Vans Park Series: Shanghai Photos
The Vans Park Series kicked off the 2019 year in Shanghai, China. Lots of people made it out to the finals—from legends like Tony Hawk to new-age rippers like CJ Collins. This stop was an amazing way to fire it up and we’ll see you in Brazil. —Lui Elliott
Photos by Anthony Acosta & Mitchell Tomlinson
Birdman, Cab, Hosoi and Alva—stoke knows no age
Red means danger but Curren coped just fine—nosegrind
I couldn’t tell who had more sugar, Keegan or CJ. Keegan was shaking from excitement before he flying into this transfer
Lizzie tailslides on the bank that everyone loved bailing perfect tricks on
Because human cannot live upon energy drink alone
Patrick Ryan, no fear of dyin’. FSA
Sakura Yosozumi, coping-coordinated flyout to noseblunt
Death from above! Luiz Francisco bombs in with a boneless
Mami Tezuka doing the Land of the Rising Sun proud—Smith
The sky was grey but Yndiara Asp’s outfit was colorful as hell—layback air
Indy trucks and Indy airs—CJ’s got ‘em both
Who looks up to who?
Jordyn Barratt, eggs over China
Poppy Starr, BSA for the TV crew
"Hey, Lizzie, you think there are enough cameras out here?"
Sakura Yosozumi hitting the big ol' QP with a backside air
Kisa Nakamura, do you like Lawsons or 7-Eleven more? Andrecht
Brighton Zeuner, back D outside the bowl
This hip saw very little action but Curren was destroying it all weekend with tricks like this kicky back tail
How come every kid can 540 like it's a kickturn now?
Jake Wooten with a 5-0 into hell
Curren flipping into a pivot during Thrasher's best-trick contest
The women’s podium—1st: Sakura Yosozumi, 2nd: Kisa Nakamura, 3rd: Yndiara Asp
Bring that gold home, Sakura!
Men’s podium—1st: Roman Pabich, 2nd: CJ Collins, 3rd: Luiz Francisco. Thanks, Vans, for bringing the heat to Shanghai!
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