Throwback Thursdays – Carhartt Flatland Jam 2001

This weeks TBT is dedicated to the Carhartt flatland jam that went down at the Jugendpark in Koln, Germany. Featuring so much amazing riding still to this day from the likes of Hiroya Morizaki, James White, Phil Dolan, Alexis Desolneux, yours truly Effraim Catlow, Chad Degroot, Lee Musselwhite, Matti Rose, Frank Lucas, Michael Sommer, Michael Steingraeber​ and many more., Throwback gold today on Flatmattersonline​ this morning. I took a lot out of watching this one back and sure you will do too!

Heresy – South Of France Tour

This past September, the Heresy crew chose to embark on a week tour in the south of sunny France where they also filmed their last team video “GROUP ASPHALTANIC RITES”, and took part in jams with the locals in Bordeaux, Toulouse and Montpellier. Good vibes throughout, plus head over to the DIG BMX website for the story and photos.

https://digbmx.com/videos/heresy-south-of-france-tour

Must Watch – Group Asphaltanic Rites / Heresy BMX

GROUP ASPHALTANIC RITES from HERESY BMX on Vimeo.

This morning I woke up in Monument, Colorado to a special treat from the Heresy BMX family. It is almost goes without saying that many of you will not even read this description before hitting play on the video, that’s the hold and respect the Heresy crew have on the flatland community.

The flatland team seems to be a thing of the past for the most part so it’s great that Alexis is able to continuing growing the team adding Pete Olsen to the team who totally fits the HSY aesthetic, and this summer Pete joined Michaël Husser, George Manos, Sebastian Grubinger, Matthieu Bonnecuelle, and head honcho Alexis Desolneux for a summer tour around various spots in Southern France. Combine that with that amazing work of Tom over at Sevisial who captures the chemistry and aesthetic of the brand and in turn whets the appetite somewhat.

From the opening triple backwards two footed backyard walk around by Pete Olsen you just wait in excitement like a little kid as to what is next to follow. The subtle change to colour was almost a nice touch in my mind, as with all Must Watch edits and particularly edits like this I like to highlight what I loved about it.

1:00 & 3:34: Sebastian Grubinger’s lines throughout are absolutely amazing. He and Pete are really pushing the backwards style in this edit and generally and it’s so good now they are repine’ the same brand. Like I said before, the fit makes sense.

4:09: Loved Michael Husser’s whiplash to two footed frontyard round the bars line is so good, and look at the dust on the ground. Even more amazing, loved the style.

5:09: Matthieu Bonnecuelle has so many nice intricate moves throughout the edit, especially loved this g-turning switch foot whiplash jump to pedal manual 180 out to jump off pedals switch foot fakie whiplash and out. The variety between each team members styles are really refreshing throughout.

5:26: One of my favourite lines of the edit, one that myself and James McGraw called out when we first watched the edit this morning, Sebastain’s gliding gerator g turned to backwards two footed backyard half backwards decade off the pedal. Subtle, but such a treat!

The shove pedal 5 line that George Manos drops at the 7:06 is absolute poetry in motion.

And the ender, x-up ride in to brakeless straddle roni from Pete Olsen is so point. Another masterpiece from Heresy, who deserve all the plaudits they will get from this edit I am sure. This is flatland and that is why we love it. Big up everyone involved in this production.

Throwback Thursdays – Worlds Portimao 1998

An absolute belter from the archives for this weeks Throwback Thursdays that was originally filmed by Colin Smith and later edited by Claybom from Brazil. Great riding from the likes of Martti Kuoppa, Andrew Faris, Day Smith, Phil Dolan, Michael Steingraber, Akira Okamura, Marton Szilagyi, Alexis Desolneux, Effraim Catlow, Nathan Penonzek, and many more, this is a good watch!

Across – Heresy BMX

ACROSS from HERESY BMX on Vimeo.

You can always count on Heresy for something a little bit different than the norm, this time round we have Sebastian Grubinger taking care of the flat lines: (Look out for the insane line Sebastian drops at 00:53) and Alexis Desolneux taking care of the street lines whilst they were together in Vienna recently. I got a real skateboard type feel to this Heresy edit this time round, great job from Tom Sevisual for capturing what these guys do!

inTRIKat – Infinite Pieces, 2000

I’ve truly been waiting for Infinite Pieces to be online for years, and today is great day! Stop what you are doing, grab a cuppa and enjoy this classic from 2000 by Chad Johnston. Featuring: Martti Kuoppa, Matt Wilhelm, Nathan Penonzek, Terry Adams, Chad Johnston, Morisake Hiroya, Kotaro Tonaka, Dan Rigby, Erin Donato, Simon O’Brien, Jorge Gomez, Phil Dolan, Thomas Ebeling, Michael Steingräber, Frank Lukas, Ulrich Kittel, Matti Röse, Alex Jumelin, Hammadi Lotfi, Alexis Desolneux, Jimmy Petitet, Gabe Weed, Ryoji Yamamoto, Kent Pearson, and yours truly, Effraim Catlow. Thank you Kala Yasuda for posting this ono;one, you made my day and i’m sure many others!

Heresy – 2015 Flatmatters Awards Brand of the Year Interview

Intro/Interview: Effraim.
Photos: Matt Coplon, Sevisual.

Welcome to the second in the series of interviews with the winners of the 2015 Flatmattersonline Year End awards. Over the past few weeks I caught up with Heresy head honcho, Alexis Desolneux to get his thoughts on winning the year end brand award, the team, what’s behind the HY brand and so on. Without a further a due, let’s get this started…

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Good Vibes Japan 2015

Grombar just dropped this amazing “Good Vibes” edit with plenty of unseen footage outside of the Flatark contest at the infamous Meriken park in Kobe Japan. Great riding from the likes of Benjamin Hudson, John Yull, Kevin Nikulski, Russia, Alexis Desolneux, Paul Chamberlain, Balu, Dez Maarsen, Jeremy Brosset, James McGraw, Jim Cavanaugh, Dustyn Alt,Yu Shoji, Alberto Moya, Mo Rich, Yuichi Ill Tamiya and many more! Good vibes indeed, loved this! Thanks Omar for posting this!