A board company two decades deep knows how to pick good riders. Pros you know like Sierra and Duffel go to work while new jacks like Nick Merlino show the future of skating. You gotta see his ender.
Double Rock is the remote, out-of-the-way patch of land near the bay in San Francisco. Stick around after dark and you might get jacked. Sometimes it just isn't your decision to make. Can you do the time?
Burnout covered the Vans Downtown Showdown last weekend, where Team Pretzel Grip took the grand prize.
Here's video from the 2010 Crossroads best trick contest. After the dust cleared it was clearly Cole vs. Nyjah vs. Merlino, with Nyjah taking home the top honor.
Crossroads came and went. Pott won the double set, Kechaud jumped 12 barrels, & Capt Cole destroyed everything for the win.
This shit went off! Marissa Dal Santo gave it 11 tries and was as close as you can get without rolling away. This is what went down in order: Chris Cole - bs 360 (second try); Lizard King (Mike Plum) - bs 180 one foot; Nick Merlino - switch heel; Lindsay Robertson - bs heel; Lizard King - airwalk, ollie onto last stair; Jordan Hoffart - varial heel (hand drag, caught last step); Cody McEntire - big spin, Chris Cole - sw fs flip; Andrew Pott - hardflip.
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