Vans Downtown Showdown: Tylenol Street Gap
Posted on Wednesday, September 7, 2005 by Ryan
Vans Downtown Showdown: Tylenol Street GapWors by Ryan Clements
Photos and Captions by Rob Meronek
Jamie Thomas around to the different obstacles and explaining the format to him and he said, “I think that we should just leave.” I knew he was being sarcastic, but at the same time, seeing all of these obstacles for the first time with about 1,500 people standing around and getting no practice probably threw a bit of pressure towards the way of the Zero team.
The Tylenol Street Gap got things started off properly. It was the least intimidating obstacle of the Showdown, but things still went off with a bang.
BakerBryan Herman – He ended up winning it by knocking out so many difficult tricks, including his head on the side of the building. With a bleeding wound, Herman managed to take it with a kickflip fs nosegrind on the ledge sticking out as the banger with me.
Antwuan Dixon – Antwuan may have skated, but I don’t remember what he did.
BirdhouseBrian Sumner – Sumnermate nailed all of the classics over the gap with a pop-shuv, bs flip , and a nice looking impossible.
Aaron Suski – Suski pulled the bs flip and 360 flip over the gap.
GirlJereme Rogers – Jereme did more switch tricks on the ledge than I can remember, but I specifically recall switch frontside tailslides and smiths.
Sean Malto – He must have done something since he ended up in 6th place, but you got me on what it was.
Toy MachineBilly Marks – I know that Billy did a great 360 flip over the gap.
Matt Bennett – His bs 180 nosegrind-come out forward was killer.
FoundationCorey Duffel – Corey did a kickflip over the gap going the wrong way, which was super-gnar, along with fs 5-0ing the ledge the wrong way, too.
Angel Ramirez – Angel subbed for Ethan Fowler who looked pretty rough that morning. I don’t know if he was sick or hungover, but Angel did a sweet backside smith in his honor.
ZeroChris Cole – Ryan Smith was supposed to skate this one with him, but it ended up being just Cole out there representing Zero. That’s okay though, because he backside double kickflipped over the gap, along with 360 flips, frontside flips, and so on, earning him a second place finish.
AlmostChris Haslam and Cooper Wilt tied for last. They were both working on stuff, but I don’t recall anything getting landed.
ElementJeremy Wray – The fs 360 ollie is a go-to trick for JWray and he did it over the gap with ease.
Nyjah Huston – The little rasta-man is unbelievable. He had killer bs tailslides across the ledge and a bs 50-50 kickflip out, amongst many more moves.
|Tylenol Street Gap Team Results|
|Tylenol Street Gap Individual Results|