Posts tagged GBASO
Finatik Apparel Announces Boarder Wars

Hot off of the success of their Battle For Wisconsin League, Finatik Apparel recently announced that it is time to expand their competition by taking things south of the border; South of the Wisconsin border, that is. The Battle For Wisconsin League contest has now become Boarder Wars, which will feature stops in both Wisconsin and Illinois over the course of this spring and summer. The point system will remain the same, and this year the overall winner will get a trip out to California as the grand prize for a session with a filmer from Plan B. Here are the currently announced stops:

Stop 1: GBASO - March 25th

Stop 2: Fargo Skatepark - April 15th

Stop 3: Four Seasons Skatepark -  May 6th

Stop 4: Asylum Skatepark - May 28th

Stop 5: Appleton Skatepark - June 3rd

Stop 6: Janesville Skatepark - June 24th

Stop 7: Wauwatosa Skatepark - July 22nd


Check out Finatik Apparel's website for more information.

Battle For Wisconsin League - April Update

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

Check out the clips:

Cole Wayka is SCARY good.

If you have been to any skate competition over the last 2 years in the Midwest you have seen Cole and there is a 90% chance he won. This 17 year old kid from Wausau is one of the best contest skaters I've ever seen. He has the tricks, the competitiveness and the will to be one of the best.  Quiet kid but his skateboarding speaks volumes. Check out this edit he did over the winter at G.B.A.S.O. Whoever idea this was... Thank you.

Sponsors : DGK, Ethies,  Neff, Silver Trucks and Central Boardshop .

Filmed by @Kris Suster

#WeTheMidwest Wednesdays: October 21st, 2015

Welcome to the second week of #WeTheMidwest Wednesdays, where we take our favorite clips from your Instagrams and showcase them to the world. Remember to tag your clips with #WeTheMidwest and we'll check them out! Remember, they don't all have to be bangers, but if we like it a lot, it'll be here. Don't forget to follow Crime Lab on Instagram if you haven't done so, too. Without further ado, let's get into it:

Our first clip comes from Ethan (@threethanyou) who showed off some flip trick wizardry with some crazy No Comply flavor thrown in:

🚫comply #metrogrammed #skate @bnw_sktbrdng @surfinbirdskateshop

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The Green Bay boys are about their business lately, too. Jake Szabo (@urbantarzan) knows whats up with this Taildrop and a Dumptruck into the loading dock, taking one for the team along the way:

Crime Lab's own Marcus Sarsycki got in on the action, with a clip of just an average session when he skates with John Methvin, Cody Cepeda, and Marfa Capodanno:

Fun sesh today w @codycepeda @marcus_sarsycki @marfa_capodanno

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While we could've probably filled this whole section with footage from Volcom's Wild In The Parks contest that recently took place at The Berrics, we decided to limit it to just one, and Andrew Glaspy (@glassofpee)'s warm up footage is ridiculous, so that's the one we're going with:

And finally, we have to give an honorable mention to Max Murphy (@hankstagram) for this roller coaster 50-50 gap. If it's good enough for Thrasher's Skateline, it's probably good enough for us. You can watch it in Skateline below, too. Gary Rogers sums up our reaction.

#WeTheMidwest Wednesdays: October 14th, 2015

From the depths of Instagram, we've brought back #WeTheMidwest Wednesdays! We've scoured your clips with the hashtag #WeTheMidwest, and will showcase some of our favorites every week in the Midwest Spotlight. If you're bringing the fire to the 'Gram, simply tag your best stuff with #WeTheMidwest, and maybe you'll see it here next week!

Here's some of our favorites so far:

Nick Scannell had no problem with this impromtu Euro gap at Four Seasons Skatepark, as seen here by the tre bomb up the gap and bigspin back down. 'Atta boy, Nick!

Ricco Porter handles his business at Joannes Skatepark in Green Bay, WI with this kickflip, heelflip, and hardflip down the gap and over the rail.

Speaking of Joannes Skatepark, @SurfSteve got it in with this gnarly no comply up the stair set. It was a battle, but that makes the payoff even sweeter when you roll away. Way to get it, Steve!

Now... let's get into some hammers. Alex Perkins is getting extra technical with some 360 Hardflips. Absolutely ridiculous.

Trying to get this trick a little better #skateboarding #metrogrammed #wethemidwest #360hardflip 🎥 @av.rx.yy

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And we have Crime Lab team member Brad Bedolla doing what he does best at Chicago's Grant Park plaza. Sit back and enjoy.