It’s the annual Toronto contest this weekend, and as always Lachlan Cameron is on point with updates. Hit play for a an update of what went down on Friday session, featuring the likes of Paula Hesser, Craig Gaudet, Jean-Francois Boulianne, Bryan Huffman, Adrian Furniss, and Steve Bergeron.
Springtime is here, and as we all look forward to the summertime. The contests are more frequent, everyone is getting more riding time, and the content on FM grows.
It’s not often we kick off month with a Must Watch edit, but we did that in May of this year, and boy was it a treat!
Japanese flatland legend, Hiroya Morizaki teamed up with Taichi Kunieda to drop these two brand new amazing back wheel lines. So great to see Hiroya is still pushing hard, hitting the rewind again!
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.
I dropped the 2016 Flatmattersonline year end awards just a few days ago, thank you to everyone who has already voted.Today I begin the task of going through the entire year and seeing what went down. In order to keep this as concise as possible, I will posting just what has happened in 2016. (In January there were a lot of edits posted from the previous year…)
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2016 really kicked off with the Quest BMX Sponsor Me contest, with a whole load of quality entries form across the globe arriving, in the end Jeremy Brosset and Gurvan le’ Brok won the competition and place on the team. Refresh your memories and take a look at their entries right here:
Peep this new edit from the Quest team with clips taken from the teams instagram pages, featuring Pete Brandt, Danny Sirkin, Steve Lapsley, Jean Francois Boulianne, Jeremy Brosset, Mannie Nogueira, Gurvan Le Bloc’h, and Mark McGrade!
A lot of good content today here on Flatmatters to get your teeth into, including this “Exploring Montreal Flatland” edit by Dustin Tweedhope.
“Filmed over the days before RealCitySpin 2016, at the Opera House, and famous Chinatown spot. Riding by Jean Francois Boulianne, Alberto Moya, Dan Hennig, Kevin Nikulski, Moto Sasaki, Stephan Clark, Cory Fester, Benjamin Hudson, Matthias Dandois and more. A weekend of relaxed riding. Enjoy.”
Yesterday we published the trailer, today it is time for the full team edit, entitled “Enjoy It”. The Quest crew gave a nice description for this one!
“A quest can be defined as pursuing something difficult to attain. That joy you feel when you accomplish a long sought after goal makes the years, months, weeks, and days of hard work all worth it. As riders, this is why we ENJOY IT.
Enjoy It. is a project that was meant to not only showcase the 2016 team but also have fun. Filmed throughout the beginning of 2016 in the USA, Canada and France. Each team rider pushed themselves to put something new on video.
We hope the video gets you motivated to ride every time you watch it. Above all, we hope you ENJOY IT.”
Mannie Nogueira (Massachusetts, USA)
Steven Lapsley (New York, USA)
Danny Sirkin (Ohio, USA)
Jean-François Boulianne (Quebec, Canada)
Mark McGrade (Massachusetts, USA)
Gurvan Le Bloc’h (Bretagne, France)
Jérémy Brosset (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France)
Anthony Schneidewind just dropped an amazing edit from the Maple Vibes contest a few weeks back in Toronto, Canada featuring great riding from Jean Francois Boulianne, Chase Gouin, Bryan Huffman, Elias Odeh, Étienne Bergeron, Jean-William P, Prasheel Gopal, Tyler Gilliard, Ron Monis, Robert Reilly, Sergey Sanko, Lachlan Cameron, Austin Luberda and Dominik Nekolný.
The annual Toronto contest is around a month away, book your tickets now for what is widely regarded as the curtain raiser for the international contest scene each year! Thanks to Joe Cicman for putting together this hype edit for the event organised by the Canadian Freestyle Organisation, this year the event had a rebrand and is now called Maple Vibes. Jean William Prevost has taken the win in Toronto three years in a row, can he make it a 4peat?