Dew Tour Bowl Final – Ocean City MD.

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Vans Pool Party 2013

Roy YerkesThe Vans Pool Party of 2013 was another installment of the most electrifying skateboarding ever witnessed. The intensity and mayhem may not have been believable in the days of yor, but in the modern world where it can be broadcast to your living room via the world wide web, many thousands around the globe would agree with the skaters, media, and frothing fans in attendance that this event is better then all the rest. Read more

Pedro Barros and Steve Caballero win Bondi Bowl-A-Rama 2012

Roll In presented by Surf Dive N Ski – Episode 6 from Frontside Events on Vimeo.

16-YEAR-OLD BRAZILIAN TAKES OUT 3RD
CONSECUTIVE SKATEBOARDING TITLE AT BONDI

February 25, 2012.
Bondi Beach (AUSTRALIA)

Thousands of people today crowded beachfront grandstands to watch the world’s best skateboarders compete in the eighth annual Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ Bondi 2012.
Nicki Guerrero

(Nicki Guerrero)

Sixteen-year-old professional skateboarder Pedro Barros (BRAZIL) took out his third consecutive Pro Title after a heated final that saw him using every inch of the bowl at full-throttle speed, busting everything from head-high stalefish 540s, to technical lip trickery like alley-oop frontside 50-50s around the tight corner, just beating an impressive Bucky Lasek (USA) and Rune Glifberg (DEN). Competition was equally fierce in the Masters Division with an epic display of skateboarding genius. Legendary skateboarder Steve Caballero (USA) wowed the crowd with his effortless style, experienced consistency and signature frontside inverts, fingerflip Indys and of course his original Caballerial spins that saw him take home his fifth consecutive Masters Title at the event.

Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ Bondi is one of skateboarding’s biggest concrete bowl events and this year’s event included an unprecedented prize purse of $80,000 AUD ($85,000 USD).

Rune Glifberg

(Rune Glifberg)

Today’s action was watched by tens of thousands of people around the world via a global webcast from www.bowlarama.com.au, live Fuel TV broadcast and Vans Live 2.0 App. While the event grows every year it prides itself on being an event for skateboarders, by skateboarders.

"The prize purse has increased dramatically this year and we feel we have set a precedent for other competitions. Professional skateboarders put their lives on the line at these events so we feel they should be justly rewarded. When the riders are stoked they skate better and when that happens the crowd gets the show of their lives. That was well and truly the case today." Chad Ford, Frontside Events director.

For amateur skateboarders the Dew AM Jam saw Australia’s top Under 18 bowl riders invited to skate alongside the Pro’s. In the 12 months since the inaugural Dew AM Jam at Vans BOWL-A-RAMAâ„¢ Bondi 2011, Australia’s top Under 18 bowl riders showed the world it will soon see more Australians represented at the top international levels in bowl skateboarding with the likes of 13-year-old Lachie Aboott and 14-year-old Jakob Robinson ripping up the bowl. Aussie World Vert Champ Renton Millar was stoked to see his group of handpicked groms rip it up at the event.

In the year since we started searching for Dew AM Jam skaters, I have been blown away by how many more skaters there are and the bag of tricks they all are claiming under their belts. No doubt the young Aussies are inspired by the new, young wave of international bowl riders and they are showing they want to stand up alongside them in the next couple of years with a view to taking out the Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ Bondi title, says Millar.

Mik Mulhall

(Mik Mulhall)

After eight years Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ Bondi continues to wow a growing audience; We are proud to have been involved with this event from its inception eight years ago. Each year we make a real effort to increase the prize money and elevate the event for the benefit of both skateboarders and spectators. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Steve Caballero’s Half Cab shoe, so to have him win the Masters is particularly memorable. It’s an incredible result to have Pedro win the Pro’s too“ Deena Colman, Vans Australia Marketing Manager.

