he 2006 West 49 Canadian Open presented by Xbox visited Hamiltons Copps Coliseum for the first time September 29-October 1, and more than 16,050 fans, along with 80,000 fans at home watching, helped make it the most successful year in the events five-year history.
Canadian Pierre Luc Gagnon took home top prize in the KD Quarter Pipe Best Trick competition on Sunday afternoon, beating out Buster Halterman and upcoming star Rob Lorifice. Last years champion Greg Lutzka won the Billabong Street Course competition with his great use of every feature on the Spinworks designed course. Rounding out third was Dennis Busentitz from CA who has been rising up the World Cup rankings with a recent good finish at Slam City Jam.
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Zexsports' Amanda Champage sits down with PLG, Danny Mayer, and Rob Lorifice for a pre X Games 14 Zexclusive interview.
Mission Valley YMCA held a grand opening for their new vert ramp that was donated from last years X-Games. Tony Hawk, Andy MacDonald, Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Bob Burnquist, Bucky Lasek and friends all showed up for the demo.
Monster Armys Pierre-Luc Gagnon wins the Vert Finals with a $75,000 purse prize!
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When the Maloof brothers, owners of the Palms casino in Vegas and the Sacramento Kings basketball team, decided to create a world class skateboard competition, they delivered. The first annual Maloof Money Cup was a huge success, with competitors raving about the 70,000 dollar vert ramp and 150,000 dollar, 230 cubic foot street course, complete with the false front of a bank building and plenty of stairs, tables, benches, and rails for skaters to do their thing on. And the payouts were record shatteringly huge... Pierre Luc Gagnon won the pro vert competition
and was awarded 75,000 dollars, the biggest cash prize ever for a skater for his awesome display on the U Shaped composite ramp. And just a few hours later, that bar was raised when Paul Rodriguez won the men's pro street championship and was given 100,00 dollars for his efforts, making that the high water mark for prize money awarded in a pro skating tournament. To put that in perspective, Rodriguez's payout is twice what Chris Cole made when he won the Street competition at last year's X Games. Joe Maloof, who was the visionary behind the money cup, said that “I just think it's time for skateboarding... it's time for these guys to make some money. What's wrong with that?” And they put their money where their mouth is, paying out a total of 475,000 dollars in prize money. And you can bet that the X Games organizers are keeping an eye on the Maloofs and their new tournament to make sure they don't get upstaged... Gagnon even jokingly asked X Games officials if they were going to let the Maloofs “get away with that"
ZexSports' brings you a recap of Day 2 at the Maloof Money Cup featuring game of SKATE between Erik Koston and Billy Marks, AM finals featuring Dustin Blauvelt, Scott DeCenzo, Timmy Knuth Vert Finals featuring Pierre-Luc Gagnon (PLG), Shaun White, , Bucky Lasek,Danny Mayer Sandro Dias, Andy Macdonald, and interviews with Dustin Blauvelt, Shaun White and Bucky Lasek.
Hosted by: Clayton Woodley.
Shot by: Grant Smith
Edited by: Chris Bredesen