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Matt Costa Tour / Sweepstakes

Posted 05/30/2008

Vans supported musician, Matt Costa, just kicked off his summer long international tour on Wednesday! Vans put together a rockin' contest to win his Epiphone Guitar and latest CD, Unfamiliar Faces, both autographed by Matt Costa himself! Check Matt out on one of his 37 city stops and enter for your chance to win.

Journeys Backyard BBQ Featuring Vans

Posted 05/29/2008

Only 1 day, 20 hours and 20 minutes from now until the Journeys Backyard BBQ! Come meet up for autographs, giveaways and demos at the Roosevelt Field Mall in NYC. Rockstar is busting out a 60ft wide vert ramp for Vans BMX and skate pros like Bucky Lasek, Christian Hosoi, Dennis McCoy and additional athletes. May 31st is going to be huge, so be there or be square!

Vans - Paid Dues Contest

Posted 05/28/2008

Vans has hooked up with the Paid Dues Independent Hip Hop Festival featuring De La Soul, Supernatural & Scratch, Rakim, GZA and many others. The tour, hosted by Murs, will hit New York, Ft. Lauderdale, Denver and San Francisco from June 4th - 14th. To bring you closer to all the action, we're giving you the chance to win tickets and Vans shoes! This is an event you can't miss, so enter today!

Stroupe & Villopoto Finish First and Second At Glen Helen!

Posted 05/27/2008

At the much-anticipated outdoor National Motocross series opener at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, California, over the weekend, Vans team riders Austin Stroupe and Ryan Villopoto were on fire, finishing first and second overall, respectively.

Mastodon To Record With Brendan O'Brien

Posted 05/27/2008

Atlanta's heavy rock hero's MASTODON have chosen famed producer Brendan O'Brien to record the follow up to their 2006 Reprise Records album debut, BLOOD MOUNTAIN. One of the most-respected American record producers of all-time, Brendan O'Brien has worked with a diverse range of artists including Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen and AC/DC to name a few. Sessions will begin immediately.

Year Long Disaster Video Premiere

Posted 05/27/2008

Hot on the heels of a five-month European tour, including dates with Velvet Revolver and Dropkick Murphys, Year Long Disaster make a triumphant return to their hometown of Los Angeles to celebrate the release of their first music video. The animated video for the single, "Leda Atomica," was written and directed by Matt Maiellaro and his team from Aqua Teen Hunger Force / Adult Swim and is making it's worldwide debut on the Adult Swim website.

Mercier Lands Cover Of Expose

Posted 05/23/2008

When he's not busy managing the Vans and Pro-tec Canadian skateboarding team, Montreal based Eric Mercier manages to catch a few session to himself, including this recent one where he landed the cover of Canada's Expose Magazine.

Joel Tudor Jiu-Jitsu Smackdown

Posted 05/22/2008

Even with his laid back persona, be cautious next time you get in the water with pro longboard legend and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world runner up, Joel Tudor. The Vans Surf Team rider confesses that he "loves to choke people out." Find out what happens when Surfer Magazine's Managing Editor, Brendon Thomas, challenges Joel on the mats.

Re-airing Of The Pro-tec Pool Party

Posted 05/21/2008

If any of you out there missed the live webcast of the Pro-tec Pool Party on Saturday, May 17th, fear not, for the highlights are being re-broadcast all week! You can also get a recap of all the action for each division including videos, photos and more right here. So check back often, as we're posting stuff all week... We know you can't get enough!

2008 ProTec Pool Party / Pro division wrap-up

Posted 05/21/2008

If you were expecting anything less than all out war, your expectations just got blown away...

2008 ProTec Pool Party / Masters' division wrap-up

Posted 05/19/2008

Older, but hardly old...

2008 ProTec Pool Party / Ladies' division wrap-up

Posted 05/19/2008

The ladies, the ladies...

Wolle Nyvelt Interview

Posted 05/19/2008

Find out what's next with Vans Snow Team rider, Wolle Nyvelt. He talks it up with Transworld Snowboarding about traveling, his big win as the Transworld 2008 Rider of the Year and upcoming film part.

Summer Skate Camp 2008

Posted 05/19/2008

Fine tune your skateboarding skills this summer by signing up for a week of skatecamp at Vans Skatepark. Both parks in Orange, CA and Orlando, FL will be holding Summer Skatecamp sessions all summer long.

OFFICIAL RESULTS / PROTEC POOL PARTY 2008

Posted 05/18/2008

Here are your final results, in the order they were announced, we have hundreds of photos coming, and a full court press batch of coverage getting ready to drop.

Wiigin' Out!

Posted 05/16/2008

While the snow is melting the awards are piling up for a certain Vans Snow team rider. Andreas Wiig recently won his second straight Exposure-Meter title from Transworld Business! Andreas had a late season surge to blow by a certain flying tomato to take the '07/08 exposure meter title. Vans is unsure if Andreas can get anymore more popular. Then again, there's always ‘American Idol.’

More Pro Highlights

Posted 05/16/2008

Check out more highlights of the Pros who just keep on shredding!

Pro Highlights!

Posted 05/15/2008

Omar Hassan, Josh Sandoval and more Pro's just killed it in the Combi Bowl at last years event. Just imagine what could happen this year...

Landvik Lands Frequency Cover

Posted 05/15/2008

Vans Snow Team rider, Mark Landvik powers through an epic powder slash in Mt. Harris Heliguides, New Zealand and lands the cover of The Snowboarder's Journal, Frequency. Go pick it up today because they only publish four a year!

Pro-tec Pool Party Live Webcast This Saturday!

