Last week the Urban Sports Week Amsterdam offered non mainstream sports a platform to showcase themselves to spectators from all over the world. Inline skating took over the spine ramp and the park with riders from all over Europe.
On Saturday Danny Aldridge from the UK finished 1st at the Spineramp contest. Danny dominated with smooth lines, technical grind and massive flips.
On Sunday, which was literally a Sunny day, The crowd gathered in front of the Stedelijk Museum to watch the inline park finals. The skaters all went berserk and huge tricks were done during the competition.
The Bronze medal went to Dutch street and park talent Sem Croft, Silver is for Jeremy Suarez from Belgium and the winner, who went home with €1.000,- is Romain Godenaire from France.
Special shout out to Jaro Frijn from Amsterdam who represented hard AF. What a great week for urban sports and inline skating in particular. We can’t wait till next year, which will be bigger, faster and harder. - Sven Boekhorst.
More Media: Inline skating Highlights by Jeff Hofstede + Results.
And again, the Urban sports week in Amsterdam was a huge succes. The vibe was amazing, the riders were killing it, and there were beers flowing. This year some international and national riders were on top of the game, and destroying the whole park, think of guys as Roman Abrate, Jaro Frijn, Danny Aldridge, Romain Godenaire and more. PLAY.
Music: Peking Duk - Say my name.
- Danny Aldridge
- Romain Godenaire
- Roman Abrate
- Romain Godenaire
- Jeremy Suarez
- Sem Croft
BEST TRICK: Roman Abrate
- Roman Abrate
- Sven Boekhorst
- Stephane Alfano
Woahhh! Got 1st place at the Pannonian Challenge 2017 in Croatia. Couldn’t feel better, such a great time we had. Today was just a perfect day of skating with amazing people and good vibes, Thanks Osijek, Rollerblading! - Roman Abrate.
Larger Picture on Imgur (via).
The FISE World Games in Montpellier is all wrapped up, and now they are moving on to the next stop in Canet located in the south of France. Rollerblade represented in Montpellier. Here is a brief summary about the experience.
Poni from Jakarta, Indonesia and Guillaume le Gentil from Paris, France entered the rail battle. Poni was pleased to finish the contest with a very nice sweat-stance. The feat was especially challenging because Poni lost his skates prior to the event starting. He had to compete on a pair of Rollerblade skates quickly put together from spare parts. Guillaume also skated during the rail contest and impressed the spectators and judges with his stylish tricks.
Sven Boekhorst had a great contest the week before taking home 1st Place on the Spine Ramp and 2nd Place in Park. At Montpellier Sven competed in the Park, Slopestyle and the Spine Ramp contests. It was a challenging series of events for Sven, but he was still able to push through and take home a 6th place finish in the Spine Ramp competition.
Jeremy Suarez was on fire heading into Montpellier, and was a serious contender for the gold medal. Unfortunately our Belgium powerhouse was injured during the Roller Freestyle Park Pro Invitational practice and couldn’t compete at the FISE World Games.
Au revoir FISE World Games Monpellier, and Hola Barcelona Extreme Games (June 17-18th at Parc del Forum).
WRS Uploaded 2011 - Results - Fan Votes
- Nils Jansons - PLAY (Filmed & edited by Martins Jansons)
- Chris Haffey - PLAY Filmed by JC Rowe, Ivan Narez, Beau Cottington & Nick Wood ; edited by Brian Griffin. Song: Jay-z & Kanye West – Niggas in Paris.
Nils Jansons 63.1% (7380 votes). Fan Favorite: $500.00 vs Chris Haffey 36.9% (4324 votes)
Semi Finalist, Fan Votes: Sven Boekhorst (PLAY) Filmed by Dominic Swagemakers, Joery v/d Pol, Simon Goeman, Dick Heerkens & Jan Hoogtijling ; edited Axel van Dijk & Brian Aragon (PLAY) Filmed by Phillip Long, Dre Powell, Max Manning, Erick Rodriguez ; edited by Phillip Long.
Results - Judging
- Brian Aragon $1,500.00 - PLAY
- Alex Broskow $800.00 - PLAY
- Nils Jansons $500.00 - PLAY
- Chris Haffey $300.00 - PLAY
- Erik Bailey $100.00 - PLAY
- tie Sean Kelso - PLAY
- tie Dave Lang - PLAY
- David Sizemore - PLAY
- Mathias Silhan - PLAY
- Sven Boekhorst - PLAY
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