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AARP to Offer Benefits to Aging Skateboarders

AARP FoolsWith the continual rise, popularity and accessibility of skateparks worldwide which propel a generation of aging skateboarders, AARP has announced today that it is able to offer its members that continue to shred deep discounts on skateboarding goods in association with venerable skate brands including Tracker Trucks, Independent Trucks, Dogtown Skateboards, Santa Cruz Skateboards, Powell Skateboards, OJ Wheels, Bones Wheels, Vans footwear and apparel, Airwalk Shoes, Vision Street Wear, Pro-Tec helmets, and many more.

In addition, members receive the bimonthly “AARP Magazine” which addresses the health needs and concerns of the 50+ population, along with its new skate adventure travel guide and key information to over 300 of the top bowls, ramps and skate destinations worldwide.

*Note – These AARP value packages are not offered to longboarders, cone wigglers or freestylers as those fads and generations died long ago.

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Sam Beckett Wins Vert Attack 9

Vert Attack 6Well, that was one hell of a great skateboarding event we just experienced! In case you were still asleep, Vert Attack 9 entertained everyone in attendance at Malmö’s Bryggeriet Skatepark and around the planet via live webcast. The past 5 hours have truly shown that vert skating is alive and well and the next generation of vertically inclined rippers is progressing very quickly.

In the heated Pro/Am Final, England’s Sam Beckett powered through the intensity and usurped the field of competitors to win it big time. Cheers Sam! Tony Hawk, Alana Smith and Evan Doherty each won their respective finals as well. Check the results below. Thank you skateboarding!

Final Results
Pro/Am
1. Sam Beckett
2. Bob Burnquist
3. Paul Luc Ronchetti
4. Jimmy Wilkins
5. Rune Glifberg
6. Corey Juneau
7. Rony Gomes
8. Chris Russell

Masters (40 and above)
1. Tony Hawk
2. Neal Hendrix
3. Mike Frazier
4. Nicky Guerrero
5. John Magnusson
6. Jocke Olsson
7. Lincoln Ueda
8. Matthias Sernklo

Girls
1. Alana Smith
2. Lizzy Armanto
3. Alicia Bergado
4. Julz Lynn
5. Brighton Zeuner
6. Gabi Ponce
7. Mimi Knoop
8. Valeria Bertaccini

Juniors (17 and under)
1. Evan Doherty
2. Matty Carlisle
3. Tate Carew
4. Alessandro Mazzara
5. Mats Hatlem
6. Tyler Edtmetyer
7. Kalle Berglind

Vans Bowl-A-Rama 2015 Final Results

Bowlarama 2015After a brief rain delay earlier in the morning, 2015’s Bowl-A-Rama had no problem heating up and entertaining both those in attendance in Bondi Beach, Australia and on their computers or mobile devices around the planet. The Masters’ set the tone and the raised the bar quite high with Chris Miller’s welcomed first appearance at the Bowl-A-Rama event. Ultimately, Tony Hawk proved once again in the finals that he is the Jedi to beat as he took home the repeat victory.

Early on in the Pro Finals Team Padless Ambassador, Chris Russell set the place on fire as he continued to rip with gnarly lines and edge of the seat stunts. Unfortunately, he took a heavy fall and hit is head which resulted in some fresh stitches to take back home to the US. He’ll be fine otherwise. Bucky (now in his forties) poured on the juice and switched it up, backed it up, and held off the teenagers and others younger than him from taking away his rightful win. All in all, the level of skating stepped up once again, the webcast crew with Corbin Harris and Neal Hendrix kept it entertaining, and Bowl-A-Rama 2015 was a great event!

Final Results
Pros
1. Bucky Lasek
2. Pedro Barros
3. Alex Sorgente
4. Cory Juneau
5. Rune Glifberg
6. Josh Rodriguez
7. Vi Kakinho
8. Chris Russell

Masters
1. Tony Hawk
2. Chris Miller
3. Steve Caballero
4. Bruno Passos
5. Nicky Guerrero
6. Kevin Staab
7. Eddie Elguera
8. Sean Goff

Best Trick – Ben Hatchell

Joslin, Thomas, Jaws & Hawk For Fred Water

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Earlier this week, Fred Water proudly welcomed the first four skateboarders to the brand: Ranging from up-and-coming AM to pro to legend status – Chris Joslin, Jaws, Jamie Thomas and Tony Hawk – these four influential skateboarders are committed to Fred’s mission of drinking more water more often. Water is essential and Fred’s pocket-friendly water flasks make it easier to carry.

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Nixon Presents The Mini Blaster

Nixon has released a new video celebrating the launch of The Mini Blaster which features Tony Hawk, Andrew Reynolds, Torey Pudwill and Zach Miller. Learn more about The Mini Blaster by clicking here.

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