Relentless Blading Comp [13th January 2008]
The first Relentless sponsored comp held at The Factory took place on Sunday 13th of January 2008. Throughout the whole week leading up to the competition it was obvious that the blading community was behind the event with many putting in the hours all week. So after a week of sub zero temperatures Scotland’s blading community decided to heat things up, the park was literally buzzing with anticipation by the time 2 O’clock came around and with over fifty registered competitors and another hundred spectators and free skaters it was clear that this was going to be a good afternoon. So while the final prep before the competition was going on the riders started to warm things up and from the outset it was clear that something special was going to be needed to take home a prize.
The results are as follows and on the day, these guys were the top runners and riders:
12 and under
1st - Sean Walsh
2nd - Dominic Bruce
3rd - Arron Donaldson
1st place then went to our very own Sean “Shorty” Walsh for a combination of sick tricks but his disaster top soul and royal on the rail box combined with a front flip from the spine to the big flat bank gap, and a top acid on the middle quarter and 540 on the spine saw him run away with first prize.
16 and Under
1st - Callum Walker
2nd - Craig Downie
3rd - Chris Gilray
The 16 and under saw Callum Walker bring home the bacon by 540’ing the box, a back torque to acid along and down the rail box followed by a front unity back farv on the middle quarter. No mean feat at all which saw this young magician handsomely rewarded.
1st - Keir Lindsay
2nd - Zak Buys
3rd - Scott Quinn
Last but by no means least it was finally the chance for the big boy’s to shine and we don’t just mean their bruises. This was by far the hardest section to call and the judges were seriously sweating to pick a winner. In the end however Keir Lindsday was crowned the overall master. A 720 on the big box, a 540 kind grind then 540 switch grind, a disaster 450 back royal on the rail box, followed by undoubtedly the trick of the day, a disaster sweat stance off the sports Scotland on to the wall ride and back in, which brought about the biggest cheer of the day… Well second as the biggest cheer of the day had to be when Zak Buys took out Lewis Bowden with what can only be described as a flying dropkick that Bruce Lee would have been proud of.
To round off proceedings hard cash for tricks were awarded and that rounded off what can only be described as a good day for all. The factory Skatepark would like to thank all those who turned up on the day either to ride or spectate, those who did compete “We salute you” and of course the Sponsors on the day Relentless who not only donated all the prizes but also where on hand on the day giving away free goodies and of course liquid refreshment that was greatly appreciated by all in attendance. “We Thank You All”