Jeff Grosso and friends are back online with a new sixth season of Love Letters. This first episode takes on the “The Origins of the Backside Air” with vert veterans Billy Ruff and Dave Andrecht and many others. Tune in and trip out.
15-year old Tom Schaar put his diverse skills to work and captured the top spot on the Pro podium at this years Vans Pool Party. Bruno Passos repeated his win in the Masters and Chris Miller threepeated with power and style in the Legends division.
And if you haven’t already seen or heard, Pedros Barros and Matt Boyster broke new ground for skateboarding’s history books and successfully launched and transferred (backside and frontside respectively) over The Combi Pool’s Duncan peninsula following the day’s competition schedule. Insane!
The full 5-hour webcast is archived and can be viewed over at Redbull.tv
Stay tuned for a full video recap over at Thrasher Magazine.
1. Tom Schaar
2. Chris Russell
3. Pedro Barros
1. Bruno Passos
2. Steve Revord
3. Darren Navarrette
1. Chris Miller
2. Steve Caballero
3. Eric Nash
At the close of the Nike SB Pro Open Finals, it all came down to last tricks for Nyjah Huston and Paul Rodriguez for first and second place. New SLS Pro recruit, Evan Smith seized third place with an impressive outing in Barcelona. Drop by the Street League site for complete recaps on the action.
Nyjah Huston 34.2
Paul Rodriguez 33.8
Evan Smith 32.4
Chaz Ortiz 32.3
Tom Asta 31.7
Manny Santiago 31.6
Shane O’Neill 30.5
Chris Cole 28.1
The SLS Nike SB Pro Open takes place this weekend at the brand new Skate Agora BDN in Barcelona, Spain where thirty of the best rookie pros, not currently in Street League, will battle for eight spots and move on to the Semi-Final Heats on Day two. They will then skate against the current line up of SLS Pros.
Be sure to tune into the live webcast May 16th and 17th at streetleague.com – times are listed below.
12:30pm CEST Semi-Finals
5:00pm CEST Final
Conceptualized by Ryan Sheckler, Hart Lines is a newly developed street skateboarding competition featuring an all-new contest format featuring two lines with its own unique set of skateable elements. The course at Hart Plaza incorporated a mix of existing rails, ledges, and stairs with additional features built by CA Rampworks. Each skater had three runs on the course, one on each of the two designated “lines,” and a third on the line of their choice.
Curren’s gap to frontside nose grind put him in high numbers and the chase was on from there on out. $35k and a bitchin’ new American made car was all his for the taking when the event clock had reached its end. Congrats Curren!
1. Curren Caples 89.17 -1 88.17
2. Torey Pudwill 83.33 -7 76.33
3. Ryan Sheckler 79.17 -4 75.17
4. Chris Cole 77.67 -3 74.67
5. Evan Smith 78.33 -5 73.33
6. Alec Majerus 72.17 -6 66.17*
7. Ryan Decenzo 68.17 -2 66.17*
8. Youness Amrani 66.00 -8 58.00
*Tiebreaker was decided by best second run score
In addition to the payouts for the Top 8 competitors, Ryan Sheckler handed out $2,000 for the “Sheckler’s Got Hart” award to Leo Romero for the skater he deemed that showed the most heart throughout the competition. Romero won the award because despite taking a few nasty falls on qualifier day, he managed to complete every run without holding back on the difficulty of his tricks. Felipe Gustavo also received $2,000 for landing the best switch trick of the event as part of the “Make The Switch” award powered by Pennzoil. Gustavo landed a switch frontside flip over the 10-stair rail to earn the added money.
The boys at the Boardr ran a solid show in Detroit and have a recap for you with captioned photos and more.
Red Bull Hart Lines airs as part of the Red Bull Signature Series on NBC Saturday, August 1st at 4:30pm EST/1:30pm PST.
Dekline has released its new Summer 2015 catalog of skateboarding footwear. Drop by the Tum Yeto site and have a look at the new styles, materials and silhouettes offered for your shredding and stoke!