After the La Kantera contest in Getxo, Basque Country, Spain the Volcom skate team popped into France to pay a visit to the city of Paris and all it’s amazing skate spots. With Axel Cruysberghs, Louie Lopez, Collin Provost, Victor ‘Doobie’ Pellegrin and Eniz Fazliov all ready to rip, the weather had other plans. With rain in the forecast on most of the days, the dudes were glued to the weather apps on their phones. Luckily when the skies parted, it was just enough time for the boys to get down to business!
Even though the rain put a damper on the trip, overall the trip was still very productive. At a spot in the middle of one of Paris’ main transportation hubs, Louie Lopez managed to get a smith bash and European staff photographer Jelle Keppens nailed the photo. It was so good that The Skateboard Mag used it as the cover of issue 162! Congrats Lou!
Inside the mag you can see and read more about the trip. If you weren’t able to find a hard copy, the article is available online over at The Skateboard Mag site.
While The Skateboard Mag cover of Louie’s smith bash was a highlight, the real shocker of the trip was Eniz Fazliov’s front blunt at Paris’ infamous Le Dome. Only Eniz knows how you power through that kink on a front blunt! It was so mind blowing that pan-european skate magazine Free Skate Mag made it the cover of their latest issue. Along with the cover we also made an edit of every attempt to show the battle.