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Comment On An Obstacle To Win Some Shoes

Posted 09/27/2007

We're going to be hooking up folks who have been leaving their feedback on the different entries for the DSTD design contest by randomly choosing four people who have left comments and giving them a free pair of Vans Av Sk8 Low's. If you want the shoes just leave some feedback on as many of the different contest entry designs as you want.

Less than 3 weeks away, Time to get hot!

Posted 09/26/2007

Listen up you miscreants and followers of the gospel of the waffle. In case you've been sleeping since last September, you most likely are beginning to wonder about this year's Downtown Showdown, and what it might signify in the world of skateboarding. It means all terrain madness, chaos, and destruction. It showcases creativity and adaptation. It will assault your skate sensibilities with new ideas...

Support Scotty Cranmer And His Frontflip Tailwhip

Posted 09/26/2007

It is time to vote for the Salt Lake City PlayStation® Trick of the Week! Click here to cast your vote now!

Vans Canada Artist, Zema, in Brooklyn Art Show

Posted 09/26/2007

If you are in the Brooklyn area this weekend, check out Zema's work at the Seul Contre Tous show at the Saved Gallery. Here's Zema's site and a site for Seul Contre Tous.

Design Contest Entry 20

Posted 09/25/2007




All the way from Argentina is Nicolas Kunz's entry. Check it out

Design Contest Entry 19

Posted 09/25/2007




This is Jonathan Owolabi's dream skate obstacle which he calls the Grindabus

Design Contest Entry 18

Posted 09/25/2007




Andreas Roelf's ideas was to create a kinkrail which looks like the Vans logo. Take a look.

Design Contest Entry 17

Posted 09/25/2007




Andrew Murray with his design that includes the whooooopdi ledge.

Design Contest Entry 16

Posted 09/25/2007




Jermain Dudley from Baldwin Park CA designed this obstacle. According to him "It is a "Big Four" stair with a "Gap to Rail" and an innovative "Wavy Hubba Ledge!". Good luck.

Best Trick Contests At Vans Skateparks

Posted 09/25/2007

Both parks will be holding a best trick contest on October 5th at 7:00pm. Orlando is going to be using the main street launch ramp and The Block is using the outdoor picnic table.

Congrats to Scotty Cranmer on the first front double tailwhip

Posted 09/25/2007

Congrats to Scotty Cranmer on the first front double tailwhip ever in competition this past weekend at the AST Dew Tour stop in Salt Lake City. Ryan Guettler took second in Park while Bucky claimed a second in skate Vert.

Cranmer and Guettler Take Top Spots In Salt Lake City

Posted 09/24/2007

Vans riders Scotty Cranmer and Ryan Guettler stop the comp and take 1st and 2nd at the Dew Tour in Salt Lake City. Scotty pulled the first ever front flip tailwhip and Guettler pulled a 1080 and then a double back flip.

Win A Pair Of Tickets To The Downtown Showdown

Posted 09/24/2007

If you are going to be in So-Cal on Oct.13th and want to see the showdown in person, then email your name, address and telephone number to DTSD2007@gmail.com with the subject line DTSD Tickets. The first 20 people we get will score a pair of tickets.

How Do I Get Tickets To The Showdown?

Posted 09/24/2007

You can enter to win Showdown tickets at select Southern California Vans stores (Monterey Park, The Block at Orange, Alhambra, Torrance, Santa Monica, Culver City, Del Amo, Santa Anita, Canoga Park, Glendale, Montebello Mall, South Bay Galleria, Northridge Mall, Stonewood Mall, and the new Vans store in Hermosa Beach).

Design Contest Entry 15

Posted 09/21/2007




Tony Chase submitted the No Brain Bowl Launcher

Design Contest Entry 14

Posted 09/21/2007




Shawn Ibonnet of Palm Bay, Florida with his entry

Vans Girls Snow team Featured in Runway films Newest Video La La Land

Posted 09/20/2007

Be sure and check out the trailer for the amazing new all girls snowboard video La La Land by Runway Films. Packed full of tricks and innovative style, the film features Vans team riders, Erin Comstock, Hana Beaman, Jacqui Berg, Tara Dakides and Silvia Mittermueller all taking snowboarding to a new level. Read more to get a sneak peak of the film.

Test Your Vans Downtown Showdown Knowledge

Posted 09/19/2007

Think you know your Vans Downtown Showdown knowledge? Take the poll and test your skills.

Turbonegro Kicks Off Their Fall Tour

Posted 09/19/2007

Turbonegro have arrived in Chicago and are ready to begin three weeks of ass-slaying shows across the USA and Canada following the release of RETOX in stores NOW!

