X-Games Los Angeles

 

Lyn-z Adams Hawkins has a fan club.

 

 

Karen Jonz, Lyn-z Adams Hawkins and Gaby Ponce during the media rush.

 

 

Amy Caron and Marisa Dal Santo strike a pose.

 

 

Lacey Baker helping Vanessa Torres cool down before the street finals.

 

 

Tamara Drybrough and Elizabeth Nitu.

 

 

The girls gave it their all this year and several of them ended up in the medic tent after the event.  Abisha Alshebaiki with an
iced shoulder after her slam on the 12 stair rail.

 

 

After winning the Maloof Money Cup a couple weeks ago Leticia Bufoni and Brazilian friends Ana Paula and Liza got
"Yeah Yeah!!" tattoos to celebrate.

 

 

Paco and Paloma from Mexico's ChicaRider.com came out to support the girls.

 

 

Evelien Bouilliart put her body through some abuse today.  She took some of the hardest slams, then got right back up and
pulled her tricks.  The announcer kept saying she took the warrior award.

 

 

Alexis Sablone, Marisa Dal Santo and Elissa Steamer with their new hardware.  Click here for full results.

 

X-Games Ladies Vert Video
X-Games Ladies Street Video
X-Games Photo Gallery

 

 

Dew Tour Boston

 

This trip started with one of the most stressful mornings of my life.  A car accident on the way to the airport left me stuck in
traffic for nearly an hour.  I had to do some begging to get escorted to the front of the security line so I could make my flight
and make sure to be in Denver to meet Elizabeth for our connecting flight to Boston.
Once we meet up and I knew she
wouldn't be on the other side of the country alone I was able to relax.  After checking into our hotel the Skirtboarder girls
came by for a visit.

 

 

The ladies street practice started at 8 a.m. so Elizabeth and I woke up extra early to give us some leeway to figure out the
train to the stadium.

 

 

It ended up being simpler than expected and we arrive and hour before the course opened.

 

 

It was really good to see International girls like Candy Jacobs in the mix.

 

 

Sarah Meurle, Leticia Bufoni and Abisha Alshebaiki hanging out between heats.

 

 

Sarah Meurle from Sweden also made her first appearance at a US event.

 

 

Alexis Sablone, Lacey Baker and Vanessa Torres took the podium.

 

 

Lyn-z Adams Hawkins took time to interview Vanessa Torres for Fuel TV between skating the street finals and winning
the vert contest later in the day.

 

 

The recent progression on the vert ramp impressed the crowd.

 

 

Lyn-z was getting 540's  all the way around.  I have a feeling we will be seeing this one soon.

 

  

Dew Tour Lounge
Dew Tour Ladies Street Video
Dew Tour Ladies Vert Video
Dew Tour Photo Gallery

The girls taking over the athletes lounge.

 

 

Dew Tour Ladies Street Video
Dew Tour Ladies Vert Video
Dew Tour Photo Gallery

 

 

Seattle Trip Part 2

 

Saturday we checked out the Seattle Chowder Bowl Contest, then had a fun session at Red Square.  Amy and Nugget.

 

 

Tuna Poanessa with some fancy hand flipping trickery.

 

 

Kristin, Alex and Lisa.

 

 

The Skate Like a Girl's "Shh...Just let it happen" was hitting the road after skating one more day in Seattle, so Sunday
morning the cars were stacked with supplies.

 

 

Boredom set in while waiting for everyone to gather, so Jessie decided to give Ashley and atomic wedgie to kill some time...

 

 

...and ended up with a cracked screen in the process.

 

 

Once everyone was finally loaded up we drove just outside of town to a fun little park.

 

 

A little something for everyone.

 

 

Then Kristin took us to her secret bank spot.

 

 

Ashley managed to roll her ankle less than 24 hours before leaving on a 2 week skate trip.  Thumps up!

 

 

Next it was off to Kristin's parents house where we were greeted with a "Welcome 2009 S.L.A.G. Tour.  GOOD LUCK!" sign
and a delicious spaghetti feast complete with dessert.  After everyone was stuff we watched footage before saying our
goodbyes.

Thanks to Nancy Chang, Skate Like a Girl, Kristin and the Ebeling family for the great weekend!

 

Follow the girls on tour at slagtour.blogspot.com.

 

 

Seattle Trip Part 1

 

After the Skate Like a Girl "Bite This!" clinic and demo a few car loads of girls drove over to Seattle D.I.Y. skatepark Marginal
Way.

