Maloof Money Cup OC 2010 Course and Masters Session Article at Skatepark of Tampa

Maloof Money Cup OC 2010 Course and Masters Session

Posted on Thursday, August 5, 2010 by Rob

By Rob Meronek

Wednesday at Maloof Money Cup was just practice and the Masters' Session on the course. I snuck away from being stuck at registration all day and shot a few photos. Is it just me or does 90% of the stuff done on that mini-mega thing make you wanna puke? Straight jockboarding.

The rock is actually pretty smooth, but it's still scary to get up on it.
I wonder what Matt Miller and Torey Pudwill are going to do on that tall ledge.
Leo Romero could probably noseblunt slide up that hubba.
There's a circus right behind us and right in front of us.
A manny snag at the top could be deadly.
Sadlands was before your time, my time, and your dad's time, but still cool that there's at least a little bit of tranny this year.
Not sure what's in here. Probably where everyone is sneaking beers in during the Contest.
Who doesn't love a good, low impact fatty to flatty. A skinny to winnie.
Wallride friendly.
This mini-mega thing is connected to the vert ramp.
The media frenzy at the kickoff ceremony.
For half an hour, we got to see some old pros. It was pretty cool if you're in the 30+ Club. They politely refer to these guys as Masters. This is Lester Kasai doing an invert to tail. I don't know what Master they had announcing this, but the dude said to the crowd on the mic, "Yeah! Give this guy some attitude, this is the OC!"
Skater Profile: Lester Kasai
I stopped by DJ Wade's turntables and this was the scene.
Skater Profile: DJ Wade
Jason Rothmeyer, our head judge for this event, gets interviewed for Fuel TV.
Skater Profile: Jason Rothmeyer
Not sure if Sal Barbier ever made this backside noseblunt slide, but there's no way I'm putting a toilet on him.
Skater Profile: Sal Barbier
Holmes on the wave.
Skater Profile: Christian Hosoi
Brian Lotti was there, too. A photo with him and Sal would have been sick, but I felt like a shy child asking.
Skater Profile: Brian Lotti


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