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OFFICIAL RESULTS

Bucky Lasek, Pedro Barros, Rune Glifberg

(Bucky Lasek, Pedro Barros, Rune Glifberg)

PRO FINALS

1st Place- Pedro Barros ($16,000)

2nd Place – Bucky Lasek ($9,000)

3rd Place – Rune Glifberg ($5,000)

4th Place – Nathen "Jimmy" Beck ($3,000)

5th Place – Nolan Munroe ($2,300)

6th Place – Joshua Rodriguez ($2,000)

7th Place – Steven Pineiro ($1,700)

8th Place – Jack Fardell ($1,600)

9th Place – Kalani David ($1,500)

10th Place – Juergen Horrwarth ($1,400)

Mik Mulhall, Nicky Guerrero, Steve Caballero

(Mik Mulhall, Nicky Guerrero, Steve Caballero)

MASTERS FINALS

1st Place – Steve Caballero ($5,800)

2nd Place – Nicky Guerrero ($3,000)

3rd Place – Mik Mulhall ($2,000)

4th Place – Rob "Sluggo" Boyce ($1,800)

5th Place – Sergie Ventura ($1,500)

6th Place – Eddie Elguera El Gato ($1,400)

7th Place – Adam Luxford ($1,300)

8th Place – Pat Ngoho ($1,200)

9th Place – Sean Goff  ($1,100)

10th Place – Lester Kasai ($1,100)

 

Dew Tour Portland Pro Bowl results

 

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Pedro goes bowling on the beach.

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Pedro Barros-winner

 Pedro Barros had the fire in his eyes as he destroyed the bowl contest at the Pantech Open in Ocean City, Maryland. Maryland native Bucky Lasek took second and Ben Hatchell rounded out the podium, both with strong showings. History was made as this was was the first contest thrown in a temporary, portable cement bowl, the first of it’s kind ever built. Portable bowl on the beach kind of sounds like– outhouse –but this bowl was absolutely not a piece of crap. Everyone of the skaters that I talked to,  said it was fun to ride. Steve Caballero was raving about the bowl and talking about how great this event is for the new generation of skaters. Even the event itself was fun. Often, ‘Made for TV’ skateboard events feel more like being in a prison than going skateboarding, with someone always yelling at you, telling you were can’t be and so on.

Bucky Lasek- 2nd place

Ben Hatchell-3rd place

The vibe on the deck in Ocean City was much more– dare we say– fun? Maybe the good bowl vibes spread through the security and all the camera people or there were conscious decisions made to make it more like a really fun skateboard event. While the skateboarders and hot skate action were definitely the stars of the show, the bowl itself, the vibe on the deck and the fact that it was a little cooler definitely contributed to a good time overall. 

Andy Macdonald- 4th place

Nolan Munroe-5th place

The ten skaters were broken down into two groups of 5 and given four 35 second runs with their top two run scores determining the results. This was different than the 15 minute jam sessions they did in qualifying. The top 5 of the 10 were taken and put in a second super jam to determine the final results. Four of the guys, Pedro, Bucky, Andy and Rune also skated in the vert ramp. A few of the guys were talking about the challenges of skating the different transition sizes.

At the beginning of practice it did seem the timing was off for some of the guys skating vert too but these guys are the best in the world and seemed to find their bowl legs. Nolan Munroe made it into the final, his crazy transfer line from shallow to deep, over the hip and into big 540 on the face wall of the deep end definitely did not hurt. Andy MacDonald has a very deep bag of tricks so it’s no surprise that he cracked the top 5. Ben Hatchell went to work on the lip, maybe more so than anyone else in the final, deep end, shallow end, flat wall, corners, he worked the lip with speed and style. The fact that he threw in airs, including padless 540’s in the deep means it’s no surprise he got on the podium.

If you know Bucky Lasek you know he can throw down in a bowl like this. Bucky is so good at these things you pretty much expect him to win. A few bails kept him in second but Bucky is always rad to watch. Pedro went huge, went fast, had the sick transfer lines and threw down multiple 540’s. Pedro won the Pool Party in epic style and had a similar performance in Ocean City. – George Crosland

Thank you to George Crosland for the text & Allisports for the images. Skate- Ozzie

Finals Results

1 Pedro Barros

2 Bucky Lasek

3 Ben Hatchell

4 Andy Macdonald

5 Nolan Munroe

6 Omar Hassan

7 Rune Glifberg

8 Ben Raybourn

9 Benji Galloway

10 Kevin Kowalski

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VANS PROTEC POOL PARTY 2007

 

Top 10 finishers:

Pro Division:
1. Rune Glifberg
2. Bucky Lasek
3. Omar Hassan
4. Bob Burnquist
5. Benji Galloway
6. Andy Macdonald
7. Bruno Passos
8. Joshua Borden
9. Lincoln Ueda
10. Sergie Ventura

