Tuesday, October 19, 2010

2010 Vans Downtown Showdown

The 6th annual Vans Downtown Showdown was crazy. This year, Foundation, Zero, Black Label and the Pretzel grip aka Beauty & The Beast teams each built a gnarly obstacle at the Paramount studios back lot that is a replica of a New York City block. 8 of the top teams in skateboarding battle it out against each other on each obstacle. At the end of the evening, Girl and Anti-Hero (Pretzel Grip) came out on top and claimed $30,000. Vincent Alvarez completely destroyed all the obstacles he skated and was named top pro and pocketed $7,500. Foundation’s Nick Merlino claimed the top am spot and $7,500 as well.
Overall Team Results: See full results here
1. Girl/Anti Hero (Pretzel Grip)
2. Zero
3. Powell Peralta
4. Element
5. Foundation
6. Blind
7. Black Label
8. Toy Machine
The first obstacle is from Pretzel Grip. The idea behind it is speed. It is a time trial with everyone racing to have the fastest time flying through the course figure 8 style. Stay tuned for the other 3 obstacles from Black Label, Zero and Foundation tonight and tomorrow right here at skateboarding.com.

Break Sunday Sk8rock 2010 Final Series

Kumaha damang, Bandung?
Setelah sukses BREAK SUNDAY SK8ROCK (BSS) 2010 seri kedua di Ketabang Kali Skatepark Surabaya, untuk Seri Final ini BSS akan diadakan di Bandung Supermall – Bandung – Jawa Barat. Event BSS adalah salah satu event skate competition yang paling di tunggu-tunggu oleh para skateboarders seantero Indonesia di tahun 2010 ini.
BSS kali ini akan mempertandingkan 3 divisi skate competition yaitu : ‘Grom U/15’, ‘Street Beginner’ dan ‘Street Open’. Di BSS Final Seri ini memperebutkan Juara Nasional BSS dari jumlah point 3 Seri BSS. Tidak heran kalau BSS sampai sebegitu dinantinya, karena BSS tidak hanya menyediakan hadiah yang berlimpah, tapi juga para skateboarders dan penonton yang beruntung bakal  mendapatkan product toss. Serta dimanjakan dengan live performance dari beberapa band local seperti THE SLAVE, INSULINCOMA dan ditutup oleh ROSEMARY.