What: The fifth annual Back to the Banks contest, featuring veteran pros and an army of hungry amateurs amassing from all over, for one of the most legit street contests in the US. This year there is more prize money and a bigger family of sponsors supporting the event. But behind it all, the real purpose of Back to the Banks is to promote and preserve skateboarding at the Brooklyn Banks.
“For us, it’s just as important as a monument in Washington or wherever,” says Steve Rodriguez, event director, owner of 5Boro, and a keystone in the NYC skate scene.
Date: Saturday, June 6, 2009 at 1:00 pm
Location: Under the Brooklyn Bridge in Manhattan, New York.
Format: One jam and three best trick sections on the banks, the blocks and the stairs / rail.
Booty: $10,000 Total in cash and prizes, $2,000 for each best trick, $2,000 best overall
Sponsors: 5boro, Emerica, Volcom, Skateboarder Magazine, Red Bull, MetroPlus, World Industries, Bones, Tech Deck