A contest/jam in a subway? Grassroots Japan is the best, let’s go back to Okayama in 2004 featuring Yohei Uchino (That xft ride into crackpacker turbine at 1:58!), Akira Okamura and another rider I can’t get ID. Love this kind of footage.
So many great videos documenting the scene in Japan that either pass through the FM firewall or just never reach us. Vivaasia is one of this evideos, thanks to TJ Perry for uploading this one. Great sections and riding clips from the likes of Kotaro Tanaka, Ryoji Yammamoto, Akira Okamura, York Uno, Yoshihiro Shinde and many more. At 24:40 long, grab a cuppa and enjoy this one.
Props Groundwork is 20 years old and a certified classic in any flatlanders collection. Claybom is on it with uploads this week, I was so stoked when this popped up the other day.
Sections from Brian Tunney, Leif Valin, Brian Rybak, Chase Gouin, Dylan Worsley, Nate Hansen, Akira Okamura, Chad Degroot, Aaron Behnke, Mike S, James White, and Dan Rigby.
Love unedited contest footage, and this one from KOG Asakusa is awesome. So many styles on show, from the likes of Simon O’Brien, Ryoji Yammamoto, Akira Okamura, and more.
In this internet age it’s always nice to see some crews out there keeping the dream alive. A new Japanese dvd in the works from the Lamf Crew, peep the Mind Out Teaser right here featuring: Kotaro Arai, Yuta Tominaga, Daisuke Maja, Ryota Miyaji, Tatsuya Hori, Matthias Dandois, Keisuke Matsumoto, 1 WKO, Sho Takami, Mao Yuasa, Kenji Watanabe, Hironao Doko, Daisuke Shiraishi, MAX, Akira Okamura, Takayuki Sugisaka,
Fumito Ando, Takashi Ito.
DVD is 25 minutes long, and will come with an A5 booklet, radio binding and full colour.
Price: 2,000 yen (+ Tax)
Release Date: Friday, March 30, 2018
Sales: HIDDEN CHAMPION Co., Ltd.
“MIND OUT” Premiere & Release party supported by HIDDEN CHAMPION
2018.3.30 Friat Aoyama ZERO
2-9-13 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo AiiA ANNEX Bid. B1F.
Pinch, punch first of the month and we get off to our December posts with an awesome edit from Japan. Underground basement session styles in the November edition of the “HF Monthly 2017” series featuring Hanoi Imai, Akira “Kyan” Muramatsu, Kira Komagata, Takahiro Enoki, Akira Okamura, and Katsushi Tanaka.
A nice treat to start the week here on Flatmattersonline! I love these raw feel videos from Japan, featuring Keisuke Matsumoto (that opening backwards manual jump to to footed backyard line at 0:22!), Enoyang, Takayuki Iwate, Oni, Hidenori Ishizaki, Shiyu, Akira Okamura and many more. What a great scene in Nagoya, Japan!
It’s new years eve 2016, today it is time to lookback over what happened in the month of June. Which turned out to be a pivotal moment in the contest season.
July begun with a trip out to the annual BMX Cologne contest, Viki Gomez took the top spot followed by Alex Jumelin and Matthias Dandois. Watch Viki’s run below!
Amazing Nagoya scene edit by Yujiro Ogawa, featuring Festa, Gyros, Shiyo Orikawa, Yushi Ueda, Tomoaki Yoshimura, Hidemori Ishizaki, Yorihisa Shiota,
Syunsuke Sashimi, Akira Okamura, Yasuhiro Uehara, Yukihiro Sato, Takayuki Iwate, Keisuke Matsumoto, Hiroki Uchiyama, and Takahiro Enoki! Don’t sleep on this, so good!
Nice upload from the japanese archives today by koburi200, from the tricks I’m guessing this was filmed 1997-98 ish. Rumors has the feel of the beginning steps of the japanese scene becoming the mecca for flatland today, featuring York Uno, Ryoji Yammamoto, Hiroya Morizaki, Akira Okamura and many more.