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Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament Brings Skatepark to Browning

Jeff AmentLifelong skateboarder, Jeff Ament is one great human. He’s continually giving back to skateboarding in his home state of Montana and truly understands the creative power and freedom that it provides. Have a look at this recent Great Falls Tribune article regarding his direct contribution to skateboarding.

Cheers Jeff! We look forward to shredding with you soon!

Halloween Edit – Northwest Zombies…

YouTube Preview ImageJoey 65Pack purges the world of the skateboard zombies. Nick Peterson, Danny Tumia, Johnny Turgesen, George Phillips, Richard Johns, Brendan Garcia, Oudalay Philavanh, Andy Adams, Meshaud and Anakin Senn.

Simon Woodstock’s Story – Part 1 – PUSH

Squints: Welcome to the Fiend

YouTube Preview ImageTyler Imel aka Squints has been welcomed to Creature’s line up of Fiends. Check his savage skills as he takes some serious risks in this part welcoming him to the team.

Rest In Peace Matt Reason

YouTube Preview ImageFor those of us that remember the early foundations of skateboarding switchstance, Pittsburgh’s Matt Reason was one of the early progressive adopters of rolling opposite footed and he did it with style and power. Like Salman Agah, he was one of the pioneers and pushed what could be done on a skateboard riding switch. Philadelphia’s Love Park was his frequented terrain, but he took his skateboarding overseas, to the west coast and beyond…to a place where new levels of skill could be envisioned.

News has circulated via texts, phone calls and social media channels yesterday that Matt has recently passed on from this world from complications of pneumonia. It’s saddening, yet comforting to know that his goodness both on and off the board will be forever celebrated and remembered.

Rest in Peace Matt Reason

Vans Shop Riot 2014 Finals – Live Stream

YouTube Preview ImageIt’s been a whirlwind five-month build up, taking in 16 stops across Europe and bringing together over 200 of best shop teams from across borders, with the best store team from each leg earning themselves a place in the Vans Shop Riot Series finals. While it’s gone quickly, it has been quite a journey and we’ve seen some epic showdowns during the course of the series. From revisiting some of the favorite parks and spots from previous years, such as Chelles’ Cosanostra skatepark (FR), to bringing a bit of culture to the scene as the Nordic leg set up right outside Helsinki’s Kiasma Modern Art Museum (FI), the cream of European skate shops assembled their finest teams and set out to shred their way across the continent.

One of the favorite stops of the series has been Aalst’s ‘Flesh & Bones’ skatepark, aptly named given the amount of skin it claimed during the Belgian leg of the Vans Shop Riot earlier in the year. Fittingly, this skate zone becomes the battleground for this weekend’s finals, and as such will bear witness to teams from Moscow to Manchester thrashing it out in what’s set to be an awesome end to 2014’s hotly contested series.

Beginning this Saturday, October, 11th, tune in to watch the battle for the title of Vans Shop Riot Top Shop Team, 2014. It will be live streamed right into your desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone or ridiculous Google glass for that matter.

Keep an eye on VansShopRiot.com for reviews of the final stops, news and exclusive insights behind the series, and Vans’ Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram for updates and live notifications.