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.
Mizuki Takahata Held a Happy jam again in the new year.The place we rode was different from from last time ,because this time was not so windy.Enjoy a beautiful Tokyo jam session featuring Mizuki Takahata, Yuta Watanabe, Masashi Itani, Seiya Higa, and Hidenori Ishizaki. It’s a good weekend already here on Flatmattersonline, thanks yukipkoproject for this one!
August is often the busiest month of the year on the site, and it certainly got started with a bang on August 1st! The man of the moment, Viki Gomez fresh back from the 2016 World Circuit title in Brazil goes back to the core day to day sessions at his home spot in Luxembourg and just like the CORE Part 1, this delivers at the highest level!
Highlights for me:
– The opening rolling dump truck pivot backwards xft ice cream pivot opposite side two footed dump truck pivot xft ice cream line is just beautiful and took me back to the riding of Dan Rigby, amazing!
– X bar steam kickflip regular bar halfpacker pivot opposite xft hitch xft halfhiker body varial to halfpacker at 00:39!
– I know it’s not new, but the hang ten pressure jump steam Viki does at 1:03 is timeless, execution is also on point!
– Backwards crackpacker in circles carved back to forwards crackpacker steam kick flip crackpacker, the technicality and sheer variety of moves Viki has is just incredible! This is years and years of crafting to get to this level, I could go on and on, but I’ll leave it here.
Springtime is here, and as we all look forward to the summertime. The contests are more frequent, everyone is getting more riding time, and the content on FM grows.
It’s not often we kick off month with a Must Watch edit, but we did that in May of this year, and boy was it a treat!
Japanese flatland legend, Hiroya Morizaki teamed up with Taichi Kunieda to drop these two brand new amazing back wheel lines. So great to see Hiroya is still pushing hard, hitting the rewind again!
The clocks go forward one hour, that feel good factor that the extra daylight brings, more riding time equals more time filming and documenting what you do. April was a busy month!
Deco’s Chad Degroot kicked off the month and had this to say:
“Since I starting riding my head wants me to learn as much as possible and this includes bars backwards tricks. The beginning of this link I learned this day so to make more smooth flow and no scuffing. The middle has been a gem and great feeling to whip the backend around with no brakes and keep speed. The end is bars backwards and played a huge head game for a bit because I had to push so much momentum to get into the backyard position and pump to keep speed. Real excited to move past the 15 second persona and get onto the longer story of this trick.”
It’s always a good day when Yukipkoproject aka Yuki Itoh drops a new edit, this time the documented the Toyosu jam that went down yesterday, and once again captured this beautiful coastal town on the suburbs of Tokyo. Featuring Yu Yamammoto, Yuki Itoh, Masashi Itani, Takuji Kasahara, Naoki Watanabe, Kazuki Uoagawa, Nao Yoshida, and Mizuki Takahata.
On November 5th, a few days after the Flatark contest in Kobe, the Far East Cycles and IGI team headed to Yohohama and hosted a flatland jam over there with all the local scene. Hit play for an amazing edit by Yuki Itoh aka yukipkoproject, which combines awesome riding and communicates the dreamlike vibe of the jam.
Some of the standout clips for me:
Gonzalo Bellanti: Bar grab one handed whiplash to bar grab one handed turbine whiplash around the 00:49 mark. I know he’s done it before but it’s still a banger!
Jean William Prevost: Back wheel fury with two massive combos at the 1:44, power and flow for days.
Yuki Itoh: His spinning xft crack to pumping one handed hang ten line is one of the lines of the edit, already watched this line several times. Skills and style galore.
DVD’s in the modern era are a sad rarity in our scene from my perspective, during the last two years you can count those on less than one hand. Dane Beardsley’s Same thing daily project and IGI’s travel video are all we have had. Stewart Munro from Australia stepped up to the plate with an ambitious project to collect and edit together rider sections from all the planet, when you think about that in the modern internet culture and free edits available everyday it almost seems like a thankless task.
Thankfully Stewart stuck to the task which being so far away from all the other riders is I can imagine a tough task to collate together. The downloadable video straight to your laptop is catching on in other sports such as Skateboarding, more recently massive companies such as Adidas are releasing their projects for a small fee online. Will it catch on to what is essentially a small flatland audience? Only time will tell…
Peep this awesome second trailer for Stewart Munro’s latest video project Landscapes, download yours on the link below!
“Landscapes” is a new full length video showcasing some of the best flatlanders from around the world. Featuring Simon O’Brien, Alex Worden, Yorihisa Shiota, Seppl Pospischil, Viki Gómez, Iwata Tang-meng Hiroki, Masashi Itani, George Manos, Sebastian Grubinger, Noyer Thomas, Brandon Fenton, Paul Chamberlain, Scott Powell and many more !
Link to buy Landscapes $4.99 –