Robbie grinds blind, Ronnie breaks the flip-grab rule and Pedro saves the best for last in the VDI best trick event.
Ten lucky skaters were pre-qualified for the VDI. For everyone else, it's a battle just to make the big show. If these are the semis, just imagine how raw the finals are gonna get!
Omar Hassan gives you a little background about the course for this weeks Van Doren Invitational in Huntington Beach.
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.
Chalmers opened up the park and everyone got theirs with Sluggo shutting her down. The big dance is today kids. Watch it right here!
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!
Omar Hassan threw a backyard bowl party. Here's who came to skate: Grosso, Hewitt, Grant Taylor, Partanen, Navarrette, Steve Olson, Lucero, Josh Borden, Willis Kimbel, and many others. You gotta see Hosoi's ender.
Various sessions featuring Pat Channita, Kerry Getz, Geoff Rowley, Arto Saari, Donny Barley, Mark Appleyard, Omar Hassan, Brian Anderson, Chad Fernandez, and many more.
Raybourn, Parts, Navs, Strubing, and crew stopped at two legendary Santa Cruz spots, Derby and Buena enroute to the big NHS museum opening.
Steve Alba, Rune Glifberg, Al Partanen, Arto Saari, Rick McCrank, Bob Burnquist, Omar Hassan, and even Ronnie Creager ripping some backyard pits.
They built these ramps for the NHS museum to use as walls; we went down early and shredded 'em to give the needed texture. WIth Haslam, Hassan, Navs, Borden, Melvin, Strubing, Raybourn and more—the session heated up in the Cruz.
It's fitting that Indy would throw a party at this San Jose park which has some of the gnarliest terrain around. Here's Cab, Koston, Raybourn, Gravette, Haslam, Grosso, Red, and many other legends.
From Vincent Alvarez to Christian Hosoi, here's some more gems from the Van Doren Invitational. Thanks again Vans-that was one kick-ass contest!
The Vans US Open in Huntington Beach is going off with a Marseilles-inspired concrete wonderland poured right on the sand. Here's some gems from practice and qualifiers, with Raney, Hatchell, Blair, and more heating it up! Semis and finals tomorrow.
Cover: Phil Shao – Smith
Inside This Mag: Skating Burnside with Mark Gonzales, John Cardiel, Coco Santiago, Diggity Dawes, Skip Towne and more and interviews with Max Schaaf and Scott Johnson
Also In This Issue: Rad ams Doug Shoemaker, Nikhil Thayer and James Qua and skating in Santa Rosa and Boston
Music Articles: Santana, No Use For A Name and Gaunt
Cover: Jaya Bonderov – Nosegrind
Inside This Mag: Skating in Brazil and the East Coast and an interview with Omar Hassan
Also In This Issue: Steve Caballero on sponsorship
Music Articles: Beastie Boys, Entombed, the Frumpies, Dre Dog, NOFX and the Germs
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