Posts Tagged ‘montreal classic’
- Roman Abrate (France)
- Kevin Lapierre (Drummondville)
- Franco Cammayo (New York)
- Matt Garrity (Montreal)
- Tim Frankland (New York)
- Bobby Croteau (Montreal)
I went on a gut feeling that this year the Montreal Classic would fucking rock. The last two years were epic and I wouldn’t expect any less in 2010. The Classic brings good vibes, good times, and amazing people, all mashed up into one venue.
To me, the contest has always been the type of event where once-acquaintances become long-term, close friends.
After things came together with a last minute decision, we made the road trip from NYC to Montreal, Canada, safe and sound. We checked into a sweet hotel in the heart of the city and got some rest. At sundown, we then cruised over to Southparc Skate Park to be greeted with a free session and BBQ hosted by Danny Laroche, and Guillaume Roy of Lylac Skate Shop. Fast-forward to the free session.
I immediately noticed raw talent, new faces, and even some old friends as well. It seemed as though the competition hype was focused into a chill vibe. Everyone was skating on such a tight level, and not necessarily to compete with each other. It felt like a session with close friends.
This kicked the trip off with some positive energy and set a mood for the entire weekend. Here’s what the contest itself looked like, through the lens of Sam DeAngelis.
— Franco Cammayo
Canada’s biggest and most prestigious contest returned for another year, but bringing the event forward to June produced a smaller attendance, although the quality of skating was unaffected.
The amateur contest continued to be nothing short of a Montreal showcase demo with the locals taking full advantage of hours of practise to comfortably own the top spots… Respect to Max Free, Kevin Lapierre and Dan Millar who stood out for me. (Cont’d. after video).
The Pro contest, despite a smaller turnout than previous years, was as tense as always. Jerry Butler pushing through exhaustion to throw down some of the biggest stunts capable in such a challenging park; Adrien Anne was style personified with relaxed butter-smooth switchups and a flawless zero fish down the big grindbox. [...]
The Montreal Classic held at South Parc Skatepark was a great comp. The finals was very intense. Haffey laced 540 true porn, frontside backslide to ao top soul 720 out, and more. Which lead him to win!
Roman Abrate also had an impressive performance along with all the other riders in the finals.
Thanks Shawn for the video & Guillaume Latrompette for the pic.
Pro final results
1. Chris Haffey (the Beast)
2. Roman Abrate (mini Muscle)
3. Franco Cammayo (the Wild)
4. Adrien Anne (MonoSwitchUp)
5. Jerry Butler (Polar Bear)
1. Jean Caude Lanthier (JC Battle) – D-Structure
2. Bénédicte Chevrier (Bene Warrior) – D-Structure
3. Maxence L. Valade (Maxfree) – Lylac Shop
4. Daniel Millar (Peru Boy) – Shop Task
5. David Lagacé (Quebec warrior)
6. Shawn Martin (Crevette)
7. Julien Deschamps (Pilier du diable) – Lylac Shop
8. Matt Garrity (Matt-Gypsy) – Shop Task
Edited by Benoit Daoust.
WRS Pro Results:
1- Julien Cudot (France)
2- Alex Broskow (USA)
3- Chris Haffey (USA)
4- Mathias Silhan (France)
5- Robert Guerrero (USA)
6- Brandon Smith (USA)
7- Charles Nantel (Quebec)
8- Franco Camayo (USA)
9- David Sizemore (USA)
10- Eric Bailey (USA)
1- Adrien Anne
2- Charlie Ruckly
3- Charles Nantel
4- Jerry Butler
5- Bobby Croteau
Check the Video in HD Streaming.
Razors Podcast: Montreal After Session Featuring Don Bambrick, Mike Murda Johnson, and Chris Haffey.
Robert Guerrero & David Sizemore Mtl Classic Edit
David and I rented a car and drove from Vermont to the MTL Classic. This was the funnest contest I have been to in a LONG time.
David and I had a blast the day of the contest, and the night before. These are some of the clips from both of those sessions.
Check the video in HD Streaming.
Thanks Robert Guerrero.
Will be up on VIMEO shortly.