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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Matthias Dandois qualifies 1st Bike Days 2018

Congratulations to Matthias Dandois who qualified 1st at the Bike Days contest in Solothurn, Switzerland with another flawless performance. Did you know Matthias has not touched in a contest so far this year, that is incredible! Matthias was followed by Jean William Prevost and Masato Ito in the top three, followed by Dominik Nekolny, Francisco Lima from Brazil, Dustyn Alt, Chris Bohm, Minato Sato, Didier Genet, and Oleg Efimov. Live scoring this year at the Bike days. Finals tomorrow at 3pm.

Ranking Qualification Flatland 05 05 2018

Fise Jeddah 2018 – Flatland Final Highlights

Springtime is finally here, let’s start off a big week on FM with this Fise Highlights edit that Ride BMX put together from the flatland finals at the weekend at Fise Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. Hit play and check this one out!

IGI BMX Peg Review by Kevin Meyer and Joris Bretagnolles

Besides the amazing edits recently from Akira Okamura and today from Sebastian Grubinger. It is really good to see riders reviewing products, really enjoyed this in-depth review of the IGI BMX Peg by Kevin Meyer and Joris Bretagnolles, good work with english subtitles.

The 2017 Flatmattersonline Year End Award Winners are….

First up it’s time to announce the editorial choice in the 2017 Flatmattersonline yearend awards followed by the Reader Choice, holding the awards each year I feel is a important thing to do for the culture of flatland and show some love back to the sport that has given me so much over the years.

Congratulations to all of the winners, and the nominees. Much respect to you all and all you do to contribute to flatland, it was a great year with a lot of twists and turns. Going to be interesting to see what 2018 brings. I wanted to display the medals tonight with the winners, but there is a slight delay that I’m not in control of. I will be contacting the winners shortly for addresses and interviews. Without further a due…

Editorial Choice Winners:

2017 Flatmattersonline
Rider of the Year
Jean William Prevost

Runner Up: John Yull.

2017 Flatmattersonline
Edit of the Year
Quentin Pelorson – XTen

Runner Up:
James White/Critical Beatdown.

2017 Flatmattersonline
Most Progressive Rider
John Yull

Runner Up: Quentin Pelorson

2017 Flatmattersonline
Line of the Year
John Yull

Runner Up: James White.

2017 Flatmattersonline
Outstanding Contribution
James McGraw

Reader Choice:

Thank you to all the readers of Flatmattersonline who took the time to vote, this year in particular was pretty interesting as your nominations differed slightly from mine, would the results be the same? Let’s go through the categories…

2017 Flatmattersonline
Rider of the Year
Jean William Prevost

Runner up:
John Yull.

2017 Flatmattersonline
Edit of Year
James White / Critical Beatdown

Runner Up: Quentin Pelorson – XTen.

2017 Flatmattersonline
Contest Run of Year
Jean William Prevost / Flatark.

Runner Up:
Jean William Prevost – Ninja Spin Finals.

2017 Flatmattersonline
Breakthrough Rider of the Year:
Yu Katagiri

Runner Up: Benjamin Hudson.

2017 Flatmattersonline
Most Progressive Rider
John Yull

Runner Up: Scott Powell.