Vert World Championships in Nanjing, China

Posted by Rob Meronek on Friday, September 8, 2017

Our crew is in Nanjing helping to run the Vert World Championships. Some of the best in the world for both men and women's vert skating are here. We had some time to hit the streets on the side, too. Thanks World Skate for having us. Check some photos below. Check Start Lists and results as they come in.

Arianna's taking this frontside air to disaster.
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Poppy is here with backside airs over the dome.
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Interesting scene here.
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Not used to seeing a padded up Ivan on the vert ramp.
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The remnants of the 2014 Youth Olympic Games buildings.
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DJ Vern and that skate songs playlist.
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Still one of my favorite vert skaters after all these years. Rune is here killing it.
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We are having a good time playing skateboarding here.
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Official.
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Looks good, but the concrete and ground is like a freshly drained pool, all chalky and weird.
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Frontside ollie from a new international homie. Can't remember the name.
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The international representation here is deep.
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FIRS does a lot of things on wheels.
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Meeting time!
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The Contest Director tells them what's up.
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I didn't know Jason had such good public speaking skills.
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Now we're on a 6am street mission before work checking the hazy sunrise over the river. We are all up super early with this jet lag 12 hour time difference.
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A bunch of Miagi's crackin' whips on tops as some form of exercise in the morning.
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Dylan snaps over a nice mellow upledge we found surrounded by that good Chinese ground.
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Body with the fakie nosegrind.
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Chinese chill out.
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Pushing along the hazy river.
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It's either a cane pole or a giant chopstick.
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Would you put your kids in that ball pit?
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Dylan joins the local workforce.
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Complicated boxing bag.
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Stopping by the local market for a bit.
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The corner store.
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Preparing such legit gyozas.
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Riverside morning exercises.
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Blew it on the focus for Dylan's album cover photo.
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An early morning dance party.
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I love how toddlers and babies roll on scooters here.
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When you have dinner at a local wealthy dude's house, this is what you do when you're in the bathroom.
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And here's a sample of the wealthy dinner. It was off the charts.
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Some parts of skateboarding are changing. If you don't like it, just don't look, and don't whine.
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Doris just started skating last month and can drop in on vert. How quickly did you learn to skate?
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The scene on the sidelines.
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Amar Hadid is here representing Australia.
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Amelia was out there drying off the ramp and amped to skate.
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Amelia, andrect.
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Poppy kicking a foot off an invert.
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Oakley on a backside air. He's out here in China helping to teach some skateboarding.
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Ivan on a one foot alley oop.
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Amelia and her fellow Polish teammates.
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The Chinese version of 4:20.
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Run has some Chinese fans.
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Rune on a back smith over the bell.
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The judges hired by FIRS.
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Paul Luc floats a backside nosegrab.
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Jocke is killing it making 40 the new 20.
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Ivan has those vert 540's on lock.
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Austin floats a frontside ollie.
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Poppy on the top podium.
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Clay on the top podium for men.
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The media hype! Thanks to all the good people we worked with for having us out here to help with the event. We had a great time!
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