We’ll be discussing the 2016 World Freestyle Roundup in the coming weeks on the podcast, but I wanted to just say a few words now while my aura is still vibrating and oscillating from the brilliant skating witnessed over this last weekend.
First, this contest has certainly come to be the place to see the truly international freestyle community. Not everyone is there, but almost every place has some there. Pretty cool.
All the skating was great, but the top 5 in Pro (1st-Connor Burke, 2nd Isamu Yamamoto, 3rd-Mike Osterman, 4th Guenter Mokulys, and 5th-Tony Gale) represent incredible skill from three generations of skater, reaching all the way back to the glory days of the 1980s, the die-hards of the rebirth of freestyle in the early 2000s, and the youthful energy of the 2010s. It says a lot that people such a wide range of ages are able to compete on equal footing. This is a cool thing we’re doing.
You can find recordings of our live webcast commentary with this link. Perhaps it might be fun to hear, and relive the stoke we were all feeling as we watched.
For now, I’m sure you are all just wanted to skate, as I am, so lets all do this and keeping making freestyle better and better.