Best Foot Forward Europe Tour

Best Foot Forward 2022 is back! After an amazing tour last year and a great winners trip to the US, the biggest skate contest in Europe is finally starting into the next round.

Since 2017, the Best Foot Forward tour has been making its rounds through Europe in search of ambitious amateur skaters who share the fun of skating as much as we do. The fourth edition of the tour starts on the 30th of April in Vienna, where the three best skaters can qualify for the Grand Final in Innsbruck. But instead of 10 stops, this year there are 11 stops in 7 countries.

Recap of the previous tour stops in 2022:

1. Stopp: 30.04.2022 in Vienna - AT, Copa Beach Skatepark

2. Stopp: 14.05.2022 in Maribor - SLO, Maribor Skatepark

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3. Stopp: 26.05.2022 in Hamburg - DE, TSG Bergedorf

4. Stopp: 28.05.2022 in Berlin - DE, Skatehalle Berlin

5. Stopp: 18.06.2022 in Vantaa - FI, Myyrmäki Skatepark

6. Stopp: 02.07.2022 in Chur - CH, Betongarta Skatepark

7. Stopp: 16.07.2022 in Ulm - DE, Reithalle Ulm

8. Stopp: 30.07.2022 in Düsseldorf - DE, Skatepark Eller

9. Stopp: 06.08.2022 in Bulle - CH, Stones Family Skatepark Bulle

10. Stopp: 13.08.2022 in Oslo - NO, Skur13 Skatehall

11. Stopp: 28.08.2022 in Amsterdam - NL, Zeeburg Skate Park

The classic BFF format remains the same:

Jam Format:

  • Quali-run for boys & girls
  • The best boys proceed to the final runs.
  • The best girls will be ranked by their quali-run
  • 2 riders per heat
  • 2 minutes per heat

Followed by a fat cash for tricks session

Like last year, the U20 riders (until birth year 2003) will have the opportunity to earn points for the World Rookie Tour Ranking at each BFF Tour stop: www.worldrookietour.com

Follow us on Instagram @bestfootforwardeurope to stay up to date and to not miss out on any further information.

Register here for the stop in your city:

Registration

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Timetable Hamburg - TSG Bergedorf:

11:00 – 14:00: Registration & Warm Up

14:00 – 14:15: Riders Meeting by Stefan Ebner (DE & EN)

14:15 – 17:00: Qualifiers

17:00 – 17:30: Finals

17.30 – 18.00: Cash4Tricks - anyone can participate!

18:00 – 18:30: Prize Giving

*Times may change depending on the number of participants.

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Timetable Berlin - Skatehalle Berlin:

11:00 – 14:00: Registration & Warm Up

14:00 – 14:15: Riders Meeting by Stefan Ebner (DE & EN)

14:15 – 17:00: Qualifiers

17:00 – 17:30: Finals

17.30 – 18.00: Cash4Tricks - anyone can participate!

18:00 – 18:30: Prize Giving

21:00 - 21:45: Video premiere: Teamriders Sandro Brett and Danny Brown

*Times may change depending on the number of participants.

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Video premiere Berlin

1. „Lost my teeth“ Sandro’s part, filmed by Denito

2. “Borderless” Marmol International Skate Media

3. “BREXIT” Danny’s part (Marmol)

Marmol International Skate Media presents - “Borderless” this 15min video features various skaters with a bunch of tricks that can’t be missed! We will be showing this as our appetizer to get you all fired up!

It was captured in a handful of different cities around the globe in which some of the skaters are local too.

As for the main dish, we will be premiering Danny Brown’s “BREXIT” PART.

Danny will share with us a bag full of tricks that he has thrown down since he decided to skip out on Brexit and move away from Birmingham to live his life as a skater here in Berlin.

Danny’s manual combos will make you feel that manuals tricks are easy when in fact, they’re really not!

Video filmed and edited by @bast_digital.

Our Sponsors:

DC

DC Shoes is an American company that is known for their comfortable footwear for action sports, including skateboarding and snowboarding. The company also manufactures apparel, bags, accessories, hats and much more. DC is a long-time partner of the BFF Tour, and we look forward to another year together.

NIXON

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STS Skate CO

Spred the Shred. STS brings top quality skateboards with creative designs to the world! They have been part of the tour since last year and joined the winners of 2021 together with the Blue Tomato event team through the nicest skateparks in LA and the surrounding area.

RedBull

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Chiemseer

A delicious Helles after the skate session? Chiemsser stands for the art of Bavarian brewing. They brew their beers with love and a lot of care in the Rosenheim brewery.

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Tour 2022

Vienna - 30.04.2022:

The Best Foot Forward Europe Tour celebrated its 2022 Tour debut on 30th of April at the Copa Beach Plaza skatepark in Vienna. With sunny weather, good vibes and a top skatepark, the skaters got the crowd going.

With many familiar faces as well as many new riders, the tour kick-off with 52 riders from 7 nations became a true spectacle.

Another highlight was the very successful Cash4Tricks session with banger tricks on the stair set. You had to be quick, because with so many creative tricks, the money was quickly spent.

Image Credit: Phillip Carl Riedel

Pictures Vienna

Podium

Men

1st place: Santino Exenberger

2nd place: Marcell Dessewffy

3rd place: Yakov Terrell

Women

1st place: Julia Placek

2nd place: Nadia Scherer

3rd place: Sterr Meijer

Groms

1st place: Ilias Karamichailidis

2nd place: Patric Illut

3rd place: Ziegler Aime Samuel Yas

Image Credit: Phillipp Carl Riedl

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Maribor - 14.05.2022

After a successful start of the tour in Vienna, the second Best Foot Forward Europe tour stop in Maribor was also a full success!

With 59 skaters from a total of 10 different nations, the rider field in Maribor was very international, similar to last year.

Good weather, the perfect Maribor Skatepark and the good vibes of the spectators and skaters made the event a very unique spectacle. Thanks to everyone who came out!

Next Stopps Hamburg & Berlin!

Credit: Drago Emberisic

Pictures Maribor

Podium

Men

1st place: Agustin Aquila

2nd place: Martin Atanasov

3rd place: Mitja Tezak

Women

1st place: Julia Placek

2nd place: Dora Grabecz-Horvath

3rd place: Rajana Spiljak

Groms

1st place: Patric Ilut

2nd place: Frenk Martinsek

3rd place: Zak Topolovec

Image Credit: Drago Emberisic & Gal Vrbnjak

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Recap: Winnerstrip USA 2022

Together with the winners of 2021 the journey started directly to sunny San Francisco USA. Once there, everyone grabbed their skateboards and started exploring different Skateparks and iconic Skatespots around the city. The crème de la crème of the whole trip were the visits to: Thrasher, Deluxe, Brailleskate, NHS INC. and a trip to Los Angeles to the Berrics. Apart from skating, what made this trip so memorable were the nice dinners, the conversations, and the new people they met.

Recap: Best Foot Forward European Finals

After 10 amazing stopps, with more than 500 skaters from 21 different countries, Best Foot Forward went to Innsbruck for the BIG FINALS. On the 02.10.2021 the 40 best skaters from 13 countries came together & showed why they gained a spot in the European Finals!

Podium:

Men:
1st place: Martin Atanasov- @martin_sk8atnsv
2nd place: Lenni Pfeiffer - @lennipfeiffer
3rd place: Santino Exenberger - @santinoexenberger

Women:
1st place: Liv Broder - @liv.broder
2nd place: Julia Placek - @july.sk8
3rd place: Jeromine Louvet - @jeromine.louvet

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