Kevin Kowalski

Kevin Kowalski – Vanishing Point

On this day also known as “Go Skateboarding Day” The Skateboard Mag has released Kevin Kowalski’s video part that is sure to inspire as it does to make you head spin. So damn heavy. Congrats Kevin!

Get out there and make it happen today as a skateboarder!

Barros Wins Vans Skate Park Series Stop 2 in Brazil

Pedros BarrosAfter bailing his previous runs and sitting in 7th place, Pedro Barros turned up the heat and put the peddle to the metal in his fourth and final run to win the second stop of the Vans Skate park Series. It all played out in his hometown of Florinopolis, Brazil where the crowd in attendance fueled his fire and he delivered. Italy’s Ivan Federico held onto second place with a great display of technical ability and style and Kevin Kowalski killed the park in his own unique way and returned to the podium in third place.

Compiled scores from the two Vans Skate Park Series stops has Tom Schaar now sitting in first place in the challenger rankings. The next stop takes place in Vancouver, BC on July 9th.

Final Results
1st Pedro Barros
2nd Ivan Federico
3rd Kevin Kowalski
4th Miguel Oliveira
5th Tom Schaar
6th Alex Sorgente
7th Jack Fardell
8th Tristan Rennie

Vans Park Series Challenger Rankings
1st Tom Schaar
2nd Alex Sorgente
3rd Ivan Federico
4th Cory Juneau
5th Miguel Oliveira

The top five Challengers to emerge from the Mens Park Series Global Qualifier system will challenge the fifteen exclusive Park Series Select Pros in Malmö, Sweden for the inaugural International Skateboard Federation-sanctioned park terrain Vans Park Series World Championships.

Drop by www.vansparkseries.com for the archived webcast feed, latest updates, contest schedules, rider profiles, and follow the action on Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat at @vansparkseries.

Chris Russell Wins Vans Pro Skate Park Series

VPS Podium MelbourneThrough 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.

Final Results
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

Going Clear with New Bones Skatepark Formula Wheels

YouTube Preview ImageBones Wheels is soon to release its all-new Skatepark Formula in assorted clear colors with the same rebound and flatspot-free formula. Have a look as Kevin Kowalski puts a set through heavy testing.

Red Bull’s Lost Bowl Invitational

YouTube Preview Image 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:

Final Results
1st Cody Chapman
2nd Chris Russell
3rd Kevin Kowalski
4th John Gardner

Best Trick
Pool
John Gardner – Boneless into the pool
Chris Gregson – Frontside kickflip over the ladder

Roof
Jack Fardell – Nose manual
Alex Sorgente – Backside flip

Keyhole
Josh Borden – Nosegrind
Ben Hatchell – Half Cab Front blunt

Kevin Kowalski Wins Lincoln City Sweet 16

LC PodiumAlong with Dreamland Skateparks, a lineup of great sponsors, and World Cup Skateboarding in the mix, Lincoln City’s world renowned skatepark recently celebrated its Sweet 16 Bowl Bash last Friday. It has been close to five years since the last skate event was held there, yet the park was properly resurfaced last year, and once the skies cleared and the concrete was dried, a heavy dose of skateboarding commenced through out the day.

We have the results below, and this compilation of footage was shot by Typical Culture’s Zack Dowdy.

Congrats to winners Kevin Kowalski, Mark Scott, Justyce Tabor, Hericles Fagundes and Cash Money and all of those that skated and helped to make it all happen!

Final Results
Pros
1. Kevin Kowalski
2. Shaun Ross
3. Dalton Dern
4. Chris Russell
5. Cody Lockwood
6. Al Brunelle

Masters
1. Mark Scott
2. Pat Blac
3. Jimmy the Greek
4. Tom Kilroy
5. Dave Duncan

Ladies
1. Justyce Tabor
2. Bryce Wettstein
3. Sarah Thompson
3. Sarah Scanlan

15 and Over
1. Hericles Fagundes
2. Griffin Chase
3. Chris Von Blon
4. Trever Bates
5. Jacob Calhoun

14 and Under
1. Cash Money
2. Cooper Burrows
3. Sean Fitzsimons
4. Quintin LaVille
5. Shea Burrows

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