Vans Shop Riot Finals 2018
This year the finals for the #VansShopRiot were held in Milan. To kick it off on Friday night there was a session at the Bastard Bowl with cash for tricks handed out by John Cardiel. Unfortunately Jordan Sharkey dislocated his elbow on a bad slam leaving the Black Sheep team a rider short for Saturday at the Pinball Skatepark. Luckily local hero Jacopo Carozzi filled in for Jordan on the Black Sheep team’s roster. All the shops smashed it at Pinbowl, but in the end Burnside took the €5000 (plus €2000 for best edit) back home to Deventer, Holland. Rob Maatman and his teammates Bert Roeterdink and Ewoud Breukink were unstoppable! Highlights were watching the Gilis crew from Israel thrash it and also Eric Hedberg from Sweden’s Hollywood shop is sure one to look out for in the near future.
Above is our recap edit by Kevin Parrott. Scroll to the bottom to watch Burnside’s winning video edit, a new category this year.
2018 Vans Shop Riot Finals Results:
1. Burnside (Netherlands)
2. Traektoria (Russia)
3. Skate.CH (Switzerland)
4. Gilis (Israel)
Best Trick Competition (Cash for tricks sponsored by Spitfire):
Rob Maatman (Burnside), stylish kickflip from bank to bank over the steps
Eric Hedberg (Hollywood), BS smith FS 180 off the top step
Simon Deprez (Skate Boutique), hardflip BS boardslide to fakie on the big rail
Best Video Edit: