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50 CENT CONCERT FOLLOWS DEW TOUR SKATE STREET FINALS IN THE JOINT AT HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO, OCTOBER 14

Tickets On Sale Now for Dew Tour Championships Presented by GoDaddy.com; Friday Night Includes Skate Finals and Concert

Burr Ridge, Ill. – Sept. 26, 2011 – 50 Cent will perform a concert directly following the Skate Street Finals in The Joint at 9:30pm on Friday, October 14.  The concert will be held in The Joint as part of the Dew Tour Championships presented by GoDaddy.com in Las Vegas, the final stop of the 2011 season.  The four day event, held October 13-16 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, will feature the biggest names in action sports competing for the Dew Cup in skate street and vert and BMX dirt, park and vert.
 
Known as one of the biggest commercial hip-hop success stories of the past decade, 50 Cent rose to fame with his breakout album Get Rich or Die Tryin’.  Born Curtis Jackson in Jamaica, Queens, he quickly became used to holding his own in a rough street life of drugs and crime.  He chose to focus on his rap career after a street shooting left him in the hospital for five months. Following his debut release, he was discovered by Eminem and Dr. Dre, who helped him rise to fame and reach commercial success with the eight-time platinum Get Rich or Die Tryin’, as well as start G-Unit Records, which spawned many successful rappers.  50 Cent’s four studio albums have resulted in over 24 million sales worldwide.  He is set to release his next album in November, making his performance at the Dew Tour Championships presented by GoDaddy.com a highly anticipated show in the hip hop industry.

Kicking off the evening, the Skate Street Finals held at The Joint will determine the winner of the 2011 Skate Street Dew Cup.  With a winner takes all competition between Paul Rodriguez and Ryan Decenzo, a heated contest will be the opening act for 50 Cent.  Vying for crucial points and the Dew Cup win, the stacked skate street field that has featured strong performances throughout the season from Greg Lutzka and Manny Santiago will provide an exciting lead in to one of the biggest acts the Dew Tour stage seen.
 
Tickets for the Dew Tour Championships presented by GoDaddy.com are available through Ticketmaster.com, Hard Rock Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com or charge-by-phone at 800.745.3000.The week opens for free on Thursday, with action at both Festival Village and competition venues. A Friday night ticket includes access to the Skate Street Final and 50 Cent concert at The Joint.  Floor and balcony tickets will cost $65; tables will cost $125 per person.  General admission to Friday’s Hart & Huntington Best Whip freestyle motocross contest, and Saturday’s BMX Dirt and Park Finals and Unlock Your Spot Best Trick with the Pros, is free.  Action Zone passes for Friday and Saturday events will be available for $75 and include Dew Tour swag, a behind the scenes tour of the venues, athlete autograph sessions, 10% off Alli shop online, a Fast Pass for venues and interactive areas and Pepsi product.  Sunday’s Skate and BMX Vert Finals on the ramp over the HRH Beach Club Pool can be accessed with a $20 general admission ticket.  Access to the Festival Village will be free and open to the public throughout the weekend.
 
For additional Dew Tour event information and tickets, visit www.Allisports.com.   Visit the Dew Tour Facebook page and follow @thedewtour on Twitter for up-to-the-minute information on the latest Dew Tour action.

Tune in to NBC on October 15 and 16 for live coverage of the Dew Tour Championships presented by GoDaddy.com, the world’s largest provider of Web hosting, domain names and net new SSL Certificates.

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Dew Tour

The Dew Tour consists of four major, multi-sport events spanning across the country, with a cumulative points system, more than $2 million in event and bonus purses, awarded at year-end based on overall tour standings. The Tour features skateboarding (street and vert) and BMX (park, vert and dirt) along with skateboard bowl, surf and freestyle motocross. At season’s end, the overall points leaders in the five disciplines will be crowned year-end champions and awarded the prestigious Dew Cup. As part of an Alli property, key lifestyle elements complement the competitions at each Tour event including the Festival Village, specialty competitions, and live, cutting-edge music. The Dew Tour is broadcast live on NBC Sports with additional competition and lifestyle broadcasts on MTV, MTV2 and USA. The Dew Tour is also distributed on Fuel TV, Universal HD, and internationally on Eurosport, Fox Australia, Extreme Channel and Allarco Superchannel. The Dew Tour partners include Mountain Dew (tour title sponsor), Toyota, Pantech, Nike 6.0, Ball Park, GoDaddy.com, JC Penney, Mongoose, Sony, Paul Mitchell, PlayStation® and PowerBar. More information can be found at www.Allisports.com.

