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  • Kurb Junki's Troll Bowl 2018 Recap

    Kurb Junki sent over their edit from this year's Troll Bowl comp! 

    Featuring; Aaron Wilmot, Saul Crumlish, Gav Coughlan, Brian Sea, Mikey McMaster, Cedric Oost, Bort Noodle, Cian Neale, Shane, Alex, Alfie, Richie, Fun Bobby, Dion and others...

  • Final Part of Sidewalk's In Search of the Canna Ramp - Boardmasters 2018

    The final part of Sidewalk's In Search of the Canna Ramp series, collating all the previous parts plus the Boardmasters miniramp jam!

  • Troll Bowl "18 Raw Edit from High Rollers

    High Rollers released a minute of footage from the Troll Bowl event in Dublin last weekend. Featuring Dion McGarrity, Gav Coughlan, Aaron Wilmot, Michael McMaster, Jason Cox, Jono & Saul Crumlish.

  • Vans Park Series Pro Tour Advances to Vancouver, Canada July 13-14

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    Vans Park Series Pro Tour Advances to Vancouver, Canada July 13-14
    Elite Men’s Pros Return to Legendary Hastings Skatepark for VPS Pro Tour Stop #2
     
    WATCH LIVE BROADCAST ON ETN
    Vancouver – Saturday, July 14, 12PM PDT
    Los Angeles – Saturday, July 14, 12PM PDT
    New York – Saturday, July 14, 3PM EDT
    London – Saturday, July 14, 8PM GMT+1
    Hong Kong – Saturday, July 15, 3PM HKT
    Sydney – Sunday, July 15, 5AM AEST
     
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    Vans Park Series returns to Vancouver, Canada on July 13-14 to bring the world’s best professional park terrain skateboarders back to the legendary Hastings Skatepark for yet another gravity-defying battle of park terrain competition. In only the second stop of the 2018 Pro Tour, the race to earn a spot in the World Championships continues as tour challengers seize the opportunity to better their rankings, while keeping close tabs on leading contenders such as Select Pros Pedro Barros, Ivan Federico, and Karl Berglind, who have finished with outstanding results in the series’ history. With more drama expected, tour competitors are also slated to endure an onslaught of local hopefuls who will be granted the Wildcard opportunity, including past Canadian VPS competitors Riley Boland, Adam Hopkins and James Clarke.
     
    Hastings Skatepark remains one of the most demanding skateboarding courses in the world, exceeding today’s park terrain course criteria and holding court as one of the original park terrain concepts in North American history to date. Returning for the third year in a row, the elite pros of 2018 Vans Park Series Men’s Pro Tour are eager to rule the Hastings Skatepark course once more, in anticipation of the unique potential of the course to produce fast, aggressive and colossal runs.
     
    The 2018 Vans Park Series Pro Tour will be broadcast live in English for free on ETNlive.com,the ETN app, and vansparkseries.com. The final roster of Select Pros, Challengers and Wildcards for the 2018 VPS Pro Tour is now available online at www.vansparkseries.com.
     
    Vans Park Series Canada Schedule
     
    Friday, July 13
    VPS Men’s Pro Tour, Prelims
     
    Saturday, July 14
    VPS Men’s Pro Tour, Semi-Finals and Finals
    LIVE BROADCAST ON ETN
  • War of the Thistles 2018

    A Half Cut Review

    Words: Chris Baillie (@captainpinger)

    Photography: Day 1 - Stuart Taylor (@pirate_photography), Day 2 - Kieran Connor (@_kieranconnor)

    Day 1 - Aberdeen - TX Skatepark

    For Stuart Taylor's full Day 1 gallery click here!


    Colin Adam Madonnas while Chris Baillie Smiths in the bowl jam. Photos: Stuart Taylor

    It was that time of year again, Skateboard Scotlands' War of The Thistles. The event had been postponed due to "The Beast from the East" giving people an extra month to organise themselves for the weekend of carnage. The turn out was great and the levels were high! 

    Check the full article by clicking here!

