Reason DVD 2009

TJ Perry is on a tear with uploading great videos from the archives, and today we have the Reason DVD from 2009. This is really well worth your attention today, Reason is so well produced and the riding is still great to this day!
Reason was put together by Yasushi Tanabe, Hajime Yamazaki, and Makato Shiraishi.

Full sections with Yoshiki “Hotoke” Uchino, Susumu Morioka, Hideki Kawai, Shintaro Misawa, Yoshihiro “Taka” Nishikawa, Hirokazu Miura, Tsutomu Kitayama, Shinichi “Russia” Kiba.

http://www.flatmattersonline.com/reason-dvd-review

Throwback Thursdays – Fight with Flight 2009

Let’s take it back for this week TBT. The second annual Red Bull Fight with flight contest went down in January 2009! Held in a unique aircraft hanger location in Indianapolis, IN. The likes of Matthias Dandois, Matt Wilhlem, Terry Adams, Shintaro Misawa, Jean William Prevost, Dom Nekolny, Jesse Puente, Moto Sasaki and many more go head to head battle style. Matt Wilhelm came out on top on this occasion, Red Bull put together this documentary style edit from the event.

Flatground VI – Pro’s do Amsterdam

Just came across this “Pro’s do Amsterdam” edit from Flatground VI that I haven’t watched in years. Featuring great riding from the likes of Matthias Dandois, Shintaro Misawa, Hiroya Morizaki, Justin Miller, Raphael Chiquet, York Uno, Thomas Noyer, Seppl, Michael Sommer, good times in A’dam!

Throwback Thursdays – Proseed A & B

It has been a few good weeks for the flatland archives here on FM! And today a real treat from the japanese flatland archives, and the history of the King of Ground contest. The Proseed A and B videos by Juicy Vision has to go down as one of the best contest videos ever, featuring York Uno, Hiroya Morizaki, a young Moto Sasaki, Martti Kuoppa, Viki Gomez, Michael Steingraeber, Shintaro Misawa and many more. Do yourself a favour, grab a cuppa and enjoy this great piece of flatland history.

Throwback Thursday – King of Ground Finals 2001

For this weeks throwback we go back 2001, and this amazing Flatland Manifesto KOG Finals edit featuring Mike S, Viki Gomez, Yammer, Akira Okamura, Shintaro Misawa, Hiroya Morizaki and many more, so many styles! Definitely worth a watch!

The Must Watch edits of March!

Already so many amazing edits this year, and as Springtime has just kicked in for many of us the number will surely only rise! Take a rewind on our Must Watch picks for March!

– Effraim

Dub was working on this at the guru jam and now has it down! Amazing balance point on this two footed death truck on the pedals! Dub is always pushing so theres no telling where this Forklift move will head? You definitely don’t want to miss this one!

FRESH from James White on Vimeo.

On March 7th, James White dropped an absolute banger on the flatland world! It is fair to say at the ripe age of 44, James dropped the best edit of his riding career! Later that day I shared a birthday beer with the man, not a bad way to spend my 40th birthday! Hit play on this way again, the body varial xft ice cream and that last move. Sexy flatland!

So many new whopper related bangers in this monthly edit from the incredibly talented Mateus Beckmann, the standout for me however is the 180 backwards peg wheelie half cab to steam line at 3:23! Don’t miss this one!

Like Mateus, Shintaro keeps on the incredible path of progression he’s been on it is seems particularly the last few months, one of my favourite riders for sure and maybe yours! Theres so much technicality to his riding, around half way Shintaro switches to a front brake, enjoy the edit!

The month ended with Adam Kun and Sevisual Tom combining to bring you this banging “Welcome to Kunstform” edit filmed in Cali! The half cab half whopper step with the same foot to pedal 5 at 2:17 had me hitting the rewind a few times just to figure what was going on, and there is a ton more! This is a real treat!

The Must Watch edits of January!

What an amazing start to the year! There are plenty of amazing diverse flatland edits being dropped weekly, after going through a years worth of posts multiple times for the Flatmatters Online 2013 Awards it made sense to do some kind of review at the end of the month this year. The Must Watch category has become a big feature of Flatmatters so it made sense to showcase the Must Watch edits of each month. So let’s begin with January!

It was fitting that the first Must watch edit of the year went to Flatmatters editorial vote for Rider of the Year 2013! Mateus Beckmann continues where he left off, plenty of new whopper/decade variations – check 1:59 Rollback candybar stem decade anyone? Enjoy this incredible talent do his thing! Flatland is all the better for it!

If that wasn’t enough, Shintaro Misawa added another Must Watch edit! I could watch Shintaro ride all day, smooth as glass liquid flatland right here!

MATSUDO YEAR END JAM 2013 !! from JIMALOG1985 on Vimeo.

When this edit came through, I just knew it would be amazing! Everything about this Matsudo year end jam edit screams fresh, fresh, fresh!!!! From youngsters, Yu dropping a mega spin to perverted, Kato’s stalled xft g-roll flip to pedal caboose, Akira Okamura’s nose wheelie bar out, and Hotoke’s last combo at 11:19!!! There is so much to enjoy and motivate you right here, give this one a rematch. Don’t you wish you had a scene like that!

When Matthias sent me an advance preview of the new edit I felt blessed. MD definitely sent out a message with this Welcome to La Creamerie edit! High energy, and incredible riding that had us all pumped for days! Have you watched it again? The spinning no handed halfpacker whip to halfpacker is jaw droppingly good! I hope to see much more of this style from Matthias in 2014.

On January 19th, Shintaro dropped his second incredible edit of the month! This was and is a masterclass in flatland control, that I have to admit I’ve watched more than any other video up until the Alexis edit dropped. The man can do what he likes on that bike, the right hand halfpacker to opposite hang five spinning circle k out had me screaming at the screen, perfect! Total masterclass in bike control, and certainly the most slept on edit of the month!

Matthias not only delivered a massive edit to start the year, he also put together this quality Winter edit for his good friend Alex Jumelin. Alex treated us all to a few surprises, especially the back wheel line at 3:50! It will be interesting to see where Alex goes with this kind of back wheel foot jam concept in 2014.

Stephan Kornely BMX Sport Import 2014 Edit from Waldemar Fatkin on Vimeo.

This made a rainy day in Southsea all the better! Much like Matthias, Waldemar Fatkin is not only an amazing rider, but also can deliver on the editing front as well. There aren’t too many people that can say they can do a hang ten kickflip to halfpacker a’la the Boss, Martti Kuoppa. Stephan Kornely is one of those guys, this guy goes under the radar a fair bit. Amazing rider, give this one another watch!

2013 was a great year for Heresy! And 2014 has started with an absolute banger to start the year, the accolades will keep coming for Alexis I am sure. When the edit dropped, I made the comment “Every so often an edit comes along that defines what we do! This is flatland!”.

Do I really have to tell you to watch this again?

The end of the month started as it begun, another incredible edit from the Brazilian phenomenum that is Mateus Beckmann. The decade variation at 5:33 has got us all talking, Mateus puts a body twist on the decade variation landing backwards. Go watch it again, I am sure we will be talking about this for years to come. It is a groundbreaking piece of originality from one of the sports most talented riders.

What does February have in store, stay tuned!

Shintaro Misawa – Back wheel progression

from Shintaro Misawa on Vimeo.

Shintaro is back with yet another progressive update! Really liking the x up one handed two footed ice cream back and forth at 00:54, so much style and flow in his riding! If you missed his recent interview here about his progression, hit the link below! Thanks to Prasheel Gopal sending this one in!

http://www.flatmattersonline.com/shintaro-misawa-interview-back-wheel-progression