AlliSports
AlliSports, is an action sports lifestyle brand whose mission is to connect fans with athletes and brands through best in class events, media, and authentic branded products.  AlliSports includes: the Dew Tour, Winter Dew Tour, Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship and the Gatorade Free Flow Tour; Alli Media which creates, produces, and distributes original content; Alli RideShop an online retailer carrying top skate and bmx consumer products; and Alli MotoShop an online retailer carrying top moto consumer products.  AlliSports is owned by NBC Sports.  More information can be found at www.allisports.com.

NBC Sports Group
When the Comcast-NBCUniversal transaction was completed in January of 2011, the broad reach and storied history of NBC Sports united with Comcast’s 24/7 ability to super-serve fans to create the NBC Sports Group. The new sports media company consists of an array of broadcast television, cable television and digital sports assets, including NBC Sports & Olympics, Golf Channel, Versus, 11 SportNets (regional sports networks) and their respective websites. Together, the new combined assets of the NBC Sports Group possess an unparalleled collection of television rights agreements, partnering with some of the most prestigious sports properties in the world: the Olympics, NFL, NHL, PGA TOUR, PGA of America, USGA, IndyCar, Wimbledon, French Open, Tour de France and Kentucky Derby.

About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is a premier destination entertainment resort in Las Vegas, owned by Brookfield Real Estate Finance Fund II, a division of Brookfield Asset Management (NYSE: BAM) and managed by WG-Harmon, LLC, a subsidiary of Warner Gaming, LLC.  Built in 1995, the property completed a $750 million expansion in 2010. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where acts such as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Incubus, Linkin Park, Foo Fighters and The Killers have all performed.  Features of the property include an 11-story Hard Rock Hotel tower with 640 guest rooms, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites and the all-suite HRH Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites; 72,000 square feet of casino space; 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space; more than $3 million in rare music memorabilia throughout the hotel; the luxurious Vanity Nightclub; Reliquary Water Sanctuary & Spa; Reliquary Salon; 4.8 acres of tropical pool paradise; REHAB, the trendsetting Sunday afternoon pool party; The Joint concert venue; Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co.; restaurants including the new 35 Steaks + Martinis, a traditional steakhouse with an edge, casual Italian eatery LTO, world-renowned Nobu, Johnny Smalls, Pink Taco and Mr. Lucky’s 24/7 diner; numerous cocktail lounges; several retail stores; and a state-of-the-art Fitness Center.  For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit www.hardrockhotel.com.

Francesca Basile

Dew Tour Portland / Info / August 11-14

For Immediate Release                                                                                 

PAUL RODRIGUEZ, GREG LUTZKA AND BUCKY LASEK SET TO COMPETE AT DEW TOUR’S PORTLAND INVITATIONAL

AUGUST 11-14 IN PORTLAND, OREGON 

Event to Feature Legends Bowl Jam Friday Night

 

Burr Ridge, Ill. – August 8, 2011 – The Dew Tour takes over the Rose Quarter of Portland, Ore. this weekend for the seventh consecutive year, August 11-14.  The biggest names in skate will be returning to compete in Skate Street, Skate Bowl and the Alli RideShop Legends Jam, a bowl contest exclusive to the Portland stop. 

Skate Street debuts for the season in Portland, with a newly designed concrete course.  Paul Rodriguez will bring his smooth style to the contest, hoping to top Greg Lutzka, whose technical flips and grinds almost won him the 2010 Dew Cup.  Ryan Decenzo is no stranger to success in Portland, winning the 2009 Best Trick contest.  Theotis Beasley, Ronnie Creager, Dennis Busenitz, Clint Peterson and more round out the competition on the street course.

The inaugural season of the Dew Tour’s Skate Bowl competition hits Portland after its huge success in Ocean City.  Not often seen on the skate contest circuit, the full-concrete bowl gives spectators a front row seat to the varials and coping grinds of both well-known names and up-and-coming skaters. The bowl, designed by skate legend Chris Miller, will be the place to witness the new-school style of Pedro Barros, who took home first place honors in July at the first Dew Tour stop, Ben Hatchell and Portland native Kevin Kowalski, as they measure their skills against the experience of Steve Caballero, Andy MacDonald, Bucky Lasek and Lance Mountain.   

