Last Saturday saw the final Grit Academy of the year take place at Rush skatepark in Stroud. Round six of our amateur competition was an absolute banger. With the likes of ISA world number one Jordan Clark, Devon Low, Lewie Robinson, Chloe Whitworth and Charlie Lawlor from the Grit Scooter team in the building it was set to be a huge day.
The riding was a fast and furious during the whole competition, everybody rode with such passion and determination. Young bucks Reece Ford and Alfie Mann put in extra special performances in their strong groups to get through to the semis.
Oscar Crowther seemed to be a no brainer for making the final four but his consistency let him down during the semi finals. In the bigger picture this will be only a minor set back for Oscar, keep your eyes on this guy because we see him exploding into the scene soon.
Once again we were seeing Isiah Samms in a Grit Academy final. The only question was could he finally land that top spot. In the end none of the other riders could match Isiah's consistency with the high level of tricks he was preforming throughout both his runs.
It would have made for a real fairy tale ending if he could have stuck the 540 flair he chose to throw down for his final tricks. Unfortunately though the days riding had clearly taken his toll. All that was left to do was to crown our last and latest edition to the Grit Scooters Academy team of 2016.
The Gritmas party continued untill late in the night with mini competitions all over the park for prizes and mad sessions popping up every where. Thank you to everyone who turned up on the day!