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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.

Skater Game Brings Iconic Street Spots to Your iPhone

YouTube Preview ImageDesigned by skateboarders, the new touch-based game, Skater, is available for iPhone and iPod Touch today. The game includes iconic street spots like Hollywood High, Carlsbad Gap, and the best parks including The Berrics, Woodward and Stoner Plaza. Players can skate the newest products from skateboarder owned brands etnies, Lakai, éS, Emerica, Zero, Toy Machine, Foundation, Baker, Deathwish, Shake Junt, Bro Style, Pig Wheels, Spitfire, Thunder and Venture.

With Hollywood High featured in this mobile media game,
Andrew Reynolds breaks down this world renowned spot. Have a look!

Rowan Zorilla Cold Call

Rowan ZorillaChris Nieratko cornered red hot Baker Skateboards am, Rowan Zorilla, and sat him down to discuss partying at Nyjah’s, getting robbed in Germany, Baker 4 and obviously, the Vans video. Read on.

etnies Welcomes Chris Joslin

etnies has proudly added Hawaiian Gardens native, Chris Joslin, to its skateboarding team. This relatively unknown amateur’s relentless commitment to perfection has him stacking mountains of footage for the upcoming Plan B video, “TRUE” as he’s been skating in etnies’ Marana Og, on many filming missions. Soon enough, he will surely become a household name in the world of skateboarding.

“Chris Joslin is one of the most talented, consistent skateboarders on the planet! His heart and his drive to skate are unmatched! Get ready world!” – Ryan Sheckler

Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014 Results

YouTube Preview ImageThe fourth annual Kimberley Diamond Cup World Skateboarding Championships took place over this past weekend in Kimberley, South Africa. Plenty of top skaters showed up to compete, entertain and inspire with Lil John in attendance as well. Have a look at The Boardr’s highlight reel (amongst others) and see just how Nyjah Huston was eliminated in the final rounds of the head to head Street competition. Brazil’s darkhorse, Kelvin Hoefler snatched up the $100,000 this year. Fully deserved.

Final Results
Womens Street

1. Samarria Brevard
2. Alexis Sablone
3. Pamela Rosa
4. Lacey Baker
5. Rachel Reinhard
6. Alana Smith
7. Julia Brueckler
8. Marisa Del Santo

Street
1. Kelvin Hoefler
2. Tommy Fynn
3. Louie Lopez
4. Nassim Guammaz
5. Nyjah Huston
6. Micky Papa
7. Tyson Bowerbnak
8. TJ Rogers

Vert
1. Jimmy Wilkins
2. Sandro Dias
3. Elliot Sloan
4. Andy Macdonald
5. Pierre Luc Gagnon
6. Rony Gomes
7. Jono Schwan
8. Italo Penarrubia

Mini Mega
1. Jono Schwan
2. Elliot Sloan
3. Clay Kreiner
4. Mitch Brusco
5. Trey Wood
6. Andy Macdonald
7. Edgard “Vovo” Pereira
8. Marcelo Bastos

El Gato Classic Rolls Towards Palm Springs

YouTube Preview ImageVeteran vert skateboarding and bowlriding pioneer Eddie Elguera has taken to social media and is pleased to announce the launch of his El Gato Classic in Palm Springs, California. This celebrated event with many of skateboarding’s progressive bowlriding legends will take place on January 23-25th. For more info you can go to the official El Gato Classic website.