Maloof Money Cup presented by Vans in D.C. this Weekend
Posted 08/31/2011 by Kelly
Did you buy your tickets to the world's greatest skateboarding event, the Maloof Money Cup presented by Vans in Washington D.C. this weekend? What? You haven't? Okay, we forgive you because you can check out the live webcast on Saturday, September 3rd - Sunday, September 4th from 10:15am - 6:30pm EST. Take a look at the course and be stoked if you live in the area because the park will stay open to the public even after the contest is over.
Vital Game Of B.I.K.E.
Posted 08/31/2011 by Chase
Vans Skatepark at The Block in Orange, CA will be hosting the 2nd annual Vital Game of B.I.K.E. on Saturday, October 1st. 28 Pro BMX riders will be competing in a head-to-head competition that will be webcasted live at vitalbmx.com. Spectating is free to the public and the rest of the course not used for the contest will be open to BMX riders all day. Please be aware that skate sessions are canceled on 10/1 at The Block. See the flyer below for more details and see you there!
September Shred Winners!
Posted 08/31/2011 by Chase
Both Vans Skateparks rocked the September Shred Skate Contest last weekend. Fun was had by all and a ton of riders went home with loot and prizes from the sponsors. Read the rest to check out winners and pictures. Thanks to everyone that came out for the contest!
Lil Wayne @ The Block
Posted 08/31/2011 by Chase
Lil Wayne decided to fit The Block into his late night skate park tour last week. A few lucky Vans employees hung around till 3am so they could shred with Weezy. Scope the story below and check out the pics...Weezy has skills!
4th Annual September Shred Skate Contest
Posted 08/31/2011 by Chase
It's that time of the year again! Time for the 4th annual September Shred Street Contest at each Vans Skatepark (Orange, CA & Orlando, FL). On Saturday, September 24th both parks will be hosting the contest which will include cash prizes and tons swag for the winners. Come out and see your locals give it their best. Registration starts at 10am (spots limited) and the contest starts at 1pm. Hit read the rest below for all of the info...see you there!
Plan B Demo @ Vans Skatepark Orlando, FL
Posted 08/30/2011 by Chase
Join us at Vans Skatepark in Orlando, FL on Friday, September 9th @ 7PM for a demo with the Plan B Team. Pros in attendance will include Ryan Sheckler, Torey Pudwill, PJ Ladd, Colin McKay & Danny Way. Check out the flyer below for more details and make sure to show up early for a good seat!
Vans Skatepark Orlando, FL Closing January 2012
Posted 08/30/2011 by Kelly
Please "read the rest" below for information regarding the closing of Vans Skatepark in Orlando, FL in January of 2012.
OffTheWall.tv is Getting Wild
Posted 08/29/2011 by Kelly
Tune your computer screen into OffTheWall.tv for a kick ass week of shows. Today, get even more behind-the-scenes from Vans' first Surf film, Get-N Classic on the Cutting Room Floor Episode 3. Tomorrow, Time and Space featuring Neckface. He always says, "The family that makes haunted houses together stays together...plus a freaky art flashback. Then, Adventures with Chris is back at it again, this time to pay tribute to Andy Kessler. Back for another episode is Crack and Shine in Amsterdam. Here we follow the legendary Twice & Gear on their typical weekend escapades. To round out the week, Vans House Parties Episode 5.
Vital BMX Game of Bike presented by Vans October 1st
Posted 08/28/2011 by Kelly
The date has been set for the 2nd Annual Vital BMX Game of Bike Tournament presented by Vans! So mark your calendars for Saturday, October 1st to see 28 of the top riders go head-to head. Watch the live webcast or head to the Vans Skatepark at The Block in Orange, CA to see it all go down in person.
