In the video above appears Jamie Foy, Zion Wright, and Ryan Sheckler at Kona Skatepark.
Video by: Alex Kinter
Kona was stoked to host the Red Bull “Drop In” Tour on Wednesday, February 20th.
The weather was looking bad and we thought a rainy school night would produce a low turnout. But Thrasher Magazine’s Skater Of The Year Jamie Foy, Real Skateboards pro Zion Wright and last-minute addition Red Bull Pro, Ryan Sheckler, sat for hours signing autographs for a seemingly endless line of Jacksonville’s skateboarding finest. The rain didn’t hit until the actual minute the Pro’s arrived, so, unfortunately, they never got a chance to skate. But huge sessions in the street course and other areas of the park were ensuing for several hours leading up to their arrival.
Burgers and Hot Dogs were flowing off the grill and Red Bull had a DJ throwing out tunes . . . until the eventual falling out of the skies. But that didn’t deter anyone from having fun and the skating continued for a while even as the rain came down. Hoping it would pass quickly, many stayed outside under tents and shelters, while the Kona Clubhouse was standing room only for one of the largest autograph lines I have seen. It was reminiscent of a Tony Hawk Tour. Jamie, Zion, and Ryan were all super cool and took their time with everyone in line. Taking selfies, chugging Red Bulls with fans, and even signing a butt cheek or two were not a problem.