News / Freeride / Monday, September 08, 2014

Pierre Lelievre & Anthony Finocchiaro' in INDIA

INDIA' , Where else ? One year after the success of our first video in Shanghai ( vimeo.com/33024534 ) Pierre Lelievre and myself

Two days in Delhi were almost enough for us to skate most of the city ... The cosmopolitan population shortly shared the info that two crazy Frenchies were inline skating through the streets jumping over all the obstacles and skitching the tuktuks. It was fun to hear people saying "Nice shoes " when speaking about our skates and every time it was a challenge for us to explain what is " inline " and what we were doing here, as we had many questions from curious people.

 

After some research we decided to rent a motorcycle and to go to Agra to visit the Taj Mahal, it was a 200 km road trip between the two cities, which is not really much in Europe ... But here, 200km on a bike can quickly turn into a 6/7 hours ride, which was ideal for us to make a few more stops through different cities. So we took some time to stop at beautiful spots where we shared few moments with Elephants, snake charmers or cricket players.

 

We arrived quite late in Agra but we still headed straight to the Taj Mahal where our first meeting was with a tribe of monkeys who tried to ride our bike and wear our helmets… After fighting these crazy monkeys we fully enjoyed a beautiful sunset under the walls of Taj with military guards who were amused to see two tourists like no other, and were laughing while hearing us saying that we came straight from Delhi with our destroyed motorcycle ... haha.

 

We spent a total of two days in this beautiful city, made incredible encounters, did memorable sessions but also left a few pieces of our famous motorcycle after a spectacular crash. We managed to land safely but the bike lost its first and second gear ... so you can imagine what it would look like to start from Zero directly with the third gear…

 

Back to Delhi we lost our third gear so it was really hard to continue to tour with this lethal weapon in the middle of the jungle road, so we decided to give back this broken shit and ended this journey by skitching cars, tuktuk or even camels, but always having extraordinary encounters with skates on our feet!

 

For this trip we used both the SEBA FR1 Orange & Blue customized way FR-A by adding the soulplate, and the new SEBA Street Invaders wheels which really passed the test on this very difficult grounds.

 

For amateur or Pro skater, this skate was more than ideal for this safari trip. THANKS SEBA Skates and thanks everyone who made this trip so special, I hope to feed back and show these pictures to as much people as possible!

 

Also thank you Pierre for being always on top, this is just the beginning of our adventure ..

 

THANK YOU

 

SKATE:

 

Anthony - FR1 Blue, Kit color Bluen Soulplate and Street invaders Weels 80mm -
Pierre - FR1 Orange, Kit color Orange, Soulplate and Street invaders Weels 80mm-

 

FILM:

Directed By - Anthony FINOCCHIARO -

 

CAMERA:

- 5DMKII, 7D

 

MUSIC:

- Ravi Shankar -

 

PICTURES:

flickr.com/photos/sebaskates/sets/72157633315787795/

flickr.com/photos/sebaskates/sets/72157633315669075/