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Last Chance For The Marco Zamora Auction

Posted 04/30/2007

The Marco Zamora eBay auction is almost over. The auction ends this Friday, so make sure to get your bids in to get your hands on a pair of these super limited shoes.

Pool Party - Who's Going to Win

Posted 04/30/2007

The Pool Party is coming up in less than two weeks and you can see it all webcast live on vans.com. So who's going to take the Pro Title? The Masters? Let us know.

Vans Band Shoes

Posted 04/30/2007

Vans.com currently offers Dropkick Murphys and Circle Jerks Classics. What other bands should get a shoe?

This Weekend Vans Team Members Stopping By A Vans Store Near You!

Posted 04/27/2007

Bucky Lasek, Omar Hassan, Ryan Guettler, and Scotty Cranmer will stopping by the following stores for meet and greets. Make sure to stop by and meet the guys, get an autograph, and enter to win prizes!

Video From The Kick Off Party

Posted 04/27/2007

Hey Guys! First video from the 07' Kick Off Party is with Bless The Fall. They are a young hot band that will be playing on the smart punk stage all summer! Make sure you check them out - they are so funny. More to come soon.

Elitism

Posted 04/26/2007

Got a clue about elitism? Check this out...

Video Clip From Queens Of The Stone Age

Posted 04/26/2007

Queens of the Stone Age have a new album "Era Vulgaris" hitting stores on June 12th. In the meantime to hold you down until then we have a new short video clip of the guys in the studio. Take a look.

Store Signings With Guettler And Cranmer

Posted 04/26/2007

Vans Team Riders Ryan Guettler and Scotty Cranmer will be doing signings at these select Vans retail stores.
4/26-Salt Lake City, UT, 4/27-Albuquerque, NM, 4/28-Austin, TX, 4/29-Dallas, TX

Grenade Games

Posted 04/25/2007

Vans teamed up with Danny Kass and Grenade to put on this year's Grenade Games at Snoqualmie, WA. Featuring a stage full of bands, a mechanical bull and bakery strategically placed at mid mountain, the 4/20 half pipe jam was the main attraction with rippers such as Danny and Eddie Wall soaring high above the pipe with ease. The slopestyle and a Chinese Downhill went down the next day. If you weren’t there, you missed out. Keep an eye out for next years event.

It’s Not Too Late To Join The Warped Panel

Posted 04/24/2007

Your Opinion Counts. Be the eyes and ears of the Warped Tour by telling us about what you think. It's a fun and exciting way that you can help out and get your ideas heard. Select Warped Panelists will have the opportunity to get tickets, score cool stuff, plus participate with on-site reporting! Join today to find out more.

Vans Vert Camp Orlando Featuring Bucky Lasek and Other Pros

Posted 04/24/2007

The Vans Skatepark in Orlando will again be hosting the Bucky Lasek/Vans Vert Camp with the multiple X Games and Dew Tour gold medalist. The camp will last two days, Thursday, May 31 and Friday, June ,1 from 8am - 12pm and is geared to intermediate/advanced vert skaters looking to fine tune their skills. Beginner skaters are not recommended for this camp. Cost is $150 for members and $175 for non-members. Sign up today because last year's camp sold out fast with only 30 spots available. Vans Skate Park Orlando 407.351.3881

Grant Brittain And Aaron Chang Slideshow

Posted 04/24/2007

Grant Brittain and Aaron Chang are holding a slideshow event at the Wavehouse in Mission Beach, CA on Saturday April 28th, 2007. Cover starts at 7PM First showing at 8:30 PM. 18+UP $5 cover proceeds benefit Surfrider Foundation. Click here to see the flyer.

Ten Questions with Steve Juliano of I AM GHOST

Posted 04/23/2007

Check out this interview with Steve Julianon of the band I Am Ghost. Find out about his fear of muppets, what you'll find in his room, and his Spinal Tap moment.

