With the awards dropping on Sunday 10th January, I wanted to share with the flatland community my choice for the Flatmattersonline Top 10 edits of 2015. And thus my break down of how I arrived at picking the nominees and also the winners. If you are paying attention to the site and reading the comments, you will have seen I didn’t count DVD video parts into the mix, as the category was “edit of the year”. I left it plain and simple, edits only (not dvds or dvd parts for example) I also didn’t take one trick edits into the equation, in my mind an edit is multiple clips combined together. This made my life easier shortlisting and narrowing from the hundreds down to 5 down to the winners. With that being said let’s crack on with my top ten list for 2015:
It is about that time with great pleasure that I announce the nominees for the 3rd annual Flatmattersonline Year End Awards! Thank you to everyone that took the time to vote this year.
Congratulations to everyone who has been nominated, again like I say every year it seems, what an amazing year 2015 was for Flatland!
The Flatmatters 2015 Year End award winners will be announced Sunday January 10th, along with a surprise award just to spice things up!
These lookback features have definitely been fun to put together during the past fortnight or so, and already we are on November today! Looking back it seems September through till December were the biggest months of the year! Let’s go back through the highlights from last month…
Martti Kuoppa celebrates his 37th birthday on November 1st, and does it in style with another NBD move. If you are counting, that’s the third “Must watch” of the week, and a new door opened with the possibilities when he learnt this walking man stem lash (I think we can all see whats coming!)! The man is on a roll and its beautiful to see this kind of progression in our sport.
John Yull got inspired by Martti Kuoppa’s walking man stem lashes the other day and applied MK’s technique of switching feet on the stem to the foot jam decade.
Dub over at igi just published this dope line from Benjamin Hudson, filmed during a practise session at Flatark. Style and flow for days!
Summer time is here in June, often one of the best months of the year for content, quality edits and plenty of contests going down down across the globe. Take a check back on what went down this year….
There aren’t enough scene edits anymore, so today I was stoked to find in my inbox this awesome Texas Scene edit entitled “We are” featuring just about everybody who makes up the Texas Flatland scene from Art Thomason to Ruben Castillo to John Yull, this is a good watch! A good way to get June started!
Viki Gomez’s first session of June, throwing down signature move after signature move in Luxembourg! Look out in particular for the first combo and the last one at 2:14. Pure freestyle from one of the best, don’t miss this!
All about Level Vibes today and rightly so, check this nice edit by Wudtube. Capturing some of the best lines from Martti Kuoppa, Michelle Maiolani (lookout for the foot under pedal 5 at 1:03!), Keelan Phillips, Gonzalo Bellanti, Denes Katona and much more! Well worth a watch!
Yinka Thomas just came through with the first edit from Level Vibes, and it’s a banger! Plenty of amazing riding from the likes of MK, Michelle Maiolini, Jason Forde, Matti Hemmings, Steve Green, Keelan Phillips, Alex Jumelin, Jussi Laukkanen, and many more! Below I’ve highlighted some of my favourite lines from the edit! Big up Yinka for this treat!
Martti Kuoppa: 6 stem lashes at 2:49 + fakie stem rebate to double opposite stem lash at 6:25!
Michele Maiolani: pedal one handed 5 grabbing the cross bar to one handed cross bar whiplash out at 5:42.
Keelan Phillips: 1080 nose manual at 3:36.
Matti Hemmings: No hand no foot dork wheelie at 4:30.
Michele put a lot of work into this edit filmed at Nembro skate park near Bergamo, Italy! Amazing whiplash, pedal 5 and nose wheelie variations in this one! This guys progression is amazing! Don’t miss this one!!