Check out these sequences from the 2010 Vans Downtown Showdown featuring Billy Marks, Elijah Berle, Nick Merlino, Chris Cole, Vincent Alvarez, and more. We put a grip more stills below them as well. Photos by Sam Muller except where noted.
Billy Marks, kickflip boardslide.
Chris Cole, kickflip back lip.
Cole, switch back lip.
Dane Burman, Howard grind.
Elijah Berle, transfer.
Jordan Hoffart, bigspin heelflip boardslide.
Matt Bennett doing his grind.
Nassim with a backside 360 ollie.
Nick Merlino, nollie crooked grind.
Nick Merlino, nollie flip boardslide.
Nick Merlino, bigspin boardslide.
Vincent Alvarez, half Cab backside five-O.
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Jamie Tancowny, nosebluntslide.
Chris Cole, backside nosegrind.
Chris Troy, kickflip.
Jake Duncombe, nosebluntslide.
Elijah Berle, pumping for Pretzel Grip.
Elijah’s road rash.
Garrett Hill, 360 flip 50-50.
Garrett Hill, bluntslide.
Marquise Preston, nosegrind.
Nick Merlino, nollie heel noseslide.
Nick Garcia taking a digger during the time trials.
Nick Merlino, frontside flip.
Chris Pfanner, ollie over grind.
80’s Schaefer demonstrating the figure-eight technique.
They had a radar gun at the time trials clocking fastest speed.
Sam Smyth giving Steven Reeves his number.
Here’s another angle of Nick Trapasso’s hairy backside flip.
Vincent Alvarez, switch frontside lipslide.
Vincent Alvarez, switch ollie. Photo: Patrick Driscoll.
Elijah Berle, wallie. Photo: Patrick Driscoll.
Tommy Sandoval, frontside flip over the volcano. Photo: Patrick Driscoll.
Jamie Tancowny, hardflip. Jamie may torn his ACL later in this jam. Get well soon, buddy. Photo: Patrick Driscoll.
Whew! Hope that’s enough photos for ya!