KDC HOOD TO HOOD TEAM SKATE CHAMPS

The Hood to Hood Finals brought out 4-person teams, featuring SA’s best skaters for a head to head single elimination jam format competition. Teams were chosen via online video entry, Hood to Hood Qualifiers at Boogaloos Grand Slam events in CPT, DBN, and JHB, along with the last minute qualifiers at KDC on Wednesday, bringing in the wildcard team, “Here by Chance” to the brackets.

With R25k first place prize on the line, we saw skating that was equally as gnarly as the pros from several of the skaters. In particular, “The Scumbags” and “The Woolf’s” brought the heat and took no prisoners. We saw several kickflip front board attempts from JHB young gun Brandon Valjalo in the first two rounds, and after several attempts with no luck along with a “contest make”, he pulled it just in time for the buzzer in the finals. The Woolf’s and Anthony De Mendonca also held it down for their crew. Adam Woolf pulled a kickflip back lip and several kickflips over the 4 block rail and his brother was backing him up with front salads and front nosegrinds down the 4 stair rail every try. Anthony’s flawless skating definitely complimented the rest of the team’s flow and landed “The Woolf’s and Two Other Dudes” 2nd place and R10000, respectively. Emcee Jeff Pang renamed ”Here by Chance” to “Beer by Chance”, but it was for sure that rounds were to be bought by HBC when they took out the Dope/Plankie team, landing them in 3rd place and R5000.

“The Scumbags” blew minds in Durban at the Hood to Hood Qualifiers, putting on a full-on demo, earning them a spot in the Hood to Hood Championships at KDC. There was some stiff competition, especially from The Woolf’s, but it was almost obvious from the beginning of the contest who was going to win. Dlamini’s frontside flips over the 4 stair rail, Braxton’s back noseblunts, Jean Marc’s kickflip melon’s combined with Khule’s consistency landed them the gold and R25000 in cash.

Results:

1st – The Sumbags (R25000)
Khule Ngubane
Braxton Haine
Dlamini Dlamini
Jean Marc Johannes

2nd – Woolf’s and Two Other Dudes (R10000)
Brandon Valjalo
Anthony De Mendonca
Adam Woolf
David Woolf

3rd – Here by Chance (R5000)
Andrew Nero
Grant McLachlan
Bryce Rheeder
Damon De Clercq

Jean Marc JohannesJean Marc Johannes

Mitchell RiceMitchell Rice

Dlamini DlaminiDlamini Dlamini

Jean Marc JohannesJean Marc Johannes

Anthony de MendoncaAnthony de Mendonca

Anthony de MendoncaAnthony de Mendonca

The ScumbagsThe Scumbags

Images courtesy of kimberleydiamondcup.com.

WIN AN ALMOST UBER LIGHT

Almost Uber Light Some High Tech Shit Limited to 500 Worldwide, the Almost Uber Light is the world's most technically advanced skateboard, developed by Rodney Mullen. Enter the competition below to stand the chance to win one with R1200! Uber Light Carbon Foam Core the board within a board technology.

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Competition closes on Sunday 4 August, and the winner will be announced on Monday 5 August.

The Almost “Uber Light” Deck is exclusively available from Revolution: revolutiononline.co.za/product/almost-uber-light/

Jean-marc Johannes tests out the new Almost “Uber Light” deck, the most technically advanced skateboard deck in the world.

Limited to 500 worldwide.

Deck inside a Deck: This was developed by Rodney Mullen and C.L Composites. After experimenting with many different layups, they arrived at a method using an actual deck within a deck. The internal carbon fiber foam deck is ultra light and nearly as stiff as metal. It acts like rebar, or a skeleton embodied by a standard 7-ply layup. It also vastly improved the lateral rigidity. The deck wears, slides, and looks like a normal 7-ply, but its lighter and has a supernatural pop last lasts far longer than any normal deck.

Balance is at the very heart of design in anything that spins, flips or flies. By reducing weight and adding rigidity (particularly laterally), the deck reacts more quickly to every movement while flipping faster and more precise.

JEAN-MARC 5 ON FLAT VIDEO

Revolution, Almost and Globe team rider Jean-Marc Johannes getting technical.

Trick order:

1: Late Hardflip.
2: Nollie back foot impossible backside 180.
3. Nollie Late flip Pretzel.
4: 360 shuvit late varial flip.
5: Fakie front foot inward heelflip.

This is getting ridiculous.

JEAN-MARC ON A WHOLE NEW LEVEL

Redbull recently featured Jean-Marc Johanness on their website where he took his search for the best gap to a whole new level. See pictures below of him landing a gap 10 metres in the air with Cape Town’s Table Mountain as the backdrop.

22. Taking in the mornings session

19. JM in front of the containers

16. JM high above sea level making the gap

15. The Containers getting lifted higher

6. JMs view from inside the container

5. JM flipping the container gap