Some of the world's best skateboarders descended on the Midwest this week, as Red Bull and Ryan Sheckler brought back the second annual Hart Lines contest in Detroit. The event modifies the existing skate spot in Hart Plaza, incorporating the ledges and stair set with ramps, rails, and a steep wallride. The contest challenges some of the elite talent, as it takes the existing street setup and turns it into a fast downhill run. In the end only, one skater would walk away with a cool $35,000 for throwing down in the D, and the competition was fast and fierce all weekend. Axel Cruysberghs and Curren Caples came close, but in the end, nobody could touch Nyjah Huston, who walked away with the win in his first appearance at Hart Lines.
Finatik Apparel's Battle For Wisconsin League is one of the premier events in Wisconsin skateboarding. The company is known for going all out, giving out cash and other great prizes, including a trip to the grand prize winner. There's nothing really like it. With those types of prizes on the line, it creates an environment for some of the best skateboarding Wisconsin has to offer. Don't believe us? Well luckily for you filmer Vinnie Oestreich has some edits that you can check out. The April contests showcased some great skating at two of the state's more popular indoor parks, GBASO, and 4 Seasons Skatepark.
Wanna learn more about the contest? Visit the Finatik Website here
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