Recap: Grind for Life at New Smyrna Presented by adidas

It was another nice Florida weekend of skateboarding from literally all ages and skills. From 7-year-olds to 53-year-olds and everyone in between, men and women included, everyone ripped. Thanks for coming out to another one. With HiDefJoe on the west coast working on other projects, filmer intern Nate took over on this one and has the video recap along with some photos.

Recap: Grind for Life at New Smyrna Presented by adidas

Posted by Rob Meronek 6 years ago on April 1st, 2015

It was another nice Florida weekend of skateboarding from literally all ages and skills. From 7-year-olds to 53-year-olds and everyone in between, men and women included, everyone ripped. Thanks for coming out to another one. With HiDefJoe on the west coast working on other projects, filmer intern Nate took over on this one and has the video recap along with some photos.Check full results here.

Photography

Demarion and Chief Dai Dai at GFL New Smyrna
Demarion Bailey Photo

Demarion and his homie Chief Dai Dai, baby rhyme sayer. Thanks for coming to your first Grind for Life Contest.

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The Scene at GFL New Smyrna

You can tell the street section here at New Smyrna is a product of the early 2000's. Everyone makes it work.

Blunt Nosegrab at GFL New Smyrna

The classic tyke move in the younger divisions, the blunt nosegrab.

Bradley Freeman at GFL New Smyrna

Bradley Freeman has a nice frontside ollie.

Feeble in the Shade at GFL New Smyrna
Elijah Allred AKA Allshred Photo

Elijah Allred on a feeble in the shade.

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Justin Ryan at GFL New Smyrna
Justin Ryan Photo

Justin Ryan putting in the numbers.

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Golfer Scotty at GFL New Smyrna
Scotty Conley aka The Body Photo

Body has his golf kit on for the big tournament on the greens this weekend.

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Harry Kickflipping at GFL New Smyrna
Harry Fredlund Photo

Harry Fredlund kickflipping up.

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Back Smith at GFL New Smyrna
Elijah Allred AKA Allshred Photo

Elijah Allred, back smith.

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Big Ollie at GFL New Smyrna
Harry Fredlund Photo

Harry goes in from the top.

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Felipe Duarte Boardslide at GFL New Smyrna
Felipe Duarte Photo

Felipe Duarte on a boardslide with Jaws tongue out.

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Raffle Line at GFL New Smyrna

Mike has a lineup for that product wheel.

Z-Flex Always Radical at GFL New Smyrna
Preston Arey Photo

Preston Arey gets the Z-Flex Always Radical Award at this stop.

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9 and Under Street Winners at GFL New Smyrna 2015
Dane Dowding Photo

9 and Under Street Winners.

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Welcome to Skateboarding at GFL New Smyrna 2015
Travis Miller Photo

Travis Miller just started skating six months ago and is hooked. His family is backing that and brings him to contests like GFL today. Travis ended up getting second in 9 and Under. Welcome to skateboarding, Miller family.

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Street 10 to 12 Winners at GFL New Smyrna 2015
Elijah Allred AKA Allshred Photo

Street 10 to 12 Winners.

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Street 13 to 15 Winners at GFL New Smyrna 2015
Keenan Lewis Photo

Street 13 to 15 Winners.

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Street Girls Winners at GFL New Smyrna 2015
Meagan Guy Photo

There was a mixup in Girls results where the Jam order was read rather than the actual results. Sorry about that! We quickly informed everyone and set it straight.

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Trophies at GFL New Smyrna 2015

When we sent the text for the trophy plates, New Smyrna was spelled correctly. They came back to us with it spelled wrong. I guess copy and paste lessons are in order at the trophy company. Thanks Indy for making the deck/truck trophies from used boards, many of them from us and friends that skated them in Tampa.

Brandon Yarborough at GFL New Smyrna 2015
Brandon Yarborough Photo

Brandon Yarborough, finger flip lein to tail.

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Back Lip at GFL New Smyrna 2015
Richard Hatten Photo

Richard Hatten, backside lipslide.

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Kickfip Back Lip at GFL New Smyrna 2015
AJ Dall Photo

AJ won practice at this one. That's a kickflip back lip newspaper photo style.

