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Brian Aragon crowned 2009 World Champion in Las Vegas.
World class riders gathered in Las Vegas on Halloween weekend and battled for the World Finals title, last stop of the WRS 2009 Pro Tour.
A lot of pessure was on Aragon at this final event in Vegas because two riders could have potentially taken his 1st place on the WRL: Chris Haffey and Julien Cudot.
After a brilliant season on the Pro Tour in which he qualified for the Pro Finals, amateur Julien Cudot didn’t manage to pass the first round. Chris Haffey, despite succeeding at qualifying for the final round, took a hard fall on a disaster true fish and had to retire from the competition.
Despite Wellsmore’s (2nd) impressive tricks, Broskow’s (3rd) creativity and style, Sizemore’s (4th) aggressive disasters and Stockwell’s (5th) fast lines, Brian Aragon did not loose his focus and took 1st place by landing stylish hammers and utilizing the whole course including every new obstacles built especially for the Las Vegas Finals.
He was then crowned 2009 World Champion (WRL#1) in front of the Vegas crowd, alongside Chris Haffey (WRL#2) and David Sizemore (WRL#3).
WRS World Finals Results:
1. Brian Aragon [USA]
2. CJ Wellsmore [Australia]
3. Alex Broskow [USA]
4. David Sizemore [USA]
5. Jeff Stockwell [USA]
6. Jon Bolino [USA]
7. Brian Shima [USA]
8. Roman Abrate [France]
9. Dominik Wagner [Germany]
10. Stephane Alfano [France]
11. Chris Haffey [USA] (ret’d)
Montage by Ryan Benner. Thanks Farhan Tahir.
2 sessions at Woodward Skatepark in Lakewood, Colorado.
Song: Daedelus – Touchtone
Edited by Billy Kostka (Circa 2003).
quoting Chris Haffey:
I spent a few weeks in Colorado this January, and these are a few clips that we got while I was there.
I know its a lot of the same tricks and what not, but we never wanted to be carrying the camera with us. Hopefully by the end of the season I’ll be able to get something up with a little more variety.
Check the video in HD Streaming.
The Future of Wheels is Here! We our proud to introduce the BRAND NEW Brian Aragon Pro Wheel. This wheel not only marks the release of Brianâ€™s second wheel with us but the progression of the technology in polyurethane wheel manufacturing. Our wheels are now made of the HIGHEST quality and most cutting edge materials that are available. Our sport has never seen anything like them and the days of chunking, decoring, and flat spotting are over.
Let me give you some of the back story involved in the new wheel. We have been testing the new wheel for about 4 months in every different condition and environment imaginable. Every single one of our testers have been on the same sets of wheels the whole time and can not believe what is under their skate. The result has all been the same. They say that they have never riden any wheel that is so fast, grippy, and durable. I am sure that the majority of you know what names and ability level of riders that we have testing but, lets just point out that Franky and Brian just finished in the top 5 at LG World Championships on 4 month old sets of wheels.
So we are introducing you to the last wheel you will ever want to ride. All wheels are GUARANTEED 100%. The new compound will start with the Aragon Pro Wheel, that should be avalible in stores in the next 2 weeks, and all the others will follow as they sell out. They are going to retail for $30 and guaranteed this will be the best wheel you have ever riden.
Personally, We can not wait for you guys to start riding them and to hear your feedback,
World champion skater Brian Aragon, the 24-year-old professional from Brighton who has an in-line skate named for him, used to roll more than a mile from his home to a halfpipe in that city’s Benedict Park.
In Escondido, Philadelphia and Zurich, everyone calls Brian Aragon “the Prince.”
His silky moves and seemingly effortless style have earned him that moniker in the world of competitive in-line skating, and he doesn’t mind one bit. Things could be worse: They call his friend Mike Johnson “Murda,” and Dre Powell is “The Dazed Owl.”
The Prince has the movie-star looks and soulful brown eyes to go with that nickname, but don’t expect any regal self-absorption from this 24-year-old from Brighton. He’s got no spoiled-jock airs. No attitude. Not even a girlfriend – too busy. No fat bank account, either. [...]
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