Nike SB Barcelona Am
Crowd photo: Maksim K
The sea breeze off the Mediterranean did little to cool down the finals of the Nike SB Barcelona AM at Skate Agora.
Qualified amateur riders from the heats and semis took to the park from early afternoon to lock down lines and tricks in order to try and scoop part of the €10,000 prize money and a ticket to the Nike SB Berlin Open for the ultimate super final winner.
Taking to the course in groups of 3, the level of speed and technicality was raised to another level from the off. Robin Bolian tore around the park on a mission eating up the end quarter pipe, Marek Zaprazny nollie bs flip down the stairs, nollie front heel over the bump to bump and Phil Zwijsen took an incredible 2 and a half minute run with no falls that still wasn’t good enough in the judge's eyes to put him in the top 3 for the Super Final.
Phil Zwijsen - Photo: Veldman
The super final saw Gard Hvaara, Jorge Simoes and Gustavo Ribeiro go head to head in what turned out to be rail and stair battle, which was ultimately taken by
Simoes helped by a 180 switch-crook and backside over crook down the rail.
Jorge Simoes - Photo: Veldman
Before prize giving the best trick saw traditional hammers and no hopers being thrown down the stairs, ledge and rail in the Best Trick.
Results there were as follows:
1st Ivan Monteiro 360 flip (turning with it) to lipslide on the rail.
2nd Egor Kaldikov Fakie tre backlip
3rd Richard Tury Nollie bigflip boardslide
Egor Kaldivov - Photo: Veldman
Top 3 Super Final
1st Jorge Simoes (Portugal)
2nd Gustavo Ribeiro (Portugal)
3rd Gard Hvaara (Norway)
Overview photo: Maksim K
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