The third annual Coping Bash went down last Saturday evening in Vancouver, and as expected based on the last two, it was a rager. As you can see below, space is tight up on the deck, but here are some of the best photos I came away with. —Jeff Thorburn
Spitfire James flying frontside over the pentagram hole.
Eve prepares to scoop his way out of a Nosepick on the hole.
Eve blasts a surprise Japan right into my face, as I fight back with flash power.
Sam McKinlay demonstrates how to bring a Blunt back in to fakie with a mix of elegance and power.
Trevor plants his back foot and pisses into the wind before heading back into the ramp.
Tristan Henry goes full Fat Wreck Chords punk with a Pro-Per Backside Smith Grind.
The big winner of the night, Adam Gee, blazes on by...
and then returns for some Roast Beef.
Not to be out-done, Merrick Orr feathers a Tailgrab on his first pass...
and then tweaks the follow-up so hard he enters the aggro zone.
Stevie D knows that Frontside Airs are as timeless as ramp jams themselves.
Adam Gee's tail makes a move on my flash, just as his left foot starts to slip out, but we all came away unscathed. Thank goodness for waffle soles and sort-of-cat-like reflexes.
The literal poster boy for the event, James Clarke, doing his best to top last year's FSA.
Jeff Muirhead made this coffin/lader/giant parking block obstacle for best trick, and came away with the much sought-after hippy jump. Adam Gee shut it down after, but you'll see that photo in the next issue of the mag.