Nike+ Festival of Sport 2012 Shanghai Nike SB Skate Demo

By - August 26th, 2012

A year sure went by quickly, and while the locale was still the same, the audience was quite different. When Nike SB Team riders Paul Rodriguez, Eric Koston, Shane O’Neill and Omar Salazar took to the temporary skate park at 2011 Nike Festival of Sport, majority of the gathered fans have never experienced a professional skate venue before. Fast forward to 12 months later, the crowd was still as enthusiastic as ever, except their knowledge of skate have doubled during the months before. Along bleachers at Nike+ Festival of Sport 2012 in Shanghai, kids blurted out tricks among the “ooh” and “ahh” as Eric Koston, Omar Salazar, Stefan Janoski, and Theotis Beasley skated by. Even if the sport is still in its infancy when you compare it to basketball, all those who attended the event will tell that popularity of skateboarding in China isn’t just growing, it is thriving beyond their expectation. Can’t wait to see what next year’s skate demo will bring…