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The definition of Microcosm: a community, place, or situation regarded as encapsulating in miniature the characteristic qualities or features of something much larger. To us that perfectly describes the experience of the freestyle longboarding scene in Paris, France. This summer we sent the entire Caliber Trucks European Freestyle Team there to meet up with local and team rider Achel Machin to experience everything the scene has to offer. Tom Flinchbaugh joins them to capture everything and give you a window into the microcosm of freestyle skating.

Riders: Achel Machin, Peter Markgraf, Sietse Geesink, Pablo Nicieza López-Tapia, Hans Wouters

Filmed and Edited by Tom Flinchbaugh

www.Calibertruckco.com

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Les Robertson

Born in Vancouver, Les has been backpacking and adventuring around the globe most of his life. Skateboarding made it easier to get around, eventually leading to a long trek skate adventure across Kenya. With a new appreciation for skateboards and some good connections, Les dropped everything to make skateboarding his life and, as they say, it's all been downhill since. Now Editor at Skate[Slate] and one of the owners of Flatspot Longboards, Les spends the rest of his time raising his first kid, plugged into the skate-web, and skating with Coast Longboarding.

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