Terry Kennedy discusses growing up in Long Beach, getting flow from Baker after a few months of skating, leaving Baker for Element, having a role on the Viva La Bam show, quitting Element to get back on Baker, filming for Baker 4 and much more in the latest episode of The Nine Club with Chris Roberts.
Chad Muska has officially announced himself as the latest member of the Straye Footwear squad. Read the statement below from The Muska himself:
“I, along with Jamie Thomas, Angel Cabada and a talented group of life-long friends / skaters / artists are proud to announce the launch of an all-skater owned, affordably priced footwear brand: STRAYE™.
The name says it all…we are STRAYE-ing from the all too beaten track to bring you an unapologetically fun brand that is well thought out, priced great… all without sacrificing style, comfort or quality. Available July at selected retailers, STRAYE.xxx and any other shops that know what’s up with this movement: STRAYE Global Penetration! You’re welcome – MU$KA”
Vans Park Series has announced that Shanghai, China will play host to the 2017 VPS World Championships for men and women. With its central mission to inspire youth and grow participation worldwide, the Vans Park Series is honored to bring elite park terrain competition and the creative culture of skateboarding to China on September 23rd in Asia’s first and only official VPS-certified temporary park terrain competition course design.
The next stop for the Vans Park Series on the road to Shanghai takes place at Kroksbäck Skatepark in Malmö, Sweden on May 26th with the inaugural Men’s and Women’s VPS Europa Continental Championships and May 27th with the third of five 2017 VPS Men’s Pro Tour qualifier events. The Kroksbäck Skatepark is the world’s first VPS-certified permanent park terrain competition course and was donated in 2016 by the Vans Park Series to the community of Malmö, Sweden on the occasion of the inaugural park terrain skateboarding VPS World Championships for leading the world with their progressive support of the city’s youth through public skateboard programming and initiatives. The VPS Continental Championships provide an open path for regional talent to compete alongside qualifying VPS Tour Pros in the World Championships and a chance to earn a spot on the 2018 VPS Pro Tour.
Additionally, in another historic first for global park terrain competition, Vans Park Series is proud to announce the crowning of park terrain skateboarding’s first-ever Men’s and Women’s VPS National Champions for Brazil, Colombia and Chile. The winners from these select South American VPS National Championships are seeded in the official VPS Americas Continental Championships in Huntington Beach, California.
To see the full list of 2017 results and remaining 2017 VPS World Tour events with information on how to enter or watch live, download the free Vans Park Series iOS app now or visit the Vans Park Series website.
The legendary Combi Pool at the Vans Skatepark once again hosted the annual Vans Pool Party event and capped off another dramatic skateboarding showdown Saturday night. Following a contentious stalemate final in the Legends event, head chief in charge Steve Van Doren settled the score, honoring both impressive performances and granting Steve Caballero and Lance Mountain a shared victory as this year’s Legends champions for their equal 85.33 result.
The Masters division saw a few of the regulars out of the line up with Andy Macdonald moving up from the Pro Division this year and putting together the highest scoring runs to crown him as the 2017 champion. Chad Shetler joined him on the podium in 2nd with Lincoln Ueda in 3rd.
In the Pro division, 2015’s Vans Pool Party champion Tom Schaar showed new lines with refined power and technical skill in the Combi Pool earning him his second VPP championship title and a much deserved win this year. Cory Juneau wasn’t far behind him place 2nd, while 3rd place winner and Vans Pool party rookie, Clay Kreiner wowed the crowd with his amplified runs and his fearless attempts at landing a massive heelflip frontside air over the round bowl’s channel.
1. Tom Schaar
2. Corey Juneau
3. Clay Kreiner
1. Andy Macdonald
2. Chad Shetler
3. Lincoln Ueda
1. Lance Mountain and Steve Caballero (tie)
3. Tony Magnusson
For more information on this year’s Vans Pool Party including highlights, complete results, photos and videos, visit vans.com/poolparty.
Felipe Gustavo discusses growing up in Brazil, running the contest circuit for a chance to skate and win Tampa Am, learning to speak English through movies and music, his dream to skate for Plan B, getting arrested for skateboarding, his recent knee surgery and much more in the latest episode of The Nine Club with Chris Roberts.