There were less Pro Skaters than last year but the level was insane and the crowd didn't believe what they saw!!! The final (I mean the warrior heat): 5 guys in the skate park for 15-20 minutes + 5 minutes more, asked by the crowd. Even if Franco was close to break his arm and his back on a fall, he skated like a beast, throwing his body all over the park, doing its toe grind and strong lines. The two frenchies - as professional as usual - killed the park with their own personal style: Adrien doing switch ups and strong grinds around, Roman with so much ease, spinning hard and high. Jerry Butler showed that he deserved to be a real pro, this guy originally from Cleveland but living in Montreal for 4 years now showed everyone that he was at home. Finally, what can I say about Haffey except that he did few tricks to warm up and that he went eat to come back later to land the strongest trick ever laced in this park. Keep an eye on be-mag and wait for the video edit! - Guillaume
We have just received the first update from our Montreal correspondent Guillaume Latrompette. Guillaume had a nice session with Quebec's finest Mathieu Ledoux and Kevin Lapierre at the South Park today! An hour later he comes up with that first pre session edit which will make you hungry for the Montreal Classic tomorrow!
The idea for the Breakfast Club Tour was to rock Belgium and France in a van fully loaded with nine skaters. We ended up leaving Amsterdam with only the four of us in a VW Con-fucking-vertible off to Belgium. Arne Elgersma, Bojd Vredevoogd, Marnix Haak and Robbert Snijder. Our tour planner Bojd spent the last few weeks looking for the finest, most ghetto abandoned places to get some unique footage for the DVD. The first weekend we ended up skating an old pool, a theme-park and spent the night in a creepy half demolished hotel called 'Kosmos'. Exploring these places at midnight was a great adventure by itself.
It's about 7am and we are on the outskirts of Milan in Italy, searching for the hotel which will serve as housing for the next 3 days. Warren Digne, the conductor of the tour took care of booking it and it is the honeyed voice of our GPS which took us right to its front door. After a short tour at the reception, surprise, we will not be in the space provided, but in apartments a few steps away.
Nomades Skateshop European tour 2011. Featuring Robert Guerrero ( USA), David Sizemore (USA), Warren Digne (FRA), Aktarus (FRA), Chaz Sands (SCOTLAND), Nicolas Auroux (FRA), Antony Pottier (BEL) and Adrienne Anne (FRA) as the Cameraman! 16 JUIN / Paris, Bastille, 13h Nomades Shop 17 JUIN / Marseille 18 19 20 JUIN / Milan 21 JUIN / Venise 22 23 JUIN / Ljubljana 24 25 26 27 JUIN / Vienne 28 JUIN / Salzburg 29 JUIN / Strasbourg 30 JUIN / PARIS bastille , 17h Nomades shop www.nomadeshop.com