This past weekend Vans Shop Riot Series 2017 returned to the legendary Northbrigade Skatepark in Cologne, Germany. This year the event returned for a third time at this magical spot.
Supported by a big local crowd, 14 Shop teams went into battle to fight for the title of “Germany’s Best Shop Team" and ultimately winning a place in Milan, Italy for the finals.
In a nerve racking finale, it was the one on one battle between SHRN and Team Titus that would decide the overall winner. SHRN had a great team effort with Joscha Aicher epitomizing this by knocking off a traffic cone balanced on Paul Zenner’s head (as shown on edit). Daniel Ledermann cleared a big gap with a huge 360 flip, however it wasn’t enough for the win.
Team Titus once again showed in the finals how to get it done. Yannick Schall and Jost Arens destroyed the big rail with nollie frontside boardslides and a big spin fronside boardslide. Whilst Partick Rogalski ollied over the boards of his team mates in the big quarter. In the end, Team Titus claimed the win for the third time in a row.
In the Nixon best trick contest everyone headed to the big section, Ike Fromme took home the win and a signature Nixon watch.
Denny Pham landed a nollie heelflip frontside boardslide, Fabian Trojer did a back tailslide bigspin out on the big hubba and Peter Eich landed a bigspin flip front board.
The Riot heads to Winterthur, Switzerland next on June 18th.
Follow all the action from Vans Shop Series 2017, from qualifiers to finals at vansshopriot.com.
1. Team Titus – Yannick Schall, Jost Arens, Patrick Rogalski
2. SHRN – Daniel Ledermann, Joscha Aicher, Paul Zenner
3. Titus Wuppertal – Sascha Scharf, Dominic Peters, Niklas Stube
Best Trick Winner:
Ike Fromme (Mantis) – FS Smith Grind Body Varial in the Big Section