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Skatercross Events Inc.By Skatercross Events Inc.
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Skatercross Events Inc.By Skatercross Events Inc.
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"This would be a fun, exciting event from a spectator’s perspective. It’s easy to understand, brings together many different types of skaters, and the danger factor is obvious. I would love to watch it live!"                --Tony Hawk

I'm professional skateboarder Andy Macdonald. I've skated in every XGames since its inception and have 23 medals. Today I'm asking for your support in bringing a brand new discipline to skateboarding--Skatercross.

Racing has a long history in skateboarding dating back to the 1970s—from slalom, to banked slalom, and cross country. Even Skatercross is not a new idea. The skateboard community has been talking about doing a BMX style skateboard race for years. I personally have potential rider lists that date back to 2004. The problem has always been money. Nobody has ever wanted to spend the money to build a proper track to “see if it would work." The good news is that pro BMX rider Daniel Dhers recently solved that problem by building a track at his new Action Sports Complex. It was built for BMX, but it works awesome for Skatercross as well. With a few minor changes to the berms and the addition of a start gate and finish line, we’ll be racing. With the track built, it's just a matter of doing it and you can help make it happen!

For decades, skateboarding competitions have always relied on judges to decide who did the best skating on any particular day. Judging is inherently subjective and will always have flaws. Skatercross eliminates the subjectivity because it's a race. The first one across the finish line wins.

Skatercross also happens to be really, really fun. In testing the track last spring, it was said that a skater never finished the track without a smile on his face. It is also great to watch. Fans don’t have to know the difference between a kickflip and a heelflip to follow it or appreciate it. Just like in Big Air or Park skating, there will be a whole new crop of top skaters who lead the way in Skatercross. Other “trick” events can fill the day between time trials and the main event. Speed and style, best tricks through the three pack jumps, or team relay races would all add to an awesome day of racing.

The first ever Skatercross will be held at:

Daniel Dhers Action Sports Complex in Holly Springs, NC on October 24th, 2015

This is your chance to be a part of skateboarding history. If we hit our goal of $80,000 I already have verbal confirmation from a growing list of riders including: Alex Sorgente, Tom Schaar, Zach Miller, Jimmy Wilkins, Nolan Munroe, Darren Navarette, Mike Owen, Stu Graham, Aaron Astorga, Willis Kimbel...

This event will have an open time trial so anyone is welcome to come race, but we'll be personally inviting these guys to get us started:

Aaron Astorga, Aaron (Jaws) Homoki, Adam Taylor, Alan Young, Alec Majerus, Alex Perelson, Alex Sorgente, Andy Macdonald, Austin Poynter, Ben Hatchell, Ben Raybourn, Benji Galloway, Bob Burnquist, Brad McClain, Brandon Perelson, Brian Patch, Bruno Passos, Bucky Lasek, Charlie Blair, Chris Russell, Chad Bartie, Chris Senn, Clint Walker, Cody Lockwood, Cory Juneau, Cory Kennedy, Curren Caples, Dalton Dern, Dan Drehobl, Daniel Cuervo, Darren Navarette, Daniel Vargas, David Gonzalez, David Gravette, David Loy, Elliot Sloan, Evan Mock, Evan Smith, Garrett Hill, Grant Taylor, Greyson Fletcher, Ishod Wair, Jagger Eaton, Jett Eaton, Jimmy Wilkins, Jordan Hoffart, Josh Stafford, Joshua Borden, Joshua Rodriguez, Kalani David, Kevin Kowalski, Kyle Berard, Lizard King, Louie Lopez, Mason Merlino, Matt Berger, Mike Owen, Mike Peterson, Mike Vallely, Murilo Peres, Nick Merlino, Nolan Munroe, Omar Hassan, Paul-Luc Ronchetti, Pedro Barros, PLG, Riley Hawk, Riley Stevens, Rion Linderman, Rob Lorifice, Robbie Russo, Ronnie Sandoval, Rune Glifberg, Ryan Decenzo, Ryan Johnson, Ryan Sheckler, Sam Beckett, Sandro Dias, Sky Siljeg, Sluggo, Steve Pineiro, Stu Graham, Tom Remillard, Tom Schaar, Tony Trujillo, Trevor Colden, Trey Wood, Tristan Rennie, Vi Kakinho, Vincent Alvarez, Wes Kremer, Willis Kimbel, Zach Miller, Zered Bassett

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 And one day we'll be here:

Risks and challenges

The usual challenges of running an outdoor event: permits, porta-potties, security, weather, etc. all apply here. The only unknown is in getting pro skateboarders to come compete in an event that has never been run before. The answer to that is prize money. If the purse is right, the skaters will come.

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    Your name on the Skatercrossevents.com website pledge wall as a founding backer.

    A Skatercross logo T-shirt signed by Andy Macdonald.

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    Event decals

    A personal shout out/thank you and follow back from Andy Macdonald's Instagram account (AndyMac720).

    Your name on the Skatercrossevents.com website pledge wall as a founding backer.

    A Skatercross logo T-shirt signed by Andy Macdonald.

    Three VIP/all access credentials to the event including athlete welcome reception on Friday night.

    A collectible Skatercross skateboard deck signed by all the pro skaters that race.

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    A personal shout out/thank you and follow back from Andy Macdonald's Instagram account (AndyMac720).

    Your name on the Skatercrossevents.com website pledge wall as a founding backer.

    A Skatercross logo T-shirt signed by Andy Macdonald.

    Four VIP/all access credentials to the event including athlete welcome reception on Friday night.

    A collectible Skatercross skateboard deck signed by all the pro skaters that race.

    The opportunity to hand out the awards to the winners at the podium ceremony.

    Breakfast and a private session with Andy and friends on the track the day after the event.

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