After a whole day of crappy weather and unruly skies, mother nature decided to let up and let Vans appropriately hold their Bowl-A-Rama Event and mystify everyone who came out to watch these incredible individuals showcase their talent.
The multi talented Pedro Barros and surprisingly young skater of 17 proved his worth with his incredible victory of 4 championships within this event. He pulled out a collective of tricks including high indy 540′s and a mean back tail slide that topped it off. Bucky Lasek did what he does best and shredded the bowl apart and snagged the 2nd place spot followed by another legend of Rune Gilfberg who took in 3rd. The Vans Bowl-A-Rama podium stood exactly how it did last year, same look and all.
Denmark’s native professional veteran Nicky Guerrero bullied Steve Caballero out of the way to capture and hold the Masters title with a great deal of consistency along with an innovative set skill of different stunts and tricks.
1. Pedros Barros
2. Bucky Lasek
3. Rune Glifberg
4. Josh Stafford
5. Sam Beckett
6. Alex Sorgente
7. Brad McClain
8. Omar Hassan
9. Kalani David
10. Kevin Kowalski
1. Nicky Guerrero
2. Steve Caballero
3. Eddie Elguera
4. Pat Ngoho
5. Christian Hosoi
6. Mike McGill
7. Sergie Ventura
8. Adam Luxford
9. Lester Kasai
10. Jeff Grosso
If you’ve been a Stacy Peralta fan and a fan of Bones Brigade, then you should be thrilled to know that Stacy himself has just let us know that theres going to be another collection of exclusive products and rare memorabilia that are going to be available for purchase on the official Bones Brigade website.
Stacy is quoted saying, “We are in week 3 of the pre-order of Bones Brigrade, an autobiography & by overwhelming demand, we’ve gone back into our skate collections and cherry picked another round of historic items to offer directly from the Bones Brigade website.
A few items that they’ve released already has said to been a few rare items that belong to Tony Hawk, Tommy, McGill, George, as well as Stacy himself. The items included range from signed posters and postcards, to rare and scarce products such as team jackets to Quicktail boards along with a whole new collection of fifty brand new signed ripper boards that feature all eight signatures. They’ve had a few more offerings in anticipation to the final debut of their film along with a collaboration of items from Rodney and Caballero as well.
As a kid you grow up admiring your favorite athletes, entertainers, musicians, or whatever passion that struck your fancy. Those individuals may have led you to follow the path you chose or they may have influenced you in some kind of way. As far as skating is concerned, you may have a chance to experience those memories one way or another with Bones.
So for all the longtime skate fans and admirers alike, Bones Brigade is here to accommodate the needs and desires you’ve desperately been looking for. Bones has been in the works of creating their Autobiography film on skateboarding legends including Tony Hawk, Lance Mountain, Mike McGill, Steve Caballero, Tommy Guerrero, George Powell, as well as Stacy Peralta. Alongside the film these skaters will pull out a significant piece of equipment from their person collection available for purchase on BonesBrigade.com
There will be a large assortment of items including awards and trophies, signed magazines, and a bundle of personally used boards that Tony Hawk used himself as well as McGill’s Powell Peralta jacket, and all kinds of items to Lance’s custom hand made scooters. They’ve even labeled the prices at market rate to make them available to collectors everywhere not just ebay resellers trying to make a quick buck. Be on the lookout because these priceless items are going to sell quick, take a part of history with you and relive those memories through your favorite skaters memorabilia.
The big Apple had its fair share of thrills this past weekend with an abundance of some of the most talented skaters at each others necks. The competition held was the inaugural Vans Bowl-a-rama Nyc , and it was divided into two separate contests of pro’s and the masters. This group of daredevils certainly put on quite a show for the swarms of fans down at the Hudson River Park’s Pier 62 Skatepark.
Lance Mountain was the declared Master of all with his victory over skate legend Steve Caballero while Eddie “El Gato” Elguera followed closely behind in 3rd place.
In the Pro’s division Pedro Barros reigned supreme with now 7 Bowl-a-rama titles under his belt. A young up an coming skater by the name Alex Sorgante tailed Pedro with 2nd place with Ben Hatchell claiming 3rd.
In addition to the two series of Masters and Pro’s results came the “Spirit of Kessler Award”. Its in honor of the late and legendary Andy Kessler. This prestigious reward is entitled to the one skater that illustrated and best identified Andy’s spirit an aura in regards to their skating as well as their general persona. The illustrious George Orton snagged the award with his fellow skaters and fans alike applauding with praise.
1. Pedro Barros
2. Alex Sorgente
3. Ben Hatchell
4. Kevin Kowalski
5. Mike Owen
6. Andy Macdonald
7. Josh Rodriguez
8. Sky Siljeg Masters
1. Lance Mountain
2. Steve Caballero
3. Eddie Elguera
4. Christian Hosoi
5. Mike McGill
6. Chris Miller
7. Pat Ngoho
8. Tony Magnusson
This month marks the 20th Anniversary of the most popular skate shoe of all time: Steve Caballero’s signature model Half Cab. For this joyous occasion, Vans has decided to team up and collaborate with one of the most popular Rock Bands of all time as well. The band is Metallica and its an honor and pleasure for Steve to have this collaboration come into play for the celebration of his very own signature shoe.
