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I just got word from Powell Peralta that they are running a sweepstakes to win a nice Caballero deck, on see if you can win it! …

We’re running another sweepstakes off of the Powell-Peralta site. It’s for the Cab Red Hot Rod deck. We’re asking people to answer our two questions about CAB and send their answers in to us through email. The last day for the sweepstakes is October 22nd and we will announce the winner on October 23rd. We’re gonna go through the emails and find the people who send in the correct answers and randomly choose one of them to receive the deck. Here’s the link for more details- http://bit.ly/WjbQoH

Vans Celebrates 20 Years of Steve Caballero

Half Cab

Photos by Anthony Acosta/Vans

Vans Celebrates 20 Years of Steve Caballero and the Half Cab, Skate’s Most Iconic Shoe, at the House of Vans Thursday Night

More than 1,000 friends and family descended upon the House of Vans in Brooklyn Thursday, October 4 to salute Steve Caballero and 20 years of the most iconic shoe in skateboarding — the Half Cab. The crowd immersed themselves in a night of music, art and skateboarding in conjunction with the first-ever BOWL-A-RAMA NYC this weekend at Pier 62 Skatepark. Steve Caballero and the Half Cab are the focus of a year-long celebration with special releases monthly during 2012. The history of the Half Cab and information on the latest incarnation available this month, the Vans x Metallica Half Cab, can be found at vans.com/halfcab20.

Agent Orange with Steve Caballero

Agent Orange with Steve Caballero

The Drunk Injuns

The Drunk Injuns



Hosoi Mountain and Grosso

Hosoi Mountain and Grosso

A full photo recap from last night: http://skate.vans.com/news/2012/oct/half-cab-20th-anniversary-party-photo-recap/

Highlighting the night was a legendary skate rock lineup headlined by seminal three-piece punk outfit Agent Orange joined for the night by Caballero himself. Tony Alva and G.F.P with members of Suicidal Tendencies, Circle Jerks and D.F.L. got the evening started, while originators of Skate Rock, Drunk Injuns, kept the show rolling in between as many of the world’s best skaters took turns in the House of Vans bowl.

Partygoers entered and were surrounded by the TWENTY photo exhibition curated by Lance Dawes featuring classic images of skaters wearing the Half Cab and photographed by luminaries Anthony Acosta, Atiba Jefferson, Ben Colen, Bryce Kanights, Dave Swift, Gabe Morford, Jai Tanju, Lance Dawes, Luke Ogden, Mike O’Meally, MoFo and Rhino.

Cab also handpicked many of his favorite artists to lend their talents in an amazing collection of customized Half Cab shoes. Those featured included Andy Howell, Augie Pagan, Big Toe, Billy Bakker, Bobby Brown, Chris Pastras, Christine Benjamin, Danny Miki, Dirty Donny, Greg "Craola" Simkins, Jason Adams, Jason Janes, Jason Tingler, Jeral Tidwell, Jimbo Phillips, Johnny Rodriguez, Keith Meek, Lance Mountain, MoFo, Orly Locquaio, Greg "Pnut" Galinsky, Rich Luna, Shepard Fairey, Sid Enck, Taka Hayashi, Tony Squindo, and Tanner Goldbeck.

Half Cab Art & Photo Auction Benefitting A.Skate
Each of the photos and Half Cab shoes exhibited are being auctioned off with proceeds benefiting A.Skate which aims to conquer autism with skateboarding. See the catalog and bid on-line beginning Sept. 28 at eBay.com, search username: askatefdn.

Join the fight at askate.org.


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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.

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.


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.



Bucky Lasek, Pedro Barros, Rune Glifberg

(Bucky Lasek, Pedro Barros, Rune Glifberg)


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)


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)


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Dew Tour Bowl Update

The open qualifiers went down today and there was some amazing skating that happened. I have to say that I was impressed with the diversity of skating styles and the range of approaches to this bowl. In many ways the judges had a tough job just sorting through this variety. How do you compare the smooth flowing riffs of Tyler Mumma to the youthful back and forth of Steve Pineiro? There’s a lot to admire about both, so hats off to the judges for trying to rank all the skaters who shredded the bowl today at the Dew Tour.

Sandro Dias- utilized every corner – lien transfer

Stevie Caballero- frontside invert through the corner…  GULP!

Dalton Dern-qualified 2nd – 540

Josh Mattson- pop shuv it tail grab

Tom Schaar-  this 11 year old powerhouse pulled a 720

 Having nothing to do with the results, the standouts in my mind were Sandro Dias — who adopted his high – powered big air style to the hips and curves of the bowl very well, Steve Caballero with his classic smooth flow and patented bag of tricks, Josh Mattson with alley – oop front blunts, mini -grom Tom Schaar who did a 720, and Tyler Mumma who did some of the most stylish lines and grinds of all. In the end the results of the open qualifier looked like this:

1       Dias    Sandro
2       Dern    Dalton
3       Mattson Josh
4       Schaar  Tom
5       O’friel Michael
6       Sorgente        Alex
7       Caballero       Steve
8       Kimbel  Willis
9       Blair   Charlie
10      Pineiro Steven
11      Mocquin Guillaume
12      Beckett  Sam
13      Taylor  Adam
14      Horrwarth       Juergen
15      Lorifice        Rob
16      Mumma   Tyler
17      Benoliel        Julien
18      Stafford        Josh
19      Boulanger       Joey
20      Jones   Rodney
21      Wisniewski      Paul
22      Fancher Packy
23      Merlino Mason
24      Harris  Corbin
25      Furlong Anthony