  • Vans Park Series Announces 2018 Pro Tour Invitees

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    Vans Park Series Announces 2018 Pro Tour Invitees
     
    -Select Pros, Challengers and Wildcards Ready for Battle in Brazil This June
    -Women’s Pro Tour Events Now Open for Registration
     
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    VPS Select Pro Pedro Barros at 2017 VPS World Championships - Shanghai, China
     
    Vans Park Series proudly announces the official 2018 VPS Pro Tour roster, inviting the top-ranking men and women pros from the 2017 season along with new Tour Challengers and Wildcards. VPS Select Pros are pre-seeded directly into the semi-finals at every VPS Pro Tour qualifying event, to be met by exclusive qualifying Tour Challengers in pursuit of valuable points toward their final year end rankings and a chance to compete in the 2018 VPS World Championships. For the Women’s division, Vans Park Series expands the qualification series for the 2018 Women’s Pro Tour with events in Brazil, Sweden and United States, and announces open registration at each stop for all women’s competitors who are not currently on the VPS circuit. Prospective competitors are encouraged to enter here.
     
    The final roster of Select Pros, Challengers and Wildcards for the 2018 VPS Pro Tour is now available online at www.vansparkseries.com.
     
    Vans Park Series
    2018 World Championship Tour Invitees*
     
    Select Pros
    Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg
    Pedro Barros
    Tom Schaar
    Alex Sorgente
    Karl Berglind
    Ivan Federico
    Cory Juneau
    Jack Fardell
     
    Men’s Tour Wildcards
    Chris Russell
    Fernando Bramsmark
    Grant Taylor
    Jakko Ojanen
    Kevin Kowalski
    Raven Tershy
    Ronnie Sandoval
     
    Women’s Select Pros
    Nora Vasconcellos
    Brighton Zeuner
    Kisa Nakamura
    Lizzie Armanto
    Grace Marhoefer
    Jordan Barratt
    Kihana Ogawa
    Yndiara Asp
     
    The 2018 Vans Park Series Pro Tour will be broadcast live and for free on the ETN appETNlive.com, and vansparkseries.com.
     
    *To claim their invitations to the 2018 Men’s VPS World Championships, invitees are required to compete in three of four VPS Pro Tour global qualifying events, leaving final athlete participation to be confirmed on day of competition. Women’s VPS World Championships invitees are required to compete in two of three women’s global qualifier events to claim their invitations to the 2018 Women’s VPS World Championships.
     
    For the 2018 season, all Women’s qualifier events are open for registration to all women’s competitors who are not currently on the VPS circuit. Stay tuned to www.vansparkseries.com for final qualifying athlete confirmations for the 2018 VPS Pro Tour.
     
    2018 VANS PARK SERIES
    PRO TOUR SCHEDULE
     
    Pro Tour
     
    São Paulo, Brazil
    June 2
     
    Vancouver, Canada*
    July 14
     
    Huntington Beach, CA
    August 4
     
    Malmӧ, Sweden
    September 8
     
    World Championships
     
    China
    October 27
     
    *Men’s Only Pro Tour Event
     
     
    ABOUT ETN
    ETN is a digital network created by skateboarders that provides members with a one-of-a-kind experience into the world of skateboarding through unique original shows and live events. As the official live broadcast partner of skateboarding’s premiere contest series, SLS & Vans Park Series, the network continues to pioneer a growing platform for the world’s best skateboarders, while shining a light on the unpredictable, raw, culture of skateboarding. Download the ETN app now or visit ETNlive.com for more information.
     
    ABOUT VANS PARK SERIES
    The 2018 Vans Park Series Pro Tour is the premier series for professional park terrain skateboarders consisting of four men’s global qualifiers and three women’s global qualifiers spanning five countries over six months and culminating with the official Vans Park Series World Championships. Showcasing an international roster of skateboarding’s elite pros and a total series purse in excess of $700,000(USD), the Vans Park Series uniquely defines the park terrain format with its exclusive points system, judging guidelines and qualifying park terrain course criteria. Additional information and live webcast details will be available on the official Vans Park Series iOS app and online.
     
    Follow the Vans Park Series on social media or sign up online now for the latest information on Vans Park Series event details, elite pros, official sanctions and competition formats.
     
