RULES BATTLE AT THE BERRICS This is flatground only, but that doesn’t mean anything Defensive toe drag has a bigger margin for error,. Submission Rules: 1. Skateboarding Pictures and Videos Only. YOUR POST MUST CONTAIN VIDEOS AND/OR PICTURES OF. The only acceptable reason to go on the Berrics is if it’s BATB and Luan is one of the two . Berrics has been going downhill for a long time.

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Basketball’s March Madness and soccer’s World Cup have many great visualizations. Skateboarding’s Battle at the Berrics doesn’t. As a skateboarding fan, I decided to make one.

Battle at the Berrics

If you know nothing about skateboarding, I hope this gives you an overview of the exciting competition. If you’re a skateboarder, I ryles this provides a fun summary and additional insight.

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Email yourself a link. Before we begin, let’s look at the first match in the tournament:. After beating Chhandy Khon, Eric Koston won 2 more matches, making it to the semi-finals where Luan Oliveira defeated him. The length of matches varied greatly, between 8 and 58 different tricks.

Surprisingly, the longest matches weren’t in the final rounds. It took Cody Cepeda over twice as many tricks to win in the second round as it did to win in the final round.



Grouping matches by the final scorewe see nine were shutouts and in nine others the winner won by a single point SKAT v. Shutouts tended to be shorter.

An exception was Nyjah Huston’s 23 trick streak to defeat Gavin Nolan. This shows us some exciting comebacks. Cody was rjles point away from being eliminated in the first round after his opponent landed 32 tricks in a row the longest streak of the tournament but miraculously turned the game around.

He won with the same trick he used to finish off Tom Asta in round 3 and get a point on Luan Oliveria in the final: Winning rock-paper-scissors and starting on offense was not a significant advantage.

BATB X — There Are Rules | The Berrics

Most matches started the same way: No two matches were the same: The Flip was the most-popular trick. The Nollie Heelflip was the most-made trick. Among more popular tricks, the Switch Double Heelflip was the most-missed. No one landed it on defense.

Tricks can be grouped into four stances: This allows us to see which tricks each skater tried and which they missed. If you ever find yourself facing off against Cody, you should practice your Nollie tricks. Cody tried 16 different Nollie tricks. Despite being in 5 rounds, Cody only missed 12 different tricks. Eric Koston had a very different repertorie.


Koston tried only one Nollie trick on Offense. Looking at Koston’s misseshalf were heelflip variations. Generally, skaters who made it further in the tournament landed more of their tricks. Trent McClung was an exception to this rule. He had the third-highest make perctange but had the disadvantage of facing off against Cody in the first round.

Below is the championship match. Watch to see the excitement leading up to Cody’s win and Luan’s incredible style.

You may be wondering “How does a skateboard match work? Before we begin, let’s look at the first berrlcs in the tournament: Zooming out, we can see the whole tournament.

Discarding the bracket, let’s compare matches by their length. Diving deeper, we can compare the timeline of each match. Let’s group these timelines again, this time bzttle trick instead of by match. Next, let’s breakout the tricks again, this time by skater. Finally, let’s put aside the tricks and compare skaters.

But, these visualizations didn’t capture everything Intro Matches Tricks Skaters Outro. Designed and coded by George Murphy.