Canadian shop, Flatspot won the Vans X Spitfire Create And Destroy II global shop battle. Click throughf or all the details.
Five shops. Five countries. Five new spots. Five videos posted at skate.vans.com/spitfire. The Vans x Spitfire CREATE & DESTROY II global shop battle has concluded and skateboarders of the world have spoken, with over 20,000 votes placed by you for your favorite DIY spot shop video!
And the winners are [drum roll, please]…
FIRST RUNNER UP:
SECOND RUNNER UP:
Fast Times (Australia)
510 Skateboarding (USA)
Vans and Spitfire thank and congratulate these participating shops for truly keeping the GLOBAL underground lit and would like to remind everyone that with five new and improved spots, and possibly even a few more coming as skateboarders get inspired to build their own, nobody leaves a loser in the Vans x Spitfire CREATE & DESTROY II shop battle. Check out the range of Vans x Spitfire collab products and if you haven’t checked out all the videos yet, watch them now at skate.vans.com/spitfire and decide for yourself.
· US $2000 “Party Budget” for winning shop to throw celebration event
· US $1000 “Improvement Budget” for winning shop to clean up, rehab or improve existing sport or build entirely new spot
First Runner Up
· US $1000 “Party Budget” for winning shop to throw celebration event
· US $500 “Improvement Budget” for winning shop to clean up, rehab or improve existing sport or build entirely new spot
Second Runner Up
· US $500 “Pizza Party Budget” for winning shop to throw celebration event
About Vans x Spitfire “Keeping the Underground Lit”
“Cardiel came to me with the idea of doing a collaboration between Spitfire and Vans, and to be honest, there was really very little for us to talk about. It was just such an obvious fit that it was like ‘Why haven’t we done this before?’ I think you’d be hard-pressed to find a shoe company that’s been doing good things for skateboarders longer than Vans, and the idea to use a portion of the funds generated through sales of the Vans x Spitfire shoes to build their own underground skate spots was a no-brainer.”
“Almost instantly, Tony Miorana and Peabody headed up the construction, rallied the troops, and went to work across California. The resulting spots were ridden hard by many, and although a few were ‘dozed, the spirit remains and the mission continues…”
“This year, we enlisted five world class shops to build their own spots and film ‘em in hopes their videos will inspire others to do the same!”
“’Keeping the Underground Lit’ is not just a tag line – it’s a lifelong dedication.”
- Jim Thiebaud, Spitfire