This post is dedicated to all our Junk Mail users that are into skateboarding and using it daily as a method of transportation (and probably get up to all kinds of fancy tricks on their way to work).
The Red Bull Manny Mania (one of the most anticipated events on the South African skateboarding calendar) is embracing the digital realm this year. Entries to the event are being accepted via online video submission. The Red Bull Manny Mania is scheduled to take place on the 9th of June 2012 at the Wave House in Gateway Shopping Center in Durban. Skaters who would like to enter can upload a 45 second video edit showcasing their skills on a manual pad to the international ‘Red Bull Manny Mania’ Facebook Page and stand a chance to qualify for the final.
The event will be centered around the ‘manual’ trick aka, the ‘manny’ and it will be the third installment of the Red Bull Manny Mania in South Africa. A Manny is essentially a skateboarding ‘wheelie’ (a balancing act that is a must-do in any new skateboarder’s skill set but can be made extremely difficult with limitless combinations).
The top three from the 2011 event: Moses Adams, Dlamini Dlamini and Dada Marumo will automatically qualify for the 2012 final at Wave House. The skater that takes the 2012 Red Bull Manny Mania title will win an all-expenses paid trip to New York in the United States to represent South Africa in the World Red Bull Manny Mania World Amateur Finals contest.
Moses Adams (last year’s winner) is looking forward to this year’s competition: “Getting to go to New York to represent South Africa was such a big experience for me and I really enjoyed it. I’m going to do my best to defend my title and go to the world finals again this year.”
Red Bull Manny Mania has seen thousands of participants put their two wheels to the ground in many events across the globe, from America and Europe, to Africa and the Middle East. Who will be the best of the best this year? Who will be the chairman of the United Nations of skateboarding? Red Bull Manny Mania 2012 is an excellent opportunity for one skateboarder to battle their way from their neighbourhood streets to the biggest stage in the world.
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