Transworld Skateboarding recently held a nine day contest with four of the top teams in skateboarding; DVS, Osiris, Emerica, and Globe. Each team assembled their top five riders together inside a private warehouse in Vista, CA where they had to create skateboarding obstacles under a certain budget. They had full creative control of their own project but had to obtain photos and video footage of it all and turn it in on the due date.
DVS took the 1st place honors, thus the Daewon Song cover on the new Transworld Skateboarding issue. You really have to see all four of the team’s videos though, each team has its own unique style and theme set to their own projects. Every video is amazing in its own way, check them out and decide for yourself which is your favorite.
Sometimes I’m amazed at what they were pulling off in some of the trippy lighted or low lighted areas. I would think it would add that much more difficulty to trying to pull off anything on some to those obstacles. Most notably for me, Chris Haslam’s wall rides to rail grinds near the end of the Globe video. You’ll see what I mean; honestly Chris Haslam and Daewon Song are freaking machines. How they do some of the things they do beats me.
In my opinion DVS’, and Globe’s videos were the most well put together. But Osiris’s concept and John Rattray’s fire ring stunt were off the hook and original. Last but not least, Emerica’s interpretation was trippy and definitely something I haven’t seen before either.
Skate and Create is honestly one of the most unique contests I’ve ever witnessed. I’ve never seen anything like this done before and it was a spectacular and creative idea. I truly can’t wait to see who next year’s teams will be and what the outcome will be. The skateboarding was incredibly top notch as well. Check it all out for yourself. I guarantee you will dig it.
Posted by Ruben 'Studdard' Najera on Monday, August 18th, 2008 in Skateboarding.