Review: Landscapes 2

Text: Effraim.

Like I said in my review of Landscapes 1 last year, 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…

Landscapes 2 starts with a nice intro describing verbally the feeling of flatland and what it’s all about “it is a mirror that shows each of us who we are”. There’s always a unwritten formula to making a DVD, banger section to start, middle and the all important who got the last section. Would this follow suit, 52 minutes long let’s get into this!

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Landscapes 2 Available to Buy Now!

“Landscapes 2” is a new full length video showcasing some of the best flatlanders from around the world. Featuring Bert Ribul,Brandon Fenton,Chad DeGroot,Hidenori Ishizaki,Koichi Forkone Higo,Paul Chamberlain,Raphael Chiquet,Shinichi Kiba,Takuji Izumi and Simon O’Brien.

Running Time – 52mins

Download it here:

https://gumroad.com/l/VvAwl

Landscapes 2 Trailer!

Today we have an awesome exclusive on the site thanks to Stewart Munro! Stoked to showcase the trailer for “Landscapes 2” is a new full length video showcasing some of the best flatlanders from around the world. Featuring Bert Ribul,Brandon Fenton,Chad DeGroot,Hidenori Ishizaki,Koichi Forkone Higo,Paul Chamberlain,Raphael Chiquet,Shinichi Kiba,Takuji Izumi and Simon O’Brien. Enjoy and share!

Landscapes 2 coming soon…

Stewart Munro hit me up with some news on his latest video project, peep below for the rider list:

“Landscapes 2” is a new full length video showcasing some of the best flatlanders from around the world. Featuring Bert Ribul,Brandon Fenton,Chad DeGroot,Hidenori Ishizaki,Koichi Forkone Higo,Paul Chamberlain,Raphael Chiquet,Shinichi Kiba,Takuji Izumi and Simon O’Brien.

Yuki Itoh wins Derauma Cup in Nagoya

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It’s a busy weekend for contests in Japan with two events going down, congratulations to Yuki Itoh who took home the win at the Derauma Cup in Nagoya, followed on the podium by Hidenori Ishizaki and Yoshihiro Shinde.

Bikes Hiroshima 2017 was won by Shinichi Kiba closely followed by Keisuke Tanigawa and young ripper, Takumi Isogai. Congratulations to all! Hopefully we will see some video from these events shortly.

Full Swing 2015

Full Swing 2015 from Kazuki Kawanishi on Vimeo.

Peep this amazing Full Swing 2015 contest edit by Kazuki Kawanishi featuring the likes of York Uno, Keisuke Tanigawa, Ill Neyagawa (arguably the best backwards manual in the game, check 1:38), Kazuto Morishita, amazing jumplash pedal x-ft 5 line at 7:03, Tomokazu Morinaga, Shinichi Kiba, and many more! Hit play already!

MEZZEE Alternate Mixtape

I loved the first Mezzee mix tape a few weeks back, and with so much footage Dwix just made this nice “alternate” mix tape edit full of summer vibes from the Royan contest, Paris, and Barcelona! Sweet riding from Quentin Pelorson, Jeremy Brosset, Shinichi Kiba, Didier Genet, Alberto Moya, Thomas Noyer, Manu Massabova, Gilles Van De Sompel, Joris Bretagnolles, and many more!

Mezzee Mixtape

Duy-Anh PHAM aka Dwix who previously run the http://niakland.free.fr website before YouTube and Vimeo days took some time out of the game and wanted to get back into documenting the flatland lifestyle and riding, he does a great job, he explains more below:

“During two months, I traveled with my bike and my camera between Paris, Saint Mandrier sur Mer, Montpellier, Bordeaux, Royan and Barcelona. The result of these trips is this mixtape called “Mezzee”. It sounds as your greed pushes you to test loads of tasty dishes in the same time. It includes good times and riding skills from Manu Massabova, Matthieu Bonnecuelle, Takumi Isogai, Quentin Pelorson, Inigo Arroyo, Alexis Desolneux, Shinichi Kiba, Alex Jumelin, Thomas Noyer, Jeremy Brosset, Joris Bretagnolles, Mike Plas, Gilles Van de Sompel, Alberto Moya and many more!”