Recap: adidas Skate Copa at New York City

adidas Skate Copa NYC Regionals are a wrap. Check the Qualifiers Results here and the Finals brackets progress below. Congrats to the Labor Skate Shop crew that gets an all expenses paid trip to The Berrics for the Finals in July. Next stop for adidas Skate Copa is Atlanta on May 31. I've got some photos for you here and HiDefJoe has the video recap below.

Recap: adidas Skate Copa at New York City

Posted by Rob Meronek 8 years ago on April 5th, 2014

adidas Skate Copa NYC Regionals are a wrap. Check the Qualifiers Results here and the Finals brackets progress below. Congrats to the Labor Skate Shop crew that gets an all expenses paid trip to The Berrics for the Finals in July. Next stop for adidas Skate Copa is Atlanta on May 31. I've got some photos for you here and HiDefJoe has the video recap below.

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Rodrigo TX Nollie Backside Flip NYC
Rodrigo Teixeira Photo

Rodrigo is here with the adidas team warming up at LES before they hit the streets. Check the sequence of this bolts nollie backside flip.

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Rodrigo TX Nollie Frontside Flip NYC
Rodrigo Teixeira Photo

Rodrigo's got it bolts both ways. What do you say? Nollie frontside flip or nollie half Cab flip? I say nollie half Cab flip to give Cab the credit.

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New York City Parking Ticket

What would you guess a New York City parking ticket is? It's more than an American skateboard deck in Europe. Porpe landed us this orange flag here.

New York City Billy Rohan
Billy Rohan Photo

It's always nice to catch up and have a chat with Billy Rohan.

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New York City Coffee Break

Coffee break.

New York City Architecture

Staring up like a tourist.

Jascha Muller from adidas Ollie

Jascha Muller looks like he's just sitting on that dude's head.

Connor Champion in New York City
Connor Champion Photo

Connor Champion, connoisseur of fine hip hop sounds.

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Andrew Valencia Front Bluntslide
Andrew Valencia Photo

Andrew Valencia front bluntslides for Belief Skate Shop.

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Ryan Clements Burning Ritual
Ryan Clements Photo

A friend of ours told us about this burning ritual where you write down your biggest goals for the future, then set them on fire. Clements is giving it a try. I wonder if it will work. We'll check back here in about five years and we'll see.

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The Boardr Wristbands

Today I put my first wristband from The Boardr on someone in our event. Aww, another baby milestone for us.

adidas Skate Copa NYC Setup

We're on site at 7am and working around the rain.

adidas Skate Copa NYC HiDefJoe Video
Joe Pelham aka HiDefJoe Photo

HiDefJoe is putting together a quick coverage edit for the day. adidas and The Berrics are coming soon with edits going more in depth in each city that we go to.

Profile: Joe Pelham aka HiDefJoe
adidas Skate Copa NYC Asians Collecting Cans

The can collection business is booming here in the city.

adidas Skate Copa NYC Lake on the Street Course

It was not looking good when there was still this lake at 8am on the course.

adidas Skate Copa NYC adidas Promo

Thanks adidas for hooking up so many kids with shirts, hats, and 125 pairs of shoes.

adidas Skate Copa NYC Vern and Dan
Vern Laird Photo

Vern and Dan are on the crew today announcing and judging.

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adidas Skate Copa NYC Clements Clears the Drain
Ryan Clements Photo

Ryan realized you can't really ask anyone to go into that sketchy water and dig through the drain, so he went Huck Finn and did it himself. Two drains cleared of cans, bags, sticks, and other sketchy garbage, and the course is on its way to being dry. Thanks, Ryan!

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adidas Skate Copa NYC LES Overview

Things don't dry up as quick as Florida here, but by the time the Contest started, we were all good.

adidas Skate Copa NYC Tim O'Connor and Vern
Tim O'Connor Photo

Vern and Tim on the mic with DJ Wade on the jams.

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adidas Skate Copa NYC LES Crowd

Thanks ya'll for piling into LES to check out the Contest.

adidas Skate Copa NYC Hooked Up

Hooked up.

adidas Skate Copa NYC Mark Suciu
Mark Suciu Photo

Markin' out on Mark, part one. Thanks Suciu for rolling around a bit all day.

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adidas Skate Copa NYC Gear Check

Pause for a gear check.

adidas Skate Copa NYC Mark Suciu Front Feeble
Mark Suciu Photo

Mark looks like a college professor that can front feeble. He's as smart as one.

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adidas Skate Copa NYC Keith Hardy FS NG
Keith Hardy Photo

Check-in was a little busy with most people getting here Saturday morning so I didn't have too much time for skate photos. I snuck in a few here and there, though. That's Keith Hardy with a frontside nosegrind.

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adidas Skate Copa NYC Louis Tolentino
Luis Tolentino Photo

Luis got it done on that super plank.

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adidas Skate Copa NYC Judges
Jason Rothmeyer Photo

Judges on this one were Jason Rothmeyere, Pat Stiener, and Dan Pensyl. Jason has a nice interview on Jenkem about judging skateboarding contests.

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adidas Skate Copa NYC Jascha, Gonz, Tia
Mark Gonzales Photo

Gonz is here with his new baby, just two months old and already lurkin' the skateboard shindigs. Congrats, Mark! That's Jascha from adidas and Tia his girlfriend with him.