The full list of tour dates is below – you can go to the MySpace home page and click on each show for details of how to get tickets.

How Do I Get Tickets To The Showdown?

Posted 09/19/2007

You can enter to win Showdown tickets at select Southern California Vans stores (Monterey Park, The Block at Orange, Alhambra, Torrance, Santa Monica, Culver City, Del Amo, Santa Anita, Canoga Park, Glendale, Montebello Mall, South Bay Galleria, Northridge Mall, Stonewood Mall, and the new Vans store in Hermosa Beach).

Design Contest Entry 13

Posted 09/18/2007




Francisco Lima from Portugal with his submission "The Subway". Take a look

New Vans Outerwear Video

Posted 09/18/2007

The Vans Outerwear Team has put together a video highlighting the gear they all love so much. Chris Coulter, Andreas Wiig and Hana Beaman show you their favorite features and give you some insight to why they ride Vans Outerwear. Sprinkled in is some good footage you are probably not gonna see anywhere else of Coulter, Wiig and Beaman. Check it out.

Win a grip of Scotty Arnold Snow Gear thanks to snowboardermag.com

Posted 09/18/2007

Win a grip of Scotty Arnold snow gear. It's all "Up for Grabs" thanks to snowboardermag.com. Click here to enter.

Design Contest Entry 12

Posted 09/17/2007




Check out this submission from Tomek Warzecha

Design Contest Entry 11

Posted 09/17/2007




A couple of different views at Maarten Roose's second submission

Design Contest Entry 10

Posted 09/17/2007




A couple of different views at Maarten Roose's submission

Design Contest Entry 9

Posted 09/17/2007




TJ Blankinship with his submission

Design Contest Entry 8

Posted 09/17/2007




Christopher Harmann submitted this ramp monster

Design Contest Entry 7

Posted 09/17/2007




Steven Burmann with his submission: the Vans Rail.

Design Contest Entry 6

Posted 09/17/2007




Check out Scott Bulgrin's entry, the kickER.

Timmy Reyes Back on the WCT

Posted 09/17/2007

Vans team rider, Timmy Reyes, has announced that he will be back on the WCT for the European leg of the tour.

Vans/Teen Vogue Event In Pasadena

Posted 09/17/2007



The Vans store in Pasadena was the place to be as Teen Vogue and Vans teamed up for the ultimate back to school fashion event! The evening was full of mini makeovers from the pros at MAC cosmetics, fashion presentations, raffles, gift bags and much more. The girls got to see all the latest trends for back to school fashion from Vans, sure to make their fall look complete, and start the school year off right.
Tell us what looks you are most excited to wear this fall.

Meet Vans Athletes At Fashion Place Mall

Posted 09/14/2007

Vans athletes will be at the Vans store in Fashion Place Mall in Salt Lake City on Wednesday 9/19 at 6:45pm. There will be tons of prizes, tickets and giveaways! Please check the flyer for more info.

Vans And Rise Against Hook Up

Posted 09/14/2007

Warped Tour vets Rise Against talk about their roots, what they're up to and their recent Vans shoe. Take a look.

Design Contest Entry 5

Posted 09/13/2007




This obstacle was designed by Sam McGee. Take a look

Be A Vans Girl Winner Jamie Cochurn

Posted 09/13/2007



Be a Vans Girl Contest winner Jamie Cochrun spent a VIP weekend with Vans. She arrived from Texas for her first trip to California as a guest of Vans to spend the weekend shopping, surfing and attending Teen Vogue’s Fashion Live event in Huntington Beach, CA. The weekend Started off with a Shopping spree where Jamie picked up all the latest back to school fashion from Vans, then it was off to Teen Vogue’s Fashion live where Jamie was A VIP guest. The weekend ended with Jamie receiving a private surf lesson from Vans Team Rider Eva Lewington. It was a weekend that was full of fun and one that Jamie describes as “one of the best weekends of my life!” Be A Vans Girl has many more amazing contest coming up so keep your eyes out for a chance to win a VIP weekend With Vans!

VANS and Teen Vogue Bring Back-to-School Fashion to Jack’s in Huntington Beach

Posted 09/13/2007



On Friday, August 3rd Vans and Teen Vogue teamed up and hosted the ultimate fashion event at Jack’s in Huntington Beach. The night was filled with mini makeovers, fashion presentations, giveaways and much more. Teen Vogue Stylist, Vera gave fashion presentations on all the latest trends you’ll be seeing both on the runway and in the hallway. Her number-one tip for back-to-school fashion “don’t be afraid to accessorize and make an outfit your own.” Two lucky girls from the audience received a makeover from Vera and got to keep all the Vans apparel outfitting them for the upcoming back-to- school year. Tell us what your favorite back to school looks are and what you think the must have accessory is for Fall.

