Halloween Hellbomb 2018 Photos

If you had asked me a few weeks ago whether or not this event would be a reality, I would have had my doubts. We threw a similar event back in May—a fake flyer was posted to our group chat, it got reposted and ended up gaining some traction so we made it a reality and it turned into something way bigger than we ever thought. It was an insane time so we decided to do it again. Halloween was thrown out as a potential date, but nobody really acted upon it. In the meantime, a lot of the homies involved with the first event had left CA and nobody seemed as motivated because there were less people to handle the planning duties. But after talking about it with NHS, we got Bronson, Indy and Mob involved to throw out gear, giving us the green light to put together another flyer—this time advertising a $20K purse. Then Vans got on board to give out shoes and our hype man and MC, Kyle Walsh, agreed to fly out from Philly to host it again. This time he’d be in a wheelchair, though, ‘cause he broke his leg. But he said all he needed was a megaphone and he’d be fine. Happy Hour stepped in at the last minute and gave us a ton of speed shades to throw out, and just like that it was on. Thanks to everyone who came out. This one ended up being way bigger than we anticipated, too. See you at the next Hell Bomb. Wanna help plan it? —Alex Papke

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 1 750pxFirst things first, gotta test out the ramp before taking it to the hill. Tyson Peterson tweaks one out over Gavin Fieri

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 2 750pxQuickly followed by a spooky Franky Villani

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 3 750pxNow down to the Cherry Hill. Two of the first to show up were generator Ev and Hayley as a vampire

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 4 750pxSlowly but surely the crowd showed up

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 5 750pxQuick inspection on Rhino’s cruiser

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 6 750pxTyson getting a little bit nervous about how this was gonna pan out. Just follow Evan’s lead

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 7 750pxEv getting first dibs on the hill taking Rhino’s cruiser for a test drive. The verdict is in: speed is crucial!

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 8 750pxGregson getting the friendly ride up the hill from a local

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 9 750pxRhino got his before the crowd arrived

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 10 750pxEveryone was anxious to see how this thing was gonna go

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 11 750pxKyle Walsh, our MC for the evening. Kyle broke his leg in Europe over the summer and he’s been posted up back in PA the past few weeks. But best believe he flew out for this!

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 12 750pxRad dad alert. Maybe get him on a board next time, though

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 13 750pxNick Garcia came out swinging, going full speed with this manual down the whole thing

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 14 750pxOnce everyone at the top got the green light, it was on

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 15 750pxFirst rounders

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 16 750pxLess than a minute in and already a stray board

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 17 750pxFriends help friends get up the hill

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 18 750pxHow many skaters can you fit on one van?

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 19 750pxChaos on the horizon once the ramp came into play

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 20 750pxEvan wasting no time—equipped with a backpack

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 21 750pxFollowed up by a flying Kader

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 22 750pxGregson, grasser

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 23 750pxDecenzo rolled out from HB to tweak it out. Canadians love their jump ramps!

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 24 750pxThings started heating up fast

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 25 750pxRyan Conners wasted no time. Back three with the speed shades. Extra fast!

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 26 750pxCedric Pabich—you bone it, you own it

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 27 750pxA few too many close calls going back to back

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 28 750pxJosh Borden coming through as Garth. Party on!

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 29 750pxThe judging circuit was getting fired up

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 30 750pxClive came dressed as your favorite rockstar on Birdhouse. Any guesses?

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 31 750pxThe fastest-speed challenge got everyone stoked. Don’t drop that camera!

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 32 750pxEveryone had to get a piece of this thing!

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 33 750pxWhen in doubt, tweak it out

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 34 750pxThought he wouldn’t? Gregson bringing the heat with the frontside flip

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 35 750pxEveryone’s gotta slam at some point

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 36 750pxEven Cody Jacobson is gonna have some rough ones

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 37 750pxSomeone was getting a kick out of it, though

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 38 750pxRule of thumb: if you have earbuds in you’re going down!

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 39 750pxThe ol’ board swap

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 40 750pxIt didn’t necessarily work out every time for Gray

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 41 750pxDecenzo getting up there, mask on!

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 42 750pxDon’t try and move the ramp, Gavin!

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 43 750pxLuckily Fieri was good!

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 44 750pxJohn Dilo didn’t come in costume but he did kickflip the launch ramp from flat! I’ll give it to him this time

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 45 750pxEthan Loy as Luigi getting up there

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 46 750pxCowboy/Thrasher/Bandana Dan and Kader. Dan’s a man of many nicknames, just ask Ewan Bowman

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 47 750pxOnlookers were more confused than stoked

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 48 750pxThe turnout ended up being a bit bigger than we expected

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 49 750pxDog Dad, Tim Cis

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 50 750pxThe walk back up the hill is always the worst

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 51 750pxUnless you’re greeted at the top by Dylan Witkin and Mathew Pierre

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 52 750pxXavier Alford gave the thumbs up to use his car as a launch obstacle

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 53 750pxBut not until after he ollied it from flat with two passengers inside!

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 54 750pxClose call straight out the gates for Clint Beswick and E-Smith

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 55 750pxEthan Loy taking the less traditional route

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 56 750pxChris Gregson making it tough for everyone else. Try beating this frontside flip!

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 57 750pxIt sure as hell fired up Thomas Dristas and Zach Allen

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 58 750pxLast but not least, Evan Smith came through with the 540 over the car! That seemed like a good time to shut things down

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 59 750pxVictory lap

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 60 750pxHugs all around!

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 61 750pxSeriously, a 540 over a car? It doesn’t get much better than that

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 62 750pxT-Funk can drink to that!

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 63 750pxYou know Reese Salken and K-Walks were firing it up!

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 64 750pxGotta get rid of all of this product somehow, though…

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 65 750pxBy this point everyone wanted to know who won the grand prize—a purse of $20,000

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 66 750pxIt’s a tough call…

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 67 750pxBut we had to give it to Evan

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 68 750pxBecause it’s not everyday you see someone 540 a car, you know?

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 69 750pxBut who really needs $20,000 anyway?

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 70 750pxIt never was for the money in the first place

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 71 750pxEv just wanted to go fast!

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 72 750pxShotgunning a cold one is all he needs to celebrate the win

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 73 750pxLet’s make that two!

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 74 750pxI think you missed a little there, Ev

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 75 750pxThe highly coveted victory spew

CherryHellBomb photoPAPKE 76 750pxWell, that does it! Thanks to everyone that came out this year. It wouldn’t be the same without all of you. Special shoutout to everyone in Long Beach that helped make it possible and gave us product to throw out. See you next year!
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