Ground Control Manchester

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Ground Control UK went down last week in Manchester. Check out this awesome edit, Johann Chan put together.

Featuring Billy Whitfield, Phil Dolan, Jason Forde, Keelan Phillips, James White, Michał Pietruszewski, Yinka Thomas and Dan Hennig.
Part 2 in London, 21st/22nd May at ‪#‎SpinLDN‬. Bigger and better, see you there!

Thanks to 4Down Distribution, Flatland fuel, BMX.com, S&M, United, Devise, Pegasus, Ambitious Minds, Hard Berries, Flatmattersonline Alex Roman, Mark Noble, Ian Morris, Patrick Schoolen and Spin – The Cycling Festival MCR & LDN

The Flatmattersonline Top ten edits of 2015!

With the awards dropping on Sunday 10th January, I wanted to share with the flatland community my choice for the Flatmattersonline Top 10 edits of 2015. And thus my break down of how I arrived at picking the nominees and also the winners. If you are paying attention to the site and reading the comments, you will have seen I didn’t count DVD video parts into the mix, as the category was “edit of the year”. I left it plain and simple, edits only (not dvds or dvd parts for example) I also didn’t take one trick edits into the equation, in my mind an edit is multiple clips combined together. This made my life easier shortlisting and narrowing from the hundreds down to 5 down to the winners. With that being said let’s crack on with my top ten list for 2015:

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Lookback: November 2015 – The Flatmattersonline 2015 Year end awards

These lookback features have definitely been fun to put together during the past fortnight or so, and already we are on November today! Looking back it seems September through till December were the biggest months of the year! Let’s go back through the highlights from last month…

Martti Kuoppa celebrates his 37th birthday on November 1st, and does it in style with another NBD move. If you are counting, that’s the third “Must watch” of the week, and a new door opened with the possibilities when he learnt this walking man stem lash (I think we can all see whats coming!)! The man is on a roll and its beautiful to see this kind of progression in our sport.


John Yull got inspired by Martti Kuoppa’s walking man stem lashes the other day and applied MK’s technique of switching feet on the stem to the foot jam decade.


Dub over at igi just published this dope line from Benjamin Hudson, filmed during a practise session at Flatark. Style and flow for days!

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Lookback: October 2015 – The Flatmattersonline 2015 Year end awards

October was all about Flatark, all eyes on Kobe, Japan! But besides that what else happened in the month of October? Take a lookback…


On October 4th, Canadian Powerhouse Jason Plourde dropped a powerful back wheel line, as he warms up for Flatark in a few weeks, hit play!


A while ago we dropped the news Fabien Stephan was riding for Far East Cycles along with Dub and Benjamin Hudson. Now check his Welcome to edit, signature SF styles and amazing production in this one! Hell yes!


What a nice video to wake up to on October 7th! Heresy just released this amazing trick, no handed turbine whiplash anyone? Matthieu Bonnecuelle just unlocked a new door, the possibilities are endless!

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Level Vibes 2015!

Yinka Thomas just came through with the first edit from Level Vibes, and it’s a banger! Plenty of amazing riding from the likes of MK, Michelle Maiolini, Jason Forde, Matti Hemmings, Steve Green, Keelan Phillips, Alex Jumelin, Jussi Laukkanen, and many more! Below I’ve highlighted some of my favourite lines from the edit! Big up Yinka for this treat!

Highlights:

Martti Kuoppa: 6 stem lashes at 2:49 + fakie stem rebate to double opposite stem lash at 6:25!

Michele Maiolani: pedal one handed 5 grabbing the cross bar to one handed cross bar whiplash out at 5:42.

Keelan Phillips: 1080 nose manual at 3:36.

Matti Hemmings: No hand no foot dork wheelie at 4:30.

ABC of Flatland 2014 / A Bmx Film

Non rider, Lavergne Julien put together this amazing edit that tells us all some of the ideas behind the ABC of Flatland event. I don’t normally run the descriptions much on Flatmatters, but this one was a good one!

“ABC of Flatland is a student’s project which is born in January 2013. This idea was to create a BMX international tournament. Lead by Kevin MEYER, a BMX professional rider, and students, this project came alive.

EDA (Ensemble-dynamisons-Alençon) helped us by giving us all the ressources to create this international event.

The success of the 2013-2014 edition, make it possible for this year 2014-2015. The riders of last year were so pleased with the atmosphere, they decided to come back this year.

Our goal is to make of Alençon the meeting point of all the French and international riders, to share our passion with the audience.

See you next year !”

Keelan Phillips – Scrap Metal & Wood Pushin edit

“Keelan Phillips is back on his bmx for an MGP special with his good friend Nathan Morris, they managed to get access to some sick spots that you would not normally be allowed to ride in like The Highcross in Leicester and a library. Do you remember all the levels on the computer games that were in a shopping center? Well they just made it happen!”