Vans Park Series 2019: Shanghai, China

Vans kicked off their Park Series event in Shanghai, China, this year. As expected, the young (and old) talent that showed up did not disappoint. Hell, we even got the Bird Man there! This is a small taste of the skating taking place in the Far East right now, from the practice and semifinals. To watch the finals live, check the dates and times below to keep up with the concrete demigods at this historic event. —Chris Nieratko

Photos by Anthony Acosta

1. LWA VPS2019 CHN FRI Tony Hawk Grosso Chris Pastras. p 750pxHawk, Grosso and Dune getting ready for the show


2. LWA VPS2019 CHN FRI Christian Hosoi steve cabellro Cory Juneau 750pxWhen you’re hanging with Hosoi and Cab, you take the earbuds out. Cory Juneau knows


3. Acosta VPS2019 CHN THURSDAYPRACTICE PatrickRyan FrontsideAir mg 4164 750pxPatrick Ryan, flying high and making the Pawn crew proud


4. LWA VPS2019 CHN FRI Chrsitian Hosoi Josh Borden 750pxAloha from China. Hosoi and Josh Borden, front-row seats


5. Acosta VPS2019 CHN FRIDAY KisaNakamura BacksideSmithgrind mg 4654 750pxThe pride of Japan, Kisa Nakamura, was the top women’s qualifier—back Smith


6. Acosta VPS2019 CHN FRIDAY CurrenCaples FrontsideKickflip mg 5285 750pxCurren was fired up! Haven’t seen him show his claws in some time. New year, new Curren—straight shot to the finals. Frontside flip


7. LWA VPS2019 CHN FRI CURREN CAPLES Chris Gregson 750pxCurren and Gregson reunite on the deck


8. Acosta VPS2019 CHN FRIDAY mg 4420 750pxLizzie slapping a lien to tail


9. Acosta VPS2019 CHN FRIDAY HeimanaReynolds FrontsideInvert mg 5113 750pxYoungblood Heimana Reynolds made it to the finals first try. Can’t fight the island vibes—frontside invert on the tall wall


10. LWA VPS2019 CHN FRI Poppy Starr Nora Vasconcellos 750pxPoppy and Nora seemed pretty pleased with the course


11. LWA VPS2019 CHN FRI Yndiara AspBrighton Zeuner 750pxYndiara and Brighton share a peaceful moment during the semis


12. Acosta VPS2019 CHN THURSDAYPRACTICE YndiaraAsp FrontsideFeeblegrind mg 3999 750pxYndiara with a full digger of a front feeble


13. Acosta VPS2019 CHN THURSDAYPRACTICE ChrisGregson Lien mg 4229 750pxEven our staff was getting some! Chris Gregson, lien air


14. Acosta VPS2019 CHN FRIDAY AndyAnderson AirwalkFingerflip mg 5070 750pxKevin Harris and Sluggo had a baby and named him Andy Anderson. Airwalk finger flip


15. LWA VPS2019 CHN FRI Chrsi Cote Tony Alva 750pxChris Cote and Tony Alva buddy up for the lens


16. Acosta VPS2019 CHN FRIDAY AlexSorgente CrookedGrind mg 4936 750pxAlex Sorgente was battling the flu but still managed to lay down some hammers like this end-to-end crooked grind


17. Acosta VPS2019 CHN FRIDAY CJCollins NoComplyTail mg 5553 750pxCJ with a no comply to tail on the Thrasher best-trick box


18. LWA VPS2019 CHN FRI CJ Collins 750pxSmiles for miles. CJ crushes


19. Acosta VPS2019 CHN FRIDAY JordynBarratt Boneless mg 4765 750pxJordyn Barratt bonelessed her way into the finals with ease


20. LWA VPS2019 CHN FRI Clay Kreiner 750pxNo knee issues are gonna keep Kreiner from having a good time. We’re happy you made it, Clay


21. Acosta VPS2019 CHN FRIDAY mg 4350 750pxThere he is! What, you thought he was just gonna announce the contest? T-Hawk, fully-tucked


22. Acosta VPS2019 CHN FRIDAY KarlBerglind Boneless mg 5262 750pxHot Karl slipped into 8th place, finals bound—full-extension boneless


23. Acosta VPS2019 CHN FRIDAY SakuraYosozumi mg 4364 750pxWith no Nicole Hause, Sakura Yosozumi stepped it up as the field flyer and qualified second for the finals—boosted BSO


24. LWA VPS2019 CHN ROMAN Jake Wooten 750pxJake’s pick for the win? Roman


25. LWA VPS2019 CHN FRI 20 750pxAnxiety, jetlag and still nothing but smiles. Welcome to Shanghai!

Global Broadcast Times:
Saturday, May 18th
Shanghai - 12pm

Friday, May 17th
Los Angeles - 9 pm
New York - 12 am
London - 5 am
Sao Paulo - 1 am
Sydney - 2 pm

Watch live at vansparkseries.com or thrashermagazine.com

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