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Krak Minute – Meriadeck Hubba, Bordeaux

Consider the following skateboarding’s roll of honor:

Luy-Pa Sin – Fs tailslide – Lordz ‘They Don’t Give A Fuck About Us’
Ali Boulala – Flip noseslide – Flip ‘Sorry’
Mark Suciu – Fs 5-0 – Habitat ‘Search The Horizon’
Max Vergnaud – Bs 5-0 – Part 100% street
Max Genin – Bs smith – DC’s what we are
Adrien Bulard – Nollie heel & bs tail – Jart ‘The PROject’
Sergio Munoz – Treflip – Jart ‘The AM Project’
Benjamin Garcia – Bs 360 – Jart ‘The AM Project’
Danny Sommerfeld – Switch ollie – SHRN
Gauthier Rouger – Switch flip – Hélas ‘Fellas’

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Krak Minute – Gorge de Loup, Lyon

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Consider the following skateboarding’s roll of honor:

Tom Penny – Kickflip & varial heel – Flip ‘Sorry’
Mark Appleyard – Blunt flip out – Flip ‘Really Sorry’
Ali Boulala – Bs 5-0 fs reverse – Flip ‘Really Sorry’
Diego Bucchieri – Bs tail – Toy Machine ‘Good & Evil’
Sammy Winter – Fs 180 fakie 5-0 revers – Cliché ‘Bon Voyage’
Flo Mirtain – Fs 5-0 to switch crook – Cliché ‘Bon Voyage’
Zered Bassett – Fs blunt – Digital ‘Divercity’
Julien Merour – Nollie bs noseblunt – Lyontage Vol.1
Chris Haslam – Bs blunt to crook – Globe ‘United By Fate Episode 2’
Tyler Bledsoe – Fs blunt shuvit out – Etnies presents Paris Days
Flo Mirtain – Bs tail to switch fs crook – Cliché ‘Bon Voyage’
Adrien Coillard – halfcab bs 5-0 bs revers – Cliché ‘Bon Voyage’
Adrien Coillard – Switch fs 5-0 revers & switch noseblunt revers – Megamix
Max Geronzi – Fakie bs noseblunt – Cliché ‘Bon Voyage’
Lucas Puig – Halfcab nosegrind – TWS Pro Spotlight
JB Gillet – Halfcab nosegrind revers – Cliché ‘Bon Voyage’
JB Gillet – Bs 180 switch 5-0 revers – Lakai ‘Fully Flared’
Flo Mirtain – Bigspin bs tail – Habitat Intro Part
Madars Apse – Fakie fs flip – Element ‘Peace’

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MACBA Big 4, Barcelona

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Consider the following skateboarding’s roll of honor:

Ali Boulala – Ollie with weird shoes – Flip ‘Extremely Sorry’
Jamie Thomas – Mute shifty, halfcab, flip – Zero ‘Misled Youth’
John Rattray – Fs 180 stalefish – Zero ‘Dying To LIve’
Dean Gostimirovic – Fakie ollie & fakie fs 180 – Damage
Mike Peterson – Fakie ollie north – 411 ‘Comin in hot’
David Gonzalez – Fakie airwalk – Flip ‘Extremely Sorry’
Lennie Burmeister – Switch Japan – 411 ‘The Firm road trip’
Jani Laitala – Bs nollie – 411 ‘The Firm road trip’
Caswell Berry – Late shuvit – Enjoi ‘Bag of Suck’
caswell berry – pressure flip – Osiris ‘Feed The Need’
Jake Duncombe – Benihana & nollie bigspin – Volcom Stone ’14 Munted Daze’
Cato Williams – Pop shuvit tailgrab – Team Ice Cream vol.1
Unknown – Heelflip – youtube clip (hpstm)
Jamie Thomas – Fs flip – Zero ‘Dying to live’
Ryan Smith – Bs flip – Zero ‘Dying To Live’
Josh Harmony – Bs heel – Toy Machine ‘Good & Evil’
Danny Way – Bs 36 – The DC Video
Bryce Golder – Bs 360 nosegrab – Habitat ‘International Team clip’
Son Lorcan – Fs boneless 36 – Volcom Stone ’14 Munted Daze’
Darrell Stanton – Nollie, canonball 180, canonball 360, switch bs flip – Volcom Stone ’14 Munted Daze’
Ryan Smith –  Fullcab – The DC Video
Andrew Reynolds – Nollie cab & kickflip shifty – Emerica ‘This Is Skateboarding’
Kerry Getz – Double flip – DVS ‘Skate More’
Bryan Herman – Hardflip, nollie inward – Baker 3
Chris Cole – Tre, varial heel & nollie flip – Zero ‘Dying To Live’
Bastien Salabanzi – Nollie heel – Flip ‘Sorry’
Bastien Salabanzi – Halfcabflip – Flip ‘Really Sorry’
Chris Dobstaff – Halfcab heel – Darkstar ‘Battalion’
Colt Cannon – Fs half cab flip – 411vm 60
Spencer Sagles – Nollie bs flip – Volcom Stone ’14 Munted Daze’
Stephane Larance – Switch fs flip – Lordz ‘Conspiracy’
Mark Appleyard – bigspin flip – Wink Links
Mark Appleyard – Nollie bs heel – Flip ‘Sorry’
Mark Appleyard – Nollie big heel – Flip ‘Extremely Sorry’
Luan Oliveira – Switch big spin heel – Flip ‘Extremely Sorry’
Paul Rodriguez – Bigspin heel – youtube clip
Eric Koston – Fakie tré – Lakai ‘Fully Flared’
Tony Tave – Nollie tré – Circa ‘It’s Time’
Johnny Layton – Switch tre – Toy Machine ‘Suffer the joy’
Felix Polo May – Fakie varial kickflip – Calligraphy 2
Ryan Decenzo – Fakie hardflip – Globe ‘United by fate ep.3’
Arto Saari – Switch flip – 411vm 60
Arto Saari – Fakie flip – Flip ‘Sorry’
Jerry Hsu – Fakie heel – Osiris ‘Subject to Change’
Brian Wenning – Switch ollie – Bro Cam part
Brian Wenning – switch heel – The DC Video
Brian Wenning – Switch fs shuvit – Plan B Promo
Kevin ‘Spanky’ Long – Switch bigspin – Emerica ‘This Is Skateboarding’
Terry Kennedy – Switch bs 180 – Baker 3
Adelmo Jr – Switch bs heel – Kayo ‘It’s Official’
Magnus Hansen – Switch fs heel – ‘Un Momentum, Por Favor’
Jacob Walder – Switch variel heel – Team Ice Cream vol.1
Kevin Booker – Nollie fs heel – Team Ice Cream vol.1
Richie Stewart – Nollie fs flip – Re-Play
Shadi Charbel – Switch inward – Videoparte 2013
Cian Eades – Nollie hardflip – youtube clip
Dave Bachinski – Nollie late flip – Oackley ‘Our Life’
Justin Sommer – Body varial, fs bigspin & varial flip – Volcom Stone ‘Back to the 4’
Aurelien Giraud – Ghetto bird & bs 36 Kickflip – Volcom Stone ‘Back to the 4’ + Aurelien’s instagram
Chris Haslam – Switch laser flip – youtube clip
Adrian Lobos – Fakie bs gazelle heelflip – youtube clip

