Times may have been a bit more EMOtional in the mid-00s, but that didn’t stop the event from growing in numbers and popularity. There were athletes from a record amount of countries – 23 compared to 17 the previous year. Even a few names from the land down under managed to make their way over to the darker side. People were beginning to pay attention to the small Northern European country and its contest, things were getting pretty serious!
For the first time, Simple Session had a Women’s Skateboarding competition class and its very first winner was Evelin Bouillart from Belgium. Men’s Skateboarding gold was taken by Czech Tomas Vintr. BMX Park gold went to the defending champion Ryan Nyquist and the style master Simon Tabron blessed the audience with his skills in BMX Vert.
Simple Session became more than just watching the insanity go down on the spot, now you could also enjoy the best skate & BMX action in the Nokia cinema hall, where some of the trendiest action sports movies were being screened. Alis “Who Cares?” and an Estonian skateboarding movie “Lõuend” were premiered in the Simple Session program.