It's official: The 2011 Downtown Throwdown events were bigger and badder than ever before. The second stop of the country's premier pre-season rail jam hit San Francisco on Saturday, October 29th, 2011, and all the best rail riders made their way to The City By The Bay to compete for a chance to win some cold, hard cash. Vans riders Darrell Mathes, Zac Marben and guest judge Eric Willett helped decide the victors, and with a City Hall backdrop that seemed straight out of a political rally, jibbers like the Seattle DTTD Winner Brandon Hobush, Nick Visconti and Dylan Thompson occupied the course with moves that could have given any one of them the title. But it was Dylan Alito’s steady barrage of stompage and his red Juggalo costume complete with an axe that sliced the competition to pieces and won him the $5,000 first place prize. Other notables included Ryan Paul, Andrew Brewer and Chris Brewster, whose smooth style earned him the Crab Grab Style award. Once again, companies like Zumiez, Lib Tech and of course Vans had tents set up for the fans and gave away tons of free goodies all day long, while DJ Smoke One kept the crowd entertained with a blend of hyphy Bay Area beats and classic hip hop. Check out our tumblr page for more photos galleries from the event, and stay tuned for a video coming soon.
1. Dylan Alito
2. Nick Visconti
3. Dylan Thompson
4. Ryan Paul
5. Brandon Hobush
Zumiez Destroyer Award: Andrew Brewer
Crab Grab Style Award: Chris Brewster
Civic Center Plaza in front of San Francisco's City Hall was transformed into a snowboard park. Pretty amazing!
The riders really stepped their game up this time, with sick tricks like this Frontside 3 pole jam getting thrown down all day long.
The perfect weather drew a huge crowd and everyone was out soaking up the Fall sunshine.
Tank tops and free Vans shades on Halloween? Yup, it must be California.
Heavy judging Panel!
Butter smooth Brewster.
Babes and bros alike enjoyed all the action.
Now that's what I call a sticker pack!
Cardboard checks are better than no checks.
Check out vanssnow.tumblr.com to see even more photos from the event!