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  • Vans Park Series Announces 2018 Pro Tour Schedule


    World’s Definitive Park Terrain Skateboarding Competition to Expand 

    Women’s Pro Tour Circuit with Two Additional Dates

    Pro Skateboarder Lizzie Armanto, 2017 Vans Park Series World Championships in Shanghai, China.

    Photo Credit: Anthony Acosta

     

    Vans Park Series, the official park terrain skateboarding World Championships Tour, proudly announces the 2018 VPS Pro Tour schedule to mark another groundbreaking milestone in elite competitive skateboarding. In 2016, Vans Park Series established an exciting new definition for the discipline of park terrain skateboarding, crowning the first-ever men's and women's professional park terrain skateboarding World Champions and completed 11 major events worldwide. In 2017, Vans Park Series established an open pathway to World Championships via select National and Continental Championships, completing 22 major events worldwide. One of those events was the first-ever women’s skateboarding competition in Chile. For 2018, Vans Park Series reinforces its ongoing commitment to the development of women’s skateboarding by expanding the 2018 season with the addition of two more Women’s World Championship qualifying events to create park terrain skateboarding’s first-ever Women’s World Championship global qualifying series.

     

    2018 select VPS Continental and National Championship dates will be released via updates on www.vansparkseries.com.

     

    2018 VANS PARK SERIES PRO TOUR SCHEDULE

    Pro Tour 

    São Paulo, Brazil

    June 2

    Vancouver, Canada*

    July 14 

    Huntington Beach, CA

    August 4

    Paris-Chelles, France

    September 8

     

    World Championships 

    China

    October 27

     

    *Men’s Only Pro Tour Event

     

    The 2018 Vans Park Series Pro Tour will kick off in São Paulo, Brazil on June 2, with the inauguration of South America’s first-and-only VPS-certified park terrain course, built and donated by Vans. The completely free and public São Paulo course will be only the second built-to-spec permanent public park terrain skateboarding course in the world, following the initial Malmö, Sweden park location. Consisting of four men’s global qualifiers and three women’s global qualifiers, the VPS Pro Tour spans across five countries on five continents over six months and culminates with the official Vans Park Series World Championships, sanctioned by the World Skate Federation to be held later this year in China.

    Established in 2016, the Vans Park Series Pro Tour has made historic progress in the evolution of professional skateboarding today, championing its reputation as the first premier league for park terrain skateboarding discipline, and welcoming a new class of skateboarding talent the world has been waiting for. From crowning new international champions each season, to honoring the inaugural first-ever VPS-certified legacy skatepark in the skate-friendly city of Malmö, Sweden, Vans Park Series sustains its commitment to growing the participation of park terrain skateboarding worldwide, and promoting skateboarding’s creative culture for future generations.

    Known for its unrivaled combination of speed, style, flow, amplitude and creativity, park terrain is the fastest growing discipline in competitive skateboarding today. The Vans Park Series is the defining event series for global competitive park terrain skateboarding and the first and only point system culminating in the official World Skate-sanctioned park terrain skateboarding World Championships and Continental Championships for men and women. Visit vansparkseries.com to learn more.  

    ABOUT VANS PARK SERIES

    The 2018 Vans Park Series Pro Tour is the premier series for professional park terrain skateboarders consisting of four men’s global qualifiers and three women’s global qualifiers spanning five countries over six months and culminating with the official Vans Park Series World Championships. The men’s and women’s park terrain skateboarding 2018 Vans Park Series World Championships are sanctioned by Skateboarding’s official Olympic governing body and will be held on October 27 in China.  

    Showcasing an international roster of skateboarding’s elite pros and a total series purse in excess of $700,000(USD), the Vans Park Series uniquely defines the park terrain format with its exclusive points system, judging guidelines and qualifying park terrain course criteria. Additional information and live webcast details will be available on the official Vans Park Series iOS app and online.

    Follow the Vans Park Series on social media or sign up online now for the latest information on Vans Park Series event details, elite pros, official sanctions and competition formats.

     

    vansparkseries.com