The Johannesburg riding scene seems to be completely dead all year round and then all of a sudden at every NAZ Jam so far there is all sorts of riders that come out of the wood work. It’s awesome to see kids shredding that you have never seen before. As usual the riding on the day was completely insane, Malcolm peters was in town for the event and whenever he is around you know there will be all sorts of stunts going down.
The AM comp was so impressive, the level of riding was so much higher then it’s been in a long time. In fact the top 4 riders in AM were only separated by half a point. Martin De Jager who took third place out styled the competition, this kid is definitely one to look out for, extra steezey and loads of crank flips you never thought were possible. Nathi and Kyle tied in 2nd place, both of them killed it. Nkosinathi Nkosi is busting sweet bars, steezey threes over the box, turn downs and tabes for the babes. Kyle Davey flipped the box clean and bar’d everything in his path.
In between the AM and PRO comp there was a game of foot down and Donovan Shaw won himself an OFS tee after out smarting the rest of the gents by having breaks on his bike.
When Pro started we all knew it was going to be a tough comp to judge with a line up of riders including, Leeroy Wildschutt, Paul Soderlund, Donovan Shaw, Jason Hood, Malcolm Peters, Jacques Fourie, Francois Bodenstein and many more. Little Matt Duffy definitely impressed the hell out of everyone when he landed his first ever double whip, second try. Definitely hooked him up with an OFS tee for that. Jacques rode really well for an old guy, in fact he was only a point away from placing top three. Paul Soderlund has won everything this year but unfortunately he wasn’t feeling it on the day and didn’t find himself on the podium. Leeroy Wildschutt took third place with loads of flips, flairs and whips there was no doubt he would place top three. He even landed a front flip which got him best trick. Jason Hood was on fire, 3 tucks over the box higher then any one was even jumping the box, a bar and a whip from the top of the 8 foot quarter into the 5 foot quarter, he unfortunately went down on a huge 7 over the spine however he still landed himself the second place spot. Malcom Peters dropped in and started his run with a 3 double whip over the box, busted a corkscrew 7, a flip whip, flairs both ways and various other stunts to take the top spot and win Summer NAZ Jam.
After the days festivities were done a solid swim was the call of the day. For the gents that stayed over braais and beer pong kept everyone entertained. We would like to say a big thank you to Red Bull, Skullcandy, NEFF, Fittees, Salvo,Unique Soles and Syndicate BMX for making the comp possible, Brendon Salzer snapped some dope pictures have a look after the bump. Continue reading