Chris Cole is Thrashers 2009 Skater of the Year and he is “stoked out of his face”! Jump over to Thrasher’s web site and check out the official announcement, all the action leading up and info about this years SOTY party! Congratulations Chris!
Thrasher Magazine and Zero Skateboards came together to bring back the Wallenberg contest for the last time. To bid farewell to the world famous spot the contest was held this past Saturday for thousands of onlookers. Chris Cole came and destroyed as usual and went home with the cash for his switch f/s flip. Jordan Hoffart, Cody McEntire, Lindsey Robertson, Andrew Pott, and Lizard King all threw down.Check out Thrasher’s contest for a full wrap up video. Enjoy the photos…
Back in 1991, Mark Gonzales ollied Wallenberg in Blind’s Video Days. That’s 18 years ago for all you math wizards. The stairs became a staple in skate videos throughout the early-mid 90s, with most people opting to skate the set sideways and use the stairs as ledges.
Since then, a lot of big names have landed their signature tricks down it. Andrew Reynolds frontside flipped and backside flipped it, and Chris Cole 360 flipped it. In 2004, Thrasher held a contest called “High Noon at the Big Four” where lots of hammers went down, including Reynolds’ frontside flip.
Here’s a list of notable tricks done down Wallenberg: