Chris Cole discusses growing up in Statesville North Carolina, going to Love Park for the first time, getting on World Industries, skating for Enjoi, leaving Enjoi for Zero, Circa, Fallen, DC, getting on Plan B, tricks down Wallenberg, winning SOTY twice, his new X-games Real Street part, and much more.
2018’s Vans Park Series is well under way. This past weekend Keegan Palmer and Poppy Starr Olsen have taken the Men’s and Women’s 2018 Oceanic Continental Championships titles at the Five Dock Skatepark in Sydney, Australia. They’ve both secured spots at the VPS World Championships in Shanghai, China this fall. Drop by the Vans park Series site for more highlights, Best trick results, photos and video recaps.
The first stop of Damn Am 2018 converged upon the ETN Studios over the weekend where Maurio McCoy took home the win amongst a heavy field of contenders. Have a look at the action of the finals.
1. Maurio McCoy
2. Lucas Alves
3. Yoshi Tanenbaum
4. Gage Boyle
5. Matheus De Souza
6. Jake Ilardi
7. Kyle Eggen
8. Tyson Bowerbank
9. Gabriel Fortunato
10. Marcos Montoya
11. Henry Gartland
12. Becker Dunn
In honor of Mark G and the historic Y-Ramp contest of yesteryear, Thrasher teamed up with adidas to bring the contest back to the beach. Check out the video above and some photos by Joe Brooke here.
Heading into the 2018 Vans Park Series season which kicks off in Sao Paulo, Brazil this June, it has been announced that ETN has signed on as the Live Broadcast media partner to present the VPS events on ETN free of charge for viewers around the world.
“Vans Park Series looks forward to showcasing another inspiring year of elite park terrain skateboarding through a new media partnership with ETN,” said Bobby Gascon, producer of Vans Park Series. “ETN provides an organic connection to core skateboarding that is critical to uphold Vans Park Series’ integrity, and reinforces our commitment to establishing a powerful platform for professional skateboarding worldwide.”
The 2018 Vans Park Series Pro Tour will be broadcast live and for free on the ETN app, ETNlive.com, and vansparkseries.com. The new partnership will expand Vans Park Series’ global reach towards a diverse and engaging audience, from core skateboarding loyalists to an emerging mainstream skateboarding fan base worldwide. Download the ETN app or visit ETNlive.com for more information.
2018 Vans Park Series tour dates, including Continental Championships and National Championships are now posted on www.vansparkseries.com.