Red Bull Roller Coaster 2019 Highlights | Red Bull Signature Series

Red Bull Roller Coaster Highlights 2019 in Munich, Germany

Red Bull Roller Coaster skateboarding event goes down at Olympic Park in Munich, Germany as part of the Red Bull Signature Series

The Red Bull Roller Coaster (RBRC) event debuted in Munich, Germany in 2018. The Red Bull Roller Coaster is a unique course. It offers loads of clean lines, whoops, transitions and other creative features. In addition, new this year, is a throwback spine section.

Skateboarding is now an Olympic sport. However, since the Olympics are now postponed until 2021 because of the coronavirus global pandemic, here’s a look back at some recent skate action.

Loops, spills and raw courage were on display at RBRC as the event claimed new scalps and saw some ridiculous power moves thrown down during a full-on snakerun session in Munich, Germany.

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Described to a tee by winner and defending champion Jake Ilardi as ‘the ultimate downhill snakerun’, the Red Bull Roller Coaster saw rocket-speed charges, some over-cooked corners, and a handful of new features that could take a reckless incomer down in a heartbeat. Therefore, this is not skateboarding for the faint-hearted.

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Sparked by the lively punters within the glorious river basin in which Munich Mash takes place, skateboarding trailblazers including Catherine Marquis, Jordyn Barratt and Alana Smith powered through the treacherous IOU ramps danger-snake with the energy of the crowd at their backs before the Floridian and man-to-beat, Jake Ilardi, threw down more moves in more spaces than anyone else could step to.

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Jake Ilardi pulls a McTwist at the Red Bull Roller Coaster 2019. P. Red Bull.

2019 Roller Coaster Winners Alana Smith and Jake Ilardi

Alana Smith, after taking a 2 1/2 year break from skateboarding, Smith took first place among the female competitors. “I just wanted to get out here and do the best that I can. I really love this and I really wanna do this for the rest of my life,” she told Tina Dixon.

Jake Ilardi became a back-to-back winner of the event by out-lasting second place finisher Alex Midler. When asking about comparing his win to last year’s 2018 Red Bull Roller Coaster in Munich, Germany, Ilardi said: “This one is 10x better…this year I nailed my first two (runs) and it took a lot of pressure off on the last (run).”

Sal Masekela is the Red Bull Roller Coaster and Signature Series main host. He articulated the significance of the Roller Coaster course layout. “Without a doubt, kids these days skate everything fast. So this (event) is the future of progression in skateboarding,” said Masekela.


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