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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!

Flat Games 2017 in Chiba, Japan

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!

Lookback: January – The 2016 Flatmattersonline Year End Awards

Hello everyone,

I dropped the 2016 Flatmattersonline year end awards just a few days ago, thank you to everyone who has already voted.Today I begin the task of going through the entire year and seeing what went down. In order to keep this as concise as possible, I will posting just what has happened in 2016. (In January there were a lot of edits posted from the previous year…)

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2016 really kicked off with the Quest BMX Sponsor Me contest, with a whole load of quality entries form across the globe arriving, in the end Jeremy Brosset and Gurvan le’ Brok won the competition and place on the team. Refresh your memories and take a look at their entries right here:

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Repo: Voodoo Jam 2015

Text: Todd Carter.
Photos: Erik Otto & Todd Carter.

The 11th VoodooJam rolled through New Orleans, Louisiana USA, the last weekend in July.
Riders from eleven different countries braved the 108° (F) heat index to make this event one of the best ones yet!
The classic pre-jam went down at Annunciation Center Park, in New Orleans on Friday. This location was about a mile from the host hotel, so a ton of riders took advantage of it! I remember counting close to 100 people directly involved in the flatland scene, hanging out and riding.

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Ucchie made his first entry to the World Circuit this year at Voodoo Jam. Signature double foot pedal ice cream.

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Repo: Extreme Barcelona

Repo: Effraim.
Photos: Effraim, Alberto Moya and Ruben Vigil.

When I was at Bike Days in Switzerland one month ago I was invited to also to judge Round 2 of the 2015 World Circuit in Barcelona. BCN is one of my favourite cities in the world, that hold many memories from when I competed in the Euro XGames and so on so it’s pretty much a no brainer for me. The flight from London is also only one hour 45 minutes so it’s nothing at all. And even better it was my girlfriends birthday on the Wednesday, so we stayed a lil’ extra few days and made a holiday out of it after the contest.

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Viki Gomez, gliding junkyard on the freshly painted floor before prelims.

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Bike Days 2015 Qualification Highlights

Darcry 66 just dropped this nice highlights edit from the Bike Days qualification featuring sick riding in order from Oleg Efimov, Naoto Tamaru, Martin Drazil, Dominik Nekolny, Pfriem Benedict, Terry Adams, Dub, Moto Sasaki, Hiroya Morizaki, Viki Gomez, and Matthias Dandois! Hit play!

Bike Days 2015 Day 3

Text and Photos: Effraim

Judges view warm up

I just got back home from Bike Days with nothing but good feelings about this event. If you have never been to Switzerland, every thing runs like clockwork, everything is very clean, well signposted, lots of green countryside, beautiful mountain views, the people are very friendly and polite. It is hard not to love the place!

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Team France win Bike Days Battle of the Nations!

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Last night the organisers threw down 200 Swiss Francs for a fun contest, “Battle of the Nations” it was a good chance for the riders to get warmed up for this weekends contest and have a good time too! The final battle with Team France vs Team Japan was so fun to watch, party atmosphere with the crowd deciding the winner. Double routines, riders throwing down hammers. This event had a lil’ of everything, so good to watch! Stay tuned for more updates as I run through day 2 at Bike Days later on, qualifying is going down today at 3pm, riders are just getting warmed up in the main arena.

Voodoo Jam Photo Gallery


Naoto Tamaru killed it this year, making a big impression during the finals!

Fat Tony just sent in this awesome photo gallery with some nice words that just dropped on the Red Bull site from the Voodoo Jam, amazing photographs! Hit the link below!

http://www.redbull.com/us/en/bike/stories/1331668927522/voodoo-jam-bmx-flatland-2014-recap