Vans Surfjitsu Shoe Release Party at Thalia Surf Shop
Posted 01/31/2012 by Kelly
Join Vans this Thursday, February 2nd at Vans by Thalia Surf Shop to celebrate the release of our new surf shoe, the Surfjitsu! The event will feature art from Surfjitsu collaborators Neil Blender and Dane Gudauskas as well as a special performance by Alejandro's Awesome Surf Band. The party kicks off at 6pm, hope to see you all there!
Vans team rider Jamie Lynn’s style is so iconic his method alone could receive TransWorld SNOWboarding’s Legend Award. It’s his overall contribution to snowboarding, however, that was honored this last Friday during the 13th Annual Riders’ Poll Awards Show at the Fillmore Auditorium. Big congrats Jamie!
2012 is shaping up to be quite the summer. Seven more bands have been added to next years Vans Warped Tour - Make Do and Mend, Mayday Parade, Sick of Sarah, Skip The Foreplay, The Green, Twin Atlantic and Vanna will be joining the already 38 bands announced. Check them out, then be on the lookout for the next announcement on February 1st.
The Vans Moto crew is heading to Oakland, CA today, Saturday, January 28th for the fourth round of the 2012 Monster Energy AMA/FIM Supercross Series! Vans Pro Circuit athletes Dean Wilson and Tyla Rattray are planning to battle it out in the 250 class for top podium spots. Come check out all the action packed fun this weekend and cheer on the Vans Moto team! Catch the race airing Sunday on CBS at 12pm EST.
2012 marks the 20th anniversary of the greatest skate shoe of all time, the Vans Half Cab. In celebration of this occasion, Vans will be dropping one new and exclusive limited edition 20th Anniversary Half Cab colorway every month throughout the course of the year.
Do you know the store behind the Vans Half Cab? Hear it straight from the man himself, Steve Caballero in this exclusive interview on Complex. Time to celebrate.
Vans' In the Chair Rider Spotlight is a new video series that gives viewers an inside look into the lives of their favorite Vans riders. The latest episode of In the Chair features 2011 250 Motorcross Champion Dean Wilson as he skydives near Lake Elsinore, reflecting on the his championship winning season and what's he's looking forward to in 2012.
We're backing Slap Magazine's One in a Million contest in New York where 11 amateur skateboarders are given a major opportunity, the chance to get sponsored by some of today's top skate companies. We're talking major hook-up for a year, head-to-toe, board, everything. The guys are staying at the House of Vans for 13 weeks during the contest. Watch as John Cardiel hosts every Wednesday until a winner is announced April 18th.
Man, I Need Vans Game of S.K.A.T.E. at Vans Skatepark - The Block
Posted 01/24/2012 by Kelly
It's that time of year again for the 5th annual Man, I Need Vans Game of S.K.A.T.E. at the Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA. Save the date for Saturday, February 18th when the event goes down. Two winners will go home with a year's supply of Vans shoes! Registration starts at the park at 12pm and the contest starts at 3pm. No registration fee, just the session rate to skate that day.
Vans Team Sweeps Top Podium Spots at Winter Dew Tour
Posted 01/23/2012 by Kelly
A huge congratulations to Vans Snow Team riders Eric Willett and Iouri "IPod" Podladtchikov who killed it this past weekend at the Winter Dew Tour stop in Killington, Vermont. After qualifying first, no one could come close to Eric's solid run in the finals and he took 1st place in Slopestyle. IPod had rough practice but came back to take the 1st place trophy in Superpipe. Good luck this weekend at Winter X Games!
No Room for Rockstars Premiering at Slamdance Film Festival
Posted 01/22/2012 by Kelly
The Slamdance Film Festival is coming this weekend to Park City Utah and No Room for Rockstars, The Vans Warped Tour will be premiering! Watch the after party live with Forever Came Calling and Against Me! tonight, Sunday, January 22nd at 9:30pm PST. Then on Monday, January 23rd at 3pm PST, watch a special live Q&A with Producer Stacy Peralta and Director Parris Patton.
