yo on the real tho, WCR kicked much ass. sorry some of you little turds out there cant/dont appreciate real blading anymore. you all have ZERO touch with ya roots or have simply forgotten what this shits all about and why we do it as much as we can still to this day. i went to WCR n even had a lil chat with colin martin. dudes is classy and genuinely gives a shit about bladers. so for yall to shit on his name is just pure unadulterated ingorance. yes i agree some of the things surrounding his comp were wacky. (like txt to win ? i think its fun for the dumb play around awards n even for a ppls choice, but its your comp, you decide who takes the $, i mean, lets face it bladers are dumb.) all in all, chicago is an amazing city with great potential for bladers. lots of good places to eat and lots to do. would go again. however, there is something that left a sour taste in my mouth about chicago.....
most of you all did not leave a good impression. i heard so many kids bitching about ppls skating that WERE NOT SKATING! like,its offensive to sit near a different group of turd burglars at each spot complaining that so-n-so has bad style or ugly skates simply b/c they do not know or recognize said person. had hipster over-load. however there are a handfull of really good and true dudes i met as well but they are FAR outnumbered by fag hipsters. you are whiney rich kids, plz stop pretending to be whiney poor kids.
Speaking of "really good people going".... did Brett Urbas compete? Weren't all his friends saying he's just as good at street after that BCSD fiasco? Also, was the street edit he was working on ever posted?
And for the record, the last spot sucked because Collin wanted to have the comp completely in a straight path along the lakefront that ended at a skatepark. That rail was the last spot on the way there. Collin has made it a point in previous years to not go in a ledge-handicap-massive downrail (IE typical comp bullshit) format, and to try to pick interesting spots, but he wanted it on the lakefront to avoid the shitfest that is driving in Chicago, and on top of that 98% of spots in Chicago suck and are not worth bringing a contest to. For how bad the spots looked when I first saw them, the contest went way better than I could have predicted, but I shouldn't be surprised at this point.
So it looks like in every city in the US there are "high standarts" and people act like idiots bcs your tricks/skates are not that cool enough......how fun is that
not to change my tune but judging from the edit the top 3 seemed pretty dead on. that garret dude did some good stuff but his style was off on some stuff, whereas froemling, travis and lerner skated well AND clean. thats what seperates the men from the boys.
It's good to see everybody's perspective on this. As some may know, I have kept a very close eye on street contests for many, many years. Before doing the Roll Series and since. I've thought this idea for a long time and felt it was time that I spoke it more publicly. I knew there was going to be a considerable amount of people who disagreed with the idea. I understand why some people would disagree.
It seems like some people are overlooking the entire point of the statement though.>> This is not just a WCR issue. This is a street contest issue in general. Some people seem to think I'm pissed the top ten pros don't come to the Riot. That's not the case at all. I'm saying the top ten seem to literally almost never go to any street contest in the past 5-10 years. Some may be suggesting that street contests haven't been worth it, logistically feasible, planned well in advance or enticing in any way. This is certainly not the case; there have been many instances where there have been top 10 pros at a variety of these street contests and there have been $500+ purses but they've simply chosen not to skate. This doesn't make sense when they're making less than this to film a section for a video that requires much effort, travel and opportunity costs than one day of skating at a contest. I've heard people talking about how street contest spots are no good. This is basically just a cop out. If Am's are busting their ass to skate "crappy street comp spots", so can pro's. Skate in one every 5 years maybe? Obviously, I'm not suggesting these guys skate any random contest. I'm saying they should, at least, make a little more of an effort to skate in at least a very select few street contests. They'll make a little more money and this would also bring more attention to street contests.
It would be cool to see pro skaters at street contests. That edit where Montre and Jon Jon were killing it at some German contest got me really juiced.
Florida needs more street contests. With fun spots.
Bring back Mike Radbaugh...
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