Contest started late because we didn’t have any liability release forms. Jay (Rome Sales Rep.) took the skate park’s form and scratched out Frederick city and wrote in Rome, in about ten different spots on the form. He then drove down to the copy shop and made a couple hundred copies.
He got back to the park around 3:20, twenty minutes late already. Gave me the forms, I announced that everyone need to sign up, “meet me at the Rome barrel”. Sign-ups were a complete mob scene, 100 kids ,no line ,and only two pens! 15 minutes later we were ready to drop in.
Kids were snaking and parents were tripping out on the “guy that’s gone three time and little Johnny has not even moved a step in line yet”. So We split in into two groups or heats about 45 minutes each. During the contest the judges decided to all skate the park! After the two heats, I talked with some of the veteran shredders in the crowd and we came up with the top ten from the two heats. We also knew that we missed a couple of rippers, after I announced the top ten I said that we missed a couple of rippers and that the first four that come up and tell me why they should be in the final could get in, I figured that you have to back it up with your ridding so it would be cool!
I ended up letting in six more! They shredded for an hour, the judges came back from the skate park to watch the finals. Props to the kid that did the LNP style method to front board, that was the best trick in my book!