This past weekend we jetted down to San Diego in hopes of watching our boy Morgan Wade compete at "Bob Burnquist's Dreamland MegaRamp Invitational" contest. Organized by the good folks over at MegaRamp, this was supposed to be the final stop for the MegaRamp Championship Series to determine the MegaRamp World Champion for both Skateboarding and BMX...however, Mother Nature had other ideas. With a steady down pour of rain cast over pretty much all of Saturday and Sunday, the only day we saw heavy riding was Friday-and although we saw some great action it was a bummer because it wasn't the contest we were hoping for. It's all good though, because we did get to hang at Bob's pad or Dreamland as it is affectionately known, and man was that amazing. Complete with a MegaRamp, Vert ramp, Loop, and various other bowls and ramp setups all throughout the property this place is an absolute haven for any skate or BMX aficionado-and now we can see absolutely why they call it Dreamland. Have a look at some of the action... Continue reading
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This past Sunday in Encinitas, California, the mother of all grassroots skate contests took place in our man Bucky Lasek’s backyard. Now, for those of you who don’t know, Bucky has his own private pool/bowl built unto the top of his hill that he can session whenever he darn well pleases. Bucky’s bowl lies normally in a place where weeds would grow and the yearly maintenance to hire gardeners to keep the Fire Department off your back would be nothing short of a nuisance to the average homeowner.
Sometimes Bucky skates alone, sometimes he invites his friends…as was the case on Sunday for his annual Backyard Bowl-B-Q. About 150 of Buck’s closest friends and sponsors were on hand to check the action, mingle, drink Pabst and grub some good old fashioned backyard bbq. The only hindrance on this blissful day came in the form of torrential rainfall for about two straight hours all but almost cancelling the skate contest-either way we were gonna stay and party! Continue reading
Every year in New York on Broadway between 42nd and 43rd streets, the BMX and Skateboard worlds descend upon the famous Times Square for a contest unlike anything else. For one day, the two jumbo-trons that usually cast fledgling stock prices and current world events upon unsuspecting tourists from all over the US are turned off and re-wired to bring you the insane action that unfolds at the "Air in the Square" triples MegaRamp event. As 20 of the top BMX and Skateboard athletes from around the world duke it out for the curious, Midwest bystanders viewing pleasure one cannot help but become truly entranced at the spectacle that is the MegaRamp...and the few brave souls who give life and limb to hit it. This year, the action unfolded on a one-of-a-kind 195 foot long course, expanding across the entire city block, and featured a 25 foot high roll-in-ramp with two 25 foot wide jumps and a course ending 14 foot high quarter pipe.
The event kicked off with a head to head battle elimination style BMX competition. The BMX Riders competing included: Ryan Nyquist, Daniel Dhers, Mike Spinner, Brett Banasiewicz, Steve McCann, Zack Warden, Austin Coleman, Pat Casey, Vince Byron, James Foster, Colton Satterfield and Rob Darden. Colton Satterfield, the “Lucky Loser” from Salt Lake City, Utah, won the final spot in semi-final battle against Brett Banasiewicz. Satterfield proved to be victorious and won the final round of the BMX competition against competitor Pat Casey. Immediately following the BMX Competition was the skateboarding contest. The contest consisted of a 20 minute jam session, in which the skateboarders were given 20 minutes to showcase their best tricks on the MegaRamp. The skateboarders competing included: Bob Burnquist, Pierre-Luc Gagnon (PLG), Andy MacDonald, local Elliot Sloan, Adam Taylor Mitchie Brusco, Lincoln Ueda, Jett Eaton and Jagger Eaton. When the screams settled the pubic declared Mitchie Brusco from Kirkland, Washington the winner of the contest. So, there ya have it, with Brusco being one of the youngest competitors at just 14 years of age and winning the thing, the future of MegaRamp Skateboarding in undoubtedly heading in the right direction. Until next year...