A fully rendered image of the street course at the Maloof Money Cup has been revealed and it looks amazing! The course was designed by Andrew Reynolds, Erik Ellington, and Rob Dyrdek. If that’s not a legit group of designers, I don’t know what is.
It’s awesome that we finally see a course designed by pro street skateboarders. Now I wish we could all get a chance to skate it at least once before they destroy it after the comp. I love the layout, the entire course looks amazing to skate. They even got what looks like a mock up of a Carlsbad gap on the far right corner. You can definitely see the street skateboarding influence in the design of the course. The ledges with the drop offs, the gap to bank, the tech section, and even a mini spine to rail.
They should design more skateparks with these kinds of obstacles built in. I know there’s the DC skate plaza which is more of a street based skatepark, but this 3 day park just looks and feels more street. They did a really good job and I cant wait to see what them – and the rest of the skaters – throw down on all the obstacles. There is so much innovation that can go down during the contest. Everyone be prepared to see one hell of a skateboard contest. I could say I have my predictions as to who I think will win but honestly I have no idea, it’s anyones game.
On top of this, there will be tons of other events to check out as well. The Es game of skate finals for the PROs and AMs will be going down, as well as the womens competition, and the vert competition. The Maloof Money Cup is coming up quick, don’t miss out on history in the making.
Update: We forgot to mention that the brilliant minds behind California Skateparks are also responsible for the construction and design of the course.
Tags: Rob Dyrdek
Posted by Ruben 'Studdard' Najera on Friday, June 13th, 2008 in Skateboarding.