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Saturday August 11th - 1st Annual RSA Competition Series Championships
During the last half of 2006 through the first half of 2007, Ride Skateboards hosted the Open RSA Contest Series at the Veterans Skate Park in Alabaster. Contestants accumulated points by placing in the top of their divisions during the seven contest series. The culmination of the series was the "invite only" championship contest. Once again, Brian and crew put on a great event. Due to the heat, the contest was moved from 3pm to 6pm. Even with sweltering, record heat, the championship had the best turnout for the entire series.As always, Pat Wachter was working the grill and giving out free hot dogs, burgers and cold drinks. Friends, family, parents, etc. all showed their support, cheered on the skaters and stayed well into the night for the awards presentation. Around 9pm, the contest was over and the first RSA series came to an end. The next series promises to be even bigger and better with contests being held at skate parks around the Southeast.

BIG BIG BIG thanks to BACON SKATEBOARDS for stepping up and sponsoring the championship. Of all the companies that promised to send goods for prizes and giveaways, only BACON stood up and delivered! BACON supports Alabama skateboarding....remember that when you go to buy your next deck...support those that support us!!!
Pre-contest Practice
Checking out the trophies
Checking out the trophies
Set up for the contest
Set up for the contest
Overview of the set up
Overview of the set up
Grill Meister Pat Wachter fires up the hot dogs
Grill Meister Pat Wachter fires up the hot dogs
Danny concentrates on a high-speed frontside grind
Danny concentrates on a high-speed frontside grind
The crowd begins to gather
The crowd begins to gather
Danny pulls a nice frontside air
Danny pulls a nice frontside air
Bryan Park catches a kickflip down the 8
Bryan Park catches a kickflip down the 8
Tents and cars set up around the park
Tents and cars set up around the park
Kieffer McMillan goes big and stinky
Kieffer McMillan goes big and stinky
Another frontside from Danny
Another frontside from Danny
More people file in and stake their spots to watch
More people file in and stake their spots to watch
Brad Lovell works on smithgrinds in the bowl
Brad Lovell works on smithgrinds in the bowl
Kieffer pops 180 backside ollie out of a backside axle stall
Kieffer pops 180 backside ollie out of a backside axle stall
The free food draws a crowd
The free food draws a crowd
OPEN GROM DIVISION (9 and under)
The judges gather for last instructions
The judges gather for last instructions
Brian gets the show underway
Brian gets the show underway
Stewart Kinkle hits the Euro-bank as his parents watch on (at left)
Stewart Kinkle hits the Euro-bank as his parents watch on (at left)
Stewart Kinkle manuals off the block
Stewart Kinkle manuals off the block
6yr old, Cole Taylor starts things off with a big ollie down the 3-set
6yr old, Cole Taylor starts things off with a big ollie down the 3-set
Cole Taylor big ollie off the little block
Cole Taylor big ollie off the little block
John Paul Christian drops into the bowl
John Paul Christian drops into the bowl
John Paul Christian gets high up in the deep end
John Paul Christian gets high up in the deep end
Kane Taylor pops a big ollie down the 8 set
Kane Taylor pops a big ollie down the 8 set
Kane tries another ollie down the 8
Kane tries another ollie down the 8
OPEN BOYS DIVISION (Ages 10 - 13)
Style points for the Bertleman on the Euro bank
Style points for the Bertleman on the Euro bank
backside ollie-to-disaster in the shallow
backside ollie-to-disaster in the shallow
ollie down the 5 set
ollie down the 5 set
one-foot ollie up the back
one-foot ollie up the back
big ollie down the Euro-gap
big ollie down the Euro-gap
ollie up the Euro-gap
ollie up the Euro-gap
Rollie Kraus working the hip
Rollie Kraus working the hip
Andrew Black gets on the grill
Andrew Black gets on the grill
OPEN J.R. MENS DIVISION (Ages 14 - 17)
Clayton Kraus backside air over the hip
Clayton Kraus backside air over the hip
Clayton pops up the Euro-gap
Clayton pops up the Euro-gap
Steven Spencer slides the rail
Steven Spencer slides the rail
Scott Lawley pops a big frontside 180 down the 8 set
Scott Lawley pops a big frontside 180 down the 8 set
50-50 down the hubba
50-50 down the hubba
boardslide down the 5 set
boardslide down the 5 set
Steven pops down the 8 set
Steven pops down the 8 set
Steven gives the 8 set another try
Steven gives the 8 set another try
Pat Wachter flame grills the burgers
Pat Wachter flame grills the burgers
Pat steps out of the heat
Pat steps out of the heat
OPEN MENS DIVISION (Ages 18 and over)
Blake Dimick pops up the Euro-gap
Blake Dimick pops up the Euro-gap
Brad powers a nice grind around the shallows
Brad powers a nice grind around the shallows
The crowd awaits the sponsored groups to begin
The crowd awaits the sponsored groups to begin
BOYS SPONSORED (Ages 13 and Under)
Big BIG disappointment here....the top skaters from all year did not attend the championship. Chris Coffman from Atlanta was a no show. Alec Spinosi recently broke his arm. Alex Salillas was grounded. A lot of people thought this would be the division to watch too! Had any one of them shown up, they would have easily grabbed the top place, the big trophy and lots of prizes.
