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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-

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

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:

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, search username: askatefdn.

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Pedro Barros and Steve Caballero take the Protec honors


Pedro Barros

Pedro – Mile High Stalefish

Steve Caballero

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

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, 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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