Vans Downtown Showdown: Foundation Big Six
Posted on Wednesday, September 07, 2005 by Rob Meronek
Vans Downtown Showdown: Foundation Big SixWords by Ryan Clements
Photos and Captions by Rob Meronek
BakerKevin Spanky Long – Spanky was 180ing up the step-up and trying switch frontside bigspins down the stairs, but I don’t think that he made it.
Andrew Reynolds – Would you believe it if I told you that Andrew did a perfect frontside flip down the stairs? No, really...that’s what he did, along with a great kickflip shifty, too.
BirdhouseBrian Sumner and Jon Goeman both got “0.00” for their scores, so that tells me that they didn’t do a damn thing.
GirlRick McCrank – One of the few to step up to the hubba, Crankers pulled a fs tailslide to fakie .
Sean Malto – I heard judge Lance Dawes from SLAP say that Sean’s hardflip down the stairs was the best trick of the Jam. All I can say is that it was literally perfectly executed with superb style. That kid rips now, so I can only imagine what he’s going to blossom into in a few years.
Toy MachineBilly Marks and Josh Harmony - Shame on me for not remembering what either of these guys did, but I was announcing the event, not taking notes. Maybe Rob can help me out with some photos that he snapped of these guys.
FoundationAngel Ramirez – Angel came out swinging. He did a backlip and back smith down the hubba...and I know something else because he ended up in first. He was the only Foundation rider, which severely hurt their chances at winning the entire Event, since it was based on the scores of all of your team riders.
ZeroChris Cole – I saw Ryan Smith there. He was even standing on the obstacle at one point, but I guess he wasn’t feeling it because he didn’t skate. Chris was like, “I guess I’m skating for Smith.”
Jamie Thomas – The Chief stepped in for Keegan Sauder and stepped up with a frontside boardslide down the hubba. I think he was working on a backside nosegrind, too, but ran out of time.
AlmostChris Haslam – Haslam almost pulled a kickflip into the step-up and down the pole jam...almost.
Ryan Sheckler – This was Sheckler’s first obstacle and he ruled it. He did a kickflip, frontside flip, and switch flip (damn!) down the stairs, earning him a well-deserved third place.
ElementTosh Townend – Tosh was working on fs nollie 180’s down the big six.
Nyjah Huston – Nyjah stole the show. Although you probably already know this, let me remind you one more time. Nyjah is 10-years-old! 10! And he put a whooping on Reynolds, Cole, Thomas, and many more. Wow...
|Foundation Big Six Team Results|
|Foundation Big Six Individual Results|
|11th||Kevin Spanky Long||63.00|