Vans Riders Up for Dew Tour Athlete of the Year
Posted 08/27/2011 by Kelly
Dew Tour wants to know from you, who's the athlete of the year? There is a lot of Vans BMXand Skate Team riders up for the honors including Scotty Cranmer, Gary Young, Coco Zurita, Bucky Lasek, Pedro Barros, Ryan Guettler, Diogo Canina, TJ Ellis, Luke Parslow and even more riders. Vote for your favorite!
Maloof Money Cup Releases Rosters for Contest in DC Sept. 3 & 4
Posted 08/26/2011 by Kelly
The Maloof Money Cup presented by Vans has announced the list of pros who will compete in the first-ever Washington, D.C. contest September 3rd-4th at the RFK Stadium Festival Grounds. Skaters who finish in the top 16 based on combined scores from New York and D.C., will earn a spot on the Maloof All Pros, which was started by Joe Maloof this year to recognize the top skateboarders in the world, and send them to the Maloof Money Cup World Championships in Kimberley, South Africa Sept. 28-Oct 2. Tickets are now available for Washington D.C.
Watch Vans Pro / Vans Pro Jr - Final Day Webcast Live
Posted 08/26/2011 by Kelly
The final day of the Coastal Edge presents the Vans Pro and Vans Pro Junior brought to you by Rockstar and Skullcandy live webcast is on today in Virginia Beach. There's also a possibility of running the Reef Clash of the Legends heats as well, weather permitting. Get status updates on the live webcast.
Vans House Parties Signing Out Until Next Summer
Posted 08/25/2011 by Kelly
Last night was the last of this year's Vans House Parties Summer Concert Series. So, it's a good thing Converge, Touche Amore and Krallice completely rocked the House of Vans in Brooklyn and sent us out with a bang. Check the photos and start looking forward to next year's shows. Thanks for everyone who was apart of the festivities!
Vans Proudly Introduces the Vans x Pearl Jam Collaboration
Posted 08/24/2011 by Kelly
Formed in Seattle in 1990, Pearl Jam proved to be one of the most influential bands of the grunge movement. To date Pearl Jam has sold an estimated 60 million records worldwide. This multi-platinum group are also surf and skateboarding enthusiasts. Vedder surfs the North Shore and bassist Jeff Ament had a pool built in his house to skate. Their uncompromising attitude against the music establishment, passion for board sports and the fact that they have worn Vans forever were reasons to make this one of our coolest music projects to date. Proceeds from the Vans/Pearl Jam collab shoe go to the new Pine Ridge, SD skatepark being built by Grindline.
Also, be sure to enter to win to celebrate Pearl Jam's 20th Anniversary Labor Day weekend at Alpine Valley featuring Pearl Jam, The Strokes, Queens of the Stone Age and more.
New Vans Girls Fall Lookbook!
Posted 08/23/2011 by Kelly
Get Off The Wall style this Fall with Vans Girls. Check out the online lookbook to see how we styled our favorite looks from the Vans Girls Fall '11 collection. You can shop the complete looks from head-to-toe or mix and match to create a look that's all your own!
Villopoto Takes the Overall Win on his Birthday at Unadilla
Posted 08/22/2011 by Kelly
Vans Monster Energy Kawasaki's Ryan Villopoto extended his points lead with a dominant overall victory on his 23rd birthday at Unadilla Sports Valley Center in New Berlin, N.Y. during the ninth round of the AMA Motocross Championship series. The win was his second of the season! Vans Monster Energy Kawasaki Teammate Jake Weimer had his best finish of the season with a sixth overall. Congratulations to both athletes and a Happy Birthday to RV!
Vans Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki's Dean Wilson made no mistake that his moto score would add up to his first overall victory as he dominated the day with a 1-1 result! Teammate Blake Baggett finished in the runner-up spot with a come-from-behind 2-3 moto score for 2nd overall!
Vans Video Vault: Josh Harrington
Posted 08/21/2011 by Kelly
Vans BMX Team rider Josh Harrington never ceases to amaze. Just when you think he's sleepin' he puts out some of the most innovative hitching post to grind moves on film. It's been quite a year for Josh and these never-been-done tricks are exactly why he is part of the Vans family. Always pushing BMX.
