Rasmus (Rass) contacted me in mid October, well I think it was at around that time. He told me of his idea of putting up a Birthday Jam for OnWheels' 1st year of existence and he also asked me if I could come out and make a video of this Jam. Time has passed and I have contacted Rass as to when it will happen, his response was that in a few days he will let me know. Couple of days passed and there it was, a confirmed date of the jam, was stoked on this for sure. I really liked the idea of it being an invitational only, which meant only one thing - rad group of friends is going to gather, shred, chill and have a good time!
Johannes and myself have arranged that we will be heading together to Tihemetsa Skatepark. Before heading out to meet Johannes, I've read that Eki and Taavi have overslept, but luckily they took the bus to Parnu and from Parnu to Tihemetsa, which was good news to hear. Met Johannes at a parking lot and we began our journey to Tihemetsa skatepark. You can see our randomly filmed trip with a GoPro here - vimeo.com/54220857.
Shortly after we arrived at the skatepark, Rass and Gert showed up as well. We saw the cake, which looked mighty delicious. This was my and Johannes' first time at Tihemetsa indoor skatepark and it looked really good. Johannes warmed up a bit and I took some shots of the skatepark in general.
A bit of time has passed and the riders started to gather around at the spot. Best riders, all friends, from Parnu, Viljandi, Tartu and Tallinn have gathered around to celebrate the 1st year of OnWheels existence. Everybody absolutely shredded the place up with sickter tricks.
When everybody was tired of riding and didn’t have any strength anymore, some were hurt during the riding as well, we had a bite of the delicious OnWheels Birthday cake. Thank you OnWheels and Rass for this tasty treat.
Rass made 3 categories as to who will get the prizes and they were: Best Youngest Rider of the Day, Best Trick of the Day and Best Rider of the Day. With everybody shredding so good it would have been difficult to cast a vote by one person, so Rass decided that each rider would write one name for each of the categories. It’s really amazing to see that everybody casted a vote as to who was the best rider in each of the category. I think being picked by a fellow rider/friend is so much more rewarding than being judged in a contest by judges. Don’t get me wrong contests are good, but they are not everything. There is more to life than being the best at a contest.
With the votes set into place, the results were as follows:
Best Youngest Rider of the Day:
- split to 2 riders: Enrico Orobko and Rain Robert Randvali
Best Trick of the Day:
- Talis Viirpalu for throwing down a barspin to whip combo.
Best Rider of the Day:
- Erik Orgo got a vote from the riders, his fellow friends, as the best rider of the jam
Dust and Bones by Night Terrors of 1927
Hopefully you will enjoy this video and next year it’s going down again!!
Happy 1st Birthday OnWheels!!
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