A sick, well designed, concrete street course isn't the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the FISE series, but they really stepped things up in that department this year - and the resulting runs reflected the upped quality of course. 57 riders got whittled down to 12 in qualifications, and those 12 then put on a hell of a show for the sun soaked French audience. Enjoy all the best from Street and then get yourself down to the next FISE event to experience it first hand.
X Games Shanghai closed out with a another day filled with Skateboard, BMX and Moto X competitions, along with musical performances and interactive activities including drone and go cart racing in X Fest. The action kicked off with BMX Street, where American Garrett Reynolds reclaimed his spot atop the podium and earned his 10th gold in the discipline and 13th medal overall. Reynolds threw down a toboggan 360 and truckdriver, both over the dragon feature on the course, along with a downside 180 tailwhip to fakie and a hopover smith grind on the rainbow rail. Reynolds edged out German rider Felix Prangenberg (85.00) who took silver, and X Games Minneapolis gold medalist Chad Kerley (84.00) took home the bronze.
Around 75 riders entered the Park and Street contest in The Promise last Saturday. With the park located close to Belgium as well as Germany, the Dutch riders saw competition on the sheets from those two neighboring countries. Youngster Tom Clemens (GER) beat over 30 riders in the Amateur Park contest while Shanice Silva Cruz edged out Jana Murdova by 0,333 of a point to grab the win in the Women class. Team Germany's Tobias Freigang threw down some hammers to win the Park class followed by Dutchies Jari Roggeveen, Niels van Maren and Pim Scheers with Sem Kok getting 5th and Tom Selbeck scoring 6th. Good old Hannu Cools (BEL) was found on spot 8 showing he's still got what it takes. Germany also grabbed the win in the Street class. Wethepeople's Giano Vacca is practically a local at The Promise and it showed. His 84,33 for first was followed by a 78 for Frank Nabuurs and a 77,33 for Max Esser who took the last podium spot.