With his mom in attendance for positive vibes in Portland, Alec Majerus won the overall Dew Tour Best Trick competition this afternoon at the Toyota City Championships. Which tricks earned him the overall top honors? A frontside hurricane, frontside feeble to front 180 out, backside 270 lipslide, and switch 270 lipslide down the rail and a backside noseblunt upon the hubba ledge.
The best trick of the entire 30-minute session was awarded to Kelvin Hoefler’s nollie frontside bluntslide to fakie down the rail.
Congrats Alec and Kelvin!
The Dew Tour is taking over Portland, Oregon’s Broadway Street as Ryan Sheckler looks to nail down a three peat with his third consecutive win. Can the all terrain young gun Curren Caples, local hero David Gravette and or others claim the top spot on the podium?.
Tune in and watch today’s Best Trick event LIVE at 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT and Streetstyle tomorrow Sunday, August 17th at 7pm ET / 4pm PT at DewTour.com/LIVE or download the NBC Sports Live Extra app.
The skateboarding world was rocked early this morning by the news that original Z Boy, Jay Adams had died of a massive heart attack while vacationing with friends and surfing in Mexico. Jay embodied the raw and aggressive mold that modern skateboarding was founded upon. He inspired generations of skaters to get vertical and strive for their own radical and personal progression. Without him, TA and a few others’ involvement decades ago, skateboarding would have a very different imprint on the youth of today.
Dogtowner and renowned skateboarding legend Stacy Peralta shares the details of this matter more in depth on Thrasher Magazine’s site for better perspective.
Rest in Peace Jay Boy. You will forever live on in our hearts.
Frosch Media, an award-winning game studio, has announced Skater, a best-in-class open world skateboarding game that is coming to the iOS App Store later this month. Frosh Media teamed up with etnies, Emerica, éS, Foundation, Lakai, Toy Machine, Zero, Baker, Deathwish, Shake Junt, Pig Wheels and Bro Style to allow Skater players to skate their newest products at some of the most renowned street spots like the Carlsbad Gap, Hollywood High (pictured below) and the best parks including The Berrics, Woodward and Stoner Plaza.
Learn more about Skater, sign up for the newsletter, and keep an eye out for launch in a few weeks.
David Gravette looks back at 2012’s Dew Tour Streetstyle event on the sloped section of San Francisco’s Harrison Street where he nailed down a second place finish. Watch for Gravette ripping up the streetstyle course again this Sunday, August 17 at 7pm ET at DewTour.com/LIVE or download the NBC Sports Live Extra app.
Sierra Fellers has recently joined the professional lineup alongside Chad Bartie and Josh Hawkins at Ramshakle skateboards.