Vans Girls Mix and Mingle In Sacramento CA

Posted 09/13/2007



Vans Girls hosted a day of mixing and mingling with girls from local area retailers in Sacramento as they previewed the upcoming Spring 2008 girl’s footwear, apparel and accessories. The girls enjoyed a day of fine eats and drinks as they received manicures, pampered themselves and took home a great gift bag. The girls exclusively previewed the line and were excited for its debut. Check out the pictures from behind the scenes and let us know what you think.

Design Contest Entry 4

Posted 09/12/2007




Jeff Gardner from Essex, Massachusetts has the latest submission in the Design contest. Check it out

Oliver Peck's Slipisode 8

Posted 09/12/2007

This week it's all about Ducky in Oliver Peck's Slipisode 8.

Villopoto Takes The 250 Lites Motox Championship

Posted 09/11/2007

In the first 250 Moto, Ben Townley took the early lead with Villopoto in tow but late in the race Villopoto took it back and with that, the win.

Design Your Own Obstacle Entries

Posted 09/11/2007

Check out some initial entries in the Vans Downtown Showdown Design Your Own Obstacle Contest. The contest is open until October 31st so if you have a design and want to see it built, enter now.

Design Contest Entry 3

Posted 09/10/2007




Cole Park submitted this entry. Will it be built? Let us know your thoughts.

Design Contest Entry 2

Posted 09/10/2007




Sam Hughes of Wellington, New Zealand submitted this entry.

Design Contest Entry 1

Posted 09/10/2007



This entry was submitted by Nick Higgins of Philadelphia, PA.

Vans In Barcelona Week #2

Posted 09/10/2007

Ah another beautiful week of skateboarding in paradise for the Vans team. Get the whole story and check out some pics on skate.vans.com.

Win A Trip To The Antidote Tour In Berlin

Posted 09/10/2007

Enter now for your chance to win a trip to the Berlin stop of the Eastpak Antidote Tour, presented by Vans. It should be a great trip and a great show so don't miss out. Enter now.

The Unite The United Charity Auction Is Back On

Posted 09/10/2007

Rare and one of a kind Instruments autographed by bands on the 2007 Vans Warped Tour are now up for auction. Beginning Saturday September 8, 2007 the first of 5 hand painted custom Gibson Les Paul guitars will be for sale to the public at the Unite The United Charity Auction on eBay. Each member of Pennywise personally hand signed this one-of-a-kind Gibson Guitar at the July 22, 2007 Vans Warped Tour show in Orlando Florida.

The Old School Stage Rocked The Final Warped Show

Posted 09/07/2007

Re-live the powerful sets of the Circle Jerks and Agent Orange right now thanks to our friends at SNOCAP.

SNOCAP captured each set from these legendary puck bands live from the last night of this summer's Warped Tour, and you can download them right here. Whether you were there in person or back at home, you can now experience these two amazing sets all over again in killer 320kbs mp3 format.

Oliver Peck's Slipisode 7

Posted 09/06/2007

Join Oliver on the road tattooing his way across America in his Gypsy Queen trailer on the Vans Warped Tour.

Lasek And Lorifice AST Video

Posted 09/05/2007

We just got in some video of Bucky Lasek and Rob Lorifice from the Dew Action Sports Tour. Take a look

Vans Team Riders in Surfer Magazine's 2007 Photo Annual

Posted 09/05/2007

Our friends at Surfer Magazine have just released their 2007 Photo Annual. Check out Vans team riders: Joel Tudor, Nathan Fletcher, Reef McIntosh, and Josh Mulcoy in this year's issue.

Design Your Own Obstacle and Win

Posted 09/05/2007

Each year, the Vans Downtown Showdown features the best in street skating creativity and style, challenging top skate teams to create and design the most challenging, interesting street obstacle ever ridden. Now it's your turn.

Living Lines Group Show

Posted 09/05/2007

Living Lines features new works of 8 diverse artists including Derek Albeck, Tomokazu Matsuyama (Matzu MTP), Marco Zamora and more. The show runs from September 8th, 2007 and ends 0ctober 6th, 2007 with the opening reception taking place at the J Flynn Gallery on September 15th from 7pm through 10pm.

Teams Competing In The 2007 Vans Downtown Showdown

Posted 09/04/2007

The teams competing in the 2007 Vans Downtown Showdown are Zero, Toy Machine, Real, Girl, Element, Alien Workshop, Foundation, Creature and Black Label.

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