This weekend starts the US Open at Huntington Beach where Vans is having another Van Doren Invitational in the sand. Included in this one is a week's worth of events in the bowl including a Shop vs Shop Contest on Sunday and a Women's Contest on Tuesday. That following Friday and Saturday are the main events where you can watch live at vansusopenofsurfing.com. Get the full schedule for Van Doren Invitational Huntington here.
The Boardr crew will be there the whole time running and organizing things using The Boardr Live app. Watch for episodes of On The Boardr on Ride Channel as things go down, too.
Two new ones added to the events list are ESPN's Game of Skate in Bristol and, are you ready for it, ready, you sure, you want to hear it, it's the "O" word, ready, the Youth Olympic Games in China. The wood and wheels are not in the Olympics, yet, but they're doing some demos out there that Ryan Clements is going to announce and be present for. Our April Fool's joke may be true before you know it. The ESPN one is in their hometown of Bristol, Conneticut where eight top pros will throw letters at each other on the flats. See details on each below.
Last weekend was a busy one for The Boardr. Rob and Paul Zitzer were in Vancouver running the Van Doren Invitational, while the rest of the crew was in Los Angeles at The Berrics for adidas Skate Copa West Coast Regionals and Finals. Joe's got footage of a nice lurk through hosted by Scotty The Body and Tim O'Connor and I've got photos below. Catch the full skate edits on The Berrics site soon.
Did you see Ben at the Van Doren Invitational in Vancouver this weekend? He blasted around that bowl like this rocket right here. Then to top it off with his unique and off the charts bag of tricks, he did a coffin to 50-50 into the deep end of the bowl! We're hyped to have Ben's Birdhouse deck in along with Clint Walker, Jaws, David Loy, and more, including, of course, Tony Hawk's boards.
After you're done skateboard shopping, revisit an awesome conversation we recently had with Clint Walker in Las Vegas.
Is Dylan Rieder a vampire? Did you see that Dylan video he dropped with this new HUF shoe? With that super human skateboard ability combined with it looking as beautiful as a topless girl on black and white film? Did you see the switch backside flip? Did you see the crispy tobacco cloud glide off the lips? Did you hear that soul searching soundtrack? Did you see the glorious new footwear? We have it here and in stock now, the new Dylan shoe. But first, rewatch the masterpiece. FIN
Congrats Alex for winning Van Doren Invitational at Vancouver! Check full results from the weekend on our Results Page. Thanks Vans for having The Boardr crew for another ripping bowl jam. We'll see you at the next one: Van Doren Invitational at Huntington Beach, July 26 to August 2.
After winning the West Coast Regionals yesterday, Active went on to win the adidas Skate Copa 2014 Finals today at The Berrics. Have you seen that trophy designed by Gonz??? Porpe will have some photos soon and of course The Berrics will have footage of the ripping published before you know it. Congrats to Active and thanks again to adidas for putting together a top notch national crew against crew contest that turned out to be one of the most fun contest series we've done in a long time.
Some updates from events this weekend:
Oh, we so horny. The Boardr staff is split up into two crews today, both at skateboard shindigs where the digital back end is powered by our instant scoring app, The Boardr Live. Porpe and Clements are with one troupe in LA at The Berrics to run adidas Skate Copa and Paul Zitzer and I are in Vancouver for Van Doren Invitational at Hastings. Details are below.
The Skate Copa series ends at this stop in LA with one more Regionals event at 6pm on Thursday to determine the 5th shop that will join the other four who have won the other Qualifiers stops around the country. You can get live and instant scores on the monitors on site or on your phone here.
Friday is the Finals with what is sure to be some of the best skating from shop sponsored skaters you'll ever see all together. This one isn't open to the public so watch for a full edit produced exclusively by The Berrics on their site shortly after the event. Follow along live on the monitors on site.
The Van Doren Invitational started as a ripping top am and pro bowl jam in Huntington Beach with Vans Canada expanding it to Vancouver. The whole thing is broadcast live on Thrasher's site starting at 2pm on Friday.
I'm lacing up a new shoe for the wood and wheels activity. New Balance Numeric is in The Boardr Store now. Their skate program includes PJ Ladd, Arto Saari, Levi Brown, and a crew of other shredders on the deck. They're coming through on the walls of The Boardr Store with clean styles and the proper fit and comfort New Balance is known for. Have a look, lurker. Word on the digital streets is that they're on point:
@TheBoardr Hands down, one of the most underrated shoe brands right now. The Stratfords are my replacement to the Accel— CG (@friendofsound) July 8, 2014
It's been 25 years since Mike Vallely's Barnyard board on World Industries was released. I was lucky enough to be skating at the time. It was the first board that had a full size nose nearly as big as the tail and the one that blazed the trail to the modern board shape of the 90's that still is the staple 20 years later today. Mike's graphics now and even back then are some of the most memorable in skateboarding's history. Now his new brand, Street Plant, celebrates that history with selected pieces from the start of the golden age of skateboarding. We could not be more proud to carry this in The Boardr Store.