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Vans’ UltraRange Pro Pioneers New Evolution of Skate Cushioning and Grip

Vans Ultra ProVans is set for a global release the UltraRange Pro this Saturday, June 17th. This revolutionary performance skate shoe is designed to enhance the fundamental union of skate cushioning and grip with the introduction of a unique co-molded bottom unit, combining Vans’ trusted UltraCush™ Lite foam with Vans’ original waffle outsole. This all-new shoe also utilizes a brand-new internal sock-fit construction, providing a breathable, responsive and snug fit, along with ventilated tongue, collar and quarter panels for increased airflow. Drop by the UltraRange Pro’s mini site for more info.

The Nine Club – Episode 52 with Mike Carroll

YouTube Preview ImageMike Carroll discusses growing up in San Francisco, riding for H-Street, skating Embarcadero, what the EMB crew used instead of wax, quitting H-Street to ride for Plan B, starting Girl Skateboards with Rick Howard, Spike Jonze, and Megan Baltimore, how the name for Lakai came about, the proper names for tricks, the new Lakai video “The Flare” and much more…

The Nine Club – Episode 51 with Ryan Clements

YouTube Preview ImageRyan Clements discusses his first time dropping into vert, starting his first business in his early twenties, how he started working at The Skatepark Of Tampa, getting fired from The Skatepark 0f Tampa, starting his company The Boardr, managing skaters sponsorship deals and their finances, what goes into putting on skate events and much more…

ISAMU: A Short Skate Film

Rolling Stone magazine has recently featured this short skate film with 14-year old Japanese freestyle skating prodigy Isamu Yamamoto and it quickly caught our attention. He recently won the World Freestyle Round-Up Skateboarding Championships in Vancouver, BC and is well on his way to continue to push the progression of freestyle and inspire future generations.

Have a look at this film by Brett Novak.

Alex Sorgente Wins Back to Back in Malmö

Alex Sorgente marked his second win at Malmö’s Kroksbäck Skatepark this past Saturday which was built-to-spec for the Vans Park Series World Championships last year.

This year’s action was heated in Sweden and a changing of the guard was evident as a trio of teens took the VPS podium. Drop be the Vans Skatepark Series site to view the winning runs, complete results, European Continental Championships results, photo galleries, 2017 VPS Tour Challenger Rankings, and an archived On Demand webcast of the event as well.

Final Results
1. Alex Sorgente
2. Tom Schaar
3. Karl Berglind

Vans Park Series Crowns Rune Glifberg and Amelia Brodka First Ever European Park Terrain Champions

Rune Glifberg VPS
Amelia Brodka VPSRune Glifberg (Denmark) and Amelia Brodka (Poland) were crowned as the first ever VPS European park terrain champions yesterday. Introduced this year, the VPS Continental Championships provide an open path for regional talent to compete alongside qualifying VPS Tour Pros in the World Championships and a chance to earn a spot on the 2018 VPS Pro Tour.

For today’s main event, the VPS Men’s Pro Tour semis and finals will be broadcast live on Red Bull TV and via the Vans Park Series iPhone app beginning at 3pm CET/6am PST/9am EST.

Top VPS Select Pros Pedro Barros, Chris Russell, Raven Tershay, Grant Taylor, Kevin Kowalski and current World Champion Alex Sorgente and more, will battle it out against advancing Men’s Pro Tour Challengers below.

VPS Brazil Global Qualifier – Tour Challenger Results
1. Tom Schaar
2. Vincent Matheron
3. CJ Collins
4. Karl Berglind
5. Roman Pabich
6. Tristan Rennie
7. Trey Wood
8. Willy Lara
9. Robin Bolian*
10. Vinicius Kakinho*
*Alternates

To see the full list of 2017 results and remaining 2017 VPS World Tour events with information on how to enter or watch live, download the free Vans Park Series iOS app or visit Vans Park Series online.

Vans Park Series 2017 World Tour
Pro Tour*
March 4th – Sydney, Australia**

April 8th – Serra Negra, Brazil**

May 27th – Malmö, Sweden**

July 8th – Vancouver, Canada**

August 5th – Huntington Beach, USA

World Championships*
September 23rd – Shanghai, China

*Broadcasted live on Red Bull TV
**Men’s-only event