Held at Newport Skatepark, the day featured 21 of Melbourne’s best bladers battling it out for the title in what was he most intense competition yet.
This years NPI featured the massive A-frame box for Round 3 as well as the well known flat box that Melbourne rollerblading drags out to every event.
The format of the competition was as follows:
Head-to-head knockout each round
Different spot each round
Last blader standing wins
Crowd decides on winner
Votes will be counted for seemingly tied rounds/final round
• Round 1 = 3 min
• Round 2 = 4 min
• Round 3 = 5 min
• Final round = 6+ min
Taking the best injury, killing it all day was Andy Plumridge who suffered a bad wrist break sending him straight to the hospital.
The final round brought about some of the most incredible blading that Melbourne has seen all year: Hayden Golder Vs. Martin Gade Vs. Tom Scofield!
In the end, the Kiwi import came out on top, taking home the title, trophy and $103.20 in prize money.
Big ups to Matt Caratelli for hosting the competition with the massive help from Jean-Claude “JC” White, who brought all the boxes.
Shout outs also to Kev San Jose and Brad Watson for filming all day and Diego for taking photos – stay tuned for more action from the NPI soon.
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