In addition to action-packed competitions, Sunday night’s Skate Bowl Final will be preceded by the Alli RideShop Legends Jam, a skate bowl event that promises to bring the big names of old-school skateboarding out to show off the skills that made the sport what it is today.  The weekend will also feature a Friday night concert headlined by Green Label Sound Artist The Cool Kids.  The show will be opened by West Coast rap group Pac Div.   

The complete pre-qualified athlete list for the Portland Invitational is as follows: 

Skate Street

Skate Bowl

Dave Bachinsky

Pedro Barros

Chad Bartie

Steve Caballero

Theotis Beasley

Dalton Dern

Taylor Bingaman

Sandro Dias

Dennis Busenitz

Benjamin Galloway

Ronnie Creager

Rune Glifberg

Ryan Decenzo

Omar Hassan

Danilo De Rosario

Ben Hatchell

Corey Duffel

Kevin Kowalski

Adam Dyet

Bucky Lasek

Peter Eldridge

Andy MacDonald

Sierra Fellers

Josh Mattson

David Gravette

Brad Mcclain

Tyler Hendley

Zach Miller

Jordan Hoffart

Lance Mountain

Timmy Knuth

Nolan Munroe

Greg Lutzka

Michael O’friel

Milton Martinez

Ben Raybourn

Steve Nesser

Tom Schaar

Clint Peterson

Skyler Siljeg

Collin Provost

Alex Sorgente

Rodolfo Ramos

 

Eli Reed

 

Paul Rodriguez

 

Jereme Rogers

 

Mario Saenz

 

Manny Santiago

 

Fabrizio Santos

 

Anthony Schultz

 

Anthony Shetler

 

Darrell Stanton

 

Tosh Townend

 

Chris Troy

 

Tomas Vintr

 

Philippe Zwijsen

 

 

The full schedule of events for the Portland Invitational is as follows:

Thursday, Aug. 11th– Festival Village Opens at 12:00PM

 

11:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Skateboard Street Qualifier

 

2:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Skateboard Bowl Qualifier

 

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

BMX Park Last Chance Qualifier

 

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Skateboard Street Prelim

Friday, Aug. 12th – Festival Village Opens at 12:00PM

 

1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

BMX Dirt Qualifier

 

2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Skateboard Street Semi-Final

 

4:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Skateboard Bowl Semi-Final

 

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

BMX Park Semi-Final

 

9:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Concert

Saturday, Aug. 13th – Festival Village Opens at 11:30AM

 

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

BMX Dirt Semi-Final

 

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Skateboard Street Final

 

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Gatorade Free Flow Tour BMX Dirt Final

 

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Gatorade Free Flow Tour BMX Park Final

 

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

BMX Park Final

     

Sunday, Aug. 14th – Festival Village Opens at 12:00AM

 

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

BMX Dirt Final

 

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Alli RideShop Legends Bowl Jam

 

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Skateboard Bowl Final

     

**Schedule is subject to change. To stay up to date on the action, follow live updates on the Dew Tour.** 

Running through the entire weekend, the Festival Village offers something for everyone attending the Dew Tour.  Visit the Pantech tent to see the latest cell phone features and tag the digital graffiti wall, or get a haircut at Paul Mitchell. The Dew Tour athletes of tomorrow can start practicing at the Camp Woodward mini skatepark.   

Tickets for the Dew Tour Portland Invitational are available through Comcasttix.com, the Rose Quarter Box Office, or by phone at 877.789.ROSE.  Tickets can also be purchased at allisports.com/dew-tour.  Action Zone passes cost $100 and include priority reserved seating, Dew Tour swag, athlete autograph sessions, merchandise discounts and Pepsi product.  Reserved tickets are $35 and include guaranteed seating at all Dew Tour finals events. A Grounds Pass will allow you access to the Festival Village and competition viewing as capacity allows, for the price of $15.  Thursday’s Qualifier contests and Festival Village are open to the public for free, with purchase of a Friday, Saturday or Sunday ticket. 

Visit the Dew Tour Facebook page at facebook.com/thedewtour and follow @thedewtour on Twitter for up-to-the-minute information on the latest Dew Tour action.  

