Fresh off the Powley Press…
This years UK Independent Vert Series kicked off with it’s first ever Scottish leg at The Space in North Berwick. Unbelievably there’s not been a vert ramp in Scotland since The Church in Glasgow (which is probably before most of you started skating) so this was a fairly historic event!
It was good to see such a fine turnout of Scottish heads but maximum respect has to go to Sam Bosworth and his Dad though for making the long trek up from Cornwall.
The ramp is easily the smallest vert ramp on the series, reminiscent of many of the iconic 80’s vert ramps. Sean Goff should have been right at home but even he admitted to not being into to start with. The natives however attacked it like they always attack anything – padless (on the whole) and at full speed! Ruari, Kerr, Paris and Colin Adam were all absolutely ripping and it was a pleasure to see.
The comp itself was as mellow as these things normally are, just jam format with everyone having a laugh and dishing out the abuse/encouragement. Sean seemed to adapt to the ramp better than any of the other visitors and walked away victorious! Not sure there’s many people who’ve won comps in their 40’s, fair play, he seemed pretty stoked on it! Crowd pleaser Sam Bosworth came in second with his reckless approach and all the rest of the results are below.
On a side note: North Berwick is a beautiful place. The park is a lot of fun. I reckon you could pretty much camp up anywhere round there or there’s a cheap caravan site and loads of hotels. It’s a perfect place for a road trip, you should go.
Massive thanks as usual to the sponsors: Monster Energy, Skullcandy, Flip, Vans, Bondi Beer, Indy, Santa Cruz, OJ wheels, Pro Tec and Tech Deck
And also – Chris Simpson, Ali Menzies, Skateboard Scotland, Zander for the edit, Zee for the pics and all at The Space.
Please feel free to join us for the next one and Mt Hawke – Sunday 20th May
Enough of my chat, see for yourself, watch the clip:
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1. Sean Goff
2. Sam Bosworth
3. Matty Carlisle
4. Reiss Johnson
5. Colin Adam
7. Jimmy Langran
10. Colin Taylor
B Group –
3. Colin Taylor
5= Kerr/Jon Nixon
7. Keith Melia
10. Lyndon Scorer
11. Ali Bongo