Nora Vasconcellos

adidas Skateboarding – “Nora” Digital Short

YouTube Preview Imageadidas Skateboarding has released the 20-minute digital short “Nora” documenting Nora Vasconcellos’ rise from skate rat to rising pro. Joining the adidas global team earlier this year, the brand proudly celebrates its first female rider in recognition of her unprecedented talents and contributions that make her an invaluable addition to its all-star team.

Directed by Webby-award winning Giovanni Reda and produced by adidas Skateboarding, the cinematic snapshot features interviews with Pros like Lacey Baker and Sage Elsesser, as well as legends such as Elissa Steamer, Andrew Reynolds, and fellow adidas Pro rider Marc Johnson.

adidas Skateboarding in Japan – RŌZU

YouTube Preview ImageSeveral of the adidas Skateboarding team travels to Japan to film for a new short film titled RŌZU. Have a look.

Vans Park Series World Championships Highlights

The Vans Park Series brought many of the world’s top park terrain rippers to Shanghai, China last week. And despite the shuffle in the competition schedule due to wet weather, Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg and Nora Vasconcellos earned their keep as 2017’s world champions of park terrain skateboarding. Drop by the Vans Park Series website for a wrap of the action.

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Mens World Championship Final Results
1. Oskar Rozenberg-Hallberg
2. Pedro Barros
3. Tom Schaar
4. Alex Sorgente
5. Karl Berglind
6. Ivan Federico
7. Cory Juneau
8. Jack Fardell

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Womens World Championship Final Results
1. Nora Vasconcellos
2. Brighton Zeuner
3. Kisa Nakamura
4. Lizzie Armanto
5. Grace Marhoefer
6. Jordyn Barratt
7. Kihana Ogawa
8. Yndiara Asp

Vans Park Series 2017 World Championships in Shanghai

YouTube Preview ImageThe Vans Park Series World Championships are set to take place in just under two weeks in Shanghai, China on September 23rd.

Located on the world-famous Bund waterfront area in central Shanghai, the 2017 VPS World Championships will pit skateboarding’s top bowlriders against 2017’s VPS Continental Champions to showcase a global competition in a custom designed and constructed VPS-certified park. With a total purse of more than $160,000 USD up for grabs, this momentous event will officially crown the men’s and women’s 2017 VPS World Champions of Park Terrain Skateboarding and establish 2018’s elite VPS Pro Tour group.

Leading the men’s field all season, top ranked tour challenger, Tom Schaar rolls ahead as a serious threat to the competition. Will he be able to unseat current world champion, Alex Sorgente (USA) and earn his rank against an open field of select VPS Continental Champions? Europa Champion, Rune Glifberg (DEN), Americas Champion, Patrick Ryan (USA), Ivan Federico (ITA), Jack Fardell (AUS), Kevin Kowalski (USA), Ben Hatchell (USA) and others will certainly make it a battle to remember. In the women’s division, reigning VPS World Champion Brighton Zeuner (USA) will defend her title, skating against a diverse class of international contenders including Poppy Starr Olsen (AUS), Amelia Brodka (POL), Kisa Nakamura (JPN) and Lizzie Armanto (USA). See below for the full list of competitors.

VPS Select Pros
Alex Sorgente (USA)
Ben Hatchell (USA)
Cory Juneau (USA)
Curren Caples (USA)
Greyson Fletcher (USA)
Ivan Federico (ITA)
Jack Fardell (AUS)
Kevin Kowalski (USA)
Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg (SWE)
Pedro Barros (BRA)
Raven Tershy (USA)
Ronnie Sandoval (USA)

VPS Tour Challengers
Tom Schaar (USA) – 30,000
Karl Berglind (SWE) – 23,300
Murilo Peres (BRA) – 20,300
Willy Lara (USA) – 18,800
Tristan Rennie (USA) – 17,400
CJ Collins (USA) – 17,100
Roman Pabich (USA) – 15,601

VPS Continental Champions
Bowman Hansen (NZL), Oceania
Rune Gliberg (DNK), Europa
Patrick Ryan (USA), Americas
Kensuke Sasaoka (JPN), Asia

2017 Women’s World Championship Field

VPS Select Pros
Brighton Zeuner (USA)
Jordyn Barratt (USA)
Kisa Nakamura (JPN)

VPS Tour Challengers
Bryce Wettstein (USA) – 10,000
Nora Vasconcellos (USA) – 8,000
Hanna Zanzi (USA) – 6,500
Kody Tamanaha (USA) – 5,800
Grace Marhoefer (USA) – 5,300
Lizzie Armanto (USA) – 4,800
Yndiara Asp (BRA) – 3,800

VPS Continental Champions
Poppy Starr Olsen (AUS), Oceania
Amelia Brodka (POL), Europa
Dora Varella (BRA), Americas
Kihana Ogawa (JPN), Asia

The official 2017 VPS World Championships will broadcast live from Shanghai on Red Bull TV and vansparkseries.com in English, Mandarin and Portuguese on September 23rd. To see the full list of 2017 results and information on how to enter or watch live, download the free Vans Park Series iOS app now or visit Vans Park Series online.

King of The Road – And The Winner is…

Three of the gnarliest teams in skateboarding have stepped up to the challenges all along the roads and disparate regions of America. The miles and wild experiences are behind them and the points have been tallied. Tune into this episode of Viceland and Thrasher Magazine’s King of The Road series. Who’s got it nailed this year?

Nora Vasconcellos Goes to Disneyland

Nora ProNora Vasconcellos has had one hell of a great year in 2017 so far. And not surprisingly (to us and skaters around the planet), but deservedly, she was promoted up to the pro ranks by her crew at Welcome Skateboards earlier this week. After the big surprise and celebration, what would she do? Where would she go? Well, the best answer to that is – Disneyland! Check out this report from Monster Children.

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