Wes Kremer, Madars Apse, Mikey Taylor, Evan Smith, and part of the EU skate team including Josef Scott and Thaynan Costa are in Europe for the Special Delivery tour which will kicked off last week. This European tour will take the guys to some of the most influential cities and skate spots across seven countries and includes demo sessions as well as product wear testing for attendees.
The final episode of “Away from the Equator” takes the team to Thailand, and even with Madars still hurt, there’s some raw and grimy street action on the menu in Bangkok. With a big bag of footage under their belts, the gang embark on the last leg of the journey to Chiang Mai to visit Songkran – the water festival. Things get messy from here on in.
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