Recap: adidas Skate Copa Global Finals at The Berrics

Posted by Rob Meronek on Friday, September 25, 2015

The second year of adidas Skate Copa just wrapped up, this year with five extra international stops making 10 total shop teams that all came to Los Angeles for the Global Finals at The Berrics. 3rd Lair destroyed it this year. After that amazing day of ripping skating, A$AP Ferg came and did a show that blew everyone away before calling it a night.

Since we created the series back then, 249 shops and 1,021 skaters on those teams have ripped at 15 stops, including five new global ones in 2015. Seeing the power and influence that local shops around the world still have in these big time days of modern skateboarding is a beautiful thing. If you think skateboarding is at all ruined, you are paying attention to the wrong things.

The Berrics Recap Video

Custom jerseys were made for every shop in the Finals.
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Chris Pierre abs distract you from the hurricane.
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Porpe preparing for his big swith ollie challenge at Wheelie Dope where he claimed to make it up the Courthouse Stage. This one's regular. He ended up making it and taking $300. Yeah, Jorge!
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Trophy gawkers. That thing was designed by Gonz!
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Pregame sweats.
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Some gangster ass Prom chaperones right there.
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I hope you got some interview time in with Tim.
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Leo's here because he won a trip to the Finals from adidas.
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The teenie boppers in LA sure are different then that rest of the world.
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Sinclair shows you how to get in the judging zone, kicked back with no shoes.
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Rep your land.
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DJ Flight Captain sending jams into the air.
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Thanks for coming, y'all!
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It was a ripping club scene at times.
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Your hosts' jaws were dropping at the ripping.
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Outside in the courtyard, it's selfie time.
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A custom version of The Boardr Live ™, our live and instant scoring system, runs adidas Skate Copa. It's being broadcasted on the walls at The Berrics. I thought it was just going to be on small TV monitors. Would have designed the screens a bit different with bigger numbers, etc. Next time.
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Supportive parents filled the crowd. That's Chase's mom.
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Corey Millett, nollie backside overcrook.
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Jonathon Reese, nollie flip.
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The crowd got crowded.
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Standing room only.
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You know what the red card means?
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A closer look at that Gonz trophy.
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Tanner VanVark, fakie back lip.
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Tanner VanVark, frontside 360.
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Tanner VanVark, switch noseblunt.
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Did I mention the trophy? People are creepin.
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Congrats to Homage for 3rd Place.
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3rd Lair wins it!
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Yep, Tanner should be holding that trophy.
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Wait, what did Seu win? Ha, we're all celebrating.
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The crew on top.
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The hypebeast in me had to snap the Yeezy Boosts that were on Ferg's DJ's feet. Where's Piro to destroy these?
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Somewhere in that crowd is A$AP Ferg.
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What a way to end the night. Thanks to everyone that was involved in adidas Skate Copa this year!
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