Last weekend in Basel Switzerland, etnies’ rider and proud Austrian, Steve Forstner was crowned 2005’s European Champion in Street at the European Skateboard Championships. The 23-year-old dominated the Street Finals with his fluent frontside 5-0s down the big hubba and footplants to fakie on the wallride, just to name a few.
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Adding to the etnies winner’s circle, last year’s champion and Swiss local, Oli Buergin, took second in Miniramp, while Germany’s Juergen Horrwarth nabbed a strong third in both Miniramp and Vert. Evelien Bouillart, who won the first Girl’s Jam in Munich earlier this year, was injured during the practice runs, but still managed to beat out 14 other girls and land sixth place in the Girl’s Jam.
Despite the mixture of downpours and sunshine, in the course of three days over 6,500 spectators came to see Europe’s best skaters from 19 nations. Congrats to the etnies crew for skating so well!
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