Back to the…back to the banks, y’all! The Brooklyn Banks, that is! The city had threatened to demolish this legendary New York skate spot several times in recent years, but now we’re stoked to say it has just been restored and re-opened legally! Every skateboarder who visits this spot from now on owes a debt of gratitude to Steve Rodriguez for his tireless efforts to make this vision into a reality.
To celebrate this monumental undertaking, please join title sponsors 5boro, Emerica and Red Bull, along with Spitfire, Volcom, KCDC and Autumn skate shops, as they bring you the Back to the Banks Skate Jam and Best Trick contest this coming Saturday, August 27 at 1:00 p.m. Just to be able to skate the banks is reason enough to make it out, but we’re going to throw a little more incentive your way and offer up free food, drinks and product, as well.
Pros from 5boro, Emerica, Baker, Foundation, Spitfire and many others will be duking it out in the Best Trick contest for the title of “King of the Banks”. Be sure to come out and support the scene in New York and celebrate the fact that the banks are once again open to skateboarding…this time for good.