 

 

Alex White will frontside slash anything in her path.

 

 

They read each other's mind.

 

 

Esther Godoy pivot to fakie.

 

 

Ashley Jones wall ride.

 

 

It was a fight, but she won!

 

 

Kristin Ebeling wins round 2.

 

 

Nugget locked Michelle's keys in the truck...game over.

 

Seattle Photo Gallery.

Video coming soon...

 

 

Bite of Seattle


Skate Like a Girl director Nancy Chang invited Amy Caron and I up to Seattle for the "Bite This!" event she had organized
as a part of the Bite of Seattle food festival.

 

 

Susannah Young taught skate clinics all day.

 

 

Tuna and Chelsea stretching out before the demo.

 

 

Kristin Ebeling slashing the new Seattle Center Skatepark.

 

 

Amy Caron 360 flipping while Alex White documents.

 

 

Ashley Jones 50-50.

 

 

Beth Nenniger is always smiles.

 

 

The girls taking cover from the extreme heat.

 

 

Alison "Nugget" Matasi and Amy Caron.

 

 

Mandatory group shot.

 

 

Blog Cam Footage.

 

 

Element Camp

 

Lacey, Vanessa and I took a quick trip to the Element YMCA Skate Camp after Maloof.

 

 

Vanessa backside 5-0 in Element Land.

 

 

This place is amazing!

 

 

The girls bodies were beaten and sore from skating the contest.  Lacey's board had given her a shark bite on the back of
her heel which was still cut open and made it painful to skate or even wear shoes, but the new mini ramp made it hard
for her to resist a few runs.

 

 

Vanessa enjoying the view during our hike around the lake.

 

 

Lacey and her new snail friend.

 

 

This guy was pretty hyped he got Vanessa's signature on his chest.

 

 

Camper Megan at the plaza.

 

 

Blog Cam Footage

 

 

Maloof Day 2

 

After the prelims Leticia Bufoni, Alexis Sablone, Amy Caron and Marisa Dal Santo moved on to Sunday's finals where they
competed against Lacey Baker, Rachel Reinhard, Vanessa Torres and Elissa Steamer who were pre-qualified from last
years event.

 

 

Lacey Baker warming up for the finals.

 

 

Amy Caron back tail on the Brooklyn Banks inspired obstacle.

 

 

Alexis Sablone!

 

 

Rachel Reinhard hurt her knee in yesterdays practice, but tried to skate though the pain in today's final which didn't work
out too well.  After the weekend was said and done both Rachel and Lauren Perkins had torn ACL's that will require
surgery.  Get well soon!

 

 

Elissa Steamer and Jen O'Brien.

 

 

Megan Clark, Leticia Bufoni, Ana Paula Negrao and Lacey Baker having fun back stage while waiting for results.

 

 

Leticia, Lacey and Elissa on the podium.

 

 

Congratulations Leticia!  Watch video highlights here!

 

 

Maloof Ladies Prelim

 

9 girls competed today for the top 4 spots which advance to the finals where they will compete against the top 4 girls from
last year.  A big surprise was a last minute invite to Alexis Sablone who has been under the radar for the last 4-5 years
while she completed college.  For those of you unfamiliar with Alexis
watch this and you will understand why the exception
was made.

 

 

Amy Caron and Lorena Lima.

 

 

The course.

 

 

Vanessa Torres and Sophie Poppe.  Vanessa is pre-qualified from last year and moves straight to the finals tomorrow.

 


Lauren Perkins tore her ACL and meniscus warming up before the prelims, but still came out to support the rest of the girls.

 

 

Maloof Money Cup Ladies Practice & Prelims

 

 

Day With The Brazilians

 

We started the day off at the Costa Mesa park where the girls sessioned the hip to get warmed up.

 

 

Anne-Sophie fakie flip.

 

 

Afterwards we went street skating with Leticia's Brazilian friends.  Monica frontboard.

 

 

Anne-Sophie and Felipe had Subway sandwiches that weren't agreeing with their stomachs.

 

 

Everyone had fun skating around and Leticia got a few tricks on video...and Ana Paula filmed her first line since 1984!  Ha!

 

 

Blog Cam 7/5/09

 

 

4th of July Part 2

 

After the crazy start to the day we went back to Ana Paula's house where Leticia treated us to açaí smoothies.

 

 

Then we ended the day with a fun session at the Volcom park with Leticia's Brazilian friends.

 

 

 

 

Leticia Bufoni - Volcom Session