Action sports with Leigh Roche
This week I couldn't resist serving up an all-skateboarding column!
Street League Skateboarding Presented by Nike SB - Stop 2 New Jersey
Luan Oliveira won his second straight Street League Series Skateboarding at the Prudential Center, Newark New Jersey on August 24. Oliveira was dialed in, landing amazing trick combinations,including a 360 flip noseslide bigspin. Even when Oliveira had first place locked ahead of Nyjah Huston, he didn’t take it easy. Instead, on his last turn, Oliveira landed a switch tre flip down the Big Section 10-stair set and the Prudential Center erupted.
Gotta See: Studio Skateboards Wade Fyfe The Last Video Part
Fyfe is such a smooth, stylish skater with tons of pop, just great to watch. Pop some popcorn for this, give it a quick view and savor the pop, and how buttery his skating is, indeed. Enjoy!
Product Toss: ZonedIn App
Created by John Galbreth and Brad Smith, this skateboarding app for iPhone and on Google Play gives skaters the opportunity to connect with and compete against other skaters in a real-life based game.
Skaters playing ZonedIn progress through 10 different levels by watching a video of a pro skater doing tricks, trying the trick and recording it, then posting the recording on social media to have other players rate the performance.
US Skateboarding Championship Finals
After a summer of events in nine US cities, the World Skateboarding Federation, in conjunction with the World Skateboarding Grand Prix, held the inaugural US Skateboarding Championships August 28-29 at RFK Skatepark. The event was sanctioned by the World Skateboarding Federation. The nine finalists in the Championships won regional contests, and when the dust settled, Scottie Laird won, earning him a trip to Kimberley, South Africa to compete against skaters representing over 50 countries at the 2015 World Skateboarding Championship at the Kimberley Diamond Cup October 7-10, 2015.
Damn Am Woodward PA
Damn Am Select Series, Woodward, PA, USA went off August 27-29, with skateboarding contests in street and Mini MegaRamp. Over 60 hungry ams battled it out to be in the top twelve for a chance at the title and a trip to the prestigious Tampa Am in November. Josh Douglas of Boca Raton, Florida came out on top, with a deep bag of tricks and smooth lines all over the course. Douglas has the honors of not only winning Damn Am Woodward, but also going straight to the semifinals of the Tampa Am at the legendary Skatepark of Tampa.
Damn Am Woodward PA Results
- Josh Douglas
- Alex Midler
- Liam McCabe
- Tanner Van Vark
- Alex Knox
- Robbie Brockel
- David Dixon
- Brian O’Dwyer
- Chris Pierre Jaques
- Jamie Foy
- Christian Wood
- Ty Tarzetti
Independent Truck Best Trick Results
- Andrew Grabowski- switch frontside flip 5-0
- Liam McCabe- 360 double flip lipslide
- Jamie Foy- kickflip frontside crooked Grind
- Akeem Haynes-frontside shuv-it late flip
- Shean Roche- frontside boardslide kickflip out
Damn Am Woodward “Thanks for Nothing” Awards
- Neil Hendrix
- Gary Ream
- Team C1rca
- Adelmo Jr.
C1rca Goliath Award- Tony Christopher
Damn Am Woodward Mini Mega Results
- David Palazzese
- CJ Titus
- Asher Bradshaw
- Tate Carew
- Evan Doherty
- Tyler Edtmayer
- Rylan Mansilla
- Shaye McInnis
- Morgan Chandler
- Leif Trasser
- Ronan Livingston
- Jed Rigen
Tony Hawk Foundation Skatepark Grant Recipients
McIntire Skatepark, Charlottesville, Virginia
Summer 2015 THF Skatepark Grant Recipients
Niagara Falls, New York
Kansas City, Missouri
For more information about the Tony Hawk Foundation, including its Skatepark Grants Program, visit the Foundation’s site www.tonyhawkfoundation.org. To get started on a public skatepark project of our own, visit www.publicskateparkguide.org.