On July 21, 2009, the éS Game of SKATE made its way to Modern Skatepark in Royal Oak, Michigan, which is right outside Detroit. 50 skaters came out to play SKATE, including a large posse from The Crew.
The ground was buttery smooth at Modern, so most of the skaters were on point. A lot of good matchups took place in the last few rounds. The 3 skaters that made it into the finals were Cody Cepeda, Eric King and John Tod.
The final game was really close with Cody, Eric and John matching some tough tricks such as nollie bigspin heelflip. In the end Cody Cepeda finally took out Eric King with a switch backside heelflip. Congratulations to Cody and thanks to Skull Candy, éS, TransWorld SKATEboarding and everyone at Modern Skatepark!
Words by Patrick Binkley
Photos by Phil Blair