Shanghai, China "3 Stripe Skate Hype" Trip Photos
Equal/3131 was honored to be invited and participate in this years 2nd Annual, “3 Stripe Skate Hype” (July 14-24), in Shanghai, China, created by FLY Skateshop, Original Heads (from Canada/China), and adidas Skateboarding. Invited attendees consisted of various artists, photographers, filmer, and an awesome logistical team of event organizers, all for the benefit of skateboarding.
Artists and photographers were asked to create their works on select obstacles along with filling a large gallery space with original art, while all being housed in a unique setting in China.
The location was at the Shanghai Sculpture Space. On July 19, the event began with an open-house for artist-installation, along with a massive 48 hour build of the interior by 50 or so park builders.
From July 20-22nd, the largest contingent of the best skateboarders from China gathered to compete and show us all how healthy their skateboarding scene truly was. Also in attendance was the adidas Skateboarding team, judging and putting on a demo intermittently throughout the event.
Regardless of the heat and humidity (which I kinda enjoyed after 5 or so days), it was nothing short of an amazing experience, as the group that I was honored to participate with would contest to. The outcome of their hard work and dedication paid-off in many ways.
Fortunately, we had the opportunity to venture out and explore one of the most modern cities in China.
The experience was not only humbling in many ways but eye-opening in the most positive light.
The photos below are essentially “trip photos.” A montage of the artshow and skatepark is below along with links to complete coverage of the contest provided at the very bottom.
Thanks to everyone who participated towards the planning of this trip and all those that attended.
Invited Artists, Photographers & Filmer:
Sandro Grison & Color Magazine
Allister Lee (ALIST))
Benjamin Deberdt & Kingpin Skateboarding Magazine
Mark FOS Foster & Heroin Skateboards
Yong-Ki Chang x Hessenmob Skateboards (featuring Don Pendleton x 3131 (featuring Isaac McKay-Randozzi)
Mahalo’s for EVERYTHING to:
Tim Sedo (Original Heads)
Jeff Han (FLY Skateshop, China)
Mat Morgan (Original Heads)
The Shanghai Connects (That’s Everyone Involved!)
… & Congratulations to Tim Sedo and Debbie Wong’s recent engagement. We wish you both well.
All [o] by Yong-Ki Chang
Shanghai’s skyline is 8 times larger than New York City.
Mongolian/Chinese hotpot dinner with the most food options to
boil in your soup I’ve ever seen in my life. Photo shows only a small portion of what we were offered.
No one got sick on this trip… not once.
Mat Morgan riding through a restaurant on a Big Red
For complete photo-blog on the skatepark, the skateboarding contest and the awards party, check out:
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