A cross-section of characters

Maloof NYC brought many skaters that normally don't show up at competition events out of the woodwork. With a really well-built and fun street course, the allure of a trip to New York City and lots of dough on the line, some just couldn't resist. It's not every day that you see Brian "Slash" Hanson doing frontside noseslides in front of a contest crowd. (Photo: Allen Ying)