éS Game of SKATE — Albuquerque, NM, August 18, 2009
Winner: Paul Hockett.
After leaving Texas, the éS Game of SKATE made its way to Beach Zone in Albuquerque, New Mexico for the final stop on the tour. The last game was another big one with 184 skaters in attendance. The skating was impressive since most people were on point throughout the day.
After 6 rounds, we were down to the final 3, which consisted of C. Preut, Josh Lamberti and Paul Hockett, who won two years ago in Albuquerque.
The finals were neck and neck until Paul got control of the game and landed 8 tricks in a row before eliminating C. and Josh with a nollie inward heelflip. Congratulations to Paul for winning for his second time in Albuquerque and a big thanks to Beach Zone, TransWorld SKATEboarding, Skull Candy and éS Footwear for everything! Also thanks to everyone who came out to the éS Game of SKATE at any point this summer!
Words by PJB
Photos by Phil Blair