Today is a good day! Yuki Itoh is like the Japanese version of Tom Sevisual in terms of videographer. The camerawork, lighting, and overall feel of this Toyosu jam edit is so beautifully relaxing, and if you are like me it will draw you in and time just stands still watching this. That’s not to mention the amazing riding from the likes of Jean William Prevost (the opening line at 00:15 and that 2:38!), Naoki Watanabe, Hidenori Ishizaki (1:18!), Masashi Itani, Takuji Kasahara, Misaki Katagiri, Yuki Itoh (3:20), and Ryosuke Takagi. Nice variety in riding styles and soundtrack by Valance Drakes & Ivan Shopov makes this one an edit you will watch over and over again! Wow!
It’s a good day for edits here on Flatmattersonline! Whenever Yuki Itoh aka yukipkoproject drops a new project I’m glued to the scene. This Toyosu Jam Vol.10 was filmed by Takaya Matsumoto and edited and directed by the man himself. As always the riding doesn’t disappointment and showcases multiple generations of riders from Yuki Itoh killing the front wheel at 1:22 mark through to the young buck Yuta Watanabe showing his skills at 00:39. Add Masashi Itani at 1:54 and Takuji Kasahara at 2:15 and you have one easy on the eye edit, not to mention the other riders. Love these edits from Japan!
August is often the busiest month of the year on the site, and it certainly got started with a bang on August 1st! The man of the moment, Viki Gomez fresh back from the 2016 World Circuit title in Brazil goes back to the core day to day sessions at his home spot in Luxembourg and just like the CORE Part 1, this delivers at the highest level!
Highlights for me:
– The opening rolling dump truck pivot backwards xft ice cream pivot opposite side two footed dump truck pivot xft ice cream line is just beautiful and took me back to the riding of Dan Rigby, amazing!
– X bar steam kickflip regular bar halfpacker pivot opposite xft hitch xft halfhiker body varial to halfpacker at 00:39!
– I know it’s not new, but the hang ten pressure jump steam Viki does at 1:03 is timeless, execution is also on point!
– Backwards crackpacker in circles carved back to forwards crackpacker steam kick flip crackpacker, the technicality and sheer variety of moves Viki has is just incredible! This is years and years of crafting to get to this level, I could go on and on, but I’ll leave it here.
I dropped the 2016 Flatmattersonline year end awards just a few days ago, thank you to everyone who has already voted.Today I begin the task of going through the entire year and seeing what went down. In order to keep this as concise as possible, I will posting just what has happened in 2016. (In January there were a lot of edits posted from the previous year…)
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2016 really kicked off with the Quest BMX Sponsor Me contest, with a whole load of quality entries form across the globe arriving, in the end Jeremy Brosset and Gurvan le’ Brok won the competition and place on the team. Refresh your memories and take a look at their entries right here:
It’s always a good day when Yukipkoproject aka Yuki Itoh drops a new edit, this time the documented the Toyosu jam that went down yesterday, and once again captured this beautiful coastal town on the suburbs of Tokyo. Featuring Yu Yamammoto, Yuki Itoh, Masashi Itani, Takuji Kasahara, Naoki Watanabe, Kazuki Uoagawa, Nao Yoshida, and Mizuki Takahata.
At 44 minutes long, when you have some spare time to kill grab yourself a cuppa and enjoy the Pro flatland qualification runs from Fise Denver last weekend. Featuring Brian Gavagan, Stephen Cerra, Benjamin Hudson, Bryan Huffman, Adam Kun, James McGraw, Omari Cato, Bo Wade, Takuji Kasahara, Williams Perez, Joris Bretagnolles, Alex Jumelin, and Matthias Dandois. Shoutout to Henry Wagner and his bro, for taking the time to do this!
With Benjamin Hudson in Tokyo, Japan recently for the G Shock contest, it’s as good of an excuse for a jam at the Matsudo Mori No Hall 21 riding spot in Chiba. Combine one of the best scenes, and Jimalog and your onto a winner!
Watch the whole edit and enjoy the vibe with the riders feeding off each other, featuring amazing and diverse riding from Benjamin Hudson, Masashi Itani, Naoki Watanabe,Yu Shoji, Shuichi Osada, Akihiko Takahashi, Tomohiro”Penipee” Katayama, Koh Yoshida, Takuji Kasahara, Kazuma Nakajima, Moto Sasaki, Takumi Matsumoto and Yuki Itoh. Good times in Chiba!
Dwix is back, check this jam sessions edit with Melvyn Masson, Charles Paty, Takuji Kasahara, Federico Capón, Maxime Cassagne, Matthieu Bonnecuelle, Joris Bretagnolles, Thomas Noyer, Jérémy Brosset, Gurvan Le Bloc’h, Benjamin Hudson, Lee Musselwhite & Didier Genet.
Rad video and a nice description to boot, you know what to do!
“The traveler’s bug caught our bandwagon crew in the sails and the winds favored our descent upon Bordeaux, France for this short reunion episode with the three mosqueteers of Flatland ; Taku, Ben and Dub unite once again in this edit to reinforce our friendships. We were there for 2 nights of which we spent laughing and enjoying speaking of our trip with Dub’s cousin in Bordeaux. ENJOY!!!”