Masters’ Division:
1.Chris Miller
2. Lance Mountain
3. Steve Caballero
4. Duane Peters
5. Steve Alba
6. Lester Kasai
7. Ben Schroeder
8. Buck Smith
9. Micke Alba
10. Glen Charnoski

Womens’ division:
1.Carabeth Burnside
2. Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins
3. Mimi Knoop
4. Julie Kindstrand
5. Jodi McDonald
6. Apryl Woodcock
7. Nicole Zuck
8. Holly Lyons
9. Mandy Esch
10. Cressey Rice

Media division:
1: Garret Shigenaka-SK8Session.com
2: Brian Fick-Every magazine under the sun?
3 Scott Taylor-Skateboarder Magazine
4 Jim Murphy-Juice Magazine
5 Buddy Carr-ConcreteWave
6 Dave Swift-TheSkateboardMag
7 Mike Cottrell-SoCalSkateparks.com
8 John Fudala-Fork Burns

 

SLAM CITY JAM 2003 RESULTS/PICS

George Crosland threw in a couple pics to go along with the results for Slam City.

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GLIFBERG, MILLER, BURNSIDE – 2007 PROTEC CHAMPIONS

It was another completely EPIC battle in the combi at Vans yesterday. Before we put up our complete coverage, here are the results.

Media division:

1: Garret Shigenaka-SK8Session.com
2: Brian Fic k-Every magazine under the sun?
3 Scott Taylor -Skateboarder Magazine
4 Jim Murphy-Juice Magazine
5 Buddy Carr-ConcreteWave
6 Dave Swift-TheSkateboardMag
7 Mike Cottrell-SoCalSkateparks.com
8 John Fudala-Fork Burns

Womens’ division:
1.Carabeth Burnside
2. Lyn-Z Adams hawkins
3. Mimi Knoop
4. Julie Kindstrand
5. Jodi McDonald
6. Apryl Woodcock
7. Nicole Zuck
8. Holly Lyons
9. Mandy Esch
10. Cressey Rice
11. Kim Petersen

Masters’ Division:
1.Chris Miller
2. Lance Mountain
3. Steve Caballero
4. Duane Peters
5. Steve Alba
6. Lester Kasai
7. Ben Schroeder
8. Buck Smith
9. Micke Alba
10. Glen Charnoski
11. Mike Barnes
12. Mike McGill
13.(tie) Pat Ngoho
13.(tie) Steve Steadham
15. Mark Partain
16. Dave Reul
17. Tony Magnusson
18. Jesse Martinez
19. Lonny Hiramoto
20.(tie) Dave Duncan
20.(tie) Jon Harsma
22. Don Fisher
23. Pat Black
24. Jon-Jon Bryan

Pro Division:
1. Rune Glifberg
2. Bucky Lasek
3. Omar Hassan
4. Bob Burnquist
5. Benji Galloway
6. Andy Macdonald
7. Bruno Passos
8. Joshua Borden
9. Lincoln Ueda
10. Sergie Ventura
11. Nolan Johnson
12. Remy Stratton
13. Brian Patch
14. Darren Navarette
15. Darin Jenkins
16. Dave Maxwelll
17. Jimmy The Greek
18. Chris Cudlipp
19.(tie)Matt Moffett
19.(tie) Daniel Cardone
21. Tim Johnson
22.(tie) Josh Sandoval
22.(tie) Morgan Burgess
24. Tyler Mumma

Bucky Lasek Spotlight

Vans continues to take a deeper look into its team riders and music/artist collaborations through their ‘Spotlight’ series. Discover the life of Bucky Lasek through pictures, video and the story of a skateboarder who says he’s "a little bit of old school and a little bit of new school."

