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Element ‘Make It Count': European Finals

YouTube Preview Image The European Finals for the Element Make it Count Contest Series were held in Lisbon, Portugal at the end of June. Eleven contestants from all over Europe were competing for an all expenses trip to California for the Global Finals.

Element riders Levi Brown, Madars Apse, Phil Zwijsen, Michael Mackrodt, Karsten Kleppan and Ruben Rodrigues were on hand to judge a very close contest. When the dust had settled Andrew Verde was declared the overall winner. Congrats also to Robbin De Wit who won the Dakine Wildcard prize.

2014 Make it Count International Contest Series Results
1. Andrew Verde
2. Rob Maatman
3. Ville Vierriko

Van Doren Invitational at Hastings

Vans InvitationalVans brings the world’s greatest skateboarders to Canada this week with skateboarding’s premier bowlriding competition, the celebrated Van Doren Invitational to be held at Vancouver’s legendary Hastings Bowl on July 11th & 12th. Top skaters from around the globe will battle it out before a live audience for top honors and their share of US $75,000 purse This event will be presented as a live webcast on Thrasher Magazine on Saturday, July 12th for everyone to view.

The invite-only organized jam format will showcase modern bowlriding’s greatest talents, such as current World Champion Pedro Barros, X-Games gold medalist Curren Caples and reigning Van Doren Invitational champion Ben Hatchell, plus top challengers like Grant Taylor, Ben Raybourn and many more.

“It seems like only yesterday that Vans helped to bring the Slam City Jam skate contests to Vancouver’s PNE and today Vans Canada is excited to present the Van Doren Invitational as we bring together some of the greatest bowl riders from around the world to the Hastings Bowl at the same location. Don’t miss this exciting day in Canadian skateboard history!” – Steve Van Doren, Vans Vice President, Events and Promotions

Mystic Sk8 Cup 2014 Results

The 20th Annual Mystic Sk8 Cup wrapped up this weekend in Prague, Czech Republic with plenty of action amongst Europe’s top street and bowl riders and few Brazilian, Japanese and American skate nomads as well.

Mens Street
1. Martin Pek $6,000
2. Richard Tury $3,000
3. Ryo Sejiri $2,000
4. Vincent Milou $1,200
5. Tomas Vintr $1,000
6. Konstantin Kabanov $800
7. Maxime Habanec $700
8. Austen Seaholm $600
9. Gard Hvaara $500
10. Marek Zaprazny $400

Ladies Street
1. Leticia Bufoni $2000
2. Julia Brueckler $1000
3. Candy Jacobs $700
4. Petra Hrasova $500
5. Eugenia Ginepro $400
6. Aura Bredart $250
7. Klara Kasparova $150
8. Caroline Dynybil

Bowl
1. Alex Sorgente $3,000
2. Pedro Barros $1,500
3. Danny Leon $1,000
4. Greyson Fletcher $750
5. Mason Merlino $450
6. Vincent Matheron $300
7. Bjorn Lillesoe $200
8. Stephan Boussac $150
9. Murilo Peres $100
10. Martin Jurasek $50

Legends Bowl
1. Christian Hosoi $2,000
2. Pat Ngoho $1,000
3. Sean Goff $700
4. Dave Duncan $500
5. Chris Senn $400
6. Dave Hackett $250
7. David Horvath $150
8. Steve Olson

Can You Digit Archaeology with Anthony Scatafantangela

YouTube Preview ImageOn this week’s episode of Can You Dig it, Anthony Scatafantangela uncovers the Lost Lance Mountain guest artist decks. See the episode and all the newest decks from Antihero, only on CH18 Public Access.

MapleXO and Case-of-Bass Team Up for Portland Skateparks

MapleXO RampSkateboard recycler MapleXO joins forces with boombox maker Case-of-Bass to turn skateboards into music and a ramp that is blowing minds.

The ramp is a 4-foot tall quarter pipe covered in the colorful maple wood scraps of skateboard manufacturing. To match the loud colors, the entire ramp is a high-tech boombox and was the centerpiece of Portland’s National Go-Skate-Day event, GoSkatePDX.

Ezra Cimino-Hurt, owner of Case of Bass breaks it down, “The ramp has a 400w digital amplifier pushing 2 Cerwin Vega 15” PA drivers, a pair of 4” midrange speakers, and a 15” PA horn DeathBox. There are switchable 3.5mm stereo input and Bluetooth inputs. It runs off a fully rechargeable NiMh battery system with smart charger and secondary power supply for AC use. Did I mention it goes to 11?”

Along with its high quality sound system and beautiful recycled skateboard wood skin, the ramp is built to be skated.

Lindsay Jo Holmes, owner of MapleXO explains, “The pool coping and the smooth transition makes it the perfect ramp to skate… although, feeling the music come through the ramp as you skateboard across pieces of skateboards… that’s what makes this ramp a treasure.”

In addition to the music-bumping quarter pipe, MapleXO + Case-of-Bass are making a personal sized boombox out of the recycled skateboard wood with similar qualities in sound and aesthetic. Three of these boomboxes and the quarter-pipe are being auctioned off along with a gallery full of other skate-themed art pieces at Gallery135 through the month of July. All proceeds from the auction are being donated to help build Portland’s next public skate park.

For online bidding details and more information visit GoSkatePDX.com

David Torgerson’s “Ticket To Ride” Full Part

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Real Skateboards’ newest professional Davis Torgerson’s full “Ticket To Ride” part packs a solid display of his diverse and creative street skating. Complete gnar – don’t miss it!