FISE Montpellier Slopestyle – Finals

May 27, 2017 at 4:15
by Simon Nieborak  
FISE Montpellier Slopestyle Finals


When everybody sat down, some more snugly than others in the sizzling sun, and the clock turned to 14:00, it was time to set off the battle for the top podium. Short, but very intense finals were not short for drama and it was quite a spectacle to be seen. Let's start the countdown...


josh

josh
Attempting and regrettably crashing a double downside tailwhip buried Josh's chances for a higher ranking.

josh
Mad props to Josh Hault. Sadly, he dropped down to the bottom of the finalist riders' list, but the attitude and never disappearing smile on his face makes him a winner, anyway.

FISE Montpellier Slopestyle Finals

sam
Pili Pili had a major mechanical issue, which stopped him from riding up to his own standards during the finals. What's even worse than that is the fact he is out of the diamond series due to not having enough points in the FMB standings. Fingers crossed for his rapid come back to where he belongs.

tom
Tom Isted was battling hard and opening top ten in his first ever slopestyle event is already a massive accomplishment.

remy

remy
Remy Carra, French rider in the 9th place.

lou

lou
Louis Reboul had an awesome run. It's great to see that he added one more trick to his signature cannonball.

reed
Reed always does well at FISE and it's wasn't any other way this time, as well.

paul

pa
Triple barspin backflip on the biggest jump on the course is very impressive.

paul
After such a gnarly trick, Paul had no other choice, but execute all his other tricks cleanly, which landed him in the 6th.

FISE Montpellier Slopestyle Finals
Diego Caverzasi does not know what fear is! Massive frontflip barspin on the first was out of this world.

diego

diego
Diego definitely can be stoked on his performance here at Montpellier.

sz
Szymon, one of the most progressive riders, brings FMX to MTB so we all can enjoy this craziness.

sz
One more insane trick at the first jump. This time, Szymon Godziek decided to go for backflip cliffhanger.

szy
And to finish it all off, a perfectly stretched superman.

FISE Montpellier Slopestyle Finals

me
Mehdi Gani opens the top three. Radical and stylish riding sent Mehdi onto the podium.

nich
Nicholi Rogatkin has them tailwhips so dialled that he probably would be able to pull a tripe-whip of a kerb.

nich

em
Double flip-whip, 360 barspin to downside tailwhip, tailwhip, truckdriver...

emil
And a huge double downside whip to top it all up. Emil was unstoppable during this event!

podium
Congratulation to Emil for his first gold at a slopestyle competition.

bigquotesIt's hard to describe what I'm feeling right now. I'm speechless. I've been waiting to win a comp for so long. After having a pressure of qualifying first, I wanted to do my run the best way possible to make sure I stay in this position.Emil Johansson

18 Comments

  • + 16
 Emil's run was nuts, stoked on his win! The future is right here!
  • + 9
 gotta love Godziek's extension! I know they are not the best scored tricks, but they are the most badass!
  • + 5
 can anyone else in the world do 3 double downsides on a 26??? also his 3 double bar downside in qualis was one of the coolest slope tricks ive ever seen
  • + 2
 Tyler McCaul and
Benny Phillips www.pinkbike.com/video/210082
  • + 2
 @jervis: hell ya! in 2011 nonetheless! just watched all the finals and josh hult was attempting a 3 double downside so he can probably do them too.
  • + 1
 @jervis: can anyone else in the world do 3 double bar downside whips on a 26 though??? thats the real question
  • + 1
 @northwestbiker: what about Bennys triple downside whip on the old whistler mulch jump ????
  • + 6
 Emil Johansson stellar of a run!!! Smooth, Dailed, and Perfection!!!! The next level!!! Wink
  • + 6
 Emil's definitely the future. His run was clicked. Can't say I agree with the medal order though.
  • + 5
 Emil's truck driver was oppo
Just some icing on the cake Smile
  • + 5
 they don't even mention Rogatkin's frontflip tailwhip? that was insane!
  • - 11
flag weebleswobbles (May 28, 2017 at 6:41) (Below Threshold)
 Cuz hes a bobblehead sponsored by paul mitchell next year
  • + 1
 @weebleswobbles: Yea he should strive to be a better rider like you, I mean he only won Crankworx Rotarua and took second place at Montpillier...
  • + 2
 @nfstreet4life: fo sho son.. fo sho
  • + 1
 And also Bienvenido Aguado's winning the best trick with double frontflip no hands
  • + 2
 Frontflip tailwhip, 3tailwhip and 1080 from Rogatkin, and still didn't beat Emil's first run? No disrespect to Emil, but Rogatkin's run was better. Just my 2c.
  • + 1
 Stoked to see Tom Isted get a mention.
From Cornwall UK delivering double backflips in his first ever slopstyle event. :o
  • + 1
 That first jump is terrifying looking. These dudes are insane.

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