(Andrew Brewer frontside boardslide through the kink)
For many years now, Arnette has supported the Downtown Throwdown by Snowboy Productions. Each year it’s gotten better and better being in great downtown locations like Seattle and San Francisco, and just a couple days ago in heart of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Since that area is home to so many of the snowboard community’s urban riding pros, the public turnout was dense with true fans.
Living within driving distance were our pros Zac Marben & Ethan Deiss, who were chosen to be a part of the judging panel. They had their work cut out for them, and tried to not pay too much favoritism to our competing guys: Johnny Lazz, Spencer Schubert, Andrew Brewer, & Nial Romanek. …but in the end, it was an obvious choice to award Nial with a 2nd place payout of $5000!
Later that night Arnette hosted the official Afterparty, where the boys had a much deserved celebration with the locals. Cheers!
To view full coverage of the event including more photos of our riders, click over to Yobeat.com’s wrap-up post: http://www.yobeat.com/2013/10/23/2013-downtown-throwdown-the-minneapolis-edition/