Flatland Immersion Podcast 4

Today is all about the podcasts and Dusty Tweedhopoe is on fire with his new Flatland Immersion Podcast! Today he dropped the 4th episode, where he discusses the winners of the 2018 Flatmattersonline year end awards and all the latest edits from the New Year, Flatark news, Simon O’Brien’s Landscapes 3, Martti Kuoppa’s coaching and much more. Go and support Dusty and leave him a comment, show some love.

The 2018 Flatmattersonline Year End Award Winners are…..

It’s that time, thanks once again to everyone who voted in the 2018 Flatmattersonline Year awards and a massive congratulations to the winners and everyone who got nominated. In my opinion, if you get nominated you already won. But, as always there has to be a winner. Let’s get into this, first up the editorial votes then the reader choice. Medals will be sent out once I return from my trip to the One Love Jam, so I will be in contact with the winners over the next week or so.

Editorial Vote:

Rider of the Year:
Winner: Jean William Prevost
Runner Up: Matthias Dandois

Edit of the Year:
Winner: Jean William Prevost – Puro Flat #2 Spring
Runner Up: James White – Stop the World

Most Progressive Rider:
Winner: Jean William Prevost
Runner Up: Sietse Van Berkel

Outstanding Contribution:
Giannis Caternellis completing his 100th episode of his freestyler series. What an amazing contribution to flatland not only in 2018, but the last couple of years hunting this amazing achievement down. Thank you Giannis.

Line of The Year:
Winner: Jean William Prevost – 3:52 End Rodeo Line from Puro Flat 2 Spring.
Runner Up: Sietse van Berkel – Final Round Entry from Master of Creativity 2018.

Reader Choice:

Rider of the Year:

Winner: Jean William Prevost
Runner Up: Sietse van Berkel

Edit of the Year:

Winner: Jean William Prevost – Puro Flat 2 Spring
Runner Up: Denes Katona – Rolling Stone

Most Progressive Rider:
Winner: Jean William Prevost
Runner Up: Sietse Van Berkel.

Contest Run of Year:
Winner: Dominik Nekolny BMX Cologne Finals
Runner Up: Jean William Prevost Fise Chengdu Finals

Breakthrough Rider of the Year:
Winner: Sietse van Berkel
Runner Up: Julian Baron

The 2018 Flatmattersonline Year End Award Nominees are…

Hello everyone!

Great response to voting this year for the 2018 Flatmattersonline Year End Awards, this really is a labour of love for me and my chance to really give back to the content that I post throughout the year and also reach out to you the readers of Flatmattersonline. Thank you to all the readers that took the time to vote, this years voting was really interesting. A definite shift towards how you decide and who you vote for. Let’s get right to it..

– Effraim Catlow / 10 Years of Flatmattersonline.

Editorial Vote:

Rider of the Year:

Matthias Dandois

Yu Katagiri

Jean William Prevost

Alex Jumelin

Sietse Van Berkel

Edit of the Year:

James White – Stop the World

Benjamin Hudson – Done Deal

Matthieu Bonnecuelle – Riding Waste

Jean William Prevost – Puro Flat #2 Spring

Denes Katona – Rolling Stone

Most Progressive Rider:

Jean William Prevost
Sietse Van Berkel
Alex Jumelin
James White
Yu Katagiri

Outstanding Contribution:
TBA ON ANNOUNCEMENT DAY.

Line of The Year:

Austin Luberda – 3:05 from the Autumn Flow edit.

Jean William Prevost – 3:52 End Line Puro Flat 2.

Yu Katagiri – Bikeflip line at 3:00 from the Yu Katagiri 2018 edit.

Sietse van Berkel – Final Round Entry from Master of Creativity 2018.

Dominik Nekolny – Best trick from Sport Zone contest.

