Stop number two of the LG Action Sports World Tour landed in Birmingham England and blew the roof off of the NEC arena and the annual NASS (National Adventure Sport Show)) event. This weekend was filled with a major competition upset, the return of reigning and past LG Action Sports World Champions, and a special visit from two action sports icons/legends.
Erik Bailey 1st place for the street contest, Shane Yost 1st place for the vert contest !
Anarchy in the UK
Inline Street Finals Recap
With about 27 competitors coming from all over the world, notables include Bruno Lowe, Chaz Sands Nicolas Schopfer, Oli Short, Cassimo Tassone, Eric Bailey, Wilfried Rossignol and Mathias Silhan to name just a few.
Just before the event there was a video dedicated to the memory of Richard Taylor. It was a great piece about 3 minutes long with some footage of him skating and hanging out throughout the years. There is also a Richard Taylor Memorial booth selling T-shirts and memorial patches to help raise money for the skatepark they will be building in his name. Richard, a former pro street skater died in an accident in August 2004. [...]
Inline Street Finals
Birmingham, England – July 30, 2006
1. Erik Bailey
2. Wilfried Rossignol
3. Sven Boekhorst
4. Mathias Silhan
5. Stephan De Freitas
6. Chaz Sands
Autralian Victory ! Shane Yost Breaks the Yasutoko Streak
Inline Vert Finals Recap
The last time somebody topped a Yasutoko was Gravity Games 2002, when Marc Englehart had the run of his life. It was an example of what can happen when preparation meets opportunity. On July 29, 2006, opportunity arose once again, and once again, somebody was prepared.
Birmingham, England, where the beer is cheap and the women are delicious . . . Or is it the other way around? We’re here for the LG Action Sports World Tour stop #2, a stop which, as it turns out, will go down in history. [...]
Inline Vert Finals
Birmingham, England – July 29, 2006
1. Shane Yost
2. Takeshi Yasutoko
3. Sven Boekhorst
4. Eito Yasutoko
5. Nel Martin
6. Kevin Marron Lopez
^ Eric Bailey takes the first place – Street Finals