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I've never missed a Chaz Sands Invitational since they began, with them never failing to leave a great impression upon rollerblading. Truthfully this year I turned up with the half thought of "Will it match the last 4 years?" How wrong I could have been...
Edit and write-up by Jordan Maders
Over the years people have said Rampworx can be a place that lacks the atmosphere of other competition. Not this time around. I can honestly say this was the best event I have been to this year as it wasn't for a bunch of drunk skaters chanting and dancing. I don't mind drunk skaters, but this time it was all brought on by the energy coming from the competition.
There where so many highlights to the day and a few bad injuries, like Nick Lomax had a collision with Clayton Myott which sent the favorite Lomax to the hospital for x-rays on his ankle. Thankfully Lomax is ok, no operation was needed just 4 weeks in a cast.
Highlights wise Elliot Stephens was sending a clear message to his sponsor Valo to why he should be the first EU pro with a skate to his name, with him consistently throwing disaster 450 back savannah, hurricane top acid and the main one everyone is talking about – disaster 540 true soul. All on a rail.
It wasn't all about Elliot as Julien Cudot was being a machine doing tricks without people realizing that he just 540 far side true top acided on the A box. With all of the crazy tricks Julien dropped the one to see in the edit is his backflip 180 from the top of the roll in. This gave him the win for best trick and showed everyone why he had won his 2nd Chaz Invite.
Stephen Swain was on full form also doing fakie 720 true mizou and cab 540 true soul with Aragon just behind him landing trick after trick with perfect desaster cab 540 top acid and flawless lines.
Everyone skated really hard and set a great pace and atmosphere to Liverpools Rampworxs, keep you eyes on Be-Mag for more updates!
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Find the first official Be-Mag Chaz Invite 2011 edit by Richard Johnson here.
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