Enwin Gelant – 360 Flip
Photos by Grant Mclachlan.
Words by Toothless.
It has been five years after seeing it written on the walls and ramps of Mitchells Plein skatepark that this past weekend 20sk8, in collaboration with DSTV and the exploitation of the less empowered saw the 20sk8 ‘Kyk n Kroon’ contest.
The ultimate winner paying back to the producers of the blood, sweat, tears and broken bones that built and continues to maintain Mitchells Plein skateboarding, the Capital of 20sk8’s world.
The concept was “you land tricks, we give kroon’ (kroon is Cape Flats slang for money. Kroon is also Afrikaans for crown, which represents the pinnacles of power). Sponsored by Monster Energy and Boardhub.
Registration started and the laaities were kak amped for the kroon. Soon after, Shuaib Philander announced the start of the contest, and those who wield the most Power on the Cape Flats pulled the plug. Yes, Eskom’s load shedding had Toothless screaming at the crowd – “Eskom cannot switch off our voices”, and the amateur section was underway.
Skateboarders and spectators alike came from all over the Peninsula to witness names such as Allan Adams, Ryan Naidoo and Mettas Arends (to name a few) open up their bags of “Christmas came a bit early this year”. With lots of spot prizes, product giveaways and about 50 cash prizes awarded during the day, everyone left in good spirits and by the end of the event there was electricity again.
Filled with connection and positivity, 20sk8 persists in the on going procurement of power.
(There were no reported robberies or fatalities during this event and everyone returned back home in good health).
Andrew Nero – fs Nose Blunt
Allan Adams – Double Finger Flip. Ethan Cairns – K Grind
Quinton Robertson – Transfer Tail Slide
Allan Adams – 360 Flip Nose Slide
Lee Adams – Kickflip K Grind. Ryan Naidoo – Flip to Fakie.
Ryan Naidoo – Kickflip
Justin Adonis – fs Blunt. Toufeeq Raubenheimer – 360 flip.
Herby Dexter – Nollie Front Feeble
Lee Adams – Fakie Flip Tail Slide
Toufeeq Raubenheimer – Tre Nose Slide