This winter was the last opus of a saga that last for five years in Les Arcs.
The L.A. Session offered its last show in Les Arcs 1800 in front of a delighted crowd watching young stuntmen riding the usual perfect jump. Screaming louder after each back flip.
The list of stuntmen was a heavy one for this very last L.A. More than the french star system riders like Julien and Théo Lange, Flo Bastien, P-A Chedal, Lolo Favre and co, we had special guests Phil Casabon and Henrik Harlaut (who won btw!)
Long story short, some great riders at the start gate and a nice group of friends were there to celebrate the final act.
But do not doubt that Romain Grojean didn’t let the L.A. Session down without a little surprise in his mind for next season.
I had to wait 17th of february to finally go out to shoot my first freeski competition. The Frostgun Invitational gathered the finest of the freestyle scene on the biggest european jump built especially for the occasion.
Misfortune hit us during those few days in Val Thorens. The first sessions were actually crash test parties, the jump went from 31 meters to 25, forcast gets wild and the schedule went tight that we only had the last day to enjoy the spot.
But the most important, this day was finally a pretty good one. The comp went like a Dragon Ball tournament, riders were fighting two by two. Kai Mahler (1) and Rico Schuler (2), two little 16 years old swiss fellows fought for the 20.000€. Russ Henshaw (3) and Henrik Harlaut (4), the two freestyle technicians now out of teenage hood were right behind them fighting hard as well.
A great day tough, with good friends, loud laughs and heavy tricks!