While Pinkbike users had the chance to vote and crown the peoples champion, our panel of judges that includes Devin Schmidt from Root One Productions, Mark Zealand from Hitcase
and Long Nguyen Photography all worked together to crown the top three videos based on the riding, creativity, execution and overall wow factor.
With all that being said, the final three videos were in extremely tight running for placement. Massive respect to all the teams. These were epic vids that the riders were able to pull off using simply their iPhones and some creative out of the box filming techniques.
We're stoked to finally announce the winners!1st Place $4,000 & Pinkbike Viewers Choice $1,500 - Reno-Shoot'n Mount'n Bik'n Blues! Score
: 108 out of a possible 120
The Reno edit really was a complete package for us. Just a pleasure to watch. The story line was very creative and deserves high marks for production value. Very engaging with a wide variety of riding. Entertained us the whole way through.2nd Place $2,500 - Postal Crew Score
: 98 out of a possible 120
Riding in this video is top shelf. Extremely technical and just an overall blaze of raw talent. This video combines brilliant camera techniques with in your face bangers. A lot of hard work went into this video and it shows. 3rd Place $1,000 - A Shovel's Life Score
: 97 out of a possible 120
Very creative storyline using the shovel as the main character. Great use of lighting and angles throughout the video. And it's of no surprise, they easily took the award for steeziest group of dudes in the competition.
That's a wrap for this year's Showdown! We want to give a huge thanks to all these insanely talented riders and of course the sponsors who made this showdown possible.
For more info on the contest check out www.atshowdown.com