For the record, Wallenberg is 22 feet 6 inches long. DAMN… I know. Those steps are long and it’s no joke. I honestly don’t think a lot of those tricks would have went down if it weren’t for that ramp they had set in the back. It seriously kicked all the riders a ton of speed and made things so much easier. Not to mention having to pedal and haul with all your might for every try, would’ve gotten them tired by the 3rd try. Which makes it even more amazing to know when you look back on the past tricks that have been done down the stairs before there was anything but the two feet below you to build enough speed just to clear an ollie.
This past weekend, you’ve witnessed the trick annihilation that went down as well. Heelflip varial, hardflip, backside heelflip, airwalk, ollie north backside 180, switch frontside flip, and of course the backside 360 from Chris Cole. If you haven’t seen the video here is the link. And if you should watch this video of Jimmy Carlin on the way to Wallenberg. It’s a hilarious look on the trip to Wallenberg from the Black Box warehouse in San Diego. Keep in mind that Chris Cole was with them the whole time during this trance dance. Perhaps this was the secret to Cole’s trick onslaught during the competition? Did Jimmy Carlin’s antics and dance routine bring good luck to Chris Cole? Perhaps it did. And check the Cole backside 360 down the curb. That’s what you call hammer preparation.
Posted by Ruben 'Studdard' Najera on Friday, June 5th, 2009 in Skateboarding.