One of the new additions to the Vans Clash of the Crews Shop vs. Shop contest this year was an insane Concrete Jam, where each crew picked their best cement chomper to go all out in the courtyard. As usual, things got way crazier than expected.
In true SPoT fashion, we added a few extra events to this year’s Clash of the Crews Shop Vs. Shop contest. One of them was a ripping Best Trick Jam that ended with Marcos Montoya blasting an insane krooked grind nollie flip out across the flatbar. Yeah Marcos!
30 Crews went head to head on January 19, 2019 for our annual Clash of the Crews contest, presented by Vans. There were shops from all over the country, including Chicago’s Asylum Skateshop, Vu from Baltimore, and South Carolina’s Bluetile Skateshop, and even the legendary Ray Barbee was in attendance. Check out some highlights from the Street Contest.
Vans is pleased to announce House of Vans will be coming to Detroit January 24-27, 2019. The four days of programming will include live music, a street market showcasing various members of Detroit’s burgeoning creative community, immersive art exhibitions and workshops, skate clinics and an indoor skate park. All free with RSVP at http://houseofvans.com now!
Vans Asia rented a “Shikumen”, an old Shanghai lane house, for a month and invited the Vans team from all over the world to explore the city. Staying in week-long shifts, the team from the USA, France, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, South Korea, and Japan cruised around with the Vans China team as they skated the city of marble, devouring xiaolongbaos and dodging scooters along the way. Featuring Chima Ferguson, Jesse Noonan, Jackson Pilz, Juwon Eun, Chris Bradley, Piet Guilfoyle, Azreen Azman, Dustin Henry, Etienne Gagne, Victor Pellegrin, Jeremy Hu, CK, Xiao Jun, Fifa Tintarn, Jerm Sothichai, Shogo Zama, Mario Palandeng, Zhenya Buzukin, Mike Lee, Justin Henry, and Pedro Delfino. Filmed and edited by Tommy Zhao and Liu Maomao.
Burritos are good. Drugs are bad. If you are doing drugs, please get help. Legend Jeff Grosso looks back on one wild day back in 1997 when he did some drugs and ended up with a burrito in his butt. Look, it’s a long story. Don’t judge. Just watch the damn video.
Grosso’s not going off? That’s what he thinks. The editors have hours and hours of footage of Jeff speaking his mind and have edited some of their favorite outtakes together into one incoherent episode. Enjoy. Loveletters Season 10 returns in April, 2019.
AntiHero Skateboards’ Julien Stranger is an enigma wrapped in a riddle—he also rips. Grosso takes 60 seconds to remind everyone how rad Julien is.
Grosso talks about airs and the people who do airs and all the different kinds of airs. This is a loveletter to getting into the air.
The 2018 VPS Pro Finals is one for the history books, once again being decided in the last run of the day. With one of the biggest & raddest purpose built Vans Park Series courses set down as the canvas in Suzhou, China, the world’s best park terrain skaters took little time to rip it to shreds with a display of technical and powerful skatings.
The veteran heavyweights in Sorgente, Barros and Schaar took the podium but the young guns in Jagger Eaten, CJ Collins, Patrick Ryan, Corey Juneau and Roman Pabich came with a show of force putting together runs that display new levels of creativity and skill that hinted at a bright and burly future.
Pedro Barros (BRA) came frustratingly close to his maiden VPS Pro Championships title with this huge run during the finals of the 2018 Vans Park Series Pro Finals in Suzhou, China.
Alex Sorgente brought the perfect display of power and tech to take home his 2nd VPS Pro Tour Championship. Congratulations Alex!