Around early March every year French Ambush riders Xavier Favre and Yannick Bovard build one of the best shaped gap jumps in the French Alps at the resort of La Chapelle and open it for a jam style contest. The La Beanie Gap Sessions have become legendary for the progressive riding that goes down and [...]
It’s that time of year when the Amplid mailbox gets filled with team rider edits. This week French Ambush rider Yannick Bovard emailed across his latest edit from the season past. Full of tech rail tricks and slushy kicker slaying it was filmed exclusively in Yannicks local resort of Chatel in France’s enormous Portes du [...]
« Allo, hein, c’est qui ? Ah Pierre, euh appelle les Collet pour savoir où tu dors, moi je suis complétement mort dans mon lit, bonne nuit » C’est par ces mots que Xavier Favre, m’accueille à la Chapelle d’Abondance le vendredi 9 mars au soir alors qu’il vient de finir le shape de [...]
Last weekend a small crew of Amplid Cartel and Ambush riders consisting of Yannick Bovard, Xavier Favre, McRae Williams, Christoph Schenk and Luka Melloni gathered in Modena, Italy for the Nissan Skipass event. Like all inner-city events the setup was a little sketchy with 20 degree heat punishing the snow and a kinky transition between [...]
Frenchman Yannick Bovard had a serious knee surgery last October – as you can see watching the x-ray shots in his latest edit. If this is how orthopedic rehab looks like, well, then post-surgery exercises aren’t that boring. Welcome back Yannick !!!