The Vans Skate team set off the first stop of the Summer 2016 Vans Pro Skate Tour with a heavy session for legendary Uprise Skateshop on “Chicago’s front yard” at Grant Park. Johnny Layton sparked things up to prove, in the words of Thrasher Magazine’s Michael Burnett, “God damn right he’s still got it.” From there our crew systemically dismantled the park with a barrage of bangers for the delight of a rabid crowd of Chi-Town locals, out-of-towners and even Corey Glick’s grandparents. Next stop Westside Skateshop in Lakewood, Ohio this afternoon at 3pm as the boys make their way to Boston for Roll For Rob this weekend.
For the full tour schedule, visit vans.com/proskatetour
Skaters in order of appearance: Johnny Layton, Jason Dill, Kyle Walker, Corey Glick, Justin Henry, Daniel Lutheran, Matt Bennett, and Tyson Peterson.
Riley Hawk and the Shep Dawg crew put out this assemblage of extra footage to hype up their daily barrage of skateboarding. Damn.
This is so big it had to get split in to two parts… it’s basically a mini documentary about the history of skateboard trucks – John Lucero, Lance Mountain, Joey Tershay, Tony Hawk, Cab, Steve Olson, Sam Hitz, Rick Blackhart and others discuss how truck companies have shaped skateboarding from the beginning.
Robbie Brockel gets mic’d up for round #2 and works a shift at Val Surf to show off his gripping skills and heads to the NoHo park to hook up the locals.
The first rule of Freestyle Club is: You do not talk about Freestyle Club.
Over three decades ago, veteran freestyle skater Rodney Mullen invented many of the technical tricks which became the foundation of modern skateboarding. He recently rolled inside fashion photographer Steven Sebring’s revolutionary 360 studio to showcase his first release of video footage in twelve years.