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PROTEC PARTY 2009 FINAL RESULTS


“It’s about f’in time! I have to give it up to Pro-Tec and Vans and all of you lively people out there. Let’s go get drunk,” – Bucky Lasek

PRO
1) Bucky Lasek
2) Omar Hassan
3) Rune Glifberg
4) Pedro Barros
5) Bob Burnquist
6) Sergie Ventura
7) Josh Borden
8) Josh Rodriguez
9) Michael Brookman
10) Nolan Monroe
(oops, sorry, I posted Evandro Menezes (16th) in 10th place originally, it has been corrected)

MASTERS
1) Chris Miller
2) Christian Hosoi
3) Nicky Guerrero
4) Steve Caballero
5) Steve Alba
6) Tony Mag
7) Pat Ngoho
8) Eric Nash
9) Lester Kasai
10) Josh Nelson

WOMENS
1) Julie Kindstrand
2) Lyn-z Adams Hawkins
3) Megan Brown
4) Prescilla Lee
5) Allysha Bergado
6) Alex Harper
7) Elise Dabby
8) Lea Taylor
9) Elizabeth Amanto
10) Erin Wolfkei
11) Jennifer Stranko

Block$ for Ca$h:
Slide n’roll – Steve Caballero

Anaheim B3 – Greener Pastures

Rune Glifberg

Now that I have been to a few of these ESPN events over the last few years I can say I know what to expect. It’s there formula to bring you skateboarding on television by the best pros out there. They do this (competition format) and it works out well for them to give what the general public wants to get interested in the sports involved. Show some footage of the best (Usually only the top 3 finishers) and get all excited about them for the on-air broadcast.

But what I’m seeing and the fans in attendance are seeing is so much more than what you get to see on the tube that it comes down to 2 different versions of what’s going on: The Real Version and the T.V. version. Here are a couple examples,

In the Real Version (being there) you get to see a pretty chaotic snake session in progress. You may have Chris Senn wanting to hit the same ledge Pat Channita does. Both skate at different speeds and are coming at the ledge from 2 different angles. Sometimes both will pull away if they see each other resulting in no attempts at dialing their tricks. Sometimes maybe Chris Senn will be moving mach 10 and only to see Channita double heel flipping to 5-0 on the ledge. He can pull out in time again losing a shot at the ledge. Maybe Channita will see Senn barreling down on him and decide to pull back and make room for Chris to fly by. Only when he pulls out Chet Thomas is in mid flight and going to land right where Channita suddenly changed direction to. Slam! (This didn’t really happen but it’s a similar version to reality each event). On T.V. you don’t get to see what happens in between runs. You’ll see Chris Senn (who got 1st place) ripping unobstructed throughout the course like it was easily orchestrated to be able to practice his lines.

In the Real Version you might see some new guy bust out a 900 on the vert ramp and it’ll blow you and everyone there away.

On T.V. you’ll never even see the 900 because he placed 25th and the cameras weren’t rolling on the practice session.

Because of this we seldom bring you the ESPN version of the events and bring you the down home version. In the photo gallery and video clip we’ve got scenes from the practice sessions and some from the finals. We weren’t there to bring you up to the minute play by play. We went to watch the top skateboarders perform and bring back some photos and video of guys you may or may not get to see much of. ENJOY!

Andy Macdonald - Indy Air

Andy Macdonald – Indy Air

Bucky Lasek - Frontside Invert

Bucky Lasek – Frontside Invert

jesse fritch  -kickflip indy

jesse fritch  -kickflip indy

Christiano Matteus

Christiano Matteus

Niel Hendrix

Neal hendrix

Tony Hawk - Invert

Tony Hawk – Tuck Knee Invert

MALOOF MONEY CUP 2 / TRUTHS AND LIES

2009 Maloof Money Cup results:
Mens Pro Street Finals
1. Chris Cole
2. Tommy Sandoval
3. Nyjah Huston
4. Torey Pudwill
5. Ryan Sheckler
6. Sean Malto
7. Greg Lutzka
8. David Gonzalez
9. Paul Rodriguez
10. Mark Appleyard
11. Peter Ramondetta
12. Dennis Busenitz

Men

VANS VERT CAMP W/ BUCKY LASEK & FRIENDS

The Vans Skatepark in Orlando will again be hosting the Bucky Lasek/Vans Vert Camp with the multiple X Games and Dew Tour gold medalist. The camp will last two days, Thursday, May 31 and Friday, June ,1 from 8am – 12pm and is geared to intermediate/advanced vert skaters looking to fine tune their skills. Beginner skaters are not recommended for this camp. Cost is $150 for members and $175 for non-members. Sign up today because last year’s camp sold out fast with only 30 spots available. Vans Skate Park Orlando 407.351.388

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