On August 15th, skaters and friends met up at Northampton Skatepark in Massachusetts for the second “Roll For Rob” event in support of Rob Pontes who was recently diagnosed with ALS. Real Skateboards has released a 2nd Edition Actions REALized deck to coincide with the event and has also produced this recap video featuring Justin Brock, Jake Ruiz, Willy Lara, Brandon Westgate, Justin Figueroa, Levi Brown, and more.
Russell Houghten and James Messina documented a two week trip with the New Balance team to the UK. Head over to the Kingpin website watch the full video and read the story behind the excursion.
The European Finals for the Element Make it Count Contest Series were held in Lisbon, Portugal at the end of June. Eleven contestants from all over Europe were competing for an all expenses trip to California for the Global Finals.
Element riders Levi Brown, Madars Apse, Phil Zwijsen, Michael Mackrodt, Karsten Kleppan and Ruben Rodrigues were on hand to judge a very close contest. When the dust had settled Andrew Verde was declared the overall winner. Congrats also to Robbin De Wit who won the Dakine Wildcard prize.
2014 Make it Count International Contest Series Results
1. Andrew Verde
2. Rob Maatman
3. Ville Vierriko