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Yapple Dapple Game of S.K.A.T.E. Game 1 was held on Sunday 22nd January.
In the morning Southfields was frozen out but the sunshine promised to come out and thaw it. Even by 3:30 the skatepark was still wet and very cold - we did however have a strip of flat to hold the Game of S.K.A.T.E. on!
We had a hardcore 15 or so turn out in the afternoon, some lurkers, some supporters and some there to just session, so that was cool.
For the actual game we had 6 of Loughborough's finest ready to play for the set of Bones 54mm wheels and of course points towards SOTY (Skater Of The Year).
With 6 players we went with 2 sets.
First set was Dylan, George and James. This was an even battle with all players getting to letter T. Props to James as well as he took a gnarly slam before the game that saw him full scorpion onto the curb at the top of the long bank (James did come and secure the Heroin deck I had earlier in the day however by landing a kickflip in the shop!). James is getting 4 bonus points for playing after that slam because he took it like a champ!
Set 2 was Jake, Pulsurr and Ravih. This was a nervous set as the word on the street was Jake was the one to beat - did this put a few others off from getting involved?! Well it turned out to be another close battle with first Pulsurr submitting and then Ravih and Jake battling it out to the final letter. Jake just pipped it though.
Final battle commenced with pals Jake and Dylan fighting it out until Dylan had a rebate on the letter E and saw the hot prospect Jake taking the wheels home and 10 points towards SOTY.
Thank you to all who showed up in the freezing cold including Ky who came down to take photos! Check Ky out HERE
The next Game will be on Sunday February 19th at 3:30pm.
After discussing it Sunday we will be looking to open up the Game to more than just flat ground - this will include a bowl game as well as a Ledge / Rail game in the future, so as the whole park get's a session and everyone can get involved - any suggestions welcome just pop in and see me or come along to the next game!