Fise “Battle of the Champions” Photo Gallery by Chad Degroot

Chad Degroot kindly sent in a whole bunch of photographs from the recent Fise “Battle of the Champions” event in Saudi Arabia. Scroll through below:

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Alex Jumelin wins Fise “Battle of the Champions” 2019!

CCongratulations to Alex Jumelin who just won the Fise “Battle of the Champions” contest in Saudi Arabia, followed on the podium by Jean William Prevost, and Dez Maarsen rounding out the podium. If you missed it, you can watch it back in the post below!

CFO Flatland’s Unlimited 2019 – Pro Runs

CFO Flatland's Unlimited 19 from Level Up on Vimeo.

Want to watch the full pro runs from CFO Flatland’s Unlimited 2019 contest this past weekend in Toronto, Canada? Joey Kyllo took the time to document the whole contest, I logged down the top 3 riders, Jean William Prevost, Percy Marshall and Bo Wade so you can skip through if you wish. If not it’s definitely time to grab a cuppa and watch the contest unfold. Thanks Joey for taking the time to do this.

Jean William Prevost: 48:00 – 1:05:54

Percy Marshall: 56:57 – 1:14:41

Bo Wade: 14:13 – 35:20

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

Vancouver Flat Jam Sessions

Vancouver Flat Jam – Sessions from Level Up on Vimeo.

This week has already been awesome for content here on Flatmattersonline, and it continues right here with a beauty from the summer Vancouver flatland jam. A couple of riders travelled from FISE in Edmonton over to Vancouver for the flat jam and enjoyed some wicked sessions the day before the jam. The first day the crew rode the circle spot which is small but overlooks downtown Vancouver. On the second day everyone travelled by ferry to Victoria, on Vancouver Island, and rode a couple cool spots including one on top of a mountain and in a forest. Lot of flatland history from Vancouver, Canada. Stoked to see this today!

Riders: Jean-William Prevost, Hidenoi Ishizaki, Percy Marshall, Tall Pall, Greg Pratt, Francois Debroux, Cory Fester, and Joey Kyllo.

Filming credits: Francois Debroux, Percy Marshall and Joey Kyllo.

Toyosu Jam 2018

Today is a good day! Yuki Itoh is like the Japanese version of Tom Sevisual in terms of videographer. The camerawork, lighting, and overall feel of this Toyosu jam edit is so beautifully relaxing, and if you are like me it will draw you in and time just stands still watching this. That’s not to mention the amazing riding from the likes of Jean William Prevost (the opening line at 00:15 and that 2:38!), Naoki Watanabe, Hidenori Ishizaki (1:18!), Masashi Itani, Takuji Kasahara, Misaki Katagiri, Yuki Itoh (3:20), and Ryosuke Takagi. Nice variety in riding styles and soundtrack by Valance Drakes & Ivan Shopov makes this one an edit you will watch over and over again! Wow!

Throwback Thursdays – Fight with Flight 2009

Let’s take it back for this week TBT. The second annual Red Bull Fight with flight contest went down in January 2009! Held in a unique aircraft hanger location in Indianapolis, IN. The likes of Matthias Dandois, Matt Wilhlem, Terry Adams, Shintaro Misawa, Jean William Prevost, Dom Nekolny, Jesse Puente, Moto Sasaki and many more go head to head battle style. Matt Wilhelm came out on top on this occasion, Red Bull put together this documentary style edit from the event.

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: Bike Days 2018 / Day 2

It’s Day 2 of the Bike Days contest, and already yesterday I felt like I have been in Switzerland for a week and it’s only been since late Thursday night. Relaxed lifestyle, old architecture, very clean almost every where you look, and amazing Swiss typography that brings back memories from my university days.

Saturday is all about qualifying, I headed down to the contest to post the Day 1 repo before we got started judging the contest at 3. When I arrived Dominik Nekolny was the only rider on the floor, and as usually completely going off, it’s really hard to try and update the site whilst wanting to watch Dom ride and go through his practice routine all on board the Deep Blitz frame, Frank Lucas was stoked.

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