Broken boards equals broken dreams. Chris Russell had it in the bag but one too many hang-ups enabled Tom Schaar to spin his way to the top. Meanwhile, Pedro Barros stole the show with a death defying NBD. 10 years of the Pool Party and this was the best one yet! Cheers, Vans!
Vans has one of the deepest skate histories out there. They've supported skating through thick and thin and have always had amazing riders. Here's Steve Caballero, Christian Hosoi, Geoff Rowley, Jason Dill, Curren Caples, Elijah Berle, Dan Lu, Andrew Allen, Chima Ferguson, and Alex Perelson.
These past few months the DC / Monster Ramp has been getting pretty much destroyed. Check a few clips from sessions with Sam Beckett, Alex Perelson, Zach Miller, Jimmy Wilkins & Austin Poynter.
Alex Perelson is probably the best vert skater of his generation. He's also a uniquely strange person. Check out this interview.
Front loaded four gnar Brazilians, Greyson, Weird Al, Raney, the Thrasher crew and mega miles. Well, it's not for the meek. Road dogs rule the wasteland bro. See ya next year, RTMF.
From skate legends to psycho youth, the art of transitions is alive and well as shown in this montage of deep-dish stunts. Only one way to learn to ride pits this gnarly—get in there!
It's a bit easier to strong-arm interviews with today's younger pros, but here's Jimmy Arrighi at the Vans Pool Party tangling with some legends who can hold their own including Cab, Hosoi, Grosso, Lucero, Agah, and many others.
Brian Fick comes through with this week's 'five' of Danny Way, Chris Gregson, Bucky Lasek, Jimmy Wilkins, and Alex Perelson.
A big ol' vert ramp and a ring of fire all add up to fun day and night. Beckett, Perelson, Rune, and PLG hit the vert hard and the ring got lit up by Ishod, Silas, Reynolds, and Axel. Good times at CPH.
The Combi Pool is one deep pit and here it gets annihilated by the pro ranks, including some wickedly insane padless runs. Here's Fletcher, Glifberg, Lasek, Caples, Barros, and many others.
Vans threw a contest at the Chelsea Piers Bowl and a heavy crew from around the world showed up to rip. The rain held off, Van Doren manned the grill with free hot dogs all day and when the dust settled Lance Mountain took top honors in the masters division and Pedro Barros won the Pro.
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