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Sunday, October 23, 2011


Tony Hawk, Andy Macdonald and Mitchie Brusco land first at first Sonic Generations of Skate.

The first Generations Of Skate at Venice Beach: Tony Hawk, Andy Macdonald, Mitchie Brusco, Kevin Staab, Sandro Dias, Paul-Luc Ronchetti, Cab, PLG, Elliot Sloan, Sergie Ventura, Lincoln Ueda, Adam Taylor
Asa organized the 1st Sonic Generations of Skate at Venice beach
Tony Hawk, Andy Macdonald and Mitchie Brusco land first at first Sonic Generations of Skate.

It was a battle between the members of the “900” team that unraveled yesterday at Venice beach: not only most participants at the Sonic Generation of skate have landed the elusive 900 in the past but a 900 was landed by Sandro Dias during the event. The contest featured the world’s best vert skaters from three generations teaming up for a series of competitions at Venice Beach.

The team consisting of Tony Hawk, Andy Macdonald and Mitchie Brusco took first place. Kevin Staab, Sandro Dias and Paul-Luc Ronchetti were second, Steve Caballero, Pierre Luc Gagnon and Elliot Sloan were third and Sergie Ventura, Lincoln Ueda and Adam Taylor were fourth in the contest sponsored by ASA Entertainment.

The first Sonic Generations Of Skate at Venice Beach: Tony Hawk, Andy Macdonald, Mitchie Brusco, Kevin Staab, Sandro Dias, Paul-Luc Ronchetti, Cab, PLG, Elliot Sloan, Sergie Ventura, Lincoln Ueda, Adam Taylor
The first Sonic Generations Of Skate at Venice Beach: Tony Hawk, Andy Macdonald, Mitchie Brusco, Kevin Staab, Sandro Dias, Paul-Luc Ronchetti, Cab, PLG, Elliot Sloan, Sergie Ventura, Lincoln Ueda, Adam Taylor. Photo ASA
The first Generations Of Skate at Venice Beach: Tony Hawk, Andy Macdonald, Mitchie Brusco, Kevin Staab, Sandro Dias, Paul-Luc Ronchetti, Cab, PLG, Elliot Sloan, Sergie Ventura, Lincoln Ueda, Adam Taylor
Andy MacDonald during the first Generations of skate. Photo ASA.
Sonic Generations of Skate was a completely unique team competition paying respect to the three generations of vert skaters of past few decades. What was odd was that the contests did not take place at the Venice Skatepark but on a ramp installed on Muscle Beach. Then the composition of the teams verey very unique: each team consisted of one 40ish skater (first generation), one 30ish skater (second generation) and one 20ish skater (third generation) competing against other teams with the same mix. The contests included individual runs, high air, best trick and team doubles.

“This contest really represented skateboarding well, including all the eras and styles,” said Tony Hawk. “The format was an all-new type of challenge, so we really had to come with a strategy. It’s great that we had this new way to compete.”

The contest included four competitions (individual runs, high air, team triples and best trick) featuring teams that had skaters representing each generation.

The day kicked off with individual runs where skaters showed off McTwists, Cab heelflips, and 720s to impress the packed crowd. Tony Hawk and Andy Macdonald both took first place in their respective generations, giving their team the winning edge they needed to set the tone for the rest of the competition.

What started as a doubles competition became a triples contest with each team dropping in a third rider to up the ante. Andy Macdonald and Mitchie Brusco did a series of board switches, just before Tony Hawk stepped it up with a tail stall on Macdonald’s board while he was doing a 50-50 grind.

The big story of the day was the Best Trick contest where skaters threw down major show-stoppers. Sandro Dias stood out with his 900 (2 ½ flip rotation) — a trick rarely seen, especially in competition. 14-year-old Mitchie Brusco impressed the judges with his first-ever kickflip varial 540. Elliot Sloan added to the craziness with a 720 tailgrab. Sergie Ventura wowed the crowd with a 50/50 body varial to switch 50/50 to fakie. Tony Hawk showcased his signature ollie 540 and landed a kickflip McTwist. Lincoln Ueda continued the insanity with his signature samba flip.

“We’ve produced hundreds of contests, and this was one of the most exciting I’ve ever seen,” said Rick Bratman, CEO of ASA Entertainment. “Watching all the legends have so much fun and push themselves made me feel like a new fan all over again.”

The skaters all expressed what an amazing event it was for skateboarding. “This was the most fun contest I’ve ever skated in my life,” said Mitchie Brusco. Tony Hawk later posted on his Facebook account: "Thanks to my Sonic Generations teammates @andymacdonald & @mitchiebrusco84 for the win today. Congrats to @diassandro on the clean 9 hunge!"

Results:

First Place: Tony Hawk (first generation), Andy Macdonald (second generation), Mitchie Brusco (third generation)

Second Place: Kevin Staab (first generation), Sandro Dias (second generation), Paul-Luc Ronchetti (third generation)

Third Place: Steve Caballero (first generation), Pierre Luc Gagnon (second generation), Elliot Sloan (third generation)

Fourth Place: Sergie Ventura (first generation), Lincoln Ueda (second generation), Adam Taylor (third generation)



About ASA:
Founded in 1994, ASA Entertainment, LLC is an action sports event, television and content production agency focused on creating and executing customized, turn-key marketing programs that range in scale from grassroots to global. ASA’s events, featuring skateboarding, freestyle BMX, inline skating, free-skiing, freestyle motocross, snowboarding and music, are broadcast domestically on CBS, Spike, VERSUS, FUEL TV and Fox Sports Net, and distributed during 937 hours of programming to more than 1 billion HH globally via our 32 international broadcast partners. ASA's productions span the spectrum from large, international competitions such as the LG Action Sports World Championships to amateur contests, lifestyle and branded entertainment events, demonstrations, exhibitions and mobile tours. As one of the most established organizations in action sports, ASA Entertainment strives to develop premium content around the fastest growing sector of American sports. ASA Entertainment is a member of the Omnicom Group

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