CJ Collins has been on fire all week here in Shanghai and capped it off with a 2nd place finish in the final!
Roman Pabich has been due for a break through event and he came through here in Shanghai with a huge 88.17 in the final.
Watch the first stop of the 2019 Men’s & Women’s Pro Tour live from Shanghai, China.
A look behind one of the most iconic grinds in skateboarding, performed by one of the most charismatic characters in skate history, Dave Hackett.
Vans Park Series newest tour challenger The Flyin’ Hawaiian, Heimana Reynolds, is no stranger to VPS. In 2018 Heimana caught the eye of our selection committee by flying around the Huntington Beach stop of the tour like a damn ʻApapane. We’re excited he’ll be joining us at all the stops in 2019 as a tour challenger. Watch as Rick and Buddy of Six Stair spend the day with Heimana in Hawaii.
Never Settle is not about perfection. It’s about the constant pursuit of improvement. It’s hard to define Guan Mu with one single tag. He is a geek who is crazy about the newest technology. Vlogging is one of the main themes of his life. He is also an enthusiastic skater under the gentle appearance. Enjoy a glimpse of Guan Mu’s self-challenging attitude and feel its resonation with the brand culture and spirit – Never Settle.
It came as no surprise that Tom Schaar won the 2019 Vans Pool Party Pro contest for the third year straight but it was no walk in the park. Tristan Rennie, 2nd, and Moto Shibata, 3rd, showed up swinging to give a run for his money. Bucky Lasek, 4th, showed strong, fast runs throughout the finals and narrowly missed the podium. Watch the highlights for all the action.
This Saturday we officially kick off the 2019 VPS Pro Tour in Shanghai, China. Tune in to watch the LIVE BROADCAST HERE.
Saturday May 18th 2019
Shanghai, China – 12 noon
Los Angeles – 9pm (Friday 17th May)
New York – 12am
London – 5am
Sydney – 2pm
Skateboarding is freedom. In 1989 when George Powell, the owner of Powell Peralta Skateboards, flew to Beijing China was transforming from a closed market Communist society to an open global super power. George had one goal: to bring skateboarding to the biggest country in the world. The only problem: there were no skaters or skateboards anywhere in China.
Andrew Allen’s local skatepark gets overrun by renegade rollerbladers who are addicted to waxing just about everything in the park. A dreadlocked Brazilian rollerblading Amazon woman becomes Andrew’s enemy and challenges him to a slippery skate off. She wins, but in the end she really loses.
Watch Vans Rider Tom Schaar’s three-peat winning run of the 2019 Vans Pool Party to see how he won his 4th Pro Division title at age 19.
Watch Lance Mountain’s best run of the 2019 Vans Pool Party to see how he took the win in the Legends Division.