The field in this weekend’s Tampa Pro is one of the best ever. You’ve got consistent guys like Sheckler and P-Rod, veteran rippers like Bartie and Rattray, new pros like Chris Troy and Keegan, and then of course there’s Luan Oliveira who just went pro after winning back to back Tampa Ams. Don’t forget how vicious Torey Pudwill can get (he won Copenhagen Pro and its Best Trick last summer), and the fact that he’s skating for Plan B now. If all these guys nail their runs in tomorrow’s finals, judging is going to be one hell of a job.
Qualifying results are here. Today’s video footage will be up shortly.
Photos by Blair Alley.
The T-shirt that Plan B made for Torey being flown by his cheering section
Justin Brock with a deep Smith grind.
Aquil Brathwaite with a monstrous hardflip.
Ronnie Creager, switch crooked grind.
Jordan Hoffart tailslides over the loveseat.
Chad Bartie backside five-0.
Justin Brock buzzed the judges tower.
Chad Bartie, bluntslide.
Chaz Ortiz, backside flip the hip.
Nyjah Huston, nollie crooked grind--the most popular trick of the day.
The perfect man, Kenny Anderson, with a perfect back tail.
John Rattray with a high speed kickflip over the pyramid.
John Rattray frontside 270 over the hip in his high-energy run.
Mike Peterson, lien to disaster.
Torey Pudwill, backside 360 ollie across the pyramid
Torey Pudwill, nollie backside flip on his Plan B model.
Anthony Shetler, kickflip 50-50.
Mike Peterson, long distance noseblunt-slide.
Lindsey Robertson, over-rotated frontside flip.
Andrew Pott, backside five-0.
Paul Rodriguez catching a 360 flip over the pyramid.
P Rod with his version of the nollie crooked grind.
Peter Ramondetta, nollie nosegrind.
Elissa Steamer nosegrabbing her tailslide.
Elissa grinding over the loveseat.
Tyler Hendley, 360 flip.
Paul Rodriguez, fakie five-0.
Pete Eldridge, switch flip.
Danny Cerezini, nollie crooked grind.
Ryan Sheckler backside flipped the pyramid making the board seem glued to his back foot.
Brian Anderson with a long backside tailslide across the loveseat.
The Don, Peter Smolik, with a wallie to back tail.
Tony Tave, nollie 360.
Rodi Jr hasn't been seen in a while but he hasn't lost a step.
Stefan Janoski grinded up the small rail.
Jake Duncombe nosegrind to pop in. It was getting dark at this point.
Luan Oliveira, kickflip.
Pat Duffy with his patented backside Smith.