About

Since first standing on a mountainboard in 2005, Matt has become the most decorated mountainboarder in the sport's history with seven World titles, two European titles and eight UK titles as well as a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Not only has Matt had great competitive success, but he has also landed multiple ‘World First’ tricks on a mountainboard and performed in live shows from small local demos to 21,000 spectator Nitro Circus Live shows across Europe and New Zealand as well as appearing several times on TV.

Matt revels in taking an active role within the mountainboarding community, demonstrated most by his positions as treasurer and events manager for the ATBA-UK – the national governing body for mountainboarding in the UK. He has been involved with the running and hosting of competitions in the UK since 2009 and began helping with the World Championships in 2015.

Outside of mountainboarding, Matt is also a keen snowboarder and after his first Winter season in the Alps he was placed on the British SnowboarderX development team and hopes to begin attending SnowboardX competitions regularly in the future.
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Sponsors & Affiliations
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MBS Europe

The largest mountainboard manufacturer in the World and the leader in mountainboard parts development. Matt has been an MBS Europe Pro rider since 2009.
Colab MTB

Colab MTB

Independent mountainboard deck manufacturer, Matt has been riding prototype decks since 2014 and helping with R & D from concept to production. Releasing in 2017 and already regarded as the best mountainboard deck ever made.
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ATB Shop

Independent action sports shop with a fantastic range, knowledge and superb customer service. Long term supporters of mountainboarding and Matt.
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Moose Noodle

Independent clothing company who produce a high quality range of winter and summer attire. Matt has been a Moose Noodle 'Warrior' since Autumn 2015.
ATBA-UK

ATBA-UK

The National Governing Body for mountainboarding in the UK. Matt has been the Treasurer since 2009 and the Events Manager and a Director since 2012.
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Media

Media and promotion

Matt has appeared on TV and in other promotional material multiple times promoting mountainboarding, instructing and presenting. Most notably:

Autumn 2016 - Presenting an advert for the Aeroboard - the most tested hoverboard to hit the UK market.

Autumn 2015 - Presenting and/or riding in promotional material for Adventure Advanced Live with Mistubishi. Mitsubishi highlights, Gingenious highlights.

Autumn/Winter 2013 - Globally - Nitro Circus: Life in the Circus Series 2 - occasional shots of riding and tricks performed in shows.

Summer 2013 - CBBC (UK) - Wild - instructing the presenter how to ride a mountainboard and performing tricks to show off the sport. Also, scout out a freeride location and take the presenter freeriding to show comparisons to snowboarding and the versatility of the sport.

Spring 2012 - Sky 1 (UK) - Gadget Geeks - performing tricks to be used in a segment reviewing mountainboards.

Spring 2012 - CBBC (UK) - Friday Download - instructing the presenter how to ride a mountainboard and performing tricks to show off the sport - Watch it here.

 

Demos

Matt also performs in demos ranging from small local shows on small set-ups to large scale shows in stadiums on 40ft gap jumps. Below are some of the most noteable:

Yearly demos at Camp Bestival in the Freesports park. Watch the 2016 video here.

2012-2013 - Nitro Circus Live shows: 2012 European tour, 2013 New Zealand tour, UK leg of 2013 European Tour. 15 shows total performing a range of the best tricks on a mountainboard on the 40ft gap on the Gigantaramp on queue, alone and in trains. You can watch my perspective here.

2015 - Adventure Advanced Live: unique live mountainboard competition/show in the centre of Bristol to advertise the Mitsubishi ASX. Event format, course design and build, concept testing, rider management and video presentation were all undertaken by me as well as competing in the and participating in a photoshoot for promotional material for Mitsubishi. See embedded videos above.


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Blog

Pro Favourites Questioned – #mwc17

With only a couple of weeks left to go before the biggest competition in the mountainboard calendar, I posed the same 5 questions to some of the favourites in the BoarderX and Freestyle. Before we begin, I want to warn you that there is some sarcasm and joking involved below so don’t take it...

Mountainboard World Championships 2017 Preview

With only 7 weeks left to go, here’s my event preview for the upcoming Mountainboard World Championships 2017 (#mwc17), and why I think it’s going to be one for the books (this is a long one so maybe get a cup of tea); The team are pulling out all the stops The team behind...

Recent events – April/May 17

I thought I would combine a bunch of recent events/session into one post. I’m not going to re-live a blow for blow account of the events (largely as I have forgotten what’s happened) but instead list the things that stood out most to me and what I have taken away. Urban Rider Games The...
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Competition Results

Achievements and Titles

Current titles and streaks:

4 x World BoarderX Champion (14, 15, 16 and 17)
2 x World Freestyle Champion (12 and 17, no competition in between)
European Downhill Champion (14)
European Freestyle Champion (15)
8 x UK Champion (09-16)
1st place in all freestyle competitions except one (2nd place) since 2012
Made the finals (top 4) of every boardercross competition, except one, since 2011

'World Firsts':

Corked 540 one footer (14)
Double back flip one footer (13)
Double cork/bs double cork 1080 (13)
Double frontflip (13)
Double rodeo (13)
Switch 720 (08)

2017:

World Boardercross Championships - 1st place (4th year in a row)
World Freestyle Chamionships - 1st place (2nd in a row, no competition since 2012)
World Championships Overall - 1st place

2016:

World Boardercross Championships - 1st place (3rd year in a row)
UK Championships - Overall - 1st place (8th year in a row)
UK Championships - Boardercross - 2nd place
UK Championships - Downhill - 1st place (4th year in a row)
UK Championships - Freestyle - 1st place (4th year in a row)

2015:

World Boardercross Championships - 1st place
European Freestyle Championships - 1st place
UK Series - Overall - 1st place (7th year in a row)
UK Series - Season Boardercross - 1st place (4th year in a row)
UK Series - Season Downhill - 1st place (3rd year in a row)
UK Series - Season Freestyle - 1st place (3rd year in a row)
Adventure Advanced Live (Freestyle) - 1st place
British Indoor SnowboardX Championship - 5th place

2014:

World Boardercross Championships - 1st place
European Downhill Championships - 1st place
Belgian Open - 1st place
UK Series - Overall - 1st place (6th year in a row)
UK Series - Season Boardercross - 1st place (3rd year in a row)
UK Series - Season Downhill - 1st place
UK Series - Season Freestyle - 1st place
Valtrompia Park (Italy) - King of the Park - 1st place

2013:

World Boardercross Championships - 2nd place
UK Series - Overall - 1st place
UK Series - Season Boardercross - 1st place
UK Series - Season Downhill - 1st place
UK Series - Season Freestyle - 1st place

2012:

World Freestyle Championships - 1st place
UK Series - Overall - 1st place
UK Series - Season Boardercross - 1st place
UK Series - Season Freestyle - 2nd place

2011:

UK Series - Overall - 1st place
UK Series - Season Boardercross - 2nd place
UK Series - Season Freestyle - 1st place
Gold Rider Contest (France) - Overall - 2nd place
Gold Rider Contest (France) - Boardercross - 4th place
Gold Rider Contest (France) - Freestyle - 1st place

2010:

UK Series - Overall - 1st place
UK Series - Season Boardercross - 1st place
UK Series - Season Freestyle - 1st place
Gold Rider Contest (France) - Overall - 1st place
Gold Rider Contest (France) - Boardercross - 1st place
Gold Rider Contest (France) - Freestyle - 1st place

2009:

UK Series - Overall - 1st place
UK Series - Season Boardercross - 2nd place
UK Series - Season Freestyle - 2nd place

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