The motor show at Riverside Mall, Nelspruit, was a great success! There was plenty to see from super cars to old cars, play areas for kids to our mobile skate park for people of all ages.
The Gsk8t crew set up their mobile park on the 3rd of June to make sure that it was ready for all the skaters to rip it up in the competition the following day. The skating started at around 10:00 on the Saturday morning where everyone was practicing for the competition. There were skaters from all over Mpumalanga and of course our local skaters from Nelspruit. Everyone was ripping it up during the practice session but everyone couldn’t wait for the comp to go down. Just before the competition, the Gsk8t crew and some other experienced skaters helped out with the skate clinic where some Ollies and a few flips were being taught to the younger skaters. It’s always cool to see someone you have helped progress and even be taught a trick you
At 12:30 the competition hit off. The first to skate the park were the juniors (u/16). The judges were Rynard van der Merwe from Polokwane and our two Nelspruit skaters, Reuben Du Pisanie and Dylan Whitehair. There was some good competition in the u/16 group. In the finals, Brandon Shuleman took 1st place by doing a super clean Kickflip down the 3 set and a BS Boardslide down the 3 set handrail. 2nd place went to Jody Ellis and 3rd place to Aneaho Matidza.
Finally, it was the seniors’ turn! There was such good competition going on here because all the seniors wanted 1st place. Who doesn’t like 1st place – and of course the wonderful prizes that come with it! There were some crazy tricks going down and of course, some bails as well. In the end it was a best trick contest and 1st place went to Johan Potgieter all the way from Komatipoort with a crazy Verial Heelflip on the a frame. 2nd place went to Dylan Whitehair and 3rd place went to Dylan Thadiwa. Everyone was stoked for the winners and everyone had an awesome time.
On the 5th, a couple of skaters pulled through and came to skate the park for fun when all of a sudden they were surprised with a best line contest! Up for grabs was a portable speaker. The winner was awarded his prize and eventually everyone got a prize just for being there to support and for skating so well.
This awesome weekend would not have been possible without our amazing sponsors and all the people that helped set up. Thanks to everyone who made these two days one crazy skate session!