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adidas Skate Copa NYC Piro Sierra
Piro Sierra Photo

Piro is a recent resident of NYC. We seem to have the same schedule of bouncing around from northeast to southeast lately.

Profile: Piro Sierra
adidas Skate Copa NYC Steve Rodriguez and Jim Anfuso
Steve Rodriguez Photo

Skateboarding's mayor of NYC, Steve Rodriguez, and Jim Anfuso from adidas are long time friends that caught up here in the city. Being in NYC, especially at a skate event, gets you back together with a lot of old friends.

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adidas Skate Copa NYC Mark Gonzales Old Board
Mark Gonzales Photo

Markin' out on Mark, part two. Someone brought an old Gonz Vision board for him to sign.

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adidas Skate Copa NYC Rob Meronek and Mark Gonzales
Rob Meronek Photo

I can't resist getting a photo with Mark.

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adidas Skate Copa NYC Lui Elliott
Lui Elliott Photo

Lui Elliott, thanks for stopping by. Red Dragons?

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adidas Skate Copa NYC Billy Rohan
Billy Rohan Photo

Ryan Clements and Billy Rohan in a nice circle of skateboard business chatter. Billy has a million ideas on new ventures.

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adidas Skate Copa NYC Umberto

My new friend Umberto took $50 for a switch hardflip over the apple in the open Best Trick Contest. After each one, there's a Best Trick Contest that anyone can skate in, even if you weren't in the Contest.

adidas Skate Copa NYC Mark Gonzales Fake Hand
Mark Gonzales Photo

Mark was carrying a fake hand in his pocket and entertaining us all with it.

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adidas Skate Copa NYC Fakie 5-0 Richie Rizzo
Richie Rizzo Photo

Richie Rizzo with NJ Skate Shop has an alley oop fakie 5-0 here.

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adidas Skate Copa NYC Mark Schwartz Feeble 360 Flip
Mark Schwartz Photo

Play the sequence to see how popped that exit is on Mark Schwartz' feeble 360 flip out. At each stop, we're picking a few special award winners to get $250 for things like this. Mark came up on one for this trick.

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adidas Skate Copa NYC Jimmy Larsen Nollie Flip
Jimmy Larsen Photo

Jimmy Larsen with Homebase nollie flips into the quarter.

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adidas Skate Copa NYC Pivot Kickflip Out

Ah man, I forgot who this is on the pivot kickflip out.

adidas Skate Copa NYC 360 Flip 50-50
Jordan Gesko Photo

Jordan Gesko with NJ did this 360 flip 50-50 a few times as they advanced through the Finals brackets.

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adidas Skate Copa NYC Gonz at the Awards
Mark Gonzales Photo

Gonz joined us for the awards.

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adidas Skate Copa NYC Best Old Dude
Nate Jackson Photo

Some of the special awards we give include random things we'll make up as the day goes on. Nate Jackson got Best Old Dude and $250.

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adidas Skate Copa NYC Second Nature Shop
Chris Pierre Jacquez Photo

Second Nature came in at 3rd at this stop.

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adidas Skate Copa NYC Labor Skate Shop Wins It
Keith Hardy Photo

Labor Skate Shop right around the corner in Chinatown won it at this stop. They get all expenses paid for a trip to the series Finals at The Berrics on July 11.

Profile: Keith Hardy
adidas Skate Copa NYC NJ Skate Shop
Silvester Eduardo Photo

NJ Skate Shop came in second.

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adidas Skate Copa NYC Pizza

Skate break for some pie.

adidas Skate Copa NYC Gonz Wall Ride
Mark Gonzales Photo

All photographers had to stop what they were doing when Gonz started skating the tranny to fence with his fake hand.

Profile: Mark Gonzales
adidas Skate Copa NYC Gonz Rock and Roll
Mark Gonzales Photo

Gonz rock and rolled it like only Mark Gonzales can.

Profile: Mark Gonzales
adidas Skate Copa NYC Jake Keenan
Jake Keenan Photo

Jake Keenan got the Skate Better than you Look Award. They were saying he's like the Euro Ryan Clements that can skate good.

Profile: Jake Keenan
adidas Skate Copa NYC Pizza Tower
Jorge Angel aka Porpe Photo

Thanks adidas for buying this pizza tower for not just the skaters in the Contest, but everyone on site hanging out. Thanks Porpe for all the help not just today, but in the pre-planning for setting all this up. He has amazing stories on dealing with cities for permits and all the other gub'ment red tape you deal with in having an event like this.

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adidas Skate Copa NYC Tim O'Connor
Tim O'Connor Photo

We're hoping to have Tim on the mic at every one of these stops. Get the full schedule here.

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adidas Skate Copa NYC Austyn Gillette
Austyn Gillette Photo

Later that night, we randomly ran into Austyn on the streets of NYC. It seems New York has a real small town feel to it when things happen like that.

Profile: Austyn Gillette
Flying in NYC Laguardia Seat

If you're flying in or out of Laguardia, make sure to get a seat on the left side of the plane. The view is pretty amazing. Thanks everyone for coming and thanks adidas for putting together this super fun shop vs shop event for the whole country to participate in. By the time we're done, we'll have met and skated with over 100 shops across America. Next round should be Earth, not just America.

adidas Skate Copa NYC Results

Here's how the head to head bracket matches went down for Labor getting to the end and winning it today.

adidas Skate Copa NYC Shops List

Thanks to all these shops in the northeast that were part of adidas Skate Copa NYC.

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