Dime Glory Challenge 2017 Photos
Only Bryan knows what lies behind the Dime Glory Challenge gates. Imagine 50 of the world's top skaters pitted against themselves for the glory of the challenge. Volcanic eruptions, cascading confetti and the magic of Joe Valdez will melt your minds! With over a million Canadian dollars on the line, The Dime Glory Challenge may just be the most eccentric contest of all time! —Ewan Bowman
Photos: Dan Mathieu, Mike Blabac, Nathan Ethier-Myette, Ryan Lebel
Saturday morning, the squad gathers in front of the hotel. Solid lineup so far
Good luck, Tiago!
Everyone, get in the bus
The anxiety kicks in. These guys are here to win
Canadian legends, Rick Howard and Rob "Sluggo" Boyce
Brazil vs. Canada
First, pick your speed shades
Hell yeah, Rob
It’s about to get real
The floodgates open
First on the course, Danny Way!
Donta Fucking Hill
Velocity icon, Jake Johnson
Last year’s MVP, LEEEEEEEE YANKOUUUUUUUUU!!!!!
And last but not least…
RED. FUCKING. DRAGONS!
Speed shades for everyone!
You get speed shades! You get speed shades!
EVERYBODY GETS SPEED SHADES!
We need more speed!
The roll-in unfolds
Holy shit it’s fast
Wes, frontside flip
Not a make
Donta, backside bigspin (bolts)
Antoine Asselin, varial flip
Joey Larock, warp speed 360 flip
Alexis ski-stance from the roll-in
Zered with the ultimate switch flip
Next up: Gangster Challenge: Dime imported Wade DesArmo’s switch pop shove couch from Vancouver
Yuri, 360 flip
Tyshawn, half Cab flip
Tiago, nollie pop shove
Antoine, frontside heelflip
Bryan proceeds with care. Safety first
Kalis feeling the heat
Fire it up
Étienne Gagné, kickflip
Karsten Kleppan, kickflip
Ryan Decenzo, kickflip
Yuri, world’s longest kickflip
Yuri: 1, Xenu: 0
And now, the main event
From Brazil, 300 pounds of pure steel, Tiago Lemos
Two-time World Champion of Skateboarding, from Canada, Wade DesArmo
Tiago wins, Tiago starts
Wade, switch flip
Up here, you have no friends
Donta takes down Sluggo
Chachi ain’t scared
The man, the myth, the legend: Joe Valdez
Valdez expert, Aaron Herrington
Joey Larock goes the distance
Clean roll away
Tyshawn’s got it
Joe summons a rail to make it more Valdez
You’re a savage for this one, Joe
Josh Wilson with the make
Mystery Challenge: First guy to triple flip
Boom! JS Lapierre!
Nobody is safe
JS is unstoppable
Speed Challenge winners: Karsten Kleppan and Zered Bassett
Gangster Challenge winner: Adrian Del Campo
Volcano Challenge winners: Ryan Decenzo and Yuri Facchini
World Champion of Skateboarding, Wade DesArmo
Valdez Challenge winners: Josh Wilson and Tyshawn Jones
Mystery Challenge and Race Challenge winner: JS Lapierre
Valdez Pick: Alexis Lacroix
MVPs: Yuri Facchini and Tyshawn Jones
Shout out to everyone. See you next year!
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