Pierre-Luc Gagnon has been around since vert’s heyday and has put down some of the heaviest hammers on a half pipe. Check out this interview about his past in Canada.
Chris Haslam, Ryan Decenzo, PLG, TJ Rogers, Morgan Smith and Micky Papa are all from Canada. Here is a short clip Dwindle released honouring these rippers.
Cliche has just released some behind the scenes footage of Andrew Brophy & friends at the TWS park.
Darkstar Spring 15 Blast pro series is out now. PLG’s deck is 8.38 x 31.8 with a 14.25 wheelbase.
Available now from Revolution retail stores and Revolution Online.
Ryan Decenzo, Greg Lutzka, Adam Dyet, Cameo Wilson, and PLG Blast Pro Series decks are made with hardrock maple, resin epoxy, single deck press, and are guaranteed against breakage for 15 days.
Music: Jonny Bell
Check out Darkstar’s Spring 2015 catalog here: darkstarskate.com/darkstar/spring15_catalog/
Vert skaters from all over the world traveled to Kimberley, South Africa to compete in the Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014 Vert World Championships and a shot at their share at the $83,000 prize purse. In the end, Jimmy Wilkins of Columbus, Ohio ended up taking the top spot and the $35,000 grand prize! Some of Jimmy’s tricks that worked as leverage to towards his win were huge frontside ollies, bs 540 ollies, kickflip lien melon, alley oop tailgrab 540, and more.
Check out the highlights video featuring PLG, Trey Wood, Jono Schwan, Marcello Bastos, Andy MacDonald, Sandro Dias, Elliot Sloan, Jimmy Wilkins, and more.
1. Jimmy Wilkins
2. Sandro Dias
3. Elliot Sloan
4. Andy MacDonald
5. Pierre Luc Gagnon AKA PLG
6. Rony Gomes
7. Jono Schwan
8. Italo Penarrubia
9. Clay Kreiner
10. Sam Beckett
11. Mitch Brusco
12. Marcelo Bastos
13. Trey Wood
14. Edgard Vovo Perier
This video from Transworld Magazine walks you through the manufacturing process at DSM, where Dwindle products are produced. The video includes some clips from Brezinski, PLG, Haslam, Brophy and Zack Wallin.
PLG’s Metal Series pro deck.
8.38 x 31.8 with a 14.25 wheelbase.
Hardrock maple, resin epoxy, single deck press.
15 day guarantee against breakage.
Pro Street Winners
Vert Pro Winners
All photos courtesy of Grant Mclachlan / Monster Energy
Kimberley Diamond Cup have announced the Vert Pros coming out for the event, which is happening from 27 – 29 September. They’ll be competing for World Championship Title and Vert Skateboarding’s Largest Prize Purse.
The list so far:
Pierre Luc Gagnon (PLG)
(Sacramento, Calif. – Sept. 4, 2013) – The pro vert lineup for the 2013 Kimberley Diamond Cup presented by Kumba Iron Ore was announced today. The world championship contest, taking place in Kimberley, South Africa from 27 – 29 September, will feature the best professional street and vert skateboarders from around the world competing for a shot at a world championship title and their share of the $500,000 US prize purse, the largest single-event prize purse in skateboarding.
Kimberley Diamond Cup replaces the Maloof Money Cup world championships, which ended its run in South Africa last year. The new event, a partnership between the Northern Cape Provincial Government, World Skateboarding Grand Prix, and Kumba Iron Ore, was named in homage to the host city’s history as the location of South Africa’s first diamond mine and its distinction as “The Diamond City.”
The Kimberley Diamond Cup Vert Championships will take place on a custom vert ramp and a big air ramp located in the state-of-the-art Kumba Skate Plaza designed by California Skateparks, the global leader in skate park design. The top cash prize for vert is $60,000, the largest in the industry, with an additional $10,000 up for grabs in the Best Trick contest.
“I’m really looking forward to competing in the Kimberley Diamond Cup, this will be my third trip to South Africa,” said Pro Skater and 17-time X Games medalist Pierre Luc Gagnon. “The management group always hosts the best quality events that really stand out from the rest; not to mention the biggest prize purse in Vert! See you guys out there. Heeeweeego!”
“I’m looking forward to the Kimberley Diamond Cup. It’s going to be bigger and better than ever. We’ve got more skaters than ever before and they truly represent the best of the skateboarding world,” said Mark Waters, operations manager for World Skateboarding Grand Prix. “This truly is one of the best contest management teams I’ve ever been associated with and I’m looking forward to seeing some mind blowing skating. I can’t wait to watch the vert and big air contests. These guys bring everything they’ve got and watching that event with every skater crowded around always makes for a high intensity contest.”
“This year’s competition promises to be better than ever. Skate enthusiasts from around the world and across the country are gearing up for an adrenaline-packed contest,” said Patrick Seboko, Head of the Northern Cape’s Department of Economic Development and Tourism. “We have partnered with US-based World Skateboarding Grand Prix, which leads a team of international skate experts who have been responsible for many of the innovations in skateboarding contests over the last six years, including the Maloof Money Cup. The Kimberley Diamond Cup will cement the reputation of Kimberley and the Northern Cape as a world-class skateboarding destination.”
On August 15 – 19 2013, Skatelite brought Darkstar pro’s Adam Dyet, PLG, Greg Lutzka and Chet Thomas to the San Juan’s to help kick off the Lopez Island skatepark grand opening. Here is a quick re-cap of the time spent on the islands. It looked incredible.