Kevin Kowalski

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

Lifeblood Skateboards – Keeping it Weird in Walla Walla

Van Doren Invitational at Hastings Skatepark

YouTube Preview ImageThe 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.

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