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 I hope the love I have for the sport is felt, absorbed and something important can be retained or withdrawn from this compilation.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!!

Must Watch: Viki Gomez / Rise 6

RISE 6 from Viki Gomez on Vimeo.

Viki Gomez drops us 6:55 of fresh footage, a nice Christmas treat. There’s a lot of lines featuring his new two footed peg wheelie jump to switch foot steam, good to see Viki’s riding outside of the contest forum, get your teeth into this one and get out there riding.

Once again Sevisual on the editing duties, you know this is good.

This is also a good time to say, have you voted for the year end awards yet? Check the post below this and get to work.

Thanks Viki for sharing this…

Must Watch: Alexis Desolneux / Battles

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!

Tre’ fucking Bien Alexis!

Must Watch: Benjamin Hudson / It’s Ok Part 1

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!!

Must Watch: Giannis Caternellis / Freestyler #120

120 Freestyler edits from the prolific Giannis Caternellis, this one kept through the system until now. What a treat from Giannis, that opening line is absolutely bonkers in difficulty level alone, and made me ponder a question I would like to ask the flatland community. If a rider is doing a combination of tricks that no one else touches yet its been done before in parts but combo’ed differently. Is that original?
The backpacker jump to hitch and then one footed hitch at around the 3:15 mark is ridiculous and its a good case in point. So much take in here, a definite Must Watch for your Sunday feed!