* Go back and search and watch these! Incredible…

Reader Choice:

Rider of the Year:

Yu Katagiri

Ryo Katagiri

James White

Jean William Prevost

Sietse van Berkel

Edit of the Year:

Jean William Prevost – Puro Flat 2 Spring

James White – Stop the World

Denes Katona – Rolling Stone

Yu Katagiri – 2018

Joe Cicman – The idea in brief

Most Progressive Rider:

James White

Sietse Van Berkel

Ryo Katagiri

Yu Katagiri

Jean William Prevost

Contest Run of Year:

Dominik Nekolny BMX Cologne Finals

Jean William Prevost Fise Chengdu Finals

Ryo Katagiri BMX Cologe qualifying

Dominik Nekolny Hungarian contest

Yu Katagiri BMX Cologne Finals

Breakthrough Rider of the Year:

Mates Tucek

Sietse van Berkel

Julian Baron

Austin Luberda

Kio Hayakawa

Year end award winners announced:
Friday 11th January.

Amateur & Pro – Sport Zone Verseny 2018 Highlights

With Sevisual behind the lens and Rob Alton on editing duties, here is the AM and Pro highlights video from the Sport Zone Verseny contest the other week over in Hungary with great riding from the likes of Dominik Nekolny, Martin Drazil, Matti Hemmings, Keelan Philips, Fülöp Vidakovich, and many more. Great to see grassroots events like these being so well attended, this looked like a lot of fun including the longest mega spin contest. Anyone dizzy?

Snipes Battle Square Final Highlights

Woozy BMX came through with a sweet highlights edit from the weekends Snipes Battle Square contest in Rotterdam, Holland. Amazing riding from the likes of Alex Jumelin, Jean William Prevost, Dominik Nekolny, and Benjamin Hudson. If all goes according to plan, the Snipes Battle Square contest will be a six round series next year, stay tuned for the news on that one!

Repo: UK Flatland Champs / Dreamlands Kent

Text: Effraim.
Photography: Jim Cossey.

Round 1 of the 2018 UK Flatland Championships took place last weekend in Margate, Kent. Margate is a seaside town about an hour and half from central London for all of you reading this outside of the UK. Matti Hemmings once again is the man behind making the event happen, this year a different location and a better set up. Dreamlands, an amusement park smack on Margate seafront which somewhat bizarrely to me, goes in land rather than out towards the sea, two years ago we sat on the seafront having fish n chips after the Wheels and Finns festival and wondered what Dreamlands was. A great use of space and in terms of planning, this place is epic. You wouldn’t know this amusement park was even there, if you drive along the seafront road.

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Matthias Dandois wins Bike Days 2018!

Matthias Dandois celebrated his 29th birthday in style winning the Bike Days 2018 contest in Solothurn, Switzerland followed on the podium by Dustyn Alt who had an amazing run and banger trick, Dustyn was followed by Dominik Nekolny on the podium. It’s been a great weekend in Switzerland, one of the best contest floors of the year and always good vibes.

Jean William Prevost wins Toronto Flatland Unlimited 14

2018 starts off with how we left 2017. Jean William Prevost on top taking the win at the 14th Toronto Flatland Unlimited contest followed by Dominik Nekolny and Cory Fester. Really psyched to see Cory on the podium! Here’s what Dub had to say about the win:

“I can’t express how happy I am to get 1st at #FU14 Toronto International Bike Show Flatland Contest. This contest starts the year off for me and on the right foot. Thanks Dom Nekolny for coming and motivating our scene always, killer riding! And Cory Fester you were totally missed all these years, please never miss it again! Congrats !!!!!”.

Pro Class.

1st Jean William Prevost
2nd Dominik Nekolny
3rd Cory Fester
4th Jason Plourde
5th Jean-Francois Boulianne
6th Bo Wade
7th Joe Cicman
8th Rob Shaw

Expert Class.

1st Etienne Bergeron
2nd Shaun Lapsley
3rd Adrian Furniss
4th Ron Monis
5th Joey Kyllo
6th Bertrand Williams
7th Craig Gaudet
8th Evan Derushie

Veteran Class.

1st Danny Sirkin
2nd Steve Lapsley
3rd Al Box

* Thanks to Steve Lapsley coming through with Expert and Veteran results/podium photos!