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!
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.
Is this the new Flatmattersonline Exclusive?
Matti Rose over at Autum Bikes HQ hit me up with this rad edit from the Autum vault, totally unexpected once again. Featuring style cats, Charles Paty, Mo-Rich, Thomas Deschenaux, Yuki, underground dojo style in Japan.
Need some motivation before your session, hit play….
Good vibes from Nantes, France and a fresh new edit from Dwix for today. The jam took place a few weeks back in a great hall called “Les Machines de l’île.”
Riding skills from Charles Paty, Gilles Laurent, Dwix himself, Fred Page, Malo Tostivint, Robson Luiz & Kalix Jouanneau. Heresy came through with the prizes, big up!
Charles Paty, and Thomas Deschenaux spent the week last summer at the home of Autum Bikes, Berlin, Germany. Hit play and enjoy the german hip hop vibes along with Matti Rose, Kevin Nikulski, and street riders Maggi and Freddy add their street nibbles to the mix, that marble spot in Berlin looks so good.
It’s time to announce the 2016 Flatmattersonline Year End Awards! Congratulations to all the winners, and also nominees! Plenty of you voted again this year in all seven categories, making it uber tight in some categories! I will be catching up with the winners over the next week for address details, and for interviews during the next few months.
Whilst I was going through the months via the Lookback features on the site it became apparent to me that one rider in particular unselfishly took himself out of the running for the World Circuit title in order to help make our sport more credible, whilst also throwing down an incredible edit and placing well at so many events throughout the year. Not forget his running his brand as well, so like last year as I hinted when I announced the awards, there is an extra category!
Thank you once again to everyone that voted, let’s make 2017 another great year for Flatland!
Effraim Catlow – Flatmattersonline
It’s that time, 2016 was a great year for Flatland. I’m sure I say that every year, but we evolve every year. This is one of the many great things about our art form/sport, it is one of the ingredients that fascinates us all.
The Nominees are as always fascinating, you the readers of Flatmattersonline have spoken once again, it is always interesting to see your views! I personally found the Rider of Year hard to pick just five, so I have six. I decided after much gnashing of the teeth, I would be just taking one rider out for the sake of it. Without further a due, below are the editorial and reader choice for the 2016 Flatmattersonline Year End Awards. Thanks to everyone that voted. The winners will be announced Tuesday January 10th, congratulations to everyone that has been nominated.
Earlier today I said August was the busiest month of the month, I spoke to soon. Judging by the amount of pages I have to go through even topped August! Have you not voted yet? Check out what went down in September.
We started the month with a whole bunch of contest run footage from the Real City Spin contest, check out Yohei Uchino’s winning ride once again.
Photo: Danny Josa.
On the 6th, Congratulations to Matthias Dandois, who took the win at the FiseWorld contest last night in Denver, Colorado USA, followed by Adam Kun and Joris Bretagnolles.
Check this short Autum Japan Tour teaser featuring Kevin Nikulski, Matti Rose, Yuki Sakai, Kazuki Udagawa, Charles Paty, Takayuki Iwate, Thomas Deschenaux, Tomokazu Morinaga, and Keiji Nakumura.
Next week on Tuesday the 20th December 10:00 am European time, the Autum crew will drop a 15 minutes edit of this years BMX adventures in Japan. Nine different riders with nine different styles in nine different parts. For now enjoy the teaser…
Sweet raw footage mix tape by Jean Bulhon, filmed on the Sunday at the Com’in Lyon contest last weekend featuring Charles Paty, Rodolphe Clavier, Chris Vasiliou, Jeremy Brosset, Mattthieu Bonnecuelle, Raphael Chiquet, Alex Jumelin and Matthias Dandois.