The Vans Downtown Showdown takes Paris & Amsterdam by storm. Celebrating its 4th & 5th year in Europe, this unique event brought together the best of skateboarding, art and street culture. As 15,000 people descended upon La Grande Halle de la Villette, Paris saw this favourite fixture of the skateboarding calendar grow to truly epic proportions.
With a ‘for skateboarders, by skateboarders’ approach to the design and flow of the courses, with the board brands themselves submitting the plans, the level certainly stepped up for the Vans Downtown Showdown. The contest’s reputation for never failing to push boundaries whilst seeing everyone having fun, brought the crème de la crème of world skateboarding to Paris & Amsterdam for this unique event.