Though his taxi cab/iPod DJ skills may be questionable, Jimmy Astleford is alright by us! What up, roat!

KC’s Light & Power district directly across the street from the Sprint Center. Baggos, ping pong, multiple bars and restaurants—you could hang out here all day. Mike Fitz give it the thumbs up.

The lineup to get in on Friday.

Not everyone had on-course access.

RayRay Films.

Sitting next to Ms. Erica Yary.

Fans goin’ bananas with Koston in the foreground.

Mikey Taylor stretching it out.

Jimbodini has an unlimited supply of funny faces.

Cole on the T-shirt cannon.

Sam Muller, all angles covered.

Something gnarly just went down. Check Shane’s face.

P-Rod checks the competition.

Mo’ Money Wiggz.

Judging staff: our buddy Jimmy Gorecki and Scott Pfaff.

Austyn Gillette gave the best interview of the day.

Ben Kelly loads the T-shirt cannon.

Sheckler Till Death.

Phew! Qualifiers are over! Back to the hotel in the shuttle bus.

Austyn already splurged his SLS money on a new whip. He recommends 26-inch rims or bigger.