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Skateboarder getting some air on a ramp. People picture from Skateboarding event Morro Bay 10Oct2010-16 | by mikebaird
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Skateboarder getting some air on a ramp. People picture from Skateboarding event Morro Bay 10Oct2010-16

Skateboarder getting some air on a ramp. People picture from Skateboarding event Morro Bay 10Oct2010

Freshpark 2010 World Championships of SkateboarderCross in Morro Bay, CA. Jack Smith and Roger Hickey host the 2010 Freshpark World Championships of SkaterCross skateboardersjournal.ning.com/events/freshpark-2010-world . The event brought 64 of the best skateboarders in the world to Morro Bay, CA. It was held on Morro Bay Boulevard between Shasta and Monterey, October 9-10, 2010. These photos taken Sunday 10 October 2010 during the finals. Sponsored by Freshpark andCo-sponsored by The Skateboarder's Journal. The call said “This October, in Morro Bay, California where slalom was reborn in 2001 a brand new way of racing skateboards, combining street, vert and slalom skills in head to head format will be introduced to the skateboarding world. It's called SkateboarderCross. Legendary downhill racer Roger Hickey, creator and owner of Freshpark, has partnered with World Slalom Skateboarding Championships producer Jack Smith, publisher of The Skateboarder's Journal, to bring you this exciting new event. Racers will compete head to head on identical 500+ courses littered with ramps, banks, jumps, whoop-de-doos . Each racer will be given two qualifying runs with the top 32 skaters advancing to head to head round. In the opening round the skater swill be paired off in the typical 1-32, 2-31 format, with the higher qualifier receiving lane choice in each round. In the first round it's do or die, that's right one run will determine if you live to race the next day. In the following rounds we will use the double elimination format, meaning that a racer must lose twice before being eliminated. No clock will be used in the head to head racing, first skater across the finish line is the winner. A world-class photo finish system will be used to determine the winner of close finishes. At the end of the day we will end up with the two fastest racers squaring off for the $5,000 first place prize.”

Photo by "Mike" Michael L. Baird, mike [at} mikebaird d o t com, flickr.bairdphotos.com; Shooting a Canon EOS 1D Mark III 10.1MP Digital SLR Camera, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L II IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras, with circular polarizer, handheld.

2010-10-10-Freshpark 2010 World Championships of SkateboarderCross

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Taken on October 10, 2010