Saturday 20th August 2011 was the date that held the biggest skate event that the UK has ever seen and it landed in the capital. Old Spitalfields Market in East London was the venue for some of the best skaters in Europe along with over 10,000 spectators and it did not disappoint.
To create the course Vans selected obstacles from Cliché, Superdead and Death Skateboards in recognition of their creative designs, and they were a treat for the skaters as these obstacles were there for one day only!
This is normally the moment where I wax lyrical about who did what and what won whoever something but not this time. The video is so damn good that it can speak for itself and you’ll get much more excited by watching it then reading it! Look out for the moves from Danny Brady over Cliché’s Tower Bridge obstacle and Chris Pfanner with his trademark F/S melon flip.
Vans Downtown Showdown 2011 – Highlights >>
1st – Anti
2nd – Element Europe
3rd – Enjoi
4th – Superdead
Death Skateboards Obstacle 3rd: EUR 500 Danny Brady
Death Skateboards Obstacle 2nd: EUR 800 Ben Raemers
Death Skateboards Obstacle 1st: EUR 1,500 Phil Zwijsen
Cliche Obstacle 3rd: EUR 500 Dallas Rockvam
Cliche Obstacle 2nd: EUR 800 Chris Oliver
Cliche Obstacle 1st: EUR 1,500 Danny Brady
Superdead Obstacle 3rd: EUR 500 Rob Smith
Superdead Obstacle 2nd: EUR 800 Chris Pfanner
Superdead Obstacle 1st: EUR 1,500 Nassim Guammaz
Best Am: EUR 1,000 Nassim Guammaz
Best Pro: EUR 1,500 Danny Brady
MONSTER RIPPER award EUR 1,000 Flo Mirtain
4rth Team of the day: EUR 6,000 Superdead
3rd Team of the day: EUR 8,000 Enjoi
2nd Team of the day: EUR 10,000 ELEMENT EUROPE
1st Team of the day EUR 14,000 Antiz