Red Bull's Jersey Barrier Contest
Red Bull is proud to present THE RED BULL JERSEY BARRIERS CONTEST where 12 of the East Coast’s most prominent skateshops are given their own custom made Jersey Barrier to film, gather and post footage of their team riders, friends, family, visiting pros and couch touring vagabond skaters sessioning the barrier.
New clips will be uploaded to the website www.redbulljerseybarriers.com constantly. Shops are encouraged to post new footage as often as they like, so be sure to keep checking back.
Your vote counts. Vote as much as you like for your favorite clip. The clips with the most votes can be
seen on the Top 5 page, which is updating constantly. The Top 5 clips at the end of the summer will be watched and voted on by the Red Bull Skate Team and they will pick the winning clip. For best clip the skater wins $1000, the filmer/editor wins $1000 and the shop he rides for will also earn $1000. Winners will be announced October 1st 2008.
So if you live anywhere near any of the 12 shops involved and you got something for the barrier, hit the shop up and ask to film a trick. Who knows? It could be you that wins $1000.
RED BULL JERSEY BARRIER ONE SHEET
The Jersey Barrier was originally developed at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey and thus the reason for its clever name. The State of New Jersey has been using these cement dividers since the 1950s and it seems that since about that time skaters have hit them up. In honor of the 50th anniversary of people skating Jersey Barriers Red Bull is proud to present THE RED BULL JERSEY BARRIER CONTEST where 12 of the East Coast’s most prominent skateshops are given their own fabricated Jersey Barrier and for the next three months film, gather and post footage of their team riders, friends, family, visiting pros and couch touring vagabond skaters sessioning the barrier. Clips will be uploaded to the website WWW.REDBULLJERSEYBARRIERS.COM. Shops are encouraged to post new footage as often as they like, so be sure to keep checking back for constant updates.
The fabricated Jersey Barrier is 32” high by 8’ wide made of study wood and sheeted with Skatelite with angle iron on top and branded with Red Bull logos. It is easily movable with two skateboards underneath.
With the intent of having the site interactive and worth checking on a daily basis, viewers votes weigh heavily. Kids are encouraged to vote as much as they like for their favorite shop. The people’s choice votes will be presented as the Top 5 clips over the three months. At the end of three months the overall Top 5 clips will be watched and voted on by the Red Bull Skate Team and they will pick a best trick and best shop. For best trick the skater wins $1000, best shop will also earn $1000 as well as that shop’s filmer/editor an additional $1000. The winner’s will be announced later this summer.
Anyone who lives anywhere near any of the 12 shops involved and have a trick for the barrier are urged to hit the shop up and ask to film a trick. Who knows? It could be a random kid that wins $1000 for best trick.
(PS. For the record, in the State of New Jersey the term “Jersey Barrier” is rarely ever used.)
The competing shops are:
1562 TREMONT STREET
Boston, MA 02120
Orchard opened its doors back in 2006 and has been servicing the greater Boston area ever since. Owners Devoe and Matt Bagley brings some artistic juice to a town known for chowdah and beans.
Fountain of Youth
287 Knight street
Providence, RI 02909
Opened in the winter of 2007 by OG East Coast street ruler and current Zoo York pro Donny Barley, Fountain of Youth is a breath of fresh air for a Providence skate-scene that is rich with history and a plethora of spots. You can almost hear Dinosaur Jr. playing just thinking about it.
841 ENFIELD STREET
ENFIELD, CT 06082
Eric Mundy’s Skate Lair is a skater’s skateshop. Eric runs a no B.S., full-contact establishment that is dictated by his likes and dislikes. If you don’t like it take a walk. You’d be hard-pressed to find a more entertaining crew to roll with.
605 Brewster Street
For the record Daewon Song does not own this little shop doing big things in Bridgeport. Jeff Walsh does. He also has a second shop inside the North Haven Skatepark. But jeff kind of looks like Daewon; except totally different.
NY, NY 10012
Supreme is arguably the most well-known household name in all of skateshops the world over and the measuring stick by which all other shops should be judged in terms of branding. Many skaters and non-skaters visiting NYC for the first time have Supreme on their To-Do List above the Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building.
NJ Skate Shop
389 Washington Rd #2
Sayreville, NJ 08872
Helping to revitalize a scene in Central Jersey that produced such legends as Mike V, Tom Groholski, Fred Gall, Chris Pastras, Brian Wenning NJ Skateshop (started by Chris Nieratko and Steve Lenardo) has become a destination location for any skater traveling the east coast between NYC and Philly.
207 NORTH MARKET
Fredericks, MD 21701
Just 30 minutes outside of Washington, D.C. Tim Reardon or Malcolm Bryan’s legendary Pit Crew Skateshop has been serving the D.C. skate scene since 1994; longer than some people have been alive. With the addition of Fredericks cement park Pit Crew looks to survive to the year 3000.
3008 W. CARY STREET
Richmond, VA 23221
Dominion Skateboards, located in the heart of Carytown, has been serving Richmond and surrounding areas for 14 years. They have the city that acts as home to GWAR on lock. There’s a funny fellow named Travis down there that likes to pop his glass eye out and put it where it doesn’t belong.
4346 HOLLAND RD
VIrginia Beach, VA 23452
Tucked away in an area known more for its surf shops than skateshops, Consolidated pro Kyle Berard and his dad, Bucket, have changed the game in ole VB by opening Cardinal, a proper core shop and not selling rash gaurds. Hang seven, brah!
610 S 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Habitat pro Kerry Getz opened Nocturnal 8 years ago and it quickly became the official skateshop of Philadelphia, as much a tourist location for skaters as Love Park and the Liberty Bell. Kerry’s partner Mark Brandstetter recently came in and brought new life to the shop. Sadly, they still do not sell motorcycle parts.
2216 14Th St Nw
Washington DC 20009
A year ago Greg Grammen, owner of Fairfax, Va. skateshop Elite opened Palace 5ive skateshop, taking its name from the long-defunct American Basketball League team Palace5ive is part-skate shop and part-streetwear boutique.
1409 East Carson street
Pittsburgh , Pa 15203
After a few years at their previous location, One Up Skateshop, Pittsburgh’s premiere shop has reopened at a new location and is set on crush mode. Owner Greg Pasquarella may be one of the nicest dues you’ll come across is the business.