Photos by Andrew Jay
FBBB recently headed to Holland for their annual mash-up jam sesh at the Landgraaf SnowWorld dome. The set-up was sick, and so was the riding, (as this highlights video shows). FBBB’s main-man Mikee sent us this report.
FBBB went Dutch, the sequel. Flying the flag for the UK was Gazza Andrews, Neil Campbell, Billy Neilson, Rowan Biddiscombe, Aly McMorland, Emily Williams, Rowan Coultas and Jordie Gee! And our homies in the orange corner, flying the flag for The Netherlands – Didier Kickken, Ricky Martens, David Van Gessel, Jessie Augustine, Ron Jongen, Wessel Van Lierop, Jeffrey Van Brunschot, Sascha Wauff and Gerben Verweij (big respect for fixing the park lift!).
This progression session was like no other, purely because it was in a dome 5 times the size of what were usually accustomed to and the fact the standards were way way higher! You only have to watch the video to know what were talking about.
Stand outs for the Dutch were Sascha Wauff (hard decision not giving rider of the night to him!) showing serious steez on the kickers after 8 months out injured. Corked cab 5’s & 7’s and some nice wildcat backflips set the tone on the kickers. David Van Gessel had his swagger back after a good year or so out from knee surgery, so was good to see him back on his board.
Kas Lemmens took ‘Rider of the night’ (well deserved) with some great consistency and diverse shredding throughout. Back 3 on hardway, front 1 on nose press cab 3 out and corked back 7’s were just some of the tricks he was stompin!
The UK’s very own Emily Willams bagged the female ‘Rider of the Night’ out of the 3 ladies that were shreddin. One of the girls, Vivianne Vluggen, had to be taken to hospital with a slipped disc in her lower spine. OUCH! We wish Vivianne a speedy recovery!
Gazza Andrews was in fine form as ever with steezy back 3 & 5 nose grabs on the kickers, sweet back tails and half cab front 3 out in the rail jam that was off the hook. Neil Campbell also held his own with a variation of 270-ons and a 1 footed boardslide during the rail jam.
All in all…two words: GOOD TIMES! :)