Sunday, May 13, 2012

Pro-Tec Pool Party 2012

One of the most anticipated skateboard events of the year is now one for the books and history was definitely rewritten last night. The final results of the Master's Division was a top four sweep by past members of the Bones Brigade with Mike McGill taking fourth, a flawless Lance Mountain claiming third, Tony Hawk rolling into second place on his 44th birthday, and Stevie Caballero taking home the big check in the first place position after bouncing back from a broken shoulder he incurred just weeks ago.

It's not a "five", it's a McTwist, perfectly executed by the man it was named for, Mr. Mike McGill. Photo courtesy of Mike McGill.

The results of the Master's were not without controversy with social networking sites overflowing with criticism of the results and a handful of "off the wall" conspiracy theories. I'm not going to delve into the negativity, I watched all four heats and the finals and have to say that the contest was judged accordingly, but skateboarding has its share of critics, unfortunately many of them skaters themselves. It used to be "us versus them", but now it seems to be "us versus us", but enough already, there's always next year.

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