Back on track
After several years off the Veko program, skateboarding is finally back. The many spectators that showed up to see today’s competition got to see some awesome tricks as boards ran both high and low.
Due to the weather conditions the competition was suddenly moved to the skate hall at Tvildemoen this morning. But still people had found their way to see athletes doing what they love the most.
No broken wrists
– We are running a bit late because of the sudden change of place but everything is good now, says Leiv Kjartan, Head of the Skateboarding Competition.
He is happy that skateboarding is back at the Veko program and hopes it stays that way.
– Yesterday the Activist Team hosted a demo, and many people joined us. It was a lot of fun!
Although he would’ve liked even more competitors joining today he is happy with the arrangement. Many people have come to watch, he has lots of prizes to hand out and there are no broken wrists, only some scrapes to see.
Board on the wall
Music is on, spectators are cheering and applauding as the athletes run the ramp - jumping, turning and twisting. The judges are clearly as ecstatic as the audience as one trick is accompanied by another.
When one of the participants, David Underland, suddenly do a spectacular trick by jumping up and putting his board on the wall above the skate ramp, he is given the skateboard applaud – boards slamming against the ramp. The speakers, judges and the other athletes clearly want to see more although the time is up.
– One more time, one more time! The judges shout, as they want to give Underland a second chance to do the spectacular trick perfectly.
After trying it out a multiple times the trick ends with a painful hand. Still, we now know what to expect of great tricks next year.