Monday Madness (Sept 26)

Nate Sherwood’s weekly podcasts on irantnrave.com. Scroll down to podcasts and click on Nate’s organized confusion. This week his guest was filmer Chris Ray.

Dwindle News

ALMOST

Ryan Sheckler won the San Jose Dew Tour, securing him the skatepark title, 75,000 and a new truck!  

BLIND

The Blind Team is heading to the Northeast for demo stops and touring – October 5-9th check www.blindreaper.com for more details  

Ronnie Creager took 1st place in the Slam City Manual Contest 

DARKSTAR

Gailea took 1st place in Slam City’s Best Trick on Rail contest  

enjoi

enjoi is still filming.  Check out their new commercial at www.enjoico.com  

WORLD

Kyle Berard’s new pro model is out and selling like hot cakes! Kyle took 1st place at the Volcom Mini Ramp contest at Surf Expo! 

Mike Peterson recently got married – Congratulations! 

DWINDLE

Blind and Dwindle are set to release the “Double Set” featuring What If?, Video Days, and Tim and Henry!  The video will be out for the holiday season!

HOMEGROWN HERO AND CANADIAN TEAMMATES TAKE ON THE WORLD FRIDAY NIGHT AT WEST 49 CANADIAN OPEN PRESENTED BY XBOX…Pro Skateboarding Event Gets Off To Fast Start On Friday Night With Pizza Pizza Rail Rumble At Mississauga’s Hershey Centre

The World Skateboarding Tour will be making its annual stop in Mississauga next weekend at the Hershey Centre for the West 49 Canadian Open presented by Xbox, and the event will get off to a hot start with the Pizza Pizza Rail Rumble on Friday night. This “made for the fans rail competition will pit a team of Canadian pros against a “World Team as they compete for cash, and Mississauga’s own, Phil McKnight, winner of the 2004 Super Rail Invitational, will be one of the pro riders representing Canada.

McKnight will be joined by teammates Josh Evin (captain), Chris Haslam and Ryan Smith as they take on a World Team made up of some of the sport’s biggest names, including Ryan Sheckler, Ronnie Creager, Chad Bartie and Jereme Rogers.

For more information, please visit www.canadianopenskateboard.com

Wicked Ride Weekend Recap

On Saturday, September 17th 2005, the Etnies skatepark of Lake Forest was alive with activity. Over 50 females of all ages showed up to compete in the fourth Wicked Wahine event. The “bowl contests were very exciting and the inclusion of “street in the format brought out many new faces and rounded out the event. Some of the top female skateboarders in the industry showed up to test their mettle, including Vanessa Torres, Elissa Steamer, Amy Caron, Lacey Baker, Apryl Woodcock, Mandy Esch, Nicole Zuck, Annie Sullivan and many, many more. With a total prize purse of $6,500, donated by Tylenol, the Pro/Am women had plenty of motivation to skate as hard (or harder) than ever.

The contest offered divisions for beginner, intermediate and Pro/Am female riders with contestants ranging in age from 5 to 40 years old. All of the skaters showed up to have fun and get down to business. Many of the riders skated both the bowl and street contests. Some standout crossovers were Mandy Esch, Lexi Barclay and Felicity Corral. The diverse range of the skaters’ ability levels combined with the age differences made for some very interesting competition. At only 6 years old Alize Montes took top honors (First Place) in the beginner bowl contest and skated her hardest throughout the entire competition. Both Apryl Woodcock and Julie Kindstrand threw down tricks and combinations that landed them firmly in the First Place positions in their particular bowl categories. The street contest proved to be a serious battle for the top ranking spots. After all of the skatepark dust had settled, the professional judges came up with the following standings:

Pro/Am Bowl
1st – Apryl Woodcock $1,000.00
2nd – Annie Sullivan $800.00
3rd – Holly Lyons $600.00
4th – Nicole Zuck $400.00
5th – Mandy Esch $200.00
Best Trick $$250 – Apryl Woodcock (Miller Flip)

Pro/Am Street
1st – Vanessa Torres $1,000.00
2nd – Amy Caron $800.00
3rd – Elissa Steamer $600.00
4th – Lacey Baker $400.00
5th – Ariel Lockshaw $200.00
Best Trick $250 – Elissa Steamer (Switch crooked grind across the center ledge)

Intermediate Bowl
1st – Julie Kindstrand
2nd – Lexi Barclay
3rd – Felicity Corral
4th – Chelsea Olsen
5th – Gwen Marcus

Intermediate Street
1st – Amelia Rose McCoy
2nd – Chelsea Olsen
3rd – Lexi Barclay
4th – Linsay Wilendorf
5th – Amber Harmon

Beginner Bowl
1st – Alize Montes (6yr)
2nd – Carly Nelson
3rd – Candice Cooper
4th – Cassidy Marmion
5th – Anna Gault

Hardest Slam – Kenna Gallagher
Most Stylish Skater – Michelle Buck