Hosted at the Beats and Roots festival in Den Bosch with 3.500 visitors the atmosphere was great and the weather excellent.
This time Swiss skater, Maxime Genoud showed he was the best and won € 555,- Maxime impressed the judges with smooth spins en grinds. In the finals he killed it with a flatspin 900 over de gap. Maxime’s the only skater now to pull a trick like this.
Talented French skater Taylor Latouche got 2nd with a bombing fakie backflip over the gap and a smooth 540 spin to grind on the MTG rails.
Mind the Gap 2012 Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
2nd stop of the Mind the Gap tour (flyer).
Next stop: 23.06.2012 – S”Hertogenbosch, Holland.
The second stop of Mind the Gap Eindhoven was a successful edition. It was a sunny day in the city centre with a nice crowd.
After 3 rounds the English skater Nick Lomax showed he was the best and won € 555,-. He impressed the judges with his technical grinds on the MTG rails. Nick did tricks nobody was able to do since 2007 with ease.
Belgium Powerhouse Jeremy Kelser was killing it with a lot speed and good tricks. Scottish rider Chaz Sands got 3rd.
Sunday 12th of september was scheduled for the Mind the gap 2010 tour finals in collaboration with World on Wheels in the city centre of Eindhoven. The course was setup on the Saturday during a beautiful day. Nothing could go wrong…
Unfortunately Sunday was a huge downer for the riders and organisation. The rain came poring down for the whole day, it was impossible to do the Mind the Gap finals during the day.
The two highlights of the rainy day were: a small session in the kiddie course with David Sizemore killing even the smallest obstacles.
At around 17:30 the sky opened up and even the sun touched the Mind the Gap setup. A small rail session started with Dick Heerkens and Orveo Macdonald, the audience at the spot were surprised by the enthusiastic session.
The organisation of Mind the Gap decided not to end Mind the Gap 2010 without the final it deserves. We have decided to schedule a new stop for the finals.
The final will be held on Sunday September 26th in Rotterdam during the Urban Challenge, yes we’re going back like the years before.
An addition to the course will be the concrete skatepark at the location of Streetplaza Zuiderpark.
Timetable for 26.09.2010: 1st round – 15:20, 2nd round – 16:30, Final round – 18:00.
How to get to “Rotterdam Streetplaza” Zuiderpark??
From the central station of Rotterdam, metro D towards Spijkenisse De Akkers, exit Zuidplein?. From there it will be a 3 minute walk to the RE: MIND THE GAP finals 2010.
3rd stop Mind the Gap (World On Wheels, 12.09.2010)
1st Mind the Gap stop: Breakfest festival 19.06.2010.
1. Romain Godenaire, France
2. Fabio Ennes, Brazil
3. Taylor Latouche, France
4. Giorgio Oelhers, the Netherlands
5. Dick Heerkens, the Netherlands
6. Jelle Briggeman, the Netherlands
7. Orveo Mac Donald, the Netherlands
8. Chaz Sands, Scotland
9. Harrold Scholmer, the Netherlands
10. Nick Lomax, England
Last sunday the third edition of Mind the Gap was held in the city centre of Rotterdam in The Netherlands. This edition of Mind the Gap was bigger and better than the 2 previous finals held in Rotterdam. 17 qualified rollerbladers impressed the judges and the audience with technical grinds and huge spins over DJ Jameszoo, who was on the turntables in the 5 meter big gap.
Mind the Gap was part of the Your World “city games”. On sunday the commercial street “Coolsingel” banned al cars. Several thousand visitors experienced different demo’s and shows. During the final round everybody was focused on Mind the Gap, spectators lined up over a length of 60 meters. The excitement was in air
The 5 skaters who qualified for the final round were hyped and all had a shot at the cash money prize of Euro 555,-
Giorgio Oehlers from Rotterdam, 2nd place in 2008, did not deliver in the final round like he did in the prelims. He became 4th. 1st place winner of 2007 Yuri Botelho from Spain had some smooth runs. Unfortunately his 2009 contest ended on a 5th place.
Rotterdam local Martin van Drunen is wellknown for his smooth en technical style of rollerblading. He showed the judges clean spins and grinds deserving a 3th place, he did not go big enough for gold or silver.
American David Sizemore and Frenchman Romain Godenaire were still in the running. Romain goes very powerfull and explosive, David flows and executes his tricks smooth and very technical. A very hard task for the belgian and 2 dutch judges. Romain could not convince the judges enough he became 2nd. The style and high level tricks done by David Sizemore troughout the whole final earned the honour and biggest trophee of Mind the Gap 2009.
The organisation is very proud with another great edition of Mind the Gap and the great atmosphere created during the city games. Thanks go out to all the rollerbladers, spectators, Your World, 1OAK and Rollerblade. Without these Mind the Gap would not be Mind the Gap.
Special shout out to winner David Sizemore!
Some Clips of the top 5 Riders:
1. David Sizemore, USA
2. Romain Godenaire, France
3. Martin v. Drunen, NL
4. Giorgio Oelhers, NL
5, Yuri Botelho, Spain