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.
UNSPONSORED STREET JAM RESULTS:
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)
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