By Andres Pachon
A. Pachon, a journalist and skateboard addict, is a full-time writer for SHIT® Magazine.
Back in 2016, Red Bull gave Alex Sorgente, Milton Martinez and Jan Hoffman a chance to accomplish a once in a lifetime experience; to be able to skate one of the biggest and most amazing scenarios that was NOT designed to skate but is almost the perfect spot to do it!
Opened in 2008, the Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark in Dubai is one of the biggest and most famous waterparks in the world. Dubai is very well known for its luxury and top of the notch entertainment. This park lives up to its standards.
The entire park gets drained once a year for a full maintenance, perfect opportunity that the Red Bull team saw to make one of the most insane videos recorded to this date, after a few shy attempts on the unknown, the 3 dudes went full power on the structures and took advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity.
A Skater's Dream
The skaters were able to skate on the Zoomerango and Aquaconda – this last one being the world’s largest waterslide. Both of them were drained and prepared for these 3 guys to achieve amazing footage that will give you chills, one of the most exciting moments is to see Sorgente, pulling off a frontside flip in the Zoomerango, a HUGE green tongue like structure that is over 40ft high!
“I never had the chance to skate in a waterpark before, the slides were huge and a real challenge, kind of scary but very cool. My favourite part was the roll into the giant bank wall, I’ve never skated a wall so tall in my life,” said Alex about the experience.
In the last few seconds of the footage, we can see CRAZY aerial shots of Sorgente serpentine down on the Aquaconda with no protection whatsoever like it's no big deal, having a pretty insane fall under his feet!
Over 20 people made the production crew, whose task was to capture this amazing experience!
- Goofy, Age 22, Lake Worth USA
- United States, Americas Region
- Instagram: @alexsorgente
- Red Bull, Oakley, Grind for Life, adidas, Spitfire, Bronson, MOB Griptape, Independent Trucks, Plan B
- Goofy, Age 29, Mar del Plata ARG
- Argentina, Americas Region
- Instagram: @miltonmartinez
- Red Bull, Converse, Indy, Creature, OJ Wheels, Bronson, Shifty Skate Shop, Volcom
- Age 24, United Arab Emirates ARE
- United Arab Emirates, Asia Region
- Red Bull
There you have it my dudes and dudettes, one more thing to add to the skateboarders wish list, to get out of the empty pool and start skating in a freaking luxury water park in DUBAI!! If you haven't seen the footage already, make sure to check it out below!
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