"The Clash of the Americas" Inline Skate Competition Hits El Salvador! | Video
(via stupidDOPE.com) We here at stupidDOPE love to travel and we dig all things action sports. So when we had the opportunity to hop on a plane to El Salvador for an inline skate competition called “The Clash of the Americas”, we didn't waste any time.
To give you a little background, El Salvador is a tiny, Spanish-speaking, cigar-shaped nation in Central America. The capital is San Salvador, and it's streets constantly stay busier than any given Black Friday. The smell of papusas permeate the air and friendly smiles from locals keep the atmosphere in positive spirits. Life is lived fully here, and despite getting some bad press concerning gang-related incidents, the general vibe is optimistic for the future of the land & it's constituents.
There is a huge resurgence of action sports here in San Salvador, with particular reverence towards rollerblading. A movement is being heralded in the city's to get kids into skating to keep them out of trouble, and it seems to be working. It's a good look for those involved, and sets a great example for other nations struggling to keep the youth doing something fun & worthwhile. Just look up the hashtag, #makesivarbladeagain to see what we mean.
So this brings us to the Clash of the Americas, hosted by longtime bud, Darron Wilkerson. Supported by his homies from ONELUX all, Razors, Hedonskate, Oak City Inline Skate Shop, Hellions Clothing, Rollerwarehouse, SouthernScum and the native bladers of #makesivarbladeagain, Darron put on an international competition that included skaters from North, Central and South America. With over $3,600 worth of cash and prizes, skaters wasted no time to throw down on any obstacle provided to shred.
1st. Josè Emanuel(Guatemala)
2nd. Henry Funes (El Salvador)
3rd. Daniel Ascon (Guatemala)
Best Trick : Henry Funes (El Salvador)
Below are some clips captured on Darron's DSLR, so please share this article in the spirit of rollerblading! So much love to K2 Skates for getting me out there to spread the word... the support is as comfortable as a pair of these! More El Salvador content on the way!