The complete 2011 Dew Tour schedule is as follows:  

Event                                       Date                 Location

Pantech Open                          July 21-24         Ocean City, Md. – Ocean City Pier

Portland Invitational                   Aug. 11-14        Portland, Ore. – Rose Quarter               

Toyota Challenge                      Sept. 8-11         Salt Lake City, Utah – EnergySolutions Arena

Dew Tour Championships          Oct. 13-16         Las Vegas, Nev.

 

Entering its seventh year, the top athletes in the world will take part in the 2011 Dew Tour, all competing for the highly coveted Dew Cup that will be awarded at season’s end to champions in each of the five disciplines. The 2010 Dew Cup champions include Chaz Ortiz (skateboard park), Pierre-Luc Gagnon (skate vert), Daniel Dhers (BMX park), Jamie Bestwick (BMX vert) and Brandon Dosch (BMX dirt).

 

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Dew Tour

The Dew Tour consists of four major, multi-sport events spanning across the country, with a cumulative points system, more than $2 million in event and bonus purses, awarded at year-end based on overall tour standings. The Tour features skateboarding (street and vert) and BMX (park, vert and dirt) along with skateboard bowl, surf and freestyle motocross. At season’s end, the overall points leaders in the five disciplines will be crowned year-end champions and awarded the prestigious Dew Cup. As part of an Alli property, key lifestyle elements complement the competitions at each Tour event including the Festival Village, specialty competitions, and live, cutting-edge music. The Dew Tour is broadcast live on NBC Sports with additional competition and lifestyle broadcasts on MTV, MTV2 and USA. The Dew Tour is also distributed on Fuel TV, Universal HD, and internationally on Eurosport, Fox Australia, Extreme Channel and Allarco Superchannel. The Dew Tour partners include Mountain Dew (tour title sponsor), Toyota, Pantech, Nike 6.0, Ball Park, JC Penney, Sony, Paul Mitchell, PlayStation® and PowerBar. More information can be found at www.Allisports.com.


AlliSports

AlliSports, is an action sports lifestyle brand whose mission is to connect fans with athletes and brands through best in class events, media, and authentic branded products.  AlliSports includes: the Dew Tour, Winter Dew Tour, Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship and the Gatorade Free Flow Tour; Alli Media which creates, produces, and distributes original content; Alli RideShop an online retailer carrying top skate and bmx consumer products; and Alli MotoShop an online retailer carrying top moto consumer products.  AlliSports is owned by NBC Sports.  More information can be found at www.allisports.com.

NBC Sports Group

When the Comcast-NBCUniversal transaction was completed in January of 2011, the broad reach and storied history of NBC Sports united with Comcast’s 24/7 ability to super-serve fans to create the NBC Sports Group. The new sports media company consists of an array of broadcast television, cable television and digital sports assets, including NBC Sports & Olympics, Golf Channel, Versus, 11 SportNets (regional sports networks) and their respective websites. Together, the new combined assets of the NBC Sports Group possess an unparalleled collection of television rights agreements, partnering with some of the most prestigious sports properties in the world: the Olympics, NFL, NHL, PGA TOUR, PGA of America, USGA, IndyCar, Wimbledon, French Open, Tour de France and Kentucky Derby.

 

 

For further information:

Alli, Alliance of Action Sports

Colleen Hillgard: (630) 908.6334

colleenhillgard@allisports.com

 

Mfa

Carolyn Conners: (212) 561.6459

cconners@mfaltd.com

Pedro goes bowling on the beach.

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Pedro Barros-winner

 Pedro Barros had the fire in his eyes as he destroyed the bowl contest at the Pantech Open in Ocean City, Maryland. Maryland native Bucky Lasek took second and Ben Hatchell rounded out the podium, both with strong showings. History was made as this was was the first contest thrown in a temporary, portable cement bowl, the first of it’s kind ever built. Portable bowl on the beach kind of sounds like– outhouse –but this bowl was absolutely not a piece of crap. Everyone of the skaters that I talked to,  said it was fun to ride. Steve Caballero was raving about the bowl and talking about how great this event is for the new generation of skaters. Even the event itself was fun. Often, ‘Made for TV’ skateboard events feel more like being in a prison than going skateboarding, with someone always yelling at you, telling you were can’t be and so on.

Bucky Lasek- 2nd place

Ben Hatchell-3rd place

The vibe on the deck in Ocean City was much more– dare we say– fun? Maybe the good bowl vibes spread through the security and all the camera people or there were conscious decisions made to make it more like a really fun skateboard event. While the skateboarders and hot skate action were definitely the stars of the show, the bowl itself, the vibe on the deck and the fact that it was a little cooler definitely contributed to a good time overall. 

