éS Game of SKATE — Baton Rouge, Louisiana, August 14, 2009
Winner: Zach Kuhne.
After being rained out at Plus Skateshop in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, the éS Game of SKATE headed to Rukus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The skies were blue and the sun was shining down on all 56 skaters that came out to play SKATE. The southern hospitality from the kind folks at Rukus was a highlight with water and pizza for everyone.
Despite the modest amount of skaters, the talent throughout the crowd was impressive.
The four that survived 5 rounds and found themselves in the finals were Adam Barousse, Justin Higgins, Zach Kuehne and Jordan Trahan. Jordan was skating well all day making tricks look the way they should, but he ended up getting taken out first in the finals leaving Adam, Justin and Zach.
With the game tied at T, Justin took 3rd place by missing a frontside flip. Adam ended up in 2nd by missing a switch varial heelflip making Zach Kuehne the winner. Congratulations to Zach and a big thanks to Ronnie at Rukus for everything!
Words by PJB
Photos by Phil Blair