4 August 2012, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam – FREE EVENT — STARTS 12PM
prizemoney 50.000 €
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Once again FIAT Freestyle Team will support Vans Downtown Showdown.
Skaters, staff and media will have FIAT Freestyle Team cars at their disposal for every movement.
Eleven of the best international skate teams will be competing at the historic Westergasfabriek of Amsterdam on 4th August 2012 in a contest renowned to test skill, flare and creativity. Far removed from the usual format of any other skateboarding competition – and elevated to an international level in 2012 — the Vans Downtown Showdown will take place on special customized ramps, designed by the invited teams themselves.
With Amsterdam’s rich history and culture the theme of the event, there are unlimited options for the designs of the obstacles. Four ideas from Flip Skateboards, Palace, Blueprint and Antiz have been selected, and will be brought to life for the contest. Between professional pride and the sizable €50,000 prize purse, the very best in European and US skateboarding talent have signed up for a chance to write their name in history.
In addition to watching world class skateboarding, there will be endless things to do at the event, including a celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Vans Half Cab shoe, hosted by skateboarding legend Steve Caballero to open the event Thursday evening the 2nd of August, an exclusive premiere of the Bones Brigade Documentary, Friday August 3rd, and the Monster Music Night with very special music guests following the skate event Saturday evening. All events will take place at the Westergasfabriek of Amsterdam. Stay tuned for more details as the event approaches.
With Torino, Hamburg and London the previous settings for the European Vans Downtown Showdown, expectations this year are higher than ever before as Vans and the competitors push hard to surpass the already extremely high standard of the contest.
SAM PARTAIX (PRO OF THE DAY, DTSD HAMBURG)
DANNY BRADY (PRO OF THE DAY, DTSD LONDON)
PHIL ZWIJSEN (AM OF THE DAY, IN DTSD TORINO & DTSD HAMBURG)
NASSIM GUAMMAZ (AM OF THE DAY, IN DTSD LONDON)