What a storming event. Congrats go out to all the riders that participated in this year’s event and to Nate Wessell for a sick course. The Etnies Backyard Jam 2005 began for most involved, on the Thursday 20th â€“ with the course builders working throughout the night and the riders arriving from all over the place.
Taking place at the Brighton Centre, it turned out to be a fantastic venue from a spectator’s point of view and organisation of the team at Seventies. Having finished the floor of the course on Friday morning, the day began with open practice for everyone to get used to and deviously work out their lines and catch up.
The Expert qualifiers started from midday with a massive registration list of well over 100 competitors. With just 15 going through to the following day’s final it was Peter Meakin
from Doncaster that took first place with a tuck no hander, 360 over the box and fufanu on the shed roof. Jason Phelan
from Waterford, Ireland placed second with a grind up the rail to gap onto the box to gap to rail, which no pro even tried. Third place was awarded to John Blundell
, the only rider with a front brake, after a 540 nosepick and a Ruben wallride.