Who will be the 2018 Flatmattersonline Rider of the Year?

The exclusive content here on Flatmattersonline keeps coming. Whilst I was out at the annual Battle in the Rockies contest a few weeks back, I caught up with some riders to ask them who they thought was the Rider of the Year as a prelude to the up and coming FM year and awards that will be open to vote from 17th December.

The 2017 Flatmattersonline Year End Award Nominees are…..

Happy New Year everyone! It’s time to announce the nominees for the editorial and reader choice 2017 Flatmattersonline Year end awards, thank you to everyone who took the time to vote. As always it is interesting to see what you the reader of Flatmattersonline thinks compared to my editorial votes. And last not certainly not least congratulations to all the nominees.

Flatmatters!

Effraim Catlow

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2017 AFA Round 1 – Best Trick

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If you missed the livestream from the AFA Round 1 contest in Detriot, Michigan. Fear not, you can catch it right here, thanks to Mark Mundt for the heads up. You can see Jean William Prevost’s wild new spinning undertaker line at around the 9:46 mark, plus of course a ton more great riding.

Lookback: November – The 2016 Flatmattersonline Year End Awards

With the voting closing today on the 2016 Flatmattersonline Year End Awards, its’s time to finish up on the last two months of the year. Did things slow down, hell no!!!

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On the 1st of the month, I was still catching up on the Flatark contest. Viki Gomez was presented with the 2016 World Circuit title at Flatark, Viki was followed on the podium by Matthias Dandois and Yohei Uchino! Here’s what Viki had to say:
“GRACIAS! THANK YOU! 2016 competition season’s been great to me and I am very grateful for once again taking home the 2016 World Championship title! @bmxflatlandworldcircuit. Much love to you all! It’s time to celebrate!”

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Lookback: March – The 2016 Flatmattersonline Year End Awards

March is always a good month, springtime is coming and after a long winter its nice to be able to ride outside again. Not to mention generally there is a whole lot more content coming through from riders worldwide.

On the first day of March, Paul Chamberlain just dropped a real nice promo for the Down Underground 2016 series, filmed at his local riding spot in Summer Hill. Plenty of awesome hang 5 variations in signature Paul Chamberlain smooth style, well worth watching again.

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Tangent Jam 5.0

Bene Pfriem and Lalo Jimenez made the trip from LA to Tucson, Arizona for the Tangent Flatland jam, peep this awesome edit which despite competing in the contest still managed to capture a lot of the action featuring the likes of James McGraw, Bryan Huffman, Bo Wade, Todd Carter, Austin Luberda and many more.

James McGraw wins Tangent Flatland Jam

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Congratulations to James McGraw who yesterday won the annual Tangent Flatland Jam in Tucson, Arizona followed on the podium by Austin Luberda and Bo Wade!For all those following, that was James’ fifth win of 2016!

1-James McGraw
2- Austin Luberda
3- Bo Wade
4- Bryan Huffman
5- Brian Gavagan
6- Todd Carter
7- Ryan Russell

If anyone has the full results, please send them over: effraim@flatmattersonline.com

Maple Vibes Jam edit 2016

Maple Vibes Jam edit 2016 from Anthony Schneidewind on Vimeo.

Anthony Schneidewind just dropped an amazing edit from the Maple Vibes contest a few weeks back in Toronto, Canada featuring great riding from Jean Francois Boulianne, Chase Gouin, Bryan Huffman, Elias Odeh, Étienne Bergeron, Jean-William P, Prasheel Gopal, Tyler Gilliard, Ron Monis, Robert Reilly, Sergey Sanko, Lachlan Cameron, Austin Luberda and Dominik Nekolný.