Marseille replica bowl annihilated in HB

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Huntington Beach in California is currently cleaning up the carnage left from the riots that ensued after this weekend’s Surf and Skate get together. It’s pretty clear to see why people lost their minds after watching this footage.

Ben Hatchell took the number one spot at the Van Doren Invitational where the organisers decided to replicate the Marseille bowl (best skatepark in the world). Greyson Fletcher was awarded second place and Raven Tershy took third. Enjoy the madness.

Here’s some Greyson Fletcher footage too.

X Games Barcelona results and footage

Skate park finals:

1. Pedro Barros
2. Curren Caples
3. Brad McClain
4. Rune Glifberg
5. Alex Sorgente
6. Raven Tershy

Street comp finals:

1. Nyjah Huston
2. Paul Rodriguez
3. Manny Santiago
4. Sean Malto
5. Luan Oliveira

Big Air comp finals:

1. Bob Burnquist
2. Mitchie Brusco
3. Elliot Sloan
4. Tom Schaar
5. Jake Brown

Vert comp finals:

1. Bucky Lasek
2. Marcelo Bastos
3. Mitchie Brusco
4. Andy Macdonald
5. Pierre Luc Gagnon

Watch Bondi Bowl-A-Rama 2013 video

UK ripper Sam Beckett came 5th in the annual Vans Bondi Bowl-A-Rama comp. Pedro Barros took the honours over the weekend with his ridiculous skills. Watch the footage of the finals here in full and highlights from this incredible comp.

Pros Final Results:

1st Pedro Barros
2nd Bucky Lasek
3rd Rune Glifberg
4th Josh Stafford
5th Sam Beckett
6th Alex Sorgente
7th Brad McClain
8th Omar Hassan

Highlights:

Vans BOWL-A-RAMA Bondi 2013 — The Highlight Reel from Boardworld on Vimeo.

Full pro comp:

Almost Impact Tour at BaySixty6

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Only the brave tour Europe in January but the Almost Skateboards team didn’t flinch when asked to hit the road across various countries that started in Berlin and ended here in London at the BaySixty6 skate park. It was not the easiest tour to be on. An hour before the team were scheduled to drop a demo at the Skatehalle in Berlin, news of Lewis Marnell’s rumoured passing had reached Chris Haslam, Youness Amrani, Daryl Dominguez and Willow who threw themselves into this tour the best way they could knowing they had just lost a brother.

The UK was absolutely freezing and by far the coldest day of the year but on arrival, London’s faithful were there ready and waiting for them despite news that the scheduled demo had been cancelled. Almost UK rider Daryl Dominguez and Bay shredder Kyron McGrath-Davis joined in with the fun to skate the Double Impact comp and like lemmings, those who couldn’t land tricks felt the cold, hard concrete across the small stair set and rail and the big 5 stair set and rail until a winner was announced. Best trick overall went to Nai Sukanant with a switch hardflip down the big five and he took it well.

Click play for short interviews with Daryl Dominguez and Chris Haslam on the night and grab yourself an Almost package in this month’s competition.

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Watch the highlights of the skating from the night from Tom Drake & Harry Garcia:

Watch the Almost Berlin demo at Skatehalle here:

Almost Demo – Skatehalle Berlin from skatehalle berlin on Vimeo.

Crossfire Xmas Jam 2012 results

Ph: Thomas Harrison ollies high to take the HUF jam.

Tomharrison_crossfirexmasjam2012What a day. The weather held, the atmosphere at BaySixty6 was electric and the people that mattered most traveled long distances to witness what went down at this year’s 10th Anniversary Xmas Jam event. It was absolutely amazing.

The level of skating was upped. All of the individual best trick jams were rife with NBD’s as predicted. The unsponsored comps seriously impressed.

