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We’re not Gpsy by chance

After four years getting the first place, my brother-in-arms ended second during the fifth opus of Urban Plagne. This year, the video contest based on street skiing and snowboarding took a cinematic turn, bringing more importance to the scenario in the competition. We are not going to start talking about judging or how legitimate the ranking is, neither start moaning and groaning about it. There’s no point.

The facts are : twelve spots rode in four days, street riding “Gpsy Feelin way” and a philosophic and poetic movie about chance.

I invite you to take ten minutes and watch it here

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Full Metal Chronicles

The 30th and 31st of March came the long-awaited event for all the freeski rockers. For the fifth time, Les Ménuires hosted the Full Metal Contest, the meeting of dressed up trashers orchestrated by Fabien Maierhofer and the Darker Team.

To stay on the traditional set up, the event had a derby, a freestyle contest (with dirt jumps, big air, rail and a devastating loop) and also live shows and a lot of beers.

During Friday, we noticed that the most ridden feature was definitely the beer stall. Everybody was intrigued by the looping until Flo Cuviller gave it a single try and missed it. After a pretty full day, the crowd moved to the concert hall to keep on drinking at the second beer stall. On the other side of the hall, Vera Cruz, Crucified Barbara, Kuelerton and Dog Eat Dog were playing hard. A great mix of great music that night.

Saturday quietly started – around the beer stall – before the riders hit the competition on the big air, the rails and dirt jumps from hell. A day filled by many laughs and as much sunburns. We saw three more tries in the loop, which ended with a knock out. Rock’n’roll babe!

One again, thanks a lot for inviting the Gpsy family and see you next year!

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L.A. Sessions Final Act

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.

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