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Cute Overdose at GFL New Smyrna 2015

OMG cute overdose on the sidelines.

Tent City at GFL New Smyrna 2015

Tent city.

Front Rock at GFL New Smyrna 2015
Mike Rogers Photo

Mike's main move.

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Flick from the Skies at GFL New Smyrna 2015
AJ Dall Photo

AJ, flick from the sky.

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Free Week at Woodward at GFL New Smyrna 2015
Elijah Allred AKA Allshred Photo

Elijah Allred won the free week at Woodward Skate Camp!

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16 to 29 Winners at GFL New Smyrna 2015
Richard Hatten Photo

Street 16 to 29 Winners.

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Street 30 and Up Winners at GFL New Smyrna 2015
Tony Walsh Photo

Street 30 and Up Winners.

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Street Sponsored Winners at GFL New Smyrna 2015
Jake Ilardi Photo

Street Sponsored Winners.

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That Grip Tape at GFL New Smyrna 2015
Early Boggs Photo

Are you looking at Early's grip tape or that stinkbug?

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Eddie Frontside Grinds at GFL New Smyrna 2015
Eddie Castro Photo

Eddie Castro goes for the cover in the deep end. We can't have a sideways format magazine, though.

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Handplant at GFL New Smyrna 2015
Jake Yanko Photo

Jake Yanko on a handplant.

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The Boardr Bus at GFL New Smyrna 2015
Boardr Bus Photo

The Boardr Bus vs the Red Bull rig. We could put that Mini in the back!

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Boardslide at GFL New Smyrna 2015
Roman Hager Photo

Roman on a boardslide, undeployed Golden Parachute.

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Calf Tats at GFL New Smyrna 2015
Ben Andrews Photo

The Editor has Ben on his second cover.

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Lenny Byrd at GFL New Smyrna 2015
Lenny Byrd Photo

This is not Lenny's first published frontside grind. He had one in a Thrasher calendar way back before he turned 51.

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The Mag Cover at GFL New Smyrna 2015
Tony Walsh Photo

From the microphone commentary, The Editor understands that Tony's energy drink is ranch dressing.

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FS Air at GFL New Smyrna 2015
Lenny Byrd Photo

Lenny on a stinker.

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Tony Back D at New Smyrna 2015
Tony Walsh Photo

Tony yanked this backside disaster in.

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Frontside Ollie at New Smyrna 2015
Jimmy Marcus aka The Greek Photo

The Greek on a frontside ollie from shallow to deep.

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Frontside Air Poach at New Smyrna 2015
Tony Walsh Photo

I'm poaching the bandana bandit's angle.

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Frontside 50-50 at New Smyrna 2015
Mike Rogers Photo

Mike on a frontside 50-50.

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Backside Air at New Smyrna 2015
Jake Ilardi Photo

Jake on a backside air.

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Frontside Invert at New Smyrna 2015
Nick Wallace Photo

Nick on a frontside invert.

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Bull Worthy Award at New Smyrna 2015
Brandon Yarborough Photo

Brandon got the Red Bull Bull Worthy award along with a crispy Benjamin.

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Bowl 9 and Under Winners at New Smyrna 2015
Xavier Schwarz Photo

Bowl 9 and Under Winners.

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Bowl 10 to 12 Winners at New Smyrna 2015
Connor Lerian Photo

Bowl 10 to 12 Winners.

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Bowl 13 to 39 Winners at New Smyrna 2015
William Austin Photo

Bowl 13 to 39 Winners.

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Bowl Girls Winners at New Smyrna 2015
Autumn Tust Photo

Bowl Girls Winners.

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Bowl 40 to 49 Winners at New Smyrna 2015
Tony Walsh Photo

Bowl 40 to 49 Winners.

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Bowl 60 and Up Winners at New Smyrna 2015
Lenny Byrd Photo

Bowl 50 and Up Winners. There's 206 years of skateboarding in this photo.

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Bowl Sponsored Winners at New Smyrna 2015
Jack Winburn Photo

Bowl Sponsored Winners.

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