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May 30th, 2012 - by OlliNer

Competition Report: Fise 2012 Slopestyle

Tags: aggressive inline, fise, france, freestyle rolling, patinaje extremo, roller, rollerblading, rolling, skate, skating

Our Be-Mag staff videographer Karsten Boysen invaded this year's FISE event stop in Montpellier, France. The new downhill "slopestyle" course was introduced for the first time combined with an intense inofficial rail contest, and partying for four days. Here you can get a small glimpse of what went down in the Rollerblading division at Europe's biggest Extreme Sports Event.

Intro by Kevin Chow
Write-Up by Dave Lang
Filming & Edit by Karsten Boysen
Second Camera by Moritz Zimmermann

FISE is unlike any contest that I have ever been to. It's hard to even call it a contest considering the scale of the event. Having attended Bitter Cold Showdown and Winterclash, I can honestly say that FISE, Montpellier had that same energy, but amplified by 1000%. Due to the fact that Rollerblading was going to be featured in its own venue – Roller Slopestyle – I felt that it was necessary to attend this year's FISE. Not only for the reason that it is the one of the premiere events in Europe, but also because a new contest format was implemented. Granted, this new Slopestyle format is still a young concept, but after speaking with the event coordinator Johan Berthonneau the course will only improve year after year. Being that the BMX course changes each FISE, the roller Slopestyle course will receive all the BMX obstacles from the previous years course making the course larger and more intricate year after year. A lot of people were skeptical about the new contest format, but in my opinion, it is important to have a variety of contests so that the public can see rollerblading in a different light rather than the typical jam contest format which is just as important in my opinion.

For the future, I hope that more people will attend this event and display rollerblading at the level it has risen to. It's important that rollerbladers make a presence at the FISE and I encourage more international skaters to attend next years event. It is the only way to really push rollerblading out in to the public. The bigger we make it for ourselves, the importance of the event will be much greater towards outside industry people. Fuck that whole nonsense about keeping rollerblading underground. Yes, it is a beautiful thing that blading is operating on its own terms and thriving as a small community. But the time has come that we really try our hardest to bring our sport to a broader audience. Our athletes are just as, if not more impressive, than the other sports at FISE and our exposure starts by making our presence known at larger events and festivals such as FISE. And I don't mean by running around the course with a gigantic dildo.

Here, Be-Mag comes up with a an exclusive edit about the Rollerblading action at the FISE 2012 putting the sport in a cool light. Share it with your friends, colleagues, family, with your doctor or whoever. 


FISE 2012 Slopestyle Ranking:

1. Romain Godenaire
2. Dave Lang
3. Taylor Latouche
4. Maxime Genoud
5. Roman Abrate
6. Stephen Swain
7. Stephane Alfano
8. Dominik Wagner
9. Jeremy Melique
10. Max Iangaev

Rail Contest Winner:

Guillaume Le Gentil



Links:

FISE website
FISE on Facebook
More Videos by Karsten Boysen
Karsten Boysen on Tumblr

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May 30th, 2012 @ 20:23 - by not worthy not worthy

damn, I can't believe Roman did that 450 disaster soyale on that rail. disastering onto a ledge box is one thing but that rail?! holy balls

May 30th, 2012 @ 18:29 - by Ludman Ludman

le wall ride de wagner oO

May 30th, 2012 @ 10:02 - by Etienne Etienne

"And I don't mean by running around the course with a gigantic dildo."

Agrees on that, but I don't believe hitting people is an appropriate answer.
Neither mentioning in the article that fact actually.

May 30th, 2012 @ 08:48 - by LaGoutte LaGoutte

For sure it's really important rollerbladers make a presence at this event. It's a war of occupation média for unkilled the discipline.
Remember the french brand "WE ARE HERE",it has to be our "leitmotivs".
We have a vision of the rollerblade to us to show it.
ROLLER IS NOT DEAD

May 30th, 2012 @ 07:37 - by karsten karsten

the edit showcases an excerpt of all the days skating there, not just the finals.
all of the follow lines weren't filmed in the finals, but still that fakie 7 and the wallride were in one line, should have placed higher for sure!

May 30th, 2012 @ 02:47 - by nice edit nice edit

how did dominik wagner not win this when he's got the most tricks in the edit by far???

May 30th, 2012 @ 02:21 - by Jayzus Jayzus

so much good energy! best edit yet from this event.

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