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SKATE COPA CLASSICS | MELBOURNE

02.12.2019

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Melbourne CBD's RMIT Basketball Courts were taken over on the weekend by the adidas Skateboarding teams from Australia, Japan and Europe to shred in an inclusive sesh with the locals.

Image above: Dennis Durrant SSBSNB.

The likes of Mike Arnold, Magnus Bordewick, Maite Steenhoudt, Gustav Tonnesen, Kai Kishi and Laurence Keefe took to the court with Australian adidas team riders, Dennis Durrant, Tom Snape, Gabriel Summers and Brad Saunders.

RMIT's surroundings were under construction, which made the set-up feel like the ultimate DIY with obstacles reviving many of Melbourne's relic skate spots.

Scroll through the images below to see the cracking photos captured by Dave Chami and Wade McLaughlin.

Adelaide Norris Nollie Lipslide
Adelaide Norris nollie front lips the shit-tonne-heavy tram barrier. 

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Magnus Broderwick bangs out a busty backside flip on the Yellow Peril.

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Adam Davies does a bananas backside flip of his own. 

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Maite Steenhoudt was all smiles.

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Maite's beut bean plant.  

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Mitchell Howse was mashing about no complies. 

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Brad Saunders was one of the court's 'best on field' for the day. Front feebs with ease. 

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But Brad got busted up on this five-o up the whole barrier. 

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Pat Robert's put down back 180 nosegrind reverts. 

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Ben Weir piecing together a kicky back Smith. 

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Simon Frazzetto, Tully West and Leigh Takemoto enjoy the good vibes of Skate Copa Classics.

Emcees Alex Lawton and Richard Flude
Alex Lawton and Richard Flude keepin' the crowd pumped.

Gustav Tonnensen Backside 180 fakie 5 0
Gustav Tonnesen goes in on a back 180 fakie five-o revert.

Morgan Campbell Noseslide Transfer
Morgan Campbell transfers a noseslide. 

Mike Arnold Wallie
While Mike Arnold smashes out a wallie. 

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Andrew Tebb and Anthony Mapstone flank Australia's newest pro, Gabriel Summers. 

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Bowman Hansen twisting and turning a back noseblunt revert over the back. 

Phil Marshall Blunt Kickflip to Fakie
Phillip Marshall kickflips out of a blunt to fakie for the love after all of the cash had been dished out. 

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Possibly the most talked-about trick of the day, Kotora Mitani bounced back after a heavy slam on an ollie over and into the perilous back bank for the make you see right here. 

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A classic event that will be cemented in Australian skateboarding history.