Chris Gregson channels his ditch sorcery, keeps the stoke, and nails the most recent advertisement for Bronson Speed Co. Here’s over a minute of pure shredding.
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
The Boardr brings us this recap of some bowl shredding from the Vans US Open Friday Qualifiers 2014. So much ripping by names you may know and many you probably don’t.
Chris Gregson, Alex Sorgente, Charlie Blair, Mason Merlino, Bjorn Lillesoe, Dario Mattarollo, Raney Beres and a dozen more show that bowl skating is progressing faster then ever.
Be sure to tune in to the live webcast of the Finals today at 3pm PST.