With only one stop left before the highly anticipated 2018 Vans Park Series World Championships in China this fall, all eyes and the world’s top bowlriders are pointed towards the final qualifying rounds of competition at Kroksbäck Skatepark in Malmö, Sweden on September 7th and 8th. The 2018 VPS Pro Tour, Sweden finals will be broadcasted live for free on ETN and vansparkseries.com.
As the most pivotal stop on the VPS tour this season, the results in Malmö will decide the final top-ranking 2018 Tour Challengers to earn an invite to compete at the VPS World Championships in China on October 27th, while continuing to expand the open path for prospective women’s challengers to prove their ranks and advance into the pro tour circuit.
In addition, the 2018 VPS Europa Continental Championships will host its second year in Sweden, showcasing aspiring regional men and women talent in pursuit of glory in their backyard and a chance to compete in the VPS World Championships this fall. The yet to be crowned Europa Continental Champions from the men and women’s divisions will be seeded directly into the World Championships to join Select Pros and advancing Tour Challengers.
Vans Park Series Sweden Schedule
Thursday, September 6th
10am GMT – VPS Europa Continental Championships Men and Women
Friday, September 7th
11am GMT – VPS Women’s Pro Tour, Prelims and Semi-Finals
3pm GMT – VPS Men’s Pro Tour, Prelims
Saturday, September 8th
Live broad cast on ETN and Vansparkseries.com
12pm GMT – VPS Women’s Pro Tour, Finals
1pm GMT – VPS Men’s Pro Tour, Semi-Finals + Finals
Pedro Barros put his proverbial pedal to the metal during stop #2 of the 2018 Vans Park Series at Vancouver’s Hastings Skatepark last Saturday and took home a repeated win for his fans worldwide.
1. Pedro Barros
2. Ivan Federico
3. Alex Sorgente
4. Trey Wood
5. Keegan Palmer
6. Murilo Peres
7. Karl Berglind
8. Jagger Eaton
Drop by the Vans Park Series site for all video recaps, photos, 2018 VPS tour rankings and a replay of the webcast as well!
Just a reminder that the second stop of 2018’s Vans Park Series Pro Tour will be broadcast live from Hastings Skatepark in Vancouver, BC this Saturday, July 14th at 3pm ET/12pm PST. This live feed is available for free on ETNlive.com, the ETN app, and vansparkseries.com.
The Vans Pro Skate Park Series returns next week to the acclaimed Hastings Skatepark in Vancouver, Canada for the 2nd stop of this year’s Men’s Pro Tour. Drop by the Vans Park Series site or The Boardr for updates and more info.
2018’s Vans Park Series Pro Tour kicked off in São Paulo, Brazil last week under the witness of a lively crowd that spilled out beyond the confines of the bleachers surrounding specifically built new skatepark. Their chants, rounds of applause, cheers, air horns and more added fuel to the fire and truly showed how supportive the Brazilians are for a wild day of skateboarding. In the finals Tom Schaar carried forward his impressive 2017 VPS season and ripped through the park starting his runs with a huge stalefish backed by a massive 540. He moved it forward with powerful frontal nosegrinds, front feebles and a bigspin backside lipslide to take the win over two time VPS Brazil Champ Pedro Barros. The Inland Empire’s Tristan Rennie held his own with a wild bag of tricks earning his first podium spot by securing 3rd place.
The Women’s VPS Pro Tour competition fielded over twenty gals vying for a spot on the podium. Japan’s Sakura Yosozumi took home her first ever VPS win with consistency and technical skill. She started her runs with 3 foot backside airs and moved on in hers runs with switch blunts, frontside lipslides through the corner, backside nose blunt reverts and much more. Florinopolis’ very own Yndiara Asp took a bad slam earlier in the day, but toughened up to unleash frontside boneless ones and stalefishes, and Texas plants; she finished in 2nd place. 2016’s World Champ Brighton Zeuner mixed it up with backside airs and handplants, feeble grinds, a backside kickflip on the banked wall and more to land in 3rd.
1. Tom Scharr (USA)
2. Pedro Barros (BRA)
3. Tristan Rennie (USA)
4. Cory Juneau (USA)
5. Chris Russell (USA)
6. Luiz Francisco (BRA)
7. Alex Sorgente (USA)
8. Ivan Federico (ITA)
1. Sakura Yosozumi (JPN)
2. Yndiara Asp (BRA)
3. Brighton Zeuner (USA)
4. Lizzie Armanto (USA)
5. Bryce Wettstein (USA)
6. Nicole Hause (USA)
7. Nora Vasconcellos (USA)
8. Poppy Starr Olsen (AUS)
Thrasher Magazine has released this footage with Volcom’s Louie Lopez, GT, Pedro Barros, Provost and Milton Martinez and their friends on a South American tour where spots annihilated. Toughen up!