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West 49 Take the Cake Recap

Oct 3, 2010

After Friday's blue skies and warm temperatures for the Am contest, the Canadian weather gods cursed the Falls with a seemingly non stop drizzle of rain throughout the whole day Saturday for the West 49 Take the Cake pro event. Despite the best efforts to cover the course and dry it during small breaks in the wet weather, the rain forced the organizers to make the call and split the cash purse between all the pros who were slated to shred. A few thousand dollars richer, the skaters agreed it just wouldn't be sporting to walk away with the cash without some sort of contest, so tents were set up and a game of skate for $1000 was hosted in the evening. In the end, it came down to a battle fit for the Berrics with Torey Pudwill, P-Rod and Sierra Fellers duking it out while the fans, undeterred by the full day of wet weather watched huddled under their umbrellas as they got a live version of what they usually can only see online. After popping every trick what seemed to be thigh high, Torey Pudwill ended beating P-Rod with a crowd pleasing Switch Double Flip winning him the cash, a custom Nixon watch and of course the cake (he was later seen walking down Fallview Ave carrying the giant confectionary with teammate Cameo Wilson). For a Torey eye view of the final scene, click here. Thanks to West 49, Schick Xtreme3, Axe Twist and all the rest of the sponsors and skaters for putting on an awesome weekend despite the weather and as always scroll down for photos from the day and stay tuned for footage.


The course stayed under tarps for most of the day, hoping for a break in the weather.


MCs Chris Pastras and Ryan Clements didn't let the wet weather stop them from having fun. They hosted an impromtu track and field meet for free gear.



Sierra Fellers watches the madness from the judges booth.


Determination, stamina and grass stains—Chris Pastras profiles the young champions.


Not The Cake, but one of many cakes served up to the VIPs.


The rain let up just enough to bust off the tarp and break out the heavy drying equipment.


The skaters emerged, hoping to finally get a crack at the course they have been eyeing for the last few days. (L to R) Torey Pudwill, Darrell Stanton, Chima Ferguson, Tom Asta, Corey Duffel, Brandon Westgate, Paul Rodriguez and Alex Olson.


Northern Californian Corey Duffel explains to Austraian turned Southern California local what rain is.


No, not the line up for the bathrooms or the Maid of the Mist—even with the rain, there was a constant line to get autographs from all the pros at the SBC tent.



Rodney Mullen put in another marathon signature session until all boards were signed and all kids were stoked. A true legend.


Meanwhile in the VIP lounge, Red Dragons Sascha Daley, Moses Itkonen and Ryan Oughton review their photos from the weekend.


This is by far the biggest crowd I've seen for a game of skate.


Sierra Fellers edged out Paul Trep in a friendly, but close game of skate.


Torey Pudwill goes for the kill in the final few moves against P-Rod with a Switch Double Flip.


But they're still bros.


Sierra Fellers takes (a picture of) the cake.


While P-Rod is still wondering how Torey did that Switch Double Flip...

 

 


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