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RIP Conforama, Lyon

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Consider the following skateboarding’s roll of honor:

– Flip ‘Sorry’: backside 5-0 by Mark Appleyard; heelflip darkslide by Geoff Rowley; nollie 5-0 revert & fakie nosegrind revert & nollie heelflip noseslide to fakie & switch 180 to 5-0 by Arto Saari; drop 50-50 & noseslide heelflip out & switch crooked to noseslide by Ali Boulala
– Behind the French Fred Scene: crooked & tailslide & frontside noseslide by Paul Machnau; frontside nosegrind by unknown; blunt by Jeremie Daclin; 50-50 by Charles Collet; noseslide playing whith the cap & noseslide one foot & flip noseslide to fakie & flip crooked by Rodrigo TX; heelflip noseslide by Thibaud Fradin; pop shove-it 50-50 by unknown; nollie tailslide by Flo Marfaing; nollie 50-50 & variations of switch 180 to 5-0 by Arto Saari; over noseblunt by accident & frontside 180 nosegrind by Ali Boulala
– Cliche ‘Europa’: feeble by Jeremie Daclin; 50-50 to drop into the bank & halfcab noseslide by Pontus Alv; switch tailslide by JB Gillet
– Tony Hawk Pro Skater video: frontside boardslide by Steve Caballero
– eS ‘Menikmati’: flip backside grind & flip noseslide by Rodrigo TX
– Osiris ‘Subject to Change’: heelflip 5-0 to fakie by Chris Dobstaff
– Puzzle: 5-0 to fakie by Chris Dobstaff; nollie noseslide & nollie frontside noseslide & nollie flip noseslide by JJ Rousseau

Below is a noseslide by Jeremie Daclin from B-Side Magazine (1992!):

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Foch, Lyon

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Foch is located in Lyon’s city center. And as you can see here on the map, it’s surrounded by some pretty famous spots, including (probably) the most popular one outside of the city: Hotel de Ville (HdV). When you’re at HdV you just need to cross the river and from the bridge you’ll see this:

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We all call it ‘Foch’ cause that’s the name of the closest subway station.

The one thing that instantly surprises everyone the first time they reach this spot is the graffiti. Now remember you’re in the city center of a French city with a lot of history so typically speaking, graffiti is not a familiar part of the landscape. But here it’s different. I remember growing up there (I had the chance to spend few years in a street right next to the quay) and seeing different street artists every week (if not every day).

There is also a mini skatepark down the quay. They recently changed it but here is what the new one looks like:

park

With the mini ramp on the top and the street area down there, you can be sure that you’ll always have somone on the bridge watching you skate. Back when I was growing up, I loved the atmosphere there, and I literally learned to skate there. I was there everyday after school with my homies (and sometimes during lunch as well cause our school wasn’t too far away). I mean, what’s better than a good 30min mini session before heading back to school?

The Foch mini ramp is really popular in Lyon and let’s say skaters are super lucky to have a mini ramp to practice on right in the ciy’s center with a cool atmosphere and a great view. Regular events are also held there like the last Jam Session Supra x Wall Street (here’s a clip from the app).

But what drives people really crazy is definitely the hubba! Man this hubba is huge. And you have a 5 meter drop on one side so you’ve got to admit it’s pretty scary. And to top it off, the bend in the middle is quite hard to handle if you want to grind, slide or roll the whole length. The hubba itself is around 40 cm wide.

Finally, and thanks to Cliche (Jeremie Daclin has always been super active in the scene!) the spot is still evolving, with new features being added.

cliche

Here is Adrien Coillard, utilizing one of the newer additions to the spot. Peep our edit of the best tricks that have gone down at Foch above, and let us know what you think!

adrien