These finals had everything – Gregson and Hatchell's tech wizardry, Pedro and Russell's muscle, Raven and Ronnie's classic flow, Raybourn's eclectic bag of tricks ... hell, Christian Hosoi was even in there! Watch this twice then go learn eggplants.
Robbie grinds blind, Ronnie breaks the flip-grab rule and Pedro saves the best for last in the VDI best trick event.
Watch Curren, Raney, Russell, Pedro, Ronnie, Greyson, Blair - all your favorites, basically, battle it out in one of the heaviest bowl competitions in modern memory. The kids are taking over and Raven Tershy is leading the charge!
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!
Whether a make or a slam, this unreal Raney transfer was going to be one for the ages regardless. Here's another look at a truly epic attempt.
A harsh contest environment with bowl competitors fighting for a win? Hell no. Everyone had a blast, pushed themselves, and cheered each other on. What a great comp. Thanks everyone!
Now that the dust has settled take a look at some of Rhino's photos from last weekend's contest at Hastings.
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...
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 Vincent Alvarez to Christian Hosoi, here's some more gems from the Van Doren Invitational. Thanks again Vans-that was one kick-ass contest!
From Greyson's psycho float to Raven's Rube-a-Dube to Hatchell's trick wizardry, this was one of the wildest finals we've ever seen. And Raney's transfer? Just wait!
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.
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