Chris Oliver flies highest Ph: Jerome Loughran
Surrounded by blue skies and a winter chill, the Crossfire Xmas Jam warmed a few hundred people at Bay 66 Skatepark this December. The rain held, the skateboarding poured and only four people managed to spill blood on the day. Thankfully there were no broken bones to talk about.
Manny Lopez came off worse by running into Tim Prozorov and suffered a collision injury that forced the ambulance service to drive him to the nearest hospital for stitches. Adrenaline was needed to slow down the bleeding so it could be stitched up so he will be feeling sore this morning. Get well soon Manny, we all missed watching you skate.
Some big stuff went down in this afternoon session. Notable mentions to Chroliver, Nowik, Cullen, Raemers, Zwijsen, Collins and many more on the day. A rowdy crowd then filled the after party who roared along to the premiere of the Kill City Skateboards Rookies DVD. It was the first time some of the team riders had seen the film due to a trip to Barcelona last week and it did not disappoint.
We noticed this week that a skateboard chainstore decided to poach footage from our event and release it immediately to market themselves across the internet. This is seriously lame as another skate shop had sponsored this jam and the store in question had not asked permission to film at at our event. They did not mention the sponsors that made this event possible whatsoever and these are the core brands of our scene that allow us to run this annual get together. Support skater owned shops this Xmas people. Keep your local scene alive.
Enjoy the official video edit to get the full picture of what went down on the day courtesy of Andy Evans.
Big thanks to all who drove for miles to share these good times and make these events work plus all of the staff at Bay 66 Skatepark, and our associate sponsors Slam City Skates Plan B, Flip and Superdead Skateboards
This jam was for Bingo on his Birthday. RIP.
UNSPONSORED STREET JAM RESULTS:
Flat Bar Comp: Lewis Bell – FS Feeble Shove-it (Drawing Boards deck/tee)
Mini Ramp Comp: Rob Safe – 540′ (!) (£50 Slam City Skates voucher)
Driveway Comp: Taylor Reid – FS bigspin to flat (£100 Slam City Skates voucher)
AM/PRO BEST TRICKS RESULTS:
Plan B Flat Bar Comp: Jake Collins – Front tailslide 270 out – £50
Superdead Long Arse Hubba Comp: Chris Oliver BS lipslide/FS bluntslide/5050 – £50
Plan B Hubba Jam: Ben Raemers – FS boardslide pisstaker / FS 5050 to fakie / BS tailslide fakie and more – £100
Superdead Wallride Comp: Chris Oliver: FS bluntslide across the quarter – £100
Superdead/Plan B Longest Driveway Ollie: Phil Zwijsen – £100
FLIP SKATEBOARDS MINI RAMP COMP RESULTS:
Overall Mini Ramp Steez Award: Split between Greg Nowik and Jed Cullen
Highest FS Air: Chris Oliver (Over 6ft?!)
Combo Grind/Slide: Jake Collins – BS smith/tail slide
Photos by Jerome Loughran
“Nowik makes love to the mini ramp like no other.”
Jake Collins had a full day of rampaging as usual.
Jed Cullen killed that mini ramp.
Photos by Sam May
Phil Zwijsen takes the longest ollie.
Alex Barton chases his tail.
Chroliver gets close.
Chroliver took the wallride comp with this fs blunt slide over the quarter.
Ben Raemers hucked a backside boneless off the wall…
…and then took the piss with this boardslide step off.
Daryl Dominguez took the hard route.
Chroliver took dough for this ridiculous back D slide.
Isaac Miller is one to watch for 2012.
Upcomer Taylor Reid impressed with this bigspin to flat.
Rob Safe hucked a 540 on the mini.
Lewis Bell took the flat bar comp.
Amir Williams laid down some Brighton stompers on the day.
Jake Collins to the bar please.
Porno Paul and Gok Wan are now going out for Xmas.
Oliver sheds the Queen.
Greg Nowik and Mark Brewster share the goodness.
Loads of freebies were claimed!
Here’s the beginning of the after party photos. Go to the gallery for more.