These French dream spots get destroyed by both Flip and Cliché riders. There's also a Gonz cameo, an amazing gap to noseslide, and Cairo has a brutal battle.
As skaters, we're always on the hunt for new terrain. In today's episode, Ali Boulala uncovers a top-secret gem in France.
The Flip team visits Tom Penny in France in 1999, bringing along a young Bastien Salabanzi for the first time. This episode is just too epic.
The infamous Lyon hubba was far from easy to skate. Steep, slippery, with a quick run-up. Many came from around the world to battle and plenty walked away empty handed. This edit has some of the greatest hits and misses, with an all-star cast.
A short approach and some over-hanging vegetation makes this huge double-set hubba a real challenge.
Ali Boulala lived in Lyon for many years and filmed a lot of his Flip "Sorry" video part there in '01 and '02.
In the early 2000s, Barcelona was a mythical skate utopia. Here's Arto, Appleyard, Bastien, Rowley, and Boulala.
An entire city is one big skate daydream for this young Flip squad. Here's Arto, Geoff, Appleyard, Bastien, Boulala, and others.
A brutal spot creates an unforgettable skate mission. This includes hard labor to move two barriers, wet ground, hard slams, a narrow runway, and a dangerous landing.
This Lyon, France rail was the kind of spot that would give up 15 or 20 makes a session including an NBD or two. Or three.
Two 25 stair spots in the same day? Goddamn! The Lyon ollie remains one of the gnarliest stunts attempted in the history of skateboarding... and he went back for seconds!
Piece Of Cake. The finals went off and Shane O'Neill took the top honors. Best trick got a little wild with a stripper, Dustin, Axel, Reynolds, Koston, Gravette, and Gillette. Good times here—Cheers CPH!
Rhino sent in some photos from the Copenhagen Pro street contest where Chris Cole nailed the win. Look for some video action coming soon...
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