Well the people of Halifax must have some good Karma, because this past Saturday (July 10th 2010) was suppose to be rainy 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 from out of town for the contest ready to skate bright and early. Everyone was so stoked. Greg from Pro Skates 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, who did a perfect run, bs smith, feeble, nollie heel, bs tail etc…This was a perfect 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 gaps, he did one the biggest kick flips ever over the bank to the ledge. It was nice to have people from out of town like Dan Cameron and Zack Summer. The Maritimers have such raw talent and even the old men 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 themselves to the next level. You’ll see what I’m talking about when you watch the video.
The video will be ready next week.
After the contest we all gathered at the Argyle bar and got liquored, best way to end a great skateboarding day. Thanks to DJ T-woo for the good beats.
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 Skatse. Thanks to all the friendly skateboarders from Halifax and surrounding area.
It was a delightful trip and I am looking forward to returning to Halifax. They have some really good skate parks and amazing sea food. You can even surf down there. Yep this place rules.