Recap: Zappos Rideshop $20,000 Double Set Contest

For the past two years, we’ve been taking over Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas for Zappos Rideshop in Las Vegas. This year, Zappos let us have their headquarters for the day where one hour was blocked off for a best trick contest down the never before skated double set out front.

Recap: Zappos Rideshop $20,000 Double Set Contest

Posted by Rob Meronek 7 years ago on April 1st, 2016

For the past two years, we’ve been taking over Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas for Zappos Rideshop in Las Vegas. This year, Zappos let us have their headquarters for the day where one hour was blocked off for a best trick contest down the never before skated double set out front.

$10,000 was put up and it was on. Hopsin then signed up to perform afterwards to complete the big day in Vegas. Just days before the event, Zappos, in purse Las Vegas fashion, double down on the purse. They raised it to $20k! Here’s the list of tricks that went down and who got paid along with some photos below. Top 3 overall were Chris, Yoshi, and Enzo.

  • Kickflip Into Double Set: Jamie Foy$250
  • Switch Backside 180 Into Double Set: Trevor McClung$500
  • Heelflip Into Double Set: Adrian McCoy$500
  • Frontside Flip Into Double Set: Enzo Cautela$500
  • Backside Flip Into Double Set: Chris Joslin$500
  • Switch Heelflip Into Double Set: Nick Merlino$750
  • 360 Flip Into Double Set: Chris Joslin$1000
  • Hardflip Into Double Set: Enzo! Cautela$1000
  • Backside 360 Into Double Set: Chris Joslin$1000
  • Varial Heel Into Double Set: Enzo Cautela$1000
  • Switch Frontside Flip Into Double Set: Antonio Durao$1250
  • Backside Bigspin Into Double Set: Josh Baldwin$1250
  • Ghetto Bird Into Double Set: Chris Joslin$1500
  • Laser Flip Into Double Set: Yoshi Tanenbaum$1500
  • Late Shove Into Double Set: Frank Decker$1250
  • Big Flip Into Double Set: Yoshi Tanenbaum$1500
  • Switch Front 180 Into Double Set: Cyril Jackson$250
  • Bigger Flip Into Double Set: Chris Joslin$500
Zappos Rideshop - Hopsin and Clem
Ryan Clements Photo

Hopsin and Clem deciding what tricks they want to do before the Contest.

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Zappos Rideshop - Hopsin Skating

Hopsin even had some time to skate with the kids before the Best Trick and the concert.

Zappos Rideshop - The Calm

The calm before the storm.

Zappos Rideshop - Courtyard Skating

Kids were skating everything in the court yard at the Zappos HQ.

Zappos Rideshop - Tent City

Tent city was busy all day long.

Zappos Rideshop - Spank

Spank was hooking up sheets of grip all day with some rad stencils.

Zappos Rideshop - Toddlers Rip

She said she had some tricks for the double set, but I think the contest was past her bed time because she never showed up.

Zappos Rideshop - SOTY
Wes Kremer Photo

There were a few SOTY's in the building for the contest.

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Zappos Rideshop - Snapchat
Chris Cole Photo

Chris Cole took over the Zappos Snapchat for the day.

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Zappos Rideshop - Security
Chris Cole Photo

He also almost got kicked out of the Contest for not having the proper credentials.

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Zappos Rideshop - Setup

Right before things got real.

Zappos Rideshop - 360 Flip
Chris Joslin Photo

First trick was this second try 3 flip from Chris Joslin.

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Zappos Rideshop - Switch Back 180
Trevor McClung Photo

Trevor McClung, switch back 180 with ease.

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Zappos Rideshop - Kickflip
Jamie Foy Photo

Looks like Pinch God Jamie Foy has a nice kick flip as well.

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Zappos Rideshop - Hardflip
Enzo Cautela Photo

Enzo destroyed this double set. This hard flip is just a little taste of it.

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Zappos Rideshop - Fakie Flip
Jamie Foy Photo

Foy got chunked on a fakie flip attempt.

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Zappos Rideshop - Bondo
Ryan Clements Photo

If it breaks, the Boardr Boys can fix it.

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Zappos Rideshop - Ghetto Bird
Chris Joslin Photo

This ghetto bird from Chris Joslin never even crossed anyone's mind as a possible trick down the Zappos double set.

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Zappos Rideshop - Switch Frontside Flip
Antonio Durao Photo

Antonio Durao took home a cool $1,250 for making this switch frontside flip.

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Zappos Rideshop - Late Shuv

Frank Decker brought the weird and took home a little cash for this ollie late shuv.

Zappos Rideshop - Power
Casey Wayne Photo

It took a little power to get the landing back into place.

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Zappos Rideshop - Frontside Flip
Enzo Cautela Photo

Enzo taking home some more cash with this front side flip.

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Zappos Rideshop - Big Flip
Yoshi Tanenbaum Photo

Yoshi Tanenbaum sending a perfect big flip.

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Zappos Rideshop - Backside Bigspin
Josh Baldwin Photo

Josh Baldwin scooped up a little cash with this backside bigspin.

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Zappos Rideshop - Switch Heel
Nick Merlino Photo

Nick Merlino, switch heel for the crowd.

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Zappos Rideshop - Bigger Flip
Chris Joslin Photo

Chris Joslin shut it down with this bigger flip.

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Zappos Rideshop - Done

And that's all for the skateboarding on to the Awards.

Zappos Rideshop - Winners
Chris Joslin Photo

The overall winners were Chris Joslin in first, Yoshi Tanenbaum in second, and Enzo taking home third place.

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Zappos Rideshop - Fans

Hopsin in a sea of fans.

Zappos Rideshop - Crowd

If black hit half as hard as the Hopsin show I would be few hundred bucks richer.

Zappos Rideshop - Wrapped

That's all folks. Thanks to everyone who made the jump and thanks to Zappos for letting us take over your offices for the day and night.

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