Hendley Wins Street, PLG Takes Vert and Mini-Mega at Asian X

Saturday held a full day of skate contests at Asian X Games in Shanghai, China as both the street and mini-mega finals took place after Friday’s rain postponed the events.

Tyler Hendley

Tyler Hendley landed a pretty stellar run to claim his first X Games gold in street. It was a hard-fought battle though, as Hendley, Austen Seaholm and Rodolfo Ramos all seesawed back and forth for the lead throughout the contest. But in the end, Hendley emerged as the winner, followed by Ramos in second and Seaholm in third. Hendley made his first Dew Tour finals last season in Salt Lake City and Ramos won his first Dew Tour stop in ’09.

L to R: Seaholm, Hendley, Ramos

After a tough practice session on the mini-mega ramp prior to the actual finals, Pierre-Luc Gagnon buckled down for the main event, scoring a perfect 100 and walking away with the gold medal. Following him was part of the Dew Tour’s “next generation” of vert skaters, with Adam Taylor taking silver and Rob Lorifice bronze.

PLG mini-mega
Pierre-Luc Gagnon

Adam Taylor
Adam Taylor

Rob Lorifice
Rob Lorifice

Both consistency and amplitude were huge factors in the skate vert contest on Sunday, when, despite landing Gnar Jar after Gnar Jar to close out his runs, Sandro Dias was edged out by PLG. The ’08 Dew Cup champ doubled up his gold from the day before and his technical approach and the fact that he tricked every single wall won the day. Rounding out the podium was perennial Dew Tour contender Andy Macdonald.

Sandro Dias
Sandro Dias

Andy Mac
Andy Macdonald

Pedro Barros
Pedro Barros


1. Tyler Hendley
2. Rodolfo Ramos
3. Austen Seaholm
4. Juergen Horrwath
5. Lee Ji Hun 

1. Pierre-Luc Gagnon
2. Adam Taylor
3. Rob Lorifice
4. Pedro Barros
5. Andy Macdonald

1. Pierre-Luc Gagnon
2. Sandro Dias
3. Andy Mac
4. Marcelo Bastos
5. Pedro Barros