Recap: adidas Skate Copa at Los Angeles and Finals at The Berrics

Last weekend was a busy one for The Boardr. Rob and Paul Zitzer were in Vancouver running the Van Doren Invitational, while the rest of the crew was in Los Angeles at The Berrics for adidas Skate Copa West Coast Regionals and Finals.

Recap: adidas Skate Copa at Los Angeles and Finals at The Berrics

Posted by Jorge Angel aka Porpe 7 years ago on July 4th, 2014

Last weekend was a busy one for The Boardr. Rob and Paul Zitzer were in Vancouver running the Van Doren Invitational, while the rest of the crew was in Los Angeles at The Berrics for adidas Skate Copa West Coast Regionals and Finals. Joe's got footage of a nice lurk through hosted by Scotty The Body and Tim O'Connor and I've got photos below. Catch the full skate edits on The Berrics site soon.

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Bill Cosby in the LA Airport
Scotty Conley aka The Body Photo

We didn’t even realize Bill Cosby was on our flight from Tampa to Los Angeles. The Body had to get the creeper style photo.

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PizzaNista in Los Angeles

First stop was PizzaNista. We were hoping for a SOTY spotting of Salman Agah. We got some good pizza, but no SOTY spotting.

Christian Dufrene Hardflip at adidas Skate Copa The Berrics
Christian Dufrene Photo

Christian Dufrene was one of the first skaters to arrive from Rukus Skate Shop who qualified for Finals. Here is a hardflip.

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The Crowd at adidas Skate Copa Berrics

There was a nice little crowd for the adidas Skate Copa West Coast Regionals.

Leaderboard Screen at adidas Skate Copa Berrics

At each one of our stops we had a screen showing live score updates using The Boardr Live. Santa Cruz Boardroom was stoked to see that after their jam they were sitting in 1st Place.

DJ Swiss Dreads at adidas Skate Copa Berrics
Vern Laird Photo

Vern Laird is an ATV of skateboarding jobs. When he isn’t managing a team, filming, or announcing, he is DJ Swiss Dreads.

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Video Coverage at adidas Skate Copa Berrics

Video coverage of adidas Skate Copa West Coast Regionals and Finals will be provided by The Berrics. We will let you know when they are up. They got all the angles.

Vincent Nava at adidas Skate Copa Berrics
Vincent Nava Photo

Vincent Nava is a little dude with big tricks representing Mainline Skate Shop. Here is a perfect front blunt shuv down the big rail.

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Vincent Nava KF FB at adidas Skate Copa Berrics
Vincent Nava Photo

Here is another big trick from the little dude. Vincent Nava had no problem with this kickflip frontboard.

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Oscar Meza at adidas Skate Copa Berrics
Oscar Meza Photo

Oscar Meza was also representing Mainline. Here he has the big heel down the 10 stair.

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JP Souza at adidas Skate Copa Berrics
JP Souza Photo

JP Souza representing Long Beach Skate with a nollie heel noseslide.

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Jack's Garage at adidas Skate Copa Berrics
Franky Villani Photo

Jack’s Garage consisting of Franky Villani, Trevor McClung, Austin Flood, and Trent McClung battled it out against Active Ride Shop in Finals of the West Coast Regionals.

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Franky Villani Hurricane at adidas Skate Copa Berrics
Franky Villani Photo

Franky Villani from Jack’s Garage with a hurricane down the rail.

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Austin Flood at adidas Skate Copa Berrics
Austin Flood Photo

Austin Flood with a kickflip back tail down the hubba for Jack’s Garage.

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Trevor McClung at adidas Skate Copa Berrics
Trevor McClung Photo

This is probably the hardest trick I saw all weekend. Trevor McClung with a switch backside 360 down the 10 stairs.

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Jordan Hoffart at adidas Skate Copa Berrics
Jordan Hoffart Photo

Active Ride Shop used the one pro skater per team rule properly by having Jordan Hoffart on the team. This laserflip helped the team get to the Finals the next day.

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Jordan Hoffart Tailslide at adidas Skate Copa Berrics
Jordan Hoffart Photo

Jordan Hoffart is always going as he would like to say it, “Hoff.” Here is a monster tailslide to switch manny.

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Tre Williams at adidas Skate Copa Berrics
Tre Williams Photo

Tre Williams representing Active Ride Shop helped his team get to the Finals with this nollie frontside feeble.

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Active Ride Wins at adidas Skate Copa Berrics

Active Ride Shop took the win at adidas Skate Copa West Coast Regionals.

