There's more emphasis on creative skating than ever before. It sometimes feels forced with others, but Jake has a truly unique approach to skating. His "Mind Field" part is regarded as a modern classic and he adds to his legacy here.

Here are some rad skate missions with Javier including clips where he gets agonizingly close to a make only to get cut short.

Boo has some ground-breaking tech moves, but he also can snap classic tricks and make them look damn good.

Skateboarding's OG rapper, Chris Gentry, knows that Ridaz Gotta Ride in his latest music video. With guest appearances by Navarette, Duncan, PLG, Perelson, Danny Way and a who's who of the modern vert scene.

Zered Basset takes his new Converse Weapons to the streets. Watch the clip here.

Watch the Marana E-Lite video featuring Ryan Sheckler here.

Great weather, beautiful women, amazing Canadian hospitality, insane skating, and one of the gnarliest slams of all-time. This one had it all, with Alex Sorgente taking home the prize. Chalk up another epic contest to Vans.

Give it up to Vans for another epic contest and to Brad McClain, Raven Tershy and Alex Sorgente for top 3 honors. Here's a lil footage of what got em there. Full edit coming soon...

If you haven't heard of him, then he's "underground" to you. If you are familiar with Josh, then you know he's one of the most underrated skaters today. Either way, you have to watch this.

 

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Cali Am Jam California Jul 29
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DLX 20-Year Anniversary Show San Francisco, CA Aug 02
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Dylan Rieder graces the August cover with a tall order back Smith. Austyn Gillette joins the party inside with a ten-page article documenting his and Dylan's spot-destruction mission to Berlin. Eswic jumps in the van for the best road trip ever; Vans goes nuts to butts in Greece; TJ Rogers and Boo Johnson get the Heads treatment and Torey Pudwill's 20-page interview leaves no doubt that he's gunnin' for SOTY this year. Add this one to your collection.