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

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SnakeSessions photoPAPKE 2 750pxFirst things first, OC ramps holding it down out front with a backside smith curtesy of Terrace’s Dylan Nahrwold

SnakeSessions photoPAPKE 3 750pxLater Days Coffee came through with the caffeine to keep the night going late

SnakeSessions photoPAPKE 4 750pxRobbie Russo signing boards for the fans

SnakeSessions photoPAPKE 5 750pxFunk’s stoked to have this one on the wall!

SnakeSessions photoPAPKE 6 750pxTerrace front man Boomer, accompanied by his pup Maeve, made their way out from Fullerton

SnakeSessions photoPAPKE 7 750px2nd best thing besides the skating, Beyond Meat providing a tasty alternative

SnakeSessions photoPAPKE 8 750pxObviously chasing it back with a cold one

SnakeSessions photoPAPKE 9 750pxEddie Moreno kept the hydration flowing for the squad

SnakeSessions photoPAPKE 10 750pxMaking our way inside, Cedric Pabich warming it up for everyone else

SnakeSessions photoPAPKE 11 750pxThe waters were a good choice for Eddie

SnakeSessions photoPAPKE 12 750pxZach Allen made his way out for Val Surf

SnakeSessions photoPAPKE 13 750pxQuickly followed by Funk. High enough that you don’t need a face

SnakeSessions photoPAPKE 14 750pxJudges corner. Hart and Appleyard holding it down

SnakeSessions photoPAPKE 15 750pxJared Cleland front blunting for Spyder

SnakeSessions photoPAPKE 16 750pxZack Royal going backside for the judges

SnakeSessions photoPAPKE 17 750pxEddie wasn’t slowing down anytime soon. backside noseblunt

SnakeSessions photoPAPKE 18 750pxCedric coming close behind with a front blunt

SnakeSessions photoPAPKE 19 750pxHayden Estrada going low to high on the front lip

SnakeSessions photoPAPKE 20 750pxCharlie Tanner showing no hesitation with a tweaked out back boneless

SnakeSessions photoPAPKE 21 750pxCedric reaching for the ceiling

SnakeSessions photoPAPKE 22 750pxRoman Pabich getting his brothers back with a backside air

SnakeSessions photoPAPKE 23 750pxRick Fabro egging for the crowd

SnakeSessions photoPAPKE 24 750pxDylan Witkin came out for Focus Boardshop

SnakeSessions photoPAPKE 25 750pxFunk going low to high with a nosegrind tailgrab

SnakeSessions photoPAPKE 26 750pxNo eyes needed for Robbie Russo

SnakeSessions photoPAPKE 27 750pxRiley Stevens was ripping all night

SnakeSessions photoPAPKE 28 750pxRick went way higher than I expected but you get the picture

SnakeSessions photoPAPKE 29 750pxWilly Lara getting up there, smashing it to rock

SnakeSessions photoPAPKE 30 750pxThe crowd was loving it

SnakeSessions photoPAPKE 31 750pxSo were the judges. Semi finals were firing up

SnakeSessions photoPAPKE 32 750pxEddie Moreno kept everyone stoked

SnakeSessions photoPAPKE 33 750pxBryan Torrellas for ET Surf taking it all the way around to fakie

SnakeSessions photoPAPKE 34 750pxEddie bringing it back, switch stale

SnakeSessions photoPAPKE 35 750pxRobbie Russo going big with the cannon ball

SnakeSessions photoPAPKE 36 750pxRiley Stevens kept the high energy going

SnakeSessions photoPAPKE 37 750pxFirst trick of finals, Chris Russel comes out strong getting a little too close to the ceiling

SnakeSessions photoPAPKE 38 750pxNo slowing down in sight for Chris. Slob Plant

SnakeSessions photoPAPKE 39 750pxCan’t forget about Willy Lara, getting up there frontside

SnakeSessions photoPAPKE 40 750pxBig airs were going all night during finals. Cedric was no stranger, taking this one to disaster

SnakeSessions photoPAPKE 41 750pxWilly was making it tough for the judges

SnakeSessions photoPAPKE 42 750pxBut trying to beat Chris Russel is not an easy task

SnakeSessions photoPAPKE 43 750pxEspecially when you can skate the ramp like this

SnakeSessions photoPAPKE 44 750pxNever easy being on the judges table


SnakeSessions photoPAPKE 45 750pxDavid Gonzalez, no stranger to a trophy

SnakeSessions photoPAPKE 46 750pxTransition killer and last years champ Ronnie Sandoval came out to present this years winner with the trophy

SnakeSessions photoPAPKE 47 750pxIt might have been a tough call for the judges but the crowd knew who won

SnakeSessions photoPAPKE 48 750pxThat’s right, Russel with the gold. Not to mention bragging rights for the next year

SnakeSessions photoPAPKE 49 750pxCan’t forget about thousand dollar cash prize! Everybody’s eating tonight

SnakeSessions photoPAPKE 50 750pxThat’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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