42k for 42 kilometers (a bit more than 26 miles) ; the Marseille bowl is 30 years old, it’s time for some celebration. Quoting Rollerblade.com: On September 23rd Kevin Quintin paid tribute to the world-famous bowl in Marseille, France by completing a marathon in the bowl.
A 42K challenge in this form has never been done before. Besides challenging his own abilities, Kevin will use this unique event to raise awareness to help support children with cancer. His event will also host a raffle via the MC Swim Challenge which supports the same cause.
Official Teaser by Point13 Association
Bonus 1: Kevin Quintin - A Life on Wheels - Rollerblade Edit (2020) - Kevin Quintin has been on wheels since he was a little boy. For about 30 years he’s had wheels attached to his feet. Growing up in Marseille, France he learned to skate in the world famous bowl at the beach of his hometown. This shaped his style of skating: hard and fast and without any boundaries.
Bonus 2: Kevin Quintin - Seba Profile by Anthony Finocchiaro - Winter 2011/ 2012, shot in the south of France, in Marseille & Toulon. Featuring downhill, freeride, a ghetto skatepark session and of course bowl skating.
Bonus 3: From 1991 till today, Kevin Quintin, skating at the Marseille Bowl (2011) by Anthelme bizeul
Official video of the 6th edition of Shred Da Ground in Bordeaux, an amazing day with a crazy vibes, crazy tricks and amazing peoples, thanks you for everything. Filmed & edited by Hadrien Bastouil ; additional filming by Valentin Tuil.
Best trick: Williams Cerlo from Montpellier - New Comer: Robin Lupo from Rouen.
MUSIC: - Spot 1.1: Indian Ropeman - 66 Meters (a whole lot of coping), Spot 1.2: Jake One - Kissin the Curb (Instrumental) (kissin and killin it), Spot 2: The Vision - Heaven (ft. Andreya Triana) (dream spot), Soso Maness - Petrouchka (zeuberue), Star Wars Main Theme by John Williams (flying saucers), Spot 3: Acid King - 2 Wheel Nation (anti rocker), Transition: Flash & The Pan - Wainting for a Train (but catching a tramway).
Faithful to the FISE Xperience Canet-en-Roussillon stage, the highest European level met for the tenth edition of this event, which has become an unmissable one for the French roller scene.
Earlier in the day, Kids, Juniors and Amateurs finals had warmed up the Park especially built for the occasion. The increasing level of young riders is already arousing the interest of many partners who are investing in the new generation to support their progress. Following their podium, a Grind Contest invited all riders to challenge each other by shredding on a rail, showcasing the rookies commitment who were facing the Pros.
The start-list announced an epic contest, and the level of these ones final has met all its promises. Rather discreet in training, Julien Cudot has achieved what he does best - pulling out of the hat a stratospheric run that no one had seen coming. Both the sequence of tricks, their technicality and their creativity, especially on transfers, testify to the talent of the Parisian, highlighted by a great amplitude to grab the first place.
He is closely followed by Jeremy Dominguez, who electrified the crowd on his first run with a massive Fakie Backflip on the Rainbow Transfer. Also on fire during these finals, Nicolas Servy won the bronze medal with a solid and aerial style, confirmed by the commitment during his Frontflip in Transfer.
Up: Armelle Tisler & Friends. Photos: ©Hurricane – FISE.
Up: photo by Jeremy Melique: “4th place this weekend at the FISE Xperience Canet en Roussillon. Unfortunately I fell on my first run and hurt my knees & hand. I managed to do a 2nd run and grab the 4th place. I’m doing well! Congrats to all the riders”.
La Street Rep (Paris, France) is coming! Better prepare yourself, the 2021 event is set to september 25-26. You can find all the infos you need on this Facebook Event and also on Instagram. You still need motivation? Here is the 2020 video edit by Hugo Renard.
2020 Edition, organized by: Lucien Hugues & Frederic Bukowski. Speaker: Thomas Bucket. Video: Hugo Renard. Drone: Taylor Latouche. Additional angles: Kevin Ciman, Nathan Gauthier, Taylor Latouche, Fabien Tricoire, Tomas Lopez, Thomas Dalbis, Lucas Spenle, Dany Molinari, Romain Godenaire & Samuel Vainqueur. Riders: Xavier Raimbault, Sofiane Kefane, Thomas Bucket, Roméo Stocchi, Yoro Sidibé, Aurel lecam, Lilian Puisset, Stan Kogutyak, Bouga, Nicolas Auroux, Jacob Juul, Jeremy Dalbis, Gars Nice, Thomas Dalbis, Nathan, Franck Steve, Adrien Anne, Samuel, Williams Cerlo, Denis Gul, Hadrien Bastouil, Carla Pasquinelli, Nicolas Servy, Warren Digne & Antony Pottier.
La Street Rep' 2020 - RESULTS
Best Trick: Warren Digne.
After the destruction of the Paris Bercy rollerblade Area, riders gathered in this park, which is one of the only good alternative in Paris. Starring: Samuel Vainquer, Hugo Charpentier, La Goutte, Remi Fontaine, Remy Mgadmi, Stan Andrzej, Gerald Combaret, Thomas Dalbis, Jeremy Dalbis, Zahir Hanaizi, Hugo Ruckly & Yoro Sidibé.
Meudon is a municipality in the southwestern suburbs of Paris, France. Its park opened on august 30, 2021 ; if you want to check it here is the address: 92190 Rte du Pavillon l’Abbé Meudon. It is 25km (15 miles) away from Bercy.
