Brad McClain wins the Hastings Battle!
The event was UNBELIEVABLE !! I honestly don't know how it could have gone any better. The city is still buzzing and will be for some time to come. It absolutely went off without a hitch. The skating was unreal, the weather was perfect, the crowd was huge, Renee Renee returned to emcee for the first time since the bowl jam at Slam 05 and best of all - NOBODY GOT HURT.
There was story lines throughout the day too. Especially the hometown love everybody showed McCrank and Sluggo. Standing ovations for both. Or the fact that a sponsorless 18 yr old local named James Clarke beat out a long list of heavies to take 3rd.
We started right at 1pm and wrapped up at 6pm on the dot. We ran 5 qualifying heats of 5 skaters. Everyone got 4 runs and a score out of 100. First wall rebate rule was in effect.
There were 5 judges. Each judge added up their 4 run scores per rider and came up with an average. From there high and low were thrown out to give us a top 10 final.
Each skater again received 4 runs each in the finals. On their final run, we were more than generous with rebates as there were people pulling out insane tricks that simply had to be landed!
Top 10 results
We gave out an additional $2000 for best tricks on two different obstacles that were provided by Supra Distribution and Ultimate Distribution.
There was also a private company (BC MEA) that donated $1000 in honor of Josh Evin for a winner take all best trick over the volcano hip that Josh used to rip like no other. That obstacle was won by Charlie Blair.
There should be video and photos coming out of this by tomorrow. I'll pass those links on to you as they come.
If you go to #bah4 on instagram there's a 100+ event photos up already and more every day.