With close to eight months still left to go to close out the year, we’ve virtually cast our vote for Thrasher’s 2016 Skater of The Year to Chris Cope. Virtually unknown until his “Route 44” part dropped late last week, this ripper lays tracks and tricks down where few opt to roll. Check out the next three minutes full of unique lines and creative heaviness. Damn.
The newest Spring ‘16 drop from Venture Trucks has been released. New goods include Chris Joslin’s debut Pro Edition Truck along with Torey Pudwill’s and Gino’s newest models, and more.
The Sheckler Foundation, its sponsors and pro skateboarders will come together for the 7th Annual Skate for a Cause on Saturday, May 7th, 2016. Held from 10:00am – 5:00pm at the etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest, this annual skate jam and carnival event will help raise funds for the Sheckler Foundation’s “Be the Change” initiative to support injured action sports athletes and children in need. Families, friends and individuals are all welcome to attend this public event; admission is free. Attendees can watch their favorite skateboarders compete in contests, enjoy food and play games with a chance to take home prizes.
A limited amount of VIP tickets are available for a $50 donation at ShecklerFoundation.org. VIP tickets holders will have access inside the skatepark to hang out with pro skateboarders and watch them compete against each other. Be sure to donate and reserve a spot; tickets are selling quickly and space is limited.
For additional info on the Sheckler Foundation, follow facebook.com/shecklerfoundation, @SheckFoundation on Twitter and @ShecklerFoundation on Instagram.
Spitfire just dropped two new clips with Raney Beres & Jack Curtin for its new 80HD Chargers, plus all new Pro Formula Fours from Raven Tershy, Andrew Reynolds and AVE in the newest Spitfire Spring ’16 release. Check it!
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