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Sam Beckett Wins Vert Attack 9

Vert Attack 6Well, that was one hell of a great skateboarding event we just experienced! In case you were still asleep, Vert Attack 9 entertained everyone in attendance at Malmö’s Bryggeriet Skatepark and around the planet via live webcast. The past 5 hours have truly shown that vert skating is alive and well and the next generation of vertically inclined rippers is progressing very quickly.

In the heated Pro/Am Final, England’s Sam Beckett powered through the intensity and usurped the field of competitors to win it big time. Cheers Sam! Tony Hawk, Alana Smith and Evan Doherty each won their respective finals as well. Check the results below. Thank you skateboarding!

Final Results
Pro/Am
1. Sam Beckett
2. Bob Burnquist
3. Paul Luc Ronchetti
4. Jimmy Wilkins
5. Rune Glifberg
6. Corey Juneau
7. Rony Gomes
8. Chris Russell

Masters (40 and above)
1. Tony Hawk
2. Neal Hendrix
3. Mike Frazier
4. Nicky Guerrero
5. John Magnusson
6. Jocke Olsson
7. Lincoln Ueda
8. Matthias Sernklo

Girls
1. Alana Smith
2. Lizzy Armanto
3. Alicia Bergado
4. Julz Lynn
5. Brighton Zeuner
6. Gabi Ponce
7. Mimi Knoop
8. Valeria Bertaccini

Juniors (17 and under)
1. Evan Doherty
2. Matty Carlisle
3. Tate Carew
4. Alessandro Mazzara
5. Mats Hatlem
6. Tyler Edtmetyer
7. Kalle Berglind

Sonos Studio – Q&A with Don Pendleton

Pearl Jam Lightning Bolt 1


Sonos Studio caught up with skateboarding’s very own Don Pendleton to discuss his creative collaboration with Jeff Ament and Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam and his graphic design work for their new album “Lightning Bolt” that landed him and the boys a Grammy award this year. Dig into this interview with Don where topics of skate art, style and the future are tabled. Congrats again Don!


Pearl Jam Lighning Bolt 2

Girl Is Not a Four Letter Word Board

YouTube Preview ImageDusters got together with old school female pro shredder, Cindy Whitehead and a couple other organizations to develop the Girl Is Not 4 Letter Word collaboration board. The board supports “Longboarding for Peace”, and not only acknowledges, but encourages all female skaters. A portion of the proceeds will go to Poseidon Foundation, a non-profit that inspires, educates, and supports girls in action sports.

2015 Vans Am Combi Classic Results

Saturday’s Vans Amateur Combi Classic ushered in a good look at the next generation of bowlriding’s talents and paid many of them well above minimum wage for an afternoon’s work. Check the video above to see the stunts from many of these bowl starved finalists.

The top six from each division are listed below. Head over to the World Cup Skateboarding site for complete results.
Final Results
15 and Over
1. Charlie Martin
2. Jeromy Green
3. Iago Magalhaes
4. Travis Rivera
5. Jake Ilardi
6. Trent Bowman

14 and Under
1. Asher Bradshaw
2. Evan Doherty
3. Kiko Francisco
4. Jack Winburn
5. Tate Carew
6. Cash Money Kenton

Rowan Zorilla on Vans

Rowan ZorillaVans has proudly announced the addition of Rowan Zorilla to its skate footwear and growing apparel roster. Rowan’s natural ability to charge a bowl as hard as he can skate a 12-stair rail, switch and regular makes him the perfect fit. In the past year, RoZo has gone from relatively underground flow ripper to full Vans and Baker skateboards Am and is working to bang out a mind-melting video part for this spring’s highly anticipated Vans skateboarding video.