The RVCA Sideways tour takes the crew skating through Belgium, while visiting a few breweries and abby’s for some fine beer tasting. Sidewayers include: Julian Davidson, Jeremy Leabres, Charles Collet, Remy Taviera, Octavio Barrera and Yann-Xavier Horowitz. Check out pics from this stop over at the RVCA website.
Habitat has announced that they will be joining the Tum Yeto Collective and will have new products available this Summer. Read more about what’s next for Habitat in this interview with Brennan Conroy at Jenkem.
On this latest visit to Australia, Sheckler spent time cruising around the east coast for two weeks, linking up with Corbin Harris and Ryder Lawson to experience their versions of the place they are proud to call home.
“It’s one of the best places to go,” Ryan says. “Out of all my world travels, I continue to come back to Australia. The food tastes amazing, the girls are insane, there’s nightlife and great skating. I feel like I’m going to live there eventually.”
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
Vans 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