Everyone loves a back smith
This past weekend, the first stop of the etnies European Open in Munich, Germany proved to be the leading street skating event in Europe with over 100 professional skateboarders from all over the country competing.
European etnies rider, Tobias Albert, from Germany, took fourth overall, while also winning third place in Best Trick. etnies Austrian rider Steve Forstner nabbed first in Best Trick with a backside noseblunt on the wall!
Salad? Dressen? Suski? There's a few ways to name this grind.
Sixteen-year-old Lem Villemin from Germany, took first place overall with smoother-than-usual 5-0 grinds and flippage all over the course. Second place went to Germany’s Kilian Heuberger, while Henning Braaten from Oslo, Norway took third.
The Push etnies Girl Jam was an undeniable success and 15-year old etnies Girl Evelien Bouillard from Belgium and feeble grinded, heelflipped and 50/50’d her way into a well-deserved first place. The Girl’s Jam will continue to be a strong and exciting part of the etnies European Open this year, just you wait and see…
The girl on the left is a cutie! Anyone have her number?
Munich’s pre-elimination was, for the first time, limited to 80 starters. A new system for the semifinals was developed: instead of two 45-second runs, riders did an introductory run and a three-minute jam session. By the time it came down to the 12 finalists on Sunday, the new format proved itself to deliver a higher level of skateboarding, while eliminating some of the pressures of competition.
Congratulations to all the etnies riders who came away the first of hopefully many European Open winners for 2005! See you all on June 3-5 in Krakow, Poland for the next etnies Open!
Happy winners! Check the person on the left trying to steal the Tupperware container full of goodies
Final Results Lem Villemin
Girls Results Evelien Bouillard
Best Trick Steve Forstner – Backside Noseblunt on Wall
Lukas Danek – Kickflip b/s lipslide bigspin out
Tobias Albert – Blunt fingerflip on Wall
Many thanks to: etnies, etnies Girl, Holy Sport Distribution, Element, Monster Skateboard Magazine, and Kingpin for an amazing weekend!
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