Andy Macdonald- 4th place

Nolan Munroe-5th place

The ten skaters were broken down into two groups of 5 and given four 35 second runs with their top two run scores determining the results. This was different than the 15 minute jam sessions they did in qualifying. The top 5 of the 10 were taken and put in a second super jam to determine the final results. Four of the guys, Pedro, Bucky, Andy and Rune also skated in the vert ramp. A few of the guys were talking about the challenges of skating the different transition sizes.

At the beginning of practice it did seem the timing was off for some of the guys skating vert too but these guys are the best in the world and seemed to find their bowl legs. Nolan Munroe made it into the final, his crazy transfer line from shallow to deep, over the hip and into big 540 on the face wall of the deep end definitely did not hurt. Andy MacDonald has a very deep bag of tricks so it’s no surprise that he cracked the top 5. Ben Hatchell went to work on the lip, maybe more so than anyone else in the final, deep end, shallow end, flat wall, corners, he worked the lip with speed and style. The fact that he threw in airs, including padless 540’s in the deep means it’s no surprise he got on the podium.

If you know Bucky Lasek you know he can throw down in a bowl like this. Bucky is so good at these things you pretty much expect him to win. A few bails kept him in second but Bucky is always rad to watch. Pedro went huge, went fast, had the sick transfer lines and threw down multiple 540’s. Pedro won the Pool Party in epic style and had a similar performance in Ocean City. – George Crosland

Thank you to George Crosland for the text & Allisports for the images. Skate- Ozzie

Finals Results

1 Pedro Barros

2 Bucky Lasek

3 Ben Hatchell

4 Andy Macdonald

5 Nolan Munroe

6 Omar Hassan

7 Rune Glifberg

8 Ben Raybourn

9 Benji Galloway

10 Kevin Kowalski

Dew Tour- Surviving the Heat

 

Bucky Lasek- brought his backyard bowl skills to become winner of the semi finals

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Dew Tour Live Webcast – Sat. July 23rd

Dew Tour Live Webcast here on Allisports.com

www.allisports.com/dew-tour/pantech-live

 

click here for an article on yesterdays semi finals- www.concretedisciples.com/feature-skateboarding-articles/item/4339-dew-tour-surviving-the-heat.html

 

 

Dew Tour – Open Qualifier update – Chris Miller

Dew Tour Bowl Update

The open qualifiers went down today and there was some amazing skating that happened. I have to say that I was impressed with the diversity of skating styles and the range of approaches to this bowl. In many ways the judges had a tough job just sorting through this variety. How do you compare the smooth flowing riffs of Tyler Mumma to the youthful back and forth of Steve Pineiro? There’s a lot to admire about both, so hats off to the judges for trying to rank all the skaters who shredded the bowl today at the Dew Tour.

Sandro Dias- utilized every corner – lien transfer

Stevie Caballero- frontside invert through the corner…  GULP!

Dalton Dern-qualified 2nd – 540

Josh Mattson- pop shuv it tail grab

Tom Schaar-  this 11 year old powerhouse pulled a 720

 Having nothing to do with the results, the standouts in my mind were Sandro Dias — who adopted his high – powered big air style to the hips and curves of the bowl very well, Steve Caballero with his classic smooth flow and patented bag of tricks, Josh Mattson with alley – oop front blunts, mini -grom Tom Schaar who did a 720, and Tyler Mumma who did some of the most stylish lines and grinds of all. In the end the results of the open qualifier looked like this:

1       Dias    Sandro
2       Dern    Dalton
3       Mattson Josh
4       Schaar  Tom
5       O’friel Michael
6       Sorgente        Alex
7       Caballero       Steve
8       Kimbel  Willis
9       Blair   Charlie
10      Pineiro Steven
11      Mocquin Guillaume
12      Beckett  Sam
13      Taylor  Adam
14      Horrwarth       Juergen
15      Lorifice        Rob
16      Mumma   Tyler
17      Benoliel        Julien
18      Stafford        Josh
19      Boulanger       Joey
20      Jones   Rodney
21      Wisniewski      Paul
22      Fancher Packy
23      Merlino Mason
24      Harris  Corbin
25      Furlong Anthony

