Neck Face art show and Krooked Gnaughty video premiere!
Posted 10/31/2007 by i am vans
To usher in Halloween 2007, New York-based Dactyl Foundation will host an exhibition called Closed Casket, See You At The Bottom featuring works from the elusive graffiti artist and Vans contributor Neck Face. The exhibition will open on Wednesday, October 31 and end on Saturday, November 24 at Dactyl Foundation 64 Grand Street, New York, New York.
All-New Tony Hawk's Proving Ground Features Dustin Dollin
Posted 10/30/2007 by i am vans
The all-new Tony Hawk's Proving Ground features Vans team rider Dustin Dollin and the Vans Downtown Showdown event. Not only that but once again you'll have the ability to unlock the special-edition Vans in the game. Check it out.
Gary Young flew to Shanghai this past weekend for a comp at the World's
largest skatepark. The event was called the SMP Shanghai Showdown and Gary
killed it by winning the BMX Park contest. Word is the bowls are 20 feet
deep. Congrats Gary on the win.
Congrats go out to Ryan Guettler who pulled his first 1080 on dirt and Scotty Cranmer who pulled a 3-flip turndown to x-up at the recent Dew Tour in Orlando. In addition, Luke Parslow won the Dirt finals and Daniel Dhers took Park as well as the overall Dew Tour Title.
Tomorrow is your last chance to enter the Design Your Own Obstacle contest and so if you haven't submitted your entry yet, do so today! Vans will choose one of the design entries to build out and so if you want to be the envy of your friends and neighbors, enter now.
If going green is the newest trend in fashion, tell us how you are in style!
Posted 10/30/2007 by i am vans
Be A Vans Girl is looking for the girl who combines her fashion sense and environmental awareness in new and fresh ways. From using recycled goods to earth friendly fabrics we want to hear how you combine fashion and protecting the environment. The girl with the most innovative and creative idea will win a free pair of the Madera slip-ons from Vans made out of renewable resources like bamboo and pesticide free hemp textiles.
Vans wants to know what you favorite shoe style is. From the Classic Slip-on, the Sk-8 Hi, to the low profile KVD we want to know what you wear the most, what you wear it with and what you would like to see more of. Let us know your thoughts, ideas and suggestions. We look forward to hearing from you.
Come by either park on Friday, November 2 at 7:00pm to watch Habitat's new video "Inhabitants". We will be watching the new skate vid after our monthly best trick contest. Winner of the best trick gets a free pair of shoes and a spot on the monthly winner's plaque. Orlando - Outdoor Ledges, The Block - Kid Course Flat Bar. 15 minute jam format.
Thanks to everyone that came out for the autograph singing and BBQ in Orlando. Bucky Lasek, Ryan Guettler, Scotty Cranmer, Neal Hendrix, Cory Nastazio and a ton of other Vans riders all came out for the signing. Fun was had to all that attended with free food, tons of giveaways, a kickin DJ and of course autographs from the pros! Everyone walked away with something! Stay tuned to the skate park website for future events like these.
Congrats to Vans team riders Bucky Lasek and Luke Parslow for bringing home Gold this past weekend in Orlando at the AST Panasonic Open. Bucky secured his Gold at the final '07 AST stop with a 95.5 score on his second run. Parlsow put together two solid runs which were enough to edge out the rest of the competition. For more info, go here.
Vans threw a little party to celebrate the public opening of our new offices on October 4th complete with Wahoo's Fish Tacos, a Steve Van Doren barbecue, plenty of drinks, performances from MXPX and Royal Crown Revue and a kicking session on the new mini ramp.
Vans and Active Ride Shop Partner Up To Bring You The Music
Posted 10/16/2007 by i am vans
If you love music, and concerts are what you live for, be sure and enter to win a pair of tickets to the concert of your choice presented by Vans and Active Ride shop. You will get the choice to see Paramore, Gym Class Heroes, or Cute Is What We Aim For, plus much more in prizes from Vans and Active Ride Shop. Be sure and check it out.
The votes are in! Thirteen thousand bands entered this yearâ€™s Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands â€“ the worlds largest battle of the bands competition â€“ but after months of fan voting, grueling live performances and industry exec-driven judging, Ernie Ball is proud to announce the four winning bands chosen to perform live at the world renowned Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands 11 Showcase party.
