Back to the Beach
Vans’ Downtown Showdown returns to the sand with a flood of familiar faces and some surprising new ones. Does this mean America’s back?! Burnout investigates.
Where is this thing?
Spot Grosso in this photo and win an appraisal of your substandard eggplant form
KOTR fans, they love the beach. Nice to meet y’all
Master of all he surveys…
Okay, here we go
Should we start?
ET kicks it off with a wicked tré over the hazardous Quasi diamond plate obstacle
Berle… nothing is impossible
RoZo gets his licks in early with the ungodly switch hard
Look at the green bounce on C-Cup’s wallride!
Una and Hannah. “Where do we start?”
Dylan Witkin kicks into a hellacious frontal. Wow!
Cookie over the shark obstacle
Tyson on kf grind
David Reyes was on fire all weekend. Front crooks from the shark bank
Cocona sails a crail. She’s sick!
Elijah, salmon grind
Imagine if 360 flip NBS was a normal thing for you
The Baker mushroom obstacle!
Definitely a fave. Julian on an ill tré
Our guy Lui, double threat
Lil’ Zion, back heel
Cookie, back 3
Spinosi, nose bump fs 360 out
Rom over Ron, crowd pleasing!
“Yeah, but the whole durometer rating system can be counterintuitive…”
Max and Kirb, Baker Boys fam
Firefighter’s eye view of Braden’s personal fire, BS NBS style!
“The judges are gonna want to see something switch over there…”
Big fs flip
Foy made it! Heelflip
Van Vark was on one. Diabolical rail and wall work
The Scramble’s Jhancarlos, 360 over the car
Sometimes you gotta remind them to give you your best-trick money
Around the world air
Looks like Roman’s recovery is working out
This is a boneless. I know!
Hoban did this one a few times
Cocona on kf
He’s a cowboy… on a seven-ply he rides
Child’s play to big Kirb
And then the closeout kf indy over the onion. Insane, Ro-Ro
Anyone like… art?
Oh, hey guys
Axel to axle
If you’re catching air in HB, best make those Hosoi lips. Right, GT?
Another Scramble alumni, Giovanni fs half-Cabs into a back Smith. Because he’s insane
Jackie Michel, melon leap after a heavy slam
Yuto missed the cut?! He’s human after all
Kadow made it! Wicked double or triple (?) kf attempt down the Hockey box
Who’s this hairy handplanter??
Of course it’s Nicole
Tyson busting out
Foy has surprisingly sick transition skills. Caballaeriel on the big QP
Zion’s patented hand-switching bs 360 to fakie. Very McGIll-esque
Did someone say something about Ardex??
Mae-Mae, up to lipper
Nora was there! FF lien to tail
Some Sandoval magic. Egg
And the big frontal
Mason was on one, too
Even had his own cheering section
So glad we can finally shake hands again…
Under the shade, a flood of familiar faces. Chandler and his partner Mike
Rhino and his bro Braden
This patient crew
Zach, Saloman and Daiki
Tyson with a freshie
Matt and Kirb, looking good
Excuse me, Mr Rogers is in need of his massage now
Oh, hi, Mami
Dan Rogers on hot dish
Blake and Steak and them
Not stingy with the accolades either
Lil Glickwich? Not bad
Haley Wilson, sick AF!
Farrar buries a crooks
Christian Dufrene RIPS!
Our guy Patrick Praman, nollie heel nose the 15
Zoey from China, backside 5-0
Nollie, mind you
Everyone’s new fave, Shiloh Catori charged the bar
Tré flip to nose from Domo
Blake… you know it’s switch
Aussie powerhouse Kieran Woolley, gap attack!
And hop to bash
Shawn Hale always has the wildest shit. 180 fakie 5-0 Godoy drop off the edge
D Loy, to tail
More doubles action! Zion recruited Ron for a little flare in his run
Not that he needs much help in that department
Find the Widdip in this crowd and win a barrel of Cheez Balls
See him yet?
Best transition follow-filmer alive! And Mason’s not too bad either
Felipe was fuckin’ it up!
Mason got pounded going for the head-high bump to grind
Came back for it, of course. You’re an animal, Mason
Shiloh’s fs feeble got the crowd absolutely rabid!
Ronnie, up to the down-escalator NBS
Lunch tray? You know it! Omar will NEVER disappoint the hometown crowd
Ron’s gap-back-lip attempt
And then his shoe came off!
He was fine
The judges had their work cut out for them
And now… a little Van Doren face time
Bring it in
Lots of prizes on this one
Justin got one!
Jackie, you rule!
The top women
Top three bros
And in the end… the cowboy took it! Congrats, JC! Good times, everyone. Thank you, Waffle Squad
Until next year …