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Prody 8 – What Goes On premiere

23 years to the day after Prody 7 was premiered, it’s finally happened.

Featuring riders from all over the planet, it’s a video that will appeal to anyone that loves BMX from the ’80’s, ’90’s, 2000’s, 2010’s & to the current day.

A classic mix of mini ramp, park, flatland, dirt, vert & street riding.

Filmed & edited by Clint Millar.

“Prody 8 – What Goes On” will premiere on the big screen at the Elizabeth Picture Theatre, 175 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane City.

Tickets on sale now with only 130 seats available & as of right now, there are only 25 seats available.

Head to the Family Distribution site or the link here to grab your seat now.

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Kio Hayakawa Wins Flatlander of The Year

Celebration video for Kio Hayakawa winning Our BMX Nora Cup flatlander of the year!

August Instagram Compilation

Here’s a good mix from some of the clips the crew have posted on Instagram during the month of August 2022.

Featuring Troy Harradine, Ricky Catanzariti, Max Cvetkovic, Joey Battaglia, Jayden Fuller, Kaine Mitchell, Paterico Fallico, Anthony Napolitan, Nick Watts, Paddy Gross, Alec Danelutti, Steve Woodward and Kio Hayakawa.

April 2022 Instagram Compilation

Here’s a good mix from some of the clips the crew have posted on Instagram during the month of April featuring Ricky Catanzariti, Sam Grace, Jayden Fuller, Joey Battaglia, Clint Millar, Steven Woodward, Max Cvetkovic, Konstantin Andreev, Troy Harradine, Antony Napolitan, Alec Danelutti, Kio Hayakawa, Paddy Gross, Simon O’Brien, Zac Dangerfield, Marcel Gans, Tanguy Labertrande and Jake Wallwork.

Unscripted – A Flatland Film 2021 Trailer

Kio, Simon and Clint all have great footage in this new Flatland full length video from Stewart Munro. You can peep the trailer below and buy the full video here.

”Unscripted is a new full-length video showcasing some of the best flatlanders from around the world featuring Kio Hayakawa, Masato Ito, Nick Watts, Simon O’Brien, Clint Millar, Jody Temple, Paul Chamberlain, Pete Brandt, Ruo Hayakawa, Yoshihiro Shinde, Trevor Meyer and Viki Gomez Plus a big mixed section as well!” Run Time – 1 hour .

Nick Watts – Welcome to Colony

Ever since the early ‘90’s I’ve been in awe of the riding from Nick Watts.

His take on flatland has always been so amazing and unique. Fast forward 30 years later and that riding is even more unique.

I’m so stoked to announce that Nick has officially joined the Colony family. If anyone follows Nick on Instagram @nickwattsbmx you will know what I’m talking about. His style is so refreshing and a great mix of old and new riding.

I’m really looking forward to the years ahead with Nick on a Colony. I know Nick was so stoked receiving his first ever sponsorship package in all his riding years. Seeing him like a kid at BMXmas was golden. Cheers for the good times ahead Nick!… Clint Millar.

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Kio Hayakawa – UFL

Congrats to Kio Hayakawa on winning round 1 of the UFL with an amazing run.

Kio Hayakawa Flat Matters

A huge congrats to Kio Hayakawa for his nominations in every class for the Flatmattersonline Readers Choice Rider of the Year awards for 2020!

Kio is up for nomination and in contention to win in the following classes for the year…

Break Through Rider
Contest Run
Most Progressive Rider
Rider of the Year.

Winners announced Sunday on Flatmattersonline

It’s been amazing to help Kio in his journey and we here at Colony have some big things in the works with Kio. Watch out 2021!

You can check out the full range of our flatland specific products here.

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Kio Hayakawa Third Place Run

Watch Kio Hayakawa’s Third Place Run from the Japanese National Flatland Championships.

Kio Hayakawa – Welcome to the Team

We’re very stoked to officially welcome Kio Hayakawa to the Colony family. He has been riding for us for a little while now but it was time to release a welcome edit. Thank you to both Simon O’Brien and Stewart Munro for bringing it all together.

Here is to many years ahead with Colony and Kio with his magical brand of flatland.

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Landscapes 3 Flatland trailer

Our friend Stu Munro has a new flatland dvd coming out in the coming months and both Simon and Kio have footage in the video. Check the trailer below and keep an eye out for the full length.

Simon O’Brien Podcast

Simon O”Brien has a great interview over on the Flatland Immersion Podcast. Make sure you check it out below. You can also peep the full range of flatland products we make right here.

Fülöp Vidakovich video

Fülöp Vidakovich new flatland video out of Budapest, Hungary. Fülöp reps Colony through Elite BMX Shop and after watching this video it’s easy to see why.

Check out the entire Exon Flatland range here.

Colony Exon tyre review

We recently released our Exon flatland tyre and the feedback has been great. Here’s a prime example of that. Thanks to Tyler for the in-depth review.

Simon O’Brien in Landscapes 2

There is a new flatland video dropping soon featuring a tonne of great riders including Simon O’Brien. Check the trailer below and our entire range of flatland parts here.

Grab a copy of the full length here.

Welcome Fülöp Vidakovich

Thanks to Elite BMX Shop in Hungary we are stoked to have Fülöp Vidakovich apart of the flatland team. Check the video below for some great riding. Check the entire EXON Flatland range here.

Simon O’Brien video

Primarily filmed by himself, this new video from Simon is a great watch for anyone into the more technical side of riding. Edited by Stu Munro. Check out the entire Exon flatland range right here.

