A drama filled night
A drama filled night concluded in unbelievable style at the French NIGHT of the JUMPs World Championships round, with the French crowd getting behind David Rinaldo for an emphatic win in front of the current series leader, Maikel Melero and first time World Championships competitor, Japan’s Taka Higashino. However it was the arrival of one of the regular French riders, Brice Izzo with his own Quarter Pipe for a Flip Transfer, an element of Course Use never seen before at NOTJ and add even more pressure to a round featuring one of the toughest rider line-ups in World Championships history.
In front of his home nation crowd, Brice would unveil a brand new trick, the Nac-nac Flip Transfer, otherwise known as the Egg Roll Nac, but he was unable to successfully land it for the Double Up and missed out on a top 6 final berth.
Not to be outdone, Germany’s Hannes Ackermann surprised everybody with two new tricks for him personally, a flat 360 over the super kicker and finishing with an Egg Roll of his own, but with an equal score of 331 and tied with Remi Bizouard, Hannes lost due to a 5-judge countback decision and it was by the slightest of margins that Remi would join the final in front of his French family and friends.
Fotocredit: NIGHT of the JUMPs.