Rob at adidas Skate Copa Berrics
Rob Meronek Photo

Come to find out Rob was at The Berrics, and not in Vancouver running Van Doren Invitational.

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Billy Rohan at adidas Skate Copa Berrics
Billy Rohan Photo

Billy Rohan made it all the way to The Berrics from New York with the rest of the Labor squad. He had the best headshot of the weekend.

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HiDefJoe Ollie at adidas Skate Copa Berrics
Joe Pelham aka HiDefJoe Photo

The next day after the West Coast Regionals, The Berrics was under transformation for the adidas Skate Copa Finals. HiDefJoe has an ollie over the hydrant.

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The Body at Work at adidas Skate Copa Berrics
Scotty Conley aka The Body Photo

There was elaborate introductions for each of the shops that made it into the adidas Skate Copa Finals. Body being the one of the Masters of Ceremonies, he had to come up with material to introduce each team. He did not disappoint.

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Tyrone Olson and John Montesi at adidas Skate Copa Berrics
John Montesi Photo

Tyrone Olson and John Montessi were in attendance to see the Finals.

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Trophy at adidas Skate Copa Berrics

This is probably the best trophy in all of sports. This is the adidas Skate Copa Trophy designed by the legend himself, Mark Gonzales.

Announcers at adidas Skate Copa Berrics
Ryan Clements Photo

The commissioner of adidas Skate Copa, Ryan Clements, in between the master of ceremonies, Tim O’Connor and Scotty “The Body” Conley.

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Lighting at adidas Skate Copa Berrics

The lighting for the kickoff of the Finals was insane.

Dennis Busenitz at adidas Skate Copa Berrics
Dennis Busenitz Photo

There was a Dennis Busenitz sighting.

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3rd Lair at adidas Skate Copa Berrics
Cody Davis MN Photo

3rd Lair was hyped to find out that they made it to the Final round to compete against Active Ride Shop to win the first ever adidas Skate Copa.

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Cool Guys at adidas Skate Copa Berrics
Silas Baxter-Neal Photo

The cool kids got good seats for the Finals.

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Tanner VanVark at adidas Skate Copa Berrics
Tanner Van Vark Photo

Tanner VanVark from 3rd Lair with a wallride down the 10 stair.

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Skin Phillips at adidas Skate Copa LA

This sexy beast is no other than Skin Phillips. If you don’t know who this guys is, go do your homework.

Cody Davis at adidas Skate Copa Berrics
Cody Davis MN Photo

Cody Davis catching a kickflip 50-50 on the gap to ledge.

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Tre Williams BSNB at adidas Skate Copa Berrics
Tre Williams Photo

Tre Williams with a backside noseblunt down the 10 stair rail.

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Jordan Hoffart Big Heel at adidas Skate Copa Berrics
Jordan Hoffart Photo

Jordan Hoffart with a big heel boardslide down the 10 stair.

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Tre Williams N F Crook at adidas Skate Copa Berrics
Tre Williams Photo

Tre Williams with a nollie front crook down the 10 stair rail.

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Chris Joslin at adidas Skate Copa Berrics
Chris Joslin Photo

Chris Joslin can huck. He was finding the biggest gaps on the course and throwing down the hardest flip tricks down it. Here is a cab flip down the 10 stair.

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Silas Baxter-Neal at adidas Skate Copa Berrics
Silas Baxter-Neal Photo

Silas Baxter Neal about to present the trophy to the winner.

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Active Wins the FInals at adidas Skate Copa Berrics

It wasn’t even close. These dudes killed it. Congrats to Active Ride Shop for winning the very first adidas Skate Copa.

Pusha T at adidas Skate Copa Berrics
Jorge Angel aka Porpe Photo

After it was all over there was a special guest appearance by Pusha T. I had to get a photo for meandporpe.com.

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Pusha T Performs at adidas Skate Copa Berrics

Pusha T’s performance was epic to say the least.

Pusha T and HiDefJoe at adidas Skate Copa Berrics
Joe Pelham aka HiDefJoe Photo

HiDefJoe got the lurk photo with Pusha T. He should have a behind the scenes edit up soon.

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Chris Brown at adidas Skate Copa Berrics
Jorge Angel aka Porpe Photo

Did I mention that Chris Brown also made a guest appearance and did a song with Pusha T. You know I had to get a photo.

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Body Fancy Noseslide at adidas Skate Copa Berrics
Scotty Conley aka The Body Photo

At the end of the night Body had to get a photo doing a trick with the tux on. Thank you adidas and The Berrics for being amazing partners in making the adidas Skate Copa a reality. Looking forward to doing this again next year.

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