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Big Day Out 2012 Announces ‘The Big Skate Tour’

Written by Brayden Darke on December 9, 2011

Big Day Out 2012 organisers have announced the return of the Vert Ramp Skate Show to the national tour for 2012. The event goes back twenty years ago to the first ever Big Day Out, when skaters rolled in on a huge custom-built vert ramp to the sounds of skate rock band Village Idiots (on what was to become known as the Skate Stage).

The legendary Big Day Out skate show featured ten years of amazing skaters, amazing ramps and truly amazing skateboarding displays. It’s been ten years now since BDO has been able to do the skate tour as part of its regular shows, and to celebrate 20 years of BDO, the skate show is back for 2012 and it’s bigger than ever!

The ramp is purpose built for the Big Day Out 2012 tour, and is a 14ft high x 40ft wide beauty. Nothing like building a brand new perfect ramp to inspire the BDO skaters to go over the top.

Kicking off in New Zealand and continuing across Australia in January and February 2012, some of the world’s very best vert skaters will join the tour, headed by legend Tony Hawk (back for his 3rd BDO).

Tony Hawk Vert Jam

Tony Hawk gets his own ramp for a unique skate show spectacular late in the afternoon at every Big Day Out in New Zealand and Australia

Tony Hawk
Kevin Staab
Sandro Diaz
Neal Hendrix
Jesse Fritsch

The Kings of Vert

Some of the best vert skaters from the current World Cup Skateboard circuit.

Elliot Sloan
Alex Perelson
Sam Beckett
Juergen Horrwarth
Renton Millar

The Legends of Vert

Representin’ for Australia, welcome back some our finest BDO Skate Show stars of the past.

Nathan Beck
Trevor Ward
Rj Barbaro
Adam Luxford
Micheal Mulhall

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