Recap: Kimberley Diamond Cup in South Africa

Posted by Rob Meronek on Friday, October 9, 2015

All them #BoardrBoys are in South Africa for Kimberley Diamond Cup where the World Championships in Street, Vert, and Women's are going down with our help in running things.

Waiting impatiently to get in.
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Ryan gives up his shoes to a local.
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Pamela, thanks for skating and ripping all these events we do.
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Aura's going to backside 180 out of this nosegrind.
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Lacey's about to nollie heel out of his nose manny.
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Kat on a frontside nosegrind.
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Some of the best girls in the world right here.
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Davatta won her way in through the South African Women's event.
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Meanwhile, Andy Mac is flipping out at Vert practice.
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Leticia with big spans down the block.
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Alexis has a nicely caught flick down the big set.
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Leticia on a lipslide.
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Paco from Mexico was non-stop working.
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Media frenzy.
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Congrats, Alexis!
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Nuge was here for some skate rock and ripping. That's a front shuv 50-50.
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Over at the Vert Contest, the Editor has writer's block for cover commentary.
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Jimmy closing in on a backside disaster.
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Congrats, Jimmy!
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Now it's time for dinner in the courtyard.
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The scene at the courtyard.
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That is one giant mini-ramp.
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Pause for a SnapChat Story update.
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The lion visit log.
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We were lucky enough to arrive at lunchtime.
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Rowan is prepared with his safari lid.
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That's a little close, right?
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Willis gets close with a chilling ostrich.
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DeLa is humbled by the raw power you feel when you see these lions.
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Don't gamble in Africa, there's too many cheetas.
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Tom gets friendly with a cub.
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Lions and selfie sticks go hand in hand.
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JT and a REAL lion.
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Paco's still working.
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Good thing he's already had lunch.
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Lion meets dolphin.
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Body for lunch.
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If Shaqueefa had ads.
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Blair, don't get your shutter finger bit off.
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Monkey business.
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Body and Mos Def's daughter share a moment.
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The other side of a group photo.
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Porpe brought a big case of gear to give away at a Best Trick Contest on the sideshow park. Kids were hyped.
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Pop shuv tail grabs still exist.
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Crazy flick.
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Nice local frontside flip.
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Keep ripping through the harsh dust storms with this headgear.
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Porpe's Best Trick is going off.
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Pause to check the fashion.
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The camera dude is watching Rugby undercover.
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Luan on a BSNB.
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Vincent on a frontside bluntslide.
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Local Double D!
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Tommy kickflips into a crooked grind.
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Luan whips a 360 flip into a noseslide.
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Yoshi is going to backside flip out of this frontside bluntslide.
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Your hosts Tim and Body.
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Nyjah on a kickflip 5-0.
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Tommy, KFFSNG.
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Champagne flies.
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The tradition of confetti cannons at awards ceremonies has begun.
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Congrats, Nyjah!
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