Repo: UK Flatland Champs / Dreamlands Kent

Text: Effraim.
Photography: Jim Cossey.

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.

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Repo: Urban Waves Day 1

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.

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The 2015 Flatmattersonline Year End Award Nominees Announced!

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It is about that time with great pleasure that I announce the nominees for the 3rd annual Flatmattersonline Year End Awards! Thank you to everyone that took the time to vote this year.

Congratulations to everyone who has been nominated, again like I say every year it seems, what an amazing year 2015 was for Flatland!

The Flatmatters 2015 Year End award winners will be announced Sunday January 10th, along with a surprise award just to spice things up!

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Nominees are:

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Lookback: October 2015 – The Flatmattersonline 2015 Year end awards

October was all about Flatark, all eyes on Kobe, Japan! But besides that what else happened in the month of October? Take a lookback…


On October 4th, Canadian Powerhouse Jason Plourde dropped a powerful back wheel line, as he warms up for Flatark in a few weeks, hit play!


A while ago we dropped the news Fabien Stephan was riding for Far East Cycles along with Dub and Benjamin Hudson. Now check his Welcome to edit, signature SF styles and amazing production in this one! Hell yes!


What a nice video to wake up to on October 7th! Heresy just released this amazing trick, no handed turbine whiplash anyone? Matthieu Bonnecuelle just unlocked a new door, the possibilities are endless!

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Alberto Moya & Varo Hernandez win the Closing Down La Traba Contest


Pro Podium.

You may or may not remember the story about the La Traba skatepark in Madrid, Spain being under threat a while back, it seems the Judge decided to close La Traba. They decided to do their last competition there! There were Ramp Pro and Am Contest, Street Contest and Flatland Contest, Under 18 and Pro Class. Sad news that the park closing. Congrats to winners Alberto Moya and Varo Hernandez in their respective groups.


Am Podium.

Pro
1-Alberto Moya
2-Alvaro Fernández
3-Guelo Monzón

Under 18
1-Varo Hernandez
2-Mario García Correas
3-Alex Plaza