You just need to see it to believe it. Not much has really changed since the first Burn The Streets two years ago and the main ingredients are still there: perfect venue in the middle of the friendly city, a progressive and evolving set-up, ever improving riders, a fiery concert just before the main act and a tremendous afterparty that never ceases to amaze. And then we have legends in their own right, born out of nothing but always legit. It’s all good, so why change it?
This year the weather was warmer than expected, so the snow on the set-up suffered and five-O shapers had much more to work than usually. The 10 trucks of snow brought from the mountains were barely enough and come finals time we had to be careful to preserve the snow. With most foreign riders out due to personal and/or transportation problems, there was a lot of space for Romanians to express themselves and they didn’t disappoint a bit. Actually, they shined properly and had a deserved showcase of their ever improving skills. This year’s ante was upped by our countrymen and we find this remarkable.
Great picture! Bobo doin a wallride
An important factor of this year’s contest was the bungee tow-in system, hated buy a few, easily accepted by the others. We feel it’s our duty t point out that this system has a rightful place in the jibbing scene, as it’s simple, effective and popular. If it wasn’t any good it wouldn’t be used so widely. Some of the most relevant jibbing spots all over the world are hit by using a bungee, so ours is here to stay.
Back to the contest, our two guests from Hungary, Bazsi and Adam acted like the cold blooded killers they are, riding everything in good style and with technical prowess. Bazsi was the true sharp shooter, though, as he used his sniper on the most difficult tricks in awesome fashion. First place, all good.
Romanian globetrotter Bobo played it smart, jibbed smoothly and got a rightful second, while local hero Peti put on a show of creativity and good manouvres for third. Fourth and fifth went to girls’ darling and „almost local” George and Poshett, a true local who’s like a great wine, refining with age. All good, for sure and all smiles until the end of the party!
Oh, the party... You know what? As there are no words to describe such an event properly, we’ll only say what happens at the party stays at the party. All good.
Concert Grasu XXL
DJ Sauce firing up the crowd
See you next year!
The five-O squad