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2014 Rider Cup Team Championships At KDC

October 4th, 2014 Posted by Articles, News, Press Releases No Comment yet

Eight 4-man teams of skateboarders from South Africa and around the world congregated in Kimberley for the Rider Cup Team Championships at Kimberley Diamond Cup. We had Soul Team from Brooklyn, NY in the house all the way from the US along with several teams of South Africa’s top skaters to compete for their share of the R40k cash prize purse. In the end, SA dream team squad 4 Staxx consisting of Moses Adams, Khule Ngubane, Mitchell Rice, and Jean Marc Johannes ended up taking the top spot and the Rider Cup Team Championship 2014 title. Results

Results

1. 4 Staxx R25,000

Moses Adams

Jean Marc Johannes

Mitchell Rice

Khule Ngubane

2. Get It Get It! R10,000

Yann Horowitz

Dlamini Dlamini

Khulu Dlamini

Kanya Spani

3. Clean Team R5,000

Kyle Trusky

Enwin Gellant

Ofentse Ramakanya

Allen Adams

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Kyle Trusky back tails from Clean Team. Rudi Jeggle photo.

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Dlamini Dlamini gets it, noseblunt. Rudi Jeggle photo.

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Clean fs lip from Cape Town’s Enwin Gealant. Rudi Jeggle photo.

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Switch tre from Mosey. Rudi Jeggle photo.

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Congrats to 4 Staxx! Moses, Jean Marc, Khule, and Mitchell split R25k cash. Sam Clark photo.

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Congrats to the finalists! Sam Clark photo.

Photos: Rudi Jeggle & Sam Clark

Video filmed by Colin Clark & Hein Kotze

Video edit by Dan Chetron

Midway Mayhem Am Skateboarding Results

March 11th, 2014 Posted by Articles No Comment yet

With the best skaters from around the country and R20k in cash to be won, the Midway Mayhem am street skateboarding event had some pretty gnarly expectations from the get-go. Here are the specs: 24 skaters from around SA skated two four-minute jams, with one jam on each half of the skatepark. The top 10 skaters from KDC Am 2013 automatically earned a spot in the finals, so we knew the skating was going to be amazing.

2013 KDC Am champ Braxton Haine was in the house, along with 2nd place winner Khule Ngubane. This time around Khule took the top honors — he’s been putting in mad time on his board — and he took home R12k and the Midway Mayhem Am title. Congrats Khule and all the skaters!
Results:

1) Khule Ngubane (R12000)
2) Dlamini Dlamini  (R6000)
3) Yann Horowitz (R4000)
4) Alan Marola
5) Braxton Haine
6) Alan Adams
7) Kanya Spani
8)  Jean Marc Johannes
9) Byron Rhoda
10) Wesley Schroeder
11) Khulu Dlamini
12) Brandon Valjalo
13) Anthony De Mendonca
14) Pieter Retief
15) Ofentse Ramakanye
16) Shuaib Philander
17) Leon Bester
18) Brendan Diamond
19) Evan Binge
20) Brandon Ramos
21) Jean Gerber
22) TK Modise
23) Brad Bailie
24) Ryan Naidoo

Vert Maniacs In The Mix at Midway Mayhem!

March 11th, 2014 Posted by News No Comment yet

With only three vert ramps in all of South Africa, it’s amazing that there are still dedicated rippers willing to put on the pads. Kimberley Skatepark is home to one of those three ramps, and it’s only properly skated a few times a year, and was great to see how that small crew of skaters has progressed since their last trip to K-town.

Werner du Plessis, Graham Denoon, and Terry Sharman are among those ripping ramps over 12 feet tall and they definitely pulled together some serious runs. Congrats to those who stepped up and skated Midway Mayhem Am Vert!
Results:

1. Werner Du Plesis  (R6000)
2. Graham Denoon   (R4000)
3. Terry Sharman  (R2000)
4. Louie Pixioto
5. Evan Binge
6. Damian Bramley

Women’s Skateboarding Mayhem!

March 11th, 2014 Posted by News No Comment yet

Midway Mayhem brought out the girls, as South Africa’s best female skaters came out to skate for part of the R6000 prize purse.

We saw some quick hitting tricks from Saniya Smith, Nabila Smith, Chanelle Oliver, and Kimberley local Natalie Bramley, and Kimberley local 9 year old Boipelo Awuah was blowing minds and inspiring many with her ollies down the three, 180s off the launch ramp, and fearless style.

KDC 2013 Women’s Street champ Kelly Murray showed up and defended her title and left with R3000 cash, throwing down front board shove-its on the flat bar, backside flips on the quarter pipe, and a sweet nollie flip up the kicker ramp. Kelly is holding it down for the girl skaters and we’re stoked to see what she’s got in store for the KDC Women’s Street in October. Check the results:

1. Kelly Murray (R3000)
2. Boipelo Awuah (R2000)
3. Natalie Bramley (R1000)
4. Saniya Smith
5. Chanel Oliver
6. Nabila Smith

Midway Mayhem Skateboarding Calms Down!

March 10th, 2014 Posted by News No Comment yet
It was a hot end-of-summer weekend in Kimberley, and hundreds of amped skaters came to check out the first of KDC’s Grand Slam events. Six months before and after the Kimberley Diamond Cup in early October, Midway Mayhem brought out the best South Africa skaters, and with a R50k prize purse and slots in the KDC Am finals on the line, the skateboarding was very high caliber.
There were women’s street, amateur vert, and am street events, as well as the Rider Cup Team Skateboarding Championships.
Local hiphop acts Taliban and Prof were on the mic throughout the day and Cape Town’s infamous hiphop duo and 20SK8’s hype man B Fake had the crowd hyped for the party following the finals.

Thanks to all the skaters who came out, as well as Kumba Iron Ore, who has been a great supporter of skateboarding in South Africa. Our partners also include Northern Cape Tourism and Monster Energy — Midway Mayhem couldn’t have happened without their generous support. Results for all events coming in news posts over the next few hours.