NewOld was obliterated at one of the heaviest sessions to go down in the streets of Sydney.
It's a big claim, but from what we witnessed over the weekend, the adidas City Copa sesh is one for the history books. A road barrier was annihilated, a picnic table destroyed, and a remake of the OG manual pad (as it was in the '90s) saw more flip-in flip-out shit than ever!
The set-up was walloped by 150 skaters – all hungry for a slice of the $2.5k cash prize pool, which was awarded for best tricks, split across a steep-wedged kicker to barrier, a perfect looking picnic table and the monumental manny pad.
$500 for best trick on the pad went was split between Gabriel Summers – for his back lip – and Corey Young who 'one-upped Rowley' with a pop shove-it nose manual nollie flip out.
Big ups to adi for putting on a good show for Sydney skateboarding.
Video filmed by Leigh Bolton and Josh Hamilton. Edited by Josh Hamilton.
Check out the gallery below captured by photographer extraordinaire’s Dave Chami and Wade McLaughlin.
The crew roll in. Chami
Mike Mieruszynski on the run. Chami
Sid Tapia taggin' up the barrier.
Jack O'Grady, bluntslide. Chami
Bibi Bradbury, 180 reverse nosegrind. McLaughlin
Nogg goes the whole hog – Noah Smith backside 180. Chami
Hiroki Muraoka, Suski. Chami
Dennis Durrant, SSBSTS. McLaughlin
Shin Sanbongi, front blunt. Chami
Beau Reid, backside noseblunt. McLaughlin
Gabriel Summers, kickflip crooks. Chami
Gabbers and Tom Snape enjoy a beer break. McLaughlin
Vanessa Miles, Aidan Ouma, Justice Reid and Ben James. McLaughlin
Woody Butwilowsky, backside 180 reverse nosegrind. McLaughlin
Gary Almeida, switch front noseslide. McLaughlin
When Richard Flude wasn't on the mic he was ripping out tricks like this switch noseblunt slide 270. McLaughlin
Justice Reid back lip front 270 out. McLaughlin
Juzzy and Chami all smiles. McLaughlin
Dennis Durrant, SSBSNB! Chami
Session on over the piccy table.
Boom! Beau Reid, switch heel. Chami
Kento Yoshioka, no-comply. Chami
Mikey M, backside flip. Chami
Billy Lukins stomps a hectic varial heel. Chami
Ben James backs Billy up with a half Cab heel! McLaughlin
Good crew! McLaughlin
Steve Murphy and Laurence Keefe with the pineapples. Chami
Sean Parker prepares for a nollie flip out. Chami
Dean Palmer put on a spectacular show. Switch manual flip out. McLaughlin
There he is! McLaughlin
Adam Davies, switch crooks. Chami
Gabbers with the best trick back lip. McLaughlin
Cashed up. Chami
But then Corey Young came through with a pop shove-it nose manual nollie flip out (on the buzzer) so Gabbers handed over half of his winnings. Bloody good sport!