PHX AM Weekend in the Desert Recap

PHX AM 2016

This past weekend Z-Flex and a few of our Z-Flex riders packed up and drove out to the desert for one of the great amateur skating comps.  The PHX AM took over Desert West Park in Phoenix, AZ for two days of killer skating.  Rayce Davis, Liam McCabe, and Shane Short did Z-Flex proud and skated hard in a crowded and impressive field of AM skaters.  With beautiful desert weather in the 80’s, the crowds showed up in full force to watch some of the the top amateur skaters in not only the US, but the world.  Zion Wright took home 1st after an impressive showing all weekend.

Z-Flex showed up too, to stoke out all that attended the event!  We threw up our tent and spread the love, handing out boards and loads of other prizes.  Saturday night, as all the finalists rested up for their big heat in the morning, we got to let loose and party with some killer entertainment (scroll down for the pics).  Big thanks to Cowtown Skateboards, in Phoenix, AZ, for putting together another insane competition that seems to get better each year.  Check out some of the snapshots below of Z-Flex’s weekend in the desert.  Maybe next year you’ll come out and join us for an epic weekend!


PHX AM 2016 Tent City

Tent City was packed and our tent was manned by none other than


PHX AM 2016 Big Kieth

Big Keith


PHX AM 2016 Toss a shrimp

Toss a shrimp on the red zone of the barbie, get a free prize.


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Get 3 on the red and get a free board!


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PHX AM 2016 Rayce Davis

Out on the course, Rayce Davis with the kickflip transfer


PHX AM 2016 - Liam McCabe

Liam McCabe feeble to a… you know… kickflip out. Check the interweb for video proof.


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Shane Short front feeble, and this wasn’t the only amazing trick he handled down this rail


PHX AM 2016 Chris Pastras

The announcers, Andrew Cannon, Chris Pastras, and special guest Lizard King


PHX AM 2016 Artic Jams

Then it was time for the after party featuring Arctic Jams.  Here
Figgy jams some heavy riffs


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Nuge holding down the baseline


PHX AM 2016

Rayce Davis and his mom.  Why was she there


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Wu Tang… that¹s why!


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Ghostface Killa was the headliner for the KREW after party



…. And we leave you with this little clip of Shane Short getting tech on the doubleset rail.

PHXAM15 Shane Short Video from Z-Flex Skateboards on Vimeo.



Until next year’s PHX AM, define your line!