Manny Mania Contests
The origin of Red Bull Manny Mania is from the forefront of the manual tricksters and Red Bull rider Joey Brezinski. The contest and concept was based on one simple trick. The Manual. The basics of a skateboard manual is basically balancing on either the front or back two wheels, plus with variations of sliding, grinding or flipping in or out makes this contest unlimited with trick possibilities and numerous talented skaters available to win. As you can see, this can get really good.
"At the time there wasn't any technical trick contest going on and that's the way a lot of skaters and I skate, so I thought it would be a good idea." replies Joey about the soon to be 4th annual and now World Wide Red Bull Manny Mania.
Back in 2007, located at Venice Beach, Ca, the first annual Red Bull Manny Mania was held. Some of the hugest skateboarding professionals attending, like Kenny Anderson, Danny Montoya, Daniel Castilo and Chris Roberts, plus of course Joey Brezinski entered. Right off the bat, it was a huge hit. And closely after New York City hosted their own Red Bull Manny Mania in the city of Manhattan with even more response then the first. Ahhh, their was a new style of contest born.
In full force, 2008's Red Bull Manny Mania was again held solely in Manhattan, New York City and the turn out was insane. Crowds flooding in the thousands, everyone showed up to watch heavy hitters such as Brandon Biebel, Jason Dill, Eric Koston and Stevie Williams, names that are synonymous with amazing skateboarding, plus incredibly technical manuals. The eyes of the skateboarding world were turning toward this new event, as were the top professionals.
In 2009 Red Bull Manny Mania let America and United Kingdom know they were all included to join in on the fun. Each major city nationwide held a Red Bull Manny Mania Am Series which all local amateurs competed and winners were entered in a contest to win a huge prize pack, plus claim the crown as Manny Mania Am Champ. United Kingdom clapped in and hosted their own Red Bull Manny Mania in every major city Great Britain wide. And now with Red Bull Manny Mania for its 3rd year again in The Big Apple, New York City, the stands were packed and the course was jumping with pro's now from around the world, who have heard about this event and wanted in.
Now in 2012, a new decade and Red Bull Manny Mania is searching across the globe for the most skilled technicians on skateboards. A chance to prove their technical skills at the Red Bull Manny Mania World Final in the city that doesn’t sleep but always shreds, New York. At stake is one spot in the Red Bull Manny Mania Pro event, skating against the manual masters.
How it works
|This year the event is taken to a global scale, skateboarders worldwide will perform technical maneuvers in hopes to enter the Red Bull Manny Mania World Final in NYC.|
|The winner from each national final event will compete in the World Final in New York– judged by a panel of renowned skaters and industry experts.|
|Once the global AM winner is crowned, he will receive a slot to compete in the following day’s invite-only marquee event – The Red Bull Manny Mania Pro event.|
How to Enter
Red Bull Manny Mania is an amateur contest for male and female athletes at least 14 years of age, who are not of professional status, and are entered only in your own country of residence.
You have to be at least 14 by the time of the Red Bull Manny Mania World Final in NYC in August 2012, where all national winners will skate against each other.
If you would like to enter or more information on entering, please write an email in the contact form of www.redbullmannymania.com in your national residence sub page, and please include the following:
- full given name
- date of birth
- e-mail address
- telephone number
- city of the contest you want to enter
Also, you can enter in any contest by simply showing up at the registration booth at the announced location and date with proper identification.
You cannot enter if you have any of the following:
- entered a skateboard contest at the professional level before
- have a signature product sold in stores and receive royalties from this product
Red Bull Manny Mania Pro in New York City is an invite only event, that will take place the day after the Red Bull Manny Mania World Final.
The formats are based on a small group of skaters (last year it was 4 four-man heats) and a limited amount of minutes to perform your trickery magic.
The manual tricks are not only judged on the complexity of your manual trick, but the consistency. Meaning to win, the judges would rather see lots of good tricks, versus if you do only 1 really hard trick. The course will contain not only manual pads, but grind boxes, flat bars and other various options. Use all these obstacles to your advantage in combination with your manual trick to obtain the most and highest points from your judges.