The almighty big four has seen many great tricks go down it. But I don’t think it has prepared for what is about to come next. The announcement has been made that the epic and legendary contest will go down once again. This time around the sponsors behind the event are Zero, DVS, Quiksilver and of course Thrasher.
Saturday May 30th 2009 is when it will all go down and history WILL be made. Emphasis on the “will” part because you know some trickery is going down that will be unimaginable to our brains right now. Skateboarding has progressed so much that I wouldn’t be surprised if I saw a dude try to back flip off the stairs and land on his board.
“Big tricks for Big Money” is a properly titled name for this contest. If you have never seen the highlights of the past year’s contests, well then you have been missing out. Most memorable to me would be Andrew Reynolds frontside flip into the epic onslaught of thousands of people. The chant and cheer they give out when he landed that trick is spine tingling. It’s the skateboarding equivalent of Moses parting the ocean with his bare hands. Yes it is that epic. Am I saying Reynolds is the Moses of skateboarding? Quite possibly so. Am I also saying that this contest is the gnarliest of them all? Quite possibly so again.
This contest is one that you will not want to miss. Literally everyone and their brothers-cousins-mom will be talking about it. Peep the video for a reminder of the last one that went down.
Posted by Ruben 'Studdard' Najera on Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 in Skateboarding.