Phoenix Am 2014 recap
Aled Midler, B/S noseblunt
Another Phoenix Am has come and gone, and with it came a whole gaggle of young shredders pouring their heart and soul into what they hoped would be the best three minutes of skating they had ever done. Some left with cash prizes and high accolade, while some left with shattered dreams and a burning fire inside to climb higher on the leader board next year. Here, little Alex Midler is growing into some serious man tricks. Backside noseblunts are usually reserved for people with a driver's license.
Boo Johnson, noseblunt
Boo Johnson was speeding through these nosegrinds and popping out so nice he was almost landing on the next obstacle.
Chase Webb, B/S 360 kickflip
Chase Webb killed it with these backside 360 kickflips on the big bank, and he was the only person to do them all weekend.
David Loy, ollie up lipslide
David Loy has been skating in the Phoenix Am for years now. Hopefully with tricks like this gap up to lipslide, he wont be in the am ranks by next year.
Dom Walker, kickflip F/S 5-0
Dom Walker could flip into anything on this hubba, on any given try, but on this particular descent he chose to kickflip into a 5-0.
Jon Nguyen, switch heel
Jon Nguyen isnt much for contest skating, if you ask him. If you ask anyone else they will tell you that this switch heelflip was smooth.
Matt Berger, B/S Smith
Matt Berger skated with power and finesse all the way to first place. This waist-high back Smith from flat was one of the most impressive moves of the weekend.
Mickey Papa, nollie heelflip krook
Mickey Papa can do tricks that most people have only seen in video games, so it makes sense that a nolle heel krook would be a go to trick in his lines.
Patrick Ryan, Indy air
Patrick Ryan flew higher than anyone else this weekend, and gave the crowd a stiff neck from looking up at this Indy air.
Tristan Funkhouser, nosegrind tailgrab
T- Funk skated with the cool, laid back demeanor of someone twice his age, and even pulled out tricks out of the old guy bag too, like this nosegrind tailgrab.