Pool Party Schedule

Posted 04/23/2007

Below is the schedule for the Pool Party (Subject to change). For those wanting to attend, look for info soon and for those who can't get in, be sure to watch all the action on the live webcast on vans.com

Ben Townley Wins Overall Title For East Lites

Posted 04/23/2007

Ben Townley gets second place this weekend at the Supercross in Detroit. With that second place finish, Ben wins the overall title in the East Lites. Congratulations on your Supercross Lites East Championship.

Battle Of The Bands TV Show

Posted 04/23/2007

Some very exciting plans are in the works to do a major TV show based on the Ernie Ball Vans Warped Tour Battle of the Bands. As it stands right now, 12 bands from this year's contest will be selected to play on the entire Vans Warped Tour 2008 competing each week to win fans, sell merchandise, and be featured to a national audience each week live on TV.

News From Tomokazu Matsuyama

Posted 04/20/2007

Tomokazu has two upcoming shows, one is the Project To Surface group show at m127 Studio in New York City that kicks off on May 12th and runs through July 12th. Additionally he has a book signing and solo exhibit on May 3rd at Fifty24SF Gallery in San Francisco, CA. For additional info check out www.matzu.net

Vans team members stopping by a Vans Store near you!

Posted 04/19/2007

Bucky Lasek, Omar Hassan, Ryan Guettler, and Scotty Cranmer will stopping by the following stores for meet and greets. Make sure to stop by and meet the guys, get an autograph, and enter to win prizes!

"This is the end, beautiful friend..."

Posted 04/19/2007

"This is the end, beautiful friend this is the end, my only friend, the end... Of our elaborate plans, the end of everything that stands, the end no safety or surprise, the end I'll never look into your eyes...again..." Dateline, Orange, California. The combi as you may or may not have known it, no longer exists. In an unannounced coup, Steve Van Doren decided that a few performance-enhancing changes must take place....

Rafa Ortiz 1979-2007

Posted 04/19/2007

Everyone at Vans sends our deepest condelences to the family of Rafa Ortiz, Vans' marketing manager in Mexico. Rafa was a great friend and colleague and we're saddened by this tragic news. Thank you, Rafa. Descanse en Paz.

Vans Vert Camp Orlando With Bucky Lasek and Other Pros

Posted 04/19/2007

For the second year in a row Vans Skate Park Orlando will be hosting Vans Vert Camp. Come skate and receive instruction from two time Dew Tour champ Bucky Lasek. The camp will last two days Thursday, May 31 and Friday, June 1 from 8am - 12pm. The camp is geared to intermediate/advanced vert skaters looking to fine tune their skills. Beginner skaters are not recommended for this camp. Cost is $150 for members and $175 for nonmembers. Sign up today because last year's camp sold out fast with only 30 spots available. Vans Skate Park Orlando 407.351.3881

Vans Goes To Puerto Rico

Posted 04/19/2007

Omar Hassan, Angel Ramirez, Johnny Layton and Nick Trapasso headed to Puerto Rico last week for some fun and skating in the Caribbean paradise. Check out the photos and video on skate.vans.com

Austin-Nichole (2007 Pit Reporter) at the Warped Tour Kick Off Party

Posted 04/18/2007

Today is Sunday April 15, 2007 and as I write this I’m sitting on an airplane on my way back home from my adventurous trip to Los Angeles. The kick off party was this past weekend, and a party it was…. It all started Thursday for me. I awoke from my bed to the sound of my 5:00 alarm. Though it was early I was not hesitant to put my eager feet on the ground. I got all ready to head to the glamorous city of Los Angeles.

Who's Competing At The Pool Party?

Posted 04/18/2007

Below is a partial listing of the invited riders for the Pool Party. For the event, there will be a total of 25 Pro spots, 24 Masters spots and 12 Girl spots with over $90,000 on the line.

"Colony of Birchmen" Video From Mastodon

Posted 04/18/2007

Check out this new video for the song "Colony of Birchmen" from Mastodon's latest album "Blood Mountain". Watch the video here or check out Mastodon's website for more info.

