All roads lead to Rome - Skateboard World Cup 2012
They say all roads lead to Rome, but in my case it seemed like luck didnít want me to see this amazing contest. Good thing I donít give up so easy! Skateboard World Cup 2012 in Rome was just amazing and the interview with californian boy Tyler Hendley aswell.
Text: David van Gessel
I had a long journey behind me when I arrived at the beach area of this historic city.
I can’t picture a better place to hold a Skateboard World Cup, there was not a cloud in the sky above the great contest area featuring the best skaters in the world today.
After the street finals of the Skateboard World Cup in Rome 2012 I caught up with a friend of Funsporting and all around great guy Tyler Hendley from California, and he was nice enough to answer some questions.
Tyler Hendley in Interview @ Skateboard World Cup in Rome 2012
D: How have you been Tyler?
T: Things are going good man, just bought a ticket to Europe and I have no plans what so ever, just going for it! Going to Brazil as well, it’s been crazy traveling for 2 months and only spending 6 hours at home.
D: And how has been Rome been treating you so far?
T: It’s been sick man, but I hit my head in the jam session which kinda sucked, but still I’m loving it here!
D: So do you think of yourself as more of a contest skater or a video skater?
T: I enjoy filming with Dogtown, let’s say I prefer filming more but these contests pay the bills, I gotta work for my money!
D: Fair enough, so next to Skating do you also snowboard/surf?
T: Well skateboarding is my number one, but when it’s hot I surf a lot and when it cools down I skateboard. I don’t snowboard that often anymore. Just anything I can do to have some time for myself.
D: Alright so just an off-topic question if I was a genie and could grant you one wish, what would it be?
T: Ha ha! Sh*t man, I guess I would want to be in a high speed car chase after a bank heist or something but with no police so you easily get away with it.
D: Ha ha! I would have gone with money, but okay fair enough. So I saw Tom Schaars, this young kid, doing a 1080 not so long ago. What did you think of that?
T: I don’t know man, there are kids in the streets the same age doing way more gnarlyer stuff, it’s like they have no fear of anything.
D: So what’s your goal in life as a pro skater?
T: A house with a beautiful wife near the beach. I guess I have been traveling since I was 14 - I have been living with no regrets what so ever.
D: We are on the same page there man. So anything on your chest you wanna share as a last question?
T: Well I have just been filming my ass off with Dogtown with guys like Tosh Towned, and Andrew Pott from Inglewood and Milton Martinez from Argentina - he is gonna blow people’s minds!
After the Interview I enjoyed the Vert Finals of Skateboard World Cup Rome
, which features absolute legendary riders like Andy Macdonald. The level of riding was insanely high.
Big backside airs, tech tricks and tweaks in front of a big crowd.It was definitely a great atmosphere, everyone was having a good time and after the contest hung around and had beers and shared their stories until late into the night. All around it was a great experience and I’m looking forward to next year’s event.
Results Skateboard World Cup Rome 2012:
1 Kelvin Hoefler 3,000.00
2 Diego Fiorese 2,000.00
3 Maxim Habanec 1,300.00
4 Tomas Stejskal 900.00
5 Tomas Vintr 800.00
6 Sandro Moral 600.00
7 Leonardo Spanghero 500.00
8 Danny Leon 400.00
9 Patrik Mazzuchini 200.00
10 JP Oliveira 200.00
11 Braulio Sagas 100.00
12 Tyler Hendley 100.00
13 Christian Estrada 100.00
14 Lukas Danek 100.00
15 Andrea Casasanta 100.00
1 Andy Macdonald 2,900.00
2 Marcelo Bastos 1,900.00
3 Jonathan Schwan 1,100.00
4 Sam Beckett 900.00
5 Giorgio Zattoni 600.00
6 Juergen Horrwarth 500.00
7 Alex Sorgente 400.00
8 Renton Millar 300.00
9 Sam Bosworth 200.00
10 Nolan Munroe 200.00
1 Leticia Bufoni 1,000.00
2 Julia Brueckler 600.00
3 Evelien Bouilliart 400.00
4 Anita Arvelo Almonte 300.00
5 Bia Sondre 200.00
1 Sandro Moral 750.00
2 Dannie Carlsen 500.00
3 Danny Leon 400.00
4 Kelvin Hoefler 350.00
5 Alex Sorgente 300.00
6 Braulio Sagas 200.00
7 Marcos Gabriel 150.00
8 Lucas Rojas 150.00
9 Jonathan Schwan 100.00
10 Ivan Federico 100.00
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