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.