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.
Congratulations to Jean William Prevost who took the win at the Azteca Jam in Mexico, followed by Terry Adams and Benjamin Hudson on the podium. As far as I know this is a new event to the contest calendar, hopefully we will see some footage from the event soon.
Matthias Dandois took the top spot yesterday at Fise Edmonton, followed by Jean William Prevost and Alex Jumelin. You can watch Matthias Dandois qualifying run with some nice commentary from Darryl Nau and Lionel Cardoso and below we have the full semi final runs for you to watch.
It;s been all about the Fise this weekend! If you missed it yesterday, watch back the pro flatland finals featuring Jean William Prevost, Matthias Dandois, Benjamin Hudson, Viki Gomez, Alex Jumelin, and Kevin Jacob.
Congratulations to Jean William Prevost who won the Fise World in Montpellier, France today followed on the podium by Matthias Dandois, and Benjamin Hudson. An emotional Dub had this to say on his social media about the win: “Thank you to my parents for this life, which just got a whole lot better. I know I had a few touches, but I worked a whole lot to make it where I made it today!”.
You can check out his winning ride above and Matthias’ and Benjamin’s runs below.
1- Jean-William Prevost
2- Matthias Dandois
3- Benjamin Hudson
4- Viki Gomez
5- Alex Jumelin
6h- Kevin Jacob
Gilberto Rocha just published this nice highlights edit of the top 5 from last years World Circuit round in Rio, featuring Viki Gomez, Yohei Uchino, Benjamin Hudson, Romulo Guerra, and Moto Sasaki. Enjoy!
Andrés León sent this raw feeling South American edit that was born on What’s app, featuring the likes of Benjamin Hudson, Owen Bohn, Takuji Kasahara, Arturo Garay and many more. Sit down with your morning cuppa and enjoy this one!
August is often the busiest month of the year on the site, and it certainly got started with a bang on August 1st! The man of the moment, Viki Gomez fresh back from the 2016 World Circuit title in Brazil goes back to the core day to day sessions at his home spot in Luxembourg and just like the CORE Part 1, this delivers at the highest level!
Highlights for me:
– The opening rolling dump truck pivot backwards xft ice cream pivot opposite side two footed dump truck pivot xft ice cream line is just beautiful and took me back to the riding of Dan Rigby, amazing!
– X bar steam kickflip regular bar halfpacker pivot opposite xft hitch xft halfhiker body varial to halfpacker at 00:39!
– I know it’s not new, but the hang ten pressure jump steam Viki does at 1:03 is timeless, execution is also on point!
– Backwards crackpacker in circles carved back to forwards crackpacker steam kick flip crackpacker, the technicality and sheer variety of moves Viki has is just incredible! This is years and years of crafting to get to this level, I could go on and on, but I’ll leave it here.