Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The World round up in Canada!

My plane tickets are booked for the 2012 World Freestyle Round-Up that will take place inside a venue on the Cloverdale Fair Grounds in Vancouver, Canada. Over 77.000 people attended the annual Fair last year!

I am looking forward to this event a lot! Several freestylers say it's the best surface they have ever skated on, and there will be several shows with freestyle demos and contests in these three categories:
  • Best Routine
  • Best Trick
  • 360 Spin Off
All events are using a Battle format with several skaters competing as a group and each going one by one performing a routine. A good MC will make sure it will be a good and exciting flow.

The judging is unique, by combining the scores from five judges with the scores from the riders and also the audience.

A big thank you to Kevin Harris, Kai Dunkel and Monty Little! This event will help put freestyle skateboarding back where it belongs and move the level of competition up a notch or two. As the organizers say: "We envision something new and unique to give freestyle a chance to be back in TV, back in major magazines, and back in the forefront of the sports world".

But most of all, it will be a fun packed event!