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Milhares de pessoas estavam em Venice esse final de semana prestigiando o evento “Sonic Generations of Skate”. A competição foi baseada em equipes de 3 skatistas, na soma das voltas sozinho, “triple” e aéreo mais alto saia a nota e a equipe que fizesse mais pontos levava o champ.
O Tony Hawk está em ótima forma e junto com a máquina de manobras Andy MacDonald e o garoto genial Mitchie Brusco deram um show no calçadão de Venice Beach, quero salientar que estava um dia muito maluco com ‘’fog=neblina do mar’’ atacando pesado o dia inteiro dando um ar de halloween para o evento. As vezez não dava para enxergar o half.
Sandro Dias completou o 900 para alegria de todos e somando todos os pontos junto a equipe ficou em Segundo lugar. Sandro Mineiro está na mais perfeita ordem, decola muito alto, deu uns Christ Air que pelo amor, muito irado. A gente que acompanha esses caras desde que eram crianças o coração fica adrenado de orgulho.
Lincoln Ueda é dadiva do Brasil, é muito gratificante vê-lo num evento, ele eleva o nível e faz a galera voar mais alto. Ele e sua equipe ficou em terceiro lugar super aplaudidos pelo público que pirou com as decolagens e aterrissagens desse orgulho brasileiro, Lincoln Ueda você é foda man.
Esse tipo de evento tem formato completamente novo no skateboard aqui na California, é muito divertido e mais prazeiroso do que uma competição normal, aqui você tem alguém junto com você para tramar uma linha ou manobra que seja.
Acho que aquele frio na barriga que normalmente a gente sente quando o nome é chamado no alto falante nessa competição é muito menos sentido por estar com parceiro fortalecendo do lado heehheheheheehheh.
Tony Hawk (first generation), Andy Macdonald (second generation), Mitchie Brusco (third generation)
Kevin Staab (first generation), Sandro Dias (second generation), Paul-Luc Ronchetti (third generation)
Steve Caballero (first generation), Pierre Luc Gagnon (second generation), Elliot Sloan (third generation)
Sergie Ventura (first generation), Lincoln Ueda (second generation), Adam Taylor (third generation)
Tony Hawk, Andy Macdonald and Mitchie Brusco team up to edge out the competition in the first ever “Sonic Generations of skate” Thousands of Fans Flocked to Venice Beach for the New Contest Featuring Three Generations of The World’s Best Vert Skaters Los Angeles (October 22, 2011) – The power team of Tony Hawk, Andy Macdonald and Mitchie Brusco took first place at the first-ever Sonic Generations of Skate.
The unique new contest featured the world’s best vert skaters from three generations battling in a series of four contests set against the famed Venice Beach boardwalk. The all-new format pushed the skaters to raise the bar with a variety of incredibly progressive tricks, including a rare 900 in competition.
“This contest really represented skateboarding well, including all the eras and styles,” said Tony Hawk. “The format was an all-new type of challenge, so we really had to come with a strategy. It’s great that we had this new way to compete.”
The contest included four competitions (individual runs, high air, team triples and best trick) featuring teams that had skaters representing each generation. The teams finished in the following order:
First Place: Tony Hawk (first generation), Andy Macdonald (second generation), Mitchie Brusco (third generation)
Second Place: Kevin Staab (first generation),
Third Place: Steve Caballero (first generation), Pierre Luc Gagnon (second generation), Elliot Sloan (third generation)
Fourth Place: Sergie Ventura (first generation), Lincoln Ueda (second generation), Adam Taylor (third generation)
The day kicked off with individual runs where skaters showed off McTwists, Cab heelflips, and 720s to impress the packed crowd. Tony Hawk and Andy Macdonald both took first place in their respective generations, giving their team the winning edge they needed to set the tone for the rest of the competition.
What started as a doubles competition became a triples contest with each team dropping in a third rider to up the ante. Andy Macdonald and Mitchie Brusco did a series of board switches, just before Tony Hawk stepped it up with a tail stall on Macdonald’s board while he was doing a 50-50 grind.
The big story of the day was the Best Trick contest where skaters threw down major show-stoppers. Sandro Dias stood out with his 900 (2 ½ flip rotation) — a trick rarely seen, especially in competition. 14-year-old Mitchie Brusco impressed the judges with his first-ever kickflip varial 540. Elliot Sloan added to the craziness with a 720 tailgrab. Sergie Ventura wowed the crowd with a 50/50 body varial to switch 50/50 to fakie. Tony Hawk showcased his signature ollie 540 and landed a kickflip McTwist. Lincoln Ueda continued the insanity with his signature samba flip.
“We’ve produced hundreds of contests, and this was one of the most exciting I’ve ever seen,” said Rick Bratman, CEO of ASA Entertainment. “Watching all the legends have so much fun and push themselves made me feel like a new fan all over again.”
The skaters all expressed what an amazing event it was for skateboarding. “This was the most fun contest I’ve ever skated in my life,” said Mitchie Brusco.
Sonic Generations of Skate, produced by ASA Entertainment and Sega® of America, will be broadcast nationally on FOX Sports Net (FSN) beginning on November 25 at 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. Since broadcast schedules are subject to change, please check local listings for specific air times. For more detailed information on Sonic Generations of Skate visit www.sega.com/sonicskate. To learn more about Sega or Sonic Generations, please visit www.sega.com. For ASA Entertainment, visit www.ASAEntertainment.com
About ASA Entertainment:
Founded in 1994, ASA Entertainment Group,LLC is an action sports event, television and content production agency focused on creating and executing customized, turn-key marketing programs that range in scale from grassroots to global. ASA’s events, featuring skateboarding, freestyle BMX, inline skating, freestyle motocross, snowboarding, surfing and music, are broadcast domestically on eight networks (including CBS and Fox Sports Net), and distributed to more than 700 million HH globally via 30 international broadcast partners. ASA’s productions span the spectrum from large, international competitions such as the ASA Action Sports World Tour, the World Championships of Freestyle Motocross, The Supergirl Jam Series, Air in the Square and the MegaRamp ASA Triples to amateur contests, lifestyle and branded entertainment events, demonstrations, exhibitions, school programs and mobile tours. After 17 years as a leader in action sports, ASA Entertainment regularly connects brands to consumers through its platform of premium action sports and lifestyle content. For more information, visit www.ASAentertainment.com.
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