The DGK video premiere worked a treat following the onslaught of skateboarding, so this day will be one that we never forget. HUGE thanks to the Bay staff, all of our filmers and photographers plus all who made the effort to be there. We are talking about everyone who traveled distances including so many UK pro teams and shops and didn’t just sit at home waiting for footage to drop. Those who repped know that you will never replace the energy that we witnessed on the internet. You cannot beat it live.

We are working on footage and gallery photos today and will drop a full feature as soon as we can. In the meantime here are the results. Look out for more visual treats rolling through our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Big thanks to all of our sponsors Ricta Wheels, DGK, Superdead Skateboards, Grizzly Griptape, HUF, Slam City, and Stand Up Skate Shop who helped form this event and celebrated 10 years of good times.

UNSPONSORED BEST TRICK JAMS:

Tomas Monkevičius – Kickflip FS board slide on the small rail.

Nai Sukanant – Switch Hardflip on the small stair set.

Gytis Bluivas: Switch bigspin heelflip down the small stair set.

Craig Loveless: Nollie hardflip down the small stair set.

Alex Tibble: Switch fs flip over the small gap.

SPONSORED BEST TRICK JAMS:

RICTA BOWL JAM:

Best Hip Trick: Greg Nowik: FS late shuv and many more.

Longest Gring: ‘Chav’ Dan Hill.

Best tricks out of the bowl/transfer: Joe Habgood – FS nosepick on the outer wall/ FS 180 to nosestall and backside 180 to rock fakie into the barrier out of the bowl.

DGK HUBBA JAM: Gytis Bluivas – Crook nollie flip out.

HUF HIGH OLLIE JAM (driveway): Thomas Harrison (6 boxes).

SUPERDEAD GAP JAM: Split winners – Daryl Dominguez – 2 x kickflips, heelflip. Ewen Bower – FS Ollie revert, FS Stalefish revert, Benihana.

GRIZZLY GRIP TAPE LEDGE JAM: Thomas Harrison – FS tailslide fs 270 shuv out, in and out of ledge.

WALLRIDE JAM: Jed Cullen – Blunt fakie, Pivot fakie, fakie rock (on high section).

RAIL JAM: Luke Kindon – Crook to back lip slide.

STAIR SESH: Charlie Birch – FS Bigspin.

It was very difficult judging the winners on the day so there will be many honorable mentions in the main feature as it was tough to judge due to the amount of amazing stuff that went down. Look out for that soon and until then, take in these photos from Tom Halliday.

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Gytis Bluivas ripped hard and killed the DGK Hubba and small stair set. Someone sponsor him please.

Witchcraft’s Joe Habgood ripped all day long, spotted here in the backside disaster pose with an upcoming ripper.

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Ewen Bower completes a hat trick over the Superdead Gap with a floating Benihana. Pisstaker.

More soon.

Kris Vile wins UK Champs 2012!

Birmingham’s Kris Vile woke up this morning £3000 richer after taking the hot spot in the UK Championships last night in Hemel’s XC Skatepark. Keith Walsh came in 2nd (£1800) followed by Superdead’s Chris Oliver (£1000) in 3rd. Watch Ryan Gray’s speedy coverage from the street finals and loook out for more dropping today from the Pool comp and Ladies comp.

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Vans Downtown Showdown 2012 results and videos

This weekend’s Downtown Showdown held in Amsterdam went offin fine style. If you didn’t manage to tune into the live stream of the event from Vans then catch up with the highlights from all 4 teams.

Flip team rider Overall “Best Pro” Luan Oliveira skated with remarkable consistency and smooth style, landing tricks and winning 1st place on the Palace Obstacle and the Blueprint Obstacle. Best Overall Am was Element team rider Ross McGouran, who also took 3rd place on the Flip obstacle, skating hard all day. He made every transfer the windmill-inspired Antiz obstacle had to offer.

Flip:

Inside the massive Gasholder building at the Flip Obstacle the atmosphere intensified with heavy hitting last tricks and a solid performance by first place finisher Dominik Dietrich, who set the bar with a wallie up and Nollie heelflip down the ledge.

