Fri 15 Jul 2011
Photos and article submitted by KBS staff
This week’s Skate Wars flat gap challenge was one the gnarliest weeks we’ve ever seen. The riding was crazy, with guys pushing the limits of their abilities with ollies over 10 feet long! What started out as a large group of participants eventually dwindled down to three riders: Logan Jansen, Tim Hunter, and Sam Dominguez.
At the 10 foot mark, Tim displayed skating guts that legends are made from: after slamming hard on four attempts, Tim got up, took his shirt off for added motivation (no one wants to slide across concrete on their bare skin) and absolutely blasted a tremendous ollie over the distance marker on his fifth and final attempt! Everyone in attendance was pumped and in awe of this display of focus, technique and sheer bravery.
Logan Jansen eventually took the victory, with a final ollie mark of almost 11 feet! He took home a limited edition, signed and numbered copy of Todd Bratrud’s Creature Girl print for his efforts. Dennis Garcia scored himself a new Vans hat in the beginner group, with an ollie of 4.5 feet! Big shout outs to both of these guys for outstanding skating on what was probably the toughest week in Skate Wars. (more…)Share on Facebook