Must Watch – Matsudo Year End Jam 2018

2019 has begun with a bang, 4 days in and already two Must Watch edits to get you inspired! I am a big fan of the Jimalog edits, and this 2018 Matsudo Year End Jam edit filmed on 29th December at Matsudo, Hall 21 of Forest in Chiba,Japan hits the spot!

With an amazing list of riders, Akihiko Takahashi, Masashi Itani, Yu Shoji,Takuji Kasahara, Takumi Matsumoto, Moto Sasaki, Takahiro Ikeda,Yasunari Ishijima, Takahiro Enoki, Kazuma Nakajima, and Kenji Mori.

As with all Must Watch edits, let’s get into what’s so great about this one!

2:18: Takahiro Enoki, Xft carved hitch crazy pivot to backwards backpacker backwards whiplash out, I still rewind this one after three rewinds already. Timeless move!

2:37: Takahiro Ikeda, been waiting to see Takahiro do the pedal time machine walkover decade to one kick greater into a line without laying bike down and he gets it done here and finishes the line with a time machine variation I have never seen before. Unreal technique!

6:42: Takahiro Enoki, 6:42 and Takahiro hits a dream line of mine, opposite dump ride in, pivot xft upside down ice cream pivot backwards two footed dump pivot opposite xft cream! Just beautiful!

7:30: Moto Sasaki, what a mad line to finish a wonderful edit from Jimalog. Hang ten pivot to xft crackpacker turbines (hard enough) out to xft steam pivot jump to right side pumping halfpacker carved in circles into backwards pumping halfpacker in circles into backwards one footed spinning halfpacker step through to spinning hang ten out! Ridiculous!

As well as the amazing lines from everyone, this edit has a feel good factor about it. Friends together, riding, sharing, supporting. What a start to the year, big up Jimalog and all the riders for this treat! Award nominees announced later, it’s a good day!

 

Hiroki Film Monthly 1/2018 Front Wheel

Yorihisa Shiota, Misaki Katagiri, Shiyu Orikaawa, Takahiro Enoki, Yohihiro Shinde, Ryuji Nakamura, Yasuhiro Uehara, and Yasuhito Watanabe feature in the first Hiroki monthly edit of 2018 dedicated to front wheel riding. Don’t miss this one!

HF Monthly 2017/11

Pinch, punch first of the month and we get off to our December posts with an awesome edit from Japan. Underground basement session styles in the November edition of the “HF Monthly 2017” series featuring Hanoi Imai, Akira “Kyan” Muramatsu, Kira Komagata, Takahiro Enoki, Akira Okamura, and Katsushi Tanaka.

Lookback: April – The 2016 Flatmattersonline Year End Awards

The clocks go forward one hour, that feel good factor that the extra daylight brings, more riding time equals more time filming and documenting what you do. April was a busy month!

Deco’s Chad Degroot kicked off the month and had this to say:

“Since I starting riding my head wants me to learn as much as possible and this includes bars backwards tricks. The beginning of this link I learned this day so to make more smooth flow and no scuffing. The middle has been a gem and great feeling to whip the backend around with no brakes and keep speed. The end is bars backwards and played a huge head game for a bit because I had to push so much momentum to get into the backyard position and pump to keep speed. Real excited to move past the 15 second persona and get onto the longer story of this trick.”

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Lookback: March – The 2016 Flatmattersonline Year End Awards

March is always a good month, springtime is coming and after a long winter its nice to be able to ride outside again. Not to mention generally there is a whole lot more content coming through from riders worldwide.

On the first day of March, Paul Chamberlain just dropped a real nice promo for the Down Underground 2016 series, filmed at his local riding spot in Summer Hill. Plenty of awesome hang 5 variations in signature Paul Chamberlain smooth style, well worth watching again.

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Nagoya Local Edit

Amazing Nagoya scene edit by Yujiro Ogawa, featuring Festa, Gyros, Shiyo Orikawa, Yushi Ueda, Tomoaki Yoshimura, Hidemori Ishizaki, Yorihisa Shiota,
Syunsuke Sashimi, Akira Okamura, Yasuhiro Uehara, Yukihiro Sato, Takayuki Iwate, Keisuke Matsumoto, Hiroki Uchiyama, and Takahiro Enoki! Don’t sleep on this, so good!

G-SHOCK presents Real Toughness 2016 BMX Challenge

Great edit by yukipkoproject (how many times have I said that recently?!) from the Real Toughness 2016 BMX Challenge event in Murasaki Park, Tokyo Japan, featuring amazing riding from Keisuke Tanigawa, Yu Yamamoto, Yuki Sakai, Ryuji Nakamura, Kazuki Udagawa, Keiji Nakamura, Takumi Matsumoto, Yuji Ota, Koh Yoshida, Masashi Itani, Takahiro Enoki, Nao Yoshida, Syuichi Osada, Sato Minato, Takahiro Ito, and Takuya Higa!

Chiba Cup 2016 OpenClass Final

Stoked to see the return of BMX Boze today! Great coverage from the Chiba Cup OpenClass Final this weekend that Moto Sasaki won! Great riding from Mizuki Takahata, Akihiko Takahashi, Takahiro Enoki, Takahiro Ito, Shuichi Osada, Shuichi Osada, Takuya Higa, and Moto Sasaki! Don’t miss this one!