Kio Hayakawa takes the top spot in FiseWorld semis!

Congratulations to Kio Hayakawa who took the top spot here at the Fiseworld/UCI contest in Montpellier. Matthias Dandois turned it on working the crowd to a party tune and riding flawless to take a well deserved second place going into tomorrow’s final.

Moto Sasaki took the third place with his signature backwards spinning style, top 8 make tomorrows final. It’s going to go off!

Congratulations to all the finalists… What a day!

The Viki Gomez Flatmattersonline Year End Award Interview + Viki’s Must Watch Rise 4 Ever Part!

Intro/Interview: Effraim.
Photography: Jason Halayko.

Hello everyone,

After a few days break from my back to back trips to Lyon France and straight to Japan for the X Games. It’s time to get back to posting some content for you all at home.
And next up in the Fm year end award winner interviews is Viki Gomez, winner of the editorial choice for edit of the year 2021!
We discuss the award, filming the part, direction changes in Viki’s riding, motivations with contests vs edits, Titanium bikes and his new video part Rise 4 Ever (which you can watch below!

RISE 4 EVER from Viki Gomez on Vimeo.

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X Games Japan Day 3: Contest Day

Yesterday was a good day for flatland, the return of flatland to the X Games after a 19 year hiatus. They started just like every other so far, you collect the bag with your covid 19 test on your door handle, get the test done.
Daily procedure, it is what it is. Boring part out the way, ready to enjoy the rest of the day.

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Kio Hayakawa wins Gold at X Games Japan

From X Games alternate to X Games Gold, what a story for Kio Hayakawa who saved his best line for the final hitting a ridiculous blender 360 bike flip back to time machine ending with a downside foot jam decade out!

What a moment for Alex Jumelin winning his battles with Yohei Uchino and Moto Sasaki. Alex pulled his new 1080 nose manual to take a well earnt second place spot.

In third place, Moto Sasaki pulled one of the lines of the contest in his third place battle against Matthias Dandois, with a crazy hang 5 pivot to Xft crackpacker turbine into Xft backwards spinning crackpacker and ended with an amazing halfhiker pivot to opposite Xft halfpacker backwards hitch out.

That was intense! I will post a little repo tomorrow! Flatmatters at the X Games here in Japan, what a contest!!

Results.

1. Kio Hayakawa.

2. Alex Jumelin.

3. Moto Sasaki.

4. Matthias Dandois.

5. Terry Adams.

6. Viki Gomez.

7. Varo Hernandez.

8. Yohei Uchino.

The Flatmattersonline Year End Award Winners 2021 Are…….

It’s time to announce the winners of the 2021 Flatmattersonline Year End Awards, as well as show some love to the nominees….

It’s a labour of love putting this together, after two weeks filming, capturing, and editing, the show is finally is done!

If you are unfamiliar with the awards, there are 5 categories in both editorial and reader choice. I made a few changes this year, adding Female Rider of the Year + Brand of the Year to the awards.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote, and congratulations to all the winners and nominees, tune into the Year end awards show to find out who won in each category!

Grab a Cuppa and I Hope you enjoy the show!

Flatmatters / Effraim Catlow.

Jeep Real Games Final

It’s a good start to 2022! The Jeep Real Games final show just dropped a few days ago, with Yohei Uchino once again at the helm. Congratulations to Hiroya Morizaki taking the win for the second year in a row followed by Viki Gomez, and Naoto Tamaru.
The flatland segment starts at 33:30, don’t miss this!!!

Throwback Thursdays: King of Ground Nagoya 2004

Loving these throwback raw edits from the legendary King of Ground contests, I don’t know about you at home, but I enjoy seeing the realistic footage with makes and falls included. This edit features the likes of Hiroya Morizaki, Viki Gomez, Martti Kuoppa and more.

King of Ground 2004: Nagoya Japan

 Akihiko Takahashi just came through with 22 minutes of golden footage from the 1st Round of the King of Ground series in 2004. Round 1 went down in Nagoya, Japan, and 16 years later, most of this riding stands up today. Featuring the likes of Martti Kuoppa, Terry Adams, Yohei Uchino, Viki Gomez, Shinde, Kotaro Tanaka, and so many more. I just got through with my first viewing of this, and I’ll be going straight back to this. This is refreshing to watch, thanks Aki for the upload!