Dime's "Glory Challenge" Photos

The most important skateboarders in the world descended on Montreal for the most competitive contest of all-time. Here are the pics.

Photos: Dan Mathieu and Nathan Ethier-Myette

 

Dime's "Glory Challenge" PhotosDime and Vans kicked off the weekend with their opening ceremony on Friday night.

 

A great line up.

 

Forrest and Dustin.



Even the Nieratkos made it.


Sluggo, Lil Nice Girl, Dollin, and Wade.


Quick Scientology meeting.


Scientology meeting part 2.




Dime staff.


Saturday morning everybody meets up for a school bus ride to the contest.


Bryan


Wes we can.


Alexis Lacroix and Jamal Smith.


PLG.


Valdez.


First things first, pick your speed shades.

 

 

Good choice Frank.

 

Guaranteed high velocity.

 

 

Joey Larock possibly the fastest man in the place.

 

Riders meeting, Evan's third eye is wide open.

 

Joe Valdez testing the course.


Bryan from Dime is ready.

 

Speed challenge. Best flat ground trick. The extention will earn you some extra points.

 

Lee Yankou, nollie heelflip.

 

Gerwer and Dustin Henry

 

Jordan Trahan, pop shove.

 

Angel Cardenas.

 

Bobby Dekeyzer, half cab flip.

 

Dollin breaking the sound barrier.

 

 

Foam pit challenge.

 

Callum Paul

 

Lee Yankou

 

Alexis Lacroix

 

Chris St-Cyr, first try.

 

Mike Anderson solid form.

 

Dollin

 

Thanks for the help Bryan.

 

 

Sluggo gettin' pumped.

 

Backstreet's back—All Right!

 

Holy shit!

 

 

Valdez challenge.

 

Leon and Joe.

 

Valdez worship.

 

Fans everywhere.

 

 

Wes seconds before escaping death.

 

 

Evan Smith: Valdez world record 45 feet.

 

Wade loves Valdez.

 

Gangster challenge Leon Chapdelaine, bluntslide.

 

Lee Yankou, Benihana.

 

 

Antoine Asselin, kickflip indy.

 

Boom.

 

Bobby Dekeyzer, white rapper.

 

Angel Cardenas kickflip.

 

World Championship game of skate coming up: Gab Ekoe approves of this.

 

Philadelphia's Jamal Smith.

 

World Champion: Wade Desarmo.

 

Arm wrestle to determine who goes first.

 

Wade D starts.

 

Jamal Smith, sw 360 flip.

 

Round 3.

 

Jamal Smith shattered dreams.

 

World Champion Wade D preserves his title.

 

 

Joey Larock

 

Evan Smith

 

Lee Yankou sacking.

 

Told ya.

 

Rail height Frank Gerwer 6'1".

 

World record for highest boardslide.

 

Josh Kasper challenge gap over the DJ: Grant Patterson, ollie

 

Chachi heelflip attempt.

 

Gladiator challenge, last man standing wins.

 

Sluggo about to FSU.

 

Everyone is afraid of him.

 

Morgan Smith out.

 

Sluggo vs Hugo.

 

Callum vs Bobby.

 

Dustin vs Lil Nice Girl.

 

Nobody is safe.

 

Sluggo is out.

 

Sluggo loses gladiator challenge but dominates hand shake.

 

Speed challenge winners: Frank Gerwer and Wes Kremer.

 

Foam pit challenge winners: Callum Paul and Sluggo.

 

Valdez challenge winners: Wes Kremer, Evan Smith, and Alexis Lacroix.

 

Gangster challenge winners: Bobby Dekeyzer and Antoine Asselin.

 

Game of skate World Champion: Wade D.

 

Sword challenge winners: Joey Larock and Evan Smith.

 

Josh Kasper challenge winners: Morgan Smith and Chris St-Cyr.

 

Gladiators: Lee Yankou and Dustin Henry.

 

Best sack, Lee Yankou.

 

Last place winner: Peter Hewitt.

 

Dime Glory challenge MVP's: Lee Yankou and Sluggo
  • House of Vans: Calgary

    House of Vans: Calgary
    Vans Canada threw an epic House of Vans event that included art installations, local vendors and even its own skatepark modeled after the old Slam City Jam contests.
  • "Grosso's Ramp Jam" Video

    "Grosso's Ramp Jam" Video
    Massive air and wicked lip trickery as vert skating's finest break in Grosso's new ramp!
  • Burnout: Grosso’s Ramp Jam

    Burnout: Grosso’s Ramp Jam
    The old guard and yüng bucks vie for sky time and have a blast on Mothra's new swingset.
  • Spitfire Wheels' "Ecuador Hellride" Video

    Spitfire Wheels' "Ecuador Hellride" Video
    Old crusty spots separate the men from the boys. Parque de Carolinas in Quito, Ecuador has been there for 40 years. It ain't going nowhere. I took the best of '97 there and it went off—cops, broads, beers and busting. The next time I went 20 years later, the kids that grew up with the mag wanted some Eccy juice. Took the now dudes and, needless to say, Hellride was on, "Rocky Mountain Way" all the way. —Jake Phelps
  • Hellride: Quito Article

    Hellride: Quito Article
    The last three years I’ve been starting out the year with a trip to South America. Following the Sun in life is a good rule. –Jake Phelps