Chronicling the KY battle 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 in Lexington, Kentucky. The Battle happens again September 5, 2015, laying hammers on Labor Day.
It’s going to be another sick addition to the long KY Battle History Books, these are highlights from the years featuring clips from some of inline skating’s greats in front and behind the camera. This year we have more than $1700 dollars in prizes, it’s going to go off for sure! – Doug Williams.
I got broke off something awful at the first spot. Between dealing with the injury, having the pup attend the event and typical booth duties it was quite the hectic day. Luckily I was still able to break out a camera a tad bit at some of the spots.
Cheers to all the heads who have held this contest together. Doug Williams for never giving up, Brad Anthony for stepping up and delegating the shit out of the whole thing. All the volunteers who helped raise money and promoted the event. Floyd and the RIOT sk8park for letting us get busy the night before. Most of all, the competitors, literally rain or shine, stayed determined to put on a good show. Attitudes were tremendously positive and love was all around.
14 years strong, The Kentucky Battle, like water, flowed through the streets of Louisville. Not one spot was a bust, no broken bones, no fights, plenty of ganja and plenty of solid tricks on them blades. Though, I had no intentions on filming anything, I am pretty pleased how this little number turned out.
At times I feel myself lost within this industry. Constantly confused where it is taking all of us. At the end of the day, I just consider myself blessed to know and love so many talented people. The rise is still very much real. The sky is the limit. The best part of all, next is number 15. – Chad Anthony.
From what started 10 years ago as a friendly rivalry between Louisville and Lexington, has become a giant gathering for the midwest.
On paper it’s a contest, but the vibe is just like any other session among friends. Everyone who participates is absorbed into the excitement and leaves with a story to tell. This year was no exception. There were no busts, no major injuries, a rapid flow of hammers, and lots of laughs.
Big thanks of course to Doug Williams who put this event together and kept everything rolling. Thanks to Charlie Midkiff and Brandon Kennedy for the additional footage.
Off the top of my head, in the video you will see the likes of Steven Tat, Mark Wojda, Daniel Powell, Jordan Dale, Aaron Pyle, Ryan Habeeb, Andy Burch, Mike Branch, Ryan Benner, Mat Grimes, Justin Rose, Michael Rose, Scott Rose, John Ritter, Ryan Slone, Max Ballestero, Chad Anthony, Darron Wilkerson, Kramer Ditty, Matt Foley, Scott Broofaloptus Hatton & Tony Woodland.
Jordan Dale: Negative Top Acid on the MI King rail.
Tri Rudolf: Makio to remove skate soul on rail put back on skate (basically something from jet set radio).