A Look Back at 2011 Vans Warped Tour
Posted 08/20/2011 by Kelly
From all of us at the Vans Warped Tour, thank you for coming out and sharing the 2011 summer with us. The fans are what keeps us going year after year, from Dallas on through Hillsboro, you guys are amazing. The tour might be over but the memories will live on! Check out this quick look back at some of the top sights of the tour.
Dak Scores Cover of BMX Plus! Magazine
Posted 08/19/2011 by Kelly
Dakota Roche just scored the cover of BMX Plus! magazine with a unusually high bunny-hop truckdriver. A little behind the scenes info reveals that this was actually shot at Dak's old high school in Huntington Beach just down the street from where he lives. Be sure to get you hands on this October issue of Plus!. It's Dak's first cover but it sure won't be the last.
Vans Downtown Showdown London - Live Webcast Saturday
Posted 08/18/2011 by Kelly
Twelve of the best skate teams will be competing at the historic Old Spitalfields Market in London on Saturday, August 20th for their chance to take part in a contest renowned to test skill, flare and creativity. Far removed from the usual format of any other skateboarding competition - the event will take place on special customized ramps, which are all designed by the invited Teams themselves. Catch a LIVE webcast at 5pm PST on Saturday!
Andreas Wiig Pulls off Unique Cover of Transworld Magazine
Posted 08/17/2011 by Kelly
Along with getting a closing video part, scoring the cover of a magazine is a highlight in any pro snowboarder's career. More often than not, it's a painstaking and time consuming collaboration between the rider and the photographer to find the perfect combination of trick, location and lighting. For the cover of the 2012 Transworld Snowboarding Gear Guide, Vans Snow Team rider Andreas Wiig took matters into his own hands... literally. Take a look at the interview with Andreas on exactly how they pulled this off.
East Coast Surfing Championships August 22nd - 28th in VA
Posted 08/16/2011 by Kelly
Vans presents the Coastal Edge East Coast Surfing Championships brought to you by Rockstar and Skullcandy coming to Virginia Beach, Virginia on August 22nd - 28th. The $85,000 Vans Pro and $20,000 Vans Pro Jr., a 4-star and 4-star ASP Junior Qualifying contest will run concurrently within the ECSC with valuable pro rating points on the line. ECSC, now in it's 49th year, is the longest running surfing contest in the country is much more than surfing. There will also be live music, Vans Mini Ramp Jam and tons more. Let's just say it's a beach festival with you and thousands of your closest friends. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for details.
Cranmer Wins BMX Park at Dew Tour in Portland
Posted 08/15/2011 by Kelly
Riding full-tilt to Bruce Springsteen, Vans BMX Team rider Scotty Cranmer rose to the occasion with a huge win at the Dew Tour in Portland, Oregon. With tricks like a backflip double tailwhip over the sub rail, a huge icepick to turndown on the wallride and an insane 360 whip drop-in from the wedge - Cranmer stomped out the win and is currently ranked second in Dew Tour standings. Check out highlights of all the action...
Bucky Lasek Takes Top Honors at Dew Tour in Skateboard Bowl
Posted 08/15/2011 by Kelly
Congrats to Vans Skate Team rider Bucky Lasek for winning the Dew Tour Bowl Invitational in Portland, Oregon this past weekend. It was his final run with a backside lipslide off the deep end hip to a backside tailslide into the deep end that took the cake. Vans teammate, Pedro Barros took second place, respectively. Watch highlights and get the scoop…
Better Watch Out for New Episodes on OffTheWall.tv
Posted 08/14/2011 by Kelly
OffTheWall.tv has it in for you this week. Starting out with Time & Space Neckface Part 3 (you don't want to know what's he's up to) then, Adventures with Chris Episode 4 - Camp Flow Trash. Crack & Shine - Paris and Vans House Parties Episode 4 round up the week. Like I said, beware!
