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Loveletters to Skateboarding – Love Notes: Ep 3 Trucks w/ Olson, Losi & Hewitt

YouTube Preview ImageIn the third installment of Love Notes, Jeff Grosso brings you more from the Truck Wars Episodes with bonus content from Steve Olson, Allen Losi & Peter Hewitt.

Vans Park Series Global Qualifier Huntington Beach Results

YouTube Preview ImageThe Vans Pro Skate Park Series in Huntington Beach wrapped up its final stop of Global Qualifiers for dozens of hungry competitors. On Friday more than a hundred skaters battled it out for just nine spots available to the semi-finals in in one built-to-spec custom designed park course for the chance to earn their spot to the World Championships in Malmö, Sweden later this month.

Park Series Select Pro Chris Russell nailed down a first place run in Huntington Beach on Saturday to claim his second Vans Park Series Global Qualifier win of the season. But Ben Hatchell surely gave him a run for his money with an assortment of heavy stunts with technical control. Sweden’s Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg took home third place with speed, style and great combined use of the entire park.

Italy’s Ivan Federico didn’t advance into Saturday’s Final, but now sits atop of the Global Challenger rankings where seven additional rippers from around the world will join him and the Vans Park Series Select Pros in Malmö.

Visit www.vansparkseries.com for the latest updates and follow the action on Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat at @vansparkseries.

Final Results
1st Chris Russell
2nd Ben Hatchell
3rd Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg
4th Tom Schaar
5th Tristan Rennie
6th Murillo Peres
7th Curren Caples
8th Ronnie Sandoval

Vans Park Series Global Challengers – Advancing to World Championships
1st Ivan Federico
2nd Cory Juneau
3rd Tom Schaar
4th Alex Sorgente
5th Tristan Rennie
6th Robin Bolian
7th Collin Graham
8th Vinicius Kakinho

Vans Summer Pro Skate Tour: Chicago

YouTube Preview Image The Vans Skate team set off the first stop of the Summer 2016 Vans Pro Skate Tour with a heavy session for legendary Uprise Skateshop on “Chicago’s front yard” at Grant Park. Johnny Layton sparked things up to prove, in the words of Thrasher Magazine’s Michael Burnett, “God damn right he’s still got it.” From there our crew systemically dismantled the park with a barrage of bangers for the delight of a rabid crowd of Chi-Town locals, out-of-towners and even Corey Glick’s grandparents. Next stop Westside Skateshop in Lakewood, Ohio this afternoon at 3pm as the boys make their way to Boston for Roll For Rob this weekend.

For the full tour schedule, visit vans.com/proskatetour

Skaters in order of appearance: Johnny Layton, Jason Dill, Kyle Walker, Corey Glick, Justin Henry, Daniel Lutheran, Matt Bennett, and Tyson Peterson.

Grosso’s Loveletters to Skateboarding – Truck Wars: Part 1

YouTube Preview ImageThis is so big it had to get split in to two parts… it’s basically a mini documentary about the history of skateboard trucks – John Lucero, Lance Mountain, Joey Tershay, Tony Hawk, Cab, Steve Olson, Sam Hitz, Rick Blackhart and others discuss how truck companies have shaped skateboarding from the beginning.

Barros Wins Vans Skate Park Series Stop 2 in Brazil

Pedros BarrosAfter bailing his previous runs and sitting in 7th place, Pedro Barros turned up the heat and put the peddle to the metal in his fourth and final run to win the second stop of the Vans Skate park Series. It all played out in his hometown of Florinopolis, Brazil where the crowd in attendance fueled his fire and he delivered. Italy’s Ivan Federico held onto second place with a great display of technical ability and style and Kevin Kowalski killed the park in his own unique way and returned to the podium in third place.

Compiled scores from the two Vans Skate Park Series stops has Tom Schaar now sitting in first place in the challenger rankings. The next stop takes place in Vancouver, BC on July 9th.

Final Results
1st Pedro Barros
2nd Ivan Federico
3rd Kevin Kowalski
4th Miguel Oliveira
5th Tom Schaar
6th Alex Sorgente
7th Jack Fardell
8th Tristan Rennie

Vans Park Series Challenger Rankings
1st Tom Schaar
2nd Alex Sorgente
3rd Ivan Federico
4th Cory Juneau
5th Miguel Oliveira

The top five Challengers to emerge from the Mens Park Series Global Qualifier system will challenge the fifteen exclusive Park Series Select Pros in Malmö, Sweden for the inaugural International Skateboard Federation-sanctioned park terrain Vans Park Series World Championships.

Drop by www.vansparkseries.com for the archived webcast feed, latest updates, contest schedules, rider profiles, and follow the action on Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat at @vansparkseries.

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

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