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!

 

Lookback: August – The 2016 Flatmattersonline Year End Awards

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.

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Benjamin Jam Edit by Jimalog

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!

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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Good Vibes Japan 2015

Grombar just dropped this amazing “Good Vibes” edit with plenty of unseen footage outside of the Flatark contest at the infamous Meriken park in Kobe Japan. Great riding from the likes of Benjamin Hudson, John Yull, Kevin Nikulski, Russia, Alexis Desolneux, Paul Chamberlain, Balu, Dez Maarsen, Jeremy Brosset, James McGraw, Jim Cavanaugh, Dustyn Alt,Yu Shoji, Alberto Moya, Mo Rich, Yuichi Ill Tamiya and many more! Good vibes indeed, loved this! Thanks Omar for posting this!

Repo: Voodoo Jam 2015

Text: Todd Carter.
Photos: Erik Otto & Todd Carter.

The 11th VoodooJam rolled through New Orleans, Louisiana USA, the last weekend in July.
Riders from eleven different countries braved the 108° (F) heat index to make this event one of the best ones yet!
The classic pre-jam went down at Annunciation Center Park, in New Orleans on Friday. This location was about a mile from the host hotel, so a ton of riders took advantage of it! I remember counting close to 100 people directly involved in the flatland scene, hanging out and riding.

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Ucchie made his first entry to the World Circuit this year at Voodoo Jam. Signature double foot pedal ice cream.

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Voodoo Jam 2015 Pre-jam Rider Compilation

Gino Palencia just dropped a nice Voodoo pre-jam rider compilation featuring Naoto Tamara, William Perez, Bobby Burge, Nikola Olic, Yu Shoji, Will Redd, Todd Carter, Cesar Calderon, John Yull, Dez Maarsen, Yohei Uchino, and Scott O’Brien. Check it out!

Voodoo Classic by Dub

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Dub come in hot with this sick Vodooo jam edit, that also doubles up as a Real City Spin hype edit. Here’s what the man himself had to say:

“Combined with the strength of some of the best riders in the World and some superkids from Japan, here is my little Voodoo Jam recap edit! Including full runs from Dez Maarsen, Matthias Dandois, Takahiro Ikeda, Jason Plourde,Viki Gomez, Yu Shoji, Kira Komagata and Toon Pakphum. Please share with your friends who think Flatland is dead and show our heart is pumping strong. Shout out to Scott Brien and Terry Adams for another even sicker edition of Voodoo Jam. Next Stop on the World Circuit is RealCitySpin in Montreal, Canada, August 29-30. Check it ou on IG @realcityspin or facebook/realcityspin

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