Congratulations Nate Rojas!

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Nate Rojas claimed The Best Line In New York Clip Contest with a line shot by Harry Corrigan down at the Brooklyn Banks. Nate’s line features a bs 5050 down the small banks 9 stair, chain ollie into street, kickflips out of street, 360 flips down the big banks 4 stair and then seals the deal with a perfect crookiemonster down the big banks 13 stair. Nate walks away with $1,000, a year’s supply of Red Bull, one year’s supply of éS sneakers, $500 worth of Volcom gear and $500 worth of 5Boro gear… not bad for 42 seconds of skating!

Best Line Montage


Steve Rodriguez (5Boro) presented the Best Line clips at the This Time Tomorrow NYC premiere (4/17/2010). The top five (Charles Lamb, Bill Pierce, Nate Rojas, Ryan Santiago & Scott Sutherland) all got VIP access to the event, including tickets to this year’s Maloof Money Cup plus some NY Skateboarding goodies.

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Congratulations Nate and thanks to all the rippers who entered. We also want to thank the sponsors (Volcom, Red Bull, éS, MetroPlus & 5Boro) for making this contest happen and thank YOU for tuning in!

Rules, Info & Entries:

On January 22nd, 2010 we partnered with 5Boro and first announced The Best Line In New York Clip Contest. A simple contest where kids can go out, film one line anywhere in New York and win $1,000, a year supply of éS sneakers, $500 worth of Volcom gear, $500 worth of 5Boro product and a year’s supply of Red Bull!

The contest was the first of it’s kind here in New York but kids stepped up and submitted some amazing lines!

Contest Rules:

Film a line (series of consecutive skateboarding tricks) no less than 3 tricks and no more than 8 tricks at a New York, USA location and then submit your video clip following the contest instructions at All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time on 4/1/2010 and follow all contest instructions to be considered. Videos should contain a line that is creative, stylish and original on street, transition or both. Only one video clip per skateboarder should be submitted. Please do not include music in your clip (for licensing purposes). Multiple submissions will disqualify the skateboarder. Edited lines where tricks are spliced together will be disqualified. Any videos that contain profanity, violence or inappropriate conduct can be disqualified and removed at the discretion of NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER.

This contest is open to all skateboarders around the world of any age (participants under the age of 16 must get parental approval before participating). All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void wherever prohibited or restricted by law.

Judges will choose a 1st place winner. The 1st place winner wins $1000.00, six (6) 5Boro decks, six (6) 5Boro T-Shirts, one (1) Volcom box ($500 retail value), one (1) year of Red Bull* & one (1) year of éS shoes**. No transfer/cash substitution of prizes permitted. All federal, state, local, and other taxes on the prizes are the sole responsibility of the prize winner.

* 1st month: (1) case of Red Bull, (1) case of sugar free. 2nd month: (1) case of Red Bull 12 oz, (1) case of sugar free 12 oz. 3rd month: (1) case of Red Bull 16 oz, (1) case of sugar free 16 oz. 4th month: (1) case of Red Bull energy shot, (1) case of sugar free energy shot. 5th month: (1) case of Red Bull 12 oz cola. 6th month: (1) case of Red Bull, (1) case of sugar free. 7th month: (1) case of Red Bull 12 oz, (1) case of sugar free 12 oz. 8th month: (1) case of Red Bull 16 oz, (1) case of sugar free 16 oz. 9th month: (1) case of Red Bull energy shot, (1) case of sugar free energy shot. 10th month: (2) case of s 12 oz cola. 11th month: (1) case of Red Bull, (1) case of sugar free. 12th month: (1) case of Red Bull 12 oz, (1) case of sugar free 12 oz.

** (12) pairs of éS shoes.

Winners will be selected on or about 4/10/2010 from all eligible entries posted as a video response to the original YouTube contest video. The contest will be judged by 5Boro and based on creativity, difficulty, style and originality. All prizes will be awarded in the name of the winners. Winners will be notified on or around 4/10/2010.

By entering this contest, entrants grant to Contest Sponsor and its licensees and assigns, a royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide right to copy, edit, publish, display, distribute, sublicense, post online or otherwise use their videos for the full term of copyright thereof, including but not limited to posting the winning videos on the Contest Sponsor’s website, in all languages and all me- dia, whether now known or hereinafter devised, including without limitation on the Internet, on mobile platforms and/or devices. Entrants warrant that their videos are their original work and are not owned by any other person or entity; do not violate any law or regulation; and do not infringe the rights of any person or entity, including, but not limited to, any copyright or trademark rights and/or rights of privacy or publicity. Entrants understand and acknowledge that they will not have any right of approval over the use of the videos and will not receive any compensation as a result of any use of the videos by Contest Sponsor, its licensees and as signs.

The Contest Sponsor assumes no responsibility for any error; omission; interruption; deletion; defect; delay in operation or trans- mission; communications-line failure; or the theft destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of entries. The Contest Sponsor is not responsible for any injuries, legal fees or property damage that may occur during the filming of this contest. The Contest Spon- sor is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines; computer online systems, serv- ers, or providers; computer equipment or software; or failure of entry on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at or any combination thereof, including injury or damage to the participant’s or to any person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this contest or downloading materials from The Contest Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify entries from anyone tampering with the upload entry process. If, for any reason, this contest is not capable of running as planned by reason of damage by computer virus, worms, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, technical limitations or failures, or any other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Contest Sponsor, could compromise, under- mine or otherwise affect the Official Rules, administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the contest, the Contest Sponsor reserves the right and absolute discretion to modify these Official Rules and/or to cancel terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. In the event of termination or cancellation, the Winners will be selected from all eligible entries received before termination.

For the names of the winners, available after 4/10/2010 and until 10/10/2010, please visit

Thank You

to all the dudes who entered, each entry had an amazing line!

Thank you to all the sponsors: Volcom, Red Bull, éS, MetroPlus & 5Boro!

Especially thank you to everyone who helped put this together including:
Steve Rodriguez, Shawn Haarstick, Convoy Films, Chris Kent, Wendy Rodewald, EJ Spindler & Ben Weathers-Lowin!

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