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!
We start the month of October with an amazing edit!!!
It feels like I have given out the Must Watch tag a lot recently, it’s already been quite a week for progressive edits and today Joe Cicman’s new Curriculum Vitae 2016 certainly lives up to the hype he’s thrown at it! Curriculum Vitae 2016 documents Joe’s progressive journey as he has pushed his riding month to month working on new ideas for the Master of Creativity confine contest.
The edit really builds from June, and the format quickly going month to month really makes this easy on the eye! Joe has really pushed the Jaffa Whip concept to new levels and the banger what Joe is calling the “Terradoom” at 2:17: a no handed crackpacker no handed jump to no handed backyard is absolutely bonkers and ballsy to say the least! I will stick my neck out and say that is one of the moves of the year so far! This left me wanting more, as all great edits do. Thank you Joe you just pushed flatland up a few notches!
We are celebrating 6 years of Flatmatters tomorrow, it gives me great pleasure to publish this Must Watch Simon O’Brien Colony 2014 Edit! Everyone knows Simon is one of the greatest flatlanders to ever touch a bike, there was a time where he seemed have a lil’ deadtime and now it is so great to say Simon is back! Just watch this edit, there are so many points that are worth rewinding in this edit, the first that stood out to me was the 360 flip ride in a’la Andrew Faris to backwards halfpacker at 1:22, the nose manual full boomerang direct to backwards backpacker at 2:09, and the forward karl halfpacker stop dead kickflip to backwards halfpacker ender at 3:29 may all have us talking for years + Simon kills it on the deck of the ramps! Does it get any better than this? Simon is already filming for an up and coming flatland dvd with Stewart Munro, I’m excited to see what is next? This is incredible, hit the rewind and thank you Simon for taking the time to do this and share with us!