What's up guys! It's Sir 2BLACK here to refresh your headpieces with the day 2 highlights! Alright where to start?
By: Keith "TooBlackTooBe" White
There was the fight at the beginning of the day between Billy Rohan (who was supposed to host) and one of the finalists SEXGOAT. All I can say is that I've never seen someone get flipped so many times. During the open skate, The good sirs over at The Great Frog Motorcycle Club had a wall-ride contest for 50 bucks, and local Tre Truck skater Bogdan K took it home. But Enough of that, lets get to the Nike Presents: Battle for the Streets FINALS!
As always the young dunnies ("dunny" meaning kids btw) started the finals off and just like yesterday, the tricks were being thrown down the double-set and the rail, but on a bigger level. The judges had a lot on their hands too, considering that this was the first tier of riders and had to go through 3 more comps of pure steez.
The second tier in the finals (16-18) was reminiscent of an all out brawl (minus the actual fighting). I've never seen these kids go that hard normally when they skate, but it was like as if they were possessed by the spirit of Keenan Milton (RIP). Frontside bluntslides down the ledge, flipping into grinds down the rail, and even straight flipping down the stairs, which in my opinion, killed it the hardest. The final contest consisted of the 18 and up/sponsored kids. They went hard in the paint too, but only few murdered the whole park. Once again the pens scratched the hell out of that paper, and the deliberations for the winners were more heated and intense but the results were decided. Congrats to WINNERS and are as so.
15 AND UNDER
1ST BRANDON JOHNSON
2ND RICHARD CARERRA
3RD EMMANUEL HESH BARCO
2ND COREY AKA SLACKTRAP
3RD NO ONE KNEW HIS NAME BUT WE CALLED HIM ENGINE ENGINE NUMBER 9
18 & UP /SPONSORED
1ST PIRO SIERRA
2ND LEO HEINERT
3RD CHEETO OLAY
After all the prizes and cash were handed to the winners, Brooklyns own FLATBUSH ZOMBIES came to the skatepark to tear it up. Before they even started performing, multitudes of fans proceded to whip out joints, blunts, and whatever else they had, spark them and hand them to Sir Meech, Jewice, and Erick Arc Elliot. The entire skatepark was swamped with fans and thick with smoke. Playing tracks like "Thug Waffles" and "YBA" I'm surprised that nobody was seriously hurt! After the trillest set of the day, it was time to close the skate park and retire to watch Janelle Monae play. And to sweeten the deal even more, SKATEBOARD P (Pharell Williams) HIMSELF WAS THERE TO INTRODUCE HER OUT TO THE STAGE. The best/saddest part of the festival was when TV on The Radio came to the stage, because we all knew that this was the end of the festival. It took a hurricane, and a year of planning to make sure this year was pulled off successfully and I it most certainly was.
Once again thanks to AFROPUNK, @NIKE, @VITAMINWATER, @POPCHIPS, @ALEXCORPORAN, @MIGHTYHEALTHYNYC, @TRETRUCK AND THE ENTIRE NEW YORK CITY SKATEBOARDING COMMUNITY FOR COMING OUT AND HOLDING IT DOWN WITH US!
SEE YOU ALL NEXT YEAR!