Photo and Video Recap: Zappos Rideshop Series in Las Vegas

Photo and Video Recap: Zappos Rideshop Series in Las Vegas

Posted by Rob Meronek on Saturday, May 17, 2014

Wow, what a great night that just went down here in Las Vegas where two city blocks were shut down for a ripping skateboarding contest. Check the results here. Congrats to Evan Smith for that insane line you see in this video. I've got a full camera dump for you here, including this blunt fakie ollie impossible out that I've never seen before. Damn, Reggie!

Evan's Winning Run

Full Edit and Video Recap


The Morning of a Skateboarding Contest in Vegas
Our day starts at 6am loading ramps onto a truck to take them down the street to the Contest site. Profile:
HiDefJoe Artsy Filming in Vegas
HiDefJoe looking like he's getting artsy. Profile: Joe Pelham aka HiDefJoe
Pharmacy Board Shop Crew in Vegas
There's no way we could have done this without the support of the entire Pharmacy crew here. Profile:
7am Beer in Vegas
Just before 7am, this dude strolls up for some conversation. With that tall can of sauce at this time, I know I was guilty of some pre-judgements on him. He turned out to be an interesting dude, simply on his way to go have breakfast with a friend. Profile: Ryan Clements
Las Vegas Old Downtown Sign Palms
The neon signs and palms trees go nicely togehter. Profile:
Joe Pelham Huge in Las Vegas
The world's largest pint is no match for HiDefJoe's size. Profile: Joe Pelham aka HiDefJoe
Dennis Busenitz Las Vegas Kickflip
It's tough taking photos in this harsh sunlight mixed with half shade, but Dennis Busenitz's kickflips still look good even though I can't figure out my camera in this situation. Profile: Dennis Busenitz
Micky Papa Fans in Las Vegas
These kids stopped Micky Papa for an autograph and photo so I had to jump in and do the same. Profile: Micky Papa
Tyson Bowerbank with Strip Ladies in Las Vegas
When two random ladies like this walk by, you have to stop and get a photo. Tyson Bowerbank looks like a classic Vegas tourist now. Profile: Tyson Bowerbank
Jon Sciano with Strip Ladies in Las Vegas
I brought the peacocks on the ramps to spice up a few skate photos. That's Jon on a back smith. Profile: Jon Sciano
Paul Hart With Strip Ladies in Las Vegas
Paul Hart backside tailslides for the Vegas ladies. Profile: Paul Hart
Taking Back Sunday Autograph Line in Las Vegas
Meanwhile, the line for Taking Back Sunday autographs is growing beyond the block size. Profile:
Spank Grip Tape Art in Las Vegas
Spank had kids lined up for his dressed up grip tape pieces. Profile:
David Bachinsky in Las Vegas Mountain Dew Winner
David Bachinsky was the judges' choice for winning a year's supply of Mountain Dew and a wildcard invite to Dew Tour Portland Best Trick. We'll be there. More on that later. Profile: David Bachinsky
The Lineup at Zappos Rideshop Series Las Vegas
What a line-up of pros and ams. How many do you recognize? Profile:
Billy Marks Tuck Knee in Las Vegas
Billy Marks is taking this tuck knee right to the tables after this. Profile: Billy Marks
Jovahn Bergeron on the Mic at Zappos Rideshop Series
Jovahn Bergeron paired up with Dune on the mic was a nice combo. Profile: Jovahn Bergeron
Dennis Busenitz Kickflip at Zappos Rideshop Series
Another Busenitz kickflip? Sure. Profile: Dennis Busenitz
Specators at Zappos Rideshop Series
Everyone seemed to have a tall can in their hands. Profile:
Kenny Anderson at Zappos Rideshop Series
Kenny Anderon's judging and using The Boardr Live, our live and instant scoring system powering the back end of all our events. Profile: Kenny Anderson
Evan Smith Gets Chips at Zappos Rideshop Series
I wonder if anyone just cashed in their chips they got for ripping tricks instead of going for it on the tables? Profile: Evan Smith
Jamie Thomas at Zappos Rideshop Series
It was nice to see Jamie Thomas take a few runs in the Contest today. Profile: Jamie Thomas