'Open You Eyes You're Dead' is a group show at Tradition in Westlake Village, Ca featuring the works of Derek Albeck, William Boone, Luke Ramsey, Chris Wolford, Marco Zamora and more. The show runs from October 20th through November 18th. The opening reception is Saturday October 20, 2007, 6-10 pm. For more info check out shoptradition.com
Zero Takes 3rd Annual Vans Downtown Showdown Team Title
Posted 10/15/2007 by i am vans
The 3rd Vans Downtown Showdown took place Saturday night with street skating's heavies attacking custom-built obstacles set against a New York City backdrop re-created at Paramount Studios in Hollywood.
It's t-minus one day and counting for the Vans Downtown Showdown which will be shown live on vans.com on Saturday at 5 pm PST (With the pre-event show starting at 4 pm). With the event going on tomorrow, we wanted to provide a bit of an update on the expected teams and the obstacles they'll be shredding.
Catch Josh Borden and Omar Hassan on FUEL's Daily Habit. The show airs TODAY (Friday) at 6pm (PST) and again at 9pm (PST). It also re-airs twice on Saturday at 11:30am and 2:30pm. That's 4 chances to catch the show!
On Oct. 20th at the Vans Skatepark in Orlando, Florida, Shadows Fall will be playing a free show. To make sure you get into the show you must pick up a wristband at the select Vans store locations by 10/20.
On Saturday, October 27th from 8am -12pm both skateparks will be hosting an instructional skate clinic. Instruction will be available for Beginner to Intermediate street skateboarders. Cost is $40 for members and $50 for non-members. Spots are limited so sign up today at your local Vans park.
If you don't have tickets to the Vans Downtown Showdown this Saturday, you can still catch all the action on the live webcast starting at 4pm. In addition , following the event look for a full recap, photos, videos and more.
Meet Vans Team Riders At Vans Skatepark In Orlando
Posted 10/09/2007 by i am vans
Wanna meet Bucky Lasek, Ryan Guettler, and the Vans team competing at the Dew Action Sports Tour? Get to Vans skate park at the Festival Bay Mall on Tuesday, October 16th at 6pm and hang with the team. Food, music and tons of free gear!
Dustin Dollin's Special Edition Signature Shoe is inspired by a classic and designed for one of the most prolific skateboarding professionals in the game today. This follow up to last year's Tony Hawk's Project 8 No Skool is featured in Tony Hawk's Proving Ground, Activision's latest release in the series, dropping this month.
A site dedicated to the true Vans girl. The Vans girl is born from the Southern California lifestyle and is inspired by art, music, action sports and fashion. She is independent, confident and edgy, incorporating her personal style into everything she does. When it comes to fashion, rather than being defined by it, a true Vans girl creates her own.
Meet the Vans Girl of the month Eva Lewington. Eva represents a true Vans Girl as her love of the ocean has drawn her to the lifestyle of a free surfer, allowing her to pursue her dreams and travel the globe in search of the best waves. Eva embodies the Vans girl with her innovative creativity and her artistic expressions both in the water and on land.
Check out a Quick Q & A with Eva.
Vans Style Day Event At the Montage in Laguna Beach CA
Posted 10/05/2007 by i am vans
On June 28th Vans Descended on the Montage Resort and Spa in Laguna Beach, CA and hosted an amazing event for the retail accounts in Southern California. The girls who attended came for a day of manicures, pampering and gift bags as they previewed the up and coming Spring 2008 clothing line and got to know the girls behind Vans. It was a great day of fun and the girls left excited to have been there and looking forward to the new Vans Lines! Check out the behind the Scenes Photos and let us know your thoughts.
Congrats to Cam White for taking the Playstation Trick of the Week Contest at last week's Toyota Challenge. Cam won it with a Barspin Tailwhip Backflip beating out Scotty Cranmer's Frontflip Tailwhip. Way to go and congrats.
Downtown Showdown Live Webcast at Vans Skate Parks
Posted 10/01/2007 by i am vans
Come watch a live webcast of the Vans Downtown Showdown live from Los Angeles at both Vans Skate Parks on Saturday, October 13th. Orlando will be telecasting the first three hours of the Showdown from 7pm - 10pm EST. The Block will telecast the entire event from 4pm - 10pm PST. There will be giveaways and prizes at each park. For more information on the Downtown Showdown go here.