Landscapes video now available

Stu Munro hit us up to let everyone know that the flatland DVD Landscapes is now available for purchase right here. Below is the info you need to know along with thee trailer for the video. Both Simon and Shane have footage in this…

“Landscapes ” is a new full length video showcasing some of the best flatlanders from around the world. Featuring Simon O’Brien, Alex Worden, Yorihisa Shiota, Seppl Pospischil, Viki Gomez, Iwata Tang-meng Hiroki, Masashi Itani, George Manos, Sebastian Grubinger, Thomas Noyer ,Brandon Fenton, Paul Chamberlain and many more !

Simon O’Brien in Landscapes.

Landscapes ” is a new full length video showcasing some of the best flatlanders from around the world. Featuring Simon O’Brien and many more! Stay tuned for the video which will be available for digital download in the coming weeks!

Simon O’Brien Tokyo trip

Hey guys, Recently I was super fortunate to be invited to the G-Shock Real Toughness contest at Tokyo Dome. This event is organised by BMX legend Hiroshi from 430 and G-Shock. They are doing a lot for the
culture of BMX in Japan! The event was nothing short of amazing! From the best flatlanders, top street riders, skaters and best bboys in the world!! The action that went down was nuts!!

Unfortunately for me, a few too many touches kept me from proceeding in the comp. I was happy with some of the tricks i did, but just couldn’t ride away properly. I was only in Tokyo for a few days but the rest of the time was spent partying with the street and flat riders. Ed Zunda, Lashaan, Fudger, Reed Stark and the other boys love a drink, so it was a fun time….they are cool guys!

Once again…..another Epic Tokyo memory! Huge shout out to Hiroshi uehara / owner of 430.



Photos by Jason Halayko.

Simon O’Brien update

I’ve just got home from my trip to Hawaii for the annual Flatland ‘Aloha Jam’ ! I had heard a lot of good things about Hawaii, and I sure wasn’t disappointed! In total I spent 8 days in Honolulu with some day trips around the island. The jam was on the saturday in a park which had two basketball courts, overlooked some of the city and the ocean. It was a little windy on the day but some great riding went down with no pressure to perform for a contest. The whole vibe of the jam was to hang out, meet new people, BBQ, and enjoy the basic feeling of BMX which is just hanging out and riding! Prizes were handed out throughout the day.

I was lucky enough to get to swim at pipeline, swim with turtles, meet lots of new people, enjoy great weather and enjoy riding as usual. The Hawaiian crew are a great bunch of people! Hopefully I make it again next year.



Instagram video feed #3

Another week or so of stacked clips from some of the crew, check it out…

Simon O’Brien video

Simon O’Brien continues to amaze and progress. Check out his latest video…

Checkout the entire Exon flatland range here.

Instagram Video feed #2

Another collection of recent clips from some of the teams Instagram accounts…

Round 1 of DUG Flatland series

Mark this one in your calendars if you’re anywhere near Adelaide, head down for a session with most of Australia’s best flatlanders for round 1 of the Down Underground series. Shane, Simon and Clint will all be there for the session.

Speaking of flatland, you can checkout the entire Exon Flatland range that we do right here.

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Shane Badman ADL session

Thanks to our good friend Dave Rubinich we have a bunch of cool shots of Shane that the guys created a couple weeks back.





Simon O’Brien bike check

Whilst Simon was over in the USA a couple months back he met up with Jeff Z from RIDE BMX and shot a really cool bike check/interview. You can read all about Simon’s bike and the EXON Flatland range here.


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Shane Badman update

Hey guys!

Ahhhh summer – it’s here! I’m writing my first update from Adelaide, where I’m originally from but last lived here about 10 years or so ago before I went to Europe, Brisbane and a bunch of other places.

So the past few months have been beyond hectic with selling a house in Victoria, emptying and sorting out life, then packing everything into a truck and driving it over to Adelaide to start a new life. In between all this I’m stoked that I’ve been able to keen a fair bit of riding going which has been awesome.

I had a few really good demos that I did just before coming to Adelaide. The first one was with Nikon Australia where I worked with professional sports and action photographer, Mark Watson (who is a ninja when it comes to getting dope shots!). Mark was doing workshops over 3 days at the Nikon Digital Show that they were running at the Melbourne Convention Centre and what better way to instruct photographers than having a live test subject to photograph – me! So it was pretty awesome that flatland got centre stage and BMX got taken to a much different audience. After the workshops, we headed out into Melbourne and managed to catch some really good photos.

After the Nikon demos I had a week of riding at home before I flew out to Tasmania where I did the Derby River Derby festival. I had done this demo a few years back and it was a really good, chilled out vibe and more importantly a good crowd and there is also an awesome riding spot to have there. A lot of demos you do, you sometimes get pretty ordinary places to ride so it was really nice to have somewhere legit.

Massive thanks and shoutout to Mark Watson and Nikon for the workshops and also Matty Wootton and the rest of the Derby River Derby guys for inviting me out – cheers!

Since being back in Adelaide I’ve been trying to get myself sorted with my old riding spots. Once life settles back into a normal routine I have some really big things that I’d like to get onto for 2016 so watch this space!

Instagram – @shanebadman

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Simon O’Brien in a commercial

This is probably the last thing I expected to see in my inbox today. Simon riding a tricked out Penny-Farthing for a commercial…

Simon O’Brien interview

Simon was recently in California and he teamed up with TCU for an interview all about his life dedicated to Flatland. Such a good look into Simon’s life, really enjoyed this.