Words & photos by Chris Martin
The King Of Spring contest was located for the second year in a row at Thomas Jefferson Park in Harlem on 114th Street and 1st Ave. It was hosted by Billy Rohan and Alex Corporan, with special guest host Chad Muska. With megaphones in hand, these guys were hyping everyone up, and keeping every person in good spirits (though there was a serious chance of rain). The contest was in a jam style format; all the kids were throwing down as hard as they could, dropping in on the roll-in ramp one right after the other like bullets coming out of a machine gun. It was mayhem—kids were landing amazing tricks as well as landing on each other (no homo). Overall everyone was having a great time. The day ended with a huge raffle with tons of free product. Big thanks to all the sponsors, skateboarders and everyone that came out!
Hosts Alex Corporan and Chad Muska.
Hosts Billy Rohan, Alex Corporan, and Chad Muska with 14 and under winners Dre and Dito, gettin’ money!
Billy handing out dough.
Backside 270 lipslide with a cast on!
Kyle with a fat wad of cash and a new NYC parks deck. Winner of under 18 bracket.
Luke Oach, kickflip back tail.
Tailslide through traffic.
Kevin Tierney, back lip.
Alex Corporan giving Pat a hundred bucks for a banger.
Dave Willis, backside tailslide.
Jordan Maxham, hardflip back lip on his way to first place.
Muska keeping the crowd hyped.
Muska giving Jordan a pound for killing it.
Billy, Alex and Chad congratulating Jordan Maxham and Chris colbourn.
King Of Spring winner Jordan Maxham with a serious stack of cash.
Muska was stoked on the turn out. Below is a video edit courtesy of our friends at Mighty Healthy.