Hey y’all. This has been a pretty crazy end of the month with the Broadway Bomb and the Skate for Life Jam last weekend followed by Sandy this weekend. Many of us here on the east coast are trapped in our neighborhoods with debris covered streets and public transportation down. The city is working towards getting this fixed but in the mean time many of the non-affected people are sitting at home and using this a an excuse to rest, or if you’re like me, get some school work done. I’m here to distract you from your work and give you some entertainment with a Bomb weekend recap/Photo Blog.
Even with all the speculation of the broadway bomb being shut down by NY’s “finest”, it went off without a hitch. Some groups started at 120th and walked down to 116th to skate and some just started from 110th. Either way, this year was less of a race but more of a skate down broadway to show the PD that we’re serious about this. Check out the Wheelbase Mag coverage to see how it went down.
The following day was the Earthwing Skateboards hosted Skate For life Slide Jam. This was the BEST slide jam I have ever been to. There was never a moment where gnar wasn’t radiating from that hill. It’s such an awesome feeling to see all these people from around the world come and shred a hill I go to every week. The riders (and organizers) absolutely killed it. Seen on the podium this year was someone completely new and took the judges by surprise. That’s Micaela Wilson from New Hampshire. She told us she’s 17 and comes from a community with a not too big skate scene. This was her first time in the city on a board and this was also her first slide jam. Lucky for her, NYC welcomed her with open arms and gave her a well deserved 3rd place podium spot. She says she loved the Jam and met a ton of new people and even tried Tech Sliding (and loved it). We see a bright future for her. Keep shreddin’!
It was a great end to the weekend and a ton of prizes were given out and over $1800 was raised for a local Cystic Fibrosis foundation. Thanks for all that donated and participated! The podium was as follows:
1st place:Chris Obrien
2nd place: John Kreutter
3rd place: Josh Wright
1st place:Marcelo Costa
2nd place: John Kreutter
3rd place: (Tied) Mason McNay & Louis Pilloni
1st place: Cindy Zhou
2nd place: Laura Nocka
3rd place: Micaela Wilson
Here are some pictures from the weekend. For more Photos Check out my Personal Blog
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