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.
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.
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.
Watch Lance Mountain’s best run of the 2019 Vans Pool Party to see how he took the win in the Legends Division.
Vans looks forward to commemorating 15 years of iconic skateboarding, as the 2019 Vans Pool Party makes its historic return to the legendary Vans Combi Bowl on Saturday, May 4 in Orange, CA. Highly regarded as the premier bowl competition that pioneered the style and evolution of modern vertical skateboarding today, the Vans Pool Party showcases the undisputed Legends of the sport, alongside the world’s leading Pros and Masters to celebrate the pure creativity and athleticism that has emerged from the Combi Bowl’s legacy.
The DIY concrete skatepark building revolution altered the course of skateboarding forever. Anything is possible when skaters unite and take over. In this episode of The Letters Jeff picked his 5 favorites and talked to the main players about how they got them going and what it takes to keep them standing.
The Vans Park Series, skateboarding’s first-ever world championship park terrain series, returns in 2019 with 4 Qualifier stops in China, Brazil, Canada, and France, followed by the World Championship in Salt Lake City, USA. Get the full schedule and watch every stop LIVE at www.vansparkseries.com
May 4th join us in celebrating the 15th anniversary of the greatest pool party in history at the legendary Combi Bowl at the Vans Skatepark in Orange. Watch the gnarliest tranny skaters on earth LIVE at 2019 Vans Pool Party HERE.
Back in the 1980’s the skaters of Venice Beach, California had to make due with what they had: an old abandoned pavilion on the boardwalk and a few scraps of wood. What they did with those limited resources helped change skateboarding forever.