Vans Downtown Showdown London video part 1

I’m sure it’s safe to say that you’ve all probably already seen the edits and highlights of the brilliant Vans Downtown Showdown skate event that was held in London in August this month. Instead of covering the event trick by trick, we decided to focus on an alternative view with the help of hardworking artist, French as he designed the artwork. So this video series will cover the Showdown itself, a guest pro interview and an insight into French’s daily life as part of our Day In The Life skate art series that will all make sense on Halloween this year.

In the first part of three episodes, we kick off the day in question at French’s gaff by waking up the Antiz guys and heading over to Spitalfields Market to see what went down. Be sure to tune in next week where we interviewed ‘The Mayor of the Piss Drunks’ and Vans pro Dustin Dollin.

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Rayleigh Jam footage from Monster Network

The Essex skate scene are busy right now as ever. Not only have they just completed the annual Lords of the Sword filming for you to vote the winner on here in 2 weeks time, the locals of Rayleigh had a summer jam with Switch Skate shop. Watch all of Monster Network’s coverage featuring Barry Dring, Nigel Davies, Warren ‘Great Tricks’, Glenn Steed, Sean Kelly, Wil Thompson, George Gough, Sonny Treffers and more in the video edit below.

Visit Switch this week to pick up Lakai shoes for £35!

Rayleigh Skateboard Comp Results Aug 29th 2011

Under 16’s
1st Place – Salar Kooshki
2nd Place – Harry Emmanouilidis
3rd Place – George Wren

Over 16’s
1st Place – Laurie Colley
2nd Place – Sonny Treffers
3rd Place – Barry Dring

1st Place – David Watson
2nd Place – Nick Remon
3rd Place – Nelson Ortiz

S.K.A.T.E Champion
Cameron Snow

Best Trick

Salar Kooshki – Kickflip into bank/360 Flip off Quarter pipe

Competitions Win

Win a VANS Downtown Showdown package!

The VANS European Downtown Showdown be held on the Saturday 20th August in Old Spitalfields Market, London and will be a free event for all. 50’000 Euro’s will be up for grabs for those pro riders invited to partake so get this in your diary and see one of the best skate events London will see in years!

To celebrate this gathering, VANS have sent us some brand new Rowley SPV’s, a limited edition art print designed by French and signed by Chris Pfanner, AVE, Dustin Dollin, Geoff Rowley, Tony Alva and Steve Van Doren, who will all be at the event as guests, plus a bunch of VANS apparel will be chucked into this package!

To enter, like the Crossfire Facebook page as we will be contacting you if you win from there only and answer this question below tied in with this new VANS Europe video. Find VANS on facebook too here.


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Death Day announced for Shoreham Bowl on Sunday July 10th

Death Skateboards have announced today that Sunday July 10th will now be christened as Death Day at Shoreham’s concrete bowl. Expect Death Skateboards and Urethane team rider to be present including Benson, Steak, Rhys Grogan, Boots, Calow, Moss, Patrick, Garbett, Questions, Nowik, Sweeney, The Plasterer, Cov Sid and various guests. This should be one hell of a session.

The jam will be followed by Duane Peter’s band the U.S Bombs playing live at The Hydrant, so get your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment on the night. Spread that word.