Ryan Sheckler in collaboration with Red Bull took over Hart Plaza in Detroit, Michigan this past weekend! The event took place on May 8 through the 9th with qualifiers being held on Friday and top 8 move on to the finals Saturday morning.
Red Bull always knows how to throw an event. When they said they were taking over Hart Plaza for a skateboard event, I was curious how they were going to do.
Ryan's idea for this contest, 3 runs with two different lines and the final run would be the skaters choice. So ideally if you did well on the first line and not so well on your second line, your third run could be your redemption to save yourself.
David Reyes - Frontside Crook
Out of 19 of the BEST skateboarders in the world, the top 8 moved on to the finals which took place on Saturday morning. Here is how Friday broke down:
After the top 8 skaters battled it out on Saturday... It came down to Curren Caples in 1st place, Torey Pudwill in 2nd place, and Ryan Sheckler in 3rd! It is truly amazing watching the caliber of skateboarding that went down over this past weekend and very humbling to say the least.
Skateboarding has come a far way and seeing Red Bull put on an event like this truly makes a statement for the better.
Don’t forget to watch the full Red Bull Hart Lines feature broadcast on NBC airing Saturday, Aug. 1 at 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT.