20SK8 Kyk n Kroon Contest

It has been five years since first seeing it written on the walls and ramps of Mitchells Plein skatepark, this past weekend 20sk8, in collaboration with DSTV and the exploitation of the less empowered saw the 20sk8 ‘Kyk n Kroon’ contest.

With the ultimate goal of paying back to the producers of the blood, sweat, tears and broken bones that built and continue to maintain Mitchells Plein skateboarding, the Capital of 20sk8’s world. The concept was – ‘you land tricks, we give you kroon’. kroon is Cape Flats slang for money. Kroon is also Afrikaans for crown, which represents the pinnacles of power. Sponsored by Monster Energy and our number one skate shop in Cape Town – Boardhub.

Registration started and the laaities were kak amped for the kroon. Soon after Shuaib Philander announced the start of the contest, those who wield the most power on the Cape Flats pulled the plug. Yes! Eskom’s load shedding had Toothless screaming at the crowd – “Eskom cannot switch off our voices”, and the amateur section was underway.
Skateboarders and spectators alike came from all over the Peninsula to witness names such as Allan Adams, Ryan Naidoo and Mettas Arends (to name a few) open up their bags of ‘Christmas came a bit early this year’. With lots of spot prizes and product give-aways & about 50 cash prizes awarded during the day, everyone left in good spirit and by the end of the event there was electricity again. Filled with connection and positivity, 20sk8 persists in the ongoing procurement of power. There were no reported robberies or fatalities during this event and everyone returned back home in good health.

Words – Toothless

All Photos courtesy of Grant Mclachlan

01Toufeeq Raubenheimer tre nose slide

Toufeeq Raubenheimer – Tre noseslide

02 Lee Adams fakie flip tail slide

Lee Adams – Fakie flip tailslide

03 Ethan Cairns k grind

Ethan Cairns – Crooked Grind

04 Herby Dexter nollie front feeble

Herby Dexter – Nollie front feeble

05 justin Adonis fs blunt

Justin Adonis – FS blunt

06 Toufeeq Raubenheimer 360 flip06

Toufeeq Raubenheimer – 360 flip

07 ryan naidoo kick flip 07

Ryan Naidoo – Kickflip

08 lee adams kick flip k grind

Lee Adams – Kickflip Crooked Grind

09 Enwin Gelant huge 360flip

Enwin Gelant – Huge 360 flip

10 Allan Adams 360flip nose slide

Allan Adams – 360 flip noseslide

12 Quinton Robertson transfer tail slide

Quinton Robertson – Transfer tailslide

13 Allan Adams double finger flip wtf

Allan Adams – Double fingerflip

14 Nero with a fs nose blunt

Andrew Nero – FS noseblunt

15 Ryan Naidoo flip to fkaie

Ryan Naidoo – Flip to fakie

16 Nero trying to control the kids

Andrew Nero trying to control the kids


The Winners

17 winners


19 pinki


20 brain


21 monster mall grab

Monster Mallgrab

22 drank that drank

Drank that drank

23 cape flats represent

Cape Flats Represent