Posts Tagged ‘imyta 2006’
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.
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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.
Pumppi published a photo gallery of the Imyta+ Amsterdam 2006. Don’t miss photos of the qualification day and the main event. Featuring Benny Harmanus, Chris Haffey, Brian Shima, Yoghurt and more.
Don’t miss this set of Tim Parker (20 photos) featuring fisheye and standard photos of the Last man standing competition plus the I Match your Tricks Association Contest.