It is in, The World Round-Up Results! This past weekend, most of the world’s top Am and Pro Freestyle skateboarders competed for a purse of $10,000! A four day event held at Cloverdale Rodeo and County Fair in Canada. This is an annual event and we here at Freestylers United are planning to attend next year! If you wish to attend next year, have any questions or want to submit a request to become a sponsor, check out the official World Round-Up website and head on over to their contact page to get in touch with Kai Dunkel or Monty Little.
At this years event, Aj Kohn and Kevin Harris lent their voices as hosts, giving the crowd and the skaters some personal and professional insight into skateboarding, past and present. If you were fortunate to attend the World Round-Up and you have pictures, video, or you would like to share your personal experience, please comment below or post it on our Facebook page. Congratulations to all the winners and contestants! Skate hard for next year and take on the best freestylers in the world! Check below for The World Round-Up Results and find out if your favorite freestyler took the top 10!
|AM Results||Pro Results|
|Best Trick||360 Spin-off|
If you plan on attending The World Round-Up in 2014, please contact us on our facebook page to help as a correspondent to help interview skaters, update social media and more!
The World Freestyle Round-Up is an annual event in which freestyle skateboarders from all around the world compete for a $10,000 prize purse! From Japan, Europe, the States and all around the world, Freestyle skateboarders gather together to show the world their best routine! Below you will find the link to watch The World Round-Up Live! View the full schedule of the event for the next 3 days and we’ll be providing you news and updates regarding this event on the Freestylers United Facebook page! Big thanks to Protest Skateboards for providing news and information for The World Round-Up!
Schedule from May 17 to May 20, 2013 provided by The World Round-Up website!
|Friday, May 17th||4 pm – 5 pm||Practice Session|
|5 pm – 6 pm||Competitors’ Meeting|
|7 pm – 8 pm||Amateurs’ Freestyle Preliminaries|
|8 pm – 10 pm||Pros’ Freestyle Preliminaries|
|Saturday, May 18th||11 am – 12 pm||Amateurs’ Practice Session|
|12 pm – 2 pm||Amateur Freestyle Semi Finals|
|3 pm – 4 pm||Pros’ Practice Session|
|4 pm – 6 pm||Pro Freestyle Semi Finals|
|Sunday, May 19th||10 am – 11 am||Amateurs’ Practice Session|
|11 am – 1 pm||Amateur Freestyle Finals|
|2 pm – 3 pm||Pros’ Practice Session|
|4 pm – 6 pm||Pro Freestyle Finals|
|Monday, May 20th||10 am – 11 am||Freestyle Demos and Practice Session|
|11 am – 12 pm||360 Spin Off Contest and Awards Ceremony|
|1 pm – 2 pm||Best Trick Contest and Awards Ceremony|
|2 pm – 3 pm||Pro and Am Freestyle Awards Ceremony|
|3 pm – 5 pm||Live Music from Tough Lovers|
The Live Feed is provided by Ollie North Skate Shop
Skateboarding has changed, companies, individuals, investors, profit-hungry men have begun to destroy skateboarding as we know it. What happened to skate videos? What happened to professional skateboarders, products, sponsorship, fun? If you remember Dying To Live by Zero Skateboards, then you should agree that modern skate videos are fueled by money and advertising, recycled tricks and ideas, not by passion, dedication and the idea to take skateboarding and creativity to another level without changing the core ideals of skateboarding.
Sorry to break it to you, it already started, in fact, it started years ago and is only getting worse. Remember when professional skateboarders were making parts, having fun, doing things that inspired us to keep skating and innovating it? Well, it’s a damn good memory now and that’s all it is. Browsing youtube, I have come across more than a fair share of, “Can I be sponsored?”, “How can I get sponsored?”, “I skate everyday and one day I’ll be the next Chris Cole and make lots of money!” In the 1990′s we just wanted to skate and challenge ourselves to do what our favorite pro skaters were doing. Not to be them but only to draw inspiration from them. Now all skateboarders want to do is make money, boost their egos and relish in the new skate fab that is social networking and media.
Justin Lozoff Interview
About Justin Lozoff - The anonymous guy who supplied the Rodney Mullen videos and a Modern Freestyle Skateboarder.
Stance (Goofy or Regular?)
Regular, but if I get back into skating I want to start riding goofy.
Over the past decade I didn’t skate much, so I didn’t get better and just kept doing the same stuff over and over again and it wasn’t that fun. I want to do something different.
When did you start skating ? With what setup?
I started skating in April 1986, when I was 12. It was a Vision Gator with gull-wing trucks. The board was white, the trucks black. I don’t remember the wheels. That, and my 2nd board can be seen in the Rodney parking lot video where he ollies over the 3 boards. I started freestyling in September 1987 — and my setup was a Mutt – his first model, a hand me down from a friend of a friend. It had Indy’s, and probably Powell freestyle wheels. I always skated Indy for freestyle and Tracker for street.