MAY GODDESS HAVE MERCY ON YOUR SOULS; It’s the WBATB Final!
The original four headed for the semi-finals were Christiana Means, Sammaria Brevard, Lacey Baker and Candy Jacobs. Sadly Portland's hometown hero, Christiana, had to forfeit her spot because of an Olympic team commitment in the Philippines. So previous challengers Monica Torres and Chelsea Castro staged a "redemption round," with Torres ultimately earning her spot in the final four.
LISTEN TO KRISTIN EBELING
Kristin, KEBS, Ebelinger, Kebeling, whatever you call her, KEBelinger is not only a sick skater, she's a legit-ass human (def not a cyborg.) At only 21, she starred on an episode of MTV's "True Life; I'm Going to Skatopia," one of the mainstream's first glimpses of this loco femme skate lyfe.
GIZMO World Premier
Elissa had us rolling at Wheels of Fortune 9, when she bestowed us the term "Cupcaking." Since then, it's apparent she has been a real busy bee; less time to "cupcake" her girlfriend, more spent skating, surf, travel and general Gnarhunting. With a surprise Baker Board and Nike's first all-women skateboarding video dedicated to her, she has been entertaining the kind of respect she has always deserved.
ARE YOU READY FOR WITCH HUNT X???
The stakes are high this year, as teams battle it out to get the #1 edit, voted on at Thrasher.com! The challenges are kept top secret until they are revealed at 11am sharp at Lower Woodland Park in Seattle. Bodies will be put on the line, egos will be crushed, and shame will have no hold on the team that battles their way to the top. Don't miss this one fool!
Monique O’Toole Quit her Day Job, and YOU SHOULD TOO!
I think the film has a way bigger message than the average skate film, one that everyone can learn something from. I think it's incredibly inspiring and shows people that no matter what it is that you love to do, you can always "quit your day job" and make your passion your profession.
Alex White Invented the Meme
We only exchanged a few words but I remembered her well because she stood out; so small, pretty and kind- and SO gnarly. If I wasn’t watching her tear the skatepark to shreds, it was easy to picture her playing third chair clarinet in high school band. Instead of skating the course the “traditional” way at Slam, at one point I remember her ollieing off the deck of one of the ramps, like 8 feet to flat. I had never seen an American Girl Doll skate like that!