SX La Tremblade freestyle show
Andrè Villa, Thomas Pagès
After his amazing victory at X-Fighters in Munich, Thomas Pags was relaxed and confident at La Tremblade, as you can see during introductions along with Andr Villa, left, at the French SX Championship on Aug. 14.
Eigo Sato, Taka Higashino
The crowd gave an awesome welcome to the Japanese riders Eigo Sato and Taka Higashino, right. They soon rewarded the crowd with their best tricks.
Foursome In France
Summer fever came by night with the riders introductions of, from left, Andr Villa, Tom Pags, Taka Higashino and Eigo Sato.
Yes, this is "just a whip" from Tom Pags.
As the speaker announced in the afternoon, "This is just practice, it is windy, it is just a set-up for tonight's show," his sentence wasnt finished when Taka Higashino was already throwing big-time tricks such as this stripper grab.
For four years Eigo Sato has been saying he will step it up a bit each year. The 34-year-old is riding better and better and still reaching podiums at X-Fighters with tricks like this rock solid during practice.
For his last jump Taka Higashino looked quite excited to send a positive message to the fans with tricks such as this perfect double grab flip.
Always stylish, Andr Villa does a signature big holy grab.
Eigo Sato, Tom Pagès
Tom Pags, who has always been a big fan and friend of Eigo Sato, admires his colleague's clean underflip.
Taka Higashino gets up close and personal with French fans.
Andr Villa has had a rough year with injuries, but he made time for some fun with this nine o'clock at SX La Tremblade.
It took a while for Taka Higashino to get out of the arena because the fans were cheering him so much.