Looking forward to more Dew Tour ripping this weekend– Chris Miller

George Crosland-viewpoint


The question of whether we could successfully build a temporary, moveable cement bowl on the beach was answered today. The Dew Tour Pantech Open bowl in Ocean City, Maryland was completed in time for practice and qualifiers to not only go down but go off. The first of it’s kind, since the bowl can be used again, the overall conclusion is that the bowl is rad; designed and built well, smooth flowing and fun. The bowl, designed by Chris Miller, consists of a shallow end that allows for a huge variety of options with pockets, flat wall, corners, and hips. The shallow flows into the deep  which is essentially a square bowl that can be attacked by way of high speed corner carves, halfpipe style back and forth lines or any combination you want. It is not too tight and not too mellow. If you like 15 foot deep Oregon bowls,  it might be too mellow but you get the idea, it’s fun.

Adam Taylor- good to see him back … ripping!

Willis Kimbel- son of legend Curt Kimbel

Despite the hot temperatures, a varied group of skateboarders came out to practice. You had veterans like Bucky Lasek, Omar Hassan and Rune Glifberg ripping along side younger guys like Tom Remillard, Ben Raybourn and Ben Hatchell. Being freshly built, the cement was a bit grippy but everyone got used to it and proceeded to find their lines. Watching the variety of styles out there today was a blast. From the flowing lines of Tyler Mumma to Alex Perelson blasting airs to Ben Raybourn’s trickery, hell everyone was ripping. Those that showed up early got some alone time in the bowl. But with such a big group of guys throwing down, the practice sessions eventually got hectic with the usual two to four guys in the bowl at a time. A few collisions happened at the height of the session but no serious injuries.

Michael O’ Friel- madonna over the hip

As practice ended and qualifiers started, things got way more mellow. There were 6 heats with 4-5 skaters in each heat. Each heat had their own practice session limited to the guys in the heat so they could dial in their runs without the criss – cross crash factor. There were fifteen minute jams &  the guys skated in order. This was the format and it seemed to work out. Of the 28 guys that competed today, 13 got to move on to meet 22 pre -qualified skaters tomorrow. Some of the pre- qualified skaters include Bucky Lasek, Rune Glifberg, Pedro Barros , Alex Perelson and more. Today was great and tomorrow will be better as everyone finds more lines and the pre -qualified guys go to work on the bowl, stay tuned. – George Crosland

Thank you to Chris Miller & George Crosland for the updates. Thank you to Chris Ortiz for the images. Skate- Ozzie

 Click link for Dew finals article- www.concretedisciples.com/feature-skateboarding-articles/item/4342-pedro-goes-bowling-on-the-beach.html



Pedro Barros and Steve Caballero win at Bondi Bowl-a-rama


Saturday 19th of February: After a big day of battle 15 year-old Pedro Barros skates away as back-to-back Pro winner of VANS BOWL-A-RAMA™ 2011, whilst Steve Caballero took out the Masters title for the forth year in a row.
Rotating crowds of over 5000 people were witness to some of the biggest names in skateboarding battling it out for a prize purse which gave each skater a huge incentive to get amongst the competition in the biggest BOWL-A-RAMA™ yet!

Jenn Kong, Vans Senior Marketing Manager Asia Pacific Said: “Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ is our key skateboarding event in Asia Pacific and we’re excited the event has been elevated to a new level this year with the significantly increased prize purse to AUD 60K to keep attracting the world’s best riders, and by our decision to webcast it live on vans.com and on Fuel TV Australia to grow the global exposure.”

The event series, including the sister event Oakley BOWL-A-RAMA™ held at Waitangi Park in Wellington, has recently gone through some exciting developments including the World Cup of Skate signing a five year deal, major growth in prize purses and major sponsor alignments “We are stoked to be able to work with the best in the industry to deliver a strong event every year” Comments Chad Ford, Vans BOWL-A-RAMA™ Director. “The event keeps growing every year and brings with it the biggest skaters in the world. With the support of sponsors, media partners and World Cup of Skate, we are definitely on our way to becoming one of the most iconic skate events in history” He adds.


The other prize-winners were as follows:
1st Place                    Prize money = $15000               Pedro Barros (BRA)
2nd Place                   Prize money = $7500                 Rune Glifberg (DEN)
3rd Place                    Prize money = $4000             Bucky Lasek (USA)
4th Place                    Prize money = $2500                 Bob Burnquist (BRA)
5th Place                    Prize money = $2000             Renton Millar (AUS)
6th Place                    Prize money = $1600                 Nathan Beck (AUS)
7th Place                    Prize money = $1400                 RJ Barbaro (AUS)
8th Place                    Prize money = $1300             Nolan Munroe (USA)
1st Place                    Prize money = $5000                 Steve Caballero (USA)
2nd Place                   Prize money = $2500                 Mik Mulhall (AUS)
3rd Place                    Prize money = $1400                 Lester Kasal (USA)
4th Place                    Prize money = $1300             Nicky Guerrero (DEN)
5th Place                    Prize money = $1200                 Sergie Ventura (USA)
6th Place                    Prize money = $1100                 Pat Ngoho (USA)


Images Provided by:  EX Fox Sports MCR / provided by Beyond Action


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