Posts Tagged ‘imyta’
This is history in the making! Say what you want, but the I Match Your Trick Association is breaking the mold of how to have a street competition. Let the crowd decide the winner, there are no rules, and whatever happens happens.
“Time is money” is something that will be defined down to the very last trick. This Special edition will be a priceless addition to your video shelf. The memories and moments are all caught on film for a rare time capsule. The first competition nut was cracked at the infamous Embarcadero during the 2000 X Games.
Eric Schrijn melted into a sea of onlookers at the bottom of the Hyatt rail. Magic Struck in Bercy, France as a capacity crowd cheered Shima onto the champagne alley with his superhuman ending trick. Detroit Rock City was all about Rob Guererro crushing his way through to the crown.
Finally Josh Petty takes advantage of a little hometown turn in Esco for a grand finale and emotional win. This part would not be complete without a full circle end all IMYTA – The Final Four. This one was held right in Jon Julio’s backyard of San Jose, California.
Directors: Jon Julio and Dave Paine.
Photos: David Durrenberger.
Winner: Matthieu Heinemann. Slam of the year: Neou Men.
The Interview took place one day after the 2011 Winterclash. Dre Powell talks about Imyta‘s , the Winterclash and blading back in the day. Dre is one of the realest bladers ‘Out There’ if you know what I mean. Interview conducted on Feb 13, 2011.
Moscow is trying to say goodbye to the winter. It’s getting warmer and some of bladers already hit the streets now.
Skaters.ru decided to refresh the feelings of real street skating atmosphere. Here is a ’3 contests in 1 remix’: Iguana Street Finals, Imyta+ Amsterdam qualification & Imyta+ Amsterdam.
Cheers Yri ‘fitil’ Pavlov for editing.
You can download the edit here (18mb)
Featuring Erik Bailey, Chris Haffey, Chaz Sands, Nick Lomax, Benny Harmanus, Brian Shima, Murda Johnson, Dre Powell, Brent Hicks, Billy O’Neil, Al Hooi, Tyrone Ballantine, Ady Wallace, Sean Escott and more.
Edit by Andy Welsh
up : Brian Shima / Benny Harmanus. Photo : Alex Schneider.
IMYTA+ or I Match Your Trick Association Plus, which is what this strange abbreviation stands for, is the single biggest skate event on the planet.
It came into existence in the year 2000, when the world was a happy place and a lot seemed possible. Jon Julio, the skating legend, created the second ever skate competition on real street. (The first ever was held three weeks prior, was called the Truth Real Street Comp, and was organised by yours truly, by the way).
The real street concept was an immediate success. But for IMYTA, success did not last, due to the increasingly repressive climate in the US.
up : I love this photo of Dominic Wagner and Mathias Silhan. It was taken by Alex Schneider at the Last Man Standing comp that took place before the Imyta+. It really looks like the skaters are playing cat and mouse in the bowl.
up : ? / Erik Bailey. Photo : Alex Schneider.
Imyta Paris 2003: Paris la Defense.
Video edit by David Durrenberger, featuring Neou Men, Momo Sylla, Mathieu Heinemann, Oli Short, Ben Weis, Azikiwee Anderson, Mark Korte, Bruno Loewe, Ricardo Lino, Jona Messerli, Jon Julio, Benny Harmanus, Richard Taylor and Jochen Smuda.
Soundtrack by Apocalyptica.
Download links down.
A photo set of the contest is availiable here.
This video edit is dedicated to Richard Taylor, RIP.
Here is the previously Un-released Director’s Cut of the event with Monsters of Roll, NY IMYTA and Core Tour coverage aired on National Puerto Rican TV. By Ray Mendez (thanks for the mail!).