Red Bull Manny Mania comes to Edinburgh

Event date: October 17, 2009:

Red Bull’s Manny Mania is coming to Edinburgh so get your twinkle toes out and get practising your manuals. We want to see as many Scots as possible entering this event. Here are the details for this years event from the source along with a wee bit of footage from the test run of this years obstacles:

Red Bull is proud to announce the return
of Red Bull Manny Mania in the UK this October and November. The competition,
which was a huge success last year, will see some of the best amateur and
professional manual tricksters battle it out on an original manual pad
configuration in an attempt to be crowned 2009 champ.

Over recent years manual tricks have risen in popularity and this
technically difficult area of skating deserves recognition. The contest will
have a jam session format to reflect the way skateboarding happens
naturally and also to encourage the
best tricks.

This exciting
format will see talented unknowns pitch their skills against some of the
country’s best. The competition will have four initial qualifiers with the top
four riders from each session progressing through to the Grand Final in London
on Saturday 28th November.

competition promises to be hotter than ever with the inclusion of the
Republic of Ireland and Northern
Ireland. They will also holding
four feeder sessions with one skater qualifying for the London Final from

UK skater Kris Vile
comments: ‘It’s nice to see some creative thinking in the competition scene. Red
Bull Manny Mania will give people the chance to bring their manual skills to the
table and show them off. Plus I’m stoked Ireland are in on the action this year.
I’m sure they’ll bring a big bag of tricks along with them to the Grand Final in
London. I can’t wait.’

Qualifiers and Grand Final:



London – Qualifier Saturday 3rd Oct Classic Car
, 250 Old Street, EC1V 9DD (Doors open:
Edinburgh –
Saturday 17th Oct Meadow Bank Sports
, 139 – 143 London Road, EH7 6AE
(Doors open: 12:00pm)
Sheffield –
Sunday 31st Oct Magna Steel
, Sheffield Road, Rotherham, S60 1DX
(Doors open: 12:00pm)
Cardiff – Qualifier Saturday 14th Nov Bridgend Recreation
, Angel Street, CF31 4AH
Doors open: 1:00pm
London Grand
Saturday 28th Nov The Old Truman
, Z Room Overhang (off Elys Yard)
15 Hanbury Street, London, E1 6QR
(Doors open:

The Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland



    Belfast Qualifier Wednesday 7th Oct Dunmurry Skate

    Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
    Dublin Qualifier Thursday 8th Oct Blanchardstown Skate

    Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
    Limerick Qualifier Friday 8th Oct Steamboat Quay, Skate

    Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
    Cork Qualifier Saturday 10th Oct Mardyke Walk, Skate

    Time: 1:00pm –

    Red Bull Manny Mania is a ‘Manual’ skate
    trick contest. It returns for a second year this autumn and is bigger (twice the
    size) and better (obviously) than before. Red Bull Manny Mania 2009 involves
    both the UK and Ireland with a total of 8 Qualifier rounds before the Grand
    Final in London.

Comp Format

Both sponsors and unsponsored riders are

· Jam
session format
· 5 minute qualifier/10 minute final round, 4 riders
per session
· The top 4 skaters from each UK qualifier will
progress to the Grand Final in London. In Ireland the best skater at each
qualifier will go to the London Grand Final.
· Judging will be based on
creativity, difficulty and use of the Manual Pad

Prize Money


· 1st
place £300
· 2nd place £200
· 3rd place £150
· 4th place £100

Grand Final

· 1st
place £2,000
· 2nd place £1,000
· 3rd place £500

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