One of the best skate competitions came and went yet again at this years Protec Pool Party. Taking place in the Combi Bowl at the Vans park in Orange, its a one day shred fest with skate legends coming out of the woodwork to show what they still have and todays pro's and future legends coming out to show what they got. Although the placing of the masters and pro's was similar to last years results, it was still a fun day of seeing some incredible skating.One of the original Upland Pipeline Combi skaters,1st place Masters division Chris Miller shows that at 38 he's still one of the coolest skaters to watch in the combi.
Bucky Lasek placing 3rd in the pro division blasted huge airs all day. A method to fakie in the round bowl, wonder what that must feel like? Probably pretty amazing.
3 of the Combi Masters out of commission due to injury. Salba, Lance Mountain, & Jeff Grosso showing his flexibility, with Omar Hassan checking out the contest. Having these 3 guys injured and not able to skate was kind of a bummer. Because they would've definitely added to the awesomeness.
1st Place Pro division all around ripper and last years winner Rune Glifberg launches a high frontside tail grab.
The winners circle, all the skaters seem to have such a fun time at this contest. It feels like the placing doesn't really matter. But I'm sure it feels good to take home a piece of cement coping and a big check.