The legendary Combi Pool at the Vans Skatepark once again hosted the annual Vans Pool Party event and capped off another dramatic skateboarding showdown Saturday night. Following a contentious stalemate final in the Legends event, head chief in charge Steve Van Doren settled the score, honoring both impressive performances and granting Steve Caballero and Lance Mountain a shared victory as this year’s Legends champions for their equal 85.33 result.
The Masters division saw a few of the regulars out of the line up with Andy Macdonald moving up from the Pro Division this year and putting together the highest scoring runs to crown him as the 2017 champion. Chad Shetler joined him on the podium in 2nd with Lincoln Ueda in 3rd.
In the Pro division, 2015’s Vans Pool Party champion Tom Schaar showed new lines with refined power and technical skill in the Combi Pool earning him his second VPP championship title and a much deserved win this year. Cory Juneau wasn’t far behind him place 2nd, while 3rd place winner and Vans Pool party rookie, Clay Kreiner wowed the crowd with his amplified runs and his fearless attempts at landing a massive heelflip frontside air over the round bowl’s channel.
1. Tom Schaar
2. Corey Juneau
3. Clay Kreiner
1. Andy Macdonald
2. Chad Shetler
3. Lincoln Ueda
1. Lance Mountain and Steve Caballero (tie)
3. Tony Magnusson
For more information on this year’s Vans Pool Party including highlights, complete results, photos and videos, visit vans.com/poolparty.
Felipe Gustavo discusses growing up in Brazil, running the contest circuit for a chance to skate and win Tampa Am, learning to speak English through movies and music, his dream to skate for Plan B, getting arrested for skateboarding, his recent knee surgery and much more in the latest episode of The Nine Club with Chris Roberts.
Primitive sent their squad to NYC & DC for two weeks and this is the result. Featuring Roman Lisivka, Marek Zaprazny, Carlos Ribeiro, Wacson Mass and Robert Neal. Check out their new Vision Test board series here on their site.
Congrats to Nyjah Huston who won his second Red Bull Hart Lines event in a row! Ending off already mind-blowing runs with gap to noseblunt and kickflip gap to front board down the rail definitely didn’t hurt Nyjah’s score. Trailing behind Nyjah were Alec Majerus and Kelvin Hoefler respectively, who also blew minds during their runs.
We’ll have a full post in our Focal Point column with additional photos from the event soon, but for now, check out the results:
- Final Results
- 1. Nyjah Huston
- 2. Alec Majerus
- 3. Kelvin Hoefler
- 4. Ryan Decenzo
- 5. Chase Webb
- 6. Ryan Sheckler
- 7. Tommy Fynn
- 8. Felipe Gustavo
- 9. Axel Cruysberghs
- 10. Paul Hart
Red Bull’s Hart Lines contest will be streaming live from Hart Plaza, Detroit today at 3pm EST. If you can’t be there in the flesh, be sure to catch the action on their live webcast here on their site.
See the roster, event schedule, and past coverage from Hart Lines here via our friends at The Boardr.
Nothing but good times with half the Real Skateboards crew and friends from Europe as they all head to sunny San Diego to get some. Jump in the van and check out the feature by clicking the photo above.
In more news from the Real camp, Real just released drop 2 of their Spring ’17 catalog, scroll along and check out the Happy Forest Friends Series, Fight or Flight Edge-Dips, Slickadelics, all new pro one-off decks from Dennis Busenitz, Chima Ferguson, Jake Donnelly and much more.