Long Beach Transit Edit

Long Beach Transit Edit from emer bmx on Vimeo.

Johann Chan and friends made it over to California recently for the S&M 30th anniversary bash.

Here’s what Johann had to say about this one: “Featuring one of my favourite new school riders Benedict Zartost, Diversion film maker legend Bobby Carter, Huntington Beach legend Gabe Weed & Carpark moonie legend Rich Slezak.
The video was all made in transit, using Splice on my iPhone 5 with additional graphics using Aftereffects, all compiled on the train on the way to work!”

Aloha Jam 2017 Promo!

ALOHA JAM – BMX HOLIDAY HAWAII 2016 from Diversion TV on Vimeo.

Starting the week off with an awesome promo for the 2017 Aloha Jam in Hawaii. Here’s what the man himself, Bobby Carter has to say:

“THE NEXT ALOHA JAM WILL BE AUGUST 19, 2017.
The Flatland House will be Available August 17 – August 22 2017
For booking details please check: alohajam.net/
or Email me at bobby(at)diversiontv.com
BMX brings us together to ride, but it also brings us together to experience life.

Aloha Jam is not a contest, but it is more than just a jam, it’s a BMX HOLIDAY. Get ready to ride and experience an adventure that only a Hawaiian environment and the Aloha Spirit can provide!”

Riders featured in Aloha Jam 2016 video include:
Simon O’Brien, Masashi Itani, Quentin Pelorson, Bobby Carter, Lindsay La’akea Bode, Big Ale, Dennis Toyoda, Armin Batoumeni, Craig Gaudet, Jenny Dupin, Sean Fontenot, Adam Jung, Zack Demboske, Derek Takemoto, Caleb Cabrera, and Sean Parker.

One Love Jam 2017

#OneLoveJam2017 from OneLoveBmx on Vimeo.

On the last day of january with winter locked in and throwing the worst at most of us, if you need a pick me up for the springtime, summertime to come here it is. Great soundtrack, filming and cut is all point here from Darin Wright over at One Love. Featuring Danny Gomes, Andrew Wickham, Ryan Russell, Lindsey La’akea Bode, Shayne Khajehnoori, Ron Monis, Matthias Dandois, Jody Temple, Bobby Carter, Pat Fisher, and Claude Hickman. Good vibes from Newport Beach, California. Come on springtime!

LBC Marina Session

LBC Marina Session from jody temple on Vimeo.

Jody Temple just sent in this nice “LBC Marina Session” from his trip to Southern California for the One Love jam. Good riding from the likes of Bene Zartost, Lindsey La’akea Bode, Bobby Carter (love Bobby’s xft half hiker anti clockwise flip to hitch at the 00:59 mark) and Jim Cavanaugh. Good vibes from the LBC!

Shaka Brah! – One Love Jam Teaser

Shaka Brah! from OneLoveBmx on Vimeo.

Enjoy this quick One Love teaser from the man himself, Darin Wright. Featuring Isaiah Jordan, Bill Nitschke, Bobby Carter, Jody Temple and Andrew Wickham. Excited to see the full edit from what looks like another amazing One Love jam!

Lookback: October – The 2016 Flatmattersonline Year End Awards

We start the month of October with an amazing edit!!!
It feels like I have given out the Must Watch tag a lot recently, it’s already been quite a week for progressive edits and today Joe Cicman’s new Curriculum Vitae 2016 certainly lives up to the hype he’s thrown at it! Curriculum Vitae 2016 documents Joe’s progressive journey as he has pushed his riding month to month working on new ideas for the Master of Creativity confine contest.
The edit really builds from June, and the format quickly going month to month really makes this easy on the eye! Joe has really pushed the Jaffa Whip concept to new levels and the banger what Joe is calling the “Terradoom” at 2:17: a no handed crackpacker no handed jump to no handed backyard is absolutely bonkers and ballsy to say the least! I will stick my neck out and say that is one of the moves of the year so far! This left me wanting more, as all great edits do. Thank you Joe you just pushed flatland up a few notches!

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Lookback: April – The 2016 Flatmattersonline Year End Awards

The clocks go forward one hour, that feel good factor that the extra daylight brings, more riding time equals more time filming and documenting what you do. April was a busy month!

Deco’s Chad Degroot kicked off the month and had this to say:

“Since I starting riding my head wants me to learn as much as possible and this includes bars backwards tricks. The beginning of this link I learned this day so to make more smooth flow and no scuffing. The middle has been a gem and great feeling to whip the backend around with no brakes and keep speed. The end is bars backwards and played a huge head game for a bit because I had to push so much momentum to get into the backyard position and pump to keep speed. Real excited to move past the 15 second persona and get onto the longer story of this trick.”

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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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Landscapes Review

Review: Effraim.

DVD’s in the modern era are a sad rarity in our scene from my perspective, during the last two years you can count those on less than one hand. Dane Beardsley’s Same thing daily project and IGI’s travel video are all we have had. Stewart Munro from Australia stepped up to the plate with an ambitious project to collect and edit together rider sections from all the planet, when you think about that in the modern internet culture and free edits available everyday it almost seems like a thankless task.

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Thankfully Stewart stuck to the task which being so far away from all the other riders is I can imagine a tough task to collate together. The downloadable video straight to your laptop is catching on in other sports such as Skateboarding, more recently massive companies such as Adidas are releasing their projects for a small fee online. Will it catch on to what is essentially a small flatland audience? Only time will tell…

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Bene BMX – Cali Winter Part 3 & 4

We published Part 1 & 2 of Bene Pfriem’s winter trip to California just the other day, and Bene is already back with the 3rd and 4th parts with great riding from the likes of Sean Fontenot, Bobby Carter, Bene himself, Lalo Jimenez, Todd Carter and the real stand out for me Pedro Melo, his part starts around the 2:02 mark on Part 4 plus many more riders soaking up the Cali sunshine. Awesome!