Get ready to take your handstands to new heights with VGAN’s exciting new challenge!
Whether you’re a seasoned handstand pro, a skateboarder with a flair for mid-air acrobatics, or just love getting creative with your handstanding moves – VGAN’s #HandPlantBased challenge is your chance to shine.
VGAN wants to inspire everyone to handstand, handplant, or just flip over in a fun cartwheel, and share it under the tag #handplantbased.
Tag @VGAN_CHOICE and we will pick our favorite #handplantbased photo every month and premiere it accordingly.
To kick this off, the first prize will be NOK 5000,- and the winner will be crowned by the end of september. Future prizes will vary.
Start the challenge here at The VGAN Døds Champs.
Hot Tip: Visible VGAN logo adds bonus points.
WHAT´S A HANDPLANT?
The handplant is a trick where a skateboarder uses their hands to support themselves mid-air, usually in a halfpipe. Throughout the years, other sports have adopted the move and developed it further.
HANDPLANT ORIGINS AND INSPO
According to Jeff Grosso, Neill Blender is the all-time king of handplants, but Grosso mentions other notable “handplanters” like Bert Lamar, Lance Mountain (Sadplant, Eggplant), Jay Adams (Andrecht), Steve Schneer/Eddie Elguera (Frontside invert), and Darryl ‘Gnarls’ Miller (Miller flip) in his Loveletter to Skateboarding.
But the urge to handstand is universal, way beyond skateboarding. It’s one of the first acrobatic moves any kid will aspire to do – up against the bedroom wall, supported by grandpa, or alone in the backyard.