MALOOF MONEY CUP PRESENTED BY ETNIES AND MONSTER ENERGY ANNOUNCES TOP 22 VERT SKATERS AND ALL NEW VERT RAMP DESIGN
Come Watch as Jake Brown, Bob Burnquist and Darren Navarrette Challenge Last Year’s Vert Champ PLG for the $75,000 Prize — Witness the First Ever Vert Contest to Feature Mini Mega Ramp and Rainbow Rail Interconnected with Vertical Halfpipe

The Maloof Money Cup, presented by etnies and Monster Energy, releases 2009 Vert Course design and announces the Top 22 Vert skaters who will compete in the world’s greatest skateboarding event July 10-12 at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif., during opening weekend of the OC Fair.

TOP 22 VERT SKATERS
Pierre Luc Gagnon
Shaun White
Bucky Lasek
Danny Mayer
Sandro Dias
Andy Macdonald
Bob Burnquist
Lincoln Ueda
Omar Hassan
Buster Halterman
Rune Glifberg
Darren Navarrette
Rodrigo Menezes
Rob Lorifice
Jake Brown
Adam Taylor
Marcelo Bastos
Danny Way
Colin McKay
Renton Millar
Juergen Horwath
Alex Perelson

2009 Carl’s Jr. Vert Ramp Design
In genuine Maloof style the new Carl’s Jr. Vert Ramp incorporates the first ever mini mega ramp with a 20-ft gap into a unique vert ramp. The focus on this section is the technical ability of skating the rainbow rail. Conceived by Bob Burnquist, Jake Brown and last year’s vert champ Pierre Luc Gagnon (PLG), it is divided into sections for the competition format. The corners of the ramp have been improved to allow for a showcase of technical skill.
“This is a huge step for MMC and the next level for the future of vert contests,” said Tim McFerran, GM for MMC. “This is the most creative design ever seen in a contest, serving our mission to continue the progression of skateboarding and make for the most exciting vert contest ever seen.”
“The focus is on landing as many unique tricks as possible on the ramp to bank, or whatever suits the skateboarder creatively on that section,” said Burnquist. “The eight ball format is also coming back from last year for the combination of back-to-back skill and whole ramp usage and flow. All this combined makes for a vertical skateboarding competition like no one has seen before.”