Last night we threw a poolside miniramp contest at The Standard Hotel in Hollywood. With the help of Matador Beef Jerky, Red Bull, and Lakai, we had a hand picked group of quality shredders and “industry” folk out for free food and booze, and a goddamn miniramp jam contest at a swanky joint with $5,000 up for grabs.

Not to pat ourselves on the back too hard, but after seeing people like Mike Carroll, Arto Saari, Andrew “The Bawse” Reynolds, Dylan Rieder, Sal Barbier, Lance Mountain, Kenny Anderson, Vincent Alvarez, and Eric Koston (amongst others) hitting the ramp and having some drinks, we can pretty much call it a hit. We’d like to thank everyone who came out to skate, imbibe, lurk, blog, hang, take photos, or videotape, and we’d like to extend a HUGE THANK YOU to The Standard for being down with letting 200+ of us dirtbags hangout poolside for a night hellbent on getting wild. Very big thanks also to Matador Beef Jerky, Lakai, and Red Bull for paling up with us on this event and guaranteeing its success. See you again next year.

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