Globe's "Snake Sessions 2" Photos
Skateshops from all over Southern California made their way out to Globe's HQ this past Friday for the second annual Snake Sessions Mini Ramp Contest. The contest is as simple as this: whoever rips the ramp the hardest gets 1000 bucks, plus holds bragging rights and the coveted trophy for the next year, not to mention cash prizes getting thrown out every few heats. Last years winner Ronnie Sandoval gave an unbeatable run and this year was no different. With riders coming out from Val Surf, The Avenue, Transitions, Unmodern, ET Surf, Furnace, Terrace, Active, Spyder, Pharmacy, Identity and Focus Boardshop, it wasn’t going to be an easy contest to win. –Alex Papke
First things first, OC ramps holding it down out front with a backside smith curtesy of Terrace’s Dylan Nahrwold
Later Days Coffee came through with the caffeine to keep the night going late
Robbie Russo signing boards for the fans
Funk’s stoked to have this one on the wall!
Terrace front man Boomer, accompanied by his pup Maeve, made their way out from Fullerton
2nd best thing besides the skating, Beyond Meat providing a tasty alternative
Obviously chasing it back with a cold one
Eddie Moreno kept the hydration flowing for the squad
Making our way inside, Cedric Pabich warming it up for everyone else
The waters were a good choice for Eddie
Zach Allen made his way out for Val Surf
Quickly followed by Funk. High enough that you don’t need a face
Judges corner. Hart and Appleyard holding it down
Jared Cleland front blunting for Spyder
Zack Royal going backside for the judges
Eddie wasn’t slowing down anytime soon. backside noseblunt
Cedric coming close behind with a front blunt
Hayden Estrada going low to high on the front lip
Charlie Tanner showing no hesitation with a tweaked out back boneless
Cedric reaching for the ceiling
Roman Pabich getting his brothers back with a backside air
Rick Fabro egging for the crowd
Dylan Witkin came out for Focus Boardshop
Funk going low to high with a nosegrind tailgrab
No eyes needed for Robbie Russo
Riley Stevens was ripping all night
Rick went way higher than I expected but you get the picture
Willy Lara getting up there, smashing it to rock
The crowd was loving it
So were the judges. Semi finals were firing up
Eddie Moreno kept everyone stoked
Bryan Torrellas for ET Surf taking it all the way around to fakie
Eddie bringing it back, switch stale
Robbie Russo going big with the cannon ball
Riley Stevens kept the high energy going
First trick of finals, Chris Russel comes out strong getting a little too close to the ceiling
No slowing down in sight for Chris. Slob Plant
Can’t forget about Willy Lara, getting up there frontside
Big airs were going all night during finals. Cedric was no stranger, taking this one to disaster
Willy was making it tough for the judges
But trying to beat Chris Russel is not an easy task
Especially when you can skate the ramp like this
Never easy being on the judges table
David Gonzalez, no stranger to a trophy
Transition killer and last years champ Ronnie Sandoval came out to present this years winner with the trophy
It might have been a tough call for the judges but the crowd knew who won
That’s right, Russel with the gold. Not to mention bragging rights for the next year
Can’t forget about thousand dollar cash prize! Everybody’s eating tonight
That’s a wrap! Thanks to everyone that made their way out for the event and the sponsors that made the night possible. See you guys (and the trophy) next year!
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