The 12th annual Vans Pool Party celebrates its legacy in modern vertical skateboarding at the world-famous Vans Combi Pool this Saturday, May 13th in Orange, CA. This heavy skate event will be broadcast worldwide once again at vans.com/poolparty featuring spirited commentary from Vans’ announcers and special guests.
Renowned bowl Legends and Masters will join a stacked roster of over 30 leading Pros in a mind-blowing showcase of creativity and skill that pushes and progresses classic Combi bowl skating. Veterans Chris Miller, Lance Mountain (Defending 2016 Legend Champion), Steve Caballero, and crowd favorite Jeff Grosso are slated to mix it up, while today’s top vert professionals like Pedro Barros (Defending 2016 Pro Champion), Tom Schaar, Cory Juneau, Bucky Lasek, and many more, will battle it out with today’s arsenal of mind-bending stunts.
3:00pm Webcast Begins
3:15pm Masters Final
4:00pm Pro Semi Final
5:30pm Legends Semi Final
6:30pm Legends Final
7:00pm Pro Final
For more information on the Vans Pool Party, confirmed competitior lists, and daily coverage including photos, videos and blog updates from practice, visit vans.com/poolparty.
Bones Wheels riders, Chris Russell, Cody Lockwood, Kevin Kowalski, Ben Raybourn, Alan Young, and Jimmy Wilkins pay tribute to 30 Years of Animal Chin on the Chin Ramp in this video piece. Original Bones Brigaders, Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero, Mike McGill, with special guest Lance Mountain also team up in this acknowledgment of skate history.
This lengthy, but important “Skate Rock” episode of Loveletters is a mini documentary about the origins and the relationship between skateboarders and the music they listen to and create. Key instigators, originators and skaters interviewed in this piece include” Mofo, Brian Brannon, Glen E. Friedman, Jeff Ament, Tommy Guerrero, Chuck Treece, Steve Caballero, Henry Rollins and others. This is the stuff that matters.
It’s been 30 years since the members of the Bones Brigade gathered to skate together on the Chin Ramp. This insightful and video piece includes interviews with the guys that original Chin Ramp builder Tim Payne, photographer Grant Brittain, and several very well known pro skaters whom were hugely impacted by the video and its subliminal messages decades ago. Watch your favorite skaters rip the Chin Ramp again right here and now. The search for Animal Chin continues.
With Powell Peralta’s renowned 1986 film, “The Search For Animal Chin”, it was the Chin Ramp that stole the show. The Chin Ramp was unfathomable in size and had just about every element from large extensions, larger channels, a mini ramp on the deck, a verticle spine and a tunnel. Built by Tim Payne, the Bones Bridage had just 3 days to skate the ramp before it was gone forever. Now 30 years later Tim Payne and the Brigade cite their personal experiences with the ramp and the amazing times they had together skating and shooting for this iconic film.
The Bones Brigade is offering signed *BLEM decks and signed decks in shadowboxes available in The Vault. Portions of the sale of these decks benefit the Tony Hawk Foundation. Head over to BonesBrigade.com for more info.