The 10th edition of Antwerp Skate Contest went off splendidly last weekend.
Words: Jan | Pics: Joselito Verschaeve
Skaters from all over Europe came to Belgium for world class skating and a ton of beer and fries infused good times. The 10th edition of Antwerp Skate Contest also took place as part of City Drops, a city festival with heaps of other things going on all around town the whole weekend.
After Friday night set the skateboarding stage right for a great weekend of Belgian skateboarding with Phil Zwijsen’s pro debut and the premiere of his Waterproof part, everyone was let loose on the skate parkour set up at Antwerp’s Jordaenskaai.
Going strong were dudes like Denmark’s Dannie Carlsen with precision flips and tranny control, treflip machine Adrien Bulard, waterproof Phil Zwijsen, dominator Aurelien Giraud, powerhouse Maxim Kruglov and flick God Jonathan Thijs took a gnarly slam but managed to come back with more perfect frontside flips as if nothing had ever happened. Lengthy style magician Magic van Heeswijk was someone you’d want to see more of, usually precise Egor Kaldikov missed a bit of precision this time around and Shajen Willems skated strong in practice but got a bit unlucky when it was go time.