5:30 – Top 12 qualifiers

Here are the 12 qualifiers for tommorows final. Find the detailed list and the photos on the « download » :
1 – Daisuke Ikeda
2 – Aurélien Giraud
3 – Vincent Milou
4 – Richard Tury
5 – Joseph Garbaccio
6 – Gabriel Zander
7 – Maxime Genin
8 – Danny Leon
9 – Adrien Bulard
10 – George Poole
11 – Casella Neverton
12 – Lawrence Ravail

 

15:20 – A taster of the final

An outstanding final group with big names pushing for tomorrows final. Last years winner Joseph Garbaccio is the first to drop in puts himself under pressure by dropping in too quickly. The Skater manages to secure his place in the final in his second run and comes 5th overall.

The battle for a place in the final round between Daisuke Ikeda, Aurélien Giraud et Vincent Milou was extremely intense. The Japanese who mesmerised us in Horishma shocks us again with an out of this world run. With no faults and gaining some serious air the rider gains 87.25 points and pulls out all sorts of rotations including a back 270 to a 270 out as well as his famous Mactwist on the large quarter pipe. His first run could not be matched despite the motivated appearance of Aurélien Giraud. His return to the FISE was heavily anticipated, pulling off big grabs and grinds. However, he still manages to secure second place despite being 4 solid points behind Daisuke. Fresh from the United states Vincent Milou secures his place in 3rd place with a crook kickflip on the harbour and a front blunt on the gap to rail.

All these competitors will find each other again at 3 :50 pm for the final, follow us again here live in the newsroom!

Many thanks from the FISE Live team!

15:00 – Group 5 :  Richard Tury takes the lead

The Slovakian continues his amazing form from Hiroshima and has two incredibly solid runs and firmly takes his place in the top 12 with a score of 79.70 whilst the favourites start to wrestle for the final round. He has taken Maxime Genin with him through to the final.

14:45 – Group 4 :Danny Leon, The proffesional

In a group where the very young Japanese Sora Negishi (15 years old) has thrilled everyone with his style and where Adrien should have assured his place in the final, its Danny Leon who has shown the most character. With his crazy runs and versatility, the Spaniard has done his job with a smile on his face pulling off a Madonna and a kickflip over the SFR gap. His second run Son second run which started with a huge drop followed by a transfer onto the larger part of the park left us shocked with an even more impressive run. For the moment he is in second place of the semi-final.

14:20 – Group 3: George Poole wins his pool

The Englishman puts himself in a second place over all with a run of 75.5 points as he lands all of his tricks right up to the with a mixture of street tricks and lip tricks like his black bunt to disaster on the larger quarter pipe. The runner up of last years competition holds his rank and will be one to watch for the finals.

14:10 – Group 3 : L’éclair de Martin Le Clair

The Frenchman flew over the SFR gap (channel SFR) with an incredible transfer to the adjacent quarter pipe! This is a run that will no doubt be all over the highlight reels even if Martin will not join the finalists. Simon Stricker has also just come short of reaching the finalists but finishes his run with a nollie heel crook which he could easily re-do to compete for the best trick competition tomorrow!

14:00 – Group 2 : A mixture of styles

The second group demonstrates the vast diversity of styles we come across at the FISE with Gabriel Zander accumulating tricks from each genre. From his initial and original from to his final 180 frontside crook.  Despite having failed his first run Vincent Matheron has managed to bring it back with a second run full of energy and speed, with huge heights on the quarter pipes, incredible lines and a fresh style. The American has taken the lead with 77.62 points, putting him five and half points in front of the French.

13:40 – Group 1 : Roger Da Silva is in the lead!

For 20 years the FISE has upheald its reputation as an internation festival by welcoming riders from all over the world! This year we have a Mexican, two Czechs and a Brazilian  who has shown off his incredible skill with his first run (71.25 points). Roger Henrique Da Silva landed everything he wanted including a switch tail 270 grind! A run full of pop which has put him in the lead for the time being…

13:15 – The Skateboard Semi Final is now live!

The 24  qualified skaters have been split into 6 groups of 4 with 2 runs each with the best run determining their place in the final 12 skaters! You can find the starting list available on the newsroom with a range of stars such as  Aurélien Giraud, Vincent Milou, Daisuke Ikeda, Joseph Garbaccio and many others! A lovely day of sunshine as per usual in Montpellier, with a brand new awesome skatepark built just for the FISE. We can’t wait to see what will happen !