With Blake Harris leading the charge after Stop #1 of the Pro/Am Tour, all eyes are now on Shocklands to see who will challenge for the 2012 Australian Championship. Last year’s Shocklands winner and 2011 Oz Champ Tommy Fynn will no doubt be one to watch after blowing minds with the likes of kickflip backside noseblunt slides on the picnic table. “Last year was sick – everyone killed it! I can’t wait to see the course at this year’s Shocklands” says Tommy.
Another solid contender from the 2011 event, Reece Warren comments: “The course is such a different set-up for a comp. It’s a cool vibe and the level of skateboarding at Shocklands is amazing. Keen as for this year.”
Shocklands is the comp that shines the light on guys who can string it together in ‘real’ street environments. Ledges, manny pads, flat-rails, bump-to-rails, picnic tables, kickers . . . lines, flatground pop and a creative approach to a shed full of unique obstacles are the orders of the day at Shocklands.
There are thirty-six riders confirmed for Shocklands 2012 (SbA Pro/Am Tour Stop #2). At just a glance, it is clear that some of Australia’s finest street skaters are in the mix. This includes 2012 Pro/Am Stop #1 winner (Blake Harris), 2011 Oz Champ (Tommy Fynn), 2012 Australian Am Champ (Sam Tran) and 2011 Australian Am Champ (Reece Warren).
There is also a hype clip that features the highlights from last year’s Shocklands event. It is embedded below.
Saturday July 21st, 2012
11:00am: Competitor Practice
(THIS IS A FREE EVENT)
Speaking of getting there, we thought it might be worth making you a map* that illustrates how to get there from both Spencer and Flinders Street Stations. Click the map below to view larger.
*Melways Ref: Map 2E 7D
Entry to North Wharf Road is via the carpark at the end of Collins Street. (Last year it was possible to get through on Bourke Street, but this year that route is closed. You are now required to approach Shed 4 from Collins Street.)
Check Public Transport Victoria for your PT options.
1st - $4000
2nd - $2500
3rd - $1500
4th - $800
5th - $500
6th - $300
7th - $200
8th - $200
Care to check out the current Pro/Am rider profiles or rankings for 2012?
Fancy a gander at the calibre of skating at Shocklands 2011?
Australian Sports Commission
City of Melbourne