Vans Park Series has updated its 2017 website and has announced the pre-seeded World Championship Tour invitees in advance of the 2017 VPS Pro Tour series kick-off in Sydney, Australia on March 3rd-4th. Live webcast airs on March 4th at VansParkSeries.com
The following elite professional park terrain skateboarders will meet five VPS Continental Champions along with the top VPS Pro Tour Challengers to emerge from the VPS Pro Tour global qualifying series system when they claim their invitations to the 2017 Vans Park Series World Championships of park terrain skateboarding. Encompassing a diverse field of seasoned park terrain professionals, series invitees are pre-seeded directly into the semi-finals at every VPS Pro Tour qualifying event, to be met by exclusive qualifying VPS Tour Challengers in pursuit of valuable points toward their final year end rankings.
The 2017 VPS World Championship Tour Invitees are comprised of eight men’s and three women’s VPS Select Pros and seven men’s Tour Wildcards. Select Pros are determined by previous year VPS World Championships results, and 2017 Tour Wildcards and Tour Challengers are selected by a committee of competition organizers, sport organizers and event promoters to bring exciting new faces and challengers to the VPS Pro Tour elite.
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2017 World Championship Tour Invitees*
Women’s Select Pros
From Tel Aviv to Eilat, the Converse team seeks out spots in Israel and comes through with this sick edit featuring Al Davis, Brian Delatorre, Mike Anderson, Louie Lopez, Aaron Herrington, and Dolan Stearns.
Sierra Fellers discusses discovering skating in Whitefish Montana, moving to California and sleeping in his car, winning Tampa Am, getting kicked off Foundation after 9 years via Instagram, battling alcoholism, back on Mystery, filming for a new video project and much more.
Launching worldwide this Saturday, February 11, Vans reveals the latest breakthrough in performance skate footwear to introduce the second signature pro model from Vans team rider, Gilbert Crockett. Unlike any other, the all-new Crockett Pro 2 is a union of craft and science, upholding Vans’ revolutionary Wafflecup bottom unit construction, improved fit, and fully-fused Duracap upper reinforcements.
The new Crockett Pro 2 model introduces a new outsole that utilizes the performance advancements of Vans Wafflecup technology, providing the premium support and unrivaled grip demanded by skateboarders everywhere. Gilbert’s second edition highlights new blind-seam suede overlays on the toe cap, maximizing Vans’ Duracap reinforcement capabilities while employing Vans’ proven Ultracush HD drop-in sockliners for the highest level of impact cushioning.
Visit Vans.com/crockett to view some bonus clips of Gil and to learn more about this newest release.
The Sheckler Foundation presents the top four finalists for its ninth “Be the Change” initiative, designed to help children, organizations and individuals in need. The top four finalists include: Adventure Club, Next Up Foundation, Nick’s Picks and Traveling Stories. The finalist with the most votes by tomorrow’s deadline – Tuesday, February 7, 2017 will receive support and a $10,000 financial grant from the Sheckler Foundation to help make its vision a reality. Watch the videos and cast your vote!