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VANS Downtown Showdown rocks London

Photo by Matthew Bromley: Samual Partaixwallrides.

This weekend’s Downtown Showdown organised by VANS went off in fine style. The Spitalfields crowds were spoilt for choice with guest pro’s Alva, Rowley, Dollin, AVE and Pfanner teaming up with Vans legend, Steve Van Doren himself to bring the capital a top day out.

Despite the classic British weather that brough sunshine and showers, the skateboarding impressed with sponsored riders from Alis, Death, Palace, Blueprint, Antiz, Cliche, Enjoi, Element (Europe), Superdead and Yama getting amongst the obstacles on show built by the teams themselves. Our favourite being Death Skateboards’ Ripper Alley, that had whippy transitions, concrete coping, a bank to wall, a hip and a rails within its design.

Overall, this was the biggest skateboard event to grace London in a while. The highlight of the day being Steve Van Doren, walking around with a smile on his face serving people pizza! Look out for an interview with Dustin Dollin from the event on here soon.


Death Skateboards Obstacle

1st: Phil Zwijsen – EUR 1,500
2nd: Ben Raemers – EUR 800
3rd: Danny Brady – EUR 500

Cliche Obstacle

1st: Danny Brady – EUR 1,500
2nd: Chris Oliver – EUR 800
3rd: Dallas Rockvam – EUR 500

Superdead Obstacle

1st: Nassim Guammaz – EUR 1,500
2nd: Chris Pfanner – EUR 800
3rd: Rob Smith – EUR 500

Best Pro: Danny Brady – EUR 1,500

Best Am: Nassim Guammaz – EUR 1,000


Flo Mirtain EUR 1,000

Team of the Day:

1st Antiz – EUR 14,000
2nd Element Europe – EUR 10,000
3rd Enjoi – EUR 8,000
4th Superdead – EUR 6,000

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