Martin Atanasov wins 2021 Best Foot Forward Europe Tour

October 4, 2021 | Skateboarding
Martin Atanasov: the grand winner of the 2021 Best Foot Forward Europe Tour | Photo: Hannes Mautner

Martin Atanasov and Liv Broder have taken out the 2021 Best Foot Forward Europe Tour finals at Innsbruck in Austria.

After ten stages which attracted more than 500 skateboarders from 21 different nations, it was time for the ultimate showdown.

The world's largest amateur skateboarding competition had been on pause for nearly a year and a half due to the pandemic.

The two-day finals had 40 male and female riders from 13 countries, making it a true skate festival.

All competitors proved why they deserved a spot in the ultimate contest and put out highly technical tricks combined with a lot of styles.

On the first day, and following a photo and video session on the legendary Landhausplatz, it was time to roll to the Marktplatz.

At the Austrian spot, a mini ramp was set up especially for the riders to provide them with unique footage and memories of Innsbruck.

The day culminated with a massive Cash for Tricks session.

Liv Broder: the skater from Zürich stole the show in Innsbruck | Photo: Hannes Mautner

Go Big or Go Home

On the second day, the biggest European amateur skate circuit held its grand finale.

The winners of the Best Foot Forward Europe Tour went home with a check and a once-in-a-lifetime chance to a sponsored trip to California.

A high level of skateboarding was expected, but what the boys and girls delivered exceeded all expectations.

The Austrian hall was on fire, and outside in the Brand Village, the vibes were great.

Martin Atanasov took the win with one bail but massive tricks like the transfer to frontside tailslide over the rather big pyramid, a noseblunt slide, and a backside 270 lipslide on the big down rail, and a solid run covering a lot of the course.

The second place went to Lenni Pfeiffer with tech tricks like double tre flip up the euro gap, a flip backside boardslide down the big rail, and beautiful frontside feeble grinds on the straight rail.

Santino Exenberger came in third with an astonishing number of 14 tricks in a perfect run.

He was using the kicker line and every other obstacle, for example, a crazy transfer lipslide quarter to quarter, a bigger spin flip on the hip, a frontside feeble on the big down rail, and a blunt frontside flip on the quarter.

Swiss skateboarder Liv Broder was in a league of her own, and she won the women's competition with a frontside feeble on the small down rail, a frontside boardslide down the big down rail, high kickflips up the euro gap, and frontside and backside 270 over the hip.

2021 Best Foot Forward Europe Tour | Finals

Men
1. Martin Atanasov (Sofia/BGR)
2. Lenni Pfeiffer (Vienna/AUT)
3. Santino Exenberger (Schwaz/AUT)

Women
1. Liv Broder (Zürich/SUI)
2. Julia Placek (Mödling/AUT)
3. Jeromine Louvet (Castanet Tolosan/FRA)

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