Tech Deck "Young Guns Series" - Edinburgh report and footage.

The Tech Deck backed “Young Guns” series continues to roll around the UK – here’s the report from the recent leg at Transgression Skatepark, Edinburgh, straight from Nic Powley’s gob…

Weirdly it was a lovely sunny day when I drove to Edinburgh which made me even more stoked that there was such a good turnout for the Scottish leg of the Tech Deck “Young Guns Series” 2012.

Transgression park is a rad place, pretty transition heavy – just how the Scots like it!  My assistant for the day was “Big Mark” Burrows who helped judge as well as keep the rabble in order by laying down the law on the mic.

The Under 16′s were dominated by the cheekiest youth of the day Finn Dog, who sported a lovely Hawaiian shirt and had one of the most coiffured fringes I’ve ever seen. Even his dad was encouraging us to give him some abuse for being a bit soft! Finn killed it though with a smooth style, a good selection of tricks and a load of flow. Fair play.

In the over 16′s there was a lot of familiar faces, and a few new ones to boot. Sean Willis and Kieran Menzies were both just edged out of the prizes despite ripping all day. “Mullet Terry” got my vote for the best name of the day and wound up in third after attacking the vert wall. The top two were completely contrasting style wise – Leif Coffield is a blaster and transferred pretty much every line possible, whilst Daniel Nicholas had a more ‘street’ approach to it all.  While Leif attacked it, Daniel stylishly racked up the points by putting together some really incredible lines and staying on for about ten tricks at a time. It was a tough call but on this occasion tech triumphed over gnarl!

Thanks to everyone who came and made it such a rad day, it was a pleasure to spend time with such a good bunch of people. And as usual thanks to all the sponsors: Tech Deck, Skullcandy, World Industries, Vans, Protec, Spitfire and Rocket.

Results:
Under 16′s:
1: Finn Dog
2: Rory Fell
3: Desmond

Over 16
1: Daniel Nicholas
2: Leif Coffield
3: Mullet Terry

Edits courtesy of Zander Ritchie:

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  1. Lisa

    Great to see that quality skateboarding can be found here in Edinburgh, Scotland not just in sunny California.

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