2016 Skate World Cup - Graz Results
It was a historical weekend for Austrian skateboarding as City of Graz hosted a first ever WCS event in its country. With a great support from municipality our WCS representative Iztok Sumatic managed to bring 40 riders from 18 countries to 2nd largest Austrian town for a 3 day skate madness.
Friday belonged to the amateurs, where riders from 5 different countries did their best in addition to get a wild card for Saturday's PRO contest. Levi Loffelberger from Salzburg; Austria ended up 1st, convincing the judges with tricks like big Nollie Kickflip over the Euro gap into the bank, Biggerspin Kickflip over the hip and with a gnarly Backside Kickflip 180 over a huge gap as a solid ender.
Saturday was a long day, considering the fact moody weather kept breaking the flow of the event. Heavy rain showers at the end forced the organisers to move the rest of the competition to Sunday. Of course that didn't kill the vibe and after the qualification round was done, girls started to tear skatepark Gruenanger apart. First place belonged to Candy Jacobs from Netherlands. She rode powerful. Her tricks were mind blowing, especially the bangers like Feeble on a big handrail and Nollie frontside 50-50 on a big Hubba. Austrian Julia Brueckler landed tons of tricks like Cab3 and 360 flip over a hip, Boardslide on a big rail ending the jam with breaking her skateboard, while attempting Kickflip over 9 stairs. Miss simpatico, Dora Horvath from Hungary got 3rd place with tricks like 360 flip over the hip, Nollie Bigspin, if we just name few of them.
In men category victory went to Siberia. Russian rider Egor Kaldikov sealed the deal with a flawless run, where No Comply over the 9 stairs, No Comply 270 to Frontside Boardslide and switch Backside Tailslide totally stood out. Technical "Dutchman" Douwe Macare secured himself a 2nd place by performing another clean run, which he ended with a Kickflip to Nosegrind on a small (yet not that small) Hubba. Another Russian rider Egor Golubew got on the podium that day. A huge Backside 180 over the big pyramid, Nollie Backside Heel 180 into the bank over the Euro gap plus tons of other tricks got him a bronze position.
In Best Trick competition Scott Decenzo nailed it with a Fakie Ollie to switch Feeble 180 out.
To sum it up in few sentences. It was a good breakthrough. A great team stood behind the event that made it happen. Riders were stoked by the high level of the hospitality and that's something you always want to hear as an organiser. Danke Graz! Bis Nachsten mal;)
|Place||Name||Nat||Run 1||Run 2||Best|
|14||Cunha Alex de||GBR||55.00||59.50||59.50|
|31||Ignjic Timotej Lampe||SLO||35.00||49.25||49.25|
|1||JACOBS Candy||NED||Run 1||90||85||83||85||85.75||85.75|
|2||BRUECKLER Julia||AUT||Run 1||85||83||80||80||82.00||82.00|
|3||HORVATH Dora||HUN||Run 1||65||78||74||70||71.75||71.75|
|4||LANZI Asia||ITA||Run 1||60||71||71||63||66.25||66.25|