So if you were so inclined to avoid the post-apocalyptic skateboard future of tomorrow over at the paramount studio back lot you could have easily watch the Showdown on a webcast from the fine folks over at 411vm.com.
I did. I managed to saver about $900 in plane tickets and hotel rooms through the power of the “internets”. But, I digress, lets talk about the webcast and all it’s HD glory. Holy crap, it was little slice of awesome. None of that rebuffering crap. Just straight up skating with only a minor delay. 411 and vans were on top of it. Both the comp and the HD webcast. I have to say. I really enjoyed it all. A quick recap for those of you playing along at home here’s a break down of the best performances of the day and of course pictures go first before numbers ….
Mike Mo off the Girl Gone Gonz Gap
Cervantes and the tre flip…
Is that Johnny Layton? Is that a Melon? Did Creature recreate Lord Helmet from ‘Spaceballs’ ?
On with the numbers!
Creature’s The Darkest Passage into the Depths of Doom and Despair
1. Tyler Mumma (Black Label) – $2,500
2. Tony Cervantes (Zero) – $1,500
3. Al Partanen (Creature) – $1,000
Foundation’s Former World’s Biggest Skateboard
1. Tommy Sandoval (Zero) – $2,500
2. Johnny Layton (Toy Machine) – $1,500
3. Rick McCrank (Girl) – $1,000
Girl’s Girl Gonz Wild
1. Billy Marks (Toy Machine) – $2,500
2. Mike Mo Capaldi (Girl) – $1,500
3. Sean Malto (Girl) – $1,000
Real’s Sacto Rebate –
1. Rick McCrank (Girl) – $2,500
2. Alex Olson (Girl) – $1,500
3. John Rattray (Zero) – $1,000
Top Am Performance – Alex Olson (Girl) – $5,000
Top Pro Performance – Rick McCrank (Girl) – $10,000
Overall Team Winner – Zero ($30,000), Toy Machine 2nd ($15,000), Girl 3rd
If you missed the webcast he Vans Downtown Showdown will air on December 24 at 8 pm EST/PST on the FUEL action sports network.