It’s been a minute since we have dropped a Flatmattersonline Exclusive, so much so that a few heads asked is it still going?!!!
The answer to that is of course yes, this belongs to you. If you have a clip, send it in. I was also in the middle of running the 2020 Flatmattersonline awards, and there is only so much time in the day to get stuff done.
We kick start the FM exclusives back up in 2021, with a few firsts for the site:
1. Obviously this is the first exclusive of the year.
2. This is the first female rider featured on the exclusive.
3. I announce a new category to the 2021 Flatmattersonline Year end awards.
Without further a due, it is time to introduce Irina Sadovnik the UCI 2019 World Champion , who stepped up to the task of throwing down the first video of the 2021. Irina reached out “Hey Effraim, I wish to put some light onto the women flatland riders out there”. I was of course down, she said was buzzing with excitement and when you watch the clip you will why.
With all of Irina’s well documented knee injuries, she is a massive inspiration for me and I am sure you at home. This line is a tough one, and the emotion she shows got me stoked.
To document share and progress, this is Flatland right here!
Thanks Irina, for stepping up. Whose got the next clip?
Can we get to 100 exclusives by the end of the year?
Photo credit: @stefan.csaky
She one-up’d James McGraw.
Irina stoke > James stoke
I was thinking the exact same thing Joe. lol.
I would have imploded if I would have “swallowed” that stoke hahahaha
Awesome! Her surprise, joy and enthusiasm of pulling the trick is so lovely. I jumped up and starting cheering with her!
Awwww thanks so much. Really appreciate that
I think most riders react that way on the inside if we’re honest with ourselves.
Totally agree, its amazing to see this shown for real. As real as it gets, thats what its all about for me. We all search for that…
Thanks so much Effraim
My endorphins always overtake my body control…i can’t stop it
That was rad & tech! Looked like a race against time with the light fading too, a scenario not lost on many of us I’m sure
Thanks so much!
I lost this race so many times trying this trick. But this day was the day when everything clicks together hihi