"It's like breakdancing on a bike," is a sentence that pretty much sums up Flatland BMX in a way that even the old folks can understand.
Matti Hemmings is one of the UK's leading BMX Flatlanders. And the young welsh man's skills have attracted the attention of a number of sponsors.
The daddy of extreme sports clothing in the UK, Animal; urban streetwear dons, dephect; and action sports camera company, Drift, are just some of the firms that have recognised his talent and him their given support.
In the short period that he's turned professional Matti has tirelessly promoted Flatland BMX via workshops and UK wide tours. In fact he single-handedly set up the UK Flatland BMX Championships in 2011, and in 2012 performed in the historic 70 day, 8000 mile London Olympic Torch Relay.
We had the pleasure of interviewing Matti back in 2012 during one of his whistle stop tours of London.
It may have been very cold, stupidly early in the morning and our choice of venue may not have had the hard surface that flatland is usually performed on, but being the passionate advocate for flatland he is, Matti pulled out all the stops.
To keep up to date with all things Matti and for more info on Flatland BMX visit - http://www.mattihemmings.com
Special thanks to Deborah Shear and crew and Eugene Minogue for their assistance; and also 'the one to watch', rapper and producer Micall Parknsun for the soundtrack 'Dirtz' which is available from - http://www.micallparknsun.co.uk/
Original comment: Bmx 2014 Flatland Freestyle session
Bmx Freestyle 2014
Bmx Sport Flatland Edition
G Funk DoggyStyle Snoop
Bmx The Netherlands 2014
FLatland RAW session Ft Gino
@ Casino Amsterdam Holland
Extreme Sports STREET Flatland
G-funk Snoop Dogg
Go Pro Bmx Session Netherland
Whe are the Streets
we out chea, Hip Hop
Genk - Maasmechelen - Amsterdam
Directed By JD
Original comment: A few bits from one of the Team Extreme BMX flatland shows from the Bradford Urban Festival 11th - 12th July 2014. With Steve Green, Mario Carelse and Danny Aldridge on the Mic..
Edit by stmaz.