Giannis Caternellis – Freestyler #123

Imagine having 123 edits? Damn, who can say that? Gianni Caternellis keeps on delivering, here for his 123rd part, he rides one of that looks like scenic spots with surrounding Greek landscape. This feels like a behind the scenes look at Gianni’ sessions, love the concept of this. Gianni dedicated this part to Rodney Williams…

Gurvan Le Bloch: Road to World Cup

Gurvan Le Bloch is a name that was firmly on my radar about 8 years, then it seemed he vanished from the euro contest scene, and posting videos (certainly as much). Now, in 2024 Gurvan is back and is competing in the Fise World Cups this year, Japan this month and Montpellier, as well posting a lot on his socials.
Love the concept of this one, really nice thought behind this….

The AMERICAN BMX FLATLAND LEAGUE is born!

Exciting news for Flatland in the USA!

Today we are excited to announce the news of the ABFL (AMERICAN BMX FLATLAND LEAGUE)

The press release, website, instagram, and Facebook are below. Please help us spread this exciting news!

Website:
https://www.americanbmxflatlandleague.com/

Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/americanbmxflatlandleague?igsh=azU3MzlyeG5qenI5&utm_source=qr

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/american.bmx.flatland.league?mibextid=LQQJ4d

The 2023 Flatmattersonline Year End Awards: Winners Announced!

Announcing the winners of the 2023 Flatmattersonline Year End Awards in Editorial and Reader Choice categories! Thanks to everyone to took the time to vote – congratulations to all the winners and nominees. It is always a pleasure to host these awards, I’ll be in touch with the winners shortly + interviews with the winners soon.

– Effraim.

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Hang 5 Podcast Episode 41: Darin Wright & the One Love Jam

“If there is one event you do not want to miss on the Flatland BMX calendar, it is One Love Jam!  Held every January during the Martin Luther King long weekend in Newport Beach California, it attracts every generation of riders from near and far.  All eager to escape the dreadful winter and shred a cool spot on the beach with the homies. I asked long time organiser Darin Wright a few questions about the jam and proceeded to ask a few riders what they think of the jam. Enjoy!”

https://www.buzzsprout.com/1164767/14350995

2023 Flatmattersonline Year End Award Nominees Announced!

Hello everyone!

It’s time to announce the nominees for the 2023 Flatmattersonline Year End Awards in Reader Choice (You at Home) and Editorial Vote (Me at FM HQ!). Congratulations to everyone who got nominated, and thank you to everyone who took the time to vote.

– Effraim.

READER VOTE:

RIDER OF THE YEAR:
Julien Baran
Yu Katagiri
Jean William Prevost
Yu Shoji
Kio Hayakawa

EDIT OF THE YEAR:
Jean William Prevost: Comes in waves
Dane Beardsley: About Time
James White: White Noise
Sebastian Grubinger: Finale
Viki Gomez: 20 Years on red bull

FEMALE RIDER OF THE YEAR:
Carin Hommura
Aude Cassagne
Jeanne Signeur
Louise Signeur
Leticia Moda

CONTEST RUN OF THE YEAR:
Yu Shoji: Uci Glasgow final
Kio Hayakawa: Chimera Round 3 final
Yu Katagiri: X Games final
Yu Katagiri: Flatark
Jean William Prevost: Huffjam

LINE OF THE YEAR:
Dane Beardsley: Last trick in About Time.
Yu Katagiri: Flatark Best Trick.
Kio Hayakawa: Xft upside pedalling Uci Glasgow semi final.
Yu Shoji: Crack jump to Saturn spin.
Takato Moriya: Backwards pedal junkyard full flip line.

EDITORIAL VOTE:

RIDER OF THE YEAR:
James White
Jean William Prevost
Yu Katagiri
Yu Shoji
Kio Hayakawa

MUST WATCH EDIT OF THE YEAR:
James White: White Noise
Jean William Prevost: Comes in Waves
Sebastian Grubinger: Finale
Takahiro Enoki: Heresy
Dane Beardsley: About Time

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION:
* To be announced next Sunday.

BREAKTHROUGH RIDER OF THE YEAR:
Yu Shoji
Ren Oshima
Jijejije Bmx
Takuji Izumi
Takatora Hishkawa

BRAND OF THE YEAR:
Heresy BMX
Four Pegs BMX
IGI FLAT BMX
Ares Bykes
Nous BMX

*The 2023 Flatmattersonline Year End Award winners will be announced next Sunday (28th January).

Must Watch: Owen Bohn & Benjamin Hudson in the Andes Mountains

Jean William Prevost aka Dub puts together an absolute classic, with two of the best in the game, Owen Bohn & Benjamin Hudson on their home turf’s. His description is perfect so not much need for myself to add anything other than this is worth watching on your tv screens at home. Flatland BMX lifestyle to the fullest!

“Owen Bohn & Benjamin Hudson hold a special bond. Both share a passion for flatland that is hard to find at that level in the mountainous area they inhabit, they live pretty close to eachother except for the towering Andes mountains that separate their cities Santiago and Mendoza. They’ve been taking this 8 hour bus ride that crosses the sight of the tallest mountain outside the Himalayas every time they feel for the motivation of riding with a real one. 15 years later they still motivate each other to keep pushing. This video will show them riding in a short mixed session together but also host a solo part for each on their own spots in Mendoza, Argentina and Santiago, Chile.”

TRIP REPORT LINK:
http://www.igibmx.com/los-andinos

Chimera A-Side Final: Yu Katagiri vs Yu Shoji

The Chimera A Side competition in Osaka Japan went off last weekend, the final in particular was absolutely ridiculous. With the 2023 UCI World Champion Yu Shoji going head to head with the winner of X Games & Flatark, Yu Katagiri. You don’t want to miss this, I recorded this off the Chimera A side instagram for all those that missed it. Enjoy!

Yu Katagiri & Carin Hommura take the win at Chimera A-side

The Chimera A-side contest in Japan earlier today did not disappoint, heavy line up and heavy riding on the contest floor!

Yu Katagiri was on fire as always, nailing his 360 bikeflip line in the final battle vs Yu Shoji who took second. And Yu Yamamoto in the third place podium position beating Kio Hayakawa.

In the Women’s Class, Carin Hommura dominated and took a well deserved win, followed by Ao Ogawa and Sona Yoshimura ended up in third place.

What an event, level up. Talk about starting 2024 with a bang!