2006 Video Highlights

Posted 04/17/2007

Last year's Pool Party was hand's down one of the top skate events of 2006. For a refresher, watch some clips from last year's event and for even more video head over to the Vans iTunes podcast page for the complete podcast collection

Congrats To Bucky

Posted 04/17/2007

Vans would like to congratulate Bucky Lasek on his sixth place finish at last weekends Long Beach Grand Prix. Bucky had a rough start for his first year driving in the pro division. "I went into the first turn too hot and had to go off on the warning track" said Lasek. Bucky was able to work his way back into sixth position where he finished.

Ticket Info

Posted 04/17/2007

Want to score some tix for the Pro-tec Pool Party? Keep an eye out on vans.com for details on how you can get your hands on a pair of these hard to get tickets.

2007 Pool Party - What makes a legend?

Posted 04/17/2007

What makes a legend? Is a legend born out of moth-eaten texts, stories passed down from generation to generation, with each re-telling becoming more extravagant than the last? Is a legend nothing more than a series of overly tall tales which no one can refute nor prove? I try to avoid the word legend, because it generally reeks of dragons, impossibly handsome knights rescuing impossibly beautiful princesses, elves, magical dwarves, wizards and the like. A bit too 4th grade for my tastes. The problem here is that few other superlatives can accurately describe the Vans ProTec Pool Party.

Albert Reyes- Word Of Mouth

Posted 04/16/2007

The Word of Mouth show features the work of Albert Reyes, Steve Ryan and Ryan Reyes and the opening reception is on Saturday April 14th from 7pm to 11pm at the Show Cave, 1218 Temple in Los Angeles. For more info check out www.myspace.com/showcave as the show runs through May 5th

Vans Cup at Tahoe Podcast #1

Posted 04/16/2007

All new video from the Vans Cup at Tahoe. The top riders in the world push their limits in a jam format at Northstar in perfect halfpipe conditions. Be sure to watch the entire show on Fuel TV, Monday, May 7th at 9:30pm et/pt.

Ray Barbee On Fuel

Posted 04/16/2007

FUEL is kicking off the week with a “Best of The Daily Habit” all-time favorite show, and here’s why – he was on the cutting edge of skateboarding, original Powell Peralta team member, now pioneering his own music career; we’re talking about veteran skateboarder Ray Barbee.

Coming Out to the Pro-tec Pool Party?

Posted 04/12/2007

If you are lucky enough to score tickets for this year's Pro-tec Pool Party, bring your camera and then upload your shots on vans.com for all to see

Warped Site Venue Updates

Posted 04/12/2007

A couple of site updates have been announced for the tour.

The Miami show is at Bicentennial Park, not Bayfront Park as listed earlier.
The tour is now playing Edmonton instead of Calgary and the venue is the Northlands Park Fairgrounds.
The Denver stop will be Invesco Field at Mile High.
The Jacksonville show will be at Reynolds Park Yatch Center.
Toronto show will be at Burl's Creek Park in Toronto, Ontario.

Vans Pier Classic Podcast

Posted 04/11/2007

The Vans Pier Classic presented by Jacks took place in Huntington Beach, CA in one of the few swells this winter. This 2 Star WQS event showcased some of the top QS pros as well as some of HB's finest. Check out this podcast with highlights from the event.

Pnut Video

Posted 04/09/2007

Check out this video of the artist Pnut working on some installations. He has a unique style and has worked on several collaborations with Vans.

Surfer Magazine's Hot 100

Posted 04/09/2007

Take a look at the new Surfers' Magazine Hot 100 and check out the Vans Surf team riders who made the list. Tanner Gudauskas, John John Florence, Nathan Florence, Karina Petroni, Erica Hosseini and Sage Erickson.

Hey, it's time again to join the Warped Panel

Posted 04/09/2007

Your Opinion Counts. Be the eyes and ears of the Warped Tour by telling us about what you think. It's a fun and exciting way that you can help out and get your ideas heard. Select Warped Panelists will have the opportunity to get tickets, score cool stuff, and participate with on-site reporting! Join today to find out more.

