New video from Dan Bourqui: “insane vert skating and some tricks, riders and runs that were not in the other videos, plus a full demo on how to skate a vert ramp padless, by Chris Russell”
Seen above, the top three places in the first ever Street League Women’s Pro Division… What’s that? Oh, right. I guess those would more likely be some Monster Girls. I guess they don’t sponsor anyone in the women’s circuit, but hey, Nyjah Huston got 2nd. Photo from Monster’s press release regarding 2015 SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship, in Chicago, Illinois.
Street League will be including a Women’s division for the first time ever in Chicago on October 14th. First place prize is $30,000, which beats the mens X-Games purse. Competing in this first group a Lacey Baker Samaria Brevard, Leticia Bufoni, Marisa Dal Santo, Pamela Rose, Alexis Sablone, Alana Smith, and Vanessa Torres. The event will be streamed live online at StreetLeague.com with a condensed version airing on the 18th on FS1 as well as streaming FOXSportsGO. The regular inclusion of a women’s division in Street League should do well to promote both women’s professional and amateur skateboarding. Congratulations ladies!
Independent coverage from Dan Bourqui of the 2015 Van Doren Invitational in Huntington Beach. That’s (so) Raven Tershay on the screen grab.
Once again time to put some of the actual “skate” in Skate and Annoy. The Empire Games are back at it again with Wall of Death, this time going for height instead of length. Phil Dulude had the high water mark at 15ft.
The competition was fierce in the Austin X-Games with multiple corporations battling for mind share in the critical 16-25 year old male consumer category. Some mind blowing social media tricks were unveiled in marketplace competition for the first time. Crowds cheered as skillful, death defying advertising strategies were executed at will. And there was some skateboarding too. Monster Energy wants you to know how well their guys placed in the . Pierre Luc Gagnon and Curren Caples scored a gold while Tom Scharr got a bronze. They sent photos too, in case you don’t believe them. That’s right, we’re not afraid to toe the corporate line.
UPDATE: Adding pics as they send them, Nyjah Houston, etc…
If you’re not in Riccione, Italy, you can watch it here on S&A on Saturday, May 29th and Sunday May, 30th. Skateboarding, live bands, etc. I believe it is being co-hosted by Jim Gray and Jeff Grosso… Click through for the live stream and a preview.
BCSA Tommy McGuigan annual skate jam on Aug 16 at the Corvallis, OR skatepark, starting at 1pm after the farmer’s market. High ollie, hippie jump, speed track and bowl jam competition. Cash prizes!
It’s an 8.5 mile race, partially downhill. It’s also a food drive. Starts Sunday at 10am. Details at the event page.
10th Anniversary – Mt.Tabor to Sellwood Park Skateboard Race!
This event is a charitable food drive for OREGON FOOD BANK to help the hungry in Portland. Registration and Food collected will be at the lower parking lot on the North side of Mt.Tabor Park. (Next to the bathrooms and basketball courts). Raffle tickets for prizes will be given only to RACERS who have signed the liability waiver.
HELMETS ARE REQUIRED! No helmet = no raffle ticket, no racer number.
REGISTRATION and MEETING SPOT – 10am – http://goo.gl/maps/38Sc
This is the original course used for Portland Pusher #4 in 2005, the Annie Ross Open from 2006-2010, and the last three years of the P-Town Throwdown. The route is 8.5 Miles through lower S.E. Portland. First 5 miles is mostly slight downhill with two 6-10 block sections of steeper downhill including 3 traffic light signals to watch for. As a city bike route there are very few stop signs along this course, but please be aware of traffic at all times. The last 3 miles you enter the bike path leading you South along the Willamette River towards Sellwood Park. RAIN OR SHINE!!! – Course Map