Vans Park Series: São Paulo Photos
The Vans Park Series made its way down to Brazil recently, hosting a massive contest and also leaving an amazing skatepark for the city São Paulo. And although the weekend was a competition, it was hard to see that through all the smiles. Obrigado! –Lui Elliott
Photos by Anthony Acosta
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The Muscle flexin’ the ol’ stiffy
I wonder if Dora Varella intentionally matched her helmet to the coping. Backside nosepick
Murilo Peres didn’t make the finals but goddamn these back tails looked good
Look at how impressed the VPS sanitation worker is with Vi Kakinho’s tailgrab one foot. We see you back there, Thrasher Dan
The Brazilians were ready to make their country proud
Jake Wooten’s always full of smiles, even after getting smoked
We found out that Karl’s middle name is actually Harry
All of us are still in awe of how good Chris Gregson is at follow filming
The thick spine seemed to be throwing everyone off but Brighton’s blunt broke its curse
Cedric Pabich and Josh Borden both landed their tricks for a terrifying accidental doubles
Dora exploring a front rock
Greyson Fletcher, a skater running a Twitch stream with no filter
Chris Russell going upside down is one thing, but switch? No thanks
How loud do you think Heimana’s Madonna smack was? Nope. It was louder
Jordyn Barratt with full confidence, bringing those eggs home
Kokona Hiraki did these nosegrinds through the corner every try. I can’t even fathom being that consistent
Brazil’s Luiz Francisco was flying so high on these bonelesses that he had time to poke ‘em out on the way down
Mitch and the rest of the media holding it down
All eyes on Pedro
Brazil takes home the gold in the motherland
Pedro won with his first run but threw in and extra 540 on his next to solidify the title
The ol’ peanut gallery
“Cool down, man. You’re on fire!”
Men’s podium: Tristan Rennie 3rd, Luiz Francisco 2nd and Pedro Barros in 1st
It was blazing hot out so Roman ripped his shirt for more air conditioning
Sakura Yosozumi’s focus is strong
Tristan’s blunt seems like one of those tricks that’s very comfortable but can go really bad, really fast
“I think that was it?”
Yndiara Asp poking a front feeble through the corner in her winning run
Women’s podium: Brighton Zeuner 3rd, Sakura Yosozumi 2nd and Yndiara Asp in 1st
2/17/2020No city is safe from the the Wrecking Crew—Delfino, Michel, Glick, Pabich, Kanfoush and a packed lineup of ATVs go on a mayhem-filled crust crusade from Toronto to Philly. Even Gonz and Ishod link with the crew at FDR. This is MUST-SEE TV.
2/07/2020Vans pulls out all the stops and then some to ring in Rowan’s new signature shoe—sky diving, skate jam and even a bowling-alley blowout with live performance from '70s Zamrock pioneers WITCH. We intend to cause havoc!
2/03/2020Thrasher partners with Vans to bring you another stacked season of concrete wave chaos in Paris, Montreal and Salt Lake City. The global contest circuit just released the dates and announcers, so mark your calendars and stay tuned to watch Pedro, Oski and Lizzie do their damn thing.
1/21/2020Globe hosts a heavy ramp sesh with some of your favorite transition terrors. As the warehouse gets ripped to shreds, Ronnie takes home the top spot and a grip full of cash.
1/16/2020No one can lose Gregson, not even in a jungle. One of the fastest filmers in the game takes you on a full-speed rip-ride through São Paulo’s DIYs alongside Kowalksi and a few more lunatics.