Upcoming Longboarding Events – SkateboarderCross
Longboard skateboard events are not limited to simple race formats, at least not for much longer. On particular event that is pushing this idea further is named SkateboarderCross, a title that cross links origins from Moto-Cross, slalom skateboarding and downhill skateboarding.
Read below for further details on this great event from Jack Smith.
$10,000 total purse
$5,000 first place
$2,500 second place
$1,500 third place
$1,000 fourth place
This October, in Morro Bay, California where slalom was reborn in 2001 a brand new way of racing skateboards, combining street, vert and slalom skills in head to head format will be introduced to the skateboarding world.
It's called SkateboarderCross.
Legendary downhill racer Roger Hickey, creator and owner of Freshpark, has partnered with World Slalom Skateboarding Championships producer Jack Smith, publisher of The Skateboarder's Journal, to bring you this exciting new event.
Racers will compete head to head on identical 500+ courses littered with ramps, banks, jumps, whoop-de-doos . Each racer will be given two qualifying runs with the top 32 skaters advancing to head to head round.
In the opening round the skater swill be paired off in the typical 1-32, 2-31 format, with the higher qualifier receiving lane choice in each round. In the first round it's do or die, that's right one run will determine if you live to race the next day.
In the following rounds we will use the double elimination format, meaning that a racer must lose twice before being eliminated. No clock will be used in the head to head racing, first skater across the finish line is the winner. A world-class photo finish system will be used to determine the winner of close finishes.
At the end of the day we will end up with the two fastest racers squaring off for the $5,000 first place prize. Be there!