On October 17th-18th took place the 2014 edition of FRA at the usual Freebord MFG, San Francisco.
This year, a plenty of existing/new riders from all over the world showed up in this Freebord competition to pretend the titles of :
Rookie of the Year: Best new rider who has come up on the scene in the past year/ year and a half.
Winner : Jonay Jorge Grosso (ES)
Standout of the Year: A non-team rider who has been riding for a while, but is turning some serious heads in the Freebord world this year.
Winner : David Bickett (US)
Rider of the Year: Team rider who best combines style, skill and a forward-thinking vision to feed progression in the sport of Freebording.
Winner : David Schiotis
Congrats to all nominees, like every year, competition was placed on a higher level. Keep shredding !
Do not forget the most creative challenge : the Best Submitted Video Contest, which selects the best Freebord Video up to 2 min length.
This year, more than 40 worldwide videos were edited for this event.
Check out the top ten finalists :
JOHNNY SCHMIDT (DE) – SK Vision
DAVID SCHIOTIS (US) – Double DD’s
PIERRE LINCKENHELD (CH) – #CafePierro
AINA OLAGNON (FR) – Freebord Girls
LA COLOC DE LA BOUTIÈRE (FR) – Shred House
JEAN-FRANÇOIS HEITZ (CH) – Represent Tour Alsace
COREY SCHLITTENHART (US) – Eye of the Hawk
TOBIAS ADE (DE) – Sun goes down
MATT FIELDING (UK) – Brit’Zerland
JIŘÍ HLADÍK (CZ) – Norway OurWay
Honorable mentions to :
TFC (US) – Birds Eye
BENTLY ANDERSON (US) – Foreign Fromage
RAFAEL RIBEIRO (BR) – Teaser 2 | #SpreadTheShred
YUHEI FUDA (JP) – You can feel the snow
QUENTIN MESTRE (FR) – Satanic Tour 2014 Teaser
ADRIEN MAINAND (CH) – Freebord Suisse
Like every year, our international Pierre Linckenheld (#Pierro) decides to wear more than a helmet… This 2014 Team Rider was inspired by putting his craziness into a scenario that matches his passion with his work. The homemade cocktail has first of all made its proof in the local newspapers, then all over the web. Because one isn’t enough, watch again the 2014 best submitted video : #CafePierro, The World’s Fastest Barista.
If you already think that this funny video was too shortened, stay tuned for all the bonus that made this day so memorable…
See you next year !!!