Vans Monster Energy Pro Circuit Team rider Dean Wilson is on a roll. He was the 2011 Outdoor Lites Champion, won the last Supercross race in Phoenix and now takes the cover of Racer X's March issue! Pick up a copy for yourself and check out Dean racing tonight as Supercross heads to Los Angeles.
The Bots, a teen-brother duo has become a band favorite on the Vans Warped Tour where you can find other bands on tour watching their show. Feast your eyes on the newest outtake from No Room for Rockstars: The Vans Warped Tour film with The Bots and their homemade musical instrument. Speaking of the Vans Warped Tour, take a look at what new bands are joining the tour this summer.
If you haven't been keeping up with the Thrasher Magazine King of the Road webisodes, now is your time to catch up on some major shredding. The last Vans Team webisode was just released, and it's…hard to put into words. Just watch.
Join Vans this Thursday, January 19th and Friday, January 20th at the Vans Skatepark in Orlando for two special events celebrating 10 great years in Orlando, FL. The festivities include a free BMX-only session on January 19th and a free skate-only session on January 20th along with Steve Van Doren's famous BBQ, special giveaways and prizes, best trick contests and autograph signings by Vans BMX pros Cory Nastazio, Scotty Cranmer, Colin Mackay and Trey Jones and pro skaters Tony Trujillo, Omar Hassan and Daniel Lutheran.
Join the Vans OTW crew at a special launch event at the Bread & Butter trade show in Berlin as we welcome Lupe Fiasco and Chris Kong to the Vans family. The experience kicks off January 18th at 2:45pm PST with a live musical appearance by Lupe Fiasco, Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) and The Patta Sound System. A limited number of tickets will be available to the public through select Berlin retailers who carry the OTW line and stay tuned for videos and photos of the show to come...
OffTheWall.tv has a fresh new look and feel. Check out the new site design featuring updated graphics, easier navigation and the best original shows that you've grown to love. Head over to OffTheWall.tv now! New this week, is Grosso's Loveletters to Skateboarding - Backside Ollie. Before it was called a Backside Ollie- Jeff Tatum called it a No Handed Backside Air… Grosso sits down with one of the innovators of 1970’s skateboarding in this week’s Loveletters to Skateboarding.
Skate Clinic at Vans Skatepark The Block Coming Soon
Posted 01/15/2012 by Kelly
The Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA will be holding two instructional skateboard clinics on January 21st and February 25th from 8am - 12pm. Vans approved instructors will be offering their knowledge for beginner to advanced street skateboarders ages 6 - 16 and the cost is $40 for members and $50 for nonmembers. Spots are limited so sign up today at the park!
Considered the godfather of Punk, Iggy Pop started his musical career in the late '60s with his band The Stooges. Known for his electrified stage presence and frenzied performances, his influence can be seen in every punk band - edgier groups of the grunge era and indie rockers alike. For 2012, Vans follows up on a popular apparel project last fall with a special edition 106 Vulcanized Vans shoe featuring a rich black leather and subtle Iggy Pop detailing on the tongue. Learn more about the Iggy x Vans 106 Vulcanized and Iggy Pop Skinny Denim and where to get them.
Vans Introduces Lupe Fiasco and Chris Kong as OTW Advocates
Posted 01/13/2012 by Kelly
Lupe and Chris will join the OTW crew in Berlin next Wednesday for a special launch event at the Bread & Butter trade show as we welcome them to the Vans family. Vans will transform the East Berlin venue "Department" into a 3-day House of Vans experience featuring advocate artwork installations throughout the building. Attendees will be able to discover the photography of Dimitri Coste, large vinyl pieces by Eric Elms, Chris Kong’s unique toys and sculptures and Lupe Fiasco’s collection of books and concert photographs.
The experience kicks off January 18th with a live musical appearance by Lupe Fiasco, Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) and The Patta Sound System. A limited number of tickets will be available to the public through select Berlin retailers who carry the OTW line and the show will be webcast live at stickam.com/vans1966.
For more information on tickets if you are in Berlin and full event coverage, visit www.Vans.com/OTW
Friend of Vans, Anthony Green is going on tour, so it's time to celebrate. We're giving you a chance to win a pair of free tickets for your city on his U.S. tour and a free five song acoustic EP download! Don't forget to pre-order his new album, "Beautiful Things" dropping January 17th.
