Thirty of the best South African skateboarders battled it out for glory at Red Bull Unlocked 2017 at the iconic Bellville Velodrome. After four rounds of epic action, it was hometown hero, Moses Adams who took top honours.
A staple and firm favourite on the skateboarding calendar for the last five years, Red Bull Unlocked seeks out venues previously ‘locked’ to the skating community and opens them up for a one-day only skateboarding extravaganza to see who will triumph.
Traditionally a venue for indoor cycling, and more recently used for international and local music concerts, the Bellville Velodrome is soon to undergo a massive reconstruction and the event was the last sporting event in the venue’s current carnation. For the first and last time in its history, the venue was filled with the thrashing of skateboards and cheers of awe from the local skateboarding community who came out.
We caught up with the now 4-time-winner to get his thoughts on this year’s contest:
What does skating in an event like Red Bull Unlocked mean to you?
Red Bull Unlocked means a lot to me. It brings a lot of new people to one place and all the homies together equals good times.
How does it differ from other skate contests?
The Unlocked contest is not the same as any other contests. Every year it’s a new place and you have to know what trick to do next to stand out from the rest.
What was it like skating the Bellville Velodrome?
The Bellville Velodrome was very cool. I liked it a lot, the ground was the best, nice and smooth.
Which were your standout features?
The first two sections and the flat gap. I really enjoyed those spots.
#RedBullUnlocked 2017 Results:
1st Moses Adams
2nd Brandon Valjalo
3rd Anton Roux