The Van Doren Invitational returns to Vancouver’s legendary Hastings Skatepark this weekend where top skaters from around the globe will mix it up and battle it out for top honors and their piece of the $75,000 prize purse.
If you can’t be there in person, be sure to watch the action live beginning at 2pm PST on July 11th via the Vans Invitational webcast.
This past weekend’s skateboarding events at the Dew Tour in Chicago have wrapped up where the Flip Skateboards team had very impressive and commanding afternoons against the invited competition. Saturday’s sweep by Flip’s rookie pros took to the Streetstyle podium with Curren Caples on top followed by his cohort Louie Lopez and teammate Alec Majerus. On Sunday, Brazilian dark horse Kelvin Heofler stacked up points in the Street Best Session above all the rest and earned $25K for his efforts. He was followed by Alec Majerus in second and Louie Lopez in third.
Drop by the Dew Tour site to view all recap videos, photos and full results. Dew Tour Los Angeles takes place August 14th – 16th.
The wonder kid Curren Caples claimed the top of the podium out in the Motor City over the weekend by nailing some solid runs accented by speed and style at Red Bull Hart Lines.
Conceptualized by Ryan Sheckler, Hart Lines is a newly developed street skateboarding competition featuring an all-new contest format featuring two lines with its own unique set of skateable elements. The course at Hart Plaza incorporated a mix of existing rails, ledges, and stairs with additional features built by CA Rampworks. Each skater had three runs on the course, one on each of the two designated “lines,” and a third on the line of their choice.
Curren’s gap to frontside nose grind put him in high numbers and the chase was on from there on out. $35k and a bitchin’ new American made car was all his for the taking when the event clock had reached its end. Congrats Curren!
1. Curren Caples 89.17 -1 88.17
2. Torey Pudwill 83.33 -7 76.33
3. Ryan Sheckler 79.17 -4 75.17
4. Chris Cole 77.67 -3 74.67
5. Evan Smith 78.33 -5 73.33
6. Alec Majerus 72.17 -6 66.17*
7. Ryan Decenzo 68.17 -2 66.17*
8. Youness Amrani 66.00 -8 58.00
*Tiebreaker was decided by best second run score
In addition to the payouts for the Top 8 competitors, Ryan Sheckler handed out $2,000 for the “Sheckler’s Got Hart” award to Leo Romero for the skater he deemed that showed the most heart throughout the competition. Romero won the award because despite taking a few nasty falls on qualifier day, he managed to complete every run without holding back on the difficulty of his tricks. Felipe Gustavo also received $2,000 for landing the best switch trick of the event as part of the “Make The Switch” award powered by Pennzoil. Gustavo landed a switch frontside flip over the 10-stair rail to earn the added money.
The boys at the Boardr ran a solid show in Detroit and have a recap for you with captioned photos and more.
Red Bull Hart Lines airs as part of the Red Bull Signature Series on NBC Saturday, August 1st at 4:30pm EST/1:30pm PST.
The Vans PROPELLER World Premiere took place in Los Angeles, CA and the entire Vans Skate team was in attendance. Chris Cote was there and caught up with all the guys on the red carpet before the premiere.
Check out Anthony Van Engelen, Gilbert Crockett, Daniel Lutheran, Curren Caples, Chima Ferguson, Jeff Grosso, Kyle Walker, Steve Caballero, Christian Hosoi, Elijah Berle, Tony Alva, Rowan Zorilla, Dustin Dollin, Geoff Rowly, Chris Pfanner. Download PROPELLER now by clicking here.
Following its global premiere tour, Vans has released skateboarding’s most anticipated video for 2015, PROPELLER on iTunes to preview, buy and download now. PROPELLER: A Vans Skateboarding Video on iTunes delivers over an hour of unseen outtakes and the making of bonus content featuring the Vans professional skateboarding team. Upcoming additional PROPELLER features will also present PROPELLER: RAW EDITS, a series of 14 clips from the cutting room floor including alternate angles, unused tricks and behind-the-scenes perspectives, available for download with every purchase later this month.
Directed by acclaimed skateboard filmmaker Greg Hunt and featuring full parts from some of the biggest names in skateboarding alongside appearances from legends and true pioneers, PROPELLER presents a sweeping snapshot of modern skateboarding.