eS Game of SKATE at SPoT 2005
Posted on Tuesday, July 12, 2005 by
eS Game of Skate at SPoT 2005Words and Photos by Rob Meronek
I'm in a total rush to get out of here since we're leaving for Puerto Rico tomorrow morning and it's almost 11pm and I'm the last one at the Park, but here's a few quick notes from today.
In the early stages of the game, the entire crowd moved from one side of the Park to the other when the match up between Robbie Kirkland and Devon Lynch was announced. Robbie won the coin toss and started with a kickflip and then a nollie flip. Devon bailed the nollie flip and was given his first letter. Devon gave Robbie an “S” with a nollie inward heel. They were both making hard tricks like fakie 360 flips but Robbie eventually took out Devon to end up in 4th Place at the end. It seems like relatively easy tricks took people out. Robbie bailed a nollie 360 when he was in the Finals, which is super easy to just kind of sketch out and ride away with minimal pop. There were five people in the Finals skating against each other. The results were like this:
1st – Malcom Seaman
2nd – PJ Castellano
3rd – Connor Kammerer
4th – Robbie Kirkland
5th – Parker Landers
Here are some more random notes from the Contest:
Dustin Eggling made it to the next rounds but was nowhere to be found when his match started, so he was out by forfeit.
SPoT employee Ryan Dodge was doing switch 360 flips and switch hard flips, but that wasn’t enough to take out PJ Castellano that he was up against.
This one kid from London whose first name I can’t remember (his last name is Clark) was looking like he was going to go pretty far, but he got taken out with a nollie double flip in a match up with Connor Kammerer, who went on to 3rd Place.