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?.
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.
Just in time for Tampa Pro, 2012’s Tampa Am winner Trevor Colden has been ushered into the Pro ranks with his own Skate Mental signature model. During a skate session in Arto’s backyard Curren Caples has joined the Monster Energy skate team roster. Hard Luck MFG is a skate related brand out of Japan headed up by Jason Jessee and friends that has finally made its way to the USA. Have a look and see what Team Go Fast is all about. Sad but true, nothing lasts forever, and as such, Ronnie Creager and Blind Skateboards have parted ways after a 20 year relationship. We wish Ronnie the best in his future endeavors.