Pro Tec Pool Party 2009
Posted on Tuesday, May 19, 2009 by Rob
Anyway, we got settled in and went downstairs for the Meet & Greet at 5pm. That's where we got to see the new Pro Tec helmets and pads for Holiday and Spring while we ate chips and salsa and drink 100 beers. That's were the night started. Then we were treated to dinner at Dave and Buster's, located right across the street. That was my first time at that place. It's like Gameworks in Ybor City, but four times the size and they have skiball. They gave us these gift cards to use on the games, but it interfered with my drinking, so I gave mine away to this kid from Zumiez who won a trip out there for high sales or something. After dinner, losing the skiball challenge, and drinking a little bit more, it was time to sleep.
The next day we met for both breakfast and lunch, and then it was off to the Vans store to spend money. They gave us yet another gift card. I bought some slip-ons and headed to the Contest. I walked in during the Masters and the place was packed. It was interesting to see these old guys all in one place ripping. Chris Miller won again! He killed it and looked great the whole time. Some people just look like they belong on a skateboard. It was hard to shoot good photos with a point and shoot from up in the bleachers, but I got a media pass to be by the pool with the billion other filmers and photographers. My little point and shoot still didn't do much. Bucky killed it and got 1st place in Pro and $25,000. I think this is his first time ever winning it. Rune won it last year as well as '05 and '07, but this year he took 3rd after nursing an injured hip. He was on crutches a few days before the event at the Cons headquarters.
It was a fun, long day that lead into an after-party and more good times. Thanks for taking care of us and bringing us out to your shin-dig, Pro Tec and Vans. See ya' next year.
1st - Julie Kindstrand - $4,000
2nd - Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins - $2,500
3rd - Megan Brown - $1,000
1st - Bucky Lasek - $25,000
2nd - Omar Hassan - $15,000
3rd - Rune Glifberg - $7,500
1st - Chris Miller - $10,000
2nd - Christian Hosoi - $6,000
3rd - Nicky Guerrero - $3,000