Lib Tech Skate is stoked to be involved (again) with Lords of Seatown IV at Marginal Way Skatepark, the Emerald City’s crowning jewel of DIY skateboarding. Lords has grown to be one of the Northwest’s most premier transition skateboard events. It’s an amazing day of skating, BBQ’n and raising money for Marginal Way, and we’ve been lucky enough to be there every step of the way helping to raise over $10,000 for the park.
Join previous Lords’ champs Sky Siljeg and Phil Hansen as they battle it out for $4000 and the Seattle Rattle against some of the gnarliest rippers North America has ever produced including fellow Lib Tech skaters Chad Fenlon, Jamie Jacobson, Kyle Ward, Mikey Swearingen, Edwin Swagerty and more! This Sunday come all ye bowl trolls, rat tails and rippers of every cut, we’re getting sky high under the bridge in order to crown the next LORD OF SEATOWN!
A proper Seattle gray sky & morning rain started out the day at the 2015 Lords of Seatown at the Marginal Way DIY park but it didn’t keep anyone away.
Snowboy Productions handled all the cat herding and organization for the 3rd year in a row and made everything radder with spectator scaffolding.
Friends of Curbs was on hand with fresh wax for the EVO curb.
Kyle Ward warms it up with an overcrook in front of the sponsor tents. This year Volcom, Diecutstickers.com, EVO & Lib-Tech pitched in to support the contest.
Diecutstickers.com brought the boost assist, CJ Hendrix brought the boost & catch.
The Lib-Tech booth had some goodies you can buy and some goodies you can’t. These custom Lib snowboard sidewall rails are rarer than a razor scooter on the Marginal punk wall.
Christian Navarro hitched a ride to Seattle from Yakima with older brother Nathan and frontside ollied his way into third place in the Grom’s division.
Josh Dulac seemed to have a trick for every spot in the park and took the Grom’s win with tricks like this boneless transfer.
Sally Roepke might hold down the low-end playing bass for Grindline the Band but she took this frontside air to the higher-side of the bricks.
Kristin Ebeling might represent Skate Like a Girl but she back smithered the bricks like a power beast & snagged the win in the GRRRL’s division.
Jessica Bassett made use of almost every wall in the park and put this 50-50 on top of the bricks.
Brian Malkemes powered out a grip of frontside airs in the Gramps division and walked away with 3rd place.
Erin, Bish & Tim from the Marginal crew kept the family fed with dogs, burgs & beers.
This year the pros were battling it out for cash and a trophy built by Terry Parker called the “Seattle Rattle.” It’s shaped like the Space Needle and contains what might be broken teeth, ball bearings, or nuts & bolts rattling around in the base.
The top 6 pros at this year’s Lords of Seatown weren’t just battling for bragging rights. These fat knots were for tricks, kids.
Tacoma’s Johnny Weir warmed up the pro division runs with some solid airs.
Andy Hopgood got his ass over his tea-kettle in the pro division.
2014 Lords champion Phil Hansen took his contest runs fresh off a hectic plane/train travel combo with no practice and ended up with a 6th place finish.
Yakima’s own Nasty Nate Navarro made the trek West and kept things smooth with tricks like this locked frontside smith.
2013 Lord of Seatown Danny Tumia rode every transition with fluidity and pop which was good enough for 2nd place this year.
Sky Siljeg was on fire from his first warm up run the whole way through finals. The more hectic the snake session got, the better he skated.
Adam Hopkins made his way down from British Columbia and tried his best to destroy the ‘Merican concrete. Backside tailslide over the love seat in the new side of town.
Mikey Swearingen put down the bonsai trimmers for an afternoon and hacked up some tile in the cradle.
Aumsville, OR’s Chad Fenlon savagely attacked the big wall with some unique tricks like this one-foot gila monster.
Kyle Ward snatches a stalefish.
Johnny Weir going coast to coast frontside…
…and takes the speed to the bricks with one of the most stylish airs of the day.
When you see clipboards you know the deliberations are going to be heated. Lib-Tech’s Pete Saari, Dirty Dan & Sausage Skateboard’s Tony Lown do the math.
Sky Siljeg’s super final runs were pure creative fire. Power slide over/under the deathbox.
Sky taking the low road to the high road on this frontside lipslide.
Sky gets a quick whip in the crade.
Sky’s second run didn’t go according to plan but multiple hippy 360’s did.
Brice Niebuhr got comfortable for his final run & took his Bill The Butcher/Travis Bickle routine right to the big wall…
…with this frontside invert over the death box and straight into 3rd place in the pro division.
Your Grom winners: 2nd Quintin LaVille, 1st Josh Dulac, 3rd Christian Navarro
Gramps division winners: 1st Metal Mark, 2nd Kimo Cole, 3rd Brian Malkemes
The pro division paid out to 6th place, but after Danny Tumia in 2nd, Brice Niebuhr in 3rd there could be only one Lord of Seatown: 1st place
Your 2015 Lord of Seatown, Sky Siljeg goes King Kong on the Seattle Rattle!
“LORDS OF SEATOWN” skatepark fundraiser-contest-BBQ-raffle-thing on Sunday, August 28th starting at 11AM
Pro/Cash breakdown: 1st – $1500 / 2nd – $1000 / 3rd – $500 / 4th – $400 / 5th – $300 / 6th – $200 / Best Trick – $100
In addition to the Pro/Cash class, we will have categories for Groms (15 & under), Grrrls, Gramps (35+) and Ams with prizes from our sponsors going to the top 3 in each.
$20 competitor entry fee includes lunch! There are limited spots for each category so show up early! REGISTRATION WILL START AT 10AM AND END AT 11AM!!
This year will feature even more scaffolding viewing areas, a new flat-ground section as well as a huge raffle, food, drinks and limited edition event tees available for purchase. All the proceeds of the entire event go directly to the Marginal Way Skatepark Association.
Sponsored by: Lib Tech Skateboards, evo, Diecutstickers.com, Coal Headwear, Sausage Skateboards, Grindline Skateparks, Dirty Bearings, Black Market Skates, Alive & Well, 35th Avenue, BC Surf and Sport, the art of Quincy Quigg and the backing of the Marginal Way Skatepark Association…support those who support YOU!!