Vans Snow Team rider, Mark Landvik powers through an epic powder slash in Mt. Harris Heliguides, New Zealand and lands the cover of The Snowboarder's Journal, Frequency. Go pick it up today because they only publish four a year!
That's right folks, the long awaited Pro-tec Pool Party goes off this Saturday, May 17th! Watch as some of the top skaters in the world, including Bucky Lasek, Rune Glifberg, Bob Burnquist, Omar Hassan, and many others take over the Combi-bowl at the Vans Skatepark in Orange via LIVE Webcast! Also, don't forget to enter the "Watch and Win" sweepstakes where you could be the proud owner of a customized Pro-tec Pool Party Les Paul Jr. Guitar autographed by the winners of the event and passes to the Vans Warped Tour. The contest ends Friday morning, so don't wait- go sign up right now and see if your name is called during Saturday's webcast!
Crack lensman MRZ has been documenting the run up to the big show on Saturday, here are a few random grabs for your enjoyment.
Volcom Stone held their Totally Crustaceous Muscle Beach Party Surfing Championships at 54th in Newport over the weekend. The Vans Surf Team had a strong showing (pun totally intended) heading home with a large portion of the $100,000 in prize money. Erica Hosseini took the other "Iron Curlers" (Girls) down by winning her division and Sage Erickson placed 2nd. As for the "Keg Tossers" (Juniors), Andrew Doheny ripped his way to 4th place and "Ratboy," Jason Collins took 3rd in the "Squat Thrusters" (Air) division. Big ups to the Vans Surf crew for pumping it up!
Please be aware of the following closures for The Block at Orange, CA during Pro-Tec Pool Party May 15 - May 18.
The 4th Annual Red Bull Elevation BMX Dirt Jumping Contest went down this weekend in Guadalajara, Mexico, as a kick-off to the 2008 season. Elevation has risen to the top as the most progressive BMX Dirt Jumping contest in the world and this year Vans team riders TJ Ellis and Cam White made it into the finals, with Cam White being crowned champion! Cam White blew everyone away at the end of 2007 with his signature trick; the backflip barspin to tailwhip and he pulled it out at Elevation en route to the podium. Be sure to check out these guys all summer long on the AST Tour. If Cam and TJ are killing it now, this summer should be madness.
Slightly rambling, yet a brief briefing...
Since it's inception in 2005- The Pro-tec Pool Party has brought the most rippingest of pool skaters together for one adrenaline-frenzied day of competition. Check out some of the highlights from each year...
Vans has just released its own branded widget complete with rider videos, team and event news, and the latest happenings in the world of Vans! You can access this from the Vans MySpace profile, on our Media page, or right here, right now. Once you grab the code, anyone can come to your page and "grab it" for themselves and add it to any social networking site they want. What are you waiting for? Go get it!