Witness the Mayhem That Was Simple Session 2017

Every hammer worth its weight is packed into this high-energy highlight reel. Pure shred!
By Niall Neeson

That’s a wrap! Simple Session 17 came and went off in Estonia this past weekend. We hope you managed to catch it live via our broadcast on Red Bull TV, hosted by skateboarding legend Chris "Dune" Pastras. If not, don't fret! You still have the chance to relive it all, right here

Robin Bolian backside 360os over the hip in Tallinn
Robin Bolian – Backside 360 Melon over the hip © Alexey Lapin

If you couldn’t make it, fear not, because we had Czech maestro David Chvatal fly in to put together one of his definitive wrap edits just for you. Enjoy all the best moves and drama of the entire weekend from practice to the finals and best trick in the video above.

Danny Leon interviewed at Simple Session 17
Afterthoughts © Alexey Lapin

Along with some welcome returning faces, among the 64 entrants were a handful of new additions to the Simple Session mayhem — a large contingent of the Habitat team including Silas Baxter-Neal, Marius Syvanen and Josh Matthews all made their Estonian debuts alongside Pat Duffy who put on display that legendary form of his.

Leo Lukin frontside bluntslides at Simple Session 17
Leo Lukin – Front Blunt © Alexey Lapin
Max Kruglov backside nosebluntslides in Tallinn
Max Kruglov – Back Noseblunt © Alexey Lapin

The 64 entrants were distilled down to the final 12 for Sunday’s live finals, each of whom had two runs to throw down on the diverse-as-ever course.

The top slot saw Aurélien Giraud retain his title and mark him down as the man to beat in Europe right now. As part of his grand prize he'll be flying out to compete at Hart Lines in Detroit, one of the highest stakes events in skating today.

Yuto Horigome backside 360s over the jump box at Simple Session
Yuto Horigome – Backside 360 Nosegrab © Alexey Lapin

Enjoy all the bangers from three days of solid dawn-to-dusk rippage. Then start making plans to get out there next year to break up the winter at what is always a superb weekend of skating in the fabulous city of Tallinn.

Final results:
1. Aurélien Giraud
2. Yuto Horigome
Danny León
4. Vincent Milou
5. Woody Hoogendijk


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