Indoor jam’s a flier

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It’s not your usual nightclub fodder – skateboarders tearing up an indoor halfpipe. 

Seasonal worker Woody Wilkin dominated Revolver bar’s second Mini Ramp Skate Jam last Wednesday taking home a new skateboard and other goodies from Quest for best overall performance. 

“There was a load of great guys there. I was pretty stoked when I found out I did win,” Wilkin says. 

Wilkin, 20, rides for his hometown skate shop in Kent, England. He’s tested his talent in jams there, but was impressed with what Wakatipu locals pulled out and can’t wait for the next installment. 

“I’ll definitely 100 per cent be there,” he says. 

The next skate jam is booked for October 20. The 1.5 metre-high removable ramp is usually erected from Monday to Wednesday inside the bar. 

Scott Te Au, 23, who judged on the night, says some of Wilkin’s combinations nailed him top spot. 

“He basically just landed all the tricks,” he says, adding that the standards were upped when the field was whittled down to a 10-person final.