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Tanner Van Vark

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Tanner Van Vark skates with a creative eye and consistency that has to be seen to be believed. The magnet-footed Minnesotan is an all-terrain killer equally at home in the deep end of a backyard pool he found on Google Earth as wallie-ing into a grind on a massive handrail. His raw talent is impressive and well refined, but his unconventional approach to spots is what has everyone talking—even if he himself rarely says a word. Where others zig, Tanner zags, switch, then spins 360 out. There are a thousand robots out there these days, and Tanner isn’t one of them. 

HOMETOWN: Andover, Minnesota    
CURRENTLY RESIDES: Long Beach, California   
DATE OF BIRTH: January 1, 1997    
ON VANS SINCE: 2019    
INSTAGRAM: @tannervanvark

This Is The Era | Style Is Everything With Tony Alva | VANS

“Style is everything - because if you are not making it look good when you are doing it then you are not doing it correctly.” - Tony Alva

The Tony Alva Story-Newport Beach Film Festival Teaser | Skate | VANS

One of the key figures in the early evolution of skateboarding from a wholesome, contest based "sport" into the freewheeling art form that it is today was Tony Alva. At 61-years-old Alva, the oldest professional skateboarder in the world, is considered by many to be the godfather of modern day skateboarding. Alva’s brand of aggression and bravado in the 70’s set the stage for the way skateboarding would be forever defined. Vans’ The Tony Alva Story chronicles T.A.’s humble beginnings on the streets of Santa Monica to his rise to superstardom as part of the legendary Z-Boys, his inevitable drug-induced implosion and his ultimate rise from the ashes to accept his rightful place as a beacon of hope and inspiration for generations of skateboarders the world over.