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Best Foot Forward Europe Tour

Suddenly we are already at the last stop for Best Foot Forward 2024 before the finals in Berlin. Munich, get ready, we're coming! Whether you want to compete or just come along to watch and cheer, there are plenty of reasons for everyone to get excited!

Qualification Stop

LAST ONE | 10th Stop | July 31st - August 01st | Munich - Germany

31.07. | Wednesday | Qualification

Location: Wacker Skatepark

Timetable:
04.00 pm - 05.45 pm: Registration & Warm Up
05.45 pm - 06.00 pm: Riders Meeting by Stefan Ebner
06.00 pm - 08.00 pm: Qualifiers
08.15 pm*: 300 € Cash4Tricks Session
After: Prize Giving for the Groms & announcement of finalists for the following day
*times depend on number of participants

01.08. | Thursday | Stop-Finals

Location: Olympiapark | Red Bull Pool Drop Course at Mash

Timetable:
06.00 pm - 06.45 pm: Warm-Up
06.45 pm - 07.00 pm: Riders Meeting by Stefan Ebner
07.00 pm: Finals
After the Finals: 300 € Cash4Tricks Session
After Cash4Tricks: Prize Giving & Announce the wildcard winner for RB Pool Drop for the next day

It's on! Pre-register now to join the Best Foot Forward Europe Tour 2024

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SPECIAL FORMAT FOR MUNICH!

2 days: qualifications - July 31st/ finals - August 1st

Qualifications: 31.07. | WackerSkatepark

Format: Jam Session

  • two min. time limit per jam
  • two people in each jam
  • gender mixed
  • one round to qualify for finals

more information:

Ten men and four women (no matter the age – only points of the Qualification run count) will be forward to the finals!

Groms/kids (2009 and younger) will be announced on the 31st and will get a podium and prizes from our sponsors.

If a Grom (2009 and younger) is in the finals the next day, he/she will NOT get on the Grom podium on Wednesday.

Finals: 01.08 | Red Bull Pool Drop - Olympiapark

Format: Jam Session

  • two min. time limit per jam
  • two people in each jam
  • Men & women separate
  • one round decides end results

Prizegiving:

  • Best three men get a GoldenTicket to the Best Foot Forward Finals in Berlin.
  • Best woman gets a GoldenTicket to the Best Foot Forward Finals in Berlin.

AND: FOR THE BEST MAN & THE BEST WOMAN RED BULL GIVES OUT A WILDCARD FOR THE RED BULL POOL DROP QUALIFICATION ON FRIDAY; as well as a Hotel from 01st – 04th of August.

Win a Wildcard for the the Best Foot Forward Finals in Berli

Can't make it to our final BFF Tour stop in Munich to show off your skating skills and qualify for the finals in Berlin? No worries! Blue Tomato has got you covered. Try to win a Wildcard for the BFF Finals in Berlin.

How to participate:

Post your unedited 60-second skatevideo between July 12th and August 4th 2024 on Instagram. Winners will be announced on August 6th.

  • Make sure to show the date on an object or screen to prove it’s current footage
  • Use the hashtag #bffwildcard24
  • Tag and follow @bestfootforwardeurope
  • Remember: 60 seconds, no cuts, no fast forward!
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Finals 2024 | 29.08. –01.09 | Berlin – Germany | Skatehalle Berlin

Already in the books:

1st Stop | April 6th | Innsbruck - Austria | Skatehalle Innsbruck

2nd Stop | April 20th | Gothenburg - Sweden | Bunkeberget Skatepark

3rd Stop | April 27th | Helsinki - Finland | Kontula Skatepark

4th Stop | May 11th | Trento - Italy | Skatepark Trento

5th Stop | May 18th | Lausanne - Switzerland | Skatepark La Fièvre

6th Stop | May 25th | Velenje - Slovenia | Urbani Park

7th Stop | June 8th | Dusseldorf - Germany | Eller Skatepark

8th Stop | June 29th | Antwerp - Belgium | Skatedepot Antwerp

9th Stop | July 6th | Rotterdam - the Netherlands | Skateland Rotterdam

Europe's Biggest Amateur Skate Tour

Since 2017, the Best Foot Forward tour has grown to become the biggest amateur (AM) skateboarding competition tour in Europe. This is THE place for rising European skaters to show their talents and get the crowds stoked with their tricks. Here, young talents can connect with other great skaters and brands from all over Europe.

Follow us on Instagram to see the latest news and updates!

