Vans Pool Party

Tom Schaar Captures Second Vans Pool Party Win

YouTube Preview ImageThe legendary Combi Pool at the Vans Skatepark once again hosted the annual Vans Pool Party event and capped off another dramatic skateboarding showdown Saturday night. Following a contentious stalemate final in the Legends event, head chief in charge Steve Van Doren settled the score, honoring both impressive performances and granting Steve Caballero and Lance Mountain a shared victory as this year’s Legends champions for their equal 85.33 result.

The Masters division saw a few of the regulars out of the line up with Andy Macdonald moving up from the Pro Division this year and putting together the highest scoring runs to crown him as the 2017 champion. Chad Shetler joined him on the podium in 2nd with Lincoln Ueda in 3rd.

In the Pro division, 2015’s Vans Pool Party champion Tom Schaar showed new lines with refined power and technical skill in the Combi Pool earning him his second VPP championship title and a much deserved win this year. Cory Juneau wasn’t far behind him place 2nd, while 3rd place winner and Vans Pool party rookie, Clay Kreiner wowed the crowd with his amplified runs and his fearless attempts at landing a massive heelflip frontside air over the round bowl’s channel.

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Final Results
Pros
1. Tom Schaar
2. Corey Juneau
3. Clay Kreiner

Masters
1. Andy Macdonald
2. Chad Shetler
3. Lincoln Ueda

Legends
1. Lance Mountain and Steve Caballero (tie)
3. Tony Magnusson

For more information on this year’s Vans Pool Party including highlights, complete results, photos and videos, visit vans.com/poolparty.

12th Annual Vans Pool Party Nears

YouTube Preview ImageThe 12th annual Vans Pool Party celebrates its legacy in modern vertical skateboarding at the world-famous Vans Combi Pool this Saturday, May 13th in Orange, CA. This heavy skate event will be broadcast worldwide once again at vans.com/poolparty featuring spirited commentary from Vans’ announcers and special guests.

Renowned bowl Legends and Masters will join a stacked roster of over 30 leading Pros in a mind-blowing showcase of creativity and skill that pushes and progresses classic Combi bowl skating. Veterans Chris Miller, Lance Mountain (Defending 2016 Legend Champion), Steve Caballero, and crowd favorite Jeff Grosso are slated to mix it up, while today’s top vert professionals like Pedro Barros (Defending 2016 Pro Champion), Tom Schaar, Cory Juneau, Bucky Lasek, and many more, will battle it out with today’s arsenal of mind-bending stunts.

Event Schedule
3:00pm Webcast Begins
3:15pm Masters Final
4:00pm Pro Semi Final
5:30pm Legends Semi Final
6:30pm Legends Final
7:00pm Pro Final
8:00pm Awards

For more information on the Vans Pool Party, confirmed competitior lists, and daily coverage including photos, videos and blog updates from practice, visit vans.com/poolparty.

Pedro Barros, Lance Mountain and Darren Navarrette Rise Above at 12th Annual Vans Pool Party

YouTube Preview ImagePress Release: True legends never die! In an unforgettable comeback performance, original Bones Brigade member and certified legend Lance Mountain fueled the ultimate shakeup as he earned his first championship win at the 12th annual Vans Pool Party earlier today. Edging out podium veteran Steve Caballero, who placed in 2nd, and unseating nine-time Pool Party title-holder Chris Miller, who finished in third, Mountain powered through his runs combining his timeless style with an incredible mixed bag of tricks to win the title.

Underlining an epic journey of Combi Pool domination, the unstoppable Pedro Barros demonstrated another breathtaking feat of talent, blasting through huge airs in lightning fast runs to win his third Pool Party championship title to date. Rising star and pool ripper Cory Juneau sneaks in second with a game-changing final run, while Bucky Lasek utilized a clean, technical approach to secure third. Finally, closing out the Masters division, Darren Navarette took flight and put together a flawless run in classic Navs style, ousting last year’s winner Bruno Passos.

In the chance that you missed the action, check the archived Vans Pool Party webcast right here.

Final Results
Pros
1st Pedro Barros
2nd Cory Juneau
3rd Bucky Lasek

Legends
1st Lance Mountain
2nd Steve Caballero
3rd Chris Miller

Masters
1st Darren Navarette
2nd Bruno Passos
3rd Jed Fuller

Loveletters to Skateboarding: What You Didn’t Know About the Vans Pool Party

YouTube Preview ImageThe Vans Pool Party practice sessions are heating up and as a prelude to Season 7 of the Love Letters to Skateboarding, the Six Stair crew brings us a classic “clip show” digging deep into past episodes to remind us who did what, when. Jeff Grosso sits down with 2006 Pool Party winner Omar Hassan to talk about the contest and other useless information. Pull up a chair!

12th Annual Vans Pool Party Nears

Pedro Barros VPP 2014The 12th Annual Vans Pool Party nears and returns to the Combi bowl, Saturday, May 14th. On the heels of last year’s incredible hip transfer by pro Pedro Barros to close out the show, the Vans Pool Party will turn up the heat with seasoned veterans such as Chris Miller, Bucky Lasek, Lance Mountain and Steve Caballero, plus defending Pro division champion Tom Schaar alongside Cory Juneau, Tristan Rennie, Chris Russell and many more.

Be sure to watch the action live at vans.com/poolparty on Saturday, May 14th beginning at 3pm PST.

Vans Pool Party Event Schedule
3:00pm Webcast Begins
3:15pm Masters Final
4:00pm Pro Semi Final
5:30pm Legends Semi Final
6:30pm Legends Final
7:00pm Pro Final
8:00pm Awards

Tom Schaar Wins 2015 Vans Pool Party

YouTube Preview Image 15-year old Tom Schaar put his diverse skills to work and captured the top spot on the Pro podium at this years Vans Pool Party. Bruno Passos repeated his win in the Masters and Chris Miller threepeated with power and style in the Legends division.

And if you haven’t already seen or heard, Pedros Barros and Matt Boyster broke new ground for skateboarding’s history books and successfully launched and transferred (backside and frontside respectively) over The Combi Pool’s Duncan peninsula following the day’s competition schedule. Insane!

The full 5-hour webcast is archived and can be viewed over at Redbull.tv

Stay tuned for a full video recap over at Thrasher Magazine.

Final Results
Pros
1. Tom Schaar
2. Chris Russell
3. Pedro Barros

Masters
1. Bruno Passos
2. Steve Revord
3. Darren Navarrette

Legends
1. Chris Miller
2. Steve Caballero
3. Eric Nash

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