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Crossfire Xmas Jam 2011 results

Surrounded by blue skies and a winter chill, the Crossfire Xmas Jam warmed a few hundred people at Bay 66 Skatepark yesterday. 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 session. Notable mentions to Chroliver, Nowik, Cullen, Raemers, Zwijsen, Collins and many more for all day shredding and of course, the legendary Mark Brewster’s vocal skills on the mic all day. Churchill has got nothing on this cat. Look out for a video edit and a photo gallery very soon and thanks to all who got off their backsides to get amongst it with us on the day.

A rowdy crowd 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. Beers were raised, the film dropped its hammers and there should be some tasty hangovers out there today.

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

More big shouts out to Heroin, Death, Drawing Boards, Science, Crayon, Kill City, Lovenskate and Blueprint Skateboards, Andy Evans and Sam May for being involved in a another great day of skateboarding.

This jam was for Bingo on his Birthday. RIP.


Flat Bar Comp: Lewis Bell – FS Feeble Shove-it (Drawing Boards deck/tee)

Hip Comp: Ben Rafferty – BS 360 Flip (turning with it) (£25 Slam City Skates voucher)

Mini Ramp Comp: Rob Safe – 540′ (!) (£50 Slam City Skates voucher)

Driveway Comp: Taylor Reid – FS bigspin to flat (£100 Slam City Skates voucher)


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


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

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The Crossfire Xmas Jam scheduled for December 10th

CROSSFIRE-XMAS-JAM-2011-LOGoThe 9th annual Crossfire Xmas Jam is confirmed to take place on Saturday 10th December at Bay 66 Skatepark in association with Slam City Skates Plan B, Flip and Superdead Skateboards who are providing best trick £comps during the afternoon. Look out for the schedule that will be announced soon.

Tickets are £10 for the full day on the door from 12-6pm. The unsponsored jams will kick off at 1pm with Slam City Skates vouchers up for grabs for best tricks. At 2.30pm the pro jam will commence and £600 cash prizes awarded on street and mini ramp. Also, look out for the product toss at the end of the day courtesy of our sponsors Flip, Superdead, Plan B, Heroin, Death, Drawing Boards, Science, Crayon, Kill City, Lovenskate and Blueprint Skateboards.

The after party will be held at Mau Mau Bar on Portobello Road with party tunes and a UK skate video premiere of the ROOKIES DVD from Kill City. Get your your travel booked and get ready for some amazing skateboarding as usual. There’s a facebook event page set up, invite your friends and watch last year’s video below.

Bay 66 Skatepark can be found between Ladbroke Grove and Westbourne Park Tube Stations at 66-67 Acklam Rd. Map here. If you need accommodation for the night, the cheapest and nearest place to book can be found at

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Crossfire Xmas Jam 2010!

This year’s Crossfire Xmas Jam will take place at Bay Sixty 6 Skatepark in London on Saturday 11th December 2010.

Tickets are £8 in advance from Slam City Skates online at Ticketweb or £10 on the door on the day from midday. The Mini Ramp comp this year is sponsored by Flip Skateboards, Mob Grip and Ricta Wheels.

Join our Facebook event page to invite your friends.

12pm: Doors.

1pm: Unsponsored Jam (Winner of each obstacle gets a Blueprint deck and Slam vouchers)

Driveway / Vert Wall (20 mins)
Hip / Quarter (20 mins)
Wembley Gap (20 mins)
Best ledge/manual trick (20 mins)

3pm: Sponsored / Pro Comp (Winner of each obstacle gets £50)

Driveway / Vert Wall (20 mins)
Hip / Quarter (20 mins)
Hubba / Over the Bin (20 mins)
Massive ledge / Ski Jump (20 mins)

5pm: Mini Ramp Jam till finish (MVP gets £100, Best trick gets £100)

Start planning your travel and accommodation if you are coming from out of town, the nearest cheap place to stay is Hostel 639 on Harrow Rd just 20 minutes away from the skate park but note you have to book in advance.

Confirmed teams so far include:

The Harmony
Almost (UK)
Blind (UK)
Kill City
Drawing Boards

The pro rider guestlist is the biggest it’s been since we’ve started! Over 100 skateboarders from the aforementioned teams are going be tearing it up on the day so get hyped.

There is no official after party, but we will all be heading to Mau Mau’s for boozing and vibesing. Over 18s, come along and celebrate 2010 with us.

Click here for last year’s jam feature.