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About the Finals 2024

After such an insane Finals Weekend in Berlin last year, we are completely fired up to announce the details for 2024, so mark your calendars:

Finals 2024 | 29.08. – 01.09 | Berlin – Germany | Skatehalle Berlin

30.08. | Frida | Cash4Tricks Session

Location: Neulich am Flughafen: Der Bier- und Kulturgarten am THF Tower.

  • 3000 EUR
  • Special Obstacle by Mud Crew
  • Everyone is welcome & can participate

Alexa Skateday - all information and registration can be found here

31.08. | Saturday | Best Foot Forward Finals @ Skatehalle Berlin

  • From 1 pm Workshops | open for everyone
  • From 3.30 pm | Finals

Rain, Storm & Sunshine - Recap from the 8th stop in Rotterdam

The 9th stop of the tour went down for the first time in Rotterdam Skateland, with typical Dutch weather, everything between rain, storm & sunshine, 50 riders from 5 nations showed their skills.

The tour stop in Rotterdam was stacked with good riders and great skating and the finals were the bomb. Douwe took the win by skating the whole course with authority. He put together a very comprehensive mix of beautiful tricks like a balanced nosegrind on the kinked ledge, a nollie flip down the stairs, massive transfer flips, and flipping into and out of manuals. Second place went to Tijmen who can kickflip into most of his tricks - bs tailslide, bs lipslide and even transfer to fs boardslide over the pyramid. Beau started with an amazing bs 270 to noseblunt slide on the bump-to-rail followed by fast and hard tricks ending with a transfer fs feeble on the pyramid and a bigspin fs bluntslide on the bump-to-rail, earning him third place. Because Tijmen already has a ticket for the finals in Berlin, the third golden ticket went to Xander in fourth. He transferred to lipslide frontside as well as backside and combined his other tricks with great style. The win in the women`s category went to Liv, who, even though one of the youngest riders, was the only woman who managed a proper lipslide on the pyramid`s rail and combined that with kickflips and heelflips at the hip as well as crooks and 5-0 on the bump-to-ledge. Going switch onto the small down-rail as well as down the stair set sealed the deal.

Let's take a look at the podium results of the weekend:

Men

Women Groms

1st place: Douwe Macare

2nd place: Tijmen Overbeek

3rd place: Beau Brunclair

4th place: Xander Schillebeeckx

1st place: Liv Nelemans

2nd place: Lina Bunnik

3rd place: Amber Boschma

1st place: Bruce de Brucen

2nd place: Faas Kramer

3rd place: Rafi-Andreas Haerbos

Skating Between Belgian Fries and Waffles - Recap from the 8th stop in Antwerp

It was the first time ever that Best Foot Forward was hosted in Belgium, and it was straight up a blast, with a good level of riding and 27 riders from 5 nations.

We saw some great skating in Antwerp, especially from a lot of the younger participants. But one guy seemed to lay claim on first place right from the qualifications. Max Berguin from France managed to pull off the astounding number of 19 tricks (at least what the judges counted) in 2 minutes without bailing even once. To name single tricks here would make no sense, but there were big grinds, slides, and flips done with effortless style and on every obstacle of the course involved. The crazy thing was that he just did the same thing again in the finals, only with a different set of tricks. Second place went to young ripper Guerlain Girardin, who lives in the U.S. where he seems to have learned perfect kickflip FS boardslides and solid grinds on big rails, massive late shove-its and stylish bs smithgrinds among many other tricks. David Szepvolgy, who was on a family vacation visiting his sister in Belgium, was totally surprised to get third place. To others it was obvious that his tech skating with tricks like crooked grind nollie flip on the bump to rail, nollie noseslide 270 shove-it on the A-frame or noseslide nollie heelflip on the bump to ledge would have to be rewarded.
Out of a field of impressive female riders Julia Plaggenborg clearly took the win with a flawless run. Starting with a feeble down the big rail she mixed all types of tricks on various obstacles and sealed the deal with a kickflip from kicker to kicker.

Men

Women Groms

1st place: Max Berguin

2nd place: Guerlain Girardin

3rd place: Dávid Szépvölgyi

1st place: Julia Plaggenborg

2nd place: Yara Backx

3rd place: Anna Lucia Da Fonseca Lucas

1st place: Leon de Balanda

2nd place: Nathan De Maeyer

3rd place: Hélio Vanden Ecker

Superlative skating in every way - Recap from the 7th stop in Dusseldorf

At the biggest tour stop so far with nearly 80 riders,Daniel took the win at Düsseldorf`s "Eller Skatepark". The overall impression was the keyword here, big flip tricks combined with big spin front board on the big rail, cab back lip as well as a cab back smith (or fakie 195 degrees bs ollie to bs smithgrind, if you’d rather call it that) on the medium rail - all executed with effortless perfection - sealed the deal. Coming in second was his Dutch countryman Tijmen with nosegrind as well as kickflip back lip on the big rail and a sw fs 270 to fs boardslide on the middle rail, among many other tricks. Third place went to Antoni who managed to stuff a crazy amount of tricks in his 2-minute-jam including fs bluntslide on the big rail, late shove-it on the bump to bar, and kickflip fs boardslide on the middle rail. In the women`s category Yara was surprised to end up on the top of the podium, but the judges just liked that she did a kickflip in addition to her boardslide on the big rail, 5-0 on the bump to ledge and feeble on the middle rail.

