The Downtown Throwdown and that Trickster Raven
Seattle’s Occidental Park hosted the 4th annual Downtown Throwdown rail ceremony. The event was held in the daylight hours because the area is a bit too “authentic” to have kids showing up after dark.
Organized by Krush Kulesza president of Snowboy Productions and marketing master of Summit at Snoqualmie, hosted by Jesse Burtner of Think Thank, with special help from Lib Tech, Red Bull, Quiksilver, Snowboard Connection, Ride WA, and Pyramid Brewery. The Downtown Throwdown featured more shaved ice than a Ukulele Jam. Snowboy built a beautiful feature set that included a double barrel down rail, a flat down box, a couple of flat walls with an oversized coping channel and several large Haida Totems handcarved by Krush himself. The event saw some happy hobos and some of the world’s best rail riders gather together in an early season riding ceremony that tributes the mythical snow snake and that trickster Raven.
1 Nick Visconti $3,000
2 Forest Bailey $2,000
3 Scott Stevens $1,000
4 Johnny Lazz $750
5 Ben Bogart $500
Jason Robinson backside 3 to 5-0 to 180 out
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Downtown Throwdown 2009: Official Video
Downtown Throwdown 2009: Photos
Downtown Throwdown 2009: Rider Dinner Video Pre Event
Downtown Throwdown 2009: Rider Dinner Photos Pre Event
Downtown Throwdown 2009: Battle in Occidental Park