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Shredding Guangzhou, China with the Plan B crew & Grizzly riders: Ryan Sheckler & Torey Pudwill – no tour stops, no signings, just finding spots in the streets including giant sculptures that look like they were made for skating. Then it’s time for a good night sleep?
Derived from the German adjective Klug (meaning “clever”), Red Bull Kluge combines complex machinery patched together with the energy and prowess of world-class athletes, to see what happens when physics gets physical.
Sean MacCormac (Skydiver), Joey Brezinski (Skateboarder), Rickie Fowler (Golfer), Danny MacAskill (Trials Biker), Ryan Sheckler (Skateboarder), Drew Bezanson (BMX Rider), Bryce Menzies (Off-Road Truck Racer), Rhys Millen (Drifter), Robbie Maddison (Freestyle Motocross Rider), Lolo Jones (Hurdler), Pat Moore (Snowboarder)
Quick Clip of Ryan Sheckler during the practice session for Street League Kansas City. The LIVE webcast of the Qualifier on www.streetleague.com on May 18th and then tune into ESPN2 at 6PM EST to see the Finals all the way LIVE!
Street League is back. All the way LIVE from The Sprint Center Arena in Kansas City, MO May 19th — 9PM ET on ESPN2.
For more information and tickets for the 2012 Street League DC Pro Tour Fueled by Monster Energy please visit www.streetleague.com
The 2012 Street League DC Pro Tour Fueled by Monster Energy kicks off in just 9 days with the first stop returning to Kansas City, MO. Kansas City may not be a new destination for Street League but fans of Street League can expect some new faces and format changes for 2012 to be rolled out at the Sprint Center. In addition to the 6 new pros that will be joining the League there are also some new format changes and as a result, a new course layout that are being implemented for the 2012 series.
The first and probably biggest format change for 2012 is the “Run Section” which will consist of the pros having a 45 second open run on the entire course in which to put together their best line or combination of tricks. This will allow for much more open, flowing and creative skating on each course. When asked about the new Run Section in an ESPN.go interview, Street League founder Rob Dyrdek was quoted as saying, “Flowing is the soul of skateboarding; we tried it without flow and it doesn’t feel good.” Also new will be the format of the Big Section, the pros will be given 6 attempts on the Big Section and only their top 4 scores will be counted. This system will allow for even harder, more amazing tricks to go down at each stop of the series.
As in years past, Day 1 of each stop will be a Preliminary Qualifying day where all 24 pros will compete for a spot in the Finals. The pros will be broken up into four heats of 6 skaters each for Qualifying. However, this year the Qualifying will consist of 2 sections as opposed to the usual 3. The new “Run Section” where each skater will be given two 45 second runs. The highest of the 2 scores will be counted for each pro. Next will the “Big Section”, where each pro will have 6 attempts and their top 4 scores will be counted. The single Run Section score and the 4 Big Section scores are combined to determine an overall score. The 5 pros with the highest overall scores will go directly to the Finals. Pros in 6-12th places at the end of Qualifying will go to the Semifinals which will take place the on Day 2 before the Finals.
Day 2 will begin with the Semifinals which will be one heat of 7 skaters, those who qualified ranked 6-12 in Qualifying. The Semifinals will consist of one 45 second Run Section attempt. The 3 pros with the highest scores move on to the Finals. The remaining 4 are eliminated.
The Finals in 2012 will consist of 8 pros as opposed to 2011 where 10 pros skated. These top 8 pros will skate all 3 sections of the course, the Run Section, Best Trick Section and the Big Section. In the Run Section each skater will be given Two 45 second runs, the highest single score will be counted. The pro with the lowest score at the end of the Run Section will be eliminated. Next up is the Best Trick Section which will be very similar to 2011, 5 attempts and the highest single score counts for each pro. The difference this year is that for the Best Trick Section the pros can skate anywhere on the course excluding the Big Section. This one score is combined with each pro’s Run Section score and the top 6 move on to the Big Section. In the Big Section each pro will be given 6 attempts and their 4 highest scores will be counted. The pros’ Final score will consist of their top Run Section score plus their top Best Trick Section score plus their top 4 Big Section score. The skater with the highest cumulative score will be the winner.
The addition of the Run Section for 2012 has lead to Street League and California Skateparks changing the way courses and individual obstacles are designed. In years past Street League course designs have been one directional and divided in to “lanes”. For 2012 every course design will feature more obstacles and will be skatable in several different directions and styles. On the brand new Kansas City design this can be most easily seen in the large center piece of course. This new design approach will allow the pros to skate continuous lines through the course to put together their 45 second runs as well accommodate the more open format in the Best Trick section. This year the pros will have more opportunity to determine their own unique lines through each course instead of being funneled down individual lanes like in the past. These new format changes and course layouts will provide a better opportunity for each skater’s creativity and individual style to shine through which will make for an over all more exciting contest series.
It’s not just skateboarding at Tampa Pro. You’ve already seen plenty of that anyway. In this episode of SPoT Life, we have some behind the scenes stuff and all the other side antics that go on during the weekend, like the parties, the free tattoos, the madness of Lil Wayne showing up and everything we had to do to accommodate, and more. What a weekend! Let’s do it again soon!
Travel the world with the infamous Skatepark of Tampa crew including Brian Schaefer, Ryan Clements, and Rob Meronek as they host events, contests, and more with all of today’s top professional skateboarders.
Song- “Max Can’t Surf”
Song- “No Waves”
Artist -Shake Before Us
Song – “Devil May Care”
Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor heckler will ever keep Mr. Ryan Sheckler from the swift completion of his appointed session. Ever. Designed and tested by Ryan, the Sheckler 6 offers full width and ample support for all of your onboard duties. Where you gonna go?
Street League Skateboarding has announced the 2012 schedule for the DC Pro Tour fueled by Monster Energy. Tickets for the 2012 season will go on sale April 2nd at www.streetleague.com. The series will be available live on ESPN2, ESPN3, Street League’s official facebook page, and distributed to over 198 countries via the ESPN Family of Channels.
“Joey Brezinski takes Jojo’s Tweets on the road once again, heading to Nebraska to hit the streets and help homeless folk out with a few daily essentials. Joey meets up with NE native son Mike Smith to distribute aid as a part of the non-profit Skate for Change, then they all head to a skatepark for a signing and demo to launch the initiative. Plus Ryan Sheckler was there!”
Sean Malto, Takes Gold at Street League.
Beware of the Bear
Grizzly Griptape reporting live from X-games 17 with Sean Malto , Chaz Ortiz, & Ryan Sheckler.
Street League presents the post contest press conference for Stop 3 of the Street League DC Pro Tour Fueled by Monster Energy in Glendale, Arizona hosted by Torey Pudwill and presented by Grizzly Grip. Click HERE to watch.
Video Source: Youtube – Streetleague