Deep Impact Contest at Ramp Riders 12/12/09

Florissant-based Deep Impact Skateboards hosted this skate competition at Ramp Riders on the South Side, with local punk bands Cobrangutan, Dude Nukem, the Humanoids and Cross Examination closing out the night. Photos by Nick Schnelle.
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Skateboarders enter into Ramp Riders Saturday for the Deep Impact skateboard contest.
Skateboarders enter into Ramp Riders Saturday for the Deep Impact skateboard contest.
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Carrie Davenport signs in Brandon Cole, 18, for the advanced division of the skateboard competition. Skateboarders paid $10 to enter the competition.
Carrie Davenport signs in Brandon Cole, 18, for the advanced division of the skateboard competition. Skateboarders paid $10 to enter the competition.
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Randall Young, 16, makes sure his board is ready to go by tightening his trucks.
Randall Young, 16, makes sure his board is ready to go by tightening his trucks.
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Skateboarders wait their turn to get practice runs in before the start of the competition.
Skateboarders wait their turn to get practice runs in before the start of the competition.
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A skateboarder flips his board up a gap during practice.
A skateboarder flips his board up a gap during practice.
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Competition organizer Willis Davenport, right, calls on all skateboarders who  entered in the competition to gather around the street course. A total of 39 skateboarders entered the competition.
Competition organizer Willis Davenport, right, calls on all skateboarders who entered in the competition to gather around the street course. A total of 39 skateboarders entered the competition.
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Competition judges, left to right, Jackson Meyer, Jimmy Golson and James Pilla evaluate skateboarders during the beginners heat. Skateboarders from each level begin with a jam session where up to six riders skate at a time.
Competition judges, left to right, Jackson Meyer, Jimmy Golson and James Pilla evaluate skateboarders during the beginners heat. Skateboarders from each level begin with a jam session where up to six riders skate at a time.
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Malcolm Meeks, 13, flips his board up a gap during the beginners heat. Meeks won first place in the beginners division.
Malcolm Meeks, 13, flips his board up a gap during the beginners heat. Meeks won first place in the beginners division.
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A skateboarder flips his board over an obstacle during the singles intermediate session. After jam sessions each skateboarder from each level are given one minute to show their best tricks.
A skateboarder flips his board over an obstacle during the singles intermediate session. After jam sessions each skateboarder from each level are given one minute to show their best tricks.
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Two skateboarders take a breather after skating.
Two skateboarders take a breather after skating.
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A skateboarder grinds down a rail as others skateboarders and observers look on. The judges rated skateboarders by the difficulty of tricks, overall consistency, and total amount of tricks.
A skateboarder grinds down a rail as others skateboarders and observers look on. The judges rated skateboarders by the difficulty of tricks, overall consistency, and total amount of tricks.
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A skateboarder tries to complete a flip trick over a ledge during his one minute session. This rider only tried jumping off this ledge in which he never completed a single trick.
A skateboarder tries to complete a flip trick over a ledge during his one minute session. This rider only tried jumping off this ledge in which he never completed a single trick.
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Two onlookers raise their hands in amazement after watching a skateboarder lands a trick during the advanced jam session.
Two onlookers raise their hands in amazement after watching a skateboarder lands a trick during the advanced jam session.
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A skateboarder falls to the cold concrete floor after trying to grind down a rail during his one minute session.
A skateboarder falls to the cold concrete floor after trying to grind down a rail during his one minute session.
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Other skateboarders watch as a skateboarder board slides down a rail.
Other skateboarders watch as a skateboarder board slides down a rail.
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Scotty Laire, 22, collects a new deck and t-shirt after being announced the winner of the advanced division of the competition.
Scotty Laire, 22, collects a new deck and t-shirt after being announced the winner of the advanced division of the competition.
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Skateboarders look on as Cobrangutang sets up their gear on top of a ramp for the live music portion after the end of the Deep Impact skateboard competition.
Skateboarders look on as Cobrangutang sets up their gear on top of a ramp for the live music portion after the end of the Deep Impact skateboard competition.
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Cobrangutan
Cobrangutan
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Cobrangutan
Cobrangutan
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Cobrangutan
Cobrangutan
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