Forget What you Heard is available to watch and download!

Forget What You Heard from Diversion TV on Vimeo.

We live in an era where social media makes seeing daily BMX videos easy. So we set out to do something that wasn’t just a flash in the pan Instagram clip or quick YouTube video. Something that all the riders really took their time to film.

The goal was to present something that had a wide variety of styles and personalities from riders who don’t normally release full parts often, if at all. We attempted to create a certain vibe from start to finish. Something different than what you are used to seeing.

Forget what you heard…

A film by Steven Lapsley. Featuring full sections by Ahmed Johnson, Gurvan Le Bloc’h, Hirokazu Miura, Jérémy Brosset, Joris Bretagnolles, Mateus Beckmann, Naoto Tamaru, Rodolphe Clavelier and Yorihisa Shiota.

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Download it:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/z9hamxi6dgmumrt/FWYH.mp4

Forget What You Heard Trailer

After a few days off working on the site, let’s kick off our Good Friday posts with some video news! Due out in April, “Forget What You Heard” is a full length BMX flatland film by Steven Lapsley. Featuring full sections by Ahmed Johnson, Gurvan Le Bloc’h, Hirokazu Miura, Jérémy Brosset, Joris Bretagnolles, Mateus Beckmann, Naoto Tamaru, Rodolphe Clavelier and Yorihisa Shiota. Looking forward to this one!

The Top 20 Riders in Brazil!

A nice treat today from Brazil, Daniel known to his friends as “Sansão” got in contact with this Top 20 riders from Brazil edit that he helped select along with most of the Brazilian scene. There is so much good riding in this one from the likes of Leo Claro, Mateus Beckmann, Marcos de Jesus (that two footed front death half whip to fire hydrant at
4:19 is so good!), Bruno Zebu, Balu, and many many more shredders from a scene we don’t hear enough about! This is worth your attention!

Copa BMX Brazil 2017

Nice edit from the recent Copa BMX contest in Brazil featuring Leo Claro, Romulo Guerra, Bruno “Zebu”, Francisco Pekeno, Mateus Beckmann, Willian Prado, Hudson Santos & Milo Flatland. Thanks Lísias Tabarelli for sharing this!

Master Of Creativity 2017 Final round / 11 – 6 places edit

Did you listen to the Martti Kuoppa podcast by Scott O’Brien yesterday? The 2017 Master of Creativity finals went off with such high standard from all the finalists, featuring Joe Cicman, Harutada Shimoyama, Tomoaki Yoshimura, Romain Dodelier, Mateus Beckmann, and Will Redd! So many great styles brought to the game, thank you flatland!

Lookback: November – The 2016 Flatmattersonline Year End Awards

With the voting closing today on the 2016 Flatmattersonline Year End Awards, its’s time to finish up on the last two months of the year. Did things slow down, hell no!!!

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On the 1st of the month, I was still catching up on the Flatark contest. Viki Gomez was presented with the 2016 World Circuit title at Flatark, Viki was followed on the podium by Matthias Dandois and Yohei Uchino! Here’s what Viki had to say:
“GRACIAS! THANK YOU! 2016 competition season’s been great to me and I am very grateful for once again taking home the 2016 World Championship title! @bmxflatlandworldcircuit. Much love to you all! It’s time to celebrate!”

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Lookback: September – The 2016 Flatmattersonline Year End Awards

Earlier today I said August was the busiest month of the month, I spoke to soon. Judging by the amount of pages I have to go through even topped August! Have you not voted yet? Check out what went down in September.


We started the month with a whole bunch of contest run footage from the Real City Spin contest, check out Yohei Uchino’s winning ride once again.

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Photo: Danny Josa.
On the 6th, Congratulations to Matthias Dandois, who took the win at the FiseWorld contest last night in Denver, Colorado USA, followed by Adam Kun and Joris Bretagnolles.

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Lookback: August – The 2016 Flatmattersonline Year End Awards

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.

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Lookback: May – The 2016 Flatmattersonline Year End Awards

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!

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Must Watch! Master of Creativity 5th to 1st Place

5th to 1st places MASTER OF CREATIVITY 2016! from Martti Kuoppa on Vimeo.

Two Must watch edits in a day, going soft? Not at all, the 2016 Master of Creativity without a doubt has brought the highest level of the year. Congratulations to Pedro Melo who ended taking the final round followed by George Manos, and John Yull, Mateus Beckmann and Thomas Noyer!

Personal standouts for me:

Thomas Noyer: Multiple front yard turbine whiplashes directly to backwards spinning halfpacker at 00:09, one of the moves of 2016!

Mateus Beckmann: Bars backwards X hand half cab foot jam decade at 00:40 + xft backwards pedal manual to decade out no foot jam at 00:57 and the banger if that wasn’t enough: backwards whiplash jump full bar to back pegs foot jam decade out at 1:00! Incredible stuff from Mateus!

John Yull: What a year for John, fresh back from a great performance at Flatark and killing it in every round of MOC! The opening double decade to smith is hard with brakes, but brakeless at 1:09! And it continues with an amazing footage decade to opposite weedwacker stall switch to regular weedwacker stall switch to foot jam decade out at 1:18 and the absolute banger is also like Thomas’ one of the moves of the year, steamboat to backwards bar split decade at 1:31! So good!

George Manos: The opening xft no handed backwards nose manual at 1:44 is another contender for trick of the year, is that a category this year in the FM awards? And the subtle pedal switch mid no handed pedla 5 inside the bike to regular foot no handed pedal had me hitting rewind straight away, did i see that right? Watch at 2:01 and be amazed!!!

Pedro Melo: What a year also for Pedro Melo, who delivered the goods in the final round to take the win at the most progressive contest of the year!Opening with the surfer g-turn at 2:11 I knew this was going to be a string entry, but the one footed grinding hitch kick flip hitch at 2:23 blew me away! WTF!!! And the surfer nosewheelie into brakeless pinkys surfer out, so creative! Pedro is the man!

What an amazing contest, that truly delivered what it was intended to do. Congratulations to everyone that took part and helped take flatland to a better place! Just beautiful!!