KIA X GAMES ASIA – Course Preview

CA RampWorks

KIA X GAMES ASIA Underway, Less than a Week Away!
Asia X Games Street Course

The 2012 Kia X Games Asia is less than a week away (April 28-May 1) and California RampWorks is in full gear building the courses for the event. Construction of the Mega 2.0 (formerly the Mini-Mega), Vert Ramp, Street course and FMX jump have been underway since the crew’s arrival in Shanghai on April 16th. Professional skateboard and bmx riders from 30 different countries will start arriving early this week.

Tom Schaar, who just became the first ever skateboarder to land a 1080, will be competing in Mini-Mega and Vert events. He will have a chance to make history again, as being the first to land a 1080 in competition. It’s also heard that Mitchie Brusco will be attending X Games Asia, another young competitor who has been on the brink of a 1080 recently. It will be an event you won’t want to miss. LIVE video schedule is below.

Here’s a sneak peek into what the athletes will be riding and a video of the California RampWorks crew in action.

Tom Schaar, Ellen Show

Click to watch construction of Asia X Games. 

X Games Asia build

California RampWorks’ is building  all four event courses: Street, Vert, Mini-Mega and FMX jump.

Sunday April 29- 1 a.m. – 3 a.m. ET (BMX Vert Finals, AIL Street Finals )
Monday April 30- 1 a.m. – 3 a.m. ET (AIL Vert Finals, SKB Mini Mega Finals )
Tuesday May 1- 1 a.m. – 3 a.m. ET (BMX Mini Mega Finals, SKB Vert Finals)  

California RampWorks
2777 Loker Avenue W. Ste.C
Carlsbad, CA 92010

Geoff Rowley will lead the course design for the 2011 Maloof Money Cup

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(Irvine, Calif. — January 24, 2011) – Today Joe Maloof announces that legendary pro skater Geoff Rowley will lead the course design for the 2011 Maloof Money Cup, the world’s greatest skateboarding event, which will expand to Kimberley, South Africa this year as well as at least one new U.S. city to be announced soon. Rowley will lead the design team of pro skateboarders and experts alongside Joe Ciaglia from California Skateparks, whose company has built all four Maloof Money Cup courses since its beginning in 2008.

“I really respect the Maloofs and what they’ve accomplished with this contest,” said Rowley. “Out of all the contests out there, the Maloof Money Cup is the only one that really delivers on giving the skaters and fans what they are looking for,” said Rowley.

Geoff Rowley, who has made an impact on the skate scene since 1989, is part owner of Flip Skateboards and a sponsored rider for Vans. He was named “Skater of the Year” in 2000 by Thrasher magazine and was recently named to the magazine’s "15 Most Loved Skaters of All Time." He was featured in the Flip videos “Sorry, Really Sorry” and the latest “Extremely Sorry,” both of which won best video of the year upon their release. “Extremely Sorry” won best video, best team and soundtrack of the year at the 2010 Transworld Skateboarding Awards, plus best video and best soundtrack at the first ever L.A. Skate Film Festival.

“Building professional skate parks and leaving them to the communities is something that is so needed right now and the Maloofs are the only ones doing this, starting with the course we did in Queens, New York for one of the stops of the 2010 Maloof Money Cup,” said Rowley. “To be a part of something that gives back to kids, invigorates communities and spreads a positive word for skateboarding made this an easy decision for me to make, plus it is pretty damn fun designing your dream skate spot and watching it come to life.”

Past MMC street courses designed by Geoff Rowley included replicas of iconic U.S. and international skate spots past and present, from Hollywood High and the Brooklyn Banks to the Santa Monica Pier and Barcelona ledges.

“From the day we decided to create a new type of skateboarding contest, we knew we had to have the pro skaters input on everything we did, especially the design of our courses, which we wanted to be as authentic to street skating as possible,” said Maloof Money Cup Founder Joe Maloof whose family owns the NBA’s Sacramento Kings and the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. “It’s incredible to see Geoff and the guys create these amazing designs on paper and then see them brought to life by Joe Ciaglia and his team. It’s really extraordinary. Geoff is such an amazing skater, he is so respected in the industry, and he’s just a great guy. We’re thrilled to have him as part of the Maloof Money Cup family. “

About The Maloof Money Cup The Maloof Money Cup, the world’s greatest skateboarding event, is the premiere showcase for amateur and professional skateboarding. In 2010, the Maloof Money Cup presented by Vans hosted two events, one in Orange County, Calif. and expanded to Queens, New York, building a world-class skatepark that was donated to the community after the contest. In 2011, the Maloof Money Cup goes global with the first ever World Skateboarding Championships in Kimberley, South Africa September 28 – Oct 2. Join our network to share the competition experience with a global audience and be the first to know about exciting upcoming MMC announcements and exclusive contests.