Atlanta King of the Park Contest
Posted on Thursday, July 3, 2008 by Dylan
Photos by Danny Dorsa
|Dylan Perry - wallie|
|Jereme Knibbs - crail|
|Dylan Perry - alley oop nosegrab|
|Porpe - backside disaster|
|Dylan Perry 5-0 fakie|
|Jereme Knibbs - frontside crail 360|
|Jereme Knibbs - frontside tuck|
|Dylan Perry - backside 180 nosegrind|
After a few movies we hit Georgia. First rest stop we get to there are "no skateboarding" signs. So this only means that it’s time to get out at skate some flat. On the road again for another couple hours we go to another rest stop only to find some marble benches, sketchy hand rails, and a few little hills to bomb. We actually skated there for about an hour. Jorge took a vision quest in the woods near the rest stop and came back with a turtle that stayed with us for the remainder of the trip. More driving and we finally arrive in Atlanta, check in to the hotel, Hooters for food, and then back to the city for some skating. A t this point Jorge heads over to some Oakley party while the rest of us cruise the streets. When all is said and done we leave the city and head back to the hotel. Vivian (the navigation chick’s voice in the 350) takes us on an hour journey back to the hotel. Get back at around 4am…time to sleep.
I made it a few rounds before getting eliminated, so I got bumped into the “losers' bracket” on Sunday. Knibbs skated until being taken out by Danilo Rosario for 3rd, and taking Danilo out was Timmy Knuth. So Timmy was guaranteed cash as well as either 1st or 2nd place in the entire Contest.
5th – Joey Pellegrino
4th – Jereme Knibbs
3rd – Danilo Rosario
2nd – Solomon Moseley
1st – Timmy Knuth
Danilo Rosario won Best Trick with a 360 flip noseblunt down the hubba.
Our good friend BC was one of the announcers for the Contest, but the main announcer was in the Twilight Zone or something because he wasn’t naming tricks right. Instead of 180 it was just 80, so it was said "front 80" instead of a frontside 180. And a nosegrind was a nosepick grind. Those are the only ones I can remember for now. Another thing is some of the songs they picked to skate to were pretty interesting. Papa Roach? For real? Awards were given out, product toss happened, and another contest was under the belt. Thanks to Pete Kelly and the rest of the Progressive Skatepark crew for all the hospitality.