RED BULL brought skateboarding contests back to the streets as 700 spectators lined Broad Street in downtown Atlanta to catch the curb-to-curb action. The second annual flat gap contest returned to the intersection of Poplar and Broad with a total of 40 skaters competing. The participants put everything on the line and left everything, including some skin and blood, on the sidewalk while attempting to land the winning trick.
The jam format included a tap out for skaters who had yet to defeat the gap. In the end, it was returning champion CJ Tamborino from Minnesota reclaiming first place with a switch inward heel flip. Robbie Kirkland followed with a hard flip back 180, and Liam McCade finishing in third with a varial heel flip.
“Red Bull Mind the Gap is skateboarding really fast!” said Tamborino. “Tonight was good times, good vibes, and good people. I’m glad to be back.”