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Skateboarding’s Olympics: Neal Hendrix Interview

Neal Hendrix OlympicsHas the “Skateboarding in the Olympics” news gotten you all worked up? Well, rest assured the core of skateboarding will remain and long as you continue to jump fences, evade security guards, skate renegade spots and hang tight with those that continue to do so. The Good Problem’s Kevin Wilkins has garnered an insightful interview with Neal Hendrix that brings to light the work and relations between the IOC and Skateboarding’s recent addition to the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. We tend to agree that it’s better us (skateboarders) than them (inline skaters) to represent skateboarding on the global stage every four years on this delicate matter. No matter what, skateboarding is you and your friends doing it day in and day out.

Sam Beckett Wins Vert Attack 9

Vert Attack 6Well, that was one hell of a great skateboarding event we just experienced! In case you were still asleep, Vert Attack 9 entertained everyone in attendance at Malmö’s Bryggeriet Skatepark and around the planet via live webcast. The past 5 hours have truly shown that vert skating is alive and well and the next generation of vertically inclined rippers is progressing very quickly.

In the heated Pro/Am Final, England’s Sam Beckett powered through the intensity and usurped the field of competitors to win it big time. Cheers Sam! Tony Hawk, Alana Smith and Evan Doherty each won their respective finals as well. Check the results below. Thank you skateboarding!

Final Results
Pro/Am
1. Sam Beckett
2. Bob Burnquist
3. Paul Luc Ronchetti
4. Jimmy Wilkins
5. Rune Glifberg
6. Corey Juneau
7. Rony Gomes
8. Chris Russell

Masters (40 and above)
1. Tony Hawk
2. Neal Hendrix
3. Mike Frazier
4. Nicky Guerrero
5. John Magnusson
6. Jocke Olsson
7. Lincoln Ueda
8. Matthias Sernklo

Girls
1. Alana Smith
2. Lizzy Armanto
3. Alicia Bergado
4. Julz Lynn
5. Brighton Zeuner
6. Gabi Ponce
7. Mimi Knoop
8. Valeria Bertaccini

Juniors (17 and under)
1. Evan Doherty
2. Matty Carlisle
3. Tate Carew
4. Alessandro Mazzara
5. Mats Hatlem
6. Tyler Edtmetyer
7. Kalle Berglind

Woodward West Skateboarding at Winter Camp 2014

YouTube Preview Image Justin Brock reports from the scene of skateboard destruction at Woodward West. Featured skaters at Winter Camp also included Tom Schaar, Billy Marks, Neal Hendrix, and Alex Midler.

The Boardr: Roskilde Festival

YouTube Preview Image Skating, music, drinking, camping and dancing in costumes seems to be the norm at the Roskilde Music Festival in Denmark. Watch Nicky Guerrero, Neal Hendrix, Rune Glifberg, Jimmy Wilkins, Alex Perelson rip the ramp while Porpe flies the highest.

Neal Hendrix 2014 Video Part – Elephant Skateboards

YouTube Preview Image After over 20 years as a professional master of the vertical swingset, vert veteran Neal Hendrix puts out a video part at the age of 41 with plenty of air time, tail and nose bashes, and lip trickery to amaze all. Now if he could just spin and land that 900 all would be good right? Wrong, this montage stands strong and inspires on its own merit. Cheers Neal!