Col Du Galibier - Photo by Alban Pernet

Col du Galibier Longboard Opening

After a harsh winter, the mythical passes of the French Alps were opened and it was time to visit Col Du Galibier between Savoy and Hautes Alpes for the grand longboard opening!

The crew said goodbye to their snowboards and skis and replaced them with their longboard gear to tackle this sixth highest mountain pass, with an altitude of 2,645 meters above sea level.

To us the high peaks, the altitude, the lunar mountains and the endless runs that bend are home to the most enduring riders.

For me these kinds of sessions are moments of true expression, while the riders Pierre Hardillier, Benjamin Sornin, Alex Martin, Yanis Markarian, Elton Vejux, Augustin Joan Montes, Alice Bonnet and Arnaud Tisserand got a chance to enjoy their freedom, and together the whole trip took on another dimension.

Photos by Alban Pernet Photographiste
Website: www.albanpernet.com
Instagram: @albanpernet

Partners: Blackkross longboard, Fastboa, Entre Couzs Collectif

Longboard Girls Crew France - Behind the scenes of filming a new video

French Girls Going Down – Behind The Scenes Photos by Alban Pernet

In June, the French Longboard Girls Crew found themselves filming a new video called French Girls Going Down. The filming took place on Espigoulier Pass, located near Marseille, France.

Anne Poursin, Marjorie Roméo, Lyde Begue and Laure Descloitres took two days off to skate a giant corkscrew road. Meanwhile, Augustin Joan-Montes from AJ Médias captured their motion and me, Alban Pernet documented their adventure with the lens of my camera.

This trip was an opportunity to appreciate the fast and feminine style of the girls riding, who are always happy and smiling. Even after two day of non-stop runs under the hot sun of Southern France.

The new French Girls episode features the following riders:

Anne Poursin (ROCKET Longboards, Politic Longboard Activist and Naitup Tent)
Marjorie Roméo (Wigga Skateboards)
Lyde Begue (Restless Longboards, RipTide and CDK)
Laure Descloitres (9.81 Swiss Boards and Idle Slide Gloves)

All of the girls are members of the Longboard Girls Crew France and the new Entre Couzs Collective.

Photos: Alban Pernet Photographiste

Mushroom gastronomic skate trip

Mushroom Gastronomic Skate Trip

Just before the Go-Goats Freeride (France) in September, Pierre “le Laboureur de Talus” Hardillier, Mathieu Zeder, Thib “la Roulette” Mordacq and me, Alban Pernet, found ourselves on a three-day long skate trip around Morzine. We filled our days with big rides down the small roads, filming, picking mushrooms and preparing delicious dishes on a “Campingaz”. Adoring fresh vegetables, mushroom sauces and good food, it really was a real gastronomic skate trip…

The first morning, a big shooting session to warm up after a night of camping too wet… on El Diablo spot. Riders: Thib and Mathieu
The first morning, a big shooting session to warm up after a night of camping too wet… on El Diablo spot. Riders: Thib and Mathieu
Thib, Pierre and Mathieu trashing the lower part of the spot.
Thib, Pierre and Mathieu trashing the lower part of the spot.
In a real autumnal scenery, between fog and big wet drill.
In a real autumnal scenery, between fog and big wet drill.
The trio in the fog of the Joux Plane pass
The trio in the fog of the Joux Plane pass.

Mushroom gastronomic skate trip

The second day was more conducive to riding than shooting, but allowed us to discover the other spots of the corner… the other face of Joux Plane pass, Praz de Lys- Sommand…
The second day was more conducive to riding than shooting, but allowed us to discover the other spots around the corner… The other face of Joux Plane pass, Praz de Lys- Sommand.
The third day, we came back to El Diablo for an unreal flash shooting session…
The third day, we came back to El Diablo for an unreal flash shooting session.

Mushroom gastronomic skate trip

Featured riders:
Pierre “Le Laboureur de Talus” Hardillier (Blackkross, Sabre Trucks, UD Mag, Fastboa)
Mathieu Zeder
Thib “La Roulette” Mordacq (Madrid Skateboards, Venom, Trojan, Trapstarnation, CHWAG)

Alban Pernet Photography
https://www.albanpernet.com

Interested to see more from the El Diablo spot?
Here’s a run shot by Thib La Roulette with Hugo Besset tailing him just inches away.

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