Looking forward to more Dew Tour ripping this weekend– Chris Miller

George Crosland-viewpoint

 

The question of whether we could successfully build a temporary, moveable cement bowl on the beach was answered today. The Dew Tour Pantech Open bowl in Ocean City, Maryland was completed in time for practice and qualifiers to not only go down but go off. The first of it’s kind, since the bowl can be used again, the overall conclusion is that the bowl is rad; designed and built well, smooth flowing and fun. The bowl, designed by Chris Miller, consists of a shallow end that allows for a huge variety of options with pockets, flat wall, corners, and hips. The shallow flows into the deep  which is essentially a square bowl that can be attacked by way of high speed corner carves, halfpipe style back and forth lines or any combination you want. It is not too tight and not too mellow. If you like 15 foot deep Oregon bowls,  it might be too mellow but you get the idea, it’s fun.

Adam Taylor- good to see him back … ripping!

Willis Kimbel- son of legend Curt Kimbel

Despite the hot temperatures, a varied group of skateboarders came out to practice. You had veterans like Bucky Lasek, Omar Hassan and Rune Glifberg ripping along side younger guys like Tom Remillard, Ben Raybourn and Ben Hatchell. Being freshly built, the cement was a bit grippy but everyone got used to it and proceeded to find their lines. Watching the variety of styles out there today was a blast. From the flowing lines of Tyler Mumma to Alex Perelson blasting airs to Ben Raybourn’s trickery, hell everyone was ripping. Those that showed up early got some alone time in the bowl. But with such a big group of guys throwing down, the practice sessions eventually got hectic with the usual two to four guys in the bowl at a time. A few collisions happened at the height of the session but no serious injuries.

Michael O’ Friel- madonna over the hip

As practice ended and qualifiers started, things got way more mellow. There were 6 heats with 4-5 skaters in each heat. Each heat had their own practice session limited to the guys in the heat so they could dial in their runs without the criss – cross crash factor. There were fifteen minute jams &  the guys skated in order. This was the format and it seemed to work out. Of the 28 guys that competed today, 13 got to move on to meet 22 pre -qualified skaters tomorrow. Some of the pre- qualified skaters include Bucky Lasek, Rune Glifberg, Pedro Barros , Alex Perelson and more. Today was great and tomorrow will be better as everyone finds more lines and the pre -qualified guys go to work on the bowl, stay tuned. – George Crosland

Thank you to Chris Miller & George Crosland for the updates. Thank you to Chris Ortiz for the images. Skate- Ozzie

 Click link for Dew finals article- www.concretedisciples.com/feature-skateboarding-articles/item/4342-pedro-goes-bowling-on-the-beach.html

 

 

Dew Tour- update II from Chris Miller

Dew Tour bowl- completed. Take a look at those grind marks…  Oh Yeah!

 

Breaking In The Bowl

Ok, so the consensus is the new Dew Tour bowl is great. But great can still be challenging to figure out and get used to. For me personally that meant taking a tumble on the grippy new concrete and  having to sit out the rest of the session nursing some bruised ribs. Oh well.. I guess you gotta pay to play!

As the day went on more and more lines were found for all. Standouts for the day were Pedro, Omar, Sky, Nolan Monroe and Rune. In the evening, for the final session of day I sat next to Pedro talking about lines while watching Zach Miller and Daniel Cardone skate. As they both started to make it click with very distinct but great styles, I realized the beauty of bowl skating is that every bowl is a unique puzzle with a unique solution for each person who rides it.

I have a feeling tomorrow we will see some guys really open things up. I can’t wait…
Chris Miller

www.concretedisciples.com/feature-skateboarding-articles/item/4321-dew-tour.html

Dew Tour – Update from Chris Miller

Dew Tour Bowl- Ocean City, MD

I just arrived in Ocean City and after nervously anticipating the reality of the Dew Tour Bowl, the nerves are gone and replaced with excitement. It’s amazing looking! Wally Holiday and the crew from Spohn Ranch were just resuming work after a few hours of rain had caused an interruption. There’s no more rain expected, so hopefully by tomorrow morning we will skating this beautiful thing and not just looking! I don’t want to claim too hard, but if it skates as good as it looks, the Dew Tour Bowl might be one of the best ever! I will send an update tomorrow… Chris Miller

www.concretedisciples.com/feature-skateboarding-articles/item/4321-dew-tour.html

Dew Tour

 

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