The Scene at Zappos Rideshop Series
The scene here was so good. Profile:
Micky Papa Chips at Zappos Rideshop Series
Micky Papa probably took his bonus chips to the tables. Profile: Micky Papa
Braydon and Kenny Vegas Locals
Braydon and Kenny, Vegas locals and OG's. Profile: Braydon Szafranski
Mark Appleyard at Zappos Rideshop Series
All the homies are high fiving and hyped on Mark Appleyard skating in it. Profile: Mark Appleyard
Adam Dyet Kickflip Meron at Vegas
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Adam Dyet has his classic kickflip Meron here. Profile: Adam Dyet
Evan Smith Wallie at Vegas
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We're not even done with construction and Evan Smith is already here finding creative ways to run the course while there's no crowd yet. Profile: Evan Smith
Reggie Kelly Blunt Ollie Impossible Fakie
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Wow, I've never seen that one before. When someone told me Reggie Kelly was doing blunt ollie impossible out to fakie, I couldn't even picture it. Look how wrapped that is, too. Yeah, Reggie! Profile: Reggie Kelly
Tristan Funkhouse 360 Rock and Roll
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I'm looking forward to seeing more of Tristan Funkhouser at the X Games Am we're running in Austin, Texas. More on that later, too. Profile: Tristan Funkhouser aka TFunk
Sebo Walker 360 Flip in Las Vegas
Sebo Walker drops a 360 flip out of the bottom of the martini glass. Profile: Sebo Walker
Oscar Meza Frontside Flips in Vegas
Oscar Meza has a frontside flip and a martini. Profile: Oscar Meza
Tony Cervantes in Las Vegas
It's been a while since we've seen Tony Cervantes skating in a contest. He's got that same side tweak on the Meron grab that he's always had. Profile: Tony Cervantes
Clint Peterson Touchscreen DJ
Clint Peterson touched on your old school skate video sounds for this event. Profile: Clint Peterson
Evan Smith's Velvet Painting
Evan Smith won it and goes home with this Elvis velvet painting, among other things. Profile: Evan Smith
Evan Smith, Tommy Fynn, and Sebo Walker in Vegas
Thanks everyone for ripping and making it a fun one today. Profile:
The Cortez Hotel in Vegas
Right after the Contest ended, the locals got to skate the ramps while Taking Back Sunday played in front of the El Cortez hotel. The crowd is getting thick. Profile:
Taking Back Sunday at Zappos Rideshop in Vegas
Only in Vegas can a show go down like this. There were just four cops on the scene and no meathead security guards needed. Everything went smooth as baby butt, event with open containers and alcohol flowing everywhere. Imagine that. Don't stronghold restrict people and things work out fine. Profile:
Clements and Joe at Zappos Rideshop in Vegas
Clements and HiDefJoe are working on their video edit of the event now. Profile: Ryan Clements
Justin Strubing at The Griffin in Las Vegas
Over at The Griffin, I found plenty of pro skateboarder livers soaking in booze. Justin Strubing was happy and sauced up. Profile: Justin Strubing
Braydon, Clint, and Paul in The Griffin
Strubing has my camera now and is blowing up the flash in everyone's face. Profile: Paul Shier
Strubing's Blurry Party Photos in Vegas
Focus is hard when you're drunk, both mentally and camera-wise. Justin's still got the camera. Profile:
Jimmy Cao at The Griffin in Las Vegas
Jimmy Cao, I hope you got dealt that hand at the blackjack tables. Strubing shot a nice one here. Profile: Jimmy Cao
Ryan Clements and Rob Meronek in Las Vegas
Thanks Clements for a mountain of legwork and details management to make this event go smooth and fun. Thanks Strubing for the party photos. Thanks Zappos for having us. Thanks Vegas for the good times. Let's get everyone together and do this again soon! Profile: Rob Meronek

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