So like what was it like to be at the first Inaugural Gravity Games??...
We Were There! ...
Out of all of the comps and stops we made this season,
Gotta admitt - Providence RI really went "Way Out" to welcome the latest in Extreme Summer Sports!
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Providence allowed the Gravity Games to totally transform their beautiful downtown Riverside Park into a Mega Kewl facility..
Complete with a "State-of-the-Art" HUGE SCREEN to watch the action LIVE as you relaxed by the Waterside . . .
A full size Stage was set up on a large opened field (?) (I think it used to be a lawn... ha, ha) for the scheduled Local Band Concerts such as the AMAZING CROWNS and SOUTHERN CULTURE ON THE SKIDS - to kick it off.. (Awesome!)
And that's where they had the Sponsor's booths - Gravity T's, cars, Video games 'n free mini deoderants - "Smellin' Sweet" 's my new middle name... ha,ha
Overlooked by the State House, and sandwiched between Nordstrom and the Waterwalk...
Nicky Adams - Inline Street - Photo by: Jason Sleczkowski
the facility included an Awesome Mud Run for some impressive Motocross.
It proved to be more challenging than originally planned after Friday's totally - "Flood Causing" down-pour.
They got 5 inches of rain in 10 hours...ish - all of the events and concerts had to be called off 'til Saturday - (We booked out for Boston for the day... But that's another story...) And even then - it took crews over 10 hours to toss and turn the mud to dry it out enough to hold the course!
Pro's came from all over to Hang out and enjoy their sport Matt Salerno on Street to left - Tony Hawk on Vert to right.
not to mention friendly competition for some major Prize money!
For those of you with a taste for $#'s.... :
(Maki Komori - Ladies Vert below)
So from the looks of these figures - it's pretty Kewl to see Extreme Sports finally getting some major respect and recognition! Thanks to all of the dedicated athletes out there!