Vans Park Series has announced that Shanghai, China will play host to the 2017 VPS World Championships for men and women. With its central mission to inspire youth and grow participation worldwide, the Vans Park Series is honored to bring elite park terrain competition and the creative culture of skateboarding to China on September 23rd in Asia’s first and only official VPS-certified temporary park terrain competition course design.
The next stop for the Vans Park Series on the road to Shanghai takes place at Kroksbäck Skatepark in Malmö, Sweden on May 26th with the inaugural Men’s and Women’s VPS Europa Continental Championships and May 27th with the third of five 2017 VPS Men’s Pro Tour qualifier events. The Kroksbäck Skatepark is the world’s first VPS-certified permanent park terrain competition course and was donated in 2016 by the Vans Park Series to the community of Malmö, Sweden on the occasion of the inaugural park terrain skateboarding VPS World Championships for leading the world with their progressive support of the city’s youth through public skateboard programming and initiatives. The VPS Continental Championships provide an open path for regional talent to compete alongside qualifying VPS Tour Pros in the World Championships and a chance to earn a spot on the 2018 VPS Pro Tour.
Additionally, in another historic first for global park terrain competition, Vans Park Series is proud to announce the crowning of park terrain skateboarding’s first-ever Men’s and Women’s VPS National Champions for Brazil, Colombia and Chile. The winners from these select South American VPS National Championships are seeded in the official VPS Americas Continental Championships in Huntington Beach, California.
To see the full list of 2017 results and remaining 2017 VPS World Tour events with information on how to enter or watch live, download the free Vans Park Series iOS app now or visit the Vans Park Series website.
2017’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.
The 2016 Dew Tour presented by Mountain Dew and TEN:The Enthusiast Network took place in Long Beach, California over the weekend with a new twist to skateboarding competition. On Saturday Ryan Sheckler nailed down the most points on four separate skate sections – Tech, Bowl, Rails and Gaps to claim his 15th Dew Tour win during the individual competition. The action continued on Sunday with many of the best skateboarders competing in an all-new Team Challenge which included the same four separate skate zones. In the end, the Blind Skateboards team made up of: TJ Rogers, Micky Papa, Cody McEntire and Trey Wood came out on top with the most points.
In all, nine teams competed which also included heavy hitters from Flip, Plan B, Element, Real, Birdhouse, Toy Machine, Baker and enjoi.
Catch up on all of the action from the weekend at dewtour.com, and tune into the televised broadcast on NBC from 5-6pm EST on July 30th and at 2-4pm EST on July 31st.
Individual Pro Competition
1. Ryan Sheckler (USA) – 364.33
2. Louie Lopez (USA) – 356.98
3. Ryan Decenzo (CAN) – 344.66
4. Cody McEntire (USA) – 323.65
5. Sean Malto (USA) – 321.32
6. Carlos Ribiero (BRA) – 313.00
1. Blind Skateboards – 369.32
Cody McEntire (USA) – Gaps 90.33
TJ Rogers (CAN) – Tech 90.33
Micky Papa (CAN) – Rails 95.66
Trey Wood (USA) – Bowl 93.00
2. Flip Skateboards – 359.66
Louie Lopez (USA) – Gaps 92.00
Luan Oliveira (BRA) – Tech 81.33
Alec Majerus (USA) – Rails 93.00
Curren Caples (USA) – Bowl 93.33
3. Plan B Skateboards – 358.99
Chris Joslin (USA) – Gaps 94.00
Scott Decenzo (CAN) – Tech 89.66
Jagger Eaton (USA) – Rails 92.33
Ryan Sheckler (USA) – Bowl 93.33
Sam Becket have been introduced as the newest members of the Blind team with this video of the pair ripping The Yard in Palm Desert.