With big mouth local Joe Habgood on the mic the day started with the unsponsored jam which was the usual chaotic mixture of slams, bails and abuse. The big exception to this being Jordan ‘Shark Attack’ Sharkie who is fast making a name for himself and gaining the respect of everyone who sees him skate.
When the money came out the big boys got involved and with faces like Steve King, Korahn, Caradog, Socks, Jake Collins, Denis Lynn and Jason Lewer in the mix you knew it was going to go off. The first comp was on the top three obstacles i.e. the manny pad, flat bar and wedge. Anyone who could stay on three decent things in a row got paid out. DLynn walked away with about £70 mostly by shouting in Habgood’s face every time he landed something. Standouts were Steve King for his speed and Caradog for taking a whopper of a slam and losing skin.
Rab decided it would be a good idea to hold a longest ollie comp out of the wedge kicker for £50. Early money was on Korahn who was the first to go big but Steve King took the lead, Korahn equaled before Steve basically took it to the next level and ollied 21 feet! It was basically insane.
The day closed with a session on the tranny section at the bottom which ran long after the money ran out. Habgood paid himself out for a back D on the vert wall and Phil Parker landed a huge kickflip fake over the hip and got showered with boards and beer for his effort.
All in all a great day, perfect weather and a whole load of laughs. I”m pretty sure that’s what it’s all about!
- Nic Powley.