Men Women Groms

1st place: Daniel Moragues

2nd place: Tijmen Overbeek

3rd place: Antoni Zeyer

1st place: Yara Backx

2nd place: Julia Plaggenburg

3rd place: Cara Laskywitz

1st place: Guerlain Girardin

2nd place: Francis Cotton

3rd place: Johan Schneider

Hard Rock & Skate Hard - Recap from the 6th stop in Velenje

What a opening at the Urbani Park Velenje! Especially our 59 skaters from 10 nations made this one very special for all of us.

Last year’s winner at the Slovenian tour stop in Maribor, Jean Semann, managed to repeat his success this year at the brand new skatepark in Velenje. He killed the rails with bs 270 lipslide 270 out and an impossible lipslide on the bump to rail, kickflip fs boardslide on the small downrail and bigspin fs boardslide as well as another 270 lipslide down the big rail. Coming in second was his fellow polish countryman Filip Szalak with an effortless style and a great variety of tricks, an extremely buttery treflip over the pyramid and a massive Ollie up the stairset among them. Lenni Pfeiffer sent the treflip down the stairset, bs smith grinded the big rail and had a trick for almost every other obstacle of the massive skatepark, earning him third place. In the women´s category Weronika Choromanska took the win with great style and bangers like fs boardslide and feeble grind down the big rail.

The podiums played out like this:

Men Women Groms

1st place: Jean Semaan

2nd place: Filip Szalak

3rd place: Lenni Pfeiffer

1st place: Weronika Choromanska

2nd place: Lina Sevčnikar

3rd place: Nelly Zarzycka

1st place: Alberto Chakalov

2nd place:Framek Ruthowski

3rd place: Maks Leszner

Say cheese - Recap from the 5th stop in Lausanne

Our journey continued in the sunny Swiss-French mountains. The 43 participants from 6 nations performed some amazing tricks and showed us their steeze.

At the tour stop in Lausanne, Noel was in a class of his own. Starting with a bs disaster in the vert quarter, adding perfectly executed tricks like kickflip crooks on the A-frame ledge or bs 270 lipslide on the A-frame rail, mixing it up with a fakie ollie fakie manual kickflip out, and ending it with a hippie jump for the fun of it he did not leave any room for discussion about first place. Coming in second was Simon with a very well-balanced run throughout the course including a massive 360 Ollie from the A-frame to flat, a beautiful fs flip on the quarter, and a lot of rail tricks like fs crook and kickflip fs bluntslide on the A-frame. For third place, the judges had to weigh Mussie Michael`s more technical skating with a lot of kickflips (for example into fs boardslide and into back lip on the A-frame rail) against Marlon’s more balanced and flowy run. In the end, the decision went in Marlon`s favor for putting together tricks like hurricane and nosebluntslide on the A-frame rail, a big heelflip on the bank to bank and noseslide to crooks as well as noseslide 270 shove-it on the bank to ledge. For women`s first place, it was also a close call between Lela Helfenstein and Noor. Noor took the win with a bit more street-oriented skating including a nice line boardsliding the flat rail going straight into a 50-50 on the ledge mixed with some transfers and quarter tricks. These are our winners:

Men Women Groms

1st place: Noel Schärer

2nd place: Simon Gerber

3rd place: Marlon Leibundgut

1st place: Noor Crevels

2nd place: Lela Helfenstein

3rd place: Penélope Cremer

1st place: Julius Christmann

2nd place: Tiago Barcik

3rd place: Alessio Binkert

Pizza, pasta, skate - Recap from the 4th stop in Trento

With summery temperatures and beautiful scenery around the skatepark, 37 participants from 6 nations showcased great skating in Trento.

First place in Trento went to Maicol Fantini, who did not step off his board for two minutes, doing tricks like nosegrind on the out-rail, crooked grind on the big hubba, and a bigspin fs boardslide on the down-rail. Coming in second was Chris Khan with a good mixture of tricks like crooks up the rail, bs tailslide down the hubba, and fs 270 back lip down the rail. Fabian Trojer took third place with fs crooks as well as nosegrind down the rail and a massive nollie bs bigspin on the bump to bump. First place in the women's category went to Asia Lanzi, who demonstrated a good variation of tricks like lipslide on the flat rail, fs boardslide down the rail, and smith grind on the ledge.

