With only a few more days until skateboarding makes it official debut at the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo, we wanted to share the thoughts about this monumental event from a select few competitors that were headed to the big show. Featuring Bryce Wettstein (USA), Vincent Milou (FRA), Marilyn Arda Didal (PHI), Sky Brown (GBR), Andy Anderson (CAN), Leticia Bufoni (BRA), Lizzie Armanto (FIN), Felipe Gustavo (BRA), Roos Zwetsloot (NED), Mariah Duran (USA), Manny Santiago (PUR), and Nyjah Huston (USA).
And remember to tune in these next two weeks as these elite skateboarders take the biggest stage of their careers: July 25-26 (Street) and August 4-5 (Park).
Vans, the global leader in skateboarding for over 50 years and world-renowned, iconic Finnish skater, Lizzie Armanto, celebrate Vans’ partnership with Skateistan, the award-winning international non-profit organization which empowers youth through skateboarding and education in Afghanistan, Cambodia, South Africa and supports other social skate projects around the world.
In celebration of Go Skateboarding Day, Vans proudly announces a new partnership with Skateistan, the award-winning international non-profit organization which empowers youth through skateboarding and education in Afghanistan, Cambodia, South Africa and supports other social skate projects around the world.
Featuring Vans ambassador and Skateistan board member, Tony Hawk, Vans skaters Lizzie Armanto and Pedro Barros, as well as Skateistan ambassadors Kouv Chansangva (known as Tin) and Yann Horowitz.
Now through September, Vans will donate $10 USD from every pair of Vans Custom Skate Classics purchased from June 21 to August 30, 2021 – up to US$200k – to Tides Foundation in support of Skateistan.
Taka Higashino, Clayton Vila, and Lizzie Armanto don’t seem all that similar at first glance. Sure, they are professional athletes on the Monster Energy roster, but in completely different places. However, they did share one thing when they were young: Where they grew up was not conductive to their dreams.
This film follows these three as seven-year-old kids on all sides of the planet as they become infatuated with their action sport for the first time. The problem? Clayton lives on a tiny island with no ski mountains in sight, Taka is from Osaka, Japan where FMX is nowhere near a commonality, and Lizzie lives in a society where seeing a girl at the skatepark was considered cute at-best. But none of them seemed to even noticed – they were completely obsessed. And in time, they started to show real talent.
This short story is a call to action to anyone who notices talent and determination at an early age. Whether you just give them some props at the local skatepark, or you risk it all shipping your kid off to a program, to pursue their dreams, your support and encouragement is paramount to a child turning young talent into world-class athletic success.
End 2020 off right with all your favorites MOB videos put into one montage! Watch Mason Silva, Jahmir Brown, Lizzie Armanto, Sebo Walker, Dylan Jaeb, Jonathan Perez, Felipe Mota, Chris Wimer, Carlos Ribiero, Patrick Praman, Will Gomez, Tom Asta, Blake Carpenter, Miles Silvas, and Ace Pelka.
Tony Hawk and grand theft auto? This backstage pass to the Birdhouse Skate & Create part is the mashup you didn’t know existed. Red Bull went behind the scenes with the Birdhouse team as they took their WAR RIG van to new levels. Featuring Tony Hawk, Clive Dixon, Shawn Hale, Clint Walker, Eliott Sloan, Lizzie Armanto, David Loy, Ed Duff, and Aaron “Jaws” Homoki.
In volume three of Dew Tour’s On The Spot video montage, they mashed together all the spontaneous skateboard clips Dew collected from the summer of 2020 to create one banger edit. Watch the montage above featuring Dominick Walker, Murilo Peres, Allysha Le, Tristan Rennie, Chris Russell, Lizzie Armanto, CJ Collins, and Clay Kreiner.
With a gift for competitive bowl and park skating, Lizzie Armanto could easily sit back and compete her way to international notoriety. But she’s a skater’s skater, with an eye on firsts. From pro model decks to signature shoes magazine covers to becoming the first woman to do the loop, Lizzie is the next level of women’s professional skateboarding.