French magazine ‘Sport‘ wrote two pages about Freebord in this week’s issue. Sport is a very widely spread magazine, and the article is all about the ride and the ride locations :
Enjoying the 21 turns of the Alpe d’Huez, or going down the Mont Ventoux at high speed is no longer the speciality of the Tour de France runers. It’s also the hobby of Freeborders. Imported in France for three years, they are now more than 2 000 riders. Invented in 1996 by Steen Strand, Freebord is a six wheel board with bindings that rides like a snowboard. (…) The big mountain spots are not their only playground. The snowboarders of the streets also conquier the cities. “Riding in the cities is very different, but very fun aswell : we have to manage with cars and angry drivers” says Arnaud Blin. Monaco, Paris, Lyon… french Freeboarders have the choice between tons of urban spots.
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