The Box Game returns to St Kilda foreshore to celebrate 5 years of Melbourne Rollerblading

After a hugely successful launch back in 2012 (see the video above), The Box Game returns for its 2015 edition on Saturday, October 10.

Presented by Melbourne Rollerblading to celebrate their fifth birthday, The Box Game will see some of Victoria’s best rollers throw down for box supremacy with cash and prizes on offer for those who have what it takes.

Rock up from 4pm for the warm-up before a 5pm start. Entry is $5 if you’re planning on skating or free for those who just want to watch.

GAME RULES:
Highest score wins.
Your score is the sum of your five highest scoring trickster .
Only tricks that are held for the length of the box will be counted towards your score.

TRICKS ARE SCORED AS FOLLOWS:
1 point for the grind
1 point for each additional element of the grind, e.g. topside, backside, alleyoop, truespin, negative
No extra points for coming out fakie or rewind out
1 point for a 270 or 360 out
2 points for a 450 or 540 out
1 point for a half cab and
1 point for a fullcab (which implies you’re doing an alleyoop or truespin, which you already get a point for)
2 points for a 270 or 360 into a trick
2 points for a 540 into a trick

EXAMPLE:
Soul = 1 point
Topside soul = 2 points
Alleyoop soul = 2 points
Alleyoop topside soul = 3 points
Fullcab (fakie 360) alleyoop topside soul = 4 points
Fullcab alleyoop topside soul 360 out = 5 points
Fullcab truespin topside soul 360 out = 5 points
Another example:
Unity grind = 1 point
Backide unity = 2 points
Alleyoop unity = 2 points
Backide alleyoop unity = 3
Backside alleyoop unity 450 out (to fakie or forwards) = 5 points

SWITCH UPS:
If you want to do a switchup you can, and score points for both grinds. The switch up must happen somewhere near the middle of the box and the whole trick must still slide the length of the box.
Grabbing one footed tricks won’t give you any extra points but will earn you more street cred.

EXAMPLE:
Fakie 270 frontside shifty to alleyoop topside acid, 360 out = 2+3+1 = 6 points
If there’s a tie, the skaters in contention get three goes. The winner is the person with the highest score after three goes.

Don’t forget George Lane Bar for after party where the winners will be announced. Located in a private room with its own bar and skate videos on the projector. For more information, click here.

The Box Game

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