The Vans downtown showdown is held every year in various locations around the world. This year amsterdam was chosen and Blueprint, Toy Machine, Spitfire, Palace, Jart, Flip, Element and Antiz all created obstacles for the competition.
There was also a bowl competition, heaps of variety, heaps of pro skaters killing it it sure was one hell of an event.
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The Annual Pro-Tec Pool Party hosted by Vans was held on the 12th of May and boy what an outcome. Bringing the worlds best bowl skaters together is explosive.
In its eighth year at the Vans Skatepark in Orange, Calif., the Pro-Tec Pool Party has become the greatest gathering of skateboard legends and modern rippers in one locale. With Jay Adams, Dave Hackett, Tony Alva and Glen E. Friedman in attendance, and Eddie “El Gato” Elguera flying through the bowl, you know you’re in the presence of the greats.
The Masters division is usually the shining star of the event, but this year Pedro Barros, Rune Glifberg, Bucky Lasek and slew of young upstarts like Nolan Munroe, Tom Schaar, Steve Pineiro and Mike Owen took it to another level. Everyone was blasting airs higher than the next — the energy was contagious and Barros was on fire.
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Alexandra Trim of bbee shoes painted these Calvin and Hobbes sneakers as a custom order for a lucky guy named Oliver.
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