The 2009 UK Red Bull Manny Mania final last weekend produced some of the finest skating and most technical trickery the UK skate scene has ever seen.
With young blood unknowns competing against Britain’s best, 20 skaters brought their moves to the Grand Final, held at London’s Truman Brewery.
Winners from heats in London, Edinburgh, Sheffield, Cardiff, Ireland and Northern Ireland came together over five sessions, with four skates in each. Each session lasted 10 minutes which saw the skaters whittled down to the best eight with two more sessions to follow lasting 15 minutes each.
The judges were looking out for creativity, difficulty and imaginative use of the Manny pads. With high standards throughout it was a tough call for them, but Paddy Maguire ultimately took top honours after landing a ton of tricks, including over 17 in the final round alone. It was an outstanding display of skill!
The final results were:
1. Paddy Maguire
2. Ben Rowles
3. Joe Moore
4. Sean Smith
5. Kris Vile
6. Tom Shimmin
7. Craig Smedley
8. Tim Prozorov
See more at www.redbullmannymania.co.uk