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Etnies Presents GvR, The Ultimate Skateboarding Battle!

Oct 9 2004 / Saturday

The worlds top pros battle it out in the first-ever skateboarding team contest pitting Goofy Foot riders against Regular Foot.

Since the dawn of time, man has, by natural individual instinct, been left-handed or right-handed, left-brained or right-brained, and goofy or regular. ThatҒs right, Goofy (right foot forward) or Regular (left foot forward). From the moment the first skateboard was ever stepped on, the left foot or right foot was placed first, debuting the birth of stance. Though all skateboarders were created equal, an age-old unspoken question remains: which stance is better? Its time to find out. etnies, the leader in action sports and lifestyle footwear, is proud to present the Goofy vs. Regular (GvR) of Skateboarding, the first-ever team competition based solely on skateboarding stance.

Taking place this weekend, October 8-10, at the etnies Skatepark in Lake Forest, California, GvR is unlike any other contest in history. GvR brings together the worldҒs very best professional skaters, grouped by stance, to compete as a team in the first and only event to reveal which stance is better: Goofy Foot or Regular Foot.

Sanctioned by World Cup Skateboarding (X Games, Gravity Games, etc.), the $55,000 GvR of Skateboarding has confirmed 40 of the top professional skateboarders from around the world. Invited guests include: X Games gold medalist and skateboarding legend Eric Koston, street skating wizard Andrew Reynolds, Brazilian Rodrigo Tx., 14-year-old phenomenon Ryan Sheckler and many more. Over 12,000 people are expected to attend throughout the weekend.

There has never been an event like this in skateboarding history,Ӕ exclaims Pierre Andr Senizergues, CEO/Owner of etnies. GvR is going to be a truly groundbreaking and unique contest, one that will surely go down in skateboarding铒s history books. And without question, the worlds best skaters will be in attendance, making GvR a canҒt miss event for skateboarding fans.

In addition to all the skateboarding action, a Festival Village featuring food, vendors and art exhibits will be open throughout the weekend. Live music and special artists provided by Epitaph Records (Saturday and Sunday only) will also add to the eventԒs vibe. See below for a schedule of events:

Friday, October 8

etnies GvR Pro Practice (Pre-contest athlete interviews available.)
12:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

etnies Bowl Practice (Traditional skateboarding bowl contest.)
12:00 p.m. ֖ 2:00 p.m.

etnies Bowl Qualifiers
2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

etnies Bowl Finals
8:00 p.m. ֖ 10:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 9

S Game of Skate (In Festival Area.)
10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.

etnies GvR Team Practice
1:00 p.m. 閖 3:00 p.m.

etnies GvR Team Qualifiers (Pro riders vying for team placement.)
3:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 10

Hometown Heroes Am Finals (National Amateur contest finale.)
9:00 a.m. ֖ 12:30 p.m.

etnies GvR of Skateboarding Practice
10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.

etnies GvR of Skateboarding Finals
3:00 p.m. ֖ 6:00 p.m.

Skateboarder Magazine and The Skateboard Mag are co-presenting GvR with etnies, who would also like to thank its generous partners: SoBe, Fuel TV, the City of Lake Forest, Epitaph, Fender Guitars, Freshpark, Hometown Heroes, Indie 103.1FM, KIOZ 105.3FM and World Cup Skateboarding.


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