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
The crowd showed up early
The riders arrived
Good morning, Ishod
Big Daddy Gangsta, Tiago Lemos
Quick riders meeting—the challenges were explained and riders started to realize what was coming
You want me to do what?!
I didn’t sign up for this
The gates were opened
These guys have been training all year for this
“The opening ceremony is about to start. we need everyone’s participation for this”
OOOOH OH OH YEAH!
Jamal Smith on the earth’s last unicorn
A quick sacrifice before the skating can start
The boys tested out the wall
Zered Basset, switch wallride
Alexis Lacroix, 15 feet
Raney Beres doesn’t give a fuck!
The boys needed all the speed they could get
Louie Lopez, 18 feet
“That’s one giant fucking gap”
Ishod Wair, 19 foot frontside wallride
Next up: Speed Challenge
Combine a hot day with a raging crowd and a wet floor is what you get
The Speed Challenge turned into a slip and slide
It’s all good!
Tom Knox, full speed back Smith assisted by Austin Kanfoush
Alexis Lacroix, nollie one-foot back Smith
And now—the Volcano Challenge
T-Funk’s a beast!
Louie, frontside 180
Spencer Hamilton, back tail
Antoine Asselin, front blunt
And now, the moment we’ve all been waiting for: THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GAME OF S-K-A-T-E!
From the United States of America: ISHOD WAIR!
And three-time world champion, WADE DESARMO!
A quick arm wrestle to see who goes first
Ishod started it off
The battle was intense
but Wade finally took it
The Gladiator Challenge!
The most violent event in skateboarding
Evan Smith took it to a new dimension
Donta Hill vs. Breana
Up Next, final round
Donta Hill, Spencer Hamilton, Lee Yankou, Wes Kremer and Weckingball
Clash of the titans. Scraping is tolerated today
These guys are fucking HUGE!
What a final
Weck takes it. Beef is finally squashed
The oldest challenge of all time: The Pyramid Challenge
Zered goes switch, of course
A really good photo of Pryce
Spencer Hamilton, 12 feet
The crowd hooks it up with the Valdez P.O.W.A.
Crazy Frankie, 13 Feet
Danny: “You can go bigger; trust me”
And he does, Kader Sylla, 15 feet!
That’s a wrap!
Wallride Challenge winners: Ishod Wair and T-Funk
Speed Challenge winners: Alexis Lacroix and Yuri Facchini
Volcano Experts: Louie Lopez and Antoine Asselin
Gladiator Challenge winner: Weckingball
Pyramid Challenge winner: Kader Sylla
Last place but not least: Mitch Barrette
DGC 2018 Most Valuable Players: Louie Lopez and Kader Sylla. See you next year!
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