On the heels of Kyle Walker’s signature pro model debut, the Vans Kyle Walker Pro continues to push skateboarding forward with Vans’ latest performance innovation and the industry’s first-ever vulcanized cupsole.
Returning to shops in brand new colorways for the holiday season, the Kyle Walker Pro features Vans’ revolutionary Wafflecup technology, offering the best of both worlds in skateboarding—the support and stability of a cupsole shoe without sacrificing any of the boardfeel and grip for which legendary vulcanized Vans skate shoes are known for.
Visit Vans.com/kylewalker to learn more about Vans’ revolutionary Wafflecup technology and to find an authorized Vans Pro Skate dealer near you.
In 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.
The 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.
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
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.
This 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.
After 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.
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.