Monday, 6 April 2009

JDM Allstars Weekend

The weekend has passed but I am still knackered from it all, good fun was had by all I think. The event was mainly for Drifting but with a BMX jam and some Moto X thrown in for good measure. I got down to the event pretty early on Saturday morning and helped Tom Kirkby out a little bit setting up and then had a little go of the ramps. There was a lot of hype surrounding the event regarding the ramps as they had been billed at the Backyard ramps so people were expecting a sick course. It turned out this was a load of crap but Fearless were drafted in to build the course and it turned out OK. At one end there was a 5ft and 7ft quarter side by side leading into a 5ft Jump box and street spine with a quarter to quarter wall ride with a flat bank in the middle. There was also a flat ledge to the side of the course as well.
The morning was to consist of an AM under 18's comp and I was surprised to see so few kids turn up, only 3 lads ended up entering so they all ended up winning prizes. Lil' Dom ended up the overall winner with his high tables and turndowns. After the AM comp there was a best trick competition on the flat ledge and a number of good moves went down but it was Pete Greaves who we decided should be the winner as his trick was the most original. His crossbar held icepick grind or 'fish slice' for short won him a handful of prices for his efforts. The weather was a bit hit and miss today and when it was windy it was cold as fuck, a short rain shower was the temptation a lot of us needed to retreat to the nearby ale house for an hour.
There was a number of Pro riders turned up for the event but I'm not sure if there was even a pro comp in the end? Everyone seemed happy to just chill and ride if they wanted though. At around 4 or 5 it started to wind down so we all headed back to Kirkbys to chill and get washed and what not before the night out. There was 4 crates of Magners on the go so we drank as much of that as possible before the taxis came at 8pm. The party was at Camp David and after that most people headed to Cosmic Ballroom to dance the night away, from what I can remember it was a good night!
Sunday was a slow day, I didn't get up till around 2pm so by the time I got down to the event it was nearly over. Apparently everyone else was pretty hungover too so not much went down but the weather was a lot better. I headed down to the coast for a BBQ to round off a great weekend.

Pete Greaves with the fish slice!

Ben Hennon nose manual

Mute icepick grind

Hang 10 from Bruiser I think

Beanbag lauch session
Lil' Dom turndown air

Overview of the course
Dyno wallride

The Redbull DJ truck which was pumping DMX and Limp Biscuit out all weekend..

Crew Chilling out on the beanbags

Ben Hennon wall tap

Rain showers forced an early trip to the Tyne Bar on saturday afternoon

Chris Lee's patchwork crotch

Some of Byker's finest decided to watch the show from the trees, "ney way I'm payin 10 quid" one was quoted as saying

Pete Greaves and Cooper with the drift king!

Not sure whats going on here?!

Ben Hennon massive wallride to no-hander


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