Vans Skatepark hosted another skateboarding blow out in the Combi pool last weekend. This time it was the amateurs who tried to rip off the coping, plaster, and tiles with high speed, hard grinding, heavy tail smacking, wheels screeching, mind melting insanity! I’m surprised the grout didn’t jar loose and more tiles didn’t fall out from the abuse they took on this Saturday.
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. Read more
Yesterday I bore witness to one of the best girls skateboarding contests I have ever seen and I have seen a lot of them.
First off, I gotta say I had a great time! By the looks of it everybody else did too so I am stoked! Heidi and the rest of us are all very grateful for everyones volunteer help and support, the sponsors for their prize donations and support, the venues like Vans, and all the skaters that have been coming out to participate in all the events. It’s all interdependent on each other and its all been really good times and memories we will all share.
PEDRO BARROS DEFENDS PRO TITLE AND
STEVE CABALLERO WINS SECOND MASTERS CROWN AT THE 2012 PRO-TEC POOL PARTY
Pedro – Mile High Stalefish
Steve Caballero – Kickflip Indy
Vans Skatepark, Orange, CA (May 12, 2012) – Seventeen-year-old Brazilian Pedro Barros defended his first Pro-tec Pool Party Pro crown to win $28,000 at the Vans Skatepark in Orange, California Saturday night as he again fought off Rune Glifberg in second place and Bucky Lasek who returned to the Pro-tec podium after missing last year with a broken wrist.
The Masters division took on the look of a Bones Brigade reunion as Steve Caballero returned from recent injury to claim first place and $14,000 ahead of fellow Brigade alums Tony Hawk, the runner-up, Lance Mountain in third and Mike McGill in fourth. It was the first time that those four had competed in the same contest since the early ’90s and Stacy Peralta and George Powell were on hand for the occasion. Cab, who six weeks ago broke his collar bone in a motorbike mishap, was not expecting to compete until being cleared to begin rehab just a week ago. He also won in 2010 and is the only Masters competitor to unseat 6-time winner Chris Miller, who placed 9th this year. The night was capped off with Hawk receiving a huge cake in honor of his 44th birthday today.
Name (Hometown) Purse
1. Steve Caballero (San Jose, CA) $14,000
2. Tony Hawk (San Diego, CA) $7,000
3. Lance Mountain (Arcadia, CA) $4,000
Name (Hometown) Purse
1. Pedro Barros (Florianopolis, BRA) $28,000
2. Rune Glifberg (Copenhagen, DEN) $14,000
3. Bucky Lasek (Baltimore, MD) $7,000
Those who missed the action live can find complete event coverage including in-depth blogging, photos and videos at vans.com/poolparty.
The Pro-tec Pool Party was made possible by the support of Vans and hydrated by vitaminwater.