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COPENHAGEN PRO — A Retrospective

“We don’t want to fade away. We want to go out burning.” It’s very un-American to call it quits while on top. So perhaps that’s why it seemed so strange to us here in The States when the founders of the notorious Copenhagen Pro contest announced that 2013 would be the event’s final year. Since its inception in 2007, CPH Pro had only exponentially gained momentum in terms of audience and participation, and seemed like it was just now reaching its full potential. The contest quickly became the European contest, and served as a striking reminder that it’s not necessarily gold medals, mega purses, or cash prizes that generate excitement within a skate contestâ€â€it’s the overall experience that matters. And from the Ring Of Fire to the Death Race to the Whole Roasted Pig, CPH Pro knew how to create one of the best experiences in skateboard history. While the contest will be greatly missed, we also know this is only the first chapter for Simon, Camilla, and William. “Now it’s time to move on and do something different… I don’t know what we’re going to do, but we’re going to do something else.â€ï† We’re waiting.

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