Monday, July 26, 2010

Toronto etnies AM Getting Paid photos

Toronto etnies AM Getting Paid result

After a rainy Saturday in Toronto, mother nature was kind enough to give us another chance and brought us a beautiful sunny Sunday at the Ashbridges skate park. Tons of kids came back on Sunday, to either skate the contest or to watch the contest and support their friends competing. The event went really well. Great skating and good vibe. The Bait shop did a solid good job promoting the event and gathering the best Toronto skateboarders.
We had roughly 35 entries. After an existing qualifier, we did a final with the top 6 dudes. Three of those 6 skaters are best friends and they always skate together. So I guess it's not a surprise to see them all in the top three. It wasn't an easy decision because all 3 homies were killing it, they destroyed the park. Clean style, tech tricks and incredible consistency. Watch out for those kids people, these guys are coming after you and they are under 17 years old. OUCH!

The results are:
1st Ben Patterson
2nd Chad wilson
3rd Jon Cos

Video coming soon
Congratulation boys an see you soon in Montreal.

Halifax etnies AM Getting paid qualifier video

AM Getting Paid 2010 - Halifax Qualifier from AM Getting Paid on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Halifax etnies AM Getting paid qualifier result & photo

Well the Halifax people must have a good Karma. Because this past Saturday (July 10th 2010) was totally suppose to rain all day but mother earth and our positive thinking made the rain go away and the park got dry just on time for the comp. We had a lot of skaters coming out of town for the contest ready to skate bright and early. The locals came later when they realize that the event was happening. Everyone was so hype. Greg from Pro Skate was on the microphone hyping kids to enter the contest. We had 30 entries, which is really good considering that the weather was very shitty.

The first guy to drop in was Alexandre Mitchell, he did a perfect run, bs smith, feeble, nollie heel, bs tail etc…This was a great way to start the comp. Everyone in the first heat was very solid. I was stoked to finally watch Neil Blackwood skating; he’s a well rounded skater with a super sick style. The Maritimes also have their own Riley Rolland version, his name is James Leger. This kid is so powerful and he can skate tranny, rails and big gap, he did one the biggest kick flip ever over the bank to ledge. It was nice to have people from out of town like Dan Cameron and Zack Summer. The Maritimes as so raw talent and even the old man like Ben Nicoll and Chris L’Esperance were showing the kids what’s up. The vibe was so sick and everybody was cheering for all the tricks. The jam format is so awesome and it gives a great opportunity to all the skaters to push them self to the next level. You’ll see what I’m talking about when you’ll watch the video.

The video will be ready next week.

After the contest we all gather at the Argyle bar and got liquored, best way to end a great skateboarding day. Thanks to DJ T-woo for the good beats.

For now you can watch the pictures on facebook :!/album.php?aid=16784&id=104092312976767

The lucky man who is coming to Montreal for the etnies AM Getting Paid is:

1st Alexandre Mitchell

2nd James Leger

3rd Neil Blackwood

Big up to Greg, Jon and Zack from Pro Skate. Thanks to all the friendly skateboarder from Halifax and other areas.

It was a delightful trip and I am looking forward to go back to Halifax. They have a few really good skate park and amazing sea food. You can even surd down there. Yep this place rules.

Last year AM Getting Paid champion Magnus Hanson is on fire

Check out is raw footage.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Halfax etnies AM Getting Paid photos by Curtis Rothney

Here's some pictures of the Halifax comp.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Thursday, July 8, 2010

etnies AM Getting Paid in Halifax this Week end

Halifax etnies AM Getting Paid this Saturday July 10th come join us to the Commons skate park, contest starts at 1pm
After Party with DJ T-Woo at Argyle Bar
For more info contact Pro Skate