|Austin Gordon landed perfectly this 540 that brought him the 3rd place|
Today, the 2nd Ams Combi Pool Party took place at Vans with 2 categories: under 15 and over 16. This Amateur contest is probably one of the most interesting skate contests of the year, simply because you are not only there to witness ripping young kids and awesome new tricks, but also the future of skateboarding. When it comes to tricks, the creativity of those kids is limitless, especially since they can rely to 30+ years of bowl riding and on the example of the Masters still shredding the Pro-Tec every May or so. When the Masters will have their joints too sore to pump, those li’l rippers will be there to continue the fight. The level of Ams has increase tenfold in the last couple of years and it was extremely difficult to predict who would be on the podium in 2012, let alone who would win. In retrospective, one can say he saw it coming… Yeah, I’m not convinced… Some of the favorites included Alex Sorgente, Heimana Reynolds, Cory Juneau, Clay Kreiner, Morgan Wolf and Chris Russel, among others. isTia.Tv met with almost all of them and their interview is on isTia.Tv. Take a minute or two to see them in pix and in words…
Like last year, the World Cup Skateboarding was in charge of organizing the stuff and their goal was to feature the top bowl skaters in each age division! There were two divisions: under 16 and over 16. Skaters more that 18 years old were not authorized to ride.
Before going into more details of the contest, first, let’s see who made the finals…
Under 16 Amateur Combi Pool Party results
1. Alex Sorgente $1,000
2. Cory Juneau $600
3. Tristian Rennie $400
4. Morgan Wolf $200
5. Trey Wood $100
6. Heimana Reynolds $100
|Tristan Rennie showing off the Badland colors. Salba must be thrilled, |
his protege has a bright future...
8. Kaden Campbell
9. Archer Braun
10. Justin Rivera
11. Evan Berle
As any good real estate would say, Location, Location, Location, is the number one rule in real estate, and it's often the most overlooked. The same goes with skateboarding. The most important concept in Sskateboarding is Fun, Fun, Fun with, as a corollary, Energy, Energy, Energy. Today, Vans skatepark had the 3 main components to make a good day perfect: location, fun and energy. The Combi was packed with just awesome people today: the Vans and WCS crew, the skaters and the parents. Let’s not forget that most competitors were under 15 and had to be brought by their parents. Those parents are dedicated to skateboarding the core. They have as much energy as their kids. Just talk with Matt (Heimana’s Father), Tom (Asher’s father), Gerry (Austin’s father), Patricia (Big E’s parents), Joe (Kiko’s father), Bill (Tristan’s Father) or Jay (Morgan’s father). Those parents are dedicated to invest in big ramps in their backyards or to pay for expensive trips to go to the contests (sometimes oversea)…
Beyond that, basically all of last year’s top ten did great (Clay Kreiner, Cory Juneau, Archer Braun, Morgan Wolf, Kaden Campbell and Max Jenson).
The winner of the over 16 is Austin Poynter, same a s last year.
Over 16 Combi Pool Classic Results;
1 Austin Poynter
2 Al Brunelle
3 Austin Gordon
4 Cason Kirk
5 Aidan dansey
6 Adrian Fernandez
7 Greyson Fletcher
8 Ronnie O'Neil
9 Frank Schaffroth
10 Beaver Flemming
Austin Poynter is incredibly consistent in his runs, he makes skateboard look like it’s a walk in the park. The same can be said of Al Brunelle (#2), Austin Gordon (#3), Cason Kirk (#4) and Aidan Dansey (#5). I don’t want to belittle the over 16 who did a great job however, the under 15 literally stole the show. Those kids have so much energy and power that it’s totally insane.
|Aidan Dansey, rides for Flood Kontrol #5|
isTia.Tv has still tons of sick pictures to show. It take time to go through the hundreds of pictures. More details, pix and complete coverage coming later on isTia.Tv… Stay tuned and come back soon...
|Chris and Patricia, Evan Doherty's parents. We sat outside Vans and talked for a good 20mn. Chris built himself the huge ramp that you see in all of Evan's videos. That's a work that even Titan himself would not have done. now, that's my kind of parents... Kudos and congrat for |