Posts Tagged ‘hoedown 2011’

Hoedown 15 (2011): RIP BirdsSwin Edit

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

hoedown 2011

Quoting Jordan Smith:

Every year for the last fifteen years, rollerbladers from all over the world gather once a year at Eisenberg Skatepark in Plano, TX.

They come together compete in one of the most grueling contests of their sport. Eisenbergs Skatepark is officially closing and the 15th annual Showdown at the Hoedown was the last of the series.

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Eisenberg’s Skatepark needs 20 volunteers to help tear down and build up ramps. The park will move to a new, smaller location, some ramps will be available for sale.

Hoedown: Time Machine
2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005.

2011 Winner: John Sullivan.
2010 Winner: CJ Wellsmore (full results).
2009 Winner: CJ Wellsmore (full results).
2008 Winner: David Sizemore (full results).
2007 Winner: Chris Haffey (full results).

Showdown at the Hoedown 2011 by Anthony Medina

Saturday, November 5th, 2011

The 15th and final Hoedown. This year it was pretty much a TX comp and it just shows how strong the scene is here.

Props to John Sullivan for taking the win. Thanks to Luis Lozano for filming some crowd shots and b-roll with the GOPRO and Eric Cruz for contributing some clips.

Hoedown: Time Machine
2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005.

2011 Winner: John Sullivan.
2010 Winner: CJ Wellsmore (full results).
2009 Winner: CJ Wellsmore (full results).
2008 Winner: David Sizemore (full results).
2007 Winner: Chris Haffey (full results).

Andrew Jacuzzi, Keaton Newsom and Friends: Valo, Hoedown 2011 Edit + Bonus

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Andrew Jacuzzi, Keaton Newsom and Friends: Valo, Hoedown 2011

Bonus: The City never sleeps Premiere + Hoedown 2011 Edit
Filmed & edited by Josh Navarifar.

Hoedown: Time Machine
2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005.

2011 Winner: John Sullivan.
2010 Winner: CJ Wellsmore (full results).
2009 Winner: CJ Wellsmore (full results).
2008 Winner: David Sizemore (full results).
2007 Winner: Chris Haffey (full results).

Texas Hoedown 15 by Pat Leal

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

hoedown

Previously: Hoedown 2011 by Jordan Smith.

Hoedown: Time Machine
2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005.

2011 Winner: John Sullivan.
2010 Winner: CJ Wellsmore (full results).
2009 Winner: CJ Wellsmore (full results).
2008 Winner: David Sizemore (full results).
2007 Winner: Chris Haffey (full results).

Hoedown 2011 by Jordan Smith

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Quoting Jordan Smith:

Every year for the last fifteen years, rollerbladers from all over the world gather once a year at Eisenberg Skatepark in Plano, TX.

They come together compete in one of the most grueling contests of their sport. Eisenbergs Skatepark is officially closing and the 15th annual Showdown at the Hoedown was the last of the series.

This is a catalog of the events I captured on 10/29/11 at the Hoedown. I have been attending the Hoedown since 2005.

Hoedown: Time Machine
2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005.

2011 Winner: John Sullivan.
2010 Winner: CJ Wellsmore (full results).
2009 Winner: CJ Wellsmore (full results).
2008 Winner: David Sizemore (full results).
2007 Winner: Chris Haffey (full results).

15th Annual Hoedown Invitation

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

October 28-30, 2011. Red, White And Boo!

Eisenbergs 15th Annual Texas Showdown at the Hoedown will be held October 28-30 at Eisenbergs Skatepark in Plano. About fifty athletes from the around the world will compete for cash prizes in this select aggressive inline skating competition.

Past years have brought contestants from as far as Australia, United Kingdom, France, Japan, China, Germany and Spain.

15th Annual Hoedown

Eisenbergs’ annual Showdown at the Hoedown was the first contest of its kind when it was introduced in 1997. 1996 X Games gold medalist Arlo Eisenberg conceived of the Hoedown as an alternative to the conventional contests that dominated action sports at the time.

“Choreographed runs, where skaters go out alone and perform a timed run in front of judges just seemed so unnatural to me”, said Eisenberg. “It had very little to do with the way we actually skated.”

Eisenberg conceived a format that reflected the unstructured, artistic athleticism at the heart of the individualistic action sports culture. The Hoedown format became an instant hit with competitors and spectators alike and inspired other “alternative” contests.

But the Showdown at the Hoedown remains the original most revered event of the skating season. Every October the world’s best rollerbladers make the pilgrimage to Plano, Texas for the contest that started it all.

More Infos on Eisenbergs.com/hoedown.php.