The sophomore year of X Games Austin is a wrap and the skateboarding events delivered many highlights despite the relentless early summer heat. Drop by The Boardr and CA Productions sites for more info along with photos and video clips from the past three days.
1. Nyjah Huston
2. Chaz Ortiz
3. Ryan Sheckler
1. Pierre Luc Gagnon
2. Paul Luc Ronchetti
3. Sam Beckett
1. Bob Burnquist
2. Elliot Sloan
3. Tom Schaar
1. Curren Caples
2. Pedro Barros
3. Ronnie Sandoval
Big Air Doubles
1. Bob Burnquist / Morgan Wade
2. Elliot Sloan / Steve McCann
3. Tom Schaar / Zack Warden
Womens Skate Street
1. Alexis Sablone
2. Pamela Rose
3. Vanessa Torres
Skate Street Ams
1. Tyson Bowerbank
2. Alex Midler
3. Dustin Blauvelt
Head over to the X Games site for complete results.
The wonder kid Curren Caples claimed the top of the podium out in the Motor City over the weekend by nailing some solid runs accented by speed and style at Red Bull Hart Lines.
Conceptualized by Ryan Sheckler, Hart Lines is a newly developed street skateboarding competition featuring an all-new contest format featuring two lines with its own unique set of skateable elements. The course at Hart Plaza incorporated a mix of existing rails, ledges, and stairs with additional features built by CA Rampworks. Each skater had three runs on the course, one on each of the two designated “lines,” and a third on the line of their choice.
Curren’s gap to frontside nose grind put him in high numbers and the chase was on from there on out. $35k and a bitchin’ new American made car was all his for the taking when the event clock had reached its end. Congrats Curren!
1. Curren Caples 89.17 -1 88.17
2. Torey Pudwill 83.33 -7 76.33
3. Ryan Sheckler 79.17 -4 75.17
4. Chris Cole 77.67 -3 74.67
5. Evan Smith 78.33 -5 73.33
6. Alec Majerus 72.17 -6 66.17*
7. Ryan Decenzo 68.17 -2 66.17*
8. Youness Amrani 66.00 -8 58.00
*Tiebreaker was decided by best second run score
In addition to the payouts for the Top 8 competitors, Ryan Sheckler handed out $2,000 for the “Sheckler’s Got Hart” award to Leo Romero for the skater he deemed that showed the most heart throughout the competition. Romero won the award because despite taking a few nasty falls on qualifier day, he managed to complete every run without holding back on the difficulty of his tricks. Felipe Gustavo also received $2,000 for landing the best switch trick of the event as part of the “Make The Switch” award powered by Pennzoil. Gustavo landed a switch frontside flip over the 10-stair rail to earn the added money.
The boys at the Boardr ran a solid show in Detroit and have a recap for you with captioned photos and more.
Red Bull Hart Lines airs as part of the Red Bull Signature Series on NBC Saturday, August 1st at 4:30pm EST/1:30pm PST.
Last Saturday, more than two thousand supporters joined The Sheckler Foundation, its sponsors and skateboarders for Skate For A Cause at the etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest. The event raised enough money to fund eight more “Be the Change” grants to help kids in need and injured action sports athletes. The Sheckler Foundation’s latest “Be the Change” recipient, Carter was the guest of honor throughout the day, where he received a check for $10,000, recognition and gifts from former “Be the Change” recipients, The Ashley Wade Foundation and Peach’s Neet Feet. View the video above to witness the highlights of all the skateboarding that went down.
The event kicked off at 10:00 a.m. as people swarmed to sign in and participate in the event’s festivities. Before the skateboarding contests kicked-off, we were blessed to host a demo by WCMX (Wheel Chair Moto Cross) and Adaptive Action Sports athletes who put on an incredible show! Professional skateboarders ranging from Fabrizio Santos, Kevin Romar, Greg Lutzka, Manny Santiago, Ryan Decenzo, Matt Berger, Sean Sheffey, Eddie Elguera, Eddie Reatretegui and Tom Schaar joined the amateur skateboarders like Chris Joslin, David Reyes and Alex Midler among dozens of others to compete against and rally for each other.
The Sheckler Foundation would like to give a warm thank you to all of its supporters – from the skateboarders and sponsors and to all the individuals who came out and showed their support at the 6th Annual Skate for a Cause.
For additional details and information on the event and the Sheckler Foundation, please visit: shecklerfoundation.org Facebook: facebook.com/shecklerfoundation Twitter and Instagram: @SheckFoundation
Volcom and Spitfire bring a collective 50 years of experience in making quality products specifically designed for those who keep the eternal skate-fire stoked. Backed by mutual riders Grant Taylor, Ryan Sheckler, Dennis Busenitz, Dustin Dollin, Chris Pfanner, Collin Provost, Dane Burman, Alec Majerus, Kyle Walker, Nassim Guammaz and Alex Midler, the Volcom X Spitfire collection is coming in hot!
etnies has proudly added Hawaiian Gardens native, Chris Joslin, to its skateboarding team. This relatively unknown amateur’s relentless commitment to perfection has him stacking mountains of footage for the upcoming Plan B video, “TRUE” as he’s been skating in etnies’ Marana Og, on many filming missions. Soon enough, he will surely become a household name in the world of skateboarding.
“Chris Joslin is one of the most talented, consistent skateboarders on the planet! His heart and his drive to skate are unmatched! Get ready world!” – Ryan Sheckler
Ryan Sheckler put together a solid line of tricks including a backside tailslide to fakie on his third and final run in the Streetsyle event at the Toyota City Championships this afternoon in Portland. His efforts secured a threepeat Dew Tour Streetstyle win where he remains undefeated. Alec Majerus landed in second and Curren Caples took home third place on the podium. Roll the clip to watch Ryan’s run.
1. Ryan Sheckler
2. Alec Majerus
3. Curren Caples
4. Riley Hawk
5. Nick Merlino