Downtown Showdown

Vans Downtown Showdown on the Web

Watch one of the most unique skate contests around when Vans webcasts the 2nd Annual Downtown Showdown Sunday, September 3 at 4 pm PST. We’ve invited top skateboard companies and their riders to submit designs for one of four obstacles as part of the Showdown, set in the backlot at Paramount Studios. We then asked each company to bring their best pros and ams to fight it out for an $85,000 prize purse.

Who: The top teams in skateboarding, including Alien Workshop, Baker, Birdhouse, Element, Enjoi, Foundation, Girl, Real, Toy Machine and Zero.

What: Each team will session four unique, custom-made obstacles in a round-robin format with awards going out for top team, best pro, rookie of the year and best performance by obstacle.

Obstacles: Enjoi – Dick Gauntlet
Real – Hella Hyphy Bank
Girl – Mini Mega
Element – Double Down

When: Sunday, September 3 at 4:00 pm PST (sorry, the event is invite only as space is tight!)

Webcast: Watch the Downtown Showdown in its entirety at and catch results, photos and coverage at before, during and after the event in Vans’ live event blog.

Television: The Vans Downtown Showdown will air on Friday, October 27 during the Vans Off the Wall hour on Fox Sports Net from 3 – 4 pm with subsequent airings on the FUEL action sports network.

The Vans Downtown Showdown is made possible by Rockstar Energy Drink and Scion.

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