The Chimera A-side finals will go down as one of the best contests I have been to, the level of riding during the finals in particular was absolutely off the charts. There were some heated battles during that journey to decide the winner, Yu Katagiri and that 360 bike flip line at the end showed no mercy. Laying it all on the line for the 100k prize money. Flatland needs more of this… cracking edit that needs to be watched, congratulations also again to Carin Hommura, winner of the Womens class!!
Congratulations to Yu Katagiri winner of the 2022 Chimera A-side contest in Omiya Japan! Followed on the podium by Kio Hayakawa, and Yohei Uchino. What an intense contest with so many crazy battles and that final!!!
Just finished judging the Chimera A Side contest in Omiya. The Katagiri brothers took the top spots, Yu and Ryo! Followed by Sietse van Berkel, and Kio Hayakawa. Top 4 miss the first round of battles tomorrow!!!!
Congratulations to Alex Jumelin, Yu Katagiri, Yu Shoji, Kio Hayakawa, and Terry Adams the nominees for the Nora Cup Flatlander of the Year. Who’s your money on?
Congratulations to Matthias Dandois, winner of the Never Off The Battle contest this weekend followed by Yu Katagiri and Yu Shoji. That’s two wins on back to back weekends for MD. Props to Dani and Alex Jumelin putting this one on, once again this looked like one of the best events so far this year.
Wow this edit took me back to those Japanese KOG edits that would feature the top 8 all dropping bangers. You don’t want to miss this, incredible riding from Ryo Katagiri, Fumiya Kanna, Hiroya Morizaki, Yu Shoji, Moto Sasaki, Yu Katagiri, Takato Moriya, and winner Naoto Tamaru! The level is insane!!!
More footage coming through from the Arkleague contest in Yokohama, thanks Tim Hseih for the heads up. Whole bunch of amazing riding from the likes of Yu Katagiri, Takato Moriya, Hiroya Morizaki, and many more, enjoy!
Massive congratulations to Naoto Tamaru who just took a huge win at Arkleague in Yokohama Japan followed on the podium by young bucks Takato Moriya & Yu Katagiri!
If anyone has any video footage from this please get in touch, thanks!
Photos; Akhiko Takahashi.
Yu Katagiri takes the top spot at Arkleague in Yokohama, Japan followed by Moto Sasaki and Yu Shoji. Top 8 through to what looks like a heavy final, somebody please film!
It’s been a couple of weeks since the X-Games in Chiba, Japan! I had a couple of clips left on my phone from practise, from two days of filming during practise. Featuring the winner Kio Hayakawa, Terry Adams, Moto Sasaki, Yohei Uchino, and alternate Yu Katagiri who didn’t get to compete sadly.
Great to see flatland back at the X Games!