April Skatepark Clinics

Posted 04/09/2007

There will be Saturday clinics this month at The Block and Orlando. Orlando will host one clinic on April 21. The Block will host two clinics on April 21 and 28. Our Saturday clinics offer beginner to intermediate instruction for skateboarders. Cost is $40 for members and $50 for nonmembers. Hours are from 8am - 12pm (8am - 10am is instruction and 10am - 12pm is free skate with instructors present) Please call your local park for more information.

Austin Interviews Pennywise In Cleveland

Posted 04/06/2007

Hey! I’m excited to bring you another great episode from the 12 years of Music, Mayhem, and More event. Today you’ll be able to see me chat with two sweet band members of Pennywise, Fletcher and Randy. We talk about the exhibit and this upcoming summer. Fletcher and Randy tell us in one word how they would sum up the Warped Tour, so be sure to tune in and find out what exactly they had to say. Plus, let us know how you would sum up your very own Warped Tour experience in one word!

Stay tuned for one last video from the Rock Hall event, featuring Bad Religion, which will be coming your way shortly. After that I’ll be flying to LA to cover the Kick off Party for you guys, and that entertainment should hold you over until the main event, starting June 29, 2007. I can’t wait to see you all there!

Until next time…
Austin-Nichole
2007 Pit Reporter

Robert Williams Book Signing in Silverlake This Saturday

Posted 04/04/2007

Hot Rod artist Robert Williams will meet fans and sign copies of his book, The Hot Rod World of Robt. Williams this Saturday at La Luz de Jesus in Silverlake. Click here for the flier.

Combi Pool At The Block To Close For A Week

Posted 04/04/2007

We will be closing the combi pool at the Block of Orange Monday, April 9th - Monday, April 16th. We have hired Rick Carje to redo the pool coping and fix loose tiles. After listening to a couple riders suggestions we are taking action to make our Pool better for this upcoming contest. Please be patient and respectful to our skatepark employees. This is a Steve Van Doren decision. He wants the best for everybody. You will be able to skate again on the 17th. Thank you for you cooperation.

Just a couple of band updates for the Warped Tour:

Posted 04/04/2007

Still Remains playing 8/4 -8/25
The Briefs are off the tour
Underoath will be playing 7/23 in Charlotte
Nothington will be playing 20 shows 6/28 - 7/24
Family Force 5 has dropped off the 7/27 and 8/3 dates
The Almost are playing the entire tour except Ventura, Miami and Orlando

Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands 11 and confirmed Stage Lineup Announced!

Posted 04/04/2007

Unsigned bands looking to play on the 2007 Vans Warped Tour should head over to battle of the bands. Now in its 11th year, the annual contest has proven to be a springboard for many of today's leading artists. This year, over 200 unsigned bands will be selected by a panel of judges to play at their hometown venue.

Also, a full lineup of headlining acts have been announced to play on The Ernie Ball Stage. Performing bands include: Throwdown, It Dies Today, Valencia, MC Chris, My American Heart, The Fall of Troy, Buck-O-Nine, The Chariot, Jonezetta, Daphne Loves Derby, Lorene Drive, Monty Are I, Evaline, Social Code, The Salads, Mustard Plug, and many more. Check out www.battleofthebands.com for a full stage lineup and contest details!

Knost Fletcher Art Show

Posted 04/04/2007

Alex Knost and Herbie Fletcher currently have an art exhibition at the Laguna Surf Gallery through 4/27. Saturday was the opening and it proved to be a who's who in the world of logging across all generations.

Playstation Am Jam Tour at The Block!

Posted 04/04/2007

The Woodward / Playstation Am Jam Tour will hit The Block April 14. The contest will be open to skateboard, bmx and inline ams ages 7 - 18. Registration will be held the day of the contest and the cost is $10 per rider. Winners from each 11 stops of the tour will compete in the finals for $5,000 cash! Go here for more detailed information. The street course will be closed all day April 14.

New Vans Surf TV Spot

Posted 04/02/2007

Check out the all new Vans Surf Team commercial that was shot this past winter during the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing on the Northshore of Oahu. Click here to watch video.

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