Red Bull Skate Generation, Florianópolis, BrazilDecember 24th, 2010 by admin received Comments Off Tweet
Unprecedented competition brings together amateurs, pros and legends at Barros’ bowl in Florianopolis
[Photocredit: (c)Helge Tscharn/Red Bull Photofiles, Athlete: Ueda Lincoln]
The trio formed by pro Pedro Barros, legend Leo Kakinho and amateur Felipe Caltabiano took it all at the first ever Red Bull Skate Generation, a unique competition that rocked the Brazilian skateboarding scene at Pedro’s own RTMF bowl, in the tropical paradise-like backyard of his Florianopolis home.
[Photocredit: (c)Helge Tscharn/Red Bull Photofiles, Athletes: Joshua Borden(sx) and Pedro Barros(dx)]
Red Bull Skate Generation’s final round pitched together six teams, each comprised of three athletes – one pro, one legend and one amateur – battling for bowl supremacy. The team led by legend Steve Caballero (together with pro Allan Mesquita and amateur Vi Kakinho) took runner-up honors. “This is the warmest crowd I’ve ever witnessed in my four visits to Brazil so far,” admitted Caballero, clearly a fan favorite for the crowd of nearly 1,000.
[Photocredit: (c)Helge Tscharn/Red Bull Photofiles, Athlete: Pedro Barros]
“Having Steve Caballero riding in my own house was an honor I’ll never forget,” added X-Games gold medalist Barros.
[Photocredit: (c)Helge Tscharn/Red Bull Photofiles, Athlete: Event Participant]
Other notable RBSG contestants included five-time vert skateboard world champ Sandro Dias, legend Jeff Grosso and rising Argentinean star Milton Martinez.
1) Léo Kakinho, Pedro Barros, Felipe Caltabiano “Foguinho”
2) Steve Caballero, Vi Kakinho, Allan Mesquita
3) Omar Hassan, Gustavo Sorriso, Miguel Catarina
4) Sandro Dias, Ricardo TossiL Marco Aurélio “Jeff”
5) Cristiano Mateus, Otavio Neto, Fernando Kawall
6) Allan Resende, Marcelo Kosake, Jeff Grosso
[Photocredit: (c)Helge Tscharn/Red Bull Photofiles, Athlete: Hassan Omar]
Photocredit: (c)Helge Tscharn/Redbull Photofiles
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