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.”


Must Watch: Matsudo Year End Jam 2023

It’s an annual tradition, right at the end of the year the Matsudo locals throw down a jam at their infamous riding spot. Infamous through the Moto Sasaki videos (who sadly isn’t on this one).

As always there is a great variety of riding styles on offer here, some of the highlights of the edit for me are: Takahiro Ikeda two footed spinning death truck body varial out at 1:12, Wild x-up spinning lawnmower body varial to two footed x-foot backyard line at 4:58 by Ren Oshima, Varo Hernandez front to back wheel line at 7:19, Yu Shoji’s Xft opposite hang 5 to xft halfpacker line is amazing around the 7:56 mark, and Ren gets the banger at 8:27.

The flatland community waits for this edit every year, and I guess we should include this in the year end awards talk as it falls in 2023.
Thank you Jimalog, and all the riders involved in this annual jam!
Don’t sleep on this one!

Must Watch: James White / White Noise

Need some winter motivation? James White delivers an amazing mixtape part showcasing his year-long efforts no matter what the weather.

As James notes, it covers everything from front-wheel to back-wheel action, including unique pedal grinding scuffing circle k’s. Pay attention to the opposite (1:07), switch foot (2:50), spinning opposite (3:25), and switch foot spinning (3:42) – an untapped direction and trick concept.

The combos featuring this concept are also noteworthy. James’s progression and fun approach shine throughout. He skillfully crafts an engaging video. Share your thoughts in the comments!

Must Watch: Dane Beardsley / About Time

Dane Beardsley just hit the ball out the park with one of the best edits of the year.
There is so much depth in Dane’s riding, front and back wheel creativity with sweet intricate rideouts to add more of Dane’s own flavour, not to mention some wild street/skatepark clips.

Happy birthday Dane.

There’s so much to talk about, lets discuss this one….

Must Watch: Yasunari Ishijima / X Foot Progression 2023

Yasunari Ishijima aka JImalog comes through with an amazing edit full of complex x-foot lines with signature Jimalog smoothness. The x-foot crackpacker line at 2:26, followed by the ender is next level. Congrats Jimalog, and thanks for all you do for the flatland scene!!

Must Watch: Sebastian Grubinger / Finale

I have mixed emotions after watching Sebastian Grubinger’s new “Finale” edit, you can of course talk about the unmatched level of his riding, but the fact he’s losing his riding spot…..
This edit really communicates the feeling of a flatlander losing his spot, many of us I am sure can relate.

I’m sure I will be talking about this edit at the end of the year, go watch it!

“Heldenplatz has been my second home since I moved to Vienna 2000. Unfortunately the spot will be reconstructed and from what we know it won’t be rideable anymore. It hurts.
I spent the past months filming my last clips there. Now it’s over. It’s time to move on. It’s alright.”


Must Watch! Jean William Prévost: Comes in Waves

Jean William Prévost just dropped what may well be, edit of the year. If the edit is your album, this is like Nas Illmatic. Mind blown. I will be catching up with the man himself soon to discuss this edit, amongst other things. Let’s celebrate this masterpiece..

“This video edit visits 4 of the spots I have spent A LOT of time at in the past 3 years or so. Chinatown, Home, Dojo and The Hall. The setting takes place in Montreal, but the vibe is very inner sanctum and fighting the good fight to make new lines & tricks come to life.
This one goes out to everyone catching their own wave and making the best of it. Riding Flatland is the furthest thing from surfing as we shred the pavements of the urban jungles of the world, yet everything we do in life vibes at a frequency, and that frequency has its own rhythm. Sometimes you have to put the thing you love the most aside and come back to it with a fresh mindset and give it another go and ride that wave anew. Sometimes you over practice a certain trick and it doesn’t help it come to life as would putting aside and coming back to it later would.
I can’t really find the words to describe the pain, love, happiness and suffering that went behind this video. I hope you like it, share it, show it to your friends and let them know the magic of this sport through this video. I hope the love I have for the sport is felt, absorbed and something important can be retained or withdrawn from this compilation. None of this shit happens on its own, its a perfect case of fall down, get back up try again and that over 1 million times over. One of the tricks in this video took me over 10 years to finally land. It might still look a bit rough, but in my heart I am happy that fight is over.
If there was one thing I could do if i get another go at life, would be to start riding earlier and more rigorously so that I could learn even crazier maneuvers at an even earlier onset with the modern light bikes :))) . Although, if this is the only one I get, I will settle with this one chance I get…
Thanks to Scott Denoncourt, Kevin Carroll, KEith and Tammy for helping with the take down at the Dojo, leaving that space was very emotional. That place doesn’t even exist anymore, a place of which I know every little bump and crack is already long gone as this edit comes out! SO WEIRD!
Thanks to Reklamation Bikes & Far East Cycles for everything they have made possible in my life. Thanks to the people that support me without expecting something in return.
Thanks to Flatland for believing in me and my products, I am infinitely grateful for the love and support IGI is getting throughout the World.
For those who have a hard time believing in themselves, just remember that it comes in waves and that its ok to take a break as long as you get back to it in a timely manner. Nothing happens on its own. Flatland isn’t easy but it’s a great teacher, though its lessons won’t come until you let the waves of its wisdom hit you over the years of practice in a cycle of working hard and letting go.”

Must Watch: Takahiro Enoki

3:46 of amazing front and back wheel mastery from Heresy’s Takahiro Enoki to get you hyped for this weekends riding sessions.
Loving the Switch foot tomahawk to backwards spinning seat grab hang 5 at the 2:55 mark, and on the back wheel Takahiro is master of the backwards two footed dump truck. Look out for the 2:40 mark with the turbine two ice cream jump to backwards two footed dump truck, adding layers to Takahiro’s already amazing riding. No one is doing this stuff, for a reason!

Must Watch: Alex Jumelin 2K23

Stoked this morning to wake up to a fresh winter riding edit from Alex Jumelin! So good to see Alex go in, and drop so many new switches in this 2K23 edit filmed by his wife Elodie. There’s a lot to take in on both wheels, love the invisible hand opposite Karl jump to forward Karl at the 00:40 mark.

Edit of the year so far, great to see a top heavy hitting pro like Alex show us what he’s working on, who’s got next?! Flatland needs more of this!!!

Must Watch: Matsudo Year End Jam 2022

You already know this a Must Watch! The annual Matsudo year end jam on December 29th never disappoints and when you see the names and output from the riders involved, everyone throws down hammers! I won’t disappoint you with tricks, hit play already!! Thank you Jimalog for this one!!!

Happy New Year everyone!!