Posted 05/14/2008

That's right folks, the long awaited Pro-tec Pool Party goes off this Saturday, May 17th! Watch as some of the top skaters in the world, including Bucky Lasek, Rune Glifberg, Bob Burnquist, Omar Hassan, and many others take over the Combi-bowl at the Vans Skatepark in Orange via LIVE Webcast! Also, don't forget to enter the "Watch and Win" sweepstakes where you could be the proud owner of a customized Pro-tec Pool Party Les Paul Jr. Guitar autographed by the winners of the event and passes to the Vans Warped Tour. The contest ends Friday morning, so don't wait- go sign up right now and see if your name is called during Saturday's webcast!

Masters Take Over The Pool

Posted 05/14/2008

Check out the Masters doing what they do best in the Combi Bowl at last years Pro-tec Pool Party

Things are getting hot...

Posted 05/14/2008

Crack lensman MRZ has been documenting the run up to the big show on Saturday, here are a few random grabs for your enjoyment.

Vans Surf Team Pumps It Up

Posted 05/13/2008

Volcom Stone held their Totally Crustaceous Muscle Beach Party Surfing Championships at 54th in Newport over the weekend. The Vans Surf Team had a strong showing (pun totally intended) heading home with a large portion of the $100,000 in prize money. Erica Hosseini took the other "Iron Curlers" (Girls) down by winning her division and Sage Erickson placed 2nd. As for the "Keg Tossers" (Juniors), Andrew Doheny ripped his way to 4th place and "Ratboy," Jason Collins took 3rd in the "Squat Thrusters" (Air) division. Big ups to the Vans Surf crew for pumping it up!

The Block Course Closures for Pro-Tec Pool Party

Posted 05/13/2008

Please be aware of the following closures for The Block at Orange, CA during Pro-Tec Pool Party May 15 - May 18.

Cam White Wins At Red Bull Elevation!

Posted 05/12/2008

The 4th Annual Red Bull Elevation BMX Dirt Jumping Contest went down this weekend in Guadalajara, Mexico, as a kick-off to the 2008 season. Elevation has risen to the top as the most progressive BMX Dirt Jumping contest in the world and this year Vans team riders TJ Ellis and Cam White made it into the finals, with Cam White being crowned champion! Cam White blew everyone away at the end of 2007 with his signature trick; the backflip barspin to tailwhip and he pulled it out at Elevation en route to the podium. Be sure to check out these guys all summer long on the AST Tour. If Cam and TJ are killing it now, this summer should be madness.

Master Highlights

Posted 05/12/2008

Watch as the rest of the masters division is completed in last years Pro-tec Pool Party.

Here we go again...

Posted 05/10/2008

Slightly rambling, yet a brief briefing...

Pro-tec Pool Party Retrospective

Posted 05/09/2008

Since it's inception in 2005- The Pro-tec Pool Party has brought the most rippingest of pool skaters together for one adrenaline-frenzied day of competition. Check out some of the highlights from each year...

Brand New Vans Widget

Posted 05/09/2008

Vans has just released its own branded widget complete with rider videos, team and event news, and the latest happenings in the world of Vans! You can access this from the Vans MySpace profile, on our Media page, or right here, right now. Once you grab the code, anyone can come to your page and "grab it" for themselves and add it to any social networking site they want. What are you waiting for? Go get it!

Highlight #2 From Pro-tec Pool Party

Posted 05/08/2008

Check out the first part of the masters division from last years event!

Vans Skatepark The Block @ Orange Reopens Today!

Posted 05/08/2008

The Block's remodeled street course in Orange, CA is ready for reopen today at 10am! Come out and be one of the first people to ride the entirely new layout. Check out the most recent pictures on The Block's skatepark page.

Pro-tec Pool Party Count Down

Posted 05/07/2008

For your viewing pleasure, Skateboard.com is featuring video highlights from last years Pro-tec Pool Party! They will be posting a new highlight everyday, so check back in and let's start the count down!

Doheny Featured In LA Times

Posted 05/07/2008

As the newest Vans Surf Team rider, Andrew Dohney is the top surfer for his age group in the nation at just 15 years old. The Newport Beach native has won close to 90 NSSA competitions and is already on his second passport. To read more about Andrew, pick up the LA Times at your local newsstands today. Be prepared to hear a lot more about Andrew as this is only the beginning.

Vans "Still Dirty" South East Skate Tour

Posted 05/06/2008

The Vans Skate Team is headed to the East Coast May 10th - 26th! Check back for more updates, photos and more!

Comi-Bowl Practice At The Block

Posted 05/06/2008

The boys were getting their shred on at the Combi-Bowl last week, preparing for this years Pro-tec Pool Party contest at The Block in Orange. Check out the action...

Ryan Villopoto Spotlight

Posted 05/05/2008

Each month Vans will take a deeper look into one of it's team riders or music/artist collaborations complete with photos, videos, editorial and more. Take a look at the first in a series of Vans features with young motocross phenom Ryan Villopoto.

Supercross Finale In Las Vegas This Weekend!

Posted 05/02/2008

If you haven't already, make your reservations, pack a bag, and head out to Las Vegas this weekend for the final round of the 2008 AMA Supercross series... And, of course, a little "Sin City" debauchery to go with it!

Guettler's Insane Backyard

Posted 05/01/2008

In North Carolina there are plenty of warehouses, foam and resi pits, but nothing like Vans BMX'er Ryan Guettler's backyard. After two years in the making, Ryan has finally finished his massive backyard set up complete with ramps and crazy nerf colors, which has left no room for his dog to do his "business!"

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