Skaters grind it out in Alabaster

SPECIAL TO THE REPORTER

The second half of the 2006-07 Ride Skateboards Competition Association kicked off with contest No. 5 on March 10 at Alabaster’s Veterans Skate Park.

Forty-five competitors demonstrated their skateboarding skills in both sponsored and open divisions.

The contest began with Kane Taylor earning his fifth first place trophy in the Open Grom Division (ages 9 and under).

R.S.A. newcomer Blake Powell captured first place in the Open Boy&8217;s Division (ages 10-13), while Steven Spencet took home first in the Open Junior Men&8217;s Division and Blake Dimick won the Open Men&8217;s Division.

In the sponsored events, Atlanta’s Chris Coffman won the Boys&8217; Division, followed by Cameron Daniels winning the Junior Men&8217;s Division and Bryan Park earning a Men&8217;s Division title.

The R.S.A. season will continue on

Saturday April 14. Contest registration begins at 11 a.m. and the competitions start at noon.

For more information on contests, events visit www.rideskateboards.com