The first two battles, of the second installment, of The Battle At The Berrics, just went down this past weekend. The matchups both featured a veteran, who can really remember the old days, vs a new generation, switchfoot master, who’s old days are now.
In the first matchup the rules were bent for Mike Vallely, who needs to be able to do no-complys and handplants, lets face it, if it wasn’t for those moves he wouldn’t have a career. So, to make it a little more fair Chris Cole agreed to a rule change, and The Battle At The Berrics went back to the 80s. Plus, it was funny to watch Cole learn the moves of the Reagan years, on the spot.
Vallely was almost a dick, and about to give Chris Cole the boot when he blew a ho-ho, a move he can do in his sleep. Cole stepped up and showed grandpa what you can do when you start your trick with an ollie, and moved on to the next round.
In the second battle Jamie Thomas, one of my favorite skaters ever, took on Dennis Busenitz, also one of my favorite skaters, I just love how fast he skates. From the start, it was obvious it was going to be an up hill battle for The Chief. Jamie’s more newschool than Mike V, but Dennis is in his prime and films sections, while Jamie reviews invoices at Black Box (the distribution company he owns). Needless to say Dennis skated a shutout.
Click here to check out the videos of the battles.