This month will mark the release of this shoe to an abundance of different skate shops around the world. The heavyweight shoe featuring a smooth suede background will feature Metallic embossing all along the pair. This one of a kind collaboration will also include classic lyrics stamped on the side as well as an exclusive clear rubber sole with the Kill Em All album artwork debuting through it.
It couldn’t have been more appropriate to work with Metallica on this important project considering this, “To have Metallica, my all-time favorite metal band, collaborating with me on this 20th anniversary Half Cab shoe is an honor and a dream come true.” -Steve Caballero himself.
This only marks the beginning of something great considering there will be many more surprises to come. In Spring of 2013 its been said that there will be a 2 product drop that’ll feature a collection designed by every member of the band itself. Look for big things to come!
As summer began to heat up the competition across the globe has risen as well. With an abundance of skate competitions and contests going on committed skaters have been able to show off their hard work with Gold medals and big checks. In this case the Dew Tour Pantech Beach Championship took place in Ocean City, Maryland last weekend. This highly anticipated event covered three themes including the bowl competion, vert, & the mega ramp to conclude it.
The contest took a twist in regards to the semi’s and the latter. Bucky Lasek took first in the semi’s but was out skated by Pierre-Luc Gagnon during the final. The following day on sunday led to an abrupt ending of the Skate Bowl tournament due to mother nature and the rain. The prior runs they had before that mishap would determine the end results with Pedro Barros being named the victor.
Lastly but not least 12yr old skater Tom Schaar snagged the number one spot and bested Bob Brusquest with a insane 1080. Twelve years old and killing it, look for big things to come out of this inspiring skater.
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The Vans half cab is celebrating its 20th birthday this year, and as a way to celebrate the life of this icon was to release a limited edition signature label every month during the summer. Vans will commemorate and reflect on the history and success of this shoe. The designing of the labels will be a joint effort of four Half Cab artists including the one and only Steve Caballero himself.
The brands very first drop will showcase Morizen Foche commonly known as Mofo, a legend in the in skate industry. He’s also well known for his hand in starting Thrasher Magazine during the early 80′s. His actions led to the raw setting of the industry that evolved into the notorious brand that its known for today. Morizen took the infamous picture of Steve Caballero that became the origin of the label that appeared on Half Cabs over a period of 20 years.
The first step for a skater to be recognized can be a number of things. It all starts with dedication, commitment, and hard work. It could start with the first day you stepped on your board. The dedication aspect will tie into your development as a skater, whether it may be a few injuries or countless pairs of shoes to damage. In the end you reap what you sow, and if you think you have what it takes, then the opportunity is here for the taking.
Element along with the Berrics have been hosting a contest across the nation for an opportunity to prove yourself. Its not too late to compete in the finals, all you have to do is send in a one minute video of yourself at any skatepark showcasing your best tricks. The winner of the finals will not only take a completely paid trip, but they’ll be able to spend a day at the Berrics with the Element crew, along with the possibility to be sponsored by Element as well.
Skating has no boundaries and limitations. It doesn’t matter where you’re from, whether its the frosty climate of Europe or the tropical aura of the islands. The sport of skating runs deep through the veins of countries everywhere. In this case, a skater from London and Jamaica proved it. One Distribution was pleased to announce the induction of two amazing skaters of Lucien Clarke as well as Chewy Cannon. The two skaters were split up behind One Distribution’s powerhouse brands. Lucien Clarke is officially enlisted under the Supra team. The ambitious twenty-four year old made his journey through an array of living arrangements while harnessing the essence of his talent. Chewy Cannon made his way to the scene coming out of a barren landscape. He grew up on the coast of England in a city by the name of Great Yarmouth. As a true seed of the sport, Chewy declared his own path and destiny despite the rugged landscape of nowhere that he grew up in. Due to his hard work and many painkillers, Chewy is officially riding for the Krew team.
Theres much more to Jeff Ament than you may know. Aside from being majorly successful in music, he thrives on the opportunity to give back and reach out to communities around the nation. As a lifelong skater, Jeff knows the struggles and hardships of the less fortunate in our society. He’s on a quest to pay his dues by helping others and inspiring them as well. An example of his work is shown through the construction of skateparks that he’s involved in.
As a Montana native, Jeff grew up to the serenity of the great outdoors but also experience the hardships that come with the territory. His means to escape came through skateboarding, which he now uses as an outlet to connect with the youth growing up in similar situations.
Jeff Ament makes it a point to know where he came from and to give the same gift of skateboarding to the younger generations everywhere that may not have the option to ride down to their local skatepark. Jeff’s latest project was on the barren Pine Ridge Reservation located in South Dakota.