The annual Nike SB 'London AM' contest which is part of the Nike SB European series for amateurs was held in London on 13th & 14th June 2015.
Photography: Maksim Kalanep
Riders from all over Europe were invited to compete for cash prizes as well as for the chance to all expenses paid trip to the final leg in Berlin.
Day 1 was a qualifications day where general public could signup and compete too to get into the main draw with all the invited riders on the day 2. Conor Dinwoodie from London did just that and qualified first. At the end of the day Sidewalk also held a jam at the freshly painted miniramp courtesy of Rob Mathieson & Paddy Jones. Dannie Carlsen impressed everyone with his Blunt flip out variations in endless lines and took the trophy.
Day 2 was when all the riders showed up as everyone had to go through the qualification rounds. In the end Mads Christensen, Ross McGouran and Joao Santos finished as 1st, 2nd and 3rd. In the special extra final Ross McGouran also won the ticket to the final in Berlin. Overall 1st place didn't guarantee you the trip, so you had to fight for it in the special round.
Shot with Nikon D810
Nikon 16mm f/2.8 D lens at f/6.3
Nikon 20mm f/1.8 G ED lens at f/2
Nikon 35mm f/1.8 G ED lens at f/1.8-2
Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 G ED VRII lens at f/3.2-4
Lighting: Nikon SB800 + Nikon SB80DX + PocketWizard Plus II + Manfrotto 001b Nano Light Stand
Raw files processed in Adobe Photoshop CC Camera Raw