eS Game of SKATE @ ASR September 2004

Posted on Saturday, September 11, 2004 by Rob

eS Game of S.K.A.T.E. - ASR September 2004
Words, photos, and captions by Rob Meronek

This year, the game took about two hours. Last year, it took four. People were getting eliminated kind of quick in the early rounds. After it got to the fourth round, things really got interesting. You’d hear the crowd like “ooooohhh” whenever they would announce the next match-ups like Jamie Thomas vs. Eric Koston, PJ Ladd vs. Kenny Anderson, and other crazy match-ups like that.

AJ Burnett, winner of the game in Tampa, first won the am game earlier in the morning. He beat out 13 other people that were all winners from games held all over the country over the last few months. He also earned himself a spot in the pro game and did pretty good. He first eliminated Jeremy Holmes. Then he took out Stefan Janoski. The karate kid looking score board thing shows that Rodrigo Tx took out AJ, but I’m pretty sure it was Chris Haslam that took him out where he got his last letter on a pop shuv late shuv.

The last few skaters left were Chris Haslam who beat AJ Burnett, PJ Ladd who eliminated Bastian Salabanzi, and Eric Koston who took out Jamie Thomas. Chris Haslam was serving up letters with crazy tricks like 360 flip late flips. In the second to final round against Koston, Chris started out with a nollie laser flip that gave Koston an “S.”

In the final round, it was PJ Ladd against Eric Koston. Right before it started, I bet Ryan Clements $20 that it would be Koston who would win because his bag of tricks spans two decades. I should have known PJ could do any old school trick he wanted like ollie impossibles and tricky stuff like nollie half flip kick back gimmicks.

PJ Ladd did a switch big heel to open up, which Koston made. Koston doesn’t like hard flips. PJ Ladd threw one out that Koston matched. Then he gave Koston his first letter with a switch frontside heelflip 360. Koston did something else to give PJ an S, but I can’t remember what it was. After that, PJ gave Koston a “K” with a half cab double flip. Koston then missed a big flip to get an “A.” After that, he bailed a nollie half cab heel to get a “T” and finally got his last letter on a nollie half cab flip. So PJ Ladd wins $10,000 and Ryan Clements wins $20, and that’s what went down at the eS Game of SKATE today.

Rob

Photos
Last year's Tampa Am winner, Sierra Fellers - nollie heel
Tosh Townend - pop shuv
Rob Dyrdek - fakie varial flip
Rob Dyrdek - heel flip
Ryan Smith - 360 flip
Ryan Smith - varial heel
PJ Ladd - nollie flip
PJ Ladd - switch 360 flip
Ryan Clements holds the flag while Ray Barbee plays the National Anthem in honor of the third anniversary of September 11, 2001.
PJ Ladd - 360 flip
PJ Ladd - frontside half cab flip
PJ Ladd - nollie 360 flip
Mike Vallely - 360 flip
Mike Vallely - one foot
Nate Sherwood - pressure flip tail grab
Leo Romero - big flip
Leo Romero - varial heel
Lindsey Robertson - backside heel flip
Kenny Anderson - half cab flip
Eric Koston - 360 flip
Eric Koston - frontside flip
Eric Koston and PJ Ladd with the big check
The score board that shows who eliminated who
Joey Corey had an accident
Josh Kalis - 360 flip
Josh Kalis - switch heel
Joey Brezinski - kickflip
Javier Sarmiento - nollie backside flip
Jani Laitiala - fakie 360 flip
Jamie Thomas - nollie flip
Jamie Thomas - varial heel
Darrel Stanton - backside big spin
Jamie Thomas - heel flip
Ronnie Creager - kickflip
Billy Marks - kickflip
Billy Marks - switch frontside 360
Ronnie Creager - cab double flip
Mark Appleyard - fakie 360 flip
Mark Appleyard - hardflip
Bastien Salabanzi - switch flip
AJ Burnett - fakie 360 flip
AJ Burnett - nollie backside flip
Videos
Sierra Fellers - nollie flip (750k mpeg video)
Rodrigo Tx - switch varial heel (750k mpeg video)
Ronnie Creager - fakie 360 flip (1mb mpeg video)
PJ Ladd - varial heel (900k mpeg video)
PJ Ladd - switch back heel (750k mpeg video)
PJ Ladd - switch backside flip (1mb mpeg video)
PJ Ladd - nollie half cab flip (750k mpeg video)
PJ Ladd - fakie inward heel (750k mpeg video)
PJ Ladd - nollie back heel (1mb mpeg video)
PJ Ladd - half cab heel (900k mpeg video)
PJ Ladd - hard flip (900k mpeg video)
PJ Ladd - fakie big flip (1.1mb mpeg video)
PJ Ladd - big flip (900k mpeg video)
Eric Koston - switch frontside 360 shuv (1mb mpeg video)
Eric Koston - varial heel (900k mpeg video)
Eric Koston - frontside pop shuv late flip (2.3mb mpeg video)
Eric Koston - switch backside big spin (750k mpeg video)
Eric Koston - switch double flip (1.2mb mpeg video)
Eric Koston - nollie hard flip (900k mpeg video)
Eric Koston - nollie heel shifty (1mb mpeg video)
Eric Koston attempts to match Chris Haslam's nollie laser flip (1.5mb mpeg video)
Eric Koston - this is the last trick that knocked him out of the game (2mb mpeg video)
Eric Koston - ollie impossible (1.7mb mpeg video)
Eric Koston - double flip (750k mpeg video)
Eric Koston - fakie inward heel (1mb mpeg video)
Kenny Anderson - frontside big spin (900k mpeg video)
Javier Sarmiento - big flip (800k mpeg video)
Javier Sarmiento - nollie half cab heel (1mb mpeg video)
Jamie Thomas - frontside big spin (1.5mb mpeg video)
Jamie Thomas - switch back heel (1mb mpeg video)
Bryan Herman - switch frontside flip (1.2mb mpeg video)
Bryan Herman - switch frontside heel (1.1mb mpeg video)
Chris Haslam - fakie flip (1.2mb mpeg video)
Bryan Herman - switch frontside 180 heel (900k mpeg video)
Bryan Herman - nollie inward heel (600k mpeg video)
Bastien Salabanzi - nollie heel (800k mpeg video)
Bastien Salabanzi - double flip (700k mpeg video)
Bastien Salabanzi - half cab flip (850k mpeg video)
Bastien Salabanzi - backside flip (600k mpeg video)

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