Through sheer raw power and determination, Chris Russell shut down the inaugural and first stop of the Vans Pro Skate Park Series at Melbourne’s St. Kilda skatepark with the highest score on the board yesterday. His score of 89.67 held throughout the last runs of the finals and the renowned “Man Bear Kid” snapped up $20K for his tough work. Congrats Chris!
The top five skaters to emerge from the Mens Global Qualifier system will challenge the top 15 pre-seeded exclusive Park Series Select Pros in Malmö, Sweden for the title of 2016 Vans Park Series Men’s World Champion.
Be sure to check in with the Vans Skate Park Series website for complete results, on demand and indexed video of the live broadcast, photos and more info with the 2016 Global tour.
1. Chris Russell
2. Pedro Barros
3. Kevin Kowalski
4. Cory Juneau
5. Ben Hatchell
6. Tom Schaar
7. Ronnie Sandoval
8. Alex Sorgente
Global Qualifier Series Rankings
1. Cory Juneau
2. Tom Schaar
3. Alex Sorgente
4. Keegan Palmer
5. Brad McClain
Press Release: Along with the video teaser, adidas Skateboarding reveals the premiere schedule for the Away Days global tour and limited-edition team poster slated for distribution to skate shops around the world. In the clip, team riders Lucas Puig, Na-Kel Smith and Silas Baxter-Neal offer an insight to the personal challenges faced while filming for Away Days.
As the visual culmination of more than three years of filming, spanning shoots in more than 90 cities around the globe, Away Days profiles adidas Skateboarding talent, and their individual personalities and style. The Away Days skate film will premiere across global key cities over the course of three weeks culminating into the official release to the public.
List of Global Premieres and Dates:
Los Angeles – May 12
New York City – May 14
London – May 17
Tokyo – May 20
Sao Paulo – May 20
Titled by adidas Skateboarding U.S. Team Manager and iconic photographer, Skin Phillips, the film’s namesake nods the British futbol term ‘Away Days’ and compares the team pride and road trip camaraderie experienced amongst its team riders to the diehard enthusiasm of avid futbol (soccer) fans who travel together away from their hometowns to support their team at away games in rival cities.
Away Days captures the breadth of adidas’ diverse global and international teams, as they travel the world showcasing some of the best skateboarding moments both on and off the board. The full adidas team is featured on a limited-edition poster, which will be distributed to skate shops around the world.
The 2016 Vans Pro Skate Park Series kicked off this afternoon at the Australian qualifiers at St. Kilda Skatepark in Melbourne. Watch the action of the Semis and Finals live at VansSkatePark Series.com tomorrow where 8 top challengers (from today’s qualifications)- Cory Juneau, Trey Wood, Josh Borden, Brad McClain, Collin Graham, Alex Sorgente, Keegan Palmer and Tom Schaar – will meet up with twelve of the Park Series Select Pros.
Global broadcast times are as follows:
California – Friday 9pm PST
New York – Saturday 12am ET
Rio De Janeiro – Saturday 1am BRT
Melbourne – Saturday 2pm AEST
He’s nearly at the half century mark and Tommy Guerrero proves that skateboarding is good for the soul. Move around and move it forward this weekend!
Routine maintenance can sometimes open up a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Witness Alex Sorgente, Milton Martinez and Jan Hoffman as they take on the steep and curved landscape of the drained Aquadventure Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai and give the term “thrill ride” a whole new meaning.
The Hazard County Skatepark once again played host to Damn Am Atlanta on Saturday for the first stop of the Damn Am series and Floridian ripper Jereme Knibbs held it down to take home first place. Roll the clip to see how he made it happen and drop by the Skatepark of Tampa site for more info and results.
1. Jereme Knibbs
2. Niko Howard
3. Eli Williams
4. Clint Beswick
5. Jake Wooten
6. Kadian Maxwell
Independent Truck Co Best Trick
1. Fletcher Renegar – Switch Fs Blunt Bigspin Out