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Zeuner, Sorgente: Vans Park Series Champs

by The Editors on October 27, 2018

The 2018 Vans Park Series Pro Tour closed out a ripper of a year in Suzhou, China with Brighton Zeuner and Alex Sorgente both taking their second championship titles.

Zeuner stunned the crowds with her effortless style, landing her signature backside 360 in every run and topping it off with a kickflip indy, one of the few flip tricks of the women’s event. . . It was an extemely close call in the Men’s final round, seeing Brazil favorite Pedro Barros and USA’s Alex Sorgente challenge each other’s scores until the bitter end, when Sorgente laid down a crowd pleasing, trick-heavy run to yield the highest score of the day.

For the official report and complete results, please follow the jump.

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Vans Park Series Finals In Shanghai

by The Editors on October 4, 2018

The Vans Park Series will wrap things up for the 2018 season in Shanghai, China October 27 and crown two new VPS park terrain champions.

Saluting an incredible international tour across five continents to showcase the world’s best park terrain skateboarders, the 2018 Vans Park Series Pro Finals culminates in yet another historic year in skateboarding’s progression onto the world stage. The confirmed field of competitors has been revealed today on vansparkseries.com including defending champions Oskar Rozenberg Hallberg and Nora Vasconcellos, leading Tour Challengers Tristan Rennie and Sakura Yosozumi, and select VPS Continental Champions from Brazil, Japan, South Africa, Europe and Australia.

For the official word from Vans including all the continental champions and current standings, please follow the jump.

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Burton Hires Former REI, Vans Marketeer

by The Editors on September 17, 2018

Burton has reportedly borrowed an employee from one of their largest dealers, REI Co-op. Sarah Crockett, the former VP of Integrated Marketing & Community Engagement at REI is now Burton’s chief marketing officer, according to a press release widely available on the Internet.

“I’m thrilled to be joining such a passionate community at Burton,” said Sarah Crockett, CMO of Burton. “There’s a vibrancy here at Burton that Jake and Donna have built, and you can feel it the second you walk in the door. There is such an incredible foundation to build off of, from the talent and inspiration that our athletes emulate to leading with our values, including furthering our impact in sustainability. It’s a true pleasure to be able to join a team that is poised to drive this iconic brand into the next era, and I’m simply overjoyed to be a part of this next chapter.”

Sounds like Crockett is well suited for the delivery of stunning decks, reams of customer journey whitepaper, and digital directives on the propagation of Burton’s narratives. For the official word on the new hire, please follow the jump.

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Ray Barbee’s Brand New Vans

by The Editors on September 17, 2018

Vans has partnered with long-time global skate team legend and musician Ray Barbee on some new colorways of the Half Cab Pro and Old Skool Pro.

These Barbee-inspired Half Cab Pro and Old Skool Pros are dressed in deluxe emerald and burgundy suede uppers with white cotton laces and contrast stitching. Showcasing never before seen Vans graphics from the early 90’s, these functional Pro Classics highlight an elephant motif liner as an homage to Barbee’s friend and fellow Vans family member, Salman Agah, whose original pro board featured the graphic.

Vans really are the only skate shoes you’ll even need, but new colors are always good. For the official word from Vans, please follow the jump.

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Vans Plans $5 Billion in Revenue By 2023

by The Editors on September 13, 2018

See all those Vans Old Skools on nearly everyone on the street under 60? Well, get ready to see a lot more as VF Corp rolls out plans to nearly double Vans’ annual revenue by 2023 to $5 billion.

“Since VF’s acquisition in 2004, the Vans brand has grown at a 17 percent compounded annual rate and transformed into a $3 billion global lifestyle brand,” said Steve Rendle, VF Corporation Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. “I am confident in the Vans team’s ability to deliver on a bold $5 billion revenue target which will be a key driver of VF’s plan to deliver superior total return to shareholders over the next five years.”

For exactly how Vans plans on doing this, please follow the jump. (Hint, it has something to do with that Internet thingy.)

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New Vans Chima Ferguson Pro 2s

by The Editors on September 4, 2018

Chima Ferguson’s newest signature pro model, the Chima Pro 2, is hitting stores this moth in now color ways. 

Featuring Duracap-fused upper reinforcements, Vans Pro Lite Construction with evolved foxing tape for added flex and durability, and Vans’ new UltraCush Lite 3D footbed, the Chima Pro 2 is designed to withstand heavy impact situations. By blending the lightweight and responsive feel of UltraCush footbeds with a dual-density foam surrounded by a molded heel cup, the Chima Pro 2 delivers unsurpassed cushioning, boardfeel, and support for all different types of skateboarding—from ledges, banks, ramps and pools, to curbs, rails and skateparks, too.

Plus, they look real nice with their mono-chromatic unstated style.

 

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2018 Vans Park Series Malmö

by The Editors on August 28, 2018

Hard to believe, but it is time for the last stop of the 2018 Vans Park Series and it’s in Malmö, Sweden September 7-8, 2018.

As the most pivotal stop on the tour this season, the Malmö outcome will decide the final top-ranking 2018 Tour Challengers to earn the coveted invite to compete at the VPS World Championships in China on October 27, while continuing to expand the open path for prospective women’s challengers to prove their ranks and advance into the pro tour circuit.

For all the official details, please follow the jump.

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Schaar, Yosozumi Win Vans Park Series Brazil

by The Editors on June 4, 2018

Coming as a surprise to pretty much no one, Tom Schaar dominated stop one of the 2018 Vans Park Series in São Paulo, Brazil. Pedro Barros and Tristan Rennie finished in second and third.

“I’m just stoked I’m down here in Brazil, it’s amazing, this is the greatest crowd I’ve ever seen,” said VPS Brazil Men’s winner Tom Schaar. When asked about the race to world champion, Schaar responded, “I’m going to take this all in, contest by contest, and see where I land.”

Meanwhile, in the Women’s division, Japanese pro Sakura Yosozumi ended up on top ahead of Yndiara Asp, with Brighton Zeuner and Lizzie Armanto in third and fourth. For complete results and the official word from Vans, please follow the jump.

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Vans’ Park Series Brazil Live June 2, 2018

by The Editors on June 1, 2018

The 2018 Vans Park Series kicks off live online tomorrow morning (Saturday, June 2, 2018) at 8 AM PST from the brand new Vans-built park in São Paulo, Brazil. 

Firing performances from Brazilian Tour Challengers such as Murilo Peres, Vinicius Kakinho and crowd favorite Luiz Francisco (above) ignited the course while an impressive showcase of women’s park terrain talent from Japan, United States, Australia and Brazil burst into the spotlight. Entering as the Brazil Wildcard and finishing in first place, Luiz Francisco stunned the field with clean, trick-heavy lines, proving his ranks once again since earning the 2017 VPS Nationals Brazil Champion title last year.

For all the official details, including the VPS Brazil Qualifier results, please follow the jump.

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Schaar, Dias, Miller Win Vans Pool Party

by The Editors on May 8, 2018

Tom Schaar, the defending Vans Pool Party champ returned for the repeat in the 2018 pro division on May 5, 2018 at the Vans Skatepark at The Outlets at Orange. Chris Miller took the legends (of course) and Sandro Dias snagged a Masters division win. 

With three divisions establishing today’s elite top Pros, Masters and undisputed Legends of bowl riding, the Vans Pool Party is unique in all of skateboarding for bringing together the biggest names in deep bowl skateboarding to battle it out in the legendary Vans Combi bowl at the Vans Skatepark in Orange, California. For more information on the Vans Pool Party including results, photos and videos, visit vans.com/poolparty.

For the rest of the results, please follow the jump.

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