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!
A special treat from the archives today from Japan, Discovery Vol.02 is now available to watch online featuring Hidenori “Soncho” Ishizaki,Jun “Oni” Katayama,Tomohiro Kiyoku,
Shunsuke Komatsu,Hiroki “Tangmeng” Iwata,Shinya “Mats” Matsuura,Takahiro “Kyoro” Higaki,
Masashi Itani,Yoshiyuki Sawai,Kazuto Morishita,Shimpei Hanawa,Shinichi “Russia” Kiba and
Tomokazu “Mo-rich” Morinaga (the banger at 37;05!). Well worth grabbing a cuppa or two and sitting down for this one.
I am still catching up on videos and news after the UK Flatland Championships weekend, today I have one video for you that deserves your attention. Sunny Singh aka hate5six makes a welcome return to the video editing game with this really nice edit documenting the riding of Masashi Itani out in Hawaii. Look out for the last bike flip at 3:22! Here’s what Sunny had to say:
“In February, I traveled to Hawaii to ride with and film Masashi Itani, one of the top professional flatland riders in the world, and also hang out with @Bobby Carter, whose Diversion BMX video series were highly influential to me growing up. I finally got around to cutting this edit together for Masi which contains the first and only known recording of him pulling a 180 bike flip. I focused on incorporating various elements that I loved from BMX videos in the 90s-00s. In Bobby’s words, “I haven’t been stoked on an edit like this in a long time.”
It’s a good day for edits here on Flatmattersonline! Whenever Yuki Itoh aka yukipkoproject drops a new project I’m glued to the scene. This Toyosu Jam Vol.10 was filmed by Takaya Matsumoto and edited and directed by the man himself. As always the riding doesn’t disappointment and showcases multiple generations of riders from Yuki Itoh killing the front wheel at 1:22 mark through to the young buck Yuta Watanabe showing his skills at 00:39. Add Masashi Itani at 1:54 and Takuji Kasahara at 2:15 and you have one easy on the eye edit, not to mention the other riders. Love these edits from Japan!
Yukipkoproject aka Yuki Itoh is on fire with updates from the Toyosu Jam and this the 9th edition that took place on Saturday 23rd September featuring Yuta Watanabe, Mizuki Takahata, Masashi Itani, Seiya Higa (lookout for the nose wheelie line at around the 2:16 mark, so good!). Good vibes from the underground japan scene, thanks to Yuki for letting the rest of the world see this.
Great footage from the recent Flat Games contest in Chiba, Japan featuring so much awesome riding in order from: Ryo Katagiri, Ryosuke Takagi, Nao Yoshida, Yorimitsu Miyata 00:48!!, Naoto Tamaru, Shinichiro Hara, Yasuhiro Uehara, Kazuma Nakajima, look out for the young ripper Takumi Isogai at around the 1:52 and the no handed spinning halfpacker whip halfpacker line at such a young age at 2:17, unreal! Masashi Itani, Keisuke Tanigawa, Naoki Watanabe, and Fumiya Kanna, great edit by Yasushi Kajiwala! Don’t sleep on this, underground japan at its finest, I believe Moto Sasaki organised this event. Thanks to Lee Musselwhite for the heads up on this one!
It’s been quiet across the globe the last few days, so I took a few days off updating the site. Psyched to see a new yukipkoproject edit filmed by Takaya Matsumoto first thing this morning, and as usual this does not disappoint. Toyosu Jam Vol.8 features Yosuke Shiozawa, Hiroshi Denton, Yuta Watanabe, Shu Umeda, Akira Horii, Takumi Suzuki, Koh Yoshida, Atsushi Kato, Masashi Itani, and Yuki Itoh (the line at 4:32 is so good!). Nice mix of established names and new talent coming through, this is Japan!
Yuta Watanabe, Masashi Itani, Takuya Higa, Akihiro Kasahara, Yu Yamamoto, and Mizuki Takahata all feature in this new Toyosu Jam Vol.5 edit by yukipkoproject. Great edit as always by Yuki, enjoy this one!
It’s a good day when yukipkoproject aka Yuki Itoh drops a new edit and today we have the Toyosu Jam Vol 4 to enjoy with plenty of treats from Mizuki Takataha, Takuya Higa, Naoki Watanabe, Masashi Itani, Yuta Watanbe, Yuki Itoh, and a guest appearance from Hiroya Morizaki. Definitely worth a watch!
Starting the week off with an awesome promo for the 2017 Aloha Jam in Hawaii. Here’s what the man himself, Bobby Carter has to say:
“THE NEXT ALOHA JAM WILL BE AUGUST 19, 2017.
The Flatland House will be Available August 17 – August 22 2017
For booking details please check: alohajam.net/
or Email me at bobby(at)diversiontv.com
BMX brings us together to ride, but it also brings us together to experience life.
Aloha Jam is not a contest, but it is more than just a jam, it’s a BMX HOLIDAY. Get ready to ride and experience an adventure that only a Hawaiian environment and the Aloha Spirit can provide!”
Riders featured in Aloha Jam 2016 video include:
Simon O’Brien, Masashi Itani, Quentin Pelorson, Bobby Carter, Lindsay La’akea Bode, Big Ale, Dennis Toyoda, Armin Batoumeni, Craig Gaudet, Jenny Dupin, Sean Fontenot, Adam Jung, Zack Demboske, Derek Takemoto, Caleb Cabrera, and Sean Parker.