We hung out at the brand new Maloof course today in Queens, New York, mainly for the ribbon-cutting ceremony, but we also shot some of the weekend’s skaters to let you know who’s here warming up. Video coming shortly. The course is amazing, the skaters of New York are so stoked!
Busenitz tests out the Union Square replica.
Johnny Layton was hauling ass around the course.
Zoo York’s Dave Willis warmed up the hubba.
AVE was ripping.
Chris Pfanner’s afro is the coolest thing in skateboarding right now.
The Brooklyn Banks rail and the courthouse hubba.
A little tranny and the controversial curb in front of the hubba.
The other side of the plaza.
Beach day B.A.
Oh shit, this guy’s gonna win.
The beast James Hardy.
Joe Ciaglia from California Skateparks gave a speech, flanked by the Maloofs and Van Doren.
Steve Van Doren said some words, then the ribbon was cut.
Joe Maloof strolling the course.
Gunz, second place last year.
Brooklynite Janoski was looking casual.
Best dressed today was Eli Reed, looking like he just got off work from his job in the 1940s.
Geoff sussing the course that he helped design.
Chris Cole catching a 360 flip. Video of today’s practice coming soon!