AFA Tampa 1989/90 is what I’m working with. If you are reading this, let me know in the comments. Jay Jones, what a rider. This guy brought a lot of style to flatland, before I even knew style was a thing. Watch this amazing run, double backwards whiplash to forwards rope, switch handed hang nothings and more, Jay ruled!
“The most BMX one-handed time machines in 30 seconds is 45, achieved by Takahiro Ikeda (Japan) at Oasispark, JAPAN.”
* Editors note: I would call this a lung spin, nevertheless, who has more than 45 circles in 30 seconds, that’s going to be tough to beat.
Loving all this archive footage thats coming out from the legendary King of Ground contests. Today, we have footage from 2003 and a rider called Higaki. Glass smooth front wheel styles for days, so many rad techniques in these KOG edits.
Hands up if your jealous more than ever of those riders with a home spot to ride. Nick Watts is one of those riders that always commands my attention, love the peg boomerang to Messiah line at 00:31. But there is so much more, and all with a smile on his face. Good to watch this right now, thanks Nick!
Photos: Martti Kuoppa, Terry Adams, Robby Klein, The Agency Photo.
To be coached is relatively a new thing for flatland, some people I have talked to frown when I mention this, others see value and results in being coached (if you are competing). Martti Kuoppa, is as far as I know, the first flatland coach in our history, that uses his personal experiences from years of commuting at the highest level to help others improve their contest riding, and thus…. results.
It was no accident, Martti Kuoppa is one of the most successful contest riders in flatland history, his preparation was in-depth and gruelling, and when you team him up with one of the current most successful riders on the contest scene, Terry Adams the mind boggles at the potential….
Terry Adams combined forces with Martti Kuoppa during the latter part of 2018, ending the the 2019 season with a very respectable 4th place at the UCI World Championships in Chengdu, China.
I wanted to know more, and get into the in’s and out’s, what can Terry Adams, one of the most consistent contest rider get out of being coached to improve his performances I wondered?
Grab a cuppa, sit down and take in this really insightful interview with two of the best riders to do it. Welcome to the Martti Kuoppa & Terry Adams Flatmattersonline Interview….
2:12 of more lost footage from the incredible Mateus Beckmann, the second edit from this talented Brazilian in a week! This episode, contains both flat and street footage. The switch foot pedal 5 ender at 1:52 stood out to me in this one.