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VANS PROTEC POOL PARTY 2007 Results

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The riders were skating like there is no tomorrow. Piles of money on the table. Rune and Patch doing full doubles runs un-planned nearly made me def from the crowd eruption. It really felt like a great moment in skate history was taking place.

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The History of Skateboarding in Brasil – the 80’s

Waveboy Formiga at QG skatepark.

In the end of 82 the Wavecat center couldn’t survive the rollerskate crisis and closed its doors. Skateboarding was basically dead except for the “Guara” park with their national contests that turned to be the event of the year for years to come after that.

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Vans Hard Rock Cafe – Triple Crown of Skateboarding 1999

Welcome to the Vans Hard Rock Cafe – Triple Crown of Skateboarding here at Huntington Beach California.

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THE CLASH AT CLAIREMONT

Saturday was a good skateday. All kinds of stuff going on. Jeff covered the Pedlow contest and I ventured down south for the Clash at Clairemont event. The old (last years) X Games ramp found a home at the Mission Valley YMCA. The vert demo consisted of most the big names. Bucky, Bob, Lincoln, and of course Tony to name a few. You know if Tony shows up the crowds will follow. He and the other skaters went right to work on the beast ramp.

Tony Hawk stalefish

I’ve be lucky enough to cover The X Games and stand on the deck of these huge ramps many times. But it always blows me away when a guy throws a ten foot plus air in front of me.

Lincoln sky master.

The demo moved into the pool and the session raged.

Chris Miller classic FSA.

Bob was on fire.

Mike Rogers got into the mix. Grind For Life was one of the event sponsors. Always cool to catch Mike skating.

Lots of booths , food and give-aways. Big Bonus…. Agent Orange played pool side. It was sick!

Good times all around. Big thanks goes out to Laszlo Kelemen and to everyone else who made this event happen.

Check out the gallery for more photos here:
http://www.concretedisciples.com/skate_photos/cate gories.php?cat_id=230

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 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

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

VANS WARPED TOUR IRVINE CA. JULY 1998

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Ok all you Northwest skaters, yes I did miss the demo and competition that went down up here in Seattle. I was on a nice little 2 week roadtrip that was planned before the dates for the Tour were announced. So I ended up getting passes in to the one in Irvine which was in the Hub of the skateboarding world and I knew the demo would be real good and the crowd would be immense. And it was on both accounts.

We pull into the lot to park and right off the bat it was $10 to park!!!! What the Fuck??? you can’t be serious? they were and they were packing them in.

The crowd was huge as you may have seen in last months photo of the month. It was supposedly over 20,000 but it felt like even more. After paying the 10 Bucks and seeing the crowd I knew we were in for a mob scene. Especially with all the SoCal. Alterna jocks that were out in abundance.

Carabeth Burnside

Carabeth Burnside

Carabeth Burnside and Jen O’Brien were representing the women quite well. Carabeth is keeping the guys in check by making solid runs and almost getting kickflip grabs. I’m sure you’ll see them from her soon. Then everyone got a good chuckle out of her and Sergie V. making their sponsors happy! He He…

The crowd was enormous! In between bands they would sort of migrate around the vert ramp between two of the stages, but that was useless since it was wall to wall people.

Well about 3/4 of the way through the Demo the Reverend Horton Heat came on and it was definitely time to put those press passes to use and get a couple shots of one of the best bands in the world. The stage was reminding me of jungle scenes where everyone is piled so high on top of each other that they all start bopping the same beat. Finally got let into a sweat little spot and snapped a couple shots then went back out to the front of the stage to enjoy the rest of the show by the REV.

Mike Frazier was shredding everything up!

Mike Frazier was shredding everything up!

Chris Livingston was back with a fury.

Chris Livingston was back with a fury.

Chris Livingston was back with a fury. Flying high and pulling out tons of tricks. Other rippers included Sergie Ventura, Lincoln Ueda, Neil Hendrix, Omar Hassan & Caballero. There were others but I can’t remember them all.

The demo was winding down when Rancid came on to a stage adjacent to the Vert ramp. So I get a quote of the year as I’m standing next to Steve Caballero and Lance Mountain. “So this is punk?” – Caballero squeeks out in Lances direction.

Lance just chuckled. It was funny at the time.

Well we & my girl weren’t to excited about sticking around for anyone else so we jetted back into the lot of cars and traded our passes for a couple cold beers and 5$

Did I mention it was smokin hot out and they wanted 3$ for a tiny vial of water?

360 Tail Grab up high.

360 Tail Grab up high.

Steve Caballero


The caption says it all. I think this is Seattle Local Morris’ brother on the rollerskates. It is so much better watching this than blading. God! Shoot the Bladers! I’m sick of them!

Well that’s all to report from this event, look for a super dope doubles sequence and shot of the Reverend up in the next couple days.

360 Tail Grab up high.