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Vans’ Kyle Walker Pro Shoe Revolutionizes Boardfeel with Wafflecup Technology

Kyle Walker HO16On the heels of Kyle Walker’s signature pro model debut, the Vans Kyle Walker Pro continues to push skateboarding forward with Vans’ latest performance innovation and the industry’s first-ever vulcanized cupsole.

Returning to shops in brand new colorways for the holiday season, the Kyle Walker Pro features Vans’ revolutionary Wafflecup technology, offering the best of both worlds in skateboarding—the support and stability of a cupsole shoe without sacrificing any of the boardfeel and grip for which legendary vulcanized Vans skate shoes are known for.

Visit to learn more about Vans’ revolutionary Wafflecup technology and to find an authorized Vans Pro Skate dealer near you.

O’Neill and Baker Rise Above at SLS Super Crown LA

Oneill and Baker SLS 2016Yesterday’s Street League Super Crown Championships in Los Angeles delivered a heap of action where scores of 9s repeatedly punched their way throughout the evening. Lacey Baker took home top honors for the ladies and Shane O’Neill commanded the win for the guys. Drop by the Street League site for the recaps, photos and more.

Final Results
1. Shane O’Neill – 36.4
2. Nyjah Huston – 34.6
3. Cody McEntire – 34.4
4. Luan Oliveira – 33.5
5. Paul Rodriguez – 31.9
6. Tom Asta – 31.4
7. Chris Joslin – 27.7
8. Ryan Decenzo – 19.1

1. Lacey Baker – 27.2
2. Leticia Bufoni – 26.3
3. Alexis Sablone – 24.6
4. Mariah Duran – 21.1
5. Aori Nishimura – 18.6
6. Alana Smith – 18.4
7. Pamela Rosa – 15.3
8. Monica Torres – 6.5

Spitfire Wheels: Daan Van Der Linden

YouTube Preview ImageA few heavy slams, and Daan handles a rarely touched Hunter’s Point rail in SF for the newest Spitfire ad.

Life on Video: Andrew Reynolds – Part 1

YouTube Preview Image“As soon as I found skateboarding…everything else just stopped.” In this first episode of a 5 Part series from The Berrics, Andrew Reynolds talks about how he got into skateboarding as a kid, the support he got from his parents, and growing up skating contests in Florida.

Independent Truck Co. Crew at The Farm

YouTube Preview Image Chris Russell, Kevin Kowalski, Willy Akers, Chet Childress, Al Partanen and Josh Borden set The Farm on fire in this smoking edit by Independent Truck Co.

Brain Anderson Comes Out As a Gay Skateboarder

YouTube Preview ImageProfessional skater and Thrasher’s 1999 SOTY Brian Anderson has disclosed his homosexuality in this video piece produced by his friend Giovanni Reda for Vice. Long frowned upon and unaccepted by skateboarders and the skateboarding community, being a gay skater was often likened to career suicide – until now.

Thankfully times have changed for the better and we are proud to share this video with skateboarders across the world. Much respect to you Brian for all that you’ve done and continue to represent as a skateboarder, gay or not.