Episode 80: Flatmattersonline Exclusive with Mickey Gaidos

Hello everyone!

As promised, it is time for Episode 80 of the Flatmattersonline Exclusives! Today we have a belter from Mickey Gaidos out of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Mickey throws down an amazing teakettle jump to spinning hitch line that just keeps building, and ends in a s super dope spinning Circle k to half bar flip Karl out! Filmed at his home riding spot by Terry Adams, I love Mickey’s energy in this when he hollers “Flatmatters”.

Thank you Mickey for contributing and Terry for filming, super dope!!

The clips keep building, and another clip is ready for episode 81 on Sunday… After that I am dry on clips, so if you are at home and wish to feature on the site. Drop me a message and let’s fire these exclusives out to the magic 100!

**Mickey however ignored two rules of the exclusives, there is music from New Order (I’m not making any money out of this YouTube I promise) and the video is filmed Portrait not landscape. Rules are made to be broken I guess, and it’s freestyle!

The Flatmattersonline Year End Award Winners 2021 Are…….

It’s time to announce the winners of the 2021 Flatmattersonline Year End Awards, as well as show some love to the nominees….

It’s a labour of love putting this together, after two weeks filming, capturing, and editing, the show is finally is done!

If you are unfamiliar with the awards, there are 5 categories in both editorial and reader choice. I made a few changes this year, adding Female Rider of the Year + Brand of the Year to the awards.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote, and congratulations to all the winners and nominees, tune into the Year end awards show to find out who won in each category!

Grab a Cuppa and I Hope you enjoy the show!

Flatmatters / Effraim Catlow.

Episode 77: Flatmattersonline Exclusive with Chris Vasileiou

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What’s up everybody? I made a little mistake on the last episode, this is actually episode 77 not the previous exclusive. Greek shredder, Chris Vasileiou comes through with his second exclusive, and today is Chris’ birthday!
Everybody go wish Chris happy birthday in the comments section, Chris comes through with an awesome Scarlo squeak to frame stand tomahawk line that just keeps building, amazing bike control from Chris!

Thanks Chris for contributing, whose got episode 78?

Episode 76: Flatmattersonline Exclusive with Rodney Williams

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What is up everybody? It is time for episode 76 of the Flatmattersonline Exclusives, today it is the turn of the one and only Rodney Williams!
Rodney comes through with his second FM clip, and 77 is more in keeping with Rodney’s style. Throwing down a long line, love the circle k pedal bar flips in this one. This is a move that I used to do a long time ago, and seeing Rodney do these made me feel like learning these once again. It’s great that clips can inpire you like that!
Thanks Rodney for the motivation, and for contributing.

Whose got episode 77? Hopefully dropping Sunday…

Episode 70: Flatmattersonline Exclusive with Thiago Balzano

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It’s time for episode 70 of the Flatmattersonline exclusives, this episode we have a feature with Brazilian rider, Thiago Balzano. Thiago has been living in the Washington DC area, USA for about eight years now and is a dedicated Flatmattersonline reader.

Thiago reached out to me, and let me know the exclusives have really helped push him as a rider and he wanted to use the exclusive as motivation to land a hitchhiker to crackpacker. And as you will see, he hits this line clean, he mentioned that the side step style out of crackpacker to steam was causing him the most problem.
This was really a joy to hear, this is what the exclusives are all about. It’s you and your own personal progression, and using documenting the line to help push forward your own development.
This works on so many levels, I could go on and on.

This did give me an idea, the Flatmattersonline exclusive Line of the year award went to Kio Hayakawa last year, what about if we add a Reader Line of the Year that’s not for Pro’s. This is for riders like BZ, Thiago and whoever comes forward, readers of FM, it makes sense to me.
Does it make sense to you?
Let me know your thoughts, and I’ll announce next week if it’s happening.

Thanks for contributing Thiago!

Whose got episode 71? Dropping Wednesday….

