Skateboarding

Vans UltraRange Pros Drop June 17

by The Editors on June 13, 2017

Vans new performance skate shoes the UltraRange Pro look like a leap forward in tech, fit, and comfort if you ask us. Here’s what Vans is saying about ’em:

Vans UltraRange Pro’s versatile build pushes the boundaries of skate progression to provide uncompromising functionality with creative innovation. The UltraRange Pro also utilizes a brand-new internal sock-fit construction, providing a breathable, responsive and snug fit, along with ventilated tongue, collar and quarter panels for increased airflow.

Looks like Curren Caples likes ’em. Want a pair of your own? They go on sale world wide on Saturday, June 17, 2017. Follow the jump for all the official details.

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Actions REALized’s United We Stand Capsule

by The Editors on June 7, 2017

The Good Problem’s Kevin Wilkins interviews Humidity Skateshop’s Phillip Santosuosso on how Santosuosso worked together with Real Skateboards’ Actions REALized to create the new United We Stand capsule which benefits the American Civil Liberties Union. Here’s the background:

Skateboarding can be a positive force for change. When the Mayor of New Orleans declared they would not comply with the new immigration ban Phillip Santosuosso from Humidity Skate Shop decided it was skateboarding’s turn to take a stand as well. 

Click the link, read the interview and understand how skateboarding (and you) can make a difference in the world.

[Link: Real Skateboards]

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Jenkem Tracked Down Street Plant Man

by The Editors on June 5, 2017

 

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We all saw it on Instagram. We all loved it. And now, Jenkem Mag has tracked down the man to get the word straight from his perspective. Sadly, it’s not as happy a story as you might imagine from joy of the clip. Click the link to read an interview with Oakland, California’s Avery Baxter. And if you want to help him out, he signed up for PayPal and you can send him something at AveBax [@] gmail.com.

[Link: Jenkem Mag via Chris Cote]

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Josh Friedberg’s Tre-A-Day Ender

by The Editors on June 1, 2017

 

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On New Year’s Day 2017 Josh Friedberg, the executive director of the International Skateboarding Federation started a quest. He announced on Instagram that he would be doing a Tre Flip a day, every day for of the entire year. Having once surfed every day for 96 days straight we know the mental havoc commitments like this can induce, not to mention how they can get in the way of normal life.

For the first week we could tell Josh was having some trouble, but after that, he was popping Tres day and night all around the world. Soon we found ourselves looking forward to Josh’s latest updates from somewhere cool doing a trick we’ve never learned.

Sadly, this all came to an horrific end in Malmö, Sweden after 147 straight days for Tre Flipping . Friedberg explains it like this on Instagram:

I’d been excited to hit up @pontus_alv‘s TBS spot in Malmö and on my last day there two days ago, @chrispastras hit me up to let me know he was going to skate there with @chriscote. I was hyped, we taxied over and ran into @brycekanights on a solo mission rolling and shooting some photos. Changed out a broken bearing thanks to @vernlaird‘s generosity. I had a great time skating with him, @rothdigga @kyleberard and @meronek for the past couple of days and was ready to roll at one of the coolest looking DIY skate spots on the planet. Started messing around and the place was much tougher to skate than it seemed on videos. Much respect to Pontus and everyone that has put it down at TBS. Ended up focused on this little launch to wallride spot. Started getting into a few and BK started filming with his GoPro. Finally committed to one and in a second it was all over. Huge thanks to Bryce, Dune, Chris and the skaters from the Czech Republic that got the ambulance called and kept me company while I couldn’t move. The Malmö emergency room was great and they took good care of me. The bad news – I have a Maisonneuve fracture. The force of dislocating my ankle twisted my leg and spiral-fractured the top of my fibula, tore the ligament between my tibia and fibula and broke a little bone in my ankle. The good news is they determined I could wait and have surgery after I flew home the next day. That’s a whole other story, to be continued … #ohno #hallofmeat

We’re sad to see it end and wish Josh the quickest recovery ever.

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Alex Sorgente Wins Vans Park Series Malmö

by The Editors on May 30, 2017

Alex Sorgente nailed down a win at the 2017 Vans Park Series in Malmö, Sweden on May 27, 2017 edging Tom Schaar who finished in second.

Demonstrating incredible accuracy and lightning speed throughout his runs, Sorgente remarks, “I’m ecstatic. I can’t believe I won here again. There’s really no limitations at this park, you can go big, long grinds, big airs, everything mixed together makes it really great.”

For the official word from Vans, including the full results, please follow the jump.

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Vans Park Series Live Online May 27

by The Editors on May 24, 2017

The Vans Park Series returns to Malmö, Sweden’s Kroksbäck Skatepark this weekend and you can watch it all live online.

VPS Men’s Pro Tour event semis and finals will be broadcast live on Saturday, May 27 as VPS Select Pros like Pedro Barros, Raven Tershy, Ishod Wair and current World Champion Alex Sorgente battle it out against top qualifying Men’s Pro Tour challengers like Tom Schaar, Murilo Peres, Willy Lara and more in the third stop on the road to Shanghai, China, park terrain skateboarding’s official VPS World Championships on September 23, 2017.

This is becoming one of our favorite skate contests on the web because we just can’t get enough of announcers Chris Cote and Neal Hendrix. Nope we can’t. For all the details on the Vans Park Series, please follow the jump.

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Nyjah Huston Wins SLS In Barcelona

by The Editors on May 22, 2017

The 2017 Street League Skateboarding season kicked off last weekend in Barcelona, Spain with the third annual SLS Nike SB Pro Open and in no real surprise Nyjah Huston edged Shane O’Neill to take the title.

Hitting all obstacles on the course, Nike SB Pro Nyjah Huston was performing as stong as ever, earning a score of 8.7 with a Backside 5.0 Grind along the round flat bar and into the small quarterpipe, a 360 Flip over the wedge gap, a Kickflip Backside Disaster on the quarterpipe, a Nosegrind Revert along the round flat bar and back to a Crooked Grind along the same, a Backside 180 Nosegrind on the volcano ledge, a perfect Backside 360 Kickflip over the wedge gap, and a Switch Nollie Nosegrind down the handrail.

In other news, Yuto Horigome and Dashawn Jordan are now on the 2017 SLS Nike SB World Tour. Congrats to Dashawn, he’s been hard at it for awhile now. For all the details on Barcelona as well as news and dates for the rest of the tour, please follow the jump.

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Mountain & Cab Tie At Vans Pool Party

by The Editors on May 15, 2017

Roaring crowds filled the legendary Combi Pool arena as the 2017 Vans Pool Party capped off another dramatic skateboarding showdown last night to crown both Lance Mountain and Steve Caballero as this year’s Legends champions. Following a contentious stalemate final, head chief in charge Steve Van Doren settled the score, honoring both impressive performances and granting Caballero and Mountain a shared victory for their equal 85.33 result.

For all the official details, please follow the jump.

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A Proper Pool Proposal: Beck + Brodka

by The Editors on May 14, 2017

 

CONGRATULATIONS @ameliabrodka x @alec_beck on getting engaged today 💍✨🙌

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Real Squads Up In San Diego

by The Editors on May 12, 2017

What else you need? Besides a few more minutes of Real video? Want more, click the link.

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