Vans x Dennis Hopper Collection Launch
Posted 08/13/2011 by Kelly
Vans celebrated the launch of a special collaboration with art, film and photography icon Dennis Hopper on Thursday, August 11th in NYC. The festivities kicked off at Urban Outfitters' SOHO store where guests previewed the Dennis Hopper Collection by Vans and enjoyed a special screening of a Dennis Hopper tribute film. Over 300 people came out including Hopper's daughter Marin and her family. Afterward the crowd headed over to the Ace Hotel for an after-party hosted by Vans and Monster Children where guests enjoyed tunes by DJ Grandpa and scored free copies of the Hopper retrospective edition of Monster Children magazine.
Before Dennis Hopper passed away he gave Vans a very special opportunity to collaborate on a curated collection of footwear and apparel featuring some of his very favorite work. Thursday's events spotlighted the Vans x Dennis Hopper footwear and apparel which includes premium tees, a canvas jacket, woven and driver cap all featuring iconic Hopper artwork and photos as well as two pairs of shoes, available exclusively at Urban Outfitters.
Vans x Spitfire: Keeping the Underground Lit!
Posted 08/12/2011 by Kelly
This year, Vans and Spitfire enlisted five legendary skate shops to build their own DIY spots and film 'em in hopes their videos will inspire you to do the same! Watch each shop’s video and vote for your favorite NOT because these shops worked their butts off—they did—against the deadline and against the law, and NOT because the winning shop gets a special Vans x Spitfire team appearance—they do—but because these shops are out there on the front lines, keeping the underground lit! Voting ends August 31!
Dew Tour Kicks of Today in Portland
Posted 08/11/2011 by Kelly
The Dew Tour is taking over Portland, Oregon today, Thursday, August 11th through Sunday, August 14th. The biggest names in skate and BMX will bring new-school style against legends competing for top honors. Be on the look-out for Vans BMX Team riders Cory Nastazio, Scotty Cranmer, Ryan Guetter, Gary Young, Alistair Whitton and Vans Skate Team riders Bucky Lasek, Pedro Barros, Alex Perelson and Omar Hassan. To catch the crashes and the victories check NBC, USA and MTV 2 for air time.
Vote for Tanner Gudauskas in Innersection Video Contest
Posted 08/10/2011 by Kelly
Your vote counts! Okay, so this isn't politics, rather the Innersection Video Contest! One of our Vans Surf Team riders Tanner Gudauskas worked with his filmmaker and editor to create his own 2-3 minute surf segment. The grand prize is to get into the next Taylor Steele film and a chance at $100,000! Make sure to vote and help support our team rider!
Tyla Rattray Takes the Cover on Racer X
Posted 08/09/2011 by Kelly
Racer X September issue features none other than Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki and Vans MX Team rider Tyla Rattray. He is sitting close behind teammate Dean Wilson in the 250 Lites MX Class Point Standings. Check out the mag and Tyla's next race in New Berlin, NY this Saturday.
Vans’ First Surf Film, Get-N Classic, Available for FREE Download
Posted 08/08/2011 by Kelly
Vans’ Get-N Classic, Volume 1 is several years in the making. But then again, so was building a team that intersects the lives of the most interesting and talented individuals in surfing: Joel Tudor, Nathan Fletcher, Pat, Tanner and Dane Gudauskas, John, Ivan and Nathan Florence, Dylan Graves, Alex Knost Andrew Doheny, Kalani Chapman and Jason “Ratboy” Collins. Filmed and edited by Graham Nash and Reagan Ritchie, Get-N Classic, Volume 1 captures this unique juncture in surf history and chronicles the travels of the Vans Surf Team as they have crossed the globe in search of surf and adventure. Downloadit for free today!
