THE TRICKS WERE STOMPED AND ONLY ONE WAS LEFT ON HIS BOARD!
éS Game of SKATE Amateur World Championships Recap
Lake Forest, CA (November 14, 2009) – The éS Game of Skate Amateur World Championships is a wrap. Diego Najera, from El Centro, Calif., flicked his shred stick to edge past last year’s winner, Carlos Lastra, from Long Beach, Calif., and Brian Peacock from Wilmington, Del. to take home the title of éS Game of SKATE Amateur World Champion. The éS Game of SKATE tour consisted of more than 12,000 skaters from over 100 cities in more than 25 countries around the world, and everything came down to Diego Najera’s last trick– a bangin nollie double flip that took out Carlos Lastra. Diego’s last buttery trick earned him a year’s worth of éS footwear and apparel, $1,000 worth of Skull Candy gear, a blingin Nixon Ceramic Player watch and two year subscription to Transworld Skateboarding Magazine.
In addition to the éS Game of SKATE, a new concept was added to the festivities called the “Tricktionary.” This gave all skateboarders a chance to film any trick of their choice with their own unique style. éS will pick the cleanest variations of each trick and put the how-to videos in the first-ever flat-ground “Tricktionary” on the éS Game of SKATE website. There were plenty of popped tricks filmed ranging from switch hard flips to Fakie Full Cab Flips. Check the éS Game of SKATE website in the coming weeks at http://www.eSGameofSkate.com to see all the variations.
The crowd at the éS Game of SKATE World Amateur Championships.
Diego throws down a switch 360 flip.
Diego popping a proper kickflip.
Brian with a nollie heel-flip.
The Ro-Sham-Boe before the finals.
Carlos Lastra with a switch kickflip.
This year’s éS Game of SKATE World Amateur Champion, Diego Najera.
The top three finalists with their prizes.