Episode 69: Flatmattersonline Exclusive with Pete Brandt

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What’s up everybody?
Flatland lifer, SF flatland legend, Pete Brandt comes through with a belter of back wheel line for episode 69. At the age of 50, the flatland assassin, Pete B shows no sign of slowing down and I love the detail in this line.
Pete locks into four spins, after the opening shove-it switch foot mega spins, and holds a similar amount of revolutions on the no handed straddle time machine, hook spin, Adam Kun signature spin (no handed spinning lawn?), and no handed blender and stamps this with that Pete B finesse and aggressive we have all come to love.
This clip got me hyped, filmed by skater homie Chris Dunn, and a cameo from Larry Redmon holla’ing “We out here!!!”. SF represent to the fullest, missing the Clocktower vibes….

It’s time to go ride!!!

Thanks to Pete for throwing down for ep.69 (his second exclusive), whose got episode 70? Get at me, the American riders have stepped up big time for these exclusives. Anyone else notice that??!!!

Episode 68: Flatmattersonline Exclusive with Bryan Huffman

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The clips keep on coming in, and today it’s time for Bryan Huffman’s second exclusive!
Bryan is what I like to call a flatland lifer, out of Winston Salem, North Carolina over in the USA. Bryan comes through with one of his signature moves, the Huffpacker.
A halfpacker where he drops the back wheel down on the ground, and pumps a few circles for good measure.
Bryan has been doing this move for a long time, much respect Bryan.
Thanks for contributing, whose got episode 69? Dropping Wednesday…

Episode 67: Flatmattersonline Exclusive with James McGraw

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It’s Wednesday evening, and that means time for the next episode of the Flatmattersonline Exclusives! Thank you once again to everyone who was thrown down a clip to get this started up and flowing again.

Irina Sadovnik started things off a few weeks back, and ended her exclusive with screams of joy, and a rider that’s infamous for screaming after every line he pulls is none other than the man behind the AFA, James McGraw!

I must admit I turned down the volume to watch this the first time round, and James rivals Irina with the loudest scream so far, James comes through with a rad junkyard kick turbine line ending in a backwards spinning switch foot ice cream/mega spin whatever you care to call it at his freshly surfaced Tintadome riding spot in Monument, Colorado.

What I wasn’t expect was a cameo from Joe Cicman, the man is everywhere!

Thanks for contributing James, whose got episode 68 dropping Sunday…

Episode 65: Flatmattersonline Exclusive with Todd Carter

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What’s everybody, with a spring in all our steps. It’s time to get back to two exclusives a week, flatland lifer, Todd Carter stepped up for episode 65 to deliver a super smooth switch foot ankledeath type ride in to guillotine into spinning lard yard, finishing the line with a two footed backyard pivot out at his home riding spot.
As Todd warms up for the AFA Dream run contest shortly coming up, he’s looking smoother than ever, and I’m loving the progression he’s been showing lately on his social media.
Who would have thought Mr nice guy, Todd Carter would be that guy to break the rules of a FM exclusive.
Thanks for contributing Todd, whose got episode 66? Dropping Sunday….

Episode 64: Flatmattersonline Exclusive with Gabriel Alves Gomes

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I love surprises at Flatmattersonline HQ, when it comes to exclusives. A new face to me, Gabriel Alves Gomes comes through with a banger for episode 64!
From the smooth execution on the hand scuff backyard to the no-handed gliding lard yard/gerator/dick trick (whatever you care to call it), and sealing the deal with a steep brakeless smith decade. The exit is so important in flatland, and can really finish off a nice line, and turn into a great line.
The brakeless smith when executed properly is a real riders trick, separating the men from the boys, and Gabriel out of Brazil certainly stomped his authority on this clip. Super stoked!

Thanks Gabriel for contributing, look forward to seeing more from the Brazilian shredder.
Episode 65 will drop on Wednesday, hold tight!