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Vans Park Series Vancouver Live Webcast Info

vps vancouver 2018Just 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.

Lizzie Armanto Adds Floral Touch to Vans Sk8-Hi Pro

Lizzie Armanto QuickstrikeVans has teamed up with with their global pro skate team rider Lizzie Armanto on a special capsule of footwear and apparel, highlighting a custom rendition of the Sk8-Hi Pro. Armanto’s endorsed colorway of the Sk8-Hi Pro features colorful floral embroidery accents on canvas and suede textiles, engineered with Duracap reinforced uppers, Vans’ superior UltraCush footbed technology, and Vans’ original waffle outsole. The Sk8-Hi Pro is complemented by two apparel pieces, a matching long sleeve tee with floral graphics, and a traditional t-shirt adorned with a floral Vans logo. Lizzie Armanto’s capsule celebrates the new expanded size run of Vans Pro Classics, inspiring all women and men to achieve new levels of skate progression.

 
Lizzie Pro High Sk8
Part of the Vans global family since 2014, Lizzie Armanto was recently featured in the latest Vans global brand campaign chapter, “Girls Skate India”, documenting her experience on inspiring and empowering young women in India through skateboarding and D.I.Y. spot building, activities that are often considered unorthodox for girls. Learn more about her journey at Vans.com/girlsskate.

 
Lizzie Pro High Sk8 Tees

Schaar and Yosozumi Rise Up at Vans Park Series Brazil

YouTube Preview Image2018’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.

YouTube Preview ImageThe 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.

Final Results
Men

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)

Women
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)

Vans Park Series Announces 2018 Pro Tour Schedule

Vans Park Series has announced its 2018 Pro Tour schedule. For 2018, Vans Park Series reinforces its ongoing commitment to the development of women’s skateboarding by expanding the 2018 season with the addition of two additional Women’s World Championship qualifying events to establish park terrain skateboarding’s first-ever Women’s World Championship global qualifying series.

2018 select VPS Continental and National Championship dates will be released via updates on www.vansparkseries.com.

VPS 2018 Pro Tour
São Paulo, Brazil – June 2nd

Vancouver, Canada* – July 14th

Huntington Beach, CA – August 4th

Paris-Chelles, France – September 8th

VPS World Championships
China – October 27th

*Men’s Only Pro Tour Event

Vans APAC Transit Series: Satellites

YouTube Preview ImageVans China is proud to present Satellites – a visual storytelling series showcasing the travels of the Vans APAC team skating through the regions of China, South Korea, Singapore and Malaysia.

Satellites is an insight into the different forms of transportation used in the regions, an invaluable tool for the skaters to travel between skate spots with a mix of cultural sights in-between. Please turn on the subtitles and enjoy the journey.

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