Rune Glifberg

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.

Concrete Dinosaurs Part 1 – Romford Skatepark

YouTube Preview ImageOur British skate pals at Sidewalk Magazine have recently posted up a momentuous feature on their site which highlights a special skate session upon England’s storied Romford Skatepark. Nearly 40 years old and still dedicating its rough and crusty surfaces to skaters from many generations, Romford continues to hold its weight in gnar and benchmarks. Raven Tershy, Rune Glifberg, Ben Hatchell and Sam Beckett recently convened upon this hallowed ground to have a session long to remember. Have a look!

2017 Bowl-A-Rama Results

Caballero Bowlarama The Bowl-A-Rama live webcast from Bondi Beach, Australia surely kept us entertained over the past two days. And the gnarly skate action from the Juniors, the Ladies, the Master and Pros proved once again that the progression and stoke of bowlriding remains at an all time high. Everyone that contributed to the effort was a winner in our eyes and minds, but here are the final results for those keeping track. Drop by the Bowl-A-Rama Facebook page for more photos, semi-finals results, video clips and additional linked content. Congrats everyone!

 

Final Results
Pros
1. Corey Juneau
2. Tom Schaar
3. Jono Schwan
4. Rune Glifberg
5. Beaver Fleming
6. Luke Russell
7. Clay Kreiner
8. Josh Rodriguez

Masters
1. Steve Caballero
2. Tony Hawk
3. Pat Ngoho
4. Mike McGill
5. Darren Navarrette
6. Renton Millar
7. Eddie Elguera
8. Jed Fuller

Ladies
1. Jordyn Barratt
2. Brighton Zeuner
3. Poppy Olsen
4. Amelia Brodka
5. Sari Simpson

Juniors
1. Keegan Palmer
2. Tate Carew
3. Taylor Nye
4. Luigi Cini
5. Dylan Donnini

Best Trick
Ivan Federico – Kickflip Andrecht

Highest Air
Beaver Fleming – Backside air – 10ft

Bowl-A-Rama 2017 Live Webcast Schedule

Bowlarama2017’s Bowl-A-Rama is just hours away and again this year, it will be broadcasted live and direct from Bondi Beach, Australia beginning today. Be sure to check out the schedule of events and tune into the webcast right here.

Copenhagen Open Movie

 

A 5 day party with skateboards. Copenhagen Open is truly one of a kind. Thrasher Magazine put together a film featuring almost 30 minutes of Nordic gnar from last year’s CPH Open for your viewing pleasure. Check it out.

Holy Stokes!: A Real Life Happening This Summer

YouTube Preview ImageThe Volcom skateboarding crew has traveled the world to find spots, film tricks and search for stoke over the past year. Premiering in May and available worldwide June 7th, 2016, Holy Stokes! a Real Life Happening looks to be one of the most epic skateboarding films of the summer.

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