Faceplant Freestyle Cup (Longboard Series)
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Our mission is to push the progression of freestyle longboarding by organizing safe, fun and competitive events. We want longboarding as a sport to continue growing in size and skill. Using high level judging systems from other professional action sports, we want the Faceplant Freestyle Cup to be recognized as a prominent "slide jam" longboard series in our community.
2017 Faceplant Freestyle Cup IS OVER:
July 8th, 2017 (rain or shine) 4th Annual Bethlehem Longboard Jam
September 9th, 2017 (rain or shine) 5th Annual Rip the ElWood
November 11th-12th, 2017 (rain or shine) 6th Annual Skate the Cape Shred Festival
2017 Open/Pro Slide:
1st- Max Allesandri 2nd- Tim Brookes 3rd- Jarrid Lopez
2017 Junior Slide:
1st- Ben Clark 2nd- Nate Yager 3rd- Chris Rubino
How does it work?
There are two divisions(pick one only): Juniors (17 and under) and Open(18 and older)
*note: if you are 17 or under you can still enter the Open if you skate at a high level and attend competitions regularly
There is a "Progressive Cash Purse" which will accumulate money from a portion of each entry at each of our events. After the final event, Skate the Cape Shred Festival 6, the winners in each division will receieve cash payouts. Riders receive points for placing within the top 10 at each event. We will be keeping track of the rider standings on this page as well as our social media after each event!
Faceplant Freestyle Cup Point System:
-Riders placing in the top 10 (6th-10th) will be awarded 5 points.
-Riders placing in 4th and 5th (top 5) will be awarded 8 points.
-Rider placing in 3rd will be awarded 10 points
-Rider placing in 2nd will be awarded 12.5 points
-Rider placing in 1st will be awarded 15 points
Faceplant Freestyle Cup Format/Judging System:
-Riders will be judged on style, difficulty, speed and creativity.
STYLE is everything when it comes to boardsports. What makes you different or what makes you stand out?
DIFFICULTY or risk of tricks. The bigger the risk the greater the reward.
SPEED and flow of run. We want to see flowy runs with a consistent speed.
CREATIVITY of run and use of coarse. We set up ramps so we want to see you use them in your run!
-Each division splits into separate qualifying "jam" heats. Our highly qualified judges will pick the top 10 riders from each division after qualifying heat(s). Those top 10 riders from the Junior and Open Division get put into the semi-final "short-jam" heat. After the Semis, the judges will pick the top 5 riders in each division to compete in the Finals. In the Finals, each rider gets 2 solo runs with rider's name called out on PA system before each run. The Judges will pick the top 3 for podium results based on those final 2 solo runs.
In 2012, we started hosting our own longboarding competitions because we saw the need for there to be well organized and sanctioned longboard events. By 2014, we were hosting multiple events each year so we started the first Mid Atlantic Longboard Series. Riders had to compete thorughout the longboarding season in the Slide discipline of our 4 Events and place in the Top 10 to accumulate points. Top 3 Riders took home a couple hundred dollars in cash prizes! By 2015, we added in a Downhill Racing discipline to the series. This year we have seen a sharp decline in longboarding events on the East Coast, so we reorganized our schedule to be 3 back to back months and we are completely focusing on Freestyle (aka slide jam), so we are re-branding the series as "Faceplant Freestlye Cup."
2016 Open/PRO SLIDE Division 2016 (3 events)
1st - Mark Nicolaus - 33 pts
2nd - Zach Longacre - 25.5 pts
3rd - Kardon Allard & Aaron Gordy 23 pts
2016 Juniors SLIDE Division 2016 (3 events)
1st - Troy Dycus - 37.5 pts
2nd - Benny Clark - 33 pts
3rd - Nathan Yager & Rian Singleton - 20 pts
2015 Pro SLIDE Results (4 events)
1st: Steve Fitz 43 points
2nd: Kevin Doyle 41 points
3rd: Max Alessandri 37.5 points
4th: Kardon Allard 35.5 points
5th: Aaron Gordy 30 points
2015 Amatuer SLIDE Results (4 events)
1st: Chris Chopko 32.5 points
2nd: Gabe Giesing 29.5 points
3rd: Brandon Cassel 23.5 points
4th: Juan Comargo 23 points
5th: Ethan Sanchez 22 points
2015 Pro DH Results (3 events)
1st: Aaron Gordy 24 points
2nd: Brandon Cassel 16 points
3rd: Steve Fitz 15 points
2015 Amateur DH Results (3 events)
1st: Austin Manning 24points
2nd: Kevin Abelman 20points
3rd: Zach Longacre 19 points
2014 Pro SLIDE Results (4 events)
1st: Ventus Kisari 25,5 points
2nd: Aaron Gordy 25 points
3rd: Nolan Kramer 17 points
2014 Amatuer SLIDE Results (4 events)
1st: Max Alessandri 38 points
2nd: Ethan Sanchez 27 points
3rd: Zach Longacre 18 points
We are determined to make the Faceplant Freestyle Cup (Longboard Series) BIGGER and BETTER every year to help progress the sport of Longboarding and have a ton of fun. Spread the word!!!