Dime Glory Challenge 2018 Photos

It all started off as a joke. Problem was, the joke was too damn good. Since the first Dime Glory Challenge, bodies have burst into flames, swords have been sacked, and wallrides have reached new heights, but one thing remains the same - Wade will never lose. So far you’ve seen snippets of this year’s action on the gram, but as we cook up the almighty edit, take this photographic journey through the most insanely sane skateboarding event on Planet Earth.

 

Photos by Dan Mathieu, Nathan Ethier-Myette and Ryan Lebel

 

1 750px

The crowd showed up early


2 750px
3 750pxThe riders arrived


4 750pxGood morning, Ishod


5 750pxBig Daddy Gangsta, Tiago Lemos

6 750pxQuick riders meeting—the challenges were explained and riders started to realize what was coming


7 750pxYou want me to do what?!


8 750pxI didn’t sign up for this


9 750pxThe gates were opened


10 750pxFull house!


11 750pxThese guys have been training all year for this


12 750px“The opening ceremony is about to start. we need everyone’s participation for this”


13 750pxOOOOH OH OH YEAH!


14 750px
15 750pxJamal Smith on the earth’s last unicorn


16 750px
17 750pxA quick sacrifice before the skating can start


18 750pxWallride Challenge

 

19 750pxThe boys tested out the wall

 

20 7750pxZered Basset, switch wallride


21 750pxAlexis Lacroix, 15 feet

 

22 750pxRaney Beres doesn’t give a fuck!

 

23 750pxKader

 

24 750px
25 750pxThe boys needed all the speed they could get

 

26 750pxLouie Lopez, 18 feet


27 750px“That’s one giant fucking gap”


28 750pxTyshawn Jones


29 750px
30 750px
31 750pxIshod Wair, 19 foot frontside wallride


32 750pxNext up: Speed Challenge


33 750pxCombine a hot day with a raging crowd and a wet floor is what you get


34 750pxThe Speed Challenge turned into a slip and slide


35 750pxIt’s all good!

 

36 750pxTom Knox, full speed back Smith assisted by Austin Kanfoush


37 750pxThanks, Austin!


38 750pxJosh Wilson—nice


39 750pxAlexis Lacroix, nollie one-foot back Smith

 

40 750pxAnd now—the Volcano Challenge


41 750px
42 750px
43 750pxT-Funk’s a beast!


44 750px
45 750pxLouie, frontside 180

 

46 750pxSpencer Hamilton, back tail

 

47 750px
48 750pxAntoine Asselin, front blunt


49 750px
50 750px
51 750px
52 750pxBRYAN’S OKAY!


53 750pxAnd now, the moment we’ve all been waiting for: THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GAME OF S-K-A-T-E!


54 750pxFrom the United States of America: ISHOD WAIR!


55 750px
56 750pxAnd three-time world champion, WADE DESARMO!


57 750px
58 750pxA quick arm wrestle to see who goes first


59 750px
60 750pxIshod started it off


61 750px
62 750px
63 750pxThe battle was intense

64 750px
65 750pxbut Wade finally took it


66 750px
67 750px4-PEAT, baby!


68 750pxUndefeated


69 750pxThe Gladiator Challenge!


70 750px
71 750px
72 750pxWes knows


73 750pxThe most violent event in skateboarding


74 750pxEvan Smith took it to a new dimension


75 750pxDonta Hill vs. Breana


76 750pxDonta wins!

 

77 750pxUp Next, final round

 

78 750pxDonta Hill, Spencer Hamilton, Lee Yankou, Wes Kremer and Weckingball

 

79 750pxClash of the titans. Scraping is tolerated today


80 750pxThese guys are fucking HUGE!


81 750pxWhat a final


82 750pxWeck takes it. Beef is finally squashed

 

83 750pxThe oldest challenge of all time: The Pyramid Challenge

 

84 750pxZered goes switch, of course

 

85 750pxA really good photo of Pryce

 

86 750pxSpencer Hamilton, 12 feet


87 750pxTransaction denied


88 750pxThe crowd hooks it up with the Valdez P.O.W.A.


89 750pxCrazy Frankie, 13 Feet


90 750pxSpencer


91 750pxKader


92 750px
93 750pxDanny: “You can go bigger; trust me”


94 750pxAnd he does, Kader Sylla, 15 feet!


95 750px
96 750pxThat’s a wrap!


97 750px
98 750pxWallride Challenge winners: Ishod Wair and T-Funk


99 750pxSpeed Challenge winners: Alexis Lacroix and Yuri Facchini


100 750pxVolcano Experts: Louie Lopez and Antoine Asselin


101 750pxGladiator Challenge winner: Weckingball


102 750pxPyramid Challenge winner: Kader Sylla


103 750pxLast place but not least: Mitch Barrette


104 750pxDGC 2018 Most Valuable Players: Louie Lopez and Kader Sylla. See you next year!

  • Skatepark Round-Up: Dickies

    Skatepark Round-Up: Dickies
    Not a double overhead concrete wave in sight! The El Sereno park is nothing but low-key vibes, and the Dickies squad takes full advantage.
  • Spitfire's "Keep The Fire Burning" Video

    Spitfire's "Keep The Fire Burning" Video
    You won’t find a sicker road trip squad than this crew right here. The Spit team leaves nothing but scorched Earth and crushed concrete in its wake.
  • Spitfire's "YKWTFGO" Article

    Spitfire's "YKWTFGO" Article
    The Hellride Crew crushed the coast from SF up to Portland, keeping the fire lit for all those who no longer can. “How do you go to jail while camping?” Gerwer asks. Damn good question! Read the article and find out.
  • Stevie Williams Shoe Release Party Photos

    Stevie Williams Shoe Release Party Photos
    Stevie Williams’ legacy in skateboarding is one-of-a-kind, so it only made sense for DC and DGK to throw him a celebration for the re-release of his classic DC shoe.
  • Vans Park Series: Salt Lake City Women's Highlights

    Vans Park Series: Salt Lake City Women's Highlights
    "These girls are about to thrash this place like no tomorrow." —Christian Hosoi. C’mon. It’s Hosoi. He knows what’s good!