The 2017 Flatmattersonline Year End Award Winners are….

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First up it’s time to announce the editorial choice in the 2017 Flatmattersonline yearend awards followed by the Reader Choice, holding the awards each year I feel is a important thing to do for the culture of flatland and show some love back to the sport that has given me so much over the years.

Congratulations to all of the winners, and the nominees. Much respect to you all and all you do to contribute to flatland, it was a great year with a lot of twists and turns. Going to be interesting to see what 2018 brings. I wanted to display the medals tonight with the winners, but there is a slight delay that I’m not in control of. I will be contacting the winners shortly for addresses and interviews. Without further a due…

Editorial Choice Winners:

2017 Flatmattersonline
Rider of the Year
Jean William Prevost

Runner Up: John Yull.

2017 Flatmattersonline
Edit of the Year
Quentin Pelorson – XTen

Runner Up:
James White/Critical Beatdown.

2017 Flatmattersonline
Most Progressive Rider
John Yull

Runner Up: Quentin Pelorson

2017 Flatmattersonline
Line of the Year
John Yull

Runner Up: James White.

2017 Flatmattersonline
Outstanding Contribution
James McGraw

Reader Choice:

Thank you to all the readers of Flatmattersonline who took the time to vote, this year in particular was pretty interesting as your nominations differed slightly from mine, would the results be the same? Let’s go through the categories…

2017 Flatmattersonline
Rider of the Year
Jean William Prevost

Runner up:
John Yull.

2017 Flatmattersonline
Edit of Year
James White / Critical Beatdown

Runner Up: Quentin Pelorson – XTen.

2017 Flatmattersonline
Contest Run of Year
Jean William Prevost / Flatark.

Runner Up:
Jean William Prevost – Ninja Spin Finals.

2017 Flatmattersonline
Breakthrough Rider of the Year:
Yu Katagiri

Runner Up: Benjamin Hudson.

2017 Flatmattersonline
Most Progressive Rider
John Yull

Runner Up: Scott Powell.

The 2017 Flatmattersonline Year End Award Nominees are…..

Happy New Year everyone! It’s time to announce the nominees for the editorial and reader choice 2017 Flatmattersonline Year end awards, thank you to everyone who took the time to vote. As always it is interesting to see what you the reader of Flatmattersonline thinks compared to my editorial votes. And last not certainly not least congratulations to all the nominees.

Flatmatters!

Effraim Catlow

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Aloha Jam 2017 Promo!

ALOHA JAM – BMX HOLIDAY HAWAII 2016 from Diversion TV on Vimeo.

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.

The 2016 Flatmattersonline Year End Award Nominees are….

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It’s that time, 2016 was a great year for Flatland. I’m sure I say that every year, but we evolve every year. This is one of the many great things about our art form/sport, it is one of the ingredients that fascinates us all.
The Nominees are as always fascinating, you the readers of Flatmattersonline have spoken once again, it is always interesting to see your views! I personally found the Rider of Year hard to pick just five, so I have six. I decided after much gnashing of the teeth, I would be just taking one rider out for the sake of it. Without further a due, below are the editorial and reader choice for the 2016 Flatmattersonline Year End Awards. Thanks to everyone that voted. The winners will be announced Tuesday January 10th, congratulations to everyone that has been nominated.

– Effraim Catlow / Flatmattersonline

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Lookback: June – The 2016 Flatmattersonline Year End Awards

June got off to a banger with Quentin Pelorson’s Seeking Part 3 edit on June 2nd. From the opening downside whiplash pedal 5 stepped beautifully into x-ft halfpacker, this edit really caught my attention. Quite possibly my favourite line is at the 1:13 mark, I’ve already rewinded this part twice to work out what happened, I could go on and on here.

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Astrolabe 2016 Flat Contest – 6th édition

Etienne Taraud just dropped this nice 9:16 long edit from the 6th edition of the Astrolabe contest featuring the likes of Matthias Dandois, Quentin Pelorson, Alex Jumelin, Kevin Meyer, Kevin Jacob, Dez Maarsen, Joris Bretagnolles, Jeremy Brosset, Fabien Stephan, Gurvan Le Bloc’h and many more. Enjoy!