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Tuesday, March 6, 2012


The Great Desert Pool Duel: skateboarding's greatest!

The Great Desert Pool Duel with Grant Taylor.
Not only this pool has been chosen by Thrasher for the cover issue of the 2011 SOTY, but also for
one of the most epic contest of this coming spring. 
The Great Desert Pool Duel: contest in a real backyard pool...

Look at that beautiful pool… So beautiful that Grant Taylor, Pedro Barros, Josh Mattson, Matt Harvey and scores of other skaters went there ripping its concrete coping. Wouldn’t you like to go skate there for a week-end. Considerer it done. Billy Runaway wants to institute a reference in pool skateboarding “similar to the Great Desert Ramp Battle some thirty years ago.” Dixit! This vintage Great Battle of the Desert happened largely due to the efforts of Fausto Vitello R.I.P. Same as the Great Battle made history thirty years ago, this new epic challenge is destined to make history amid all
THE GREAT DESERT POOL DUEL, the first open invitational skate contest to be held in a real backyard pool, has scheduled its inaugural event for April 28-29, 2012 in Palmdale, CA. Palmdale, CA March 5th, 2012 – The inaugural Great Desert Pool Duel event will take place on April 28-29, 2012 in Los Angeles County’s
The Great Desert Pool Duel.
southern California pool riders.

Of course, if you want to come from Bondi, Dusseldorf or Marseille, feel free to flight. The desert has a lot of things to offer, meditation, beer and pool riding.

The inaugural “Great Desert Pool Duel” event will start on April 28, 2012 and end the following day in Los Angeles County’s High desert Area.

Located one hour north of Los Angeles, the High Desert has long been a down-low destination for both cutting edge skate contests. Thrasher’s Great Desert Ramp Battle was once won by Steve Caballero. The Bones Brigade, Nike SB,
THE GREAT DESERT POOL DUEL, the first open invitational skate contest to be held in a real backyard pool, has scheduled its inaugural event for April 28-29, 2012 in Palmdale, CA. Palmdale, CA March 5th, 2012 – The inaugural Great Desert Pool Duel event will take place on April 28-29, 2012 in Los Angeles County’s
Photo Palmdale Pool Project / Great Desert Pool Duel
Creature and other industry leading skate team have used the empty backyard pools of the desert for filming some promotional videos over the past years, especially now that pool riding is on the rise and everybody wants a piece of it…

An open invite only format with the best backyard pool skaters grouped in small heats to simulate a real backyard pool sesh. This event will cast a spotlight on one of the most authentic genres of skateboarding. Vertical and pool riding in all of its various forms owes its existence to backyard pool skaters of the 70’s, thanks to the Dogtowners and the Badlanders and a is a tradition that continues until this day.

The Great Desert Pool Duel will be held in one of the largest skatable backyard pool in existence. That pool has been chosen by Grant Taylor and Thrasher to publish the SOTY clip a couple of month ago. (see video above). It also made the Thrasher poster for the 2011 Thrasher issue featuring Grant Taylor.

This Great Desert Pool Duel is one of the few skate contests to be held in a real backyard pool, so be prepared to go there.
You may wish to contact Billy Runaway at palmdalepoolproject@yahoo.com or log on The Great Desert Pool Duel fan page.

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