This is how the podiums ended up looking like:

Men Women Groms

1st place: Maicol Fantini

2nd place: Chris Khan

3rd place: Fabian Trojer

1st place: Asia Lanzi

2nd place: Gaia Urbinati

3rd place: Margherita De Gaspari

1st place: Gabriele Meini

2nd place: Nicola Morigi

3rd place: Kevin Loi

High up north we kept on skating - Recap from the 3rd stop in Helsinki

At the tour stop in Helsinki, the battle for first place was fought between two Norwegians. In the end, Frederik won the judges over with unique tricks like tre flip Lipslide down the rail, fs flip over the pyramid, and a bs nosebluntslide on the bump to rail. Second place went to Daniel who had a firework of tricks, kickflip fs boardslide as well as nosebluntslide down the rail and a tre flip over the pyramid among them. Third place went to the young Finnish ripper Leo Lestelä who killed the the rails with almost every basic rail trick in the book.

First place in the women's category was decided between Elsa and last year's winner Unna. Elsa had more tricks, a nice fs biggie on the hip and a boardslide on the long straight rail among them, but Unna did a smithgrind down the rail, a feeble on the straight rail, and managed to battle through a bs tailslide on the bump to ledge, winning the judges' favor.

All day long the atmosphere was great with all the riders cheering for each other and all the older riders taking real good care of the younger participants - hats off to all the participants and our winners!

Men Women Groms

1st place: Fredrik Tangerud

2nd place: Daniel Knutzen

3rd place: Leo Lestelä

1st place: Unna Peltotalo

2nd place: Elsa Vormala

3rd place: Ella Makkonen

1st place: Dani Wikblad

2nd place: Aslak O’Brien

3rd place: Aarni Liehu

Skateboarding inside a mountain bunker - Recap from the 2nd stop in Gothenburg

In Gothenburg, the duel for first place was apparent in the qualification already. In the finals, Kristoffer (Koffe) Kroon secured the top spot with an almost flawless 2-minute-mayhem of tricks, including cab bs tailslide on the A-frame, nollie bigspin lipslide on the bump-to-rail, and his patented late-shove-it fs boardslide on the down-rail. Second place went to Vitus Silas Sondrup with a great variation of tricks like fs 180 sw crooks on the A-frame, a massive fs flip in the big quarter, and a kickflip bs noseblunt on the bump-to-rail. Coming in third was the young ripper Herman Lundmark, who kickflipped into almost every trick of his run - kickflip fs 50 on the A-frame, kickflip fs feeble on the bump-to-rail, and a bs kickflip fatty to flatty out of the A-frame kicker were just some of his tricks.

In the women's division, it was a close one between last year's winner Svea Paus and Vilja Lundmark. In the end, it was Vilja's fs feeble on the bump-to-rail, among other tricks like 50-50 on the A-frame and kickflip up the euro gap, that tipped the judges' decision in her favor. The podiums ended up looking like this:

Men Women Groms

1st place: Kristoffer Kroon

2nd place: Vitus Silas Sondrup

3rd place: Herman Lundmark

1st place: Vilja Lundmark

2nd place: Svea Paus

3rd place: Vilda Tidholm

1st place: Oskar Drought

2nd place: Assar Lövgren

3rd place: Edvard Bogren

Summer, Sun, Skate - Recap of the 1st stop in Innsbruck

30 degrees. 50 skaters and 7 nations - are just a few numbers from our personal sunshine reggae. This weekend the Best Foot Forward tour 2024 was officially started in Innsbruck, Austria and we couldn't have asked for a better way to kick-off the season. The vibe was awesome, and the level of skating was really high and far behind what we could have wished for. So let's give it up for our podiums:

Men Women Groms

1st place: Agustin Aquila

2nd place: Santino Exenberger

3rd place: Giuseppe Cola

1st place: Laura Žáčková

2nd place: Julia Placek

3rd place: Giorgia Meini

1st place: Alessio Binkert

2nd place: Viktor Jakeš

3rd place: Kevin Loi

The Prizes

We will make sure that all of the 2024 Tour winners and participants will get an awesome reward for their crazy efforts! Besides Cash4Tricks sessions that are open to anyone at each of the stops, we prepared some extras!

Big thanks to our partners - without them, our tour wouldn't be possible!

This year, as always, our skateboarding tour wouldn't be happening without our great partners, who made it possible and provided so many awesome prizes!

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