Interview: Effraim. Photos: Voodoo Jam Photo Files.
With the return of the Red Bull Circle of Balance less than two weeks away, it’s time to catch up with Scott O’Brien who is MC’ing the 20th anniversary in New Orleans. I dubbed the COB the Super Bowl of flatland a while back and this is huge for flatland it’s back. It’s time to get into it with Scott and discuss this amazing event. Have you got your ticket?
I’ve always wondered what would happen if a street rider really started bringing flatland tech to the streets. I’m not talking about just dropping a hang five on a ledge spot, I am talking about digging deeper and creating original flatland lines that have never been done.
Alexis Desolneux is that dude, a true artist that continually does his thing in BMX and this edit goes so hard.
There is so much groundbreaking stuff in this, the filming is awesome and the soundtrack fits like a glove (the opening where the music kicked in on the Luc-e grind line gave me goosebumps. And the ender wow, the street world and BMX world need to teach this one!
Getting back to normal after the 14 years of Flatmattersonline celebrations, Puerto Rico’s Ramon Lopez just sent in this awesome “Adios 2022” edit full of hard classic flatland moves. Multiple brakeless whiplashes, check, no handed hang 5’s mid line, check, backwards brakeless whiplashes, and so much more. Good stuff Ramon, it’s been great to follow Ramon’s riding through the years running the site!!
14 years of Flatmattersonline, can you believe it?!!!
I’ve been stacking clips in between injuries for the last three and a half years. This edit for me has been a real case of going against the grain of what everyone else seems to be doing. The norm now seems to be most riders post their clips as soon as they have landed them straight onto the gram. For me, the gram is for leftover clips and photographs.
Videoparts are our album, I had this conversation with a few riders out in Abu Dhabi recently. There’s a lot of riders in the current scene with “no” albums or at least no a recent one. It seems really sad to me, there isn’t a right lot to watch right now “video part” wise unless you go back digging (which there is nothing wrong with).
Loving these parts dropping over the last week from Benjamin Hudson, the man from Chile blessed with one of the best styles in the game. The pinky squeak step over stuff in this edit is not only so hard brakeless, but he does it all so clean. Respect!!
Good vibes in this new “Splendid” video part with James White, with some great old school riding footage thrown in to mix this one up nicely. The ender is flow perfectly, its a good day for edits on FM!
Always good to see footage of Simon O’Brien we haven’t seen before, and right here Simon comes through with a nice front wheel line in his backyard riding spot. Go follow Stewart Munro’s YouTube channel for plenty of amazing flat coverage and general BMX footage too….
Great edit from the Hungarian Championship and Sport Zone Open international in Budapest recently. Big respect to Rob Alton for continuing to grow the scene and holding down this annual contest, well worth sitting down with a cuppa and enjoying this one!
Naoto Tamaru joined the We the People team back in September, fast forward a few months, and we have a freshly filmed “Welcome” edit from one of the most stylish hard working Japanese riders. Edited by Sevisual, this is a good one!!
Benjamin Hudson has been been off the grid for a while now. One of the best styles in the flatland game, and today that changes and we have a short but very sweet “It’s ok” part 1 to get you motivated for your winter session. The standout for me is the switch foot pedal 5 line where he crosses over to the other side around the 1:05 mark. Thank you Benjamin and IGI for this treat!!