ARTO’S BOWL SESSION

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Arto’s Bowl

January 11, 2011

Photos by Dan Levy

Los Angeles, CA

Maloof Money Cup Announces Pro Competitors

Maloof Money Cup Announces First List of 24 Top Pro Skateboarders Invited to Compete in NYC and Washington, DC Contests:  Geoff Rowley, Andrew Reynolds, Dennis Busenitz among 48 Top Street Skaters Competing for Richest Purse in Skateboarding — Tickets for NY on Sale Now at MaloofMoneyCup.com

(Irvine, Calif. – April 22, 2011) The (Maloof Money Cup presented by Vans – today announced the first 24 skaters invited to compete in its New York and Washington D.C. contests. With a total prize purse for this year’s four Maloof Money Cup contests well over $2 million, it’s the richest prize purse in skateboarding. The remaining 24 invited skaters – who will round out the final roster of 48 – will be released exclusively on the Maloof Money Cup Facebook page over the next three weeks.

The first 24 invited skaters are:
Alex Olson
Andrew Reynolds
Anthony Van Engelen
Arto Saari
Austyn Gillette
Bastien Salabanzi
Brandon Westgate
Brian Anderson
Bryan Herman
Chris Haslam
Chris Pfanner
David Gravette
Dennis Busenitz
Garrett Hill
Geoff Rowley
Grant Taylor
Greg Lutzka
Justin Brock
Leo Romero
Lizard King
Sierra Fellers
Tom Asta
Tony Trujillo
Vincent Alvarez

“We are so excited about the great talent in this year’s list for New York. We always get the best skateboarders to compete in our contest, but this year could be the strongest list yet,” said Joe Maloof, founder of Maloof Money Cup and whose family owns the NBA’s Sacramento Kings and the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. “We’ve got some of the greatest skaters today with Geoff Rowley and Andrew Reynolds plus a rich pool of young talent. Any one of them could walk away with the biggest first place prize purse in skateboarding history.”

The Maloof Money Cup contest jam format was created by skateboarders and is widely praised for encouraging the hardest tricks in a fast-paced, energized environment. The Maloof Money Cup is held on custom built, cement street courses designed by the pros for each city, which incorporate features that replicate real street skating.

Ryan Clements from SPoTlight Productions, the company that runs and judges the Maloof Money Cup street contests said, “With the creation of such amazing courses, there’s no other way to push the limits of skateboarding more aggressively. It’s a skate full-speed-ahead deal, with no distractions, that allows for true progression and is packed with insane stuff.”

“I think one of the reasons we’ve seen hands-down the best skateboarding in the world at our contests, is due to our high energy format,” said Maloof. “The jam format really creates an exciting atmosphere that gives skaters the freedom to push boundaries and try for the most difficult tricks. By encouraging the hardest tricks and not penalizing skaters for missing them, you reward creativity. The unpredictability and excitement that results from this approach keeps the fans literally on the edge of their seats from start to finish.”

Maloof All Pros – Headed to South Africa
The top 16 finishers in D.C. and New York will become Maloof All Pros and will be invited to represent the U.S. in the first- ever world skateboarding championships in Kimberley, South Africa Sept. 30 – Oct. 2. Following South Africa, the All Pros will return for the final U.S. Maloof Money Cup contest in Orange County, Calif., offering the largest prize purse in skateboarding.

About Maloof Skateboarding
Maloof Skateboarding (www.maloofskateboarding.com) produces the Maloof Money Cup. Presented by Vans, the Maloof Money Cup is the world’s greatest skateboarding event and the premiere showcase for amateur and professional skateboarding. In 2011, the Maloof Money Cup hosts three U.S. contests, returning to Queens, NY June 4-5 and Orange County, Calif. plus a new host city, Washington, D.C., on Labor Day weekend, September 3-4. In addition to the U.S. contests, the Maloof Money Cup expands internationally this year with the first ever Maloof Money Cup World Skateboarding Championships in Kimberley, South Africa, September 30 – Oct 2. Join our online community to share the competition experience with a global audience and be the first to know about exciting upcoming MMC announcements. Go to www.maloofmoneycup.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter: @MaloofMoneyCup.

CHECK OUT THE NEW ISSUE 68 JUICE MAGAZINE

The new issue of Juice Magazine – Issue 68 – will begin shipping next week and features AZ pool riding and skatepark building legend DAVE “SHAGGY” PALMER of the Grindline Skatepark Construction crew on the cover. Photo by POD.

JUICE MAGAZINE ISSUE 68 features interviews with

ARTO SAARI interview by CHRISTIAN HOSOI
ALAIN JOHANNES interview by STEVE OLSON
BEN RAYBOURN interview by BILL DANFORTH
CHUCK DUKOWSKI interview by CHRISTIAN FLETCHER
CRAIG STECYK III interview by TERRI CRAFT
DANTE ROSS interview by STEVE OLSON
DAVE “SHAGGY” PALMER interview by JIM MURPHY
GEORGE POWELL interview by DAN LEVY
GIDGET interview by JEFF HO
GREYSON FLETCHER interview by JASON JESSEE
HARRY JUMONJI interview by STEVE OLSON
JAY BURTON interview by BIG TIM KLEMONSKY
JAKE DUNCOMBE interview by JAKE BROWN
LEGS MCNEIL interview by STEVE OLSON
OMAR HASSAN interview by JIM MURPHY
ROBERT GROHOLSKI interview by JIM MURPHY
STEVE ALBA interview by JIM MURPHY
STACY PERALTA interview by DAN LEVY
STEVE OLSON interview by TERRI CRAFT
SUSANNE MELANIE BERRY interview by TERRI CRAFT
TOM GROHOLSKI interview by JIM MURPHY

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JUICE MAGAZINE DAILY DOSE OF SKATE : AUGUST 26, 2010

Harley-Davidson motorcycles have  been a staple in American culture since the beginning of the 20th century.  Fast forward to today, Harley-Davidson hooked up with Arto Saari and Heath Kirchart to film Doin’ It Baja, a story of their 2,220 mile journey from San Diego to Baja, Mexico.  Accompanied by friends, skates and open road their travels were documented and presented skate film style.  Recently Harley took the movie to KCDC Skateshop in Brooklyn for a film screening fiesta.  Check out the whole video and get inspired to take the journey yourself.