ESC01

Europe was ripe for a new chapter in competitive skateboarding. The scene on the “Old Continent“ had developed a strong identity with European companies, pros and video magazines. But competitions were lagging behind and the bigger ones did not always put enough focus on the European skateboarders. So the idea was born for a “new“ event to put the spotlight on local talent and to bring skateboarders from all over the continent together. etnies and Carhartt were kind enough to help us turn this idea into reality. From the start, the European Skateboard Championships in Basel were a success and everybody who showed up had a good time:

“This is the best event ever” Ben from Puzzle videomagazine…
“I just wanted to take a shower” Chris Astroms excuse after he put the hotel room on fire by throwing his t-shirt over a lamp..
“This is a mess” manager of the 5 star hotel when he realized that the pool was full of beer bottles, sofas etc.
“You have to pay this” owner of another hotel who was sick of peeling off the stickers from the walls…
“The skaters are so friendly – please come back next year” owner of another hotel…