J.R. Mens SPONSORED (Ages 14 -17)
Nice nose manual across the block to start things off
Nice nose manual across the block to start things off
Kieffer McMillan starts his run by rolling into the deep
Kieffer McMillan starts his run by rolling into the deep
Kieffer 50-50s the hubba ledge
Kieffer 50-50s the hubba ledge
Keaton Ernst pops a huge backside 180 down the 8 set
Keaton Ernst pops a huge backside 180 down the 8 set
Spencer Kelly flies out of the bowl
Spencer Kelly flies out of the bowl
Steven LeBlanc backside 180 kickflip up the Euro-gap
Steven LeBlanc backside 180 kickflip up the Euro-gap
Steven LeBlanc ollie impossible up the Euro-gap
Steven LeBlanc ollie impossible up the Euro-gap
Kieffer pulls a sweet layback air in the bowl
Kieffer pulls a sweet layback air in the bowl
Another view of Kieffer's layback air
Another view of Kieffer's layback air
Mens SPONSORED (Ages 18 and over)
Jonathan Barnard frontside down the white rail
Jonathan Barnard frontside down the white rail
Bryan Park nollie-to-boardslide on the white rail
Bryan Park nollie-to-boardslide on the white rail
Andrew Black frontside feeble grinds in the shallow end
Andrew Black frontside feeble grinds in the shallow end
Jonathan Barnard pops a frontside 180 ollie down the 8 stair
Jonathan Barnard pops a frontside 180 ollie down the 8 stair
Jonathan Barnard pulls a smooth frontside boardslide
Jonathan Barnard pulls a smooth frontside boardslide
Bryan Park grinds down the white rail
Bryan Park grinds down the white rail
Bryan Park pops into a frontside smith down the rail
Bryan Park pops into a frontside smith down the rail
Bryan Park kickflips the 8 set
Bryan Park kickflips the 8 set
Fighting through injury, Andrew Black works the bowl
Fighting through injury, Andrew Black works the bowl
Awards Presentation
Brian Kelly thanks the crowd and makes announcments
Brian Kelly thanks the crowd and makes announcments
OPEN BOYS DIVISION
OPEN BOYS DIVISION
OPEN J.R. MENS DIVISION
OPEN J.R. MENS DIVISION
OPEN MENS DIVISION - Blake Dimick and Brad Lovell
OPEN MENS DIVISION - Blake Dimick and Brad Lovell
Brad represents for us old guys!
Brad represents for us old guys!
J.R. Mens SPONSORED - Kieffer McMillan, Spencer Kelly, and Steven LeBlanc
J.R. Mens SPONSORED - Kieffer McMillan, Spencer Kelly, and Steven LeBlanc
Kieffer McMillan stoked on first place
Kieffer McMillan stoked on first place
Mens SPONSORED
Mens SPONSORED
Brian Kelly proudly accepts the overall team award which went to Ride Skateboards
Brian Kelly proudly accepts the overall team award which went to Ride Skateboards