Recap: adidas Skate Copa at Chicago

Congrats to 3rd Lair for winning it in the final bracket today. They're going all expenses paid to The Berrics for the Finals. Our video and photo recap is here.

Recap: adidas Skate Copa at Chicago

Posted by Rob Meronek 8 years ago on June 6th, 2014

Congrats to 3rd Lair for winning it in the final bracket today. They're going all expenses paid to The Berrics for the Finals. Our photos and video recap is below.

We had some time to push around the city of Chicago before getting to work on adidas Skate Copa this weekend. I think they call it the murder capital because of the traffic. Other than that, this town is a great one. Our adventure told through snapshots as usual is below.

Chicago Airport Skateboard Spot

The first thing you see when you land at the airport are rows and rows of these fun structures. They're standing by with cuffs waiting if you mess with those skate stoppers, though.

Chicago Foosball
Jorge Angel aka Porpe Photo

Some early morning recreational activity before hitting the wood and wheels. HiDefJoe, Scotty, and I flew out at 5:30am Tampa time and landed in Chicago before most people go to work in the morning.

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Chicago Hostel Coffee

At this hotel we're in, you either get a candy ring or a cup of coffee for morning potlock.

Chicago Skateboard Tourists

We're off on a fun push through the city on our own with no locals to guide us. Sometimes it turns out really fun that way.

Chicago USA Soccer Fans
Jorge Angel aka Porpe Photo

There's a USA soccer game today and downtown Chicago is looking crazy American right now. Well, so is Porpe.

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Chicago Theater Skateboard Tourists

Every big city has one of these.

Chicago Fog at Trump Tower

The fog here is erie in the mornings then clears to low hanging clouds that cover up the tops of the buildings.

Chicago Tourism Reflector Thing

How can you not go to this thing in Chicago?

Chicago Tourism Reflector Thing Underneath

Underneath is good and trippy.

Chicago Tourism Reflector Thing Truffle Shuffle
Scotty Conley aka The Body Photo

A quick Truffle Shuffle in the funhouse mirror and we're out.

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Chicago Tourism Married With Children Fountain

The Married with Children fountain is here. Ask Body about his first try 13 stair across and down hubba 50-50 that went undocumented here.

Prope Bank Carve in Chicago
Jorge Angel aka Porpe Photo

Pause for a quick Porpe carve.

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Scotty Conley Chicago Twister
Scotty Conley aka The Body Photo

Body's got a twister for the Subway entrance.

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HiDefJoe Super Mario Pipe Carve in Chicago
Joe Pelham aka HiDefJoe Photo

HiDefJoe goes up and around the Super Mario Brothers pipe.

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Porpe Chill Cam in Chicago
Jorge Angel aka Porpe Photo

Porpe's chill cam points up like a tourist.

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Foot Fetish in Chicago

Damn, we're all running the same foot. Thanks adidas!

Porpe Switch Ollies a Fire Hydrant in Chicago
Jorge Angel aka Porpe Photo

The fire hydrants are all pint sized like this here. Porpe has a switch ollie for America over this one.

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Scotty Conley Ollies a Fire Hydrant in Chicago
Scotty Conley aka The Body Photo

Chicago may be the only city where Body is snapping them over the hydrants on every corner.

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Porpe Kicking Children Out in Chicago

Porpe's about to bust up these kids' playground.

Porpe Wallride in Chicago
Jorge Angel aka Porpe Photo

Porpe wallrides right into the Farmer's Market.

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Skate Stoppers in Chicago

Serious skate stoppers dropped in at this spot.

Skate Break on the River in Chicago

A mid-day skate break at a river spot with buckets of sauce.

Flashing Nipples in Chicago
Scotty Conley aka The Body Photo

Body solicits reactions from passerby cruise patrons. That hairy nipple provides hours of entertainment like this.

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Jigsaw Ledge in Chicago

This ledge has been jigsaw puzzled a bit. Interesting how some of the blocks are backwards and out of place.

Skateboarding in Chicago

One of the best things about a new city is pushing through the streets.

HiDefJoe Front Board in Chicago
Joe Pelham aka HiDefJoe Photo

Hotel security here asked us if we're with Red Bull while skating this spot. You tell them what they want to hear and you can get a trick in like HiDefJoe here.

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Rob Meronek Caveman Boardslide in Chicago
Rob Meronek Photo

With there being no run-up on this manageable sized rail for an old guy, it's a good excuse to go caveman.

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Fog Downtown in Chicago

The afternoon fog is coming in along with a steep drop in temperatures.

Ratchets in Chicago

You know the story behind this photo if you're watching our Story on The Boardr Snap Chat. Check the video on our Instagram, too.

Porpe Frontside Noseslide in Chicago
Jorge Angel aka Porpe Photo

Porpe didn't have time to make this frontside noseslide before we got the boot because, according to those hood women, we are black.

