30/06/2015

Z-Flex Go Skateboarding Day with Precision Skateboards

Z-Flex started in 1976.  Ten years later Phil Burtcher opened Precision Skateboards in Lincoln, Nebraska.  It only seemed fitting that we joined forces for Go Skate Day in 2015.  So we sent a few of the Z-Boys to the middle of the US of A to do a demo and judge a best trick contest hosted by Precision Skateboards and The Bay Skatepark.

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Precision Skateboards  http://www.precisionskateboard.com/  in Lincoln, NE has been in business since 1986.  Here is the original sign.

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The modern logo too.

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They built a new mini ramp out front for Go Skateboarding Day and Z-Flex was on hand to help add an extension.

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Tools of the trade

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Diego Alvarado and Rayce Davis measure up some 2×4

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Diego cuts the templates for the transitions

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Oscar Navarro delivers

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Shop owner, Phil Burtcher, arrives just in time for the tricky part,  Setting the coping.

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Precision, by name and nature.

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With the templates cut it was time to attach it and fit it to the existing ramp.

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And…  Stencil some tiles on there

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Team work in action, the Z-Flex bros are always on board to lend a hand.

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Rayce gets his graff on.

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There’s one in every crowd.

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Meanwhile Phil was inside building a “Z-Shrine”. You can check out some clips on the history of Z-Flex by visiting http://www.zflex.com/about/

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Those legendary Z Rollers

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Doing our best to re-enact the original sign, Check the mini clip on our Instagram profile.

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The extension is done and Rayce Davis takes the first run on it with a blunt fakie.

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Oscar Navarro styling frontside rock.  Decked!

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Diego Alvarado catches a stale fish.

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Precision Skate Shop manager Ratnuts heelflip to fakie.

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Z-Flex/Precision Skate Shop flow rider Cyle Erks got enough speed off the extension to fly out and over the opposing deck.

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Diego couldn’t get enough stale so he did another one to disaster. Could be time fore a new Script Deck Diego

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Rayce Davis with his Hosoi approved crail air.

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Matt Ratliff back D.  Look at them tiles.

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On the other side Diego floats an ollie.

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Rayce Davis and Diego Alvarado back to back front feebles.

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Oscar Navarro tests the steepness with a backside air, and put the Hieroglyph Deck on show

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Followed by an invert just to make sure.

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Then it was time for Phil to announce the contest.

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First up.  The beginners

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First, second and third in each division all got prize packs .

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First place was a Z-Flex deck and a chipper board.  This guy totally needed a new deck.

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Ye shall be judged

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And placed on a pedestal.

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Z-boys chillin behind the ramp.

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Hey I think you got something on your shirt

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“Will you sign my broken board?”

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Then it was time for the advanced division, Riley Reeves frontside hurricane.

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Travis Fowler nosegrinds across.

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Cyle Erks with a backside grab to fakie on the Code Deck

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Here’s your first second and third.  Gonna be seeing more of these guys soon.

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Time for the Z-Flex cash grab contest on the extension.  First up the groms, aka helmeted division.

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Here’s $10 kid, don’t spend it all at once.

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Ethan Vivier came up double with a back D on the E.

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Rayce Davis and Travis Fowler taking the “Cash Grab” concept literally.

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Dawson Eldorado stuck the blunt kickflip fakie.

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Diego was hyped,  “Here’s ten bucks perro.”

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So was Oscar, “Here’s another ten.”

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Then it was time for “Best trick on a Chipper”  Cyle Erks was the first one in.

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Tony Earnest, not afraid of a rock fakie.

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Johnny Cruz somehow got those skinny trucks to 50-50.

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Brandon took it to new levels with this boneless and then….

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A total hairball staplegun.

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Earning him the coveted Chipper.

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Then it was time to get Wild in the Streets.

 

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Backside wall ride

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Cruising in the shade

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Ethan Vivier cringes at the thought of the bicyclist crashing.  Doesn’t he know it’s Go Skateboarding Day?   Leave the 10 speed at home!

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Diego Alvarado backside wallride while Oscar Navarro is charging in for the frontisde.

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Heading on down the path towards the college campus.

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Quick little 7 stair session, Rayce Davis lipslides.

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Oscar Navarro frontboard.

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55 year old Phil Burtcher shuts it down with an ollie.  Get this guy a sponsored by Life Alert 

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Clean roll away.

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Next to the seven stair there’s another set of stairs.  ’Lebo’ bomb drops

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Oscar boosts an ollie

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When you roll this deep the cops can’t do much.

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Travis Fowler was juiced enough to step to this monster.

 

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Took a heafty slam

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Somehow avoided serious injury

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And got back up for a clean rollaway… heavy

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More mobbing through campus

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Tony Earnest does his best to pay tribute to Scott Bridges’ ABD seen in this Thrasher article   but his board exploded.

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Then it was back to the shop to regroup. Oscar sproting the Z-Circle Classic Logo Tee

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Thanks to all who showed up and thanks to Precision Skateboards   The Bay and Skate For Change. Every day is Go Skateboarding Day.  Just one of them is longer than all of the others.