It all came down to the final moments of the first stop in Los Angeles. Luan Oliveira took home his first SLS Nike SB World Tour win, knocking Nyjah Huston out of the lead on the final trick, a switch frontside bigspin heelflip. Congratulations Luan! Also important to note, three SLS rookies Cody McEntire, Kelvon Hoefler and Evan Smith each stacked up valuable points in the qualifying rounds to make it to the finals. Read the full story at streetleague.com
1. Luan Oliveira 34.2
2. Nyjah Huston 34.0
3. Chaz Ortiz 33.1
4. Cody McEntire 31.1
5. Chris Cole 30.3
6. Kelvin Hoefler 29.0
7. Ryan Decenzo 28.3
8. Evan Smith 21.5
The Van Doren Invitational returns to Vancouver’s legendary Hastings Skatepark this weekend where top skaters from around the globe will mix it up and battle it out for top honors and their piece of the $75,000 prize purse.
If you can’t be there in person, be sure to watch the action live beginning at 2pm PST on July 11th via the Vans Invitational webcast.
Andy Macdonald has been working on this project for several months and he has just announced his bid to launch a professional SkaterCross event. It’s another way to bring excitement to competitive skateboarding, which wouldn’t depend on the subjectivity of a judging panel. It’s head-to-head racing with bumps, jumps, and quick turns and the fastest times determine the winners.
Drop on by the SkaterCross Kickstarter page to learn more, share your interest, and contribute your donations to the cause.