Getting even more classic, Vans will offer three segments of Get-N Classic, From the Cutting Room Floor with behind-the-scenes and a more surf footage available weekly beginning August 15 at vanssurf.com/getnclassic and offthewall.tv.
Diogo Canina Thows a Massive 360 No-hander on Ride BMX
Posted 08/07/2011 by Kelly
This Transworld Ride BMX cover is insane. Vans team rider Diogo Canina found some of the biggest dirt jumps Brazil has to offer and made it happen with the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil in the background. Speaking of massive, take a look at the Vans x Cult Road Trip article to find out what happened when the entire crew met up. I don't know about you, but sounds like a bit too much for the September issue!
New Shows on OffTheWall.tv!
Posted 08/06/2011 by Kelly
If you haven't been watching new shows on OffTheWall.tv, what have you been doing? This week we've got Time & Space with Neckface Part 2 (although this one some people might find offensive, so be careful.) Adventures with Chris is back with Part 3 and Chris Pfanner in Germany. Also, catch Crack & Shine - LA and Vans House Parties Episode 3 with Super Chunk, Off! and Lumeria.
Vans Warped Tour Stomps though CO, UT and AZ this Weekend
Posted 08/05/2011 by Kelly
The Vans Warped Tour is coming your way Denver, Salt Lake City and Phoenix! There's no way you can miss out on this year's Vans Warped Tour and there is less than two weeks left of the tour. Sad we know. With over 100 bands like A Day to Remember and Set Your Goals, there's just so much going on. Don't forget to say hi at the Vans Tentand get some gear. See you in the pit!
House of Vans Celebrates Andy Kessler Day this Saturday
Posted 08/04/2011 by Kelly
Come out and support Andy Kessler at the House of Vans in Brooklyn, NY this Saturday, August 6th. Tons of festivities to include bands playing, DJ, open skate inside and out, silkscreening, bbq, art for sale, Best Trick off Andy's nose, Tony Alva and Steve Olson in appearance, and 100% of the proceeds going to the Andy Kessler Foundation. See ya there!
Vans House Parties Tomorrow Night at House Of Vans New York
Posted 08/03/2011 by Kelly
Tomorrow night, Thursday, August 4th, Vans House Parties is throwing another show with Man Man, Glass Candy and Crystal Antlers live at 7:45pm EST! This rad show in Brooklyn at the House of Vans is free, all ages and open to the public. Watch the webcast or get info on attending. Don't be late!
The Making of the Vans Surf Film, Get-N Classic
Posted 08/02/2011 by Kelly
You've got to check Surfing Magazine's feature on our first ever Vans Surf film, Get-N Classic. Filmmaker Graham Nash caught up with the guys at the mag to share some stories that went into the making of the film. Volume 1 will be available for a free download coming up on August 8th, but to get you more stoked, take a look at the trailer.
Tyler Warren Wins Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational
Posted 08/01/2011 by Kelly
The first international Joel Tudor Duct Tape Invitational presented by Vans went down July 29 and 30 during the Salinas Longboard Festival, with 16 of the best longboarders in the world riding 12-lb, single fin leashless boards along with some serious style and nose riding all for a $10,000 purse.
Friday’s opening rounds saw perfect, glassy 3-4 feet waves and the guys showed a huge variety of stylish, classic maneuvers, while Saturday’s afternoon finals picked up with sets of 5 feet high waves and strong cross winds. Surfers and spectators experienced a magical atmosphere when it came down to a final heat of Justin Quintal (2X Duct Tape Champ), Al Knost (Defending Champ), Tyler Warren and Jared Mell. This event had some of the best surfing from any of the Duct Tapes, and not just the final, but the entire event.
The Final Duct Tape Spain Results:
1st. - Tyler Warren ($4,000)
2nd. - Justin Quintal ($3,000)
3rd. - Al Knost ($2,000)
4th. - Jared Mell ($1,000)