On Saturday, October 24th, 2015 Red Bull Skateboarding teamed up with Creature & Santa Cruz Skateboards/Indy Trucks/OJ Wheels/Bronson Speed Co. to throw a 21-man invite-only backyard bowl bash at Pat Lowery’s legendary Richmond, Virginia Lost Bowl.
With a field of some of the top ams, pros and East Coast up and comers, the day consisted of seven 7-minute 3-man heats followed by a 29-minute everyone-in chaos session set to Slayer’s “Reign in Blood” (inspired by Jim’s Ramp Jam of 1996) and three best tricks. In a rarely seen contest decision, the inmates were put in charge of the asylum and the 21 skaters were asked to judge themselves and pick the top 3 winners. The results, as voted on by the skaters in the contest are as follows:
1st Cody Chapman
2nd Chris Russell
3rd Kevin Kowalski
4th John Gardner
John Gardner – Boneless into the pool
Chris Gregson – Frontside kickflip over the ladder
Jack Fardell – Nose manual
Alex Sorgente – Backside flip
Josh Borden – Nosegrind
Ben Hatchell – Half Cab Front blunt
Thrasher and Diamond Supply Co’s 4th annual bowl bash at the Diamond Mine brought out the creeps, the ghouls, the heavy slams and the gnar. Rising to the top of the Halloween Hellride heap, Ronnie Sandoval took home the $10k cash for his efforts minus wearing a mandated costume.
Street Plant has release a video featuring Kristian Svitak to remind us all to get out there and have fun this Halloween. Cameos and a look back on his past parts included.
Creature Skateboards has dished out a skate media assault today with parts from four of its masterful hellions. Willis Kimbel gets wickedly loose on diy parks, ramps, rails and everything in between through the Transworld Skateboarding camp’s online portal, Ryan Reyes comes back from injured reserve status with a knee brace and a vengeance over at Thrasher Magazine, Chris Russell slays every bowl and pool to shreds with The Skateboard Mag documenting his every move and David Gravette is soon to let out a heap of heavy hammers at The Berrics site. Creature gets it rolling into the Halloweekend Massacre!
Chris Pastras recently had a chat with new Richer-Poorer member Jason Adams on joining back up with Black Label, the recent curb craze, his art influences, leaving enjoi, the current state of skateboarding and more. Jason’s got some classic stories! Head over to the Richer-Poorer blog to check out the interview.
As “Chronicles 3” approaches, Nike SB took a look deep into the hard-drives of lead SB Chronicler Jason Hernandez to pull together Shane’s Extras edit. Next-level.