Head over to Flat Matters for a Repo that Effraim put together from his trip to Spain for the Extreme Barcelona contest! Looks like it was an amazing time and the city treated the whole crew right!
Sometimes it’s easy to forget that the people working behind the scenes running websites are actually riders and usually pretty good on a bike. Effraim Catlow is the man behind Flat Matters, for those of you who didn’t know, but he’s also a phenomenal flatland rider as well. This new video is loaded with some great riding that you won’t want to miss!
“Coming Full Circle
– I have know Effraim Catlow for a few years now we had always spoken about creating him a flatland bmx edit. In Early June 2014, we finally decided to go ahead and shoot. He wanted to create a edit that was true to his style of flatland. Things may have slightly changed since his would championship days, but Effraim’s passion, creativity and progression for flatland have only got stronger. We filmed at at the Brook Club in Portsmouth where Effraim as been riding most days for the past 5 years. This July the Brook Club will be demolished, It was a pleasure to be apart of this project and to also witness and document some of the last few sessions inside of the Brook Club.
Shot on Canon Cinema EOS C100
With Canon Glass
Support Gear – Manfrotto Tripod & Kessler Stealth, Glidecam 4000HD
Audio – Zoom h1n + Rode Lapel Mic
Music Licensed at The Music Bed. bit.ly/n94IGC”
Here’s a little promo video fro the Portsmouth Street Games that’s going down in a little over a week featuring Flat Matters‘ own, Effraim Catlow, throwing down a few flatland moves and telling us what’s going on! If you are in the area, this should be a good time, so hit it up!
“The Portsmouth Guildhall Square and surrounding area is set to open as an outdoor festival venue with its first showcase being the Portsmouth Street Games on 31st May and 1st June, organised by the Portsmouth Cultural Trust and Big Adventures.
The event will feature a range of local acts of national and international repute such as free runner Mitch Lee, one of the UK’s leading Mountain Bike display riders, Chris Doney, and Effraim Catlow, BMX flatlander king from Southsea Skate Park. Visitors can also look forward to a programme of street dance and live music as well as a street style arts & crafts market with a variety of food offers and family activities.
A life size New York subway train replica will act as a graffiti canvas for the street art element of the Games, curated by local and internationally known artists My Dog Sighs and Lex Luther.”
Check out this quick clip from Effraim Catlow!
“It’s a new year! Time to start documenting my progression more again! Capturing this lil bit of progression for the first time I pulled it!“
Here’s a special message from our dude over at Flat Matters, Effraim Catlow, wishing you a Merry Christmas!
“It’s been a while since I filmed a flatmatters exclusive. I’ve had a few good months back riding so far un-interrupted with injuries after 2 years of being forced to slow down. Starting to feel good on the bike again and progress again, heres the first of what I hope of many new clips as I work towards my next edit!, plus a lil’ Merry christmas shoutout to you all watching. To document, share, and progress! Flatmatters! Merry Christmas and a Happy new year to you all! – Effraim Catlow / Flat Matters
Effraim over at Flat Matters has been cooking up this one for a little while now, and today is the day to announce it! Flatland doesn’t always get the recognition it deserves and now Flat Matters have fired up a new annual award to give recognition to all of those guys out there killing it on their bike all year long. Click Here to find out more!