This past weekend Vans Shop Riot headed to Wave Skatepark, for the Italian leg of Shop Riot 2017.
22 stores from all over Italy battled it out in order to be crowned the 'Best Skate Shop' of this peninsula, whilst earning a spot at the next European finals in Milan.
After a fierce qualifying session which went up until the last trick, Milanese born Tony Marello’s shop provided a consistent performance spanning across the entire park, earning them fourth place. Paper Shop from Romagna finished up third with an array of technical tricks across some of the gnarliest parts of the park. Second place went to Bastard Store, however they suffered through an injury to local ripper Aref Koushesh, who could not skate in the final, but was replaced by Edo Paris. Needless to say, the team didn’t give up despite the setback with Jacopo Carozzi literally on fire. On the day, the spoils went to Flame Shop, who killed the rail with continuous flip tricks, and managed to tear up every part of the giant concrete park.
1. Flame Shop - Fabio Montagner, Alessandro Cesario, Samir El Kerdoud, Luca Bortolotto
2. Bastard Store - Aref Koushesh, Jacopo Carozzi, Marco Giordano, Claudio Santoro
3. Paper Surf Shop – Alessandro Mari, Marco Franceschin, Davide Rossano, Gianmarco Ciselli
4. Tony Marello - Indro Martinenghi, Guido Stazi, Daniele Martelli, Nahuel Roldan
Nixon Best Trick winner:
Jacopo Carozzi (Bastard Store) - Nollie flip fs noseblunt