At age 12, Tom Schaar landed skateboarding’s ﬁrst 1080. It was a career deﬁning trick that gained Tom international attention as well as a bit of a stigma within the core skateboard community as an ‘air baby.’ Since then Tom has proven himself to be more than a one-trick-wonder. From video parts for Element Skateboards in backyard pools to dominating the Vans Park Series Pro Tour, Tom has shown he’s able to adapt to any terrain. In this Rider Proﬁle we visit Tom’s house in San Diego California to discuss his career, his goals for the future, and to follow him on a ﬁlming session at Washington Street skatepark with his friend and ﬁlmer Chris Gregson.
With only one stop left before the highly anticipated 2018 Vans Park Series World Championships in China this fall, all eyes and the world’s top bowlriders are pointed towards the final qualifying rounds of competition at Kroksbäck Skatepark in Malmö, Sweden on September 7th and 8th. The 2018 VPS Pro Tour, Sweden finals will be broadcasted live for free on ETN and vansparkseries.com.
As the most pivotal stop on the VPS tour this season, the results in Malmö will decide the final top-ranking 2018 Tour Challengers to earn an invite to compete at the VPS World Championships in China on October 27th, while continuing to expand the open path for prospective women’s challengers to prove their ranks and advance into the pro tour circuit.
In addition, the 2018 VPS Europa Continental Championships will host its second year in Sweden, showcasing aspiring regional men and women talent in pursuit of glory in their backyard and a chance to compete in the VPS World Championships this fall. The yet to be crowned Europa Continental Champions from the men and women’s divisions will be seeded directly into the World Championships to join Select Pros and advancing Tour Challengers.
Vans Park Series Sweden Schedule
Thursday, September 6th
10am GMT – VPS Europa Continental Championships Men and Women
Friday, September 7th
11am GMT – VPS Women’s Pro Tour, Prelims and Semi-Finals
3pm GMT – VPS Men’s Pro Tour, Prelims
In honor of Independent Truck Company’s 40th anniversary they present a book, Since 1978 – 40 Years of Ads from the Archives of Independent Truck Company, a compilation of its landmark ads appearing in Skateboarder, Action Now, and Thrasher Magazines from 1978 to 2018 with foreword by Lance Mountain. Get your copy now!
The amount of footage that he has produced in four years is unprecedented. The level of skateboarding that he operates at is insurmountable. And his newly released pro shoe is part of his legacy; etnies has proudly introduced Chris Joslin’s first pro model shoe, the Joslin Pro!
Sit back and watch this footage and words from his peers on the rise of Chris Joslin. The Joslin Pro is now available in skate shops and retailers ready to shred!