Through sheer raw power and determination, Chris Russell shut down the inaugural and first stop of the Vans Pro Skate Park Series at Melbourne’s St. Kilda skatepark with the highest score on the board yesterday. His score of 89.67 held throughout the last runs of the finals and the renowned “Man Bear Kid” snapped up $20K for his tough work. Congrats Chris!
The top five skaters to emerge from the Mens Global Qualifier system will challenge the top 15 pre-seeded exclusive Park Series Select Pros in Malmö, Sweden for the title of 2016 Vans Park Series Men’s World Champion.
Be sure to check in with the Vans Skate Park Series website for complete results, on demand and indexed video of the live broadcast, photos and more info with the 2016 Global tour.
1. Chris Russell
2. Pedro Barros
3. Kevin Kowalski
4. Cory Juneau
5. Ben Hatchell
6. Tom Schaar
7. Ronnie Sandoval
8. Alex Sorgente
Global Qualifier Series Rankings
1. Cory Juneau
2. Tom Schaar
3. Alex Sorgente
4. Keegan Palmer
5. Brad McClain
Check out some of the extra clips from Vans’ South America Skate Tour with team riders Elijah Berle, Curren Caples, Rowan Zorilla, Kyle Walker, Chima Ferguson, and Chris Russell.
The Vans Propeller Latin America tour recently rolled through the skateboarding hotbed of Mar Del Plata, Argentina. Curren Caples, Chima Ferguson, Kyle Walker, Elijah Berle, Rowan Zorilla and Chris Russell did what they do best by feeding off the crowd and wrecking the park for the best demo of the tour yet.
You never know how a quick park session will go when Louie Lo, Mason Silva, and Chris Russell are in the mix. Get the legs greased, and roll through Alondra Park with these rippers.
On Saturday, October 24th, 2015 Red Bull Skateboarding teamed up with Creature & Santa Cruz Skateboards/Indy Trucks/OJ Wheels/Bronson Speed Co. to throw a 21-man invite-only backyard bowl bash at Pat Lowery’s legendary Richmond, Virginia Lost Bowl.
With a field of some of the top ams, pros and East Coast up and comers, the day consisted of seven 7-minute 3-man heats followed by a 29-minute everyone-in chaos session set to Slayer’s “Reign in Blood” (inspired by Jim’s Ramp Jam of 1996) and three best tricks. In a rarely seen contest decision, the inmates were put in charge of the asylum and the 21 skaters were asked to judge themselves and pick the top 3 winners. The results, as voted on by the skaters in the contest are as follows:
1st Cody Chapman
2nd Chris Russell
3rd Kevin Kowalski
4th John Gardner
John Gardner – Boneless into the pool
Chris Gregson – Frontside kickflip over the ladder
Jack Fardell – Nose manual
Alex Sorgente – Backside flip
Josh Borden – Nosegrind
Ben Hatchell – Half Cab Front blunt