BEST OF THE WEST 2010!
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“This year there’s a qualifying contest every sunday of February and one big final on the first sunday of March. The tour kicks off at Skatepark Veiling in Oostende on February 7th. The caravan then heads to the cities of Bruges (14/02), Menen (21/02) & Roeselare (28/02). The head act will be the finals at Skatepark Zumiez on march 7th.
Best of the West is a series of 5 skateboard contests that take place in the western part of Belgium. Skateboarders of all ages and categories can qualify in 4 different contest for the finals in Zumiez. There’s € 3500 total prize money at steak for the sponsored guys and tons a prizes for the non-sponsored boys. Every contestant receives a free BOTW t-shirt at registration. For the contests in Bruges, Menen & Roeselare a temporary skatepark will be provided by Rampaffairz. The parks will be skate-able (for free) from Wednesday before the contest till Sunday. Access to “de Veiling” & Zumiez will also be free the wednesday and saturday before the contest.
Last years edition was a real blast, hundreds of skaters attended the contests and thousands followed the video-edits on the internet. In the sponsored category Axel Cruysberghs and Phil Zwijsen dominated the qualifying contests, but it was Axel who was the fittest of at the end. Trevor Cappon ended 1st in the non-sponsored category and won a year unlimited access to Zumiez Skatepark. We can hardly wait to see if they have sharpened their skills. Check out the pictures and footage of last years contests here“
- MAARTEN ROOSE
For more information check www.woodmag.be/bestofthewest