Congratulations to Matthias Dandois who was crowned the 2021 European Champion in the Men’s Pro Class contest at the Ruhr Games in Bochum, Germany, followed by Varo Hernandez, and Alex Jumelin on the podium. Props to Andy Zeiss and Frank Lukas putting this contest on, looked amazing!
If you need some motivation to start the week, watch this! You will all know by now, Martti Kuoppa has built a coaching programme from the ground up, and this edit features the riders benefiting from his regime.
Here’s the word from the boss himself:
“When I started MK Format online coaching a couple of years ago I had no idea how amazing it will be to work with all these dedicated riders all over the world and to be part of their progression journey. Feeling truly blessed to be in a position to share my knowledge about riding with each one of them.
I am very excited to present this “Timezones” -edit today with Pakphum Poosa-Art “Toon”, Joe Cicman, Oleg Efimov, Varo Hernandez, myself, Irina Sadovnik, Masato Ito and Terry Adams. One combo from each rider.”
Toon Pakphum, Varo Hernandez, Lee Musselwhite, Matthias Dandois and Alex Jumelin took the 4th to 8th place spots respectively in the eFise qualifying online competition that combined fan and judging votes. take a loo at their runs if you missed them!
I hope everyone is safe and well at home during this really difficult time. A couple of people shared the idea to post the first ten clips on one edit to look back over, and during this lockdown period. I have plenty of time to kill, so here are the first the clips that started back in January of this year.
These clips have become a thing, and I am really stoked on the reaction to doing these. Thanks to all the riders that taken part so far and shared their progressive lines with all of us.
Sietse Van Berkel
Keep checking back:
Every Wednesday, a new clip on http://www.flatmattersonline.com
I am sure I write this every time I review a video, I feel it’s important to say it without trying to sound like a broken record. It really is a brave move to make an online video these days, especially if you are charging for it online. It’s quite common in skateboarding, but hasn’t filtered over to flatland really.
Landscapes 3 comes in at 1 hour 12 minutes long, I can’t even imagine how much working time that is for the creator, Stewart Munro putting all the pieces together, selecting riders going back and forth with riders gathering footage, picking the music to fit each rider, the list goes on.
Landscapes 3 is available to download right now (link below), full length flatland videos are a rarity these days. Today is a good day, props to Stewart Munro for making this happen yet again. Look out for a review shortly.
“Landscapes 3 is a new full-length video showcasing some of the best flatlanders from around the world featuring Aaron Frost, Chris Vasileiou, Erin Fricke, Keelan Phillips, Keita Uchino, Kio Hayakawa, Masato Ito, Mates Tuček, Mateus Beckmann, Nick Watts, Steven Hearn, Varo Hernandez, Shinichi Kib, Thomas Deschenaux, and Simon O’Brien.”
Today we have a Must Watch treat from Simon O’Brien and Stewart Munro, thanks Stewart for this exclusive!
““Landscapes 3” is a new full length video showcasing some of the best flatlanders from around the world. Featuring Aaron Frost, Chris Vasileiou, Erin Fricke, Keelan Phillips, Keita Uchino,
Kio Hayakawa (fresh on Colony), Masato Ito, Mates Tuček (look out for his clip!), Thomas Deschenaux, Mateus Beckmann, Nick Watts, Steven Hearn (great to see Steven back), Varo Hernandez, Shinichi Kiba and Simon O’Brien (that opening backwards halfpacker kickflip line is no joke!).”
Awesome new short edit from Varo Hernandez out of Madrid, Spain, this guy is progressing a lot on both wheels under the guidance of Martti Kuoppa. Lookout for the x-ft crackpacker line at 00:49, smooth style on hard tricks! Well worth a watch…
Round 1 of the 2018 UK Flatland Championships took place last weekend in Margate, Kent. Margate is a seaside town about an hour and half from central London for all of you reading this outside of the UK. Matti Hemmings once again is the man behind making the event happen, this year a different location and a better set up. Dreamlands, an amusement park smack on Margate seafront which somewhat bizarrely to me, goes in land rather than out towards the sea, two years ago we sat on the seafront having fish n chips after the Wheels and Finns festival and wondered what Dreamlands was. A great use of space and in terms of planning, this place is epic. You wouldn’t know this amusement park was even there, if you drive along the seafront road.
Today I made the trip from Southsea to Kortrijk in Belgium via the Eurostar out of St.Pancras, London. I arranged with contest organiser, Barre Neirynck to be picked up in Lille, France which was just hour and half from London. Dez Maarsen kindly picked me up and drove me direct to the event.