WORDS Marcus Bandy & Greg Noble PHOTOS Erick Barrandey & Marcus Bandy
I’m not looking to run my mouth much here. I don’t think the Bayou Battle warrants too much more talking and verbage. I’m feelin’ a less rattle more roll vibe right now. Anyway, I’ll just let this event and the Houston, Texas shred community shine for themselves—through the tight community they have built—through their obvious love for skating of all types—and via what we here at Wheelbase were able to capture of their fun-ass-shit-three-day-skate-event.
Bottom line, the Bayou Battle was one of the sickest & most refreshing events I’ve been to in a long time. I want to see sanctioned garage racing grow and grow. Thank you Greg Noble of Team NoBull, thank you Scotty, Zac, and crew of Carve Skate Shop, and thanks to all the Texas skate homies for the stoke and hospitality. I am truly inspired and so very grateful for all your kindness and support. Please enjoy our Bayou Battle recap. Shredlove!
Bayou Battle, 2015 Garage Race Video:
It’s so awesome that we pulled this off, and blew past our wildest expectations. Beyond hoping that legal garage racing events will spread because of the Bayou Battle, we are most excited for next year! The Hobby Center has asked us back and next year we will be shutting the road down outside the garage as well as we’ll have the garage for the entire day. This will assure a different yet better/expanded race format and tons more stoke and gnar! So put us on your calendar for 2016! Come Race Us, Y’all! – Greg Noble (Team NoBull)
Bayou Battle Garage Race (Open)
1st. Ray Adams
2nd. Luis Hernandez
3rd. Brandon Adams
Bayou Battle Garage Race (Women’s)
1st. Taylor Jandl
2nd. Katie Neilson
3rd. Anna O’Neill
Bayou Battle LDP Race (Open)
1st. Kasper Heinrici
2nd. Jeff Vyain
3rd. Joey Manette (1-Grom)
Bayou Battle LDP Race (Woman’s)
1st. Anna O’Neill
EZ 7 Ditch, Carve Skate Shop Curb, & Skatepark Sessions
1st. Everyone who skated and smiled
2nd. Anyone who cheered
3rd. People who filmed and/or took photos
First off we’d like to thank Greg Noble & Scotty Sheridan of Team NoBull and Carve Skate Shop, respectively. Without their dedication and passion for skateboarding in the Houston, Tx scene this would not have been possible!! We’d like to also thank the following: The Hobby Center for becoming the host of the now annual NoBull Bayou Battle, Carve Skateshop For Co-Hosting and putting up the $6000 purse making this one of the richest podiums in the racing scene. Lucky Buddha Beer for quenching our thirst, Jenni’s Noodle House for feeding us, Clayton Nalley’s dad for letting us have an epic after party at his warehouse till dawn, Waterloo Wheel Designs & it’s owner and Team NoBull’s Race Team Captain Zac Sharp for his stoke, Bombsquad Longboarding and its owners Wes Coleman & Tanner Lesser for supporting the Texas scene Coast Longboarding & Bricin Lyons For the coveted Coast Medals, the Maryhill Rats & Deano for contributing some FreeRide passes to the winners, 311 Skateboards for the trophy Bayou Battle custom board which went to winner Ray Adams, the IDSA and Jonathan Strauss for supporting and sanctioning the event to include securing the insurance, all the skaters that came out to be a part of history, all the sponsors that made a couple hundred skaters stoked, Push Culture, Paris Trucks, Bones, Cheetah Oil, Crossroads, Bustin, Madrid, Sector9, Nebular Skateboards Caliber, Landyatchz, G Form, Gullwing Truck Co, Rayne Longboards,These Wheels, Divine, She Shreds, Venom, Ronin, Magic Bearings, Riot Boardsports, Orangatang, Loaded Boards, Original Skateboards, Whiplash Graphics, Luxe Trucks, Gravity, Earthwing, Vicious Grip, Remember, Galaxy Urethane, Insanity Boardshop, Authentik, Riptide, Pantheon, Arbor, Bones, Dave’s Hippy Oil, Southside Skatepark, Surfhouse, Lee & Joe Jamail Skatepark, Spring Skatepark, Texas, Houston, and lastly a huge hat tip to all the Texan skaters who make up one of the raddest and rawest skate scenes in the entire world!! Next year’s event cant come soon enough!