The Vans Shop Riot 2017 Finals will take place at Pier 15 Skatepark in Breda, Holland this coming weekend (1st-2nd December). With €5000 on the line then the teams who’ve made it through will definitely be going for it – expect all the gnarly skateboarding you can shake a clog at and keep an eye out for our coverage dropping once the event is done! In the meantime, glean the necessary information from the flyer and press release below then check out previous legs to see who’s in the finals…
After almost a year of rioting, the Vans Shop Riot finals take place this weekend at Pier 15 Skatepark, Breda, Holland. With a strong list of finalists the fourteen shop teams from across Europe will battle it out to determine who will be crowned champions for 2017. Bana (Portugal) who won last years riot in dramatic fashion will be early favourites, however Titus (Germany) are close behind after their formidable consistancy previously highlighted throughout the 9 years of Vans Shop Riot. That said, with many newcomers having made it to the finals and Burnside leading the charge from Holland, expect to see a close run finals with some of the best skateboarding witnessed in 2017.
The Vans Shop Riot series was created back in 2009 with the intention of promoting the grass roots of European skateboarding, fostering team spirit and championing your local skate shop. The success of the series illustrates just how impressive our continents skate shops, skateboarders and scene really is, whilst also showing Vans’ commitment to our community. This will be highlighted even greater in the weekend’s finals.
Alongside the event Vans will be exhibiting artwork by Richt who has supported the 2017 riot from start to finish with his unique designs.