Whiteski continues to progress and refine/reinvent his riding style. Great concept of collecting his instagram videos into one edit, the mantronix track fits perfectly with James’ riding! Definitely go watch this!!!
Photos: Trevor Oleniuk.
As you may or not have noticed I have been stepping up the amount of exclusive content on Flatmatters over the winter months, particularly the interviews which I think have been quite in-depth. On the flip side of that, sometimes I am aware they can be heavy reading and thats not everyones cuppa tea so to speak. So with that train of thought, I was thinking let’s bring back the top 5’s feature, and who better to kick this off with than S&M’s Peter Olsen. Let me know what you think in the comments. Thanks!
Riders of all time:
3- Martti Kuoppa
5- Ruben Alcantara
Riders to ride with:
1-Rich Forne DIG
2-PALACE – TRES TRILL
3-Akira Okamura – Magic Fruits
4-Garrett Reeves / LOTEK
5-Dylan Reider – Gravis
Places to visit:
5-British Columbia, CAN
Inspirations right now:
1-More daylight hours
2-The sun’s warmth
Reasons to leave your town/city:
1-Long and dark winters
2-I’ve been here forever
3-I need a change of scenery
4-There is a world beyond this city
1-Shlohmo – Laid Out EP
2-Blue Hawaii – Blooming Summer
3-Flying Lotus – Until the Quiet Comes
4-Spectrals – Extended Play
5-King Tubby – Dub From the Roots
Tricks to do daily:
1-Whiplashes (any kind)
3-360 pivot tricks
Tricks you can’t do, but wish you could (ideal wishlist):
1-Cross footed whiplashes in front of the bars
2-Backward facing rolling walkovers
3-F-truck around the worlds
5-360 Bunnyhop Whips
Non bike brands:
POLAR skate co
Things that piss you off:
3-Made you Look
Non Riding Movies:
3-Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
3-My wicked old computer
4-My old Samsung phone
5-I don’t really like gadgets
Favourite no seat touch combos:
1-Xfooted whiplash 360 pivot to xfooted whip out
2-Xarm switchfoot whiplash to backward hang5 to x arm whip out
3-Xarm whiplash walkaround
4-Turbine Frontyard variations
5-Switch footed firehydrant 360 pivot behind the back to switch foot out
3-Excess scuffing or pumping
4-Intentionally dropping the back wheel down to the ground in the middle of front wheel combos
5-Changing carve directions in a combo (ie. going clockwise then switching it up and going counter wise in the same link)
*#4 & #5 are generally speaking, but there are exceptions as some dudes that can make both of those look sick
5-Finding out something is possible
Who’s next for a Top 5’s?
Man of the moment, Chad Johnston hit me with the product news, he and Peter Olsen are testing the S&M Enduro Top Load stem in 36mm. Looks great! As you would expect from S&M!
Keep aheads up on http://www.sandmbikes.com for further updates.
It’s official! James White is on S&M via 4 down distribution here in the UK! It was only fitting Whitey have that Limited Edition White intrikat wasn’t it! This is too good! Congratulations James! S&M are building one hell of a team! That’s argueably the top three contenders for “edit of the year” all on S&M!
Look out for a big interview with the man himself in the new year!