In 2011, skate competition will know no borders, as Red Bull Manny Mania expands the global series to 34 countries, including 13 new nations that will enter their wheels into the ring. The successful 2010 series brought awestruck winners from around the globe to New York City, many of whom had never traveled outside their home towns. This year will seek to give the crown of manual master to even more hopefuls.
Born from the mind of skate pro Joey Brezinski, Red Bull Manny Mania has grown into one of the biggest global contests, while still balancing a relaxed vibe as it seeks to award the highest level of technical trickery on four wheels. The series will culminate in two marquee events, the Red Bull Manny Mania World Final and the Red Bull Manny Mania Pro, taking place August 20-21 in New York City.
Each of the participating countries will qualify athletes to participate in a national final. The winner of that contest will represent their homeland at the Red Bull Manny Mania World Final for amateurs in New York City on August 20, 2011. The one amateur skater who defeats every other in the global field will get their chance to step into the big leagues – a spot in the invite-only Red Bull Manny Mania Pro Event, on Sunday, August 21.
MAKING LIKE MAGELLAN
With 34 countries hosting Red Bull Manny Mania stops, the contest will circumnavigate the globe to hunt for the hungriest skater hoping to turn small town dreams turn into big city reality. Will skaters from more well known hot spots like Brazil and Australia go the distance, or will there be a surprise from the likes of Bosnia or Bulgaria? Only time and talent will tell who can flip a chance into some series street cred, when the 2011 manual master is crowned.
List of Participating Countries (*new for 2011)
Argentina, Australia, Belarus*, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina*, Brazil*, Bulgaria*, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, France, Greece*, Hong Kong*, Hungary, Ireland*, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan*, Netherlands*, Peru, Portugal*, Romania*, Russia, Serbia*, Singapore*, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States
Red Bull Manny Mania World Am Final: New York City, NY, August 20
Red Bull Manny Mania Pro Final: New York City, NY, August 21