As the name suggests, the Far'n High event pushes the boundaries each of the six years it has been running.
The event takes place in Villiers sur Orge, south of Paris, and tops the list of international contests held here in France. Every year new riders from all continents make a bee-line here; it’s no longer astonishing to bump into well- known heads like Sebo Walker or Scott Decenzo coming straight from over the pond.
It is in a warm atmosphere that the various and varied skaters throw down runs- some original, some less so- over the course of the weekend, to the delight of the spectators who come in droves.
Consistent Ryo Sejiri from Japan (age 16) took first spot in the men’s comp, followed very closely by Brazilian Kelvin Hoefler. In the ladies, the young and friendly Brazilian Pamela Rosa (age 13), won her category. In skateboard contests, age ain’t nothing but a number.
Winners aside, special mention should go to Argentinian Milton Martinez, a good friend of the Thrasher posse in SF, which is reflected in how he skates! He’ll go back to Argentina with the Nozbone skateshop best-trick prize in his pocket, and well deserved at that.