Maloof Money Cup OC 2010 Weekend
Posted on Monday, August 09, 2010 by Rob Meronek
By Rob Meronek
Not everything Porpe does is sketchy. This switch ollie down the double set was nice and level.
Skater Profile: Jorge Angel aka PorpeWhen I rolled up to my friend Paul Kobriger getting close on these front blunts on the volcano at Maloof Money Cup in Orange County this weekend, I could almost tell he was new to this trick. A few tries after I started shooting it, he made this one clean. Turns out it was his first one. Hell yeah, Paul. Here’s to learning new tricks well past our teenage prime.Lorena Lima and the girls are stepping it up more and more at each contest.
Skater Profile: Lorena LimaElissa Steamer took some serious slams going for this nosepick on the rock. I would not be able to skate after just one of those types of piles.
Skater Profile: Elissa SteamerPause for a foot fetish with Oliver from Nike SB and his secret P-Rod 4's.
Skater Profile: Oliver FloresI don't really like to think of myself as part of this media circus, but I guess I am. I shoot photos in the opposite direction everyone is pointing in an attempt to feel different.Leticia Bufoni did back smith on the big blue rail in section three and won it for the girls.
Skater Profile: Leticia BufoniFormer pros and now champions of skateboard bid'niss at Deluxe, Jim Thiebaud and Mickey Reyes.
Skater Profile: Jim ThiebaudSix months after his motorcycle accident, Mike Franklin is well on his way back to recovery.
Skater Profile: Mike FranklinMan, how does Theotis Beasley skate with that little kid griptape and those 80's colored wheels?
Skater Profile: Theotis BeasleyAnd that show is Lil John making the whole place jump right on the street course before the Finals. Thanks for the entertainment!
Skater Profile: Lil JohnRight after this switch heel, Evan Smith did switch varial heel just as good. I was still picking my jaw up off the floor and missed it.
Skater Profile: Evan SmithThe Fuel TV staff that helps announcers and the rest of the people running the event stay on track and on time.Jake Duncombe - nollie backside flip off the bump.
Skater Profile: Jake DuncombeDid you know that a big crowd of human bodies in between a router and a wireless device like an iPad will cause the wireless signal to go down to nothing? Me neither. After the first jam ended in section one on live TV is when I discovered this and went into a frantic panic passing the word along to the Fuel Staff and announcers that we were in technical difficulty mode. After the crowd disbursed a bit, scores were successfully submitted and I could calm down again. Whew. Other than curve balls here and there like that, the iPad scoring system we designed worked great. We have another round of improvements to make it even easier to use next time.Jereme Knibbs and Barak Wiser were at Coastal Carnage all weekend, but were able to make it over for the Finals at Maloof afterwards. Thanks for covering for me over there, Barak.
Skater Profile: Jereme KnibbsWhen I saw this line-up of hired help there waiting for the winner to come and join them, I had to take the opportunity to pretend I was the winner for a second.
Skater Profile: Rob MeronekChris Cole is in there somewhere. I had to bow out of the champagne shower to protect the gear. See you next year.
Skater Profile: Chris Cole
Skater Profile: Jorge Angel aka Porpe
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Skater Profile: Leticia Bufoni
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Skater Profile: Theotis Beasley
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