Episode 50: Flatmattersonline Exclusive with Austin Luberba


We made it, 50 episodes of the Flatmattersonline exclusives! Thank you to everyone who has contributed towards the series that has helped inspire us all, particularly during the lockdown period.
When I started the FM exclusives again with episode 1 dropping on January 23rd, I was out in San Francisco and had the idea to start the series with Pete Brandt. I never thought we would be still doing these exclusives at 50 episodes, but now the exclusives in my opinion have become a staple of the site.

The 50th episode took a few twists and turns with people offering, but work commitments getting in the way. This however, worked out really well, Pete Brandt was the first exclusive and this year celebrated his 50th birthday, and still shows no signs of slowing down at all.

One of the new generation of pros to come out of the US, Austin Luberda from St Louis, Missouri came through with the elusive clip. I found it quite fitting that we start a new chapter with the new generation. Austin comes through with an absolutely hammer line, the gliding junkyard blindside pivot is absolutely amazing and he keeps the pace going throughout. Austin is a real name to look out for, I hope he can make a mark into the international contest scene at some point. Thank you Austin for stepping up. Whose got episode 51? Hopefully dropping Sunday….

Let me finish by saying…These clips have reached all generations of flatlanders, and that is the real beauty of doing these. Seeing all the different styles come through and inspire us all, thank you everyone who has stepped up once again….

8 thoughts on “Episode 50: Flatmattersonline Exclusive with Austin Luberba

  1. Yep. Banger – That line was tight with no fluff! Austin you need to get out to an international comp when things open up again – and represent the Midwest USA! You have the talent to make it against the world’s best – Skills to pay the bills as Effraim says!

  2. This cat reminds me how Ucchie hit the scene in 2006 , ALREADY established ……THEN in 2008 , lets loose FULL STOP @ the Flatland Voodoo Jam , Cologne Worlds , and everywhere else , haha… Austin has been one of THE top contenders for some years now . SLLLAAAAAMMM DOZING multiple progression edits , contests , etc ,etc……THIS super clean , line , laced with tech ,grace and STEEZ , TIMES 7 ….just shows / proves that like Drew said …..he is REEEEEAAADY ,and can jump in the square with any of the elites , in a contest situation ! Damn , his riding is PERFECT eye candy …….you can watch this line like listening to your favorite song on repeat , several times over ! His turbine , cross -switch hand rope spin- blind bike varial / stubble duck move ,that Big-E described is just….AGGGRRRROOOOOO , and just make his line BANG ! BANG ! BANG ! Loving this exclusive …………

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