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The Istanbul Qualifiers for the 2016 Turkish Skateboarding Championships went down on 25 June, 2016 and brought forward Istanbul’s top rippers to Kalamis Skatepark to compete for cash prizes and a spot in the finals the following day. In the end, 2015 Turkish champ Adem Ustaoglu walked home with the top spot and a cool 300TL in the bank.

Thank to The Roof Skateshop, Noire Skateboards, X4Tune Skateshop, Ala Skateboards, and everyone else for their support and for making sure things went down smoothly!

Results

  1. Adem Ustaoglu – 800TL
  2. Yusuf Duran – 450TL
  3. Kadir Kiraz – 250 TL

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RedBull took care of the shade, sound, and beverages for the day. Thanks guys!

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Horns from DJ Anil aka dZr0, making the sound happen all weekend 🤘

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Fancy boats and a good views set the scene for the Turkish Skateboarding Championships Istanbul Qualifiers.

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This kid was ripping all weekend. Boardslide from Deniz Mahmut Saadet.

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Nickflip noseslide from Nike-Adidas guy.

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Adem takes care of some axel slip during his run.

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Axels are set and ready to pull through a 5-0.

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Yusuf comes through with a clean back T.

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Kadir pull through with the quickness; fifty up to no comply 180.

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This young ripper was killing all weekend. 5050 180 out and into the finals the following day.

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Stefan from Izmir boardslides up and across for the crowd.

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The score has been settled; this dude’s Thrasher tat is way tougher than yours.

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Skating, destroying, and hardflipping into a 5050 grind.

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Sunset wallie.

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Kadir closes it down with a fast plant.

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Congrats to Yusuf, Adem, and Kadir for killing it in the heat all day and coming out with some cash!

All content: Mike Chinner