Gros-Fays, Bièvre, Namur, Belgium: Congrats to Eat Concrete team on successfully hosting the first Belgian Championship of Downhill Skateboarding.
From Eat Concrete:
After 7 months of preparations, the 5 members of Eat Concrete were ready to open the first Belgian Championship downhill skateboarding ever. On the 4th and 5th May the place to be is Gros-Fays in Namur, Belgium. On Friday everybody was welcome to chill at the camping for a little concert by the fire, drink some beers and prepare for the 2 days of competition.
84 people registered for the first Belgian Championship. Men and women from Sweden, Czech Republic, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgian Riders all together. On the first day we started with a freeride with the all the competitors to train on the track. The contestants drove down with 4 persons at once at a maximum speed of 80km/h. In the afternoon we started with selections which contained 7 rounds. 4 rounds on Saturday afternoon and 3 on Sunday morning. Sunday afternoon the best of 16 fight for the Eat Concrete and Belgian Championship title.
Our first Downhill contest was a blast! Perfect weather, lovely people, lots of spectators and a lot of Belgium beer.
There was a positive vibe under the competitors and everyone displayed a high level of skills. We got lots of positive reactions also of the Community of Bièvre. Especially the major was very excited about the event. So we’ll hopefully see you all back next year for the second edition of Eat Concrete!
Special thanks to all our sponsors: WoodNote Boards, Sickboards, All4Skate Shop, Decibel, FROS vzw, SurfShop Medusa, RedBull Mobile, OoDeeKay, Original Skateboards, Root Longboards, AllBoardsports, Commune de Bièvre, Jupiler, Stuvo Howest, Buysse Horeca and many more. Extreme special thanks to all the amazing volunteers, we couldn’t do it without you.