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Slash Picking the #KeeperContest Winner…

On 4/20, we met up with Active Pro, Brian “Slash” Hansen at Garvanza Park to help him pick a winner for the Keeper Contest we had going on our Instagram along with Birthday Boy Figgy, The Boss, & Jeremy Adams from The Skateboard Mag.

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Garvanza BBQ

This past Saturday we barged Garvanza Skatepark in Highland Park, CA with a grill and a bunch of free giveaways.

We hooked up all the locals with some bomb carne asada tacos and went on with a quick skate jam.

Big ups to Diamond Supply Co. and Plan B for hooking it up with the free gear for giveaways.

We hosted a few quick best tricks contests, jam style format with 4 different obstacles and 5 minutes for each obstacle. We hit the Euro Gap, 6 stair handrail/hubba, bump to ledge and pyramid. Kids where throwing down tricks like it was nothing.

On the mic we had Plan B’s very own Colt Cannon, observing and judging.

It was a winner take all for each obstacle. We ended up with 4 different winners, each one specializing in their obstacle.

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 LA Park Shark was a huge success. Each stop was blasted with huge crowds, from moms and pops, bikers to scooter-ers, and just plain and simple the fans of skateboarding. Amazing Skateboarders with  amazing skateboarding skills, throwing down tricks after tricks. At each park through-out Los Angeles, Jarritos’ thundersticks smacking, ice cold Jarritos fruit drinks hydrating all the skaters, and of course with the amazing Corey Cady also known as Frijoles Blancos on the mic

Each park was hand picked based upon being out at these parks, seeing what potential was out there and of course from previous events that were held at these parks. Among all the amazing skateparks in Los Angeles County; Cerritos, West Covina, East LA Belvedere, Long Beach Houghton, Pomona , and Garvanza in Highland Park made the list for Active to hit up. All these parks showed hearts filled of passion. That is what is most important as fellow skateboarder Lizard King says, “Put the passion in the air and let it loose!”

LA Park Shark ended with a bang this past weekend at Garvanza Skatepark. Top three skaters from each stop of the tour advanced to Garvanza Skatepark to battle it out for the finals to victor what LA park has what it takes to be crown the finest. Making it to the finals Long Beach, Claremont(previous known as Pomona) and Garvanza’s very own at it’s home park. As the cream always rises to top Claremont takes first, followed by Long Beach and  last but not least making it at third Garvanza.

A big thanks to Jarritos for making this tour possible. We look forward to hold down more Park Shark making our way into I.E. and OC and see what skateboarding talent is out there to be to be reconized.

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