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Maloof Money Cup Airs This Sunday on CBS!!!
Last weekend, while most of you were chilling out at the beach, or planning your outfit for some Saturday night booze-sessions, skateboaring's elite including Ryan Sheckler, Shaun White, Paul Rodriguez, Bob Burnqist and more were in at the Maloof Money Cup shredding a revolutionary skatepark in the hopes of grabbing the $100,000 prize.
But that wasn't all there was to win. Vert skaters competed for $75K, Girls for $75K, and the éS game of SKATE, which is like the basketball game HORSE. Pictured here is Eric Koston busting a nollie heel flip during the éS Game of SKATE Pro Semi-Finals. Total prize money was over $500,000!
Although everyone knows that Paul Rodriguez won Street, Pierre-Luc Gagnon won Vert, Lacey Baker won Girls, and Chris Cole won the éS Game of SKATE... there was so much skateboarding that just watching the competition unfold is better than watching your favorite skate video. And you'll have your chance to see it all this Sunday July, 20 12:00 P.M. PST on CBS.
Highlights to watch for will include Sandro Dias' rarely-executed 900º flip, Nyjah Houston's Big Flip to Backside Boardslide down the Hollywood High 16-stair, and Leo Romero's Front-Side Nose-blunt Upledge on the Carlsbad grass gap.
Photo by John Wayne Maioriello