For those who missed it, the famous Bercy skatepark closed in june 2020, after 17 years of loyal service. The park was in bad shape, and nothing was done about it by the town (even though users & associations reported it). In may 2020, a scooter rider had a serious accident. The rider is fine now, but his injuries were serious. This incident lead the town hall from the 12th district to close the park in may 2020. Flyer.
Bonjour! Vous parlez francais? Tant mieux! L’interview est dispo ici en FR.
Exhibit #01, 2RATZ1CUP - below: Photo by Maxime Hillairaud.
Septembre 2017, the 2 RATZ 1 CUP contest takes place in Nantes, Victor Daum takes 1st place and Sofiane wins the Rookie title ; Sofiane is on fire, and launch a monster trick of his own: PLAY (trick is at 2:05 ; edit by DeLaDuch Studio).
Sofiane: At the time, the frontflip was my signature trick. I followed my good friend Léo, we both pushed each others, the rest is what on you can see on this edit.
Exhibit #02, 540 Barbecue (switch) in the flames of hell, courtesy of par Jonathan Mabileau
Quoting Sofiane: The 540 Barbecue was a child dream, something I always wanted to do: experiencing a fly through fire! My friend Jojo was geared for it ; at that moment, I noticed that the gathering nearby was turning to a riot, it was now or never, this would be perfect on tape!
Exhibit #03, Backflip Gap, Chartrons Skatepark, Bordeaux
Sofiane: Initially I started with a 180 transition that went smoothly, so I decided to try it 360: first try! Why stop here, I laced the 540 but I could not stop, the backflip idea crossed my mind, and I laced it.. first try… I was pretty satisfied, as nobody done the trick before!
Chapter 1 - Sofiane Kefane - Genesis
Sofiane Kefane follows the path of his two brothers: Yacine is a skateboarder, Kevin is rollerblading. Sofiane is only 4 but his choice his made, rollerblades it is.
Day after day, Sofiane practices his moves on the sidewalk ; he also like to try (quoting Sofiane): “completely stupid gaps” where he lands his tricks on the grass, on pebbles or on the sand (can’t stop thinking about that massive gap at the 2 RATZ 1 CUP 2017 contest!).
Sofiane is now 10, his family moves away from the countryside and lands in “Le Mans”, a medium sized town in France not too far from Paris ; the skatepark there is quite an upgrade, it’s not Woodward, but for starter it has a roof! If he behaves, Sofiane spend his wednesday evening at the park. He quickly gets a pair of Roces 5th Element.
At 12, Sofiane moves again, and skates at ‘Le Hangar’ skatepark ; 5300 square meters of freedom to express his creativity. He met his life time friends, and join a crew, his crew, the Rolling Monkeys.
Which skaters helped you build the rider you are today ? BONUS: Give us a skating section.
My sensei was: Gregory Breger AKA the bronze surfer, with crazy back backslides. Those who know Gregory will surely know which tricks I borrowed from him (hint: there is a lot)! Hahaha. Section: Gregory Breger - Quebec 2013 by Pierre Ollivier - PLAY.
Here comes Virgile Dos Santos, digusting tricks on disgusting spots, such a lovely combination! Slams at each session, no downtime allowed with Virgile!. Section: Virgile Dos Santos - dob 4 by Pierre Ollivier & Ronan Algalarrondo - PLAY.
It’s impossible not to mention Gaston Michel (who came back in Nantes). You had to be there, because each session with Gaston was intense! He made me love mizous & playing with words, the provocative way. I’m so thankful, thanks again Dad!
Damien Gerard left us in august. Damien was a friend, I met him when i was 13 years old at the Bling Bling Contest in Nantes ; he was a unique rider, with a huge personality. Damien helped me pushing my limits, he was there for me in Bordeaux. Rest in peace my friend.
Chapter 2, Freestyle Rap - French Edition
Sofiane is in love with words, here is a title he wrote “HD Time”, recorded march 2021. Sofiane speaks about his friends and his adventures at the Nantes skatepark. HD, stands for “Hôtel Dieu”, the name of the place (litteraly Hostel God): (PLAY) ; you can check the title on Soundcloud and more titles here: Soundcloud.com/sofiane-kefane.
Sofiane: I’m from the rap school! I quickly understood that skating and rap was compatible ; i started to write when i heard my brother Juda rapping for his 16th birthday ; it was about, you guessed it, friends and rollerblading! I knew i had to rap! The next day, I wrote my first one, I was 15. And it was contagious, the next thing you know, my whole crew, the Rolling Monkeys started writing, we had war cries, our own hymns.
Team Video: Rolling Monkeys - The crew from Nantes (France) releases his team video in 2017, filmed by Franck Steve, Christian Degiovanni & Léo Capoulade. The video featured songs from the team, it’s a real pleasure for your eyes & ears. Featuring: Esther Ehanno, Christian Degiovanni, Sofiane Kefane, Arthur Badia, Rémy Leusch, Raphael Chevallier, Franck Steve, Olenn Somah, William Pierre, and, Léo Capoulade, Félix Maheo, Maxime Buaud, Fab Edwood, Roméo Stocchi.
Sofiane is working on a new section: “I’m planning to release a street video with some childhood friends, people who know the blading scene from Nantes won’t be disappointed!" WAIT & SEE!
This is the official teaser of the 6th edition of Shred Da Ground, Bordeaux 2021 Edition. An amazing day with a crazy vibes, crazy tricks and amazing peoples, thanks you for everything. Stay Tuned for the full edit online on September 19, 2021. Filming by Hadrien Bastouil & Valentin Tuil, edited by Hadrien Bastouil.