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Oleg Efimov vs Toon Pakphum: What’s App Battle

Another day, another upload from the MK Format camp. Todays MK Format WhatsApp battle features Oleg Efimov vs Toon Pakphum.
Coach, Martti Kuoppa commented: “This is proving to be very effective style of practicing full runs because similar sensation to contest nervousness is created.”
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Varo Hernandez: Huge combo

It’s been a long time since a big flatland contest, and of course a lot of riders are training hard behind the scenes. Varo Hernandez from Madrid, Spain looks to have been putting a ton of work under the MK Format regime, this line is epic and he continues it after. Look out for Varo, when the contest season starts up again.

Terry Adams & Toon Pakphum Whatsapp Battle

Unintentional Martti Kuoppa theme running on the site today, and this one is a real treat and makes the best of the Covid 19 pandemic situation. Martti is training his riders hard and utilising technology as best he can to keep the riders motivated and in contest shape. This Terry Adams and Toon Pakphum battle goes hard and might well be the future, such a rad idea!

Oleg Efimov & Masato Ito WhatsApp Battle

Martti Kuoppa is pushing his riders hard, whilst the contest season is on hold. This is such a dope idea, Oleg Efimov & Masato Ito what’s app style. MK explains more below….

“After the full run can be done 100% on your own the next level is to do it while I watch via live video call. After that part is going good it is time to add up even more pressure and do a battle with a live video calls with another rider and coach watching. Here you can take a look on the WhatsApp battle between Oleg Efimov and Masato Ito.

My apologies for the picture quality and the original sound missing. This is the best documentation we can get out of this style of practice.”

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King of Concrete 1999 Open Practise

Chris Carter just sent this this rad blast from the past, open practise from the 1999 King of Concrete at Southsea Skatepark featuring the likes of Alex Jumelin, Martti Kuoppa, Michael Sommer, Gernot Ibounig, (myself) Effraim Catlow, Sam Foakes, Lee Musselwhite, Chris Carter,James Needham, and so many more riders. As you will see, the sessions were so busy!

Throwback Thursdays: Flatland Manifesto #1 / 2001

Man, I miss Flatland Manifesto! Shane Neville put so much work into these flatland video magazines, if you missed these it really is worth your time to sit down, and take all this in.Thank you Shane! Issue 1 featured the La Revolution from Toronto, How to Pinky with Cory Stratychuk, ESPN B3 in Anaheim, California (this section rules!), Art Thomason Interview and more. So much good riding, 19 years ago. Wow!

King of Ground 2004: Nagoya Japan

¬†Akihiko Takahashi just came through with 22 minutes of golden footage from the 1st Round of the King of Ground series in 2004. Round 1 went down in Nagoya, Japan, and 16 years later, most of this riding stands up today. Featuring the likes of Martti Kuoppa, Terry Adams, Yohei Uchino, Viki Gomez, Shinde, Kotaro Tanaka, and so many more. I just got through with my first viewing of this, and I’ll be going straight back to this. This is refreshing to watch, thanks Aki for the upload!

Irina Sadovnik: The Flatmattersonline Interview Part 2

Intro/Interview: Effraim.
Photos: Sevisual, Rob Alton, Alex Lang Photo..

Great reaction to my Part 1 Flatmattersonline Interview with the first Women’s UCI World Champion in Flatland, Irina Sadovnik. I know I have said it before, the interviews are a lot of work, and probably what I enjoy producing the most, and this two part interview with Irina was no different. But it has been a whole lot of fun getting to know her, over the last year or so, and I felt the whole flatland community needed to hear her story. Thank you for all the positive feedback from Part 1 last Friday…. Let’s get into Part 2, it’s a good one and well worth a read whilst your on lockdown….

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