As many of you have seen already, we’re throwing a skate contest on Instagram titled, “Motion Boardshop Skates Everyday.” Here’s the video to give you the basics and visual aid
Here’s our webpage with all of the finer details: http://www.motionboardshop.com/pages/motion-boardshop-skates-everyday-contest
The contest starts tomorrow, we can’t wait to see what’s to come from it and we hope all of you are as stoked as us. To learn more about it, we asked the orchestrator of the contest, Jackson Wells, a few questions.
Where did this loony idea come from?
Our shop grom, helper and general good guy Dylan Pierce came to me with a much more extensive, lengthy contest idea. We talked it out together, he left me with the barebones of the project, and I went from there. Initially, it was two weeks long without real disciplines or structure. Since that would be too much, I condensed it and added a general format. That being said, the idea came from Dylan and I can’t thank him enough for being such a general help.
Is it pictures or videos?
Both, duh! We’re keeping it as open format as possible to get more people into it.
Why all the different disciplines? Won’t that discourage people or favor only the talented skaters?
We chose to feature all of the different days to get people skating unlike they normally would. That being said, we look forward to seeing people try different things! In no way, shape or form do you need to be the best at all of the different styles. If you’re clearly attempting something you’ve never done before, you get tons of points for being courageous enough to try something new and put it on the internet! All of the employees here will be judging, we all have different perspectives and skill sets and none of us have preconceived notions on what to expect. So, if you’re an amazing freerider who can’t ollie, we better see you trying to ollie by the third day! Even attempts get points; maybe you have a glorious fall trying to cross-step and win that day because it was the best post, who knows! That’s what makes this contest so fun, all of the possibility.
What are you looking forward to most about it?
Stoking out kids and rewarding them for skating always brings a smile to my face. Beyond that though, jankiest setup is going to go off. Here’s Dylan admiring my franken-board.
I can’t wait to see what awful completes get made. You guys better get creative!
How do I win this contest?
If I told you, I would have to kill you. Seriously though, as long as you are trying your hardest, posting new and original content and following the contest rules (appropriate hashtags, daily disciplines, following us, etc) you have a great likelihood of being chosen as at least a daily winner. The overall winners will be chosen subject to clear, consistent effort and willingness to skate everyday, despite maybe not getting to shred their standard discipline.
Well, quit reading and get skating guys! You’ve got one more day till the downhill day begins and then the week will go by like a blur of skateboards and fun.