NASS have just announced the list of skateboarders who will be competing in NASS 2016, which takes place 8th-10th July. Check the flyer and press release below to see who’ll be smashing it (despite not being mentioned, we also assume that Ben Grove will be there, topless) and check more info about what’s going on over at their website…
The list of top skaters who will be taking on each other and the superb Pro Park and Vert ramp at NASS in July has been announced.
For three days only, some the best skaters on the planet will be tearing it up on a purpose-built course while 15,000 fans enjoy the action. Course builders Four One Four have once again excelled themselves and put together an amazing pro park which is sure to test the best and Kings Ramps will return with their prized asset, the 14ft high Vert ramp built to Tony Hawk’s specification.
The list of pro athletes is a real united nations of skateboarding led by the likes of Spanish star Danny Leon, last year’s Pro Park champion who will be returning to defend his crown.
Germany’s Jurgen Horwath is sure to be catching some serious air and veteran Korean/Swedish star Jocke Olsson is still going strong in his forties. At the other end of the age scale teenager Alex DeCunha started when he was just six years old and aged twelve smashed the world record for the number of no comply flips. A trick specialist from an early age, he’s now a serious contender.
Edouard Damestoy will be flying the flag for France while Vans Europe pro Kris Vile and all-terrain star Jak Tonge are among a strong UK contingent, which includes Brighton’s Isaac Miller and Bath’s James Threlfall.
Danish star Dannie Carlsen, a real skate wizard, is coming to NASS along with class act Kollin Schanley and Clay Kreiner, who comes to the festival on a hot streak after landing first place in the Vert Attack Pro Finals in April.
The skate stars are coming to NASS to tear it up on one of the best vert ramps in Europe. Inspired by Tony Hawk and Sam Beckett last year and standing an impressive 14ft high, awesome action is guaranteed.
Alongside the pro contests NASS organisers have, for the first time ever, introduced an amateur contest to the Pro Park. 70 challengers will battle it out on the park used by the world’s leading athletes and the top three will go onto compete at the Dew Tour AM Series in Amsterdam.
Those lucky enough to have tickets should prepare to be amazed as the team from Moonshine Skateboards rip up the vert on Friday night with legends such as Jocke Olson and Sean Goff skating alongside young guns like Clay Kreiner and Jesse Thomas for the late night Moonshine Sessions.
As well as the privilege of skating in front of such a huge crowd, the top pro skaters will, along with the cream of the BMX crop, be fighting for their share of a prize purse totaling more than $50,000, the largest BMX and skate purse prize in the UK.