Cape Gazette

Skate the Cape Shred Festival held at state park

Nov 25, 2013
Photo by: Deny Howeth Judge and owner Rob Wheeler, right, and judge Austin Bouthillet give points in the Slalom.

The second annual Skate the Cape Shred Festival was hosted Nov. 9-10 by Faceplant Boardriders, which is owned by brothers Rick and Rob Wheeler from Middletown.

Faceplant Boardriders, a longboard company, and WheelRZ, a longboard wheel company, created the two-day event in Cape Henlopen State Park with day one an Enduro Push Race and a downhill race. Day two was a slalom race and then a slide competition. Liquid Board Shop and Red Bull were sponsors of the event.

Local winners were:

Max Bisaha, Lewes, Third Place AM Enduro Push Race.

Delaware winners were:

Jesse Wipf, Middletown - Second Place Slalom
Matt English, Newark - Third Place Slalom
Dylan Baist-Bliss, Newark - Third Place Open (pro) DH Race



Daniel Petit gains points for his ride by adding an ollie to his slalom. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Riders enter the last leg of the downhill.
Elijah Jabbar-Bey of Newark works on his downhill slide. (Photo by: Deny Howeth)
Skate or die in the downhill competition.
(Photo by: Deny Howeth)
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