It was another busy weekend at the Kimberley Plaza. Along with our usual ‘Vert Fridays’ vert clinics, the locals were anticipating our second week of “Friday Night Lights” presented by Panarottis Kimberley. After all, knowing how amazing their pizza is, who could blame ‘em? 51 kids came out to the skatepark to enjoy a 3 hour skate session under the lights with the homies and enjoy a good ol’ pizza party. Can’t go wrong. We even raffled off some sick Maloof Money Cup gear to a couple of lucky winners. If the rumor gets around that we’re raffling off a Maloof complete next week then things could get out of hand! The future of Friday Night Lights is only looking brighter.
Saturday’s game of skate was unfortunately rained out. Check back soon for a rain date. We did however get some rad photos of the lightning storm that Saturday evening brought us (check the photo gallery!).
Sunday’s contest, the kickflip challenge, continued as scheduled with a bit of a tweak. With some input from our locals, we decided to mix up the format from the most consecutive flatground kickflips to an obstacle challenge. Each skater got 5 tries to flick their most kickflips on each of the A-Frame, the euro gap, the 2-stair, off the ledge, and flat ground. The new format encouraged several new participants to enter the contest and push themselves to try their kicklfips on different obstacles. We saw some relative consistency from several of the skaters, but Brad and Martin were looking unstoppable. Check below for the results.
We’ll see you next Friday for Friday Night Lights! Check below for the photo gallery!
1) Damian Bramley
2) Brad Balie
3) Kwabena Awuah
1) Brad Balie
2) Martin Kotze
3) Enrique Ortell