Skate highlights from the Blueprint Obstacle at the 2012 Vans Downtown Showdown fueled by Monster Energy.
“Amsterdam is a beautiful city full of canals, barges, cobbled streets and amazing architecture. We wanted to stay as true as we could to that whilst also giving every skater, whoever you are, or whatever you like to skate, something you can all get down on. Abuse your Architecture.” -Paul Shier
Luan Oliveira landed a variety of flip tricks over the pyramid and on the ledge. Billy Marks double flipped the gap to flat and walked away with 1,000 Euros for 2nd place. Technical and creative skater Dallas Rockvam took third place by using the entire design, which was inspired by the barges and canals of Amsterdam.
Vans Legends Steve Caballero, Tony Alva & Ray Barbee were in attendance all day and helped hand out prizes with Tommy Guerrero, including massive rounds of Gouda cheese for all the winners and a custom made Charge bicycle for the First Place Team, Best Pro & Best Am. The first place team overall was Flip. Element came in 2nd place, Antiz took 3rd place and Toy Machine was a solid 4th.