The 11th Annual Ditch Slap is Coming!
Ditch Slap is back for another year and so we wanted to help spread the word about one of our favorite events of the season. Get psyched on all the awesome terrain ABQ has to offer with our video recap from 2014 and head on over to ditchslap.com to register for this year’s event before it’s too late!
“The 11th Annual Ditch Slap will be held May 9-12 in Albuquerque, New Mexico and is unlike any other event on the Planet! Skaters get to explore some of ABQ’s most famous ditches and session spots and navigate up to 60 miles of shuttled ditch skating. You’ll be rewarded with noodle legs, sunburn and ditch rash as likely side effects. Quiver Counts so bring some board options for multiple terrains or be prepared to sit and watch.
This event has grown into quite the gathering of young guns, old timers, pros and bros testing their endurance and skills in a wide variety of terrain.
May 9th: Timed Bank Slalom: We use a Brower wireless timing system to accurately clock your fastest time and determine placings down to 20th place. Banked Slalom racing in ABQ is always fast and challenging. Cash Purse!
May 10th: Chinese Ditch Race: This unique race has been held in a few different ditches of varying lengths since 2007. Expect unpredictable terrain, unforgiving competitors and unruly spectators. This race is usually held for bragging rights only, but that could change!
May 11th-12th: Shuttles are provided for Registered Riders only. A shuttle pass will allow you to get on any Shuttle, into any Game, Session, Food Line, Video Party, Troll Bridge or Safety Meeting. Riders may leave personal items like extra boards and backpacks on the shuttles if they want to.
This event has a cap of 70 riders and sells out every year. Riders will be assigned numbers that correspond to the order in which they signed up, and will be rewarded with sponsorship swag and goodies proportionately. You snooze, you lose.
Priority Registration is now open at www.ditchslap.com. Use the PayPal button to choose which options you prefer. After registering you will be e-mailed detailed information with lodging info, schedule of events and where to check in for your riders packet and shuttle pass. Paying your entry fee is the ONLY way to confirm your spot in any event.”