Experts & Insiders 1/12/2011

E&I All 80’s All Day Vert Challenge

All 80’s All Day Vert Challenge – January 7th

From: The Quicksilver Mountain and Wave Blog:  All 80’s All Day Vert Challenge – January 7th. posted by Matt Ramirez

The All 80’s All Day Vert Challenge is almost here! Only one week until you can watch Tony Hawk, Christian Hosoi, Mike McGill, Kevin Staab, and more skate like it’s 1986 again. Everyone will be riding 80’s boards, on an 80’s style vert ramp, and they’ll all be dressed in their 80’s gear. It’s all happening at SurfExpo in Orlando Florida, and it’s FREE! Do whatever you can to get there to be a part of history… again. And if you are going, make sure you dress in your favorite 80’s gear too. We’ll be giving away free 80’s stuff through the entire event, but you have to be dressed in 80’s gear to win.

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I would like to send a big shout to the Bay Area’s Jeff Hedges and wish him good luck. He won’t need it cause I know he’ll have a blast! Hedges has kind of rededicated himself to skating, and is now riding as good as anyone. The best thing about Ffej is that he is all about the stoke! It just pours out of him, and I’m sure everyone in FL will be happy to see The Gymnast in action. The dude can put on a clinic.      -Watson

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UPDATE: 1/10/11
Rob Meronek of Spotlight Productions did a nice job covering the event with some great photos and action sequences here:http://www.skateparkoftampa.com/spot/a.aspx?ID=1507

RESULTS:
1st – Tony Hawk
2nd – Andy MacDonald
3rd – Mike Frazier
4th – Christian Hosoi
5th – Mike McGill
6th – Henry Guiterez
7th – Jeff Hedges
8th – Kevin Staab
9th – Todd Johnson
10th – Mark Lake
11th – Buck Smith
12th – Bob Umble
13th – Cara Beth Burnside
14th – Steve Steadham