Shanghai, China "3 Stripe Skate Hype" Trip Photos

We were honored to be invited and participate in this years 2nd Annual, “3 Stripe Skate Hype” (July 14-24), in Shanghai, China, created by FLY Skateshop, Original Heads (from Canada/China), and adidas Skateboarding. Invited attendees consisted of various artists, photographers, filmer, and an awesome logistical team of event organizers, all for the benefit of skateboarding.
Artists and photographers were asked to create their works on select obstacles along with filling a large gallery space with original art, while all being housed in a unique setting in China.

The location was the Shanghai Sculpture Space. On July 19, the event began with an open-house for artist-installation, along with a massive 48 hour build of the interior by 50 or so park builders.

From July 20-22nd, the largest contingent of the best skateboarders from China gathered to compete and show us all how healthy their skateboarding scene truly was. Also in attendance was the adidas Skateboarding team, judging and putting on a demo intermittently throughout the event.

Regardless of the heat and humidity (which I kinda enjoyed after 5 or so days), it was nothing short of an amazing experience, as the group that I was honored to participate with would contest to. The outcome of their hard work and dedication paid-off in many ways.

Fortunately, we had the opportunity to venture out and explore one of the most modern cities in China.
The experience was not only humbling in many ways but eye-opening in the most positive light.

The photos below are essentially “trip photos.” A montage of the artshow and skatepark is below along with links to complete coverage of the contest provided at the very bottom.

Thanks to everyone who participated towards the planning of this trip and all those that attended.

Invited Artists, Photographers & Filmer:
Andrew Pommier
Matt Irving
Sandro Grison & Color Magazine
Allister Lee (ALIST))
Benjamin Deberdt & Kingpin Skateboarding Magazine
Mark FOS Foster & Heroin Skateboards
Kirk Dianda
Yong-Ki Chang x Hessenmob Skateboards x 3131 (featuring Isaac McKay-Randozzi)
Fan (photographer)
Thrasher (artist)

Mahalo’s for EVERYTHING to:
Tim Sedo (Original Heads)
Jeff Han (FLY Skateshop, China)
Mat Morgan (Original Heads)
Matt Irving
Brian Smith
The Shanghai Connects (That’s Everyone Involved!)
adidas Skateboarding

- Yong-Ki Chang

For complete photo-blog on the skatepark, the skateboarding contest and the awards party, check out:

Skate Here: The Building of a Skatepark
Skate Here Part 1: Art Installation & Press Conference
Skate Here Part 2: Contest Skating
Skate Here Part 3: Contest Finals
Skate Here Part 4: After Party

Color Magazine Flickr Photos
Kirk Dianda Flickr Photos
Benjamin Deberdt Photos