Geelong Skate Shop's MVP, Sam Atkins, backside noseblunt slide. Photo: Wade McLaughlin.
The adidas Skate Copa Melbourne competition, held on Saturday at The Park in Geelong, was an absolute banger. The contest was the Australian qualifier for the Global Championship event, which is taking place at The Berrics on September 19.
Congratulations to winners Geelong Skate Shop! It was an insanely close final against Fast Times, but the local lads came out on top. They have scored an all-expenses-paid trip to America to skate the finals against some of the best shop teams in the world in an effort to be crowned Skate Copa Global Champions, and take home their share of the $10,000 prize purse.
1st - Geelong Skate Shop – $750 + All expenses paid trip to LA.
2nd - Fast Times – $500
3rd - Skatebiz – $250
4th - Lodown
5th - Beyond Skate
6th - Momentum
7th - UPS Skate Shop
8th - Street Machine
All photos by Wade McLaughlin.
Jackson Pilz yanks a crooks transfer into the bank for Fast Times.
Skatebiz ripper Mitch Morrison with a backside 180 reverse nosegrind.
Anthony Mapstone was the winner of the 'Old Bastard Award' as the highest scoring 30+ manager. Mappy rules! Bluntslide off the end.
Keep an eye out for Keanu Peina. Overcrooks with ease on the A-frame rail.