This past weekend saw one of the largest gatherings of absolutely stoked skaters ever assembled in Southern Connecticut. With over 100 attendees and easily 40 shredders, the Greenwich Slide Jam was, to say the least, off the hook. People started trickling into the suburban hill a little after 11 in the am and immediately started to get a feel for this steep drop. By the time noon rolled around and everyone was ready to move onto the actual jam, the excitement was palpable.
Hughie Allen and Jeremy Brown Brugo truly outdid themselves with the collection of high caliber skaters including Bustin’s Bruno Sorondo and David Yang as well as Earthwing tech-slider extraordinaire , Steve Kong. The party got so bumping that even our friends in Blue and White showed up to kindly let us know that 100 skaters hanging out on a residential street wasn’t going to fly for long. They allowed enough time to do a last final few runs to determine the podium before everyone had to really, seriously, not kidding this time, leave.
Steve took first place for Earthwing and immediately picked up an Earthwing deck as his prize, solely so that he could give it to another rider who didn’t place. He offered it to whoever would promise to learn to tech-slide and at the same time, taught everyone something about what it means to be a part of a community. Bruno took second place and followed Kong’s example of donating his prize Robot to un-sponsored riders, further spreading the stoke. After a riot for DVD’s and stickers the group disbanded, mostly to nearby local hills to shred for the rest of the afternoon. Check out these videos to catch some of the action.
1. Steve Kong
2. Bruno Sorondo
3. David Yang