The California RampWorks crew is breaking down the courses and ramps as another memorable Summer X Games comes to an end. The crowd turned out and athletes pushed the limits, showing the world why they’re the best.
Kia X Games Asia was a great start to the action sports summer season, and California RampWorks couldn’t be happier to have built the courses for such an awesome event. All the athletes put on a great show for the audience, pushing the progression in both skateboarding and BMX. As a recap, 12 year-old Tom Schaar answered to all the prior media hype, landing the first-ever 1080 in competition on the Mega 2.0. BMX riders were throwing in the tech tricks on both the street course and Mega 2.0 events. More and more young athletes are climbing the ranks, and X Games’ events have proved to be grounds to witness this progression that is taking place in bmx and skateboarding. With that being said, California Rampworks is returning home from Shanghai to prepare for X Games 18 L.A. Skateboard and BMX Street, Park, Big Air, and Vert courses. Check back for the reveal of this year’s designs!
Skateboarding at its finest was brought to the land of Kimberley, South Africa last weekend. It was the first contest Maloof Money Cup had ever hosted in this country, and the first time we had built the Mini-Mega Ramp here. It was also the first time anyone had ever landed a tailgrab 900 on the Mini-MegaRamp! Elliot Sloan was trying this trick in the Mini-Mega Final, but it wasn’t until Sunday during the Best Trick contest, that he NAILED it! Enough said, here it is captured on video. The results of the comp our below.
Maloof Money Cup PRO Mini-Mega and Vert Final results were combined scores from Vert and Mini-Mega events. 1st: Pierre Luc Gagnon (PLG) 2nd: Bob Burnquist 3rd: Pedro Barros 4th: Adam Taylor 5th: Alex Perelson 6th: Andy MacDonald 7th: Sandro Dias 8th: Elliot Sloan 9th: Marcelo Bastos 10th: Jake Brown
Mini-Mega Best Trick Winner: Elliot Sloan’s Tail-Grab 900
Yesterday (Sunday Aug. 21st, 2011) brought with it, the 5th Annual SuperGirl Jam in Venice Beach, CA. California RampWorks was on site to watch the best female snowboarders and skateboarders in the world shred their freshly built courses in both snow and skate and get rider feedback. Each and every lady was going for broke out there, even the Ams!, but in the end- of course- it comes down to only 3 spots on the podium. Here are some pics and results from the events.
All-around, X Games 17 went off this year. The courses, riders, tricks, and heated competitions made for a memorable X Games. The coverage speaks for itself. Check out the photos, videos, and results captured over the weekend.
X Games Street Course Skateboarding 1. Nyjah Huston 2. Luan Oliveira 3. Ryan Sheckler
BMX 1. Garrett Reynolds 2. Dennis Enarson 3. Dakota Roch
Nyjah Huston’s best scoring run.
X Games Park Course Skateboarding 1. Raven Tershy 2. Pedro Barros 3.Ben Hatchell BMX 1. Daniel Dhers 2. Dennis Enarson 3.Scotty Cranmer
Check out a run from Gold Medalist Raven Tershy.
X Games Big Air
1. Bob Burnquist 2. Adam Taylor 3. Edgard Pereira BMX
1. Steve McCann 2. Vince Byron 3. Chad Kagy X Games Vert Ramp Skateboarding
1. Shaun White 2. Pierre Luc Gagnon 3. Bucky Lasek BMX
1. Jamie Bestwick 2. Steve McCann 3. Vince Byron
Watch Shaun White’s run that took the Gold from PLG!
Last Saturday, May 15th, was the 1st stop of the 2011 AM SLAM series. California RampWorks was out bright and early to set up the course. A unique feature to the course, was the custom 8 stair-set with two hubbas and a rail, which was engineered for portability. The course also included a massive hip, banks, quarter pipes, and a grind box. We heard nothing but good feedback form the riders themselves. Here are some photos from the course and coverage from the event. Greg Lutzka took home the win in the Pro Division.
1st Place Greg Lutzka
2nd Place Moose
Full Results: All-Star (Pros)
1. Greg Lutzka – $7,500
2. Moose – $3,000
3. Nick Tucker- $1,500
1. Dolan Stearns- $1000
2. Tommy Werner- $400
3. Tim Williams- $300
17 AND OVER
1. Peejay Encina
2. Jason Crower
3. Chris Brilliant
14 – 16
1. Dashawn Jordan
2. Darius Jackson
3. Lance George
13 AND UNDER
1. Gage Boyle
2. Rene Serrano
3. Koby Dvorak
The 3rd and final stop of the first annual Street League Skateboarding Pro Tour wrapped up in Las Vages on September 25th. California Skateparks and California RampWorks built yet another flawless, indoor concrete plaza. The contest kept skaters and spectators on edge, as the win boiled down to the last trick between Chris Cole and Shane O’neill. When Chris Cole fell on his last attempt, Shane O’neill was able to eek ahead and take home the 150 gs, not to mention 10 extra grand for 2 best tricks in the contest. Not bad for a 20 year-old’s earnings. The real-time scoring at Street League events allows for fans to follow every trick, and keep track as skaters move up and down the ranks. Street League Vegas was a great event and a great way to wrap up its season. See you next year!
If you missed SL Vegas Live, then catch it on ESPN 2. It airs Sept. 29th. 5pmPT, 8PM ET.
The Maloof Money Cup 2010 Street Finals were INsane! Everybody was on, which made the energy level of the crowd and skaters soar. Nyjah Huston landed every trick- a flawless run- on the last of 3 sections during the finals. This left Chris Cole with a looming 93 points to rack up and Torrey Pudwill with 99 points if either wanted to take home the Cup in the last round. Both Torrey Pudwill and Malto landed big tricks throughout the contest, but in the end it was Chris Cole who rode away with the 100 Gs (3rd MMC win in a row!). Proving once again, when Chris Cole is on fire, he is unstoppable. CA Skateparks, designers and builders of this year’s street course we’re happy to see the level of skating going down on the course, as well as, the exuberant cheers coming from the stands.
2010 Maloof Money Cup Street Final Results
1. Chris Cole 286.33 points $100,000
2. Nyjah Huston 281.67 points $40,000
3. Sean Malto 281.33 points $25,000
4. Torey Pudwill 274.67 points $15,000
5. Tommy Sandoval 260.67 points $6,000
6. Bastien Salabanzi 258.67 points $5,000
7. Ryan Decenzo 255.33 points $4,000
8. Justin Brock 250.33 points $3,000
9. David Gonzalez 246.67 points $2,500
10. Billy Marks 239.67 points $2,000
11. Jake Duncombe 237.33 points $1,500
12. Garrett Hill 233.67 points $1,500
Here are some captured moments from Maloof Money Cup 2010, Orange County. Street Finals. Photos by Augie Lerma
2010 Maloof Money Cup Street Course by California Skateparks