Today went off! The 12 finalists set the course on fire, and just as the last heat finished, it started pouring rain. Chris Cole battled it out against Paul Rodriguez, Bastien Salabanzi, and Torey Pudwill in the exciting finale that even had the crowd chanting, “Bastien, Bastien!” But in the end Cole won and repeated his Maloof Money Cup title. Here are some photos to get you hummin’. Video will be up shortly. Stay tuned all week for a 5 Trick Fix, 9Frames/Second, New York State Of Mind Blogs, and more from the Maloof Weekend.
1. Chris Cole
2. Paul Rodriguez
3. Torey Pudwill
4. Bastien Salabanzi
5. Sean Malto
6. Sierra Fellers
7. Ryan Decenzo
8. Peter Ramondetta
9. Greg Lutzka
10. David Gonzalez
11. Keegan Sauder
12. Caswell Berry
David Gonzalez, overcrook revert.
Li’l John kicked off the finals and got the crowd hyped.
Look for this on Brian Shaefer’s Facebook.
Peter Ramondetta pulling off skating in shades and a tall switch back tail.
P-Rod switch back tails amid a media frenzy.
Paul again, switch front blunt.
Ryan Decenzo, frontside 360 ollie.
Peter Ramondetta, kickflip back lip.
Greg Lutzka, sets off the third zone with a noseblunt.
Lutzka, frontside 270 to back lip.
Ryan Decenzo, kickflip frontside lipslide.
Keegan Sauder takes a boneless leap down the set.
Chris Cole, front blunt to fakie while Bastien looks on.
Chris Cole, bluntslide.
Paul Rodriguez, switch crooked grind.
Cole with a massive 360 flip.
Paul Rodriguez with a switch Smith grind. Video coming soon!