The story of how Russell Day became an Adapt rider keeps reminding me of an old Chris Haffey interview in Daily Bread. Chris talked about buying his first skates from his now longtime sponsor.
For some reason, that felt right to me. The idea that one of the biggest superstars in blading once bought his skates from a small company just because he wanted to show his support strikes me.
There is nothing more flattering then a rider who buy's the product just because he loves the brand and wants to support it. Russell Day wrote me an e-mail when we just started out with Adapt. Telling me how he liked the brand and wanted to try it out.
Already afraid we had another rider asking for free skates, he just replied he wanted to buy them. 5 years later, that same person who wrote us that e-mail, just received his first Adapt pro skate and had been a member of the Adapt family since day one.
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Gil Silva Cunha skating at the Peitruss skatepark in Luxembourg City (april 2017). Filmed & edited by Jim Lorang. Music: Monophonics - Bang bang.
Featuring: Brett Urbas, Luke Naylor, Nate Snowden, Mikey Taylor, Zeb Martin, Sean Quinn, Don Bambrick, Brian Weis, Zack (Zach Savage) Waszkiewicz, Luke Rappa, Craig (Birdie) Mirasola, Ryan C, Alex Rugburn, and Chaz Grabke. Filmers: Dan Grimes, Zeb Martin, Luke Naylor, Alex Rugburn, Brett Urbas, Zac Straight, Sean Quinn.
Would like to thank everyone who contributed to this rag tag production, wouldn't have been able to do it without you guys! Edited by Zac Straight. Check out our website Fidshred.com ; you're supporting something that is real and comes from the heart! Hope you enjoy much love. - FIDShredCo.
Previously: Park Rats, Volume Three - PART ONE (2014)
The Donate and Skate was originally planned to be at a skatepark in the small town of Seguin, TX, but the rain had different plans for us.
The organizers reconvened underneath a covered area in a park down the street, scavenged a box and a p-rail from the locals and game on. There was a great turn out for such a weird location. The competition was stacked.
Heavy hitters Andrew Broom and Mason Richard had their eyes on the gold medal this year, as did many other young hopefuls. The edit does this competition no justice. So many clips were missed.
Intense battles between competitors. Valo flow team rider Andrew Broom going head to head against TX legend Michael Kraft. A true test of endurance and attrition.
But it was the dark horse, Foogie, who rose to glory. Sweeping the crowd off its feet with his deep vocabulary of tricks and unmatchable style, his performance will not be quickly forgotten. The recent Colorado transplant was recently picked up newly formed skate empire "curb killa clique". Be on the look out for this one. Congratulations to all in attendance.
Donate and Skate 2017 (Seguin, Texas): Edit + Results
Here are a few clips from B4 Winterclash 2017 (Planet Park, Belgium). The comp was pretty hectic and was hard to keep track of where skaters were at times so i missed a few clips. Enjoy. - Tyriek Gibson
Shane Conn | Pittsburgh PA | HT Blade Cut | Wolfman Version, 2017 Edit by Hawke Trackler