2004 Skateboarding Events - News, Results, and Event Coverage
CROWD OF 16,766 WITNESS WORLD RECORD DEBUT OF SKATEBOARD BIG AIR AT X GAMES X
Prior to the debut of the Skateboard Big Air competition at X Games X, its pioneer Danny Way broke the Guinness World Record of 75’ (from takeoff to landing) by four feet, nailing a 79’ practice run. “I didn’t plan on breaking any records.” said Way, whose last X Games gold-medal victory was in 1995 in Skateboard High Air. “As the person who created the ramp I was already under a lot of pressure just to win it.” Read More.
900 STILL HOLY GRAIL AT SKATEBOARD VERT BEST TRICK
Tony Hawk set the bar in 1999. And, five years later, his peers are still trying to catch up. Sandro Dias – only the third person in history to land the trick – did so again on Saturday night to grab gold (his first at an X Games) in Skateboard Vert Best Trick. Dias hit the trick halfway through the 30-minute jam session and ignited the crowd at STAPLES Center. “I’m stoked to have landed the 900 here at X Games X,” said Dias. Read more.
WOMEN’S SKATEBOARD VERT TAKES OFF AT X GAMES X
Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins knows the names of the skateboarders who have won gold on the very ramp that she was skating Saturday afternoon. And knowing that, Hawkins went out and put her name right along with some of those legends with an outstanding performance at Skateboard Women’s Vert. Hawkins’ Kickflip Indy Grab – never before done by a woman – helped seal a gold-medal run that also included a Rocket to Fakie 360 and a Backside Nollie. Read More.
WOMEN TAKE IT TO THE STREETS
The women’s skateboard movement may have gotten its biggest push to date on Friday afternoon at X Games X. For the first time in X Games history the women skated the same exact street course as the men – and some left an impression on those who were on hand to witness a memorable contest. Elissa Steamer put forth the most technical run out of the eight-woman field and earned gold.
BUCKY GOES BACK TO BASICS
Bucky Lasek takes his fourth gold with a heel flip front-side gay twist. The trick pushed him over the top at last year’s X Games Skateboard Men’s Vert competition – and it cinched the deal, once again, at X Games X on Thursday evening. Click here to read more on the vert competition and results for X Games X.
P ROD COMES OF AGE AT X GAMES X
Thirteen years ago it was just $30. Today comedian Paul Rodriguez, Sr. can just call it an investment. The initial cost of a skateboard for his then 6-year-old son Paul, Jr. turned into pure gold in Thursday’s first event at X Games X. Check out this press release for more.
X GAMES X CONCERT LINE-UP ANNOUNCED
X Games X Fest at STAPLES Center features live music every day of the X Games 10. The lineup features such bands as G. Love, Ozomatli, Juliette & the Licks - piles of great bands. Check out this daily schedule, complete with detailed info on each band.
Girls Learn to Ride Day at X Games X, Aug. 8
ESPN X Games, in conjunction with OP Girls Learn To Ride, presents Girls Learn To Ride Day at X Games X, a celebration of women in action sports. Girls Learn To Ride Day will take place at the X Fest venue outside STAPLES Center, Sunday, August 8. X Fest, part of the main X Games competition venue at the STAPLES Center, is an interactive action sports themed festival featuring more than 200,000 square feet of non-stop entertainment - read this press release for more!
Gravity Games Inaugural Women’s Skateboarding Competition to Feature Record Prize Purse
For the first time ever, women’s skateboarding will be a medal event at the Gravity Games. Additionally, athletes will be competing for their part of the largest prize purse ever offered in women’s skateboarding - $12,500 total. The 2004 Summer Gravity Games presented by Saturn – the world’s leading action sports competition – will take place from September 15th - 19th on Cleveland’s North Coast Harbor. Read more.
Summer Gravity Games Set To Feature World-Class Competitions
The 2004 Summer Gravity Games are taking place from September 15th - 19th on Cleveland’s North Coast Harbor. The Games will feature the best action sports athletes and will treat spectators and viewers to some of the most exciting action sports competitions this year. Additionally, a specially constructed 4,480-square foot ramp will allow skateboard and BMX riders to catch more air, thereby performing bigger tricks than your traditional ramp. Read More:
Gravity Games 2004 Skateboarding Results
Gravity Games 2004 Results - See who won the gold medals, silver medals and bronze medals in the 2004 Gravity Games skateboarding competitions. Pro skateboarders competed in street skating, vert skateboarding, best trick competitions and this years inaugural women's skateboarding competition at the Gravity Games, in Cleveland Ohio. Pros Bucky Lasek, Ryan Sheckler, Rune Glifberg, Andy Macdonald, Paul Machnau, Elissa Steamer, Rodil Junior, Sandro Dias, Danny Mayer and many more competed.
Sum 41 and The Donnas to Perform Friday Night At The Gravity Games®
The Gravity Games® announces that SUM 41 and The Donnas will headline the music line-up for Friday, September 17th. Saturday’s hip-hop line-up will be announced early next week. Music is an important part of the overall Gravity Games experience,” said Gavin Harvey, President of OLN. “We’re excited to have SUM 41 and The Donnas in Cleveland for the Games and they’ll be an integral element in our telecast of the event.” Read more.
ASR Fall 2004 Show Report & News Page 1
ASR report, fall 2004 San Diego – The rising tide of action sport’s popularity worldwide in concert with creative events brought together in a business environment result in one of the strongest ASRs ever. Coming off a solid back-to-school season buyers came ready to write orders with thriving established and hot, new companies at ASR, September 10-12th in San Diego. Tapping into the energy and resources of a strong industry, brands came to the show with creative Spring 2005 lines - read more.
Globe Street Riot 2004
An invitational event, which is the Australian leg and opening round of the 2004 World Cup Skateboarding series, GSR featured some of the best skateboarders in the world competing for a total prize pool of $100,000 on a street course designed to test the best.
AST - Australian Skateboarding Titles
The Australian Skateboarding Titles (AST), established by Globe Shoes, is now a truly national skateboarding competition in Australia. Read about the 2003 / 2004 event, or visit the AST website.