Etienne Martos founder of d-zekilibre.
International Festival of Extremes Sports took place in Montpellier
for the third time. The sun was in place with all the people present
to see this huge french summer event.
From the 13th to the 17th of july, you could ride bmx of course
(flatland, street, dirt, half-pipe), skate and new was: wakeboard,
water skate, snow board, freestyle skiing and some exibition of
monocycle, graff and streetboard.That´s all! ;-)
For my part, I´ll talk about flaltland finals. Some of the best
riders went to show all their combos. 2 famous japanese, yanmar
& hiro, went to kill the ground of montpellier.
Of course, some of the best french riders were in place: Alexis
Desolneux (it´s for me the best), Alex Jumelin, Christophe Dassié,
Raphael Chiquet, Thomas Noyer & Florent Guyennon.
Trainings were wery hot with a mix of fast & crazy style with
yanmar, hiro & alex and the other part was slower but very
technical with Alexis Desolneux and all other riders.
The final was splited in two groups of four riders. The first
was composed of R.Chiquet, T.Noyer, F.Guyennon & C.Dassier.
The second was composed of Yanmar, Hiro, A.Desolneux & A.Jumelin.
R.Chiquet did a perfect run with yanmar style, T.Noyer did some
good links on the front wheel but some faults prevent him to be
on the top.
the image to see more ..
a young brakeless rider did some links composed of hitchhiker
& halfpacker. He hasgot a slow & good style.
C.Dassié was in bad form. The start of each combo
was good but not the end. It was pity for Christophe cause
he´s a good brakeless rider who he´s able to do a hitchhiker
kickflip finger into a noose !!! It was not his day .
The second & last group, but not the least !! Yanmar
did a fantastic run, like usually. Every know his run but
it´s always magic. Bravo!
Hiro, the other japanese rider did some very very good combos
with a huge speed. The bunny hop at the beginning of his
run is great (Video
Alex jumelin was in very good state of mind cause each run
were very clean,sharp & fast. Alex, you got the KGB
Mister Desolneux did some very technical links (who were
incomprehensible for the public) with an absolute brakeless
style. I love this style.
This flatland final was great and i hope it will be the
same next year.
2. Alex Jumelin
3. Yamamoto Ryoji
4. Alexis Desolneux
5. Raphael Chiquet
6. Florent Guyennon
7. Christophe Dassie
8. Thomas Noyer
of July 2005 - Etienne Martos