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Once again the Vans Pool Party throws a beat down on bowl rider loving skateboarders. Bearing witness leaves us with so many after thoughts your head hurts. It leaves us with stoke and questions that will be debated from now till we’re dead and gone. But there are hundreds of other stories and experiences going on all around this giant event that we’d love to hear about. We probably never will but hat is what makes this experience truly unique and one of a kind. It’s the BIG SHOW! Big Shows need big personalities and there were plenty of those to go around.
Steve Van Doren and Dave Duncan trying to keep the Crazy Train from ‘Going Off The Rails’
6th place for Eric Nash – Nice Egg!
Jeff Grosso was doing this ^…
So he could do this ^! 2nd place and pissed off!
Nicky Guerrero – Sad Plant from Europe and 5th Place
Tony Magnusson – 9th place with a clean invert
Steve Caballero was not as consistent as normal. Throttling through some pain to get 8th place.
I got no good pics of the Champ! This will have to do. Chris Miller, ruler of the Combi!
With the splitting up of the Masters and Legends, it really opened up the door for a lot of new faces in the finals.
Bastard Plant – Darin Jenkins
Brunno Passos has endured years of competing here, he really put it together this time and got 1st place in the Masters! Congrats!
Brian Patch was making up for the lost years. He ripped it to 2nd place.
Paul Schmitt talking it up with Van Doren
One of our favorites, Darren Navarette came out with some passion this year and it paid off garnering 3rd place and $1,500 bux.
Tom Schaar executed everything nicely.
Andy Macdonald was the lone old guard in the Pro Finals. He still gots skills!
Brad McClain is fierce! Ripped into 5th place.
Sandro Dias is an expert tail slammer. He hits ’em hard and got to 15th place.
Charlie Blair’s go for it style will do it for him someday. He definitely rips, just hasn’t stayed on here… yet.
Demarcus James got his first taste of the Vans Pool Party. I hope he makes it back for more.
The raving about Jimmy Wilkins’ ollies has lasted for days. Alley-oop frontal!
Omar Hassan alley-oop Madonna
Pedro Barros didn’t make the cut! Can you believe that? He took a hell of a slam early on in the day. A short run time may have been a factor too. He was improvising a run with more tricks and pulled out a Texas Plant for us.
Trey Wood – 360 body jar, technical machine and powerful riding combined to put him up into 4th. Excellent for his 1st Pool Party entry.
Daniel Vargas body varial.
Heimana Reynolds powered himself into 12th – This is a big fat Madonna in case you didn’t know.
Cory Juneau pinballs his way around the combi, flashing speedy lines through every nook and cranny. Boneless to 3rd Place!
This might look like a funny picture to post, but it’s a fucking egg plant 360! Josh Rodriguez ruled it and got 2nd place!
Tristan Rennie wowed the crowed with every run. Nosepick center stage and 1st place (including $28,000)!
– I am sorry I was so short on words this time. I want to express my thanks to Vans for making this awesome event (10 times over now) for us to witness and benchmark for the future. World Cup deserves a lot of credit too for putting this together with Vans, the sponsors and vendors. I am so lucky to get into the arena to watch and document this premiere skateboard contest! The future is now and it is burning bright!