Cheapskates wishes to announce……The 2013 Canterbury Skateboarding Regionals are set to take place on Saturday 5th October. All details are on the poster. $10 competitor fee – Register on the day, Spectators are free!
(The event date/venue is subject to change pending on the start date for the construction of stage 3 at Washington skate Park. We’re hoping that if construction is under way before the 5th then we are still able to get access to the park for this event)
Sooooo good to see the park full of skateboarders with such a high level of talent last weekend at the annual Canterbury Skateboarding Regionals, what a flippin good day it was too!
Due to wild weather the intended weekend of this event we had to be postpone to the following weekend and were super stoked to see most the contenders made the effort to come back again for the comp, from as far as Timaru and the West Coast!
Big thanks to Cheapskates for funding the event and all the supporting sponsors for contributing all of the $2500 worth of product so cheers also to Vans Shoes, Electric Sunnies, Toy Machine, Thunder Trucks, Bones Wheels, Traffick, Skullcandy and Neff.
Shouts out to the Judges, White Elephant for the sound system and Primal Youth group for the free BBQ on the day.
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Calling all skateboarders! The time has come for the Canterbury Regionals. Get your 1min runs dialled and be in to win some of the $2500 worth of prizes. Saturday 13th October (Rain Date Sun 14th) Rego from 10.00am, Event Starts at 11.00am. $10 Entry Fee, Register on the day. Friday Night Bowlbeque @ Thomson Bowl from 5pm. Jump on our facebook page and spread the word far and wide!
Jayden Edmonds » Ollie over the tabletop
I was on the scout for a young ripper to shoot for November’s Grom of the Month, so headed down to Washington. Chilling over in the corner I spotted Jayden Edmonds, recalled a few good lines and tricks up his sleeve from our Skate Jams, and hit him up for a shoot.
There was no waiting, straight on the board and hucking ollies down the bank to the flat in a matter of seconds. His energy and enthusiasm for skating is huge (or he’s just had too much energy drink), if he didn’t land something, or I missed the split second for getting the right shot, he was back dropping in before I could get my old haggard self back into position.
Here’s what Jayden had to say for our quickfire questions:
Name: Jayden Edmonds
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Lock Saturday 1st October in your calendar, it’s that time of the year again for the Cheapskates Canterbury Skateboarding Regionals down at Washington Skatepark, Christchurch.
Over $2000 worth of prizes from some sweet sponsors!
Register at 10:00am for an 11:00am start. Prizegiving & product throw at 4:00pm. $10 competitor fee with registration on the day.
Divisions » Open Mens, Open Wmns, 16 & Under, 13 & Under. The top 2 qualify for the Skateboarding Nationals in Auckland on 28th–31st October.
Rain date is set for Sunday 2nd October, check up on our Facebook page for any updates.
In case you didn’t make it down last Thursday, here’s some highlight footage from the Volcom demo…
Riley and Muska, Stoked!
Easter weekend was full of treats for Christchurch skaters with the jaw dropping Volcom team demo on the Thursday as well as the Washington Skate Jam on the Saturday. This event had been postponed from the weekend prior due to wet weather but a good crowd of around 200 made it down for the very first mini ramp competition of the Cheapskates Skate Skool series.
The ramp dawgs finally had a chance to show off their skills with some serious shredding taking place in the pipe with the likes of Washington veteran Troy Newton and young gun Vincent Bolt charging around with some high speed grinds to impress the judges.
James Kingston was on form as always taking 1st place in the open and New Brighton local Eugene taking best trick with a kickflip indy over the hip. Cheers … Read More »
Here’s some footage of Collin Provost who ripped it up with the Volcom team at Washington earlier today. It’s leftover footage from what didn’t make it into the final edit of Emerica’s Stay Gold. Enjoy.
The Volcom Brand Jeans Tour has been making its way down through New Zealand last week, with a stop of at Washington this Thursday 21st at 4:30pm. Riders including Shane Azar, Caswell Berry, Chima Ferguson, Max Couling, Jake Duncombe, Collin Provost, Aaron Suski and Ben Raemers will be ripping it up for your entertainment. Oh, and bring down your old jeans and you’ll get hooked up a free hat! See you down there!
*UPDATE* The date is now the 23rd April due to rain. See you then!
As we near the end of our Summer Series we come back to the main park we all know and love — Washington. Not to say this will be the end of our events; it’s only just beginning.
$800 worth of prizes will be up for grabs, and our trademark free BBQ, free gear hire, and free trick tips from the Skate Skool team. Come down from 12–3pm on the 23rd April for an afternoon of good times!