Matix - Lord of the Lines Contest Results
Matix's Lord of the Lines contest went down on January 26th and it was pretty intense. There were 3 heats of 4 skaters that got to skate a 3 part obstacle and show what lines that had in their bag o' tricks. Billy Marks represented for Active and did well, but not well enough. A couple other guys who skated, but didn't quite make the cut, included Tim O Connor, Nate Sherwood, and James Craig.
The top 3 skaters who competed in the money making final showdown were: Joey Brezinski, Dennis Busenitz (2006 Bling Fest Winner) and Ronnie Creager.
The top 3 skated hard and it was a great show of talent but Ronnie Creager came out victorious and took home a check for 10 thousand dollars! Joey Brezinski came up with 3 grand for second place and Dennis Busenitz went home with 1 thousand dollars. Check out some photos from the event and if you want to see more results click on www.matixclothing.com
RVCA Team Signing
By Erica Yary
Feb 2, 2007, 16:38
The RVCA Team will be signing autographs at Active Burbank on Saturday March 3rd, 2007 at 4pm.
The RVCA Team 2007 includes: Ed Templeton, Raymond Molinar, Leo Romero, Cairo Foster, Josh Harmony, Keegan Sauder, Ethan Fowler, Austin Stephens, and Kevin “Spanky” Long.
Hope to see you all there!
A place built on passion: Skateboarding park to rise in south Forsyth
By Frank Reddy
To P.K. Graff and Zack Foley, it's important for people to have a place where they can do what they love to do.
What the two Forsyth County residents love to do is ride bicycles.
"Having a passion for something like this is important," Foley said.
They and their fellow bikers and skateboarders soon will have a place to practice their passion as plans for a county skateboarding park in south Forsyth are beginning to take shape.
Better yet, at a March 11 design workshop, skateboarders and bike riders can offer input on architectural plans for a 20,000-square-foot concrete skate park planned for the Fowler Park site. Joining them will be public relations firm Lose and Associates and its client, established skate park designing company Wally Hollyday.
Graff, who works with Foley at Reality Bikes and Skate Shop in Cumming, said he's welcomes the chance for public input.
"It's really good for the community to come and speak their mind on this," he said. "This is such a great thing for Forsyth County and the kids of Forsyth County."
Tommy Bruce, assistant director of the county's parks and recreation department, said funding for the skate park will come from county impact fees, which are levies on new development.
Bruce said no decision has been made on whether there will be an entrance fee.
"There is definitely a good need for a skate park in this county," he said.
At its core, a skate park resembles several, massive empty swimming pools bunched together. It also features rails, ramps and raised concrete areas.
The Fowler Park site sites on 80 acres at Hwy. 9 and Castleberry Road.
Plans for the park call for a multiple-field baseball and softball complex as well as soccer fields and tennis courts. Also included are multipurpose courts, sand volleyball courts, playgrounds, a large recreation center and walking/jogging trails.
The park stands to receive $18 million from a $100 million bond for parks, recreation and greenspace that voters approved Feb. 5.
Skateboarder Brian Reed said landing a skate park would be the best thing to ever happen to Forsyth County.
The 20-year-old resident said having a designated spot will keep "the cops off skaters' backs."
"There's nowhere for us to go," Reed said. "I know police are doing their job when they tell us to get lost, because a lot of times we're on private property, but it's frustrating."
Reed and fellow skateboarder Charles Lewis, also of Forsyth County, said they plan to attend the skate park design workshop later this month.
Lewis said he's going to encourage his friends to come to the meeting, because he's "beyond excited" about the park.
"It's gonna gonna be great," he said. "I got so many friends that skate. Maybe we'll have a central place to meet now."
Graff, a mountain bike rider, agreed that fellowship with friends will be a plus once the park is complete.
"The future's looking brighter for us," he said.
E-mail Frank Reddy at email@example.com.
Originally published Sunday, March 2, 2008