BOSS Skates Their Way The Third Time

Last update: 23/03/2015

By Mardhiah Munir and Amira Syazwani


KUALA LUMPUR, March 23 -- Old Skool Slammer Skate Jam Competition was organised by Brotherhood Old Skool Skater (BOSS) at Kompleks Sukan Bukit Kiara for the third time this year.


The competition, held on March 15, was open to all, offering cash prizes as well as products from the sponsors. There were three categories in this competition, Old Skool for those who were 35 years and above, the open category and the below 17 category. More than 100 participants took part that day.


BOSS, formed in June 2012 is a skater group consists of Malaysian old skaters, who were active skaters back in the 80s and 90s.


The president, Mohd AlJefferi Mohd Zam said, BOSS was a happy skater family with a mission to gather old school friends from generation to generation under one roof. It is also open to the new generation of skate lovers, he added.

According to him, some of the skaters started as BMX racers and street freestyle skaters. Thanks to Facebook, they managed to regroup where they eventually formed BOSS.


BOSS had held numerous activities and competitions for the past three years and received a lot of feedback and participation from the public.


UNITED IN PASSION


One of the participants was Tengku Djan Ley Tengku Mahaleel, Malaysia's professional drift driver who has taken part in the D1 Grand Prix racing series. Tengku Djan, who took home the main prize for the old school category, said he started skateboarding in 1986 but switched his focus to drifting as he felt he had more potential in that field. "I plan to teach my three-year-old son to skate as soon as he reaches five because skateboarding can teach you a lot of skills especially balancing," he added.


Meanwhile, Kamal, a 10-year-old participant said he had been playing skateboard since he was seven years old.


The student of SK Saujana Utama is under sponsorship of Dcshoecousa, a famous skateboarding brand.


According to AlJefferi, BOSS is a community, not a club and it is open to all skateboarders. Those interested in joining the community, can contact them on Facebook.


The winners of that day were Tengku Djan Ley (1st place), Zaman (2nd place) for the old skool category, Alif Suhaimi and Adam Zari for the open category, Muhammad Yazid and Ian Nuriman Amri for the below 17 category.

-- BERNAMA