Vans just unveiled the names (sorry, no pictures) of the four obstacles for the 2008 Downtown Showdown. Here goes: Girl’s “3 Pump Dump”, Black Label’s “Dive Bar”, Creature’s “Five Points of Pure Evil” and Foundation’s “Lunar Eclipsey Hubba”. Keep tuning in on skateboarding.com all weekend to see Foundation, Toy Machine, Girl, Habitat, Deluxe, Creature, Black Label and Blind rip this year’s course. And don’t forget about guest judges John Cardiel and Ray Barbee!

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PRESS RELEASE

2008 Vans Downtown Showdown
Updates on This Year’s Epic Event Including Chosen Obstacles, Expected Riders and Where to Watch!

Get ready to see skateboarding’s top pros and ams shred for their chance at $85,000 as the 4th Annual Downtown Showdown invades Paramount Studios’ Back Lot this Saturday, October 11.  The top teams in skateboarding including Foundation, Toy Machine, Girl, Habitat, Deluxe, Creature, Black Label and Blind each submitted plans for obstacles and Vans has picked the best of the bunch!

Girl’s 3 Pump Dump, Black Label’s Dive Bar, Creature’s Five Points of Pure Evil and Foundation’s Lunar Eclipsey Hubba have been chosen and custom built as part of this year’s Showdown course.

Expected skaters include Omar Hassan, Johnny Layton, Angel Ramirez, Alex Olson, Keegan Sauder, Billy Marks, Josh Harmony, Corey Duffel, David Reyes, Stefan Janoski, Raymond Molinar, Al Partanen, Neil Heddings, David Gravette, Mike Mo Capaldi, Guy Mariano, Marc Johnson, Ronnie Creager, Grant Patterson, Jake Duncombe, Mike Vallely, Chris Senn, Tony Tave, Chris Cole, John Rattray, Adam Alfaro, Shuriken Shannon, Chris Troy and more!

Those that can’t make it to this year’s Showdown can catch all the action at www.vans.com, including a live webcast of the entire event and a chance to win a custom Downtown Showdown Epiphone Les Paul Jr Guitar signed by the competitors and a Vans prize pack!  Visit www.vans.com/showdown today for details.

The Downtown Showdown will also air on January 19, 2009 at 8:00 pm EST/PST on FUEL action sports network.

More on the Vans Downtown Showdown:

Who: The top teams in skateboarding including Foundation, Toy Machine, Girl, Zero, Element, Habitat, Creature, Black Label and Blind.

What:  Each team will session four unique, custom-made obstacles in a round-robin format with awards going out for top team, best pro, top am and best performance by obstacle.

When:  Saturday, October 11 at 5 pm (doors open at 4 pm)

Where:  Paramount Studios Back Lot

Guest Judges: Include John Cardiel and Ray Barbee

Prize Purse:  $85,000 in cash and prizes for individual and team winners

The Vans Downtown Showdown is made possible by the support of Rockstar Energy Drink, Scion, Epiphone and Skateboard.com.

For updates, check out www.vans.com/showdown