Sunday, 26 October 2008

Red Bull Manny Mania Brighton and Bristol

Saturday the 11th, Red Bull Manny Mania in Brighton. Martyn and Pete headed down for about half 12. The competition was being held on the ground floor of a building and it was very dark under there, setting the perfect mood for a British underground manual competition. the set up was brilliant, flat manuals, slanted manuals, block-manuals and kicker - manuals. After a good hour long warm up, the competition started to get underway, with a relaxed atmosphere, a good standard of skating and the sun beating down outside, it was set to be a good day. Pete was in Heat 6 so just watched and skated flat land until then, keepin himself buzzing on the free Red Bulls (where's the vodka?) Chip turned up just after the heats had started and although was too late to opfficially sign up, spoke to Pete King who said it was fine for him to join in on one of the last heats. so chip sat down and watched. Pete's heat went well and he knackered himself out with 180 manuals, kickflip manuals, gap nose manuals, switch manuals and a switch shove manual on the kicker to manual. Now we were just waiting for Chip to go in for his heat, and when heat 8 went off with just 2 people in it, and chip was still sitting there... this looked less likely. it was over, chip had missed his chance and everyone was taking a bnreak before the finals. So we decided to head over to the skatepark near the beachfront. a concrete park with a slightly strange layout. This didn't stop chip nailing some NASA worthy ollie fakie's on the half pipe and pete throwing down a fakie b/s flip and fakie flip off the side of the bank. the sun sets, theskating dies down and we head off home. till next time. Roll on...

As for Bristol Manny mania.... im waiting for a lil bit of info on what went down from Ben Smart.. hold tight

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