2016

Vans Shop Riot 2016: Finals!

Vans Shop Riot 2016 Finals!

Vans Shop Riot celebrated another historic finals as Bana, Portugal were crowned champions of Europe for the first time at their local spot in Parque Das Gerações skatepark, Lisbon, Portugal. Following epic riots throughout the day with notable battles including Frisco, Tactic, Lockwood and Destroy. It was Bana & Titus who took their rightful places in the final. With a fairly even run throughout the final, it then led to what can only be described [...]

Read More »

Vans Shop Riot 2016: France

Vans Shop Riot 2016: France

This year in France 13 skateshops competed at the Gerland skatepark in Lyon to discover who would win the all in important prize, a golden ticket to the finals. After an initial team run to qualify, the 8 best shops battled it out in the afternoon at a insane level.

Read More »

Vans Shop Riot 2016: Russia

Vans Shop Riot 2016: Russia

Russia have been doing Vans Shop Riot for the last few years however this was the first time we took it to St Petersburg instead of Moscow. The contest went down in a new concrete plaza located in the Yanino district. Locals Boardshop №1 have dominated the Russian event ever since the first contest in 2013 but this time we saw a whole new level of competition. Besides Moscow and St Petersburg six more cities were represented, with twelve [...]

Read More »

Vans Shop Riot 2016: Germany and Austria

Vans Shop Riot 2016: Germany and Austria

Nineteen shops from all over Germany were fighting for the title of 2016 Shop Riot winner at Colognes finest skatepark in North Brigade. The German qualifier showed the high level and potential of the different skateshop riders throughout every heat. The finals became extremely exciting with five of the best teams doing gnarly tricks throughout. In the end, last year’s winners, Team Titus, did it again and got their ticket to the European Finals along [...]

Read More »

Vans Shop Riot 2016: Belgium

Vans Shop Riot 2016: Belgium

The Belgian skate scene will forever associate the 15th of May 2016 with the Vans Shop Riot at Rampaffairz Skatepark, Wevelgem. A day filled with good vibes, skateboarding, finger licking food, drinks and even more skateboarding all under the burning sun. 24 of Belgium’s best skate shops went toe to toe showcasing their best tricks in a fully packed skatepark. The Lockwood team comprised of Jarne Verbruggen, Phil Zwijsen & Yeelen Moens managed [...]

Read More »

Vans Shop Riot 2016: Portugal

Vans Shop Riot 2016: Portugal

It all went down this past Saturday on July 2nd at the Parque das Geracois skatepark in Cascais (Lisbon). The park is amazing and well-liked by any skater that tries it. Tribus Urbanas, Carsportif, Lowcall, Ericeira, Bana, Pop and Twin Tails were the 7 shops competing for a slot in the European finals that will take place in September. It was a really close call between Carsportif and Bana, however, Bana from Oeiras would come up victorious as they [...]

Read More »

Vans Shop Riot 2016: Czech Republic and Slovakia

Vans Shop Riot 2016: Czech Republic and Slovakia

This year, Vans Shop Riot in the Czech Republic took place at a new skatepark in Sumperk. It is situated close to Slovakia which meant participation of shops increased dramatically, making it the most successful Shop Riot in Czech history. Thirteen teams and countless visitors enjoyed a day full of skateboarding and hanging with friends. Unfortunately, following a sunny afternoon, there was a huge storm which stopped the contest after [...]

Read More »

Vans Shop Riot 2016: UK

Vans Shop Riot 2016: UK

The UK leg of the Vans Shop Riot series happened over the weekend at Flo Skatepark. Nottingham welcomed hundreds of skaters, shop staff and spectators from across the country as the UK edition of Vans Shop Riot went down in epic style. With the UK’s heavy past of dominating at the European finals and the majority of stores having competed in the event for a number of consecutive years, it was guaranteed to be a great weekend. All 28 [...]

Read More »

Vans Shop Riot 2016: Netherlands

Vans Shop Riot 2016: Netherlands

Vans Shop Riot is back in 2016! The first series' stop took place last April 10th in Deventer, Netherlands, at Burnside Skatepark: the place where it all started. Good vibes, awesome skate and waffles: this is what went down during the first Shop Riot 2016 stop!

Read More »