This past weekend Vans Shop Series 2017 headed to Lyon, France with a new twist to the qualifier. For the first time in its 9-year history France took the competition straight to the streets in a brand-new format.
So, with a team comprising of 3 skaters and 1 filmer, the 15 strong shops had 24 hours to film and edit a 90 second video clip. On a day that saw temperatures reach a cool 37 degrees locals Wallstreet set the benchmark with an explosive session in the famous Hotel De Ville, local ripper Quentin Boillon even deciding to drop in from the Louis Pradel statue down into a tiny quarter.
All the participating shops took to the new format with ease, ABS, Nozbone, Side Shore and ABS Annecy in particular, all ripping across the various street spots throughout the city.
With all the video parts analysed by the judges it was A La Bonne Planchette who took the top prize and therefore winning a golden ticket to the finals in Milan, Italy. However, tricks that will be remembered for a long time on the streets of Lyon included, a shove it nosegrind at gorge de loup by Joseph Biais, Nozbone, a nose wheelie to nollie heel and fs crooked nollie inward heel out at the Sucrière by Side Shore, plus a cab on the small place gap by ABS Annecy.
A special mention must go to Loris Baccileri (Shifty Skateshop) for his FS Smith down the Valmy rail, winning him the Nixon Best Trick competition.
- A La Bonne Planchette
- ABS Skateshop
- Wall Street
Best Trick Winner:
Loris Baccilleri (Shifty Skateshop) – Back Smith on the Gnarliest rail in Lyon
View team edits here:
ABS LYON :
ABS GRENOBLE :
ABS ANNECY :
A LA BONNE PLANCHETTE :