Redbull Hart Lines 2016 event schedule

Redbull Hartlines 2016 flyer

 returns to Hart Plaza on Detroit's waterfront for it's second season. Building on last years success, Hart lines has expanded the course a bit and has given 12 local skaters from six shops (People skateshop, Refuge, Launch, Plus, Pigeon, Modern) a chance to battle it out in the Motor City Grind shop contest on Saturday May 14th 2016 from 11-noon on the same course that will be skated by the pros.

Tony melon plant off the fist in Detroit(photo: Eddie Liddy)
I can't speak for the other shops, but we're sending Tony Christopher and Anthony Marcus and have a good shot at taking the title home!

Here is the full event schedule:

be warned, the Hartlines time schedule is subject to change. May showers are always a possibility in Detroit and will likely cause delays or changes. We will do our best to update if anything changes.

Saturday, May 14

  • 9am - 11am: Motor City Grind Shop Battle Practice
  • 11am: Venue opens to public
  • 10:30am: Motor City Grind Shop Battle Riders’ Meeting
  • 11am - 12pm: Motor City Grind Shop Battle Contest
    • Six Shops, two skaters per Shop
    • Scoring and rules are the same as the main event, except
      • Each skater gets one run in each Lane
      • Lowest score from each shop per lane gets dropped
      • Shop’s final score is the best score from Lane 1 and Lane 2 averaged
  • 12pm: Motor City Grind Shop Battle Awards
  • 12:15pm – 1:45pm: Practice
  • 2pm - 5pm: Qualifiers
    • Skaters broken into two heats
    • Two runs on each lane, best run from each counts
    • Order of skating:
      • Heat 1, Lane 1 - both runs
      • Heat 2, Lane 1 - both runs
      • Heat 1, Lane 2 - both runs
      • Heat 2, Lane 2 - both runs
    • Skate in forward direction, no stopping or redos
    • Each obstacle in each Lane may only be hit once in each Run
    • Best run from each lane averaged to determine final score
    • Each run is timed
      • Average time from highest scored Run in each lane will be used to calculate overall placing for time
      • Placing in terms of time is subtracted from overall average to determine overall placing
      • Maximum time penalty deduction is 10
      • Example: If average of best scores from Lane 1 and Lane 2 is 79 and skater is the 3rd fastest clocked time based on those two runs, the final score for overall placing is 79 minus 3 = 76
    • Ties will be broken by going to the second runs for each skater. If second run scores tie, it will be broken by the Head Judge
    • Top seven qualify for Finals
    • Skate against top five from 2015

Sunday, May 15 - LIVE BROADCAST AT

  • 10am - 1:45pm: Practice for Finalists only
  • 11am: Venue opens to public
  • 2pm - Live Broadcast starts
  • 2:15pm: Opening Ceremony, National Anthem, and Finals
    • Order of skaters
      • Top five from 2015 will skate in reverse order
        • Ryan Decenzo, Evan Smith, Chris Cole, Ryan Sheckler, Curren Caples (based on skaters attending the event)
    • Seven from Qualifiers will skate next in reverse order
    • One heat
    • Same format as above
  • Best Trick Contest immediately following
    • Cash for tricks
    • Set of BFGoodrich tires to the best overall
  • Awards
  • 7pm: After-Party - details TBD

Anthony Marcus - Madonna Photo: Daniel Stelly

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