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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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).

Flatmattersonline 2023 Year End Awards: Line of Year Contenders

As promised, here’s a glimpse of some contenders for the Flatmattersonline 2023 Year End Awards. These are just a few highlights from FM Instagram and standout edits. The complete list would be too lengthy.
Check out #flatmattersonlinelineoftheyear2023 on instagram for more videos. Happy voting and enjoy!

The 2023 Flatmattersonline Year End Awards: It’s Time To Vote! No

It’s that time of year, the Flatmattersonline Year Awards for 2023 are upon us. The readers of FM have around a month to vote, so plenty of time for you to consider your votes for Rider of the Year, Edit of the Year, Female Rider of the Year, Contest Run of the Year and the most difficult one but a fun one to break down, Line of the Year. As always have fun with it!

Reader Choice:
Rider of year
Edit of Year
Female rider of year
Contest Run of Year
Line of Year (video highlighting some of the contenders dropping in a few days, stay tuned!)

Editorial Vote:
Rider of year
Must Watch Edit of year
Outstanding Contribution
Breakthrough Rider of year
Brand of the Year

How do you vote?
Send your votes through to: effraim@flatmattersonline.com – entitled Flatmattersonline Year End Awards 2023.
Please vote only by email, it gets too complicated with DM’s, facebook messages etc.

When’s the Deadline for voting?
Voting closes Sunday 14th January.
VOTING NOW CLOSED!

Nominees announced:
Sunday January 21st

Year end award winners announced:
Sunday January 28th.

Please note:
Voting only counts via email. Plenty of time to go through edits over the new year, and look back via the site on the highlights of the year that will follow over the next few weeks, take your time and good luck and most of all enjoy the process of voting!

Flatmattersonline.

Have a good Christmas everyone, and happy new year!

Thanks to everyone who supported the Flatmattersonline 15th anniversary merchandise launch, appreciate the love!!

Effraim.

15 Years of Flatmattersonline

When reflecting on 15 years of running the site, my initial thoughts trace back to the “To scuff or not?” article on the Blogspot site. Contemplating how much Flatland has progressed—advanced tricks, evolving techniques.

Up steps Mark Ward during a session at my flatland school, Mark is a fellow rider and designer, who’s worked with Greystoke BMX, Haro Bikes, and Dale Holmes racing brand Dvide recently. He proposed a futuristic series of drawings for Flatmattersonline Merch, offering a glimpse into where Flatland might be in another fifteen years that somewhat aligned with what I was thinking of to celebrate the anniversary. Continue reading

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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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!

TRAVEL DAY.

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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Watch the Top 3: UK National Championships at the Backyard Jam

Last weekend, the British Cycling National Championships took place at the Backyard Jam taking place at Junction 4 Skatepark in Darwen, Lancashire. Check out the top 3 runs from Matti Hemmings, Lee Musselwhite and James White.

Next stop the UCI World Championships in Glasgow, next week.

Thanks Nic Newman for filming.

Aude Cassagne: The Flatmattersonline 2022 Female Rider of the Year Interview

Interview: Effraim.
Photos: Aude/Stephane Bar.

What an impact Aude Cassagne made on flatland in the latter part of last year, it really is mind blowing to think she rocked up at the UCI World Championships in Abu Dhabi essentially cold on the contest scene, and the same week was announced onto arguably the best team in flatland, Heresy with an amazing edit (and she’s already dropped a fresh edit this year!). I wanted to know more after, Aude was voted Female Rider of the Year. Read on…

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