Manny Santiago covers the last stop of the year for DAMN AM for 2018 in New York City.
SPoT’s house photographer Bowser tagged along on this year’s NYC trip and put together some raw iPhone edits from the contest and a little bit of street skating with the squad. Check it.
With the entire contest going down in one day at LES, it was non-stop shredding from start to finish, and Lucas Rabelo got his first win in STYLE. And then Independent Best Trick flew completely off the rails. Best day ever!
Six of the 12 skaters who made Finals in Chicago were former Damn Am winners. But everyone killed it and was in the running until the very last runs. You’ll see.
Marcos did his only kickflip front crook of the weekend when it counted most, in the Finals. And in addition to skating away with the win he goes straight to the Semi-Finals at Tampa Am. Yeah Marcos!
Pros hate the Damn Am because every one of the kids skating it are coming for ‘em. Chicago Qualifiers went OFF, and then Lucas Rabelo shut it down in best trick… but of course he did.
Skaters from Austria to Australia put it down in Barcy trying to make a 30 cut to Semis. Guess what, they slayed. Then everyone went mental for Best Trick and Angelo Caro cab flipped to back lip down the handrail.
Imagine your fantasy city, with spots everywhere, amazing people, rad scenery, non-stop parties, etc. and you’re just scratching the surface of what Barcelona serves up in real life every single day. Oh, and a legendary skatepark right on the beach. The Damn Am is already going off, and it’s just practice.
Damn Am and Nike SB set their sights on the next stop of the tour: Barcelona! Skate Agora BDN Barcelona June 22-24, 2018… The top 10 skaters will qualify to skate Tampa Am
Back in May the Santa Cruz squad went to Damn AM at ETN in LA. It was the first time they opened their doors to the public for a skate event and it was one of the best Damn Am’s to date. The whole crew ripped and our dude Maurio McCoy took home the win. Check the video to see everyone ripping and to see Maurio McCoy’s winning run. Ps. Don’t worry Mateo, one of these days you’ll learn how to grip a skateboard 😂😂😂
In addition to packing his run with the most insanely difficult tricks, Sora made it easy for the judges by doing it all flawlessly. He also locked up his spot in the Tampa Am Semi-Finals. Sora!
Qualifiers and the Independent Best Trick contest at Damn Am Japan could both be summed up with two words: Daisuke Ikeda!