Between the Mind the Gap shows we found some time to go to a nice outdoor skatepark in Zurich which was close to the event.
Event photographer Dominic Swagemakers found some time to put his skates on this sunny session together with Jan Hoogtijeling, Dick Heerkens, oldschool Rollerblade rider Dihn Thai and myself. Later that day we did our last Mind the Gap show with some crazy spins from Swiss rider Maxime Genoud.
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)