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Looking Up in Chicago

You spend a lot of time looking up here.

Ryan Clements Seawall Carve in Chicago
Ryan Clements Photo

We made it to the seawall! Everyone's got to get a carve. Clements goes slash style over the 'safe' part.

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Seawall Skateboard Death in Chicago

If you fall in this, it's probably best to just be left here. I'd want someone to just throw in a tombstone after me and call it a life. Done.

Rob Meronek Seawall Carve in Chicago
Rob Meronek Photo

I have to get my own safety carve in at the seawall.

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Ryan Frontside Seawall Carve in Chicago
Ryan Clements Photo

Ryan's got a frontside one. That fog to nowhere is insane.

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HiDefJoe Seawall Carve in Chicago
Joe Pelham aka HiDefJoe Photo

HiDefJoe takes a break from goalie duty for a backside one into the mist.

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Porpe Seawall Carve in Chicago
Jorge Angel aka Porpe Photo

Porpe went over that thing, came out with speed, separated from his board towards the edge, and lost his board when HiDefJoe had to make the fast decision to either save his board or save Porpe from going in. Good call on saving Porpe.

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Porpe Seawall Lost Skateboard in Chicago
Jorge Angel aka Porpe Photo

I wonder how many boards are in that water with Porpe's?

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Southside Skatepark in Chicago

Now we're at Southside hoping the locals accept us into their playground.

Southside Skatepark Backside Powerslide in Chicago
Ryan Clements Photo

The basic backside powerslide is something I never really mastered.

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Southside Skatepark Kickflip in Chicago
Joe Pelham aka HiDefJoe Photo

HiDefJoe on a kickflip from high to low bank.

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Naked Working at adidas Skate Copa
Scotty Conley aka The Body Photo

Now it's time to get to work. When you have to wake up and be at work at 6am, there's no time for getting dressed.

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PVC Skateboarding

This thing is apparently a relic from a recent rollerblade contest. Have you been skating long enough to ever have had your trucks hit PVC?

adidas Skate Copa Chicago Crowd

Thanks for lurking, ya'll.

Cotie Robinson at adidas Skate Copa
Cotie Robinson Photo

Cotie Robinson is here from Louisville with Galaxie on a backside tailslide for Team Handsome flow.

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Jonathon Reese at adidas Skate Copa
Jonathon Reese Photo

Jonathon Reese is front feebling straight to The Berrics with 3rd Lair.

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Joe Lanenga 360 Flip at adidas Skate Copa
Joe Lanenga Photo

Joe Lanenga was the old guy on Premier but contributing to the scoreboard with young guy tricks.

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Girls at a Skateboard Contest at adidas Skate Copa

It's always nice to see some girls at the skateboard shindig mixed into the crowd. Thanks for coming, ladies.

Body and Tim O'Connor at adidas Skate Copa Chicago
Tim O'Connor Photo

The commentary was from Body and Tim was super as usual. Thanks for the laughs. Check our Story on Snap Chat for some samples.

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Nestor Judkins and Kevin Lowry in Chicago
Nestor Judkins Photo

Watch for Nestor Judkins and Kevin Lowry on The Berrics edits they're doing that document the weekend in Chicago.

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Benny Fairfax and Nakel Smith in Chicago
Na-Kel Smith Photo

Benny Fairfax and Nakel Smith hanging out in Chicago.

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Leaderboard Lurkers at adidas Skate Copa

Learderboard lurkers checking the live digits updates.

Adam Kearley at adidas Skate Copa Chicago
Adam Kearley Photo

Pause for a gear check with Adam Kearley, your sound server for the day.

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Chicago Motorcycle

I have a bike but I don't know anything about them and have only ridden my own. I have to ask other people if certain bikes are cool or not. This is cool, right? I don't know, but I want to ride it. I feel like I'm the longboarder of motorcycle riders.

Cody Davis Noseslide at adidas Skate Copa Chicago
Cody Davis MN Photo

Wow, Cody Davis did this noseslide multiple times in the Finals brackets. In the last one, he did a frontside 50-50 on the other side.

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Mark from 3rd Lair at adidas Skate Copa Chicago

Mark from 3rd Lair knows how to enjoy a skateboard shindig.

Front Board Kickflip Out at adidas Skate Copa Chicago
Edgar Armenta Photo

Edgar Armenta is kickflipping out of this front board like Chris Haslam.

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Mark Davenport at adidas Skate Copa Chicago
Mark Davenport Photo

Mark Davenport is one of the special awards at this stop. Burnouts Rule!

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3rd Lair Wins adidas Skate Copa Chicago

Congrats again to the 3rd Lair crew.

Premier Gets Second at adidas Skate Copa Chicago

Premier made it to the last bracket to get 2nd today. Thanks again to everyone that was in this stop at adidas Skate Copa.

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