|KNOT AGAIN! 2012 VOLCOM MINIRAMP CONTEST AT ISPO
Ben Hatchell, tuck knee
Yes we did it again, the 2012 edition didn't disappoint! With a three day contest and four days of mayhem at the Volcom booth at ISPO in Munich. Skaters, sailors, fishermen and the audience got their bodies washed away by the high seas.
Kris Vile and Captain Parrott on the "cod squad" deck
On day one, some cash was flooded to the best tricks done all over the ramp. Danny Carlsen from Denmark is a trick machine and his fast feet earned him a bunch of 20 and 50 with blunt three's and a half cab blunt bs flip out
but Fernando Bramsmark impressed everyone with some tech trick transfers and some massive oververt to anchor transfers and won the 300 best trick on top of some more cash.
Greg Nowik mute to fakie
The contest was held on day two with too much stuff going on to be said, from Mike Vallely appearance to Rune Glifberg antics (anchor to disaster as for example), Fernando pushing his limits, Jake Collins adding some tech to the speed and Ben Hatchell putting on a show. Just check out the video edit to get an idea, the Final was the best one so far!
Fernando Bramsmark was on fire all contest long, transfer alley oop disaster on the oververt
A great white shark forced us to evacuate the double trouble tournament, but Kris Vile ain't scared
On the third day a double trouble tournament was sweeping the last day's hungover, with tons of fun and "X treme" duos
Rune and Balder skated fast and as close as possible, Ben Hatchell flew 2 meters over little Mats Hatlem (11 years old) with a fs flip indy, Julien Benoliel and Jarne Verbruggen got tech style-synchro but Alain Goikoetxea and Kako went over the top with Alain flying over Kako's invert on the extension and won the double-trouble prize.
Here is Rune Glifberg's massive fs air above Balder Lehmann's bs tailslide
We called the contest off when a shark was spotted in the area and everybody retreat to Volcom's Foggy Bottoms Tavern until late night.
Here are the Results:
Day 1 Best Trick
Fernando Bramsmark best trick annihilator
Fernando Bramsmark 300
Cash: Fernando 190, Danny Carlsen 130, Kris Vile 120, Phil Zwijsen 100, Ivan Rivado 70, Jarne Verbruggen 50, Julien Benoliel 20, Sam Pulley 20
Day 2 Miniramp Contest
Ben Hatchell won the 2012 miniramp contest, 3000 and a life jacket. Crew members were posing in style in the background for the moment (Rob Smith)
1st Ben Hatchell 3000
2nd Jake Collins 1500
3rd Fernando Bramsmark 1000
4th Rune Glifberg 700
5th Josh Young 400
6th Ivan Rivado 200
Day 3 Double Trouble
Alain Goikoetxea and Kako, team Ginetes, won the double trouble tournament
Alain Goikoetxea Inaki Fernandez (Kako) 200
Ben Hatchell blunt fakie on the oververt, he did also a fs blunt and tried a couple blunt flip out
Mike Vallely entered the party with a copyrighted handplant fakie on the extention.
Ivan Rivado, massive bs flip
Volcom fishermen at work, how was it talking to a shark during the three days?
Rune's patented fs air
Alain Goikoetxea, cruising mode
Rune Glifberg and Fernando Bramsmark getting super close on the extention during the final