Barcelona Extreme Sports Festival 2009

昨年10月に開催された Barcelona Extreme Sports Festival が大盛況だったとか、今年も6月開催が決定したようです。昨年の写真を見ながら、かつて東京のお台場や横浜で開催された CORE EXTREME を思い出しました。

Movistar Barcelona Extreme 2009

Barcelona Extreme Sports Festival, June 6-7, 2009

by Vicky Mandeville (Apr. 6, 2009)
A look back at last year's event in the run up to summer '09.

Now in its second year, Barcelona Extreme Sports Festival returns this summer and is set to top last year’s unprecedented success.

In October 2008, over 40,000 spectators gathered in the grounds of the Parc del Forum to watch the awesome array of tricks, jumps and jibs from national, international and amateur riders alike. The urban sports festival featured around 200 pros and 500 amateurs who performed for the love of their game in the eight domains of skateboarding, BMX, inline skating, FMX, wakeboarding, skiing, snowboarding and longboarding.

The level of competition was extremely high. For the International Skate Pro Series, Rodrigo Menezes (USA) was at the top of his game, scoring first place in the half pipe, followed by Terrance Bougdour (FRA) and Josh Stafford (USA). The UK also brought home gold thanks to wakeboarder Marc Rossiter from Oxford, who ripped on the kickers and rails. The BMX pros stole the finale with kickass style, darish jibs and big air flips, leaving the crowds in awe and amazement. Bjorn 'Brommel' Mager from Germany stole the show and made jaws drop with his fluid technical tricks, branding himself as one to watch.

Promoted by Ajuntament de Barcelona and Institut Barcelona Esports, last year’s event pulled out all the stops with exhibitions, clinics and guest DJs, solidifying it’s reputation as the biggest urban sports event in Spain.

So roll on the summer!!

You can find out more info about the festival at
HUCK Magazine: Barcelona Extreme Sports Festival, June 6-7, 2009
Tokyo Inline Skating Guide: CORE EXTREME (Aug. 2000) and CORE EXTREME 2001 (Aug. 2001)

Barcelona Extreme Sports Festival: Facebook

Barcelona Extreme Sports Festival 2009

Franky Morales 900 al cuarter - Movistar Barcelona Xtreme 09

RB @ Barcelona Extreme

Some clips from Randy Abels, Adil Farhouni, Warren Digne and Sven Boekhorst
Rollerblade Team TRS: RB @ Barcelona Extreme

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