Ratboy wins Body Glove Airshow check out the video
The Body Glove Airshow, Vans SMAS Stop No 04
June 5-9, 54th Street, Newport Beach CA
Jason "Ratboy" Collins wins Body Glove Vans SMAS Airshow.
Full report and video
Newport Beach 7th June 2002:
It´s been a long two years for Jason "Ratboy" Collins. Not winning a single Airshow, the contest series he helped put on the map in the late 90s, has been a dry spell that´s turned Ratboy nearly upside down. But today, in the 1´-3´ wind swell at 54th Street in Newport Beach, almost upside is what turned it all around for the Rat.
With a semi-inverted frontside 180 air, Ratboy narrowly grabbed the cheese away from second-place finisher, Florida´s Aaron Cormican. All of the six finalists had opportunities to boost into the winners circle, but it was Ratboy and Cormican who landed the biggest, most technical airs to end up one-two in the event.
Full story, video and photos from the contest ,font color="red">available here
Final Round Results
1. Jason Collins $4,000>br>
2. Aaron Cormican $2,000
3. Josh Hoyer $1,200
4. Geoff Brack $800
5. Gavin Sutherland $600
6. Eric McHenry $400
Best Manuver- Chris Ward $150
Most Innovated- Move- Eric McHenry $150
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