Vert Attack 6February 2nd, 2012 by admin received Comments Off Tweet
Vert Attack 6 was a huge event! The riding level was extremely high, a lot of great skaters came from around the world and among them there were even legends as Duane Peters and Mike Vallely. The vert is a bit smaller than the usual ramps so there were also skaters that usually rip bowls. And they literally rocked the place!
Already from the JUNIOR competition you could feel that it was going to be an event completely filled with awesome skate! The 18 JUNIOR rocked as pros. Yuto Horigome was on fire! a lot of big tricks as 540s and so on.. And the best was yet to come!
The session with 27 MASTER was really good. It was sick to see Duane and Mike skating live. Duane, despite some injuries which afflicted his skills, pulled out a series of impressive tricks and I liked his attitude to go really big! His R’n'R are inimitable and his style is fucking punk rocker.
Mike skated sick. The way he goes for a trick is impressive. So much power in it, straight to the point. He did a no comply tailslide over the gap which made the whole audience explode. It was a really great emotion to meet those legends!
I appreciated how Justin Lynch, Jeff Hedges Macki Vertboy and Bruno Rouland skated. All the first 6 placed made a huge final session!
The PRO were more, 45. More different styles, from pure vert riders to bowl ones and everything in between. Ben Hatchell put the place on fire and won with an impressive series of bowl tricks like McTwist, grinds on the cooping, inverts and so on. His style was one of the coolest, really calm and secure but sick at the same time! His final run was extremely good.
Brad McClain, the fifth classified, skated similarly and almost at the same level. The other 4 in the final rocked more in the sky pulling out different tricks in the air. I think that for the judges was really difficult because all 6 of them deserved to win. Another difference was that the first 2 skaters skated without pads! Mike Crum skated extremely well. Gen Ogawa from Japan was gnarly, many different tricks, just like a skater encyclopedia!
Tim Bijsterveld from the Netherlands (from the Area51 skatepark) did the sickest thing of the contest by dropping in from a ramp of stairs into the vert ramp. It is easy to see it yourself, check out on youtube and the picture here
This guy has balls! In my opinion he deserved the prize for the sickest trick.
Malmo is a great place for skaters, in the summer there is an open air contest called ultra bowl and I recommend everybody to check it out! The organization was so good that nothing went wrong. John Magnusson, a really good skateboarder from Sweden, leaded the organization and it was a real success! The speaker was Stan Postmus from the Netherlands.
Dobermani will surely come there back!
1 YUTO HORIGOME JPN
2 SIMON KARLSSON SWE
3 BJORN LILLESOE DK
4 REISS JOHNSSON UK
5 ZAK KUTZ UK
6 ANDREAS LAURTSEN DK
1 NICKY GUERRERO DK
2 JUSTIN LYNCH US
3 PAUL ATKINS UK
4 SEAN GOFF UK
5 MIKE VALLELY US
6 JEFF HEDGES US
1 BEN HATCHELL US
2 ANDY SCOTT UK
3 JUSSI KORHONEN FIN
4 JAKE ANDERSON UK
5 BRAD MCCLAIN US
6 MIKE CRUM US
Tags: Andy Scott, Ben Hatchell, Björn Lillesoe, Brad McClain, Bruno Rouland, dobermani production, duane peters, Gen Ogawa, Jeff Hedges, Jocke Olsson, John Magnusson, Jon Levi Pedersen, Justin Lynch, Macki Vertboy, malmo, Mike Crum, Mike Kieffer, mike vallely, Nicky guerrero, nicola debernardi, Reiss Johnson, skateboarding, Stan Postmus, Thomas Vestergaard Madsen, Tim Bijsterveld, vert attack 6, Yuto HorigomePosted under: Featured Articles, SKATE