Vans Downtown Showdown 2006

It was a full day at Paramount Studios in Hollywood. The sun blazed as skaters from Girl, Baker, Real, Birdhouse, Element, enjoi, Foundation, Toy Machine, Alien Workshop, and more skated obstacles like enjoi’s Dick Gauntlet, Real’s Hella Hyphy Bank, Element’s Double Down, and Girl’s Mini Mega. Words can’t do these works of skateable art justice so just check the photos. Each obstacle got a 30 minute session that was out of control and full of near-collisions.

As for obstacle-to-obstacle results, Josh Harmony got first on Real’s Bank, Rick McCrank got first on enjoi’s Dick Gauntlet, Corey Duffel won Element’s Double Down, and Nick Dompierre won on Girl’s Mini Mega.

As for the overalls, Rick McCrank won the best pro performance, Nick Dompierre won the best am performance, and Girl took the overall team award. Full results for each obstacle can be found over at the Downtown Showdown page.

Check the slideshow to the left for some pics and check back all week for new photos and video footage daily.