Will Royce has a fascination with latin countries. Maybe it’s the cheap beer, the lack of traffic laws, or the women, but most likely all three. During his most recent visit to Colombia he went for a rip down Pablo Escobar’s driveway. During a wet run Alex Ameen ran over and snapped his board in half. Like a true warrior Bill finished the run regardless.
The quest to be an International Downhill Federation World Champion is no easy path. Racetracks are more technical and rider’s skills have improved, making a victory at a World Cup Race a pinnacle accomplishment for any rider. Ten years ago, first round heats were walks in the park for top qualifiers. Today, qualifying for the open class bracket is a testament to ones skill as a competitive racer. With over a thousand skaters competing in world cup events throughout the year, each has the opportunity to make a name for themselves. A select few have separated themselves as top contenders.
Open skateboarding Top 10 from 2015 and Wildcards: