Halloween is over, and so the wait to meet the Halloween Fbing 2017 winners!
With the unquestionable popularity of Instagram as a platform to share fingerboard videos, this year’s contest was quite a challenge for us, and considering the last year’s absence of Halloween Fbing contest, we really wanted to do our best this year (within the time limitations that we have). We truly believe that this is a fun contest and we love to see riders making creative videos, so we will do as much a possible to keep this alive!
This year we introduced some small improvements to the overall contest experience, from fixing the most stupid typos on the rules page to creating and restructuring existing information to make everything easier to understand.
We also tried to make the contest more accessible to you. Yes, reading the rules can be painful to some people, and next year we will try to do a better work in this regard. But this year we spent some time creating more visually appealing ways to get the rules closer to you, and to simplify the general definition of the contest.
Thankfully, all of this paid off: this year we have received more videos than ever before and it has also been the year with more participants from different countries. It’s also true that we have received videos that shine in some aspects, but go unnoticed in others (at the end it’s a fingerboard contest, but as it was stated in the rules page, this contest is not about recordigng a fingerboard video during Halloween, but to actually give a Halloween touch to the video) which ultimately made judging the videos a really hard task for us. But we have seen so many new ideas this year, and we’re so happy to know that people are loving the contest!
With no further delay, we’re proud to introduce you the Top 20 Halloween Fbing 2017 videos (including the 6 winning videos).
6th Place: Dominick Esuah (Spain)
5th Place: William Martínez (Spain)
4th Place: Ian Mulet (Argentina)
3rd Place: Santiago Mendoza (Colombia)
2nd Place: Michael Marquez (USA)
1st Place: Ziggy Britten (Australia)
Top 20 videos
To see the riders entries, just click their names!
- Ziggy Britten (Australia)
- Michael Marquez (USA)
- Santiago Mendoza (Colombia)
- Ian Mulet (Argentina)
- William Martínez (Spain)
- Dominick Esuah (Spain)
- Manu Trejo (Mexico)
- Dmitriy Kamnev (Russia)
- Jannes Lieder (Germany)
- Jaz Etienne (USA)
- Christian Gonzales (USA)
- Diego Legrand (Spain)
- Elkin Marfil (Spain)
- Ray Reeves (USA)
- João Sousa (Portugal)
- Erik Gomez (Mexico)
- Diego Ordoñez (Spain)
- Mario Jimenez (Spain)
- Nicholas Dobson (Chile)
- Fernando Ruiz (Spain)
To those who don’t appear in the Top 20:
Don’t be mad. If your video is not among the Top 20 entries, it’s possible that you have an award winning edit, but not so good tricks and filming, or maybe there are insane tricks but the video has little or nothing related to Halloween… So for the next year, pay more attention to the rules and don’t be discouraged! Yes, it is a fingerboard contest and tricks are important, but it’s also called Halloween Fbing for a reason!
To those who didn’t make it to the Top 6:
Don’t get discouraged, but quite the opposite: we believe that this serves to motivate you and encourage you to try again next year. We’ve seen in previous editions of Halloween Fbing how riders that were below the Top 6 ended up entering the Top 6 the following year (you can see this by yourself by simply checking the winners from different editions on the contests menu).
And, well… Do we really need to say again that your video is among the 20 best videos of this year’s contest? Just in case: YOUR VIDEO IS AMONG THE 20 BEST VIDEOS OF THIS YEAR’S CONTEST! CONGRATULATIONS!!
To the winners:
Congratulations! You made it! You guys totally deserve the prizes you are going to receive, so we hope you enjoy them! In the next few days we will contact you via the email address you used to submit your video to ask you for a postal address to send the prizes (please be patient). As always, all the shipping costs of the prizes are the Fingercan.com responsibility, so you don’t have to worry about anything at all.
To the sponsors:
We really love you guys. Most of you are supporting the contest for the second, third or even fourth time. We’re so grateful to be able to count with your constant support, and we want to thank our new sponsors for trusting us and supporting the contest. So, to all of you, Planktoon, Vaudeville, Level Up, Fingerboardstore.de, South Soft, Northwoods, BeastPants, Blackriver, Berlinwood and FlatFace: THANK YOU!!!
If, for some reason, you are reading this but still haven’t seen the Halloween Fbing 2017 prizes, stop wasting your time and click here to see them!