by Vans Europe.
Skate highlights from the ANTIZ Obstacle at the 2012 Vans Downtown Showdown fueled by Monster Energy.
The Antiz Obstacle rose above the venue floor like a classical Dutch Windmill on Acid. Rob Smith took first place by skating every angle, while Ben Nordberg’s backside nose blunt on the extension ricocheted into applause that reverberated off the walls.
Vans Legends Steve Caballero, Tony Alva & Ray Barbee were in attendance all day and helped hand out prizes with Tommy Guerrero, including massive rounds of Gouda cheese for all the winners and a custom made Charge bicycle for the First Place Team, Best Pro & Best Am. The first place team overall was Flip. Element came in 2nd place, Antiz took 3rd place and Toy Machine was a solid 4th.
“We merged the Antiz spirit and the Amsterdam windmill
cultural symbol into a four faced obstacle, with many combos to do. Watch your landing! Do not come through the floor of this haunted dump.” -Hugo Liard