Vans Downtown Showdown 2012 – Amsterdam – Flip Obstacle Highlights. from Vans Europe on Vimeo.

Blueprint:

At Blueprint, Luan Oliveira landed a variety of flip tricks over the pyramid and on the ledge. Billy Marks double flipped the gap to flat and walked away with 1,000 Euros for 2nd place. Technical and creative skater Dallas Rockvam took third place by using the entire design, which was inspired by the barges and canals of Amsterdam.

Vans Downtown Showdown 2012 – Amsterdam Blueprint Obstacle Highlights. from Vans Europe on Vimeo.

Antiz:

The Antiz Obstacle rose above the venue floor like a classical Dutch Windmill on Acid. Rob Smith took first place by skating every angle, while Ben Nordberg’s backside nose blunt on the extension ricocheted into applause that reverberated off the walls.

Vans Downtown Showdown 2012 – Amsterdam ANTIZ Obstacle Highlights. from Vans Europe on Vimeo.

Palace:

Vans Downtown Showdown 2012 – Amsterdam – Palace Obstacle Highlights. from Vans Europe on Vimeo.

Torey Pudwill wins Tampa Pro 2012

Torey Pudwill has taken the honours at this years Tampa pro event this weekend in the US. Watch his winnning run here with the results, best trick and finals videos.

Finals

1. Torey Pudwill
2. Chaz Ortiz
3. Sean Malto
4. Leo Romero
5. Felipe Gustavo
6. Chris Cole
7. Nyjah Huston
8. Kyle Berard
9. Greg Lutzka
10. Ryan Decenzo
11. Matt Bennett
12. Billy Marks

Best Trick comp

1. Rodrigo Leal – Hardflip backside noseblunt on the rail
2. Chris Cole – Inward heelflip noseslide on the rail
3. Jordan Hoffart – Big heelflip bluntslide fakie on the rail
4. Billy Marks – Triple kickflip down the gap
5. Matt Bennett – Fakie ollie switch frontside feeble grind on the rail

VANS Downtown Showdown rocks London

Photo by Matthew Bromley: Samual Partaixwallrides.

This weekend’s Downtown Showdown organised by VANS went off in fine style. The Spitalfields crowds were spoilt for choice with guest pro’s Alva, Rowley, Dollin, AVE and Pfanner teaming up with Vans legend, Steve Van Doren himself to bring the capital a top day out.

Despite the classic British weather that brough sunshine and showers, the skateboarding impressed with sponsored riders from Alis, Death, Palace, Blueprint, Antiz, Cliche, Enjoi, Element (Europe), Superdead and Yama getting amongst the obstacles on show built by the teams themselves. Our favourite being Death Skateboards’ Ripper Alley, that had whippy transitions, concrete coping, a bank to wall, a hip and a rails within its design.

Overall, this was the biggest skateboard event to grace London in a while. The highlight of the day being Steve Van Doren, walking around with a smile on his face serving people pizza! Look out for an interview with Dustin Dollin from the event on here soon.

FULL RESULTS:

Death Skateboards Obstacle

1st: Phil Zwijsen – EUR 1,500
2nd: Ben Raemers – EUR 800
3rd: Danny Brady – EUR 500

Cliche Obstacle

1st: Danny Brady – EUR 1,500
2nd: Chris Oliver – EUR 800
3rd: Dallas Rockvam – EUR 500

Superdead Obstacle

1st: Nassim Guammaz – EUR 1,500
2nd: Chris Pfanner – EUR 800
3rd: Rob Smith – EUR 500

Best Pro: Danny Brady – EUR 1,500

Best Am: Nassim Guammaz – EUR 1,000

MONSTER RIPPER award:

Flo Mirtain EUR 1,000

Team of the Day:

1st Antiz – EUR 14,000
2nd Element Europe – EUR 10,000
3rd Enjoi – EUR 8,000
4th Superdead – EUR 6,000

Visit the Vans site for more photos and videos here.


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