For two days in October 2014 some of the best skateboarders from East and West were connected to share their passion on the top of the world at Finland’s Helsinki Airport. This first-ever skate session was directed and hosted by Arto Saari and includes his Flip Skateboards teammates Curren Caples and Louie Lopez along with Golden Tickets winners Matt Berger, Hiroyuki Matsuo, Kasperi Kropsu, Andreas Larsen and Gosha Konyshev.
Have a look at the amazing footage from a 48-hour period when these heavily skilled skaters got access to totally unique skate spots to test the limits of the gateway between East and West.
For more about this unique event, check out Match Made in HEL and be sure to check out Arto’s introduction with this truly unique skate session right here.
Ryan Sheckler put together a solid line of tricks including a backside tailslide to fakie on his third and final run in the Streetsyle event at the Toyota City Championships this afternoon in Portland. His efforts secured a threepeat Dew Tour Streetstyle win where he remains undefeated. Alec Majerus landed in second and Curren Caples took home third place on the podium. Roll the clip to watch Ryan’s run.
1. Ryan Sheckler
2. Alec Majerus
3. Curren Caples
4. Riley Hawk
5. Nick Merlino
The Dew Tour is taking over Portland, Oregon’s Broadway Street as Ryan Sheckler looks to nail down a three peat with his third consecutive win. Can the all terrain young gun Curren Caples, local hero David Gravette and or others claim the top spot on the podium?.
Tune in and watch today’s Best Trick event LIVE at 8:30pm ET / 5:30pm PT and Streetstyle tomorrow Sunday, August 17th at 7pm ET / 4pm PT at DewTour.com/LIVE or download the NBC Sports Live Extra app.
Vans brings the world’s greatest skateboarders to Canada this week with skateboarding’s premier bowlriding competition, the celebrated Van Doren Invitational to be held at Vancouver’s legendary Hastings Bowl on July 11th & 12th. Top skaters from around the globe will battle it out before a live audience for top honors and their share of US $75,000 purse This event will be presented as a live webcast on Thrasher Magazine on Saturday, July 12th for everyone to view.
The invite-only organized jam format will showcase modern bowlriding’s greatest talents, such as current World Champion Pedro Barros, X-Games gold medalist Curren Caples and reigning Van Doren Invitational champion Ben Hatchell, plus top challengers like Grant Taylor, Ben Raybourn and many more.
“It seems like only yesterday that Vans helped to bring the Slam City Jam skate contests to Vancouver’s PNE and today Vans Canada is excited to present the Van Doren Invitational as we bring together some of the greatest bowl riders from around the world to the Hastings Bowl at the same location. Don’t miss this exciting day in Canadian skateboard history!” – Steve Van Doren, Vans Vice President, Events and Promotions
Bones Bearings has compiled some footage of their team riders from Tampa Pro 2014 featuring, Brian Anderson, Zered Bassett, Vincent Alvarez, Silas Baxter-Neal, Stefan Janoski, Ben Raybourn, Louie Lopez, Curren Caples, Chris Cole, Trevor Colden, Mark Suciu, Evan Smith and Ishod Wair.