King Kong 2010

The 24th of July, the beautifully sun-soaked Saturday just gone, saw the urban culture & skate event; King Apparel King Kong 2010 take over Southsea Skatepark.

Aimed at celebrating & encouraging the creative sides of urban culture, it certainly did that. The ‘Street Art Doodle Wall’ was well and truly covered in a bit of everyone’s creative (and messy) spark, shout out to all the artists down on the day who had some great freestyle pieces going down, stuART, Mr. Kemp, Leila, Bryan & Joe. Also our arty sponsors Graphotism & Ironlak (well worth checking out if your into that kind of thing).

Plenty of fat beats boomed out across the park and common around it thanks to DJ Mos, Kenny, Random Scarves & the Durty Sound System DJs, a beastly selection of dirty dubstep, DnB, hip hop & alternative funk kept everyone’s tastes more than satisfied, sound track to the day couldn’t have been better.

Anyone unlucky enough to not make it down missed out on some hot as hell discounts on some of the freshest threads about, as the King Apparel team were down in force with a stall showcasing their selection of fine garments and not to forget the crafty locals Individual Threads.

Last but not least the key part of this year’s event; The Herbal Skateboards Mini-Ramp Jam was SICK.
Contest format was a minute each, going into a final 5 skaters with 2 minute runs. It was a heated battle and off the chain tricks were going down left, right & centre, but in the end the victors looked a little something like this:
In 1st Adam Keys, 2nd Noddy Rands & 3rd Bob Grist. All well deserving winners, with plenty of King Apparel, Herbal SBs, LovenSkate & Vans products as prizes. Again well done guys!

This was followed by a best trick contest and Casey Brown took top honours with the smith to kickflip out that he had nailed pre-contest…so sick. Some King Apparel T-shirts and a Herbal skateboard found their way into Casey’s mitts.

Thanks goes out to the Herbal crew who ran the jam, Strong Island’s Paul Gonella who kindly came down to help judge the contest, SUSO Drinks who kept everyone from going thirsty on a very hot day and everyone at Southsea Skatepark for helping making the event happen.

Writeup by Nick Stokes.
Video by Herbal Skateboards.


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