Well, I think it is pretty safe to say that the Ambush Video Challenge (formerly 24 hours, changed to 60 hours due to weather) was a huge success. Eleven teams with a total of 66 skaters showed up the morning of April 27th and spent the rest of the weekend out in the streets doing what they do best. A huge thanks goes out to our sponsors, Deluxe Distribution and Lowcard Magazine, for holding us down with prizes for the winners; but most of all thanks to everyone who entered. It was really awesome to see so many people out skating and having fun the way it should be done. None of this could have happened with out ya’ll. So scroll down, check out all the entries, and if you didn’t enter we better see you next time!
Probably the youngest team in the whole contest. A fun mix of skating and goofing off.
Been seeing a lot of these guys in the shop for a while. Really cool to see kids still skating a lot of the spots my crew and I grew up skating. These dudes are lucky they didn’t get busted skating under the Georgia dome!
RAZZLE DAZZLE! These dudes killed it. Sick intro, skated in the rain, and they even had their own original track! Shout out to the Blaq Lamb!
One of my personal favorites, the Cartersville crew came through with some true raw street skating and crusty unique spots. Going fast and making use of what you got is what skateboarding is all about and these guys definitely showed that with their entry.
Another loyal crew, always in and out of the shop, Salty Eskimo took home the third place honors. They had some sick creative lines, and by far the crispiest most HD as fuck footage of the whole contest. I could probably learn a thing or two from these guys on how to use my new camera! Be on the look out for the last trick, its a doozy.
Wow. Team Surya is gnarly. Our 2nd place winners went the biggest and most technical at some of the most recognizable spots in Atlanta. The whole team crushed, but Joey Robish really stood out, dropping some serious hammers, all in a days work. You should all go check out their brand new video that just came out Better Days 2, it is heeeaaavyy.
It was a really tough call choosing first and second place, but after many viewings and second opinions from Ambush team riders we chose RNDB for first place. Surya went big, but in the end RNDB went the hardest, skating all over town from Kennesaw, Marietta, Dunwoody, Roswell, Alpharetta and everywhere in between. They skated all weekend with a huge variety of spots, hit parking garages while it was wet, took down some heavy gaps, and TC even grinded up the rail out front of the shop! All the skating was complemented by great filming, editing, and the perfect amount of hijinx. Be on the look out for this crew. I have a feeling we will be seeing much more from them for a long time to come.
Thanks again to everyone involved, this will go down as one of the most memorable contests in Ambush history!
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