Carhartt would like to introduce a series of experiments in anti-gravity, human particle collisions and theories of relativity, called the etnies EUROPEAN SKATEBOARD CHAMPIONSHIPS. The series of tests is happening from the 06. – 09. of August 2009 in the Margarethen Kunsteislaufbahn in Basel, Switzerland.

More than 300 skateboarders from over 20 nations are expected to examine the new streetcourse build by IOU-Ramps to try to defy the forces of gravity.

On Thursday the youngster’s skills are being analysed in the Junior Champs and the best of these newly discovered talents will be mixed together with the older competitors on Saturday.

The list of invited scientists for the prequalification on Friday will be published on skateboardeurope.com. Saturday is the day for the gravity tests in the miniramp with a solid qualification followed by countless interactions on the streetcourse in the street qualification.

The ladies start off Sunday with the Girls Jam and the studies continue with the finals during the day in miniramp and street.

Thursday, 6. August: Junior Champs Street - 14:00-19:00

Friday, 7. August: Street prequalification - 12:00-19:00

Saturday, 8. August: Miniramp qualification - 14:00-16:00 Street qualification - 12:00-18:00

Sunday, 10. August: Girls qualification - 10:30-11:30 Street semifinal - 12:00-14:00 Girls final - 14:00-14:30 Miniramp final - 14:30-15:30 Street final - 16:00-17:00 Best trick - 17:00-17:30 Awards ceremony - 18:00

Additional research details will be published on skateboardeurope.com