Skatepark Tour Steamrolls Tapawera

Posted by Paul McConachie on 14 January 2016 | 0 Comments

Alex McClintock: One-handed spread eagle.

It was Tapawera’s turn to host the third stop of the Tasman Skatepark Tour, and with thunderstorms threatening there was an added edge as the competitors tried to get through the competition heats and accumulate championship leadership points.

The Moreu brothers continued their domination in the junior skate section, with young Alex stealing the show with a blunt rock-to-fakie that was enough to take out first place over older brother Sam.  In the senior section, Alex Scott turned the tables on Reggie McDonald, picking up first place with a well-constructed routine that enabled him to dig deep into his bag of tricks.

Nikita Turu and Ryan McHugh took out their respective junior and senior heats in the scooter section, and are currently tied for first overall on the scooter leaderboard at the halfway point of the tour.  Christchurch’s Fairmont Wiringi took out the open scooter heat with a never-seen-before backflip over the roller.

Korbyn Wilson and Tom Bassett-Eason rode uncontested in the junior and senior BMX heats and are also tied for first place overall on the championship leaderboard.  An injured Ryan Dando still had enough in reserve to take out the open BMX section.

The tour winds back down the Motueka Valley and stops off at Motueka on Saturday for the fourth stop, with the competition getting underway from 2pm.

Tasman Skatepark Tour Results and Leaderboard -Tapawera

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