Metro Jam Contest Practise

Another great upload from the archives by khelagger, this time its practise footage and a lil’ contest footage from the Metro Jam in Toronto! Featuring Terry Adams, Pete Brandt, Kotaro Tanaka, Ryoji Yammamoto, Jesse Puente, Seji Sakata, Travis Collier and Aaron Behnke. Enjoy this one!

BMX Masters 2006

David Hoffmann sent in this awesome agoride edit from the BMX Masters 2006, I’m not sure if I posted this before or not.
Nevertheless, this is certainly worth a rewatch! One of the most important events on the flatland contest calendar, that retains a certain aura year to year when I’m there. Hit play for amazing combos from the likes of Viki Gomez, Martti Kuoppa, Matthias Dandois, Adam Kun, Seppl, Justin Miller (Kickflip backpacker line at 2:28 into his hitch kickflip backpacker!), Chris Bohm, Bram Verhallen (lookout for his Xft 360 Kickflip hitch at 1:34!), Frank Lucas, Kotaro Tanaka, Wolfgang Sauter and Keelan Phillips.

Re-run 430 – The Directors Cut

RE-RUN 430 BMX from STYLE43 on Vimeo.

Today we have a real treat from James Smith, who has produced a directors cut of the “Run” DVD, he explains all below! Stickied at the top of the site for the day! Thank you James!

“I originally filmed this back 2012 for a the DVD “RUN BMX” it was edited and produced in house by the guys at 430. Years later I found the raw footage on a hard drive and I was keen to do my own version and do a directors cut.
I only ever saw the finished DVD once when it came out, and made sure not to watch it again before editing to avoid influence etc.
It was an amazing experience being in japan 2 weeks filming and witnessing some amazing riding 1st hand.
The edit I have done is light hearted and not to worried about the duplicated angles and tricks.”

RIDERS:
Hiroya Morizaki
Yohei Uchino
Kotaro Tanaka
Tsutomu Kitayama
Kawamura Takuma
Uehara Hiroshi
Kotaro Arai
Keiji Tamao Nakamura

inTRIKat – Infinite Pieces, 2000

I’ve truly been waiting for Infinite Pieces to be online for years, and today is great day! Stop what you are doing, grab a cuppa and enjoy this classic from 2000 by Chad Johnston. Featuring: Martti Kuoppa, Matt Wilhelm, Nathan Penonzek, Terry Adams, Chad Johnston, Morisake Hiroya, Kotaro Tonaka, Dan Rigby, Erin Donato, Simon O’Brien, Jorge Gomez, Phil Dolan, Thomas Ebeling, Michael Steingräber, Frank Lukas, Ulrich Kittel, Matti Röse, Alex Jumelin, Hammadi Lotfi, Alexis Desolneux, Jimmy Petitet, Gabe Weed, Ryoji Yamamoto, Kent Pearson, and yours truly, Effraim Catlow. Thank you Kala Yasuda for posting this ono;one, you made my day and i’m sure many others!

Throwback Thursdays – International Sneaker Pimps

International Sneaker Pimps from Zachary Poland-Shaw on Vimeo.

ISP's Part 2 from Zachary Poland-Shaw on Vimeo.

ISP's Part 3 Mike Steingraber from Zachary Poland-Shaw on Vimeo.

Euro X-Games ISP's Part 4 from Zachary Poland-Shaw on Vimeo.

Here we have a nice treat for Throwback Thursdays, Zach Shaw kindly in sent in this gem from filmed all over the world during 2000-2001. Great footage from the Euro X Games, Mike S in Australia, X Trials in Louisville. This video comes in four parts featuring the likes of Takashi Ito, York Uno, Matti Rose, Simon O’Brien, Kotaro Tanaka, Martti Kuoppa, Aaron Behnke, Matt Wilhelm, Nathan Penonzek, Alex Jumelin, Trevor Meyer, Dan Rigby, Cory Stratychuk, and many more! Enjoy this throwback treat, thanks Zach!

Metro Jam 2004

Jeff Desroche, Kotaro Tanaka, Jesse Puente, Pete Brandt, Ryoji Yamamoto, Aaron Behnke, Matt Wilhelm, and Seji Sekata feature in this great throwback edit Roosevelt Taylor just published. It’s not too long till the annual Toronto contest which widely regarded as the first BIG contest of the year! Enjoy this one!

Lookback: May 2015 – The Flatmattersonline 2015 Year end awards

Looking back, May was a crazy month in the year, check through my highlights from the month….


Sean Fontenot’s riding always has me on the edge of my seat, check this latest short edit where he states “I’ve always been good at G-turns, but bad with nose manuals. I’ve decided to correct that.” Shot with Konova K7 Slider (aside from last shot) Sean’s riding is so explosive, amazing stuff at the Globe spot in Long Beach, California!


Flatland legend, Trevor Meyer kills this Chiacgo parking lot between shows on the front and back wheel. This is well worth a watch!


At the age of 43, Todd Carter has made the move up to the Pro ranks and is arguably riding better than ever. Check out this great edit he just put together to celebrate, it’s going down for real!

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