GoBandit GPS head cam footage of the Octane Sport sponsored Pump+Grind slalom comp held at the newly opened Cyclopark in Kent. An amazing place with a fantastic skatepark on site as well as a first-rate track for slalom racing. Saturday 3rd March saw the first race of the UK season, a Head-to-Head hybrid course. Due to the bridge and a persistant puddle on the left hand track it was decided to have a pair of gates to 'tuck' between on each lane. There was enough dry track on the left to run straight but not enough to pump without hitting the wet & slamming! So a pair of gates, hold the tuck, and pump like hell on the bottom section! It made for some really fun racing!
Thanks must go to Octane Sport for supplying ramps, timing gear, prizes etc, and to Michael, Sam and Rob for their excellent organisational skills. Getting a group of skaters to do ANYthing is like herding kittens so massive props to these guys for getting everything in order and making the day run smoothly!
Unfortunately rain finished the weekend off early with only the A-Group hybrids being run. It's the price you pay for racing in the UK!