12/03/2015

Z-FLEX BOWL JAM, PREVAIL SKATEHOUSE – POOLE, UK


Z-FLEX BOWL JAM, PREVAIL SKATEHOUSE – POOLE, UK.

On Saturday 28th February Z-Flex Skateboards facilitated 4 hours of carnage at Poole’s in-door skate house: Prevail.  Z-Flex was on hand to raise some money for maintenance and upgrades to the Prevail Park, giveaway truckloads of prizes and make sure the days shred-ule went to plan.

 

As the clock struck 12.00pm the action started and over 50 rippers, young and old, swamped the bowl for their best chance at a warm up. The day was to off to an awesome start and would only get better with individual 20 minute sessions for under 16’s, 16-30’s and 30+ to follow the mayhem.

 

The kids turned up on mass and kicked off the first of the days jams with the Under 16′s ages group. WOW… some of these dudes haven’t even started secondary school yet and have head height back-side airs that will make your hair curl. Older competitors looked in in awe as the groms tore the bowl to pieces. It was awesome to see the future of skateboarding in such capable hands and to stoke them out with a bunch of prizes. A well-deserved first place went to Jesse Thomas, with second and third going to Fin and Rio respectively. We also gave a special prize to Keran for the aforementioned, hair curling airs.

 

The 16-30 and 30+ jams turned into the standard shambles that you’d expect when bunch of man-sized children try to skate at the same time. ID checks may be considered for next year’s Jam as there were some pretty interesting interpretations of what ‘under 30’ looks like! Jonno took first place in the 16 – 30’s with Oakley Liddell and Matt Grey placing second and third. Chris, Joe Habgood and Greg Nowik taking the top spots in the 30+ Jam while Noddy got a little something for best trick in the round and Dead Fast Jay got a special prize for being the Texas Death Match Survivor!

 

The day wrapped up with the Best Trick Comp and once again the kids showed everyone right up. Walking away with at least 3 months’ worth of pocket money and more than enough shirts to grow into was Keran who took first place, second to Rio and Matt Grey took the bronze.  

 

Massive thanks to everyone who showed up and shredded, as well as our event sponsors: Prevail Skatehouse, Vans, The Skate Shop Poole and Gravity Skateparks for helping make such a killer day.

 

We’ll see you again next year!

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Max -fearless blunt fakie on the vert extension

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Fist bump, maybe the first, but defintely not the last of the day.

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FS air out the extension

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Fully stood on 5.0 from Max

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Fin left with with far heavier wallet than what he arrived with, this FS air not yet weighed down by his earnings

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Nice Tee, nice Rock N’ Roll!

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Classic front rock shapes from Fin

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BS pivot from Rio

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Extension invert

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BS air from Jesse Thomas

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Matt Parry on the mic stoked to be dishing out the prizes to Rio. Z-Flex Tee’s available online  

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Skate shop swag. Visit our friend The Skate Shop Pool online

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Jessie Thomas taking first place in the under 16’s

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Oakley Liddell blasting a front stale to take second place in the 16 – 30’s

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Oakley repping the Z-Flex Orignalz deck with a Lien to Tail on the extension.

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Third place Matt Grey BS Disaster

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FS 5.0 fakie from Matt Grey

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Matt Grey with a mute fakie over the hip.

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Jak Tonge made a fleeting appearance with this FS stalefish in the deep.

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Front Lip from Jonno

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Jonno planting one on the box

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What a beautiful moment

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Oakley’s stoked

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Jonno taking home a Darling Companion Deck for placing first in 16 – 30’s Jam

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Front smith up the escalator into the deep from Greg Nowik

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Joe ‘I came last’ Habgood mute fakies his way into the deep

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Greg Nowik Front side Lien over the Hip

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‘Dead Fast’ Jay taking Bully’s Special Prize!

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Noddy’s stoked on his Z-Flex Chipper 

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Chris’ haul for a well-earned first place. A Z-Flex core crusier and a customized OrigianlZ Deck Trophy

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Keran’s BS Airs were a highlight of the day

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Matt Grey getting more swag

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The kids are alright

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Keran showed everyone up, taking home a Pat Ngoho Master Crafted for shutting down the Best Trick

Photos: Harvey Mills Photography 2015

Filmed and Edited by: Liam Searle

Music by: The Muskets