Vans' In the Chair Rider Spotlight is a new video series that gives viewers an inside look into the lives of their favorite Vans riders. The series features interviews with Vans team riders while they go about their daily lives - from driving a car to jumping out of an airplane - from getting a tattoo to a haircut and shave, In the Chair takes you behind the scenes into the lives of some of the most talented athletes in action sports today. The latest episode of In the Chair features pro surfer Pat Gudauskas as he takes a train ride down the Southern California coast, talking about his recent surf adventures and love for music.
Vans Custom Culture is Back! Registration Starts Feb. 1st
Posted 01/10/2012 by Kelly
On February 1st, Vans Custom Culture registration opens to all U.S.-based high school art programs, accepting the first 1,000 registrant schools into this year’s competition. Schools will be narrowed initially by an internal Vans team and then in later stages by public voting, through the Vans Custom Culture website. The top five schools will showcase their designs at the Vans Custom Culture final event held in Los Angeles in May 2012.
Vans Monster Energy Kawasaki athlete Ryan Villopoto wrapped up the opening round of the AMA/FIM Monster Energy Supercross this past weekend held in Anaheim, CA with the overall win! RV said his goal for this weekends race was to get good starts and ride smart so he can stay healthy for the 17 race series ahead of himself. He is hoping to carry this same mind set and win into this next weekend race in Phoenix, AZ!
A big congratulations goes out Vans Snow Team Rider Cheryl Maas has been named Snowboarder Magazine's Women's Rider of the Year! As we have mentioned before her web series "Open Air" really shows off how gnarly she is and her last video part, killing it. Nice work Cheryl!
Get a great start to your week with OffTheWall.tv as we start off with a new Shred for Your Life - Episode 4. First timer Timo Ellis and California kid Blake Mills finish off the first round with a guitar battle that somehow manages to include tongue, empty beer bottles and shards of broken glass. Don't miss the epic battle on another episode of Shred for Your Life. Then on Wednesday, check out Surf's Up LA - Phranc.
We just released the second part of the Vans BMX Let It Ride, Canary Islands trip featuring Dakota Roche, Gary Young, Bas Keep, Ben Hennon, Eddie Zunda and Tobias Wicke. It was a quite the wild trip, shredding on tropical islands. Look out for two more bonus edits with tons of crashes and the guys going crazy.
Vans Snow Team rider Cheryl Maas has a series called "Open Air." If you haven't checked it out yet, it's a good idea. Cheryl ventures into the Jackson Hole back country with Sarka Pancochova in tow. With the help of Bryan Iguchi and Vernon Deck, the girls find themselves plenty of powder to take advantage of. She even manages to pull a new trick out of her sleeve.
You want to know what bands will be joining the Vans Warped Tour this summer don't you? Check out the newest bands just announced! While you're in the VWT spirit, watch another outtake about building a city in a day, from the documentary, No Room for Rock Stars coming out soon.
Coming back for the third season, the Vans Let It Ride adventure continued with 12 riders spread across two BMX teams; Vans Europe and Vans U.S., traveling to the Canary Islands. Each team will be stayed in a Vans Team house and was given nothing but their bikes and a van to find the best spots around. After four days, the teams switch islands, house keys, and van keys, handing over their spots to the other crew giving each a chance to sessions the spots equally. You'll want to watch Part 1 with Vans Europe Team Dan Lacey, Bruno Hoffmann,
The 2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series is just around the corner with the official kick off date this Saturday, January 7th in Anaheim, CA. Vans athlete Ryan Villopoto will sporting the red #1 Championship plate in the premier 450 class, while teammate Jake Weimer will be wearing his new #21 plate. They've been getting in some pre-season riding and getting ready for another season. Come out to Angel Stadium this Saturday to witness the first race of the season, or definitely check out when they come into your town.
Welcome to 2012! We hope you had a fun, safe celebration and brought the new year in with style. What's your New Year's resolution? Whatever it is, we hope it involves a lot of shredding, creativity and happiness. Cheers to another decade of getting rad!