Vancouver Flat Jam 2018

A lot of history with amazing riders coming out of Vancouver, Canada. Matej Ceska just dropped this awesome edit from the annual Flatland jam that went down on July 21st featuring Cory Fester, Miyuki Dezaki, Francois Debroux, Percy Marshall, Billy Gordon, Joseph Kyllo, Nelson Yeo, Tall Paul, Jamie Macintosh, Hidenori Ishizaki, and Jean William Prevost.

Review: Landscapes 2

Text: Effraim.

Like I said in my review of Landscapes 1 last year, 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.

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…

Landscapes 2 starts with a nice intro describing verbally the feeling of flatland and what it’s all about “it is a mirror that shows each of us who we are”. There’s always a unwritten formula to making a DVD, banger section to start, middle and the all important who got the last section. Would this follow suit, 52 minutes long let’s get into this!

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Landscapes 2 Available to Buy Now!

“Landscapes 2” is a new full length video showcasing some of the best flatlanders from around the world. Featuring Bert Ribul,Brandon Fenton,Chad DeGroot,Hidenori Ishizaki,Koichi Forkone Higo,Paul Chamberlain,Raphael Chiquet,Shinichi Kiba,Takuji Izumi and Simon O’Brien.

Running Time – 52mins

Download it here:

https://gumroad.com/l/VvAwl

Landscapes 2 Trailer!

Today we have an awesome exclusive on the site thanks to Stewart Munro! Stoked to showcase the trailer for “Landscapes 2” is a new full length video showcasing some of the best flatlanders from around the world. Featuring Bert Ribul,Brandon Fenton,Chad DeGroot,Hidenori Ishizaki,Koichi Forkone Higo,Paul Chamberlain,Raphael Chiquet,Shinichi Kiba,Takuji Izumi and Simon O’Brien. Enjoy and share!

Landscapes 2 coming soon…

Stewart Munro hit me up with some news on his latest video project, peep below for the rider list:

“Landscapes 2” is a new full length video showcasing some of the best flatlanders from around the world. Featuring Bert Ribul,Brandon Fenton,Chad DeGroot,Hidenori Ishizaki,Koichi Forkone Higo,Paul Chamberlain,Raphael Chiquet,Shinichi Kiba,Takuji Izumi and Simon O’Brien.

Sietse Van Berkel Welcome Jam

Hidenori Ishizaki and friends welcomed Sietse Van Berkel to Osaka, Japan in style hosting an awesome jam with all the locals and visitors in attendance. Feel the good vibes throughout and plenty of amazing riding, some of the standout clips for me were:

Jumpei Goto: unorthodox amazing pumping style at 3:59, steam to half hiker pivot xft half hiker pivot haldpacker turbine backwards halfpacker pivot xft half hiker out! Wow!

Yuichi “ill” Tamiya – Backwards nannie for days switching ranks, regular, and switch, kick forward ending in a slow dump truck body varial line at 5:40! The control is out of this world!

Sietse van Berkel – opposite steamboat ride in line at 7:56, really liked the halfpacker step one foot crack mid way through!

And there’s plenty more aside from what I have highlighted, don’t sleep on this one! It’s an amazing week for edits for so far!!

Naaagoooyaaa Trip

Naaagoooyaaa'trip from Rikiya Nakano on Vimeo.

A nice treat to start the week here on Flatmattersonline! I love these raw feel videos from Japan, featuring Keisuke Matsumoto (that opening backwards manual jump to to footed backyard line at 0:22!), Enoyang, Takayuki Iwate, Oni, Hidenori Ishizaki, Shiyu, Akira Okamura and many more. What a great scene in Nagoya, Japan!

Must Watch! Master of Creativity 2016 Final Round – 13 to 6

13to6 MOC from Martti Kuoppa on Vimeo.

The level went up several notches for the final round of the 2016 Master of Creativity contest, so amazing to see every rider push their level, and ultimately bring a whole bunch of new tricks to flatland! Here is the 13th through till 6th place edit Martti Kuoppa just put together, so proud to be involved in this amazing event for flatland that has without a doubt brought the most progressive riding of the year out and motivated us all! Respect to everyone!!

My personal favourite lines:

Forkone: Fire hydrant chick whips stem lash at 00:28.

Kevin Jacob: Nose stemlash nose g-turn at 00:58.

Hidenori Ishizaki: Xft pedal backwards facing backyard jump to pegs backwards backyard degroot undertaker out at 1:07.

Sakis Doumas: Hitch darkside to no footed dump truck kneeling on pedal at 1:51!

Will Redd: The Mix of the old school with Xft forward side glide to the contemporary 360 pivot to halfpacker + the following elbow glide turbine line is so good!

Sean Fontenot: Xft cab line to decade off the pedals around the 2:57 mark!

James White: Xft lawn flip gliding gerator to whiteski smith decade to xft hitch juggler flip back to xft lawn gliding gerator to whiteski decade out at 3:06!

Kazuya Hirayama: The opening xft backward spinning lawn stubble duck to gliding gerator to forward death truck out at 3:40 is beautiful! Followed by backwards opposite spinning lawn direct to pedal death truck! Wow!