Qualifiers for yesterday’s inaugural Nike SB Paris AM, hosted at Le Dome, had up and coming amateur skaters from across the continent compete on a selection of purpose built new features situated in the fountain, drained for the event. In a set up that consisted almost exclusively of flat banks and ledges and with practice runs a precious commodity, skaters looking to get through to Wednesday’s final needed to adapt quickly to the challenging park, discover workable lines and show the judges their ability to be creative across the whole space. Clearly favoring true street skaters with the ability to work within a tight space and to lay down tricks in between sporadic rain.
Jacopo and Kyron.
Photos_Marcel Veldman, Maksim Kalanep.