Recognized as the "Official Holiday of Skateboarding," on June 21st Go Skateboarding Day went down with hundreds of independently run regional events taking place at skate spots spanning the globe.
Led by Steve Rodriguez from 5boro Skateboards, the NYC leg of GSD is always a major happening -- and this year was certainly no exception as roughly 3,000 skaters hit the streets for events throughout the city's five boroughs.
At McCarren Park in Brooklyn, a "Longest Ollie" contest was held, and it's of little surprise that Arnette team rider Luis Tolentino took home the win and a check for $1,000 courtesy of CCS. Luis proves time and time again that he's the undisputed king of pop, and this time he wowed the crowd by blasting a massive flat ground ollie over 21 decks that were lined up side-by-side.
Don't mean to get all mathematical on ya, but if you consider the fact that each deck is approximately 8 inches wide and he ollied over 21 of them, that means the distance Luis ollied is roughly 14 feet -- which is mind-blowingly HUGE!!!