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El Ditch Contest!

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On November 29, 2008 at 15:00, more than 20 skaters waited under the shadow of a tree for the Bus of Death. After an hour's drive, we arrived at the La Dehesa area to skate one of the most difficult and strange spots in Santiago, Chile, known affectionately as El Ditch. Skaters from various crews were already riding and waiting for the event to start. A small BBQ was crammed full of food and fired-up, and Red Bulls were cracked open.


After three hours full of many tricks, slams, girls, families and good vibes, the winner of the Best Trick was crowned. Pato Vargas claimed it with a nice and smooth switch flip 360, a blunt slide frontside out and a pop shove-it 360. The second best trick, a nollie bigspin 540, was done by Stavros Razis. Gato Rodriguez and Mauricio Murci won Best Slam with some really heavy crashes. There was also a Best Photo event, which was won by Jorge Binder, who shot a sequence of a Pokemon-inspired fronside flip. Thanks to the judges, Pato Albornoz from La Tabla and Diego Rojas from Descaro.


Moreso than a normal contest, this session was the best way for everyone to determine the best trick in El Ditch, plus enjoy lots of music, food, drinks and friends. Thanks to everybody who helped fix the spot, and to the efforts of Red Bull, Gangsta Skateboards, Emerica, Zero and Destructo for helping put on a real event that represents the best of skateboarding in Chile. Check the video on YouTube and more photos at Adrenalin, Adrenalin Flickr and Diego Rojas Flickr.


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(9) responses to: El Ditch Contest!

  1. sickk

    Maysum's Emeritar Maysum Posted:
  2. 2nd yoh ! sweet shit !

    No. but maybe's Emeritar No. but maybe Posted:
  3. SICK!

    piher's Emeritar piher Posted:
  4. 4th

    GruesomeGarrett's Emeritar GruesomeGarrett Posted:
  5. aww i dont know how to skate that shit!

    5th :)

    Strange Days's Emeritar Strange Days Posted:
  6. wena cabros ai apañando los chilenos wena viejos motivaos...xaña skate

    alain's Emeritar alain Posted:
  7. TA BIIEN WENA LA SECION LOKOO LES MANDO UN POPASO DE AKI DE LA DEHESA

    juako.95's Emeritar juako.95 Posted:
  8. fuck yeah!!
    go chileans!!
    ha ha
    =D

    Miiloooo's Emeritar Miiloooo Posted:
  9. Muy weno el spot y gran variedad de trucos se nota que estuvo filete el ditch, ojala se siga realizando y auspiciando.
    a fierro

    Cristian's Emeritar Cristian Posted:

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