Repo: Battle in the Rockies Day 5

Text: Effraim.
Photos: Effraim, Art Thomason.

Day 5 of the trip, it’s Friday. The build up to the contest is getting real, everyone is moving just that one step faster. We woke up to sunny skies again, and I wondered if I would get through this annual trip to Colorado without seeing the snow. James, Todd, Will Redd, and Bill Nitschke started to talk about making an edit for the week, of the best clips, but needed an intro. After much laughter, James started playing the Geto Boys “Damn it feels good to be a gangsta”, next thing the house and the cars outside made it feel like a movie set. It started the day off continuing the great vibe that’s been here all week in Monument.

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Flatland Manifesto #1 2001

The archive keep coming, another great blast from the past today that many of you might have seen but need to. Shane Neville did an amazing job with Flatland Manifesto, issue 1 has great coverage from the La Revolution contest in Toronto, Houston Texas scene repo, Art Thomason, How to pinky squeak with Cory Stratychuk, and a amazing Anaheim B3 contest edit: look out for the xft hitch backwards backpacker line from Martti Kuoppa at 32:34 mark that just keeps going. 16 years later this still rules!

Texas Flatland Roundup X – Pro Class Highlights

Sweet highlights edit by Rad Dad to check from last weekends Texas Flatland Roundup contest in San Antonio featuring James McGraw, Dax Wolford, Will Redd, Art Thomason, Diego Tejada, Adam DiClaudio and EZ Chris Anderson.

Texas Flatlanders Demo – Jan 2016

Texas Flatlanders Demo – Jan 2016 from art thomason on Vimeo.

The Texas Flatland crew made up of Art Thomason, Andy Guerrero, Adam DiClaudio, Kelly Baldwin and Cesar Calderon threw down a flatland show at Grace Community Church somewhere in Texas recently. Hit play for this one.

Lookback: June 2015 – The Flatmattersonline 2015 Year end awards

Summer time is here in June, often one of the best months of the year for content, quality edits and plenty of contests going down down across the globe. Take a check back on what went down this year….


There aren’t enough scene edits anymore, so today I was stoked to find in my inbox this awesome Texas Scene edit entitled “We are” featuring just about everybody who makes up the Texas Flatland scene from Art Thomason to Ruben Castillo to John Yull, this is a good watch! A good way to get June started!


Viki Gomez’s first session of June, throwing down signature move after signature move in Luxembourg! Look out in particular for the first combo and the last one at 2:14. Pure freestyle from one of the best, don’t miss this!

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We are – Texas Flatland Scene Edit

There aren’t enough scene edits anymore, so today I was stoked to find in my inbox this awesome Texas Scene edit entitled “We are” featuring just about everybody who makes up the Texas Flatland scene from Art Thomason to Ruben Castillo to John Yull, this is a good watch!

Trans Jam BMX Contest – 2015 Full Promo

The Trans Jam BMX Contest Series is hosting its third stop in Raleigh, NC May 15-17 at the Got to be NC Festival. This is the second round of the Am Flatland Circuit as well. Check out the promo the AMFLT crew just put together, as well as a refresh on Dane Beardsley’s winning run from last year below!

http://www.flatmattersonline.com/dane-beardsley-1st-place-trans-jam-pro-class-raleigh-nc

Guru Jam Pro Highlights – 4th to 13th!

Joe Cicman just uploaded the Guru Jam Pro highlights from 4th down to 13th, check out the runs right here!

If you missed my Guru jam repo – hit the link below:

http://www.flatmattersonline.com/exclusive-guru-jam-repo

Art Thomason – Deconstruction

Last Friday Josh D. and Art decided to take various parts off of his bike (pegs, brakes) and see what tricks he could capture on film. The result is Deconstruction. At the end of the video they put everything back on to show you some of his latest tricks which combine a few different styles of riding. This is a nice idea and a good watch! Props Art!