2017 Vans Park Series Wold Championships

by The Editors on September 20, 2017

Anyone who’s been watching their Instafeeds lately knows that nearly everyone it skateboarding is on their way to Shanghai, China for the 2017 Vans Park Series World Championships finale which goes down this weekend.

Located in the world-famous Bund waterfront area in central Shanghai, China, the 2017 VPS World Championships will pit skateboarding’s elite pros against select VPS Continental Champions to present the greatest showcase of men’s and women’s park terrain skateboarding talent the world has ever seen in a custom-designed and purpose-built, VPS-certified park terrain competition course. This year’s World Championships park course design highlights a surplus of creative features including a center island extension, a kicker into laid back bank, a round flat bar, big hip into the deep end, huge jump box and more, all of which is built directly next to the mesmerizing backdrop of the Shanghai city skyline.

The good news is that we don’t have to fly to China to watch. We can watch the whole thing live at vansparkseries.com beginning Friday, September 22, 2017 at 8 PM PDT (11 PM in New York). For all the details, including a list of skater, please follow the jump.

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Andreini To Be Honored At Boardroom Show

by The Editors on September 20, 2017

Longtime Santa Barbara and north coast shaper Marc Andreini will be honored during the Icons of Foam Tribute to the Masters Shape-off presented by US Blanks at the 2018 Boardroom International Surfboard Show at the Del Mar, California Fairgrounds May 5 & 6, 2018.

“We are delighted to honor Marc Andreini,” said Scott Bass Boardroom Show Executive Director. “The Boardroom prides itself on acknowledging the best of the best. Andreini enjoys a fervent loyal following of surfers, and he is an underground legend. The shapers selected to compete in the shape-off will have their work cut out for them, as Marc’s designs contain subtle flowing curves and rockers.”

For the official word from the Boardroom Show (including a Andreini surfboards timeline), please follow the jump.

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Glow-in-the-dark Half Cabs?

by The Editors on September 20, 2017

Yes, glow-in-the-dark Vans Half Cab Pros inspired by Arizona-based skateboarding collective, Pyramid Country.

Paying homage to the vibrant glow that is the Arizona skateboarding scene, the new Vans Pro Skate Half Cab Pro by Pyramid Country highlights a rich crepe gum foxing and outsole that entirely glows in the dark. The Half Cab Pro is equipped with Vans’ proven UltraCush HD sockliners for superior cushioning and boardfeel, Duracap reinforced uppers for enhanced durability, and Vans’ original waffle sole for the most reliable grip in the industry.

These little glow worms will be available at select Vans Pro Skate retailers worldwide this Saturday, September 23, 2017. For the official word (and images of the shoes when they’re not glowing), follow the jump.

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Tuesday’s Secret Pond Surfing Test Run

by The Editors on September 19, 2017

Today (Tuesday September 19, 2017), an elite group of billionaires will spend a few hours in California’s Central Valley at a privately owned pond testing an entirely new form of surfing content production.

The work will be performed on a specially designed “set” where every “variable” can be accounted for and controlled. The actors will be hand picked by talent professionals, the live audience selected based on their visual marketability, and the content created will be perfectly packaged to provide the highest ROI. Yes, it looks like fun.

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Vans Landline Takes It Back To Film

by The Editors on September 19, 2017

Vans first ever team snowboard film Landline is just that — a snowboard movie shot “primarily”on Kodak 16mm film. Everything old is new again enjoy. 

LANDLINE. director Tanner Pendleton unravels more than two years of filming with the Vans Snow team in iconic snow locations such as Bulgaria, Russia and Canada. Attributing his success to the greats that inspired him, Pendleton remarks: “Snowboarding films have always provided me with endless amounts of inspiration. I want this film to reach out to kids out there the same way these films reached me when I was young. This collaborative vision is a true expression of some of the most real and dedicated people in snowboarding.”

Don’t expect to see any action in this clip, because, after all it is one big tease, and the film doesn’t arrive until January 2018. For more info click the link.

[Link: Vans Landline]

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Huston, Baker Take 2017 SLS Super Crown

by The Editors on September 15, 2017

The Street League Skateboarding (SLS) Nike SB World Tour landed at USC’s Galen Center in Los Angeles on Friday September 15, 2017, with Nyjah Huston and Lacey Baker  taking the wins. On the men’s side Shane O’Neill and Kelvin Hoefler finished second and third. For the official word from the SLS, including results, please follow the jump.
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Pat Moore’s New Vans Collection

by The Editors on September 14, 2017

We’re suckers for anything that closes with a BOA. They are easy to fasten, quick to adjust, and they hold all day long without requiring any fuss. That’s why we’re diggin’ Vans‘ new Pat Moore Infuse all around snowboard boot (and matching Sk8-Hi MTE and a Slip-Er). Here are the details from Vans.

Pioneering the concept of an all-terrain snowboard boot, the Pat Moore-endorsed Infuse employs a myriad of sophisticated performance features to offer riders unlimited adaptability. Constructed with the Vans Flex Control System to allow riders to custom-tune the flex of their boot, the Infuse also utilizes the Vans Hybrid Plus Boa closure system with a custom slide-guide for the best closure accuracy and flex variability in a complete all-in-one system. This one-of-a-kind boot also offers heat-moldable liners with a removable X-cage for maximum heel hold, V3 UltraCush Lite footbeds, and new for this season, the Infuse boasts new Ultimate Waffle outsoles that provide more heel dampening, arch support and the response and weight reduction snowboarders dream of.

Sounds like a good set up for life in the snows. Follow the jump for the official word from Vans.
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Board Rap’s Brooke Geery Interview

by The Editors on September 12, 2017

Our favorite online snowboarding maven Brooke Geery spills her history of YoBeat.com (and snowboarding on the Internet in general) in a two-part interview with Board Rap. Oddly, we saw no mention of Flakezine (nor Heckler). Guess those were a little before her time. Hard to believe, but true. Click the link for Part 1. Or here for Part 2.

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Wolle Nyvelt’s Aesmo + Dakine Collab

by The Editors on September 11, 2017

Wolle Nyvelt and his Aesmo noboards have collaborated with Dakine on collection that includes the shirts, gloves, and some special edition Aesmo Trek II and Section packs that look pretty nice. The collection launches today (Monday, September 11, 2017) at specialty retailers and Dakine.com. For the official word from Dakine and a closer look at two of the packs, please follow the jump.

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Scene From Surf Expo 2017

by The Editors on September 8, 2017

Okay, not really.

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