Recap: adidas Skate Copa at Austin

Congrats Rukus on taking it at the Austin stop of adidas Skate Copa. They've got all expenses paid on a trip to the Finals at The Berrics. HiDefJoe's got his video coverage recap here and I've got a few photos for you.

Recap: adidas Skate Copa at Austin

Posted by Rob Meronek 7 years ago on June 6th, 2014

Congrats Rukus on taking it at the Austin stop of adidas Skate Copa. They've got all expenses paid on a trip to the Finals at The Berrics. HiDefJoe has his video recap here. Check brackets results here and individual results here.

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HiDefJoe and Pal in Austin
Joe Pelham aka HiDefJoe Photo

We used airbnb.com to find a place to stay in Austin for part of this week. The owner's dog chills with us in this nice two room guest house that we're stacked in.

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House Park in Austin is Lit

We're on site at 6am to set up banners and stickers as usual. Cool that this amazing park is also lit up, too.

Elias Bingham, Jason Rothmeyer, and Mike Sinclair
Elias Bingham Photo

Elias, Rothmeyer, and Sinclair make their plans to put numbers down.

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Free adidas Shoes at Skate Copa Austin

I hope you got your footwear upgrade from the adidas tent.

Brett Heinis Frontside Bluntslide at Skate Copa Austin
Brett Heinis Photo

Brett Heinis frontside bluntslides the big rail for 5-0 Skate Shop.

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Sergio Ledezma Switch Frontside Bigspin at Skate Copa Austin
Sergio Ledezma Photo

Sergio Ledezma has a pretty tight rollaway from this switch frontside 360 for the Fast Forward team.

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Matt Irving Gear Check at Skate Copa Austin

Pause for a gear check with Matt Irving. He's putting together the Skate Copa edits you'll see on The Berrics that include street missions, a closer look at the Contest, and other things going on over the weekend at each stop.

Porpe and DJ AK at Skate Copa Austin
Jorge Angel aka Porpe Photo

Porpe has his Music Coach hat on for DJ AK making him run a little bit overboard on the OF at times.

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Kingpinz Crew at Skate Copa Austin

The Kingpinz crew checking the stats leaderboard after sweating it out in their jam. You know what, I should brag more about how I can make computers do just about anything. Here's a stab at it: So, adidas mentions about a week before the event that a leaderboard with updates on contest progress and scores shown on an HD monitor on site would be nice. Any other production company would throw up arms or at least a huge bill and get pissy. I just sat down, dorked off spitting out some computer code, and there you have it. It's done and just added as icing to the cake of top quality service you get from The Boardr. Okay, bragging done, for now.

Tyler Tutaj at Skate Copa Austin
Tyler Tutaj Photo

Tyler Tutaj rides for No-Comply. Can you stomp a nollie backside flip any more perfect than that?

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The Crowd at Skate Copa Austin

There seems to be a lot more smokers in the crowds here. Maybe it's a Texas thing.

Max Taylor at Skate Copa Austin
Max Taylor Photo

Max Taylor with a frontside bluntslide for the No Comply team.

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Simon Bingham at Skate Copa Austin
Simon Bingham Photo

At 37, Simon is the optional old guy on the No Comply team, skating like a young guy.

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Garrett Young Frontside Bluntslide at Skate Copa Austin
Garrett Young Photo

Garrett Young contributed the most to Rukus making it all the way to the end. That's a frontside bluntslide.

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Garrett Young Frontside Noseblunt at Skate Copa Austin
Garrett Young Photo

Garrett Young - frontside noseblunt slide.

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Christian Dufrene Backside 360 at Skate Copa Austin
Christian Dufrene Photo

Did Christian catch his hat? Check the sequence on the backside 360.

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Product Toss at Skate Copa Austin
Pete Eldridge Photo

Did you come up on a Skate Copa shirt? Maybe you caught one from Pete Eldridge up there.

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BLX Skate Shop at Skate Copa Austin

Thanks to BLX for coming all the way from Tucson. They got a special award for that.

Garrett Young Special Award at Skate Copa Austin
Garrett Young Photo

Garrett's special award was Keeps a Lickin' and Keeps on Tickin'. Some of those slams he took were pretty harsh before he got back up to make his trick.

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Rukus Wins at Skate Copa Austin

We'll see the whole Rukus crew at The Berrics for the Finals. Congrats, dudes.

Open Best Trick at Skate Copa Austin

The open Best Trick was a frenzy as usual.

Jereme Knibbs at Skate Copa Austin
Jereme Knibbs Photo

Jereme wasn't in the contest, but since Best Trick at each stop is open to anyone who wants to skate it, he got this switch crooks to forward in there.

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Jereme Knibbs Cash In at Skate Copa Austin
Jorge Angel aka Porpe Photo

We've got some cash at each stop for Best Trick. Jereme got his. Porpe probably got some of Jereme's on a sketchy street agency type deal or something. Thanks everyone for being part of another Skate Copa stop.

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Spicy Pickle in Austin, Texas
Garrett Young Photo

Locals finish off a hard day skating with a spicy pickle.

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Food Trucks in Austin, Texas

Food trucks are the norm here. Thanks No-Comply Skate Shop for hooking up Fork in the Road for everyone after the Contest.

Ryan Clements and Elias Bingham at No-Comply
Elias Bingham Photo

With a 3am wake up call to get home the next morning, we had to skip the late night after-party, but Porpe stayed out all night and made his mark. Thanks Elias for hosting and having your crew in the Contest.

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