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Daiki Ikeda Claims his Second Damn Am Win



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Daiki Ikeda earned the top spot for the Damn Am Netherlands. This is his second win for the Damn Am 2022 Series. His win qualifies him for a straight shot to the Tampa Am Semi-Finals.

The rest of the top 12 skaters are as follows. They will automatically qualify for the Tampa Am Saturday Qualifiers.

  • Elias Heitman
  • Mauro Iglesias
  • Jan Hirt
  • Ginwoo Onodera
  • Levi Loffelberger
  • Matias Del Ollio
  • Max Berguin
  • Liam Le Franc
  • Simon Deprez
  • Justin Sommer
  • Alex Decunha

Ginwoo Onodera won the Best Trick Competition.

The Damn Am is a global amateur skateboarding contest series that serves as the pathway to Tampa Am. Over 10,000 skaters have participated in Damn Am events since its inception in 2001 including most of today’s top pros. 

To qualify for Damn Am, a skater must meet any ONE of the following criteria:

  • Prior participation in Damn Am / Tampa Am events
  • Support and backing of established industry brands
  • Footage showing ability and skill that we think could be potentially enough to place in the top 12

This year’s Damn Am Series has four stops. The first stop was in LA. The second one was supposed to be in Barcelona but was later moved to Amsterdam.

The third stop for the Damn Am series was initially set on August 5-7 at the Murakami City Skatepark, Japan but was postponed because of new Covid restrictions. Skatepark of Tampa will make an announcement as to when and where the next stop will be.

Damn Am Japan will have men’s and women’s disciplines. The top 6 women automatically qualify for the 2023 SPoT Women’s Open.

The fourth stop is set on September 9-10 at LES Coleman Oval Skatepark, NYC, NY. Registration is now open for this event.

Watch the highlights of the Damn Am Netherlands below.

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Jackalope Festival 2023 Back in Montreal



After the successful Jackalope Festival in Virginia Beach, Canada’s ultimate action sports event is back to its original roots.

Jackalope Festival Montreal will be held August 25-27 at the Olympic Park Esplanade.

Now in its 11th year, the three-day event brings together the athletes and pros in skateboarding, bouldering, FMX, and base jumping.

Pedro Barros, Mitchie Brusco and Phil Dulude are expected to grace the festival. participants to perform in a cash-for-tricks best trick events in the bowl,

The festival also features pop-up shops, food trucks, and other activities. It is open to the public.

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Watch the 2023 SLS Select Series



With Street League Skateboarding Tokyo event just around the corner, six men competed fiercely for a spot at the SLS Tour stop. Witness the intense 2023 SLS Select Series Primitive Park Men’s Final below.

After the intense battle, Dominick Walker emerged victorious, earning a final score of 30.2

It’s the first time for the SLS Championship Tour to be hosted in Japan. The event is scheduled on August 12th at the Ariake Arena in Tokyo.

The tour’s third stop will be on October 7th at the Ken Rosewall Arena in Sydney, Australia.

The SLS Super Crown Championship details will be announced soon.

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X Games California 2023 Highlights and Winners



Watch the highlights of the recently concluded X Games California 2023 below.

The X Games California 2023 showcased over 150 of the world’s top Skateboard, BMX, and Moto X athletes, who went head-to-head in thrilling competitions, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in extreme sports.

Here’s a recap of the winners of the skateboarding events.

Pacifico Men’s Skateboard Vert – Jimmy Wilkins
Pacifico Women’s Skateboard Vert – Arisa Trew
Pacifico Skateboard Vert Best Trick – Gui Khury
Monster Energy Men’s Skateboard Megapark – Edouard Damestoy
Men’s Skateboard Park – Jagger Eaton
Women’s Skateboard Park – Arisa Trew
Men’s Skateboard Street – Yuto Horigome
Women’s Skateboard Street – Chloe Covell
Real Street Best Trick – Alec Majerus

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