This past Saturday, for the first time ever, the strict no skateboarding or biking rule was lifted at Bethlehem’s Payrow Plaza. We at Homebase teamed up with the guys from Kurent BMX, DJ Cap Cee, and Bethlehem’s recreation department to put on Project M, an event designed to give the younger people at Musikfest something fun and positive to do that was geared just towards them. This included Cap Cee spinning live on stage, a skateboard and bmx demo on the infamous city hall double set, and also huge sales from Homebase and Kurent BMX. Below are just a few of the highlights from the day’s events. Miss out on the 4th? Luckily for you we’ll be throwing the whole party again this Saturday, August 11th, but this time with a best trick contest with the winner walking away with a year’s supply of Half Cabs from Vans. If you want to register, please stop in at Homebase (skaters) or Kurent BMX (riders) with your $10 registration fee and fill out a liability waiver.
Realizing that asking skaters and riders to throw themselves down a long 3 flat 3 double set for 5 hours might have been a bit much, Kyle From Kurent BMX had some ledges fabricated for the event. Izzy Gonzalez came through like he does with this super clean backside 50 50 on the out ledge to get things started.
But we all knew it wasn’t going to be all about the ledges at this demo. The city hall double set has had local skaters foaming at the mouth for years just dreaming of the chance to skate it. Dimitri Cobb wasted no time in throwing himself down it to add his name to the short list of people who have made the jump.
After that things started to really jump off. Matt Pepe managed to get some quality clips of some pretty insane skating and throw together this little clip for us. As far as the last trick in this, I really thought that was one we might never see happen at this spot, but that should teach me to underestimate Theo Korkidas.
Not wanting to miss out on the exceedingly rare chance to skate this spot, Matt Pepe managed to get out from behind the camera long enough to throw down a pretty serious frontside nosegrind on the out ledge. Thanks for all the help Matt, and I’m glad you got to get some skating time in!
As the night went on, things definitely started to get a bit wild. The portability of the obstacles led to some pretty interesting set ups, especially by the riders. I wish I had some photos to show the craziness that went down on this, but i guess you’ll just have to come out on Saturday to see it for yourself.
After skating the ledge for a bit Jaiden decided it was time to lace up his man shoes and take a kickflip down the set. I can’t remember if this was a make or not, but I’m sure he’ll be skating this Saturday to prove to everyone that he’s got it. Right, Jaiden?
There really is no way to accurately sum up how amazing this experience was through words, pictures, and video. I highly suggest if you missed the demo you make sure to get out to the best trick contests on the 11th, and if you were at the demo, I’m sure you’ll be more than ready for another round this Saturday. Remember; if you want to sign up for either of the best trick contests going down on Saturday, stop by Homebase or Kurent BMX to get all registered. And please keep in mind only skaters and bikers who are registered can skate/ride in Payrow Plaza during this event. Get those jumping legs ready and I’ll see you all this weekend.