Repo: FA Battleground Contest + Official Edit


Text: François “Fan” Debroux.
Photos: Glenn Mehltretter & Robert & Ruben Castillo, Kevin Cunningham.

Massive thanks to François for reaching out with this awesome repo following on from Barre’s Oya Street Jam repo. So good to have people all over the world contributing towards Flatmattersonline!

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Benjamin Hudson wins 2023 Battleground

The first annual Battleground contest went down in Ohio this weekend, and went off. We will be posting run footage later today. Congratulations to all winners, Benjamin Hudson, Ruben Castillo, Fan Debroux, Ron Metzger, and Glenn Mehltretter. And best trick going to Terry Adams.


  1. Ben Hudson
  2. Pete Brandt
  3. Jean William Prevóst
  4. Terry Adams
  5. Jean Francois Bouilliane
  6. Omari Cato
  7. Cesar Rangel
  8. Joe Cicman

Mid School / Legends.

  1. Ruben Castillo
  2. Todd Carter
  3. Bertrand Williams


  1. Fan Debroux
  2. Andrew Graziano
  3. Anthony Schneidewind


  1. Ron Metzger
  2. Matt Veach
  3. Ron Seay


  1. Glenn Mehltretter
  2. Andy Pandemic
  3. Bri Welch

Best Trick winner.

Terry Adams.

Kip Williamson’s Subrosa Body Snatcher Prototype

You may have caught word on social media like I did with Kip Williamson shredding on a new frame. I reached out to Kip for more details, read on.

Introducing the Subrosa “Body Snatcher” flatland frame. I’ve been working with Subrosa for over 2 years to bring this to fruition. I’ve ridden it now for a couple of weeks and it feels amazing! It’s incredibly strong and has lots of features. This is a prototype so specs are subject to change. I’d like to thank GL, Ryan Sher, and Ronnie B. for helping make this dream into reality! More info coming soon. 

Subrosa “Body Snatcher” frame specs and info:

Sizes: Top Tube Length: 19” tt & 19.5” tt

Head Tube Angle: 75°

Seat Tube Angle: 71°

BB Height: 11.75”

Standover Height: 7”

Chainstay: 13”

Bottom Bracket: MID

Integrated head tube

100% 4130 chromoly tubing

Dropouts: 6mm thick – CNC laser cut 14mm dropouts with integrated chain tensioners

Subrosa Yoke BB/chain stay junction and ovalized down tube at bb for increased strength

Brakemounts seat stay: Removable

Head tube drilled for gyro tabs

Integrated seatclamp

Weight: 4.6 lbs

Colors: white/raw fade, black


**ETA: SPRING 2024

Repo: Oya Street Jam.

Text: Barre Neirynck.
Photos: Barre Neirynck, Djou Nien.

I hit Barre Neirynck a message after I saw a few photos on Instagram,. Whats this event Barre? I don’t know much about it, it looks amazing. Barre came through with this repo, shouts to Barre and Djou Nien for helping out with photos. Nice to get a repo back here on Flatmattersonline. Enjoy this one!


It all started last year when I saw some footage from a underground contest on a island thirty minutes away from the west coast of France!
Between Normandië and Bordeaux.
The vibe was so dope, that it sparked my interest to know more about this event.
The name of the island is Île d’Yeu, and is organise by Etienne Taraud and crew, the event called Oya Street Jam! With a resident population of only 5000 people, community style.

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Open BMX Flatland Championship: 25th November

Matti Hemmings dropped in some contest news that’s open to Internationals as well as the U.K. Flatlanders.

We’re back!

Open Flatland BMX Championship

Newport International Sports Village 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Free Entry for all riders / Free Parking

Old skool, Amateur & Pro class

25th November 2023. 9am to 5pm

The plan will be to make it regular thing and open for jams & competition if it goes well.

I’ve attached some images of the area that will be cleaned up and the stuff will be moved to open up the concrete area.

Drop Matti a message on social media if your interested.