From skating the shop handrail in an ad to a full-on skate contest, a simple idea grew into the FTC For The Cash contest, held last week in San Francisco. With some of the best skaters there for the one-day-only invitational best trick contest, a massive crowd of legends and skateboarding’s best looked on. The skating went down entirely in the shop with the crowd out back watching live on TV screens. When it was all done, Peter Ramondetta came away with first place and $5000, Ishod Wair got second and $3000, and Evan Smith took home third place and $1000. At the end, they took it all down and had the shop running like normal the next day.
(photos by Ando)
Clear out the shelves and the spot fits right in.
Buildin’ out the shopfront.
Jeff Pang tromps the stickers down as everyone else puts finishing touches on the set-up.
Felix Arguelles and Apollo from In the Cutts.
Mic controller and the crowd.
Huf, famous SF-area photog Blabac, Slim and Mark.
The brothas from different mothers scenario here. Good to see the DGKs back together: Stevie and Kalis were in attendance.
Furby, Wes and Zack.
Dwezzy…Dwight Galloway checkout coming soon in the mag.
Beagle fro-ed out with the infamous Pierre, known for, among other things, the crab eating trick.
Free PBR! Jon Dickson and Figgy, Baker/Deathwish ams have been staying busy.
Been trying to stay away from all the Pf’s in front of normal words that start with f, but it’s hard with how good this dude is. Pfanner pfeelin’ pfine…see?
Dave, Tommy Guerrero and Wu Welsh (heart in SF, body warmed by SD weather).
Chany Jeanguenin, Adelmo “Soon-to-be-in-‘Give-Me-My-Money Chico'” Jr. and Matt Jones.
Cairo Foster and Karl Watson, two masters of their respective tricks…I’m gonna say Cairo for his nollies and Karl for his pretzel 270 spins out of noseslides and the like (Karl’s always doing those mindblowing tricks).
New man on the Flip campus, Langi, Apollo, Welsh and SPoT party teammate Matt Milligan.
Cosby sweater, son! Theotis is just that wholesome. Langi and the guy e’erybody be likin’ chilled outside.
Hustle Jamie runs quality control on the cash. “Scared money don’t make no money!”
Evan Smith, also hustlin’ into third place and a grand.
Ishod Wair has been killing it lately. Second place: $3000.
This guy’s the sickest dude ever. Peter Ramondetta deserves all five grand he got for first.
The three well-deserved winners.