Welcome to Dew Tour’s latest video series, What’s In The Box, where we look at the packages athletes receive in the mail. In this first video, we have Manny Santiago rip open boxes delivered to his home from Sk8hop, his skateboard shop in Puerto Rico, health products from Just Live, skate hard goods from Grizzly Griptape, and a special secret delivery.
Out of 613 athletes the United States is sending to the Tokyo Olympics, Heimana Reynolds is one out of 12 skateboarders on Team USA representing skateboarding in the park competition. Although he skipped out on competing at Dew Tour Des Moines due to rehabbing a minor injury, we were lucky enough to catch up with Heimana before the big games to get the lowdown on what skateboard gear he’ll be riding in Tokyo.
Skateboarder Manny Santiago is going to the Olympics. That’s right; skateboarding is making its Olympic debut at the 2021 Summer Games in Tokyo, Japan, where Manny Santiago will be representing his birth country of Puerto Rico. Manny first stepped on a skateboard in Lowell, Massachusetts, where his momentum drove him to pro stardom in 2010 and hasn’t stopped since. With a decade’s worth of pro status and a competitive career that roots back even further, it’s safe to say Manny knows his way around a competition arena. Now, residing in the mecca of skateboarding in California, Manny has found a lifestyle that keeps his health in tiptop shape, continues to make skateboarding fun and proceeds to evolve his bag of tricks to stay on par with the best. Follow Manny along in the video above as he shows us his early morning skate routine, healthy eating and recovery practices, social life at home, and more.
In this segment of Setups, we sit down with Brazilian park ripper Luiz Francisco. A common theme in skateboarding these days is friends coming together to start their own brand to help support each other and create something for themselves. Luiz’s case is no different in the deck department as he shows us his skateboard brand Blurry Skate Co. and one of the first boards they have produced out of Brazil. Get the full scoop on Luiz’s skateboard gear as he runs through it all in the video above!
In this Setups video, we hear from street technician Carlos Ribeiro. As seen in the video above, Carlos likes to keep his skateboard gear simple but fully functional with upgrades in all departments. Get the full scoop as Carlos details the recent changes he made in skateboard size, wheels, and trucks.
Welcome to the first installment of Sightseeing, a video-based series of all the action Dew Tour captures on location featuring various athletes. Sending off the first episode is Team Brazil on their recent trip to Vista, California, where they take over the California Skate Park Training Facility in preparation for Dew Tour Des Moines. Featured skateboarders include Pedro Barros, Hericles Fagundes, Pedro Carvalho, Leticia Goncalves, Carlos Ribeiro, Mateus Hiroshi, Dora Varella, Murilo Peres, and Luiz Francisco.
Dew Tour: On The Spot Video Montage Vol. Five with Sakura Yosozumi, Dashawn Jordan, Alex Sorgente, and More
Welcome back to another On The Spot video montage. This time DEW threw together all the skateboarding clips they’ve captured so far in 2021 to create one epic montage. Volume five features skateboarders Jordyn Barratt, Gavin Bottger, Alex Sorgente, Cory Juneau, Trey Wood, Dashawn Jordan, Sakura Yosozumi, and Jagger Eaton.
In Dew Tour’s latest Setups video, we speak with skateboarder Alec Majerus as he gives us all the details of his current whip. Alec describes the exact shape and profile he likes his Flip skateboard while also explaining a few new changes he’s trying in the truck, bushing, and wheel department.
Adaptive skateboarders took first laps on finals day at Dew Tour Des Moines to showcase a variety of styles, ages and abilities, during Men’s Adaptive Finals presented by Toyota.
1. Felipe Nunes
2. Justin Bishop
3. Vinicios Sardi
1. Gavin Bottger
2. Zion Wright
3. Oskar ‘Oski’ Rozenberg
4. Jagger Eaton
5. Liam Pace
6. Cory Juneau
7. Tom Schaar
8. Tate Carew
Brazilian skater Pamela Rosa – already the top-ranked Women’s Street skater in the World Skate rankings prior to this week after winning Dew Tour Long Beach and other events in 2019 – won Saturday’s Dew Tour Des Moines Street Semifinal by a commanding 8.81 point lead over 2nd place finisher Leticia Bufoni.
Watch the Women’s Street and Men’s Park skateboarding semifinals live from Dew Tour Des Moines 2021! For the best live stream experience, go to dewtour.com/live for real-time scoring.
The Women’s Street Semifinal will feature a total of 32 skateboarders, 20 from the qualifying round and the top 12 pre-seeded from the World Skate Rankings. Heat one will consist of 11 skateboarders from the qualifier round, heat two will have nine skateboarders from the qualifier and two pre-seeded semifinalists, and heat three will finish the semifinals with ten pre-seeded competitors. All skateboarders in each heat will compete in a two 45-second run and five best trick formats. Both run and best trick attempts are out of a possible ten points. The total score is based on the highest four scores out of the seven scores (two runs and five trick attempts). Only the top eight skateboarders will move onto Sunday’s final.
The Men’s Park Semifinal features 32 skateboarders, 20 from the qualifying round and the top 12 pre-seeded from the World Skate Rankings. Heats one and two will consist of 11 skateboarders from the qualifier round, and heat three will finish semifinals with ten pre-seeded competitors from the World Skate rankings. All skateboarders in each heat will compete in a best of three runs, 40-seconds format where the best run counts. Only the top eight skateboarders will move onto Sunday’s final.