FISE Montpellier 2018… With 22 years of steeped history and an unrivalled heritage of pure energy and vigour behind the spread of extreme sports, the Montpellier stop of the FISE series will always go down as the brightest jewel in the World Series’ heavily encrusted crown.
The crowds are like no other, the atmosphere feels ultimately distorted in its chemical composition, so much used and abused oxygen, exhausted in roars and vigorous applause.
It is estimated the crowds exceeded 120,000 but whatever said number truly is it feels ten times more impressive once things get underway.
Since the last stop the points have been in Aussie Brute, Brandon Loupos’ court and the pressure was only double for him to retain his lead with Ozzie machine Logan Martin back in action after breaking his collar bone earlier in the year.
Words and photos by Mike Drummond
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