adidas Skateboarding Announces Global Premiere Dates for Away Days

YouTube Preview ImagePress Release: Along with the video teaser, adidas Skateboarding reveals the premiere schedule for the Away Days global tour and limited-edition team poster slated for distribution to skate shops around the world. In the clip, team riders Lucas Puig, Na-Kel Smith and Silas Baxter-Neal offer an insight to the personal challenges faced while filming for Away Days.

As the visual culmination of more than three years of filming, spanning shoots in more than 90 cities around the globe, Away Days profiles adidas Skateboarding talent, and their individual personalities and style. The Away Days skate film will premiere across global key cities over the course of three weeks culminating into the official release to the public.

List of Global Premieres and Dates:

Los Angeles – May 12
New York City – May 14
London – May 17
Tokyo – May 20
Sao Paulo – May 20

Titled by adidas Skateboarding U.S. Team Manager and iconic photographer, Skin Phillips, the film’s namesake nods the British futbol term ‘Away Days’ and compares the team pride and road trip camaraderie experienced amongst its team riders to the diehard enthusiasm of avid futbol (soccer) fans who travel together away from their hometowns to support their team at away games in rival cities.

Away Days captures the breadth of adidas’ diverse global and international teams, as they travel the world showcasing some of the best skateboarding moments both on and off the board. The full adidas team is featured on a limited-edition poster, which will be distributed to skate shops around the world.

Vans Pro Skate Park Series Readies for Kick Off

YouTube Preview Image The 2016 Vans Pro Skate Park Series kicked off this afternoon at the Australian qualifiers at St. Kilda Skatepark in Melbourne. Watch the action of the Semis and Finals live at VansSkatePark Series.com tomorrow where 8 top challengers (from today’s qualifications)- Cory Juneau, Trey Wood, Josh Borden, Brad McClain, Collin Graham, Alex Sorgente, Keegan Palmer and Tom Schaar – will meet up with twelve of the Park Series Select Pros.

Global broadcast times are as follows:
California – Friday 9pm PST
New York – Saturday 12am ET
Rio De Janeiro – Saturday 1am BRT
Melbourne – Saturday 2pm AEST

Tommy Guerrero For Real Skateboards…..Still

YouTube Preview Image He’s nearly at the half century mark and Tommy Guerrero proves that skateboarding is good for the soul. Move around and move it forward this weekend!

Dubai Aquapark Skate Session

Routine maintenance can sometimes open up a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Witness Alex Sorgente, Milton Martinez and Jan Hoffman as they take on the steep and curved landscape of the drained Aquadventure Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai and give the term “thrill ride” a whole new meaning.

Jereme Knibbs Wins Damn Am Atlanta 2016

YouTube Preview ImageThe Hazard County Skatepark once again played host to Damn Am Atlanta on Saturday for the first stop of the Damn Am series and Floridian ripper Jereme Knibbs held it down to take home first place. Roll the clip to see how he made it happen and drop by the Skatepark of Tampa site for more info and results.

Final Results
1. Jereme Knibbs
2. Niko Howard
3. Eli Williams
4. Clint Beswick
5. Jake Wooten
6. Kadian Maxwell

Independent Truck Co Best Trick
1. Fletcher Renegar – Switch Fs Blunt Bigspin Out

Vans Pro Skate Park Series Announces Partnership With International Skateboarding Federation

Vans Pro Skate Park Series OzPress Release: Vans Pro Skate Park Series (VPS) and the International Skateboarding Federation (ISF) today have announced a strategic partnership in advance of the new world championship skateboarding point series’ inaugural qualifying event in Melbourne, Australia this Saturday, April 16th at St. Kilda Skatepark. VPS will partner with the ISF as the official sanctioning body for the 2016 Vans Pro Skate Park Series World Championships.

VPS and ISF will work in tandem to create and uphold guidelines to define and elevate the park terrain discipline worldwide by establishing the premier global points ranking system for park terrain skateboarding, culminating with the official crowning of a park terrain world champion for men and women this August in Malmö, Sweden. The goal of the partnership will promote an influential global platform for organized skateboarding, showcasing expert athleticism while maintaining the unique culture and values of skateboarding.

“In anticipation for the exciting potential of skateboarding in the Olympics, preserving and upholding skate culture becomes an even more critical mission; the only way to achieve this with authenticity is to ensure skateboarding is being represented by skateboarders,” remarks Bobby Gascon, Vans Global Director of Action Sports. “This mutual vision shared by Vans and the ISF forges a partnership that is committed to skateboarding first, above all else.”

Additionally, VPS endorses the ISF as the only true skateboarding federation of, by and for skateboarders, to represent skateboarding worldwide and looks forward to creating a strong foundation for global park terrain competition.

Gary Ream, ISF President, elaborates on the partnership further. “For over 12 years the International Skateboarding Federation has been working to unite the skateboarding community and ensure the best possible representation of skateboarding for both the skateboarders and the fans.” Ream continued, “Following the success of our partnership with Street League Skateboarding and the endorsement of the SLS Super Crown as the ISF World Championship of Street Skateboarding, we’re excited to work with VPS and are proud to endorse their season-ending Malmö event as the ISF World Championship of Park Terrain Skateboarding.”

The first fifteen 2016 Vans Pro Skate Park Series Select Pros have been revealed, prepping the field for an exhilarating qualifiers competition this Saturday, April 16th, at St. Kilda Skatepark in Melbourne, Australia. The inaugural event will be webcast live on www.vansparkseries.com with daily updates shared on social media via @vansparkseries.