Dew Tour Bowl Final – Ocean City MD. 2014

Bucky Lasek Dew Tour 2014

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Bondi Bowl-a-rama Results 2014

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Clash @ Clairemont 7 -2013

The Clash Rocked Clairemont this weekend! Read more

Vans Pool Party 2013

Vans Pool Party was flyin high - Cory Juneau

The 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. The Prelims were pretty hectic. Lots of take downs, broken and bruised masters crawling out of the bowl. Blood cleanup in the square was required. There was no mercy for the Masters as all riders had to make it through the Prelims to get to the finals. This may not be the case next year, but we’ll discuss that some other time. The electric vibe for the masters is quite fun. Peter Hewitt and Jeff Grosso lit up the crowd! The top 10 gnarly and consistent Masters made it to another round of torturous fun.

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Bucky Lasek’s BooBQ footage from RIDEchannel

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

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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

Dew Tour- Surviving the Heat


Bucky Lasek- brought his backyard bowl skills to become winner of the semi finals

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Dew Tour

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X Games Gold – Cole, Dias, Burnside, Lasek, Way, Steamer

Here’s your results via Press Releases from the ESPN Media Machine…. Read more

2003 X Games Vert Finals

X Games Vert Finals 2003

X Games Vert

Top 10 coverage of the vertical finals. Good Skating and Good poking fun.

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Slam City Jam 2003

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

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Vans Triple Crown Oceanside 2001

Triple Crown Oceanside
The skating at this years Oceanside Triple Crown was some of the best I’ve ever witnessed…

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Anaheim B3 – Greener Pastures

Rune Glifberg

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 – Heel Flip F.S. Air

Neal Hendrix - B.S. Air to fakie.

Neal Hendrix – B.S. Air to fakie.

Tony Hawk - Tuck Knee Invert

Tony Hawk – Tuck Knee Invert


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



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


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
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
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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