Shred Shop’s King Of Pop

It was an off weekend at Smagical Acres, which simply means that there is no race.  The crew put the weekend off to good use by stacking a bunch of footage and taking a trip down to Chicago for the Shred Shop’s “King of Pop” skateboard contest.  

Check out the Shred Shop if your ever in northern Illinois

Check out the Shred Shop if your ever in northern Illinois

 

 The event was a high ollie contest.  The rules are simple, clear the bar as it raises a few inches each time.  Even though Phil hadn’t been skateboarding much lately, he figured his snowskate ollie skills should transfer over…wrong!  He cleared the first 5 or 6 heights with ease and made it into the top 5.  

 

Phil clears the early heights like an ostrich

Phil clears the early heights like an oestrich

 

 

Each competitor that made the top 5 now got three attempts at each height.  Phil seemed to hit the wall at 34 inches, missing his first 2 attempts.  On his 3rd he cleared the bar, landed, but as he was riding away his legs gave out from sheer exhaustion and he slowly fell backwards, keeping his feet on the board till the bitter end.  One of the judges yelled, “Count it!”, but the others weren’t so easily swayed, and put an end of Phil’s quest of becoming the “King of Pop”. Phil finished 4th.  Local ripper Pete Grannis then took control of the contest and went on the take the victory.

 

Pete Grannis stretches over the bar for the win

Pete Grannis stretches over the bar for the win

 

The winner with his Michael Jackson glove trophy

The winner with his Michael Jackson glove trophy

 After the high ollie contest was over, the Shred Shop guys decided on another competition.  The next comp was the “hippy jump.”  This meant that skaters had to jump off of their boards and over the bar, with their boards rolling under.  Although it was more of a spur of the moment, for-fun contest, the competitors still stepped it up.

 

The "Hippy Jump" perfected

The "Hippy Jump" perfected

 After the event was over, everyone was treated to some free hot dogs, courtesy of Ball Park.  The winner received his prizes, including his copy of “Smagical Adventure 2”, and everyone was welcomed to keep skating as long as they wanted.  With that, the goat van left Chicago and headed back to Wisconsin in search of some dirt to shred.

 

Free food makes any event a success

Free food makes any event a success

One Response to “Shred Shop’s King Of Pop”

  1. Uncle Circe says:

    And you lame-o’s didn’t bring me a Ball Park hot dog or two over when you stopped by?

    All I got was a freakin’ sticker. I got hosed.

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