Phx Am 2016: Photo Recap
The 15th annual PHX Am contest presented by Cowtown and Vans took place at Desert West Skatepark this past weekend. With temperatures in the high 80's, which is cool for Phoenix, it was up to the skaters to heat up the course. From 10 year old Lazer Crawford to some OG Desert West locs in thier 30's this contest covered all ages and styles of skating. Some new additions were made to the course to even out any home court advantages and when the dust had settled Florida's Zion Wright took home the win showing solid skills on the transitions, gaps and rails that make up the Desert West Skatepark. Thanks to Trent, Laura and Ed from Cowtown for continuing to host an epic contest that is a breeding ground for up and coming skaters and thanks to Vans, Redbull and Krew for putting up the cash to pay for it all. —Joe Hammeke
Some course revisions for 2016 and the city of Phoenix is going to let the temporary revisions stick around for the next week
Tent city was popping off
Sip Brewski and crew were holding down the Thrasher tent
Lee Dog filming the live feed for Vans
Omar Guerrero, Jamie Foy, Shredmaster Kieth and Cedric Pabich ready to go
Bryant Chapo kickflip back lip landed him in 5th place
Jamie Foy back overcrook into 7th place
Two guys named “Wang” Wang Hui Feng and Wang Guo Hua both traveled from China and were crowd favorites
Roman and Cedric Pabich, brothers doubles. Check out their interview in the May issue of the mag
Corey Glick, nosegrind
Last guy last heat Robbie Brockel pretty much won the weekend with Real Skateboards turning him pro just as his run started
Pyramid Country tent was where you could find the guys who were gonna be featured in “Distant Mind Terrain” which premiered at the after party and is now playing here
Lefty and Corey Millett’s crew was turning up all over the place, and especially turnt at the afterparty
Kr3w’s Brownie has the free drink tickets and Jon Dickson is pretty happy with the amount about to get broke off
Would you trust this guy to film some of the heaviest drops in skateboarding? Jaws does!
Figgy jamming some heavy riffs in the name of Arctic
While Frecks pounds the drums
OG Pissdrunk Pearcy tangled up in Nuge
Jackson Casey the man behind the lens of Pyramid Country and his lady
DJ Tai Khanor getting the crowd fired up before the headliner. Lefty and Corey and Ish Cepeda’s turn up crew running the stage.
Then Killa Priest, Technique and Ghostface Killa took the stage!
Ghostface playing all your Wu-Tang favorites
You know Taylor McClung was hyped. Thanks for double fisting cokes and driving up all the way home Taylor!
Killa Priest and Ghostface
Sunday morning came too soon and back to the contest where the Cowtown raffle was in action
More tent city
DJ Kate Scratch Fever cueing up the tunes for the skaters runs
Dashawn Jordan back Smith into 3rd place
Yoshi Tannenbaum has bigflips on lock and landed in 2nd place
Zion Wright is as comfortable in the air as he is on a handrail. Huge body jar for the win!
Zion Wright victory lap fs 360 ollie
Top 3: Yoshi Tannenbaum, Zion Wright and Dashawn Jordan
2/21/2020Continuing their already impressive legacy, Emerica strikes gold again with Green. Dakota pushes his rail game to new limits and Dickson rips every set and bank to shreds like a rabid wolverine while the rest of the team fills out a killer montage. This is canon.
2/21/2020Before dropping his curtain-closing part in Green, the midwestern madman set the record straight about breaking his leg the first time skating, ice fishing in Illinois and roving scooter gangs taking over his hometown. Get up to speed with this extended interview by Taylor Kirby from our Feb 2020 issue.
2/21/2020The dramatic finale to Marc Johnson’s cryptic yet murdery video series is here and it couldn’t have ended any better—with Dashawn Jordan finally getting a pro board. Congrats, D!
2/20/2020This official communiqué from Pyramid Country chronicles their recent roadtrip to Florida. Blake Carpenter and Dilo were abducted along the way to join in the all the gator sighting, indoor swimming and, of course, skating.
2/20/2020Putting a video together is never easy, but a supportive squad always helps. Dakota, Jon, Tim and Miner feed off each other to finish another epic Emerican edit. As Dickson says, “It was exhilarating, to say the the least."