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How Cory Nastazio's Living in 2010

Posted 09/30/2010

For being almost impossible to miss for over a decade, Vans BMX Team rider Cory Nastazio has been a top flight pro and one of the most charismatic personalities in BMX. Watch his newest edit put together by the man himself and you will be amazed.

Checkin' in with the Gudauskas Bros.

Posted 09/29/2010

Vans Surf Team riders and Pat, Dane and Tanner Gudauskas have recently updated their blog, The 3 Tree with photos and videos of their latest travels. Where will Pat, Dane and Tanner travel next? It's like trying to find Waldo.

Vans Downtown Showdown: Chosen Obstacles and Expected Riders

Posted 09/28/2010

Get ready to see skateboarding’s top pros and ams vie for their piece of $85,000 as the 6th Annual Vans Downtown Showdown presented by Rockstar Energy Drink invades Paramount Studios’ Back Lot this Saturday, October 2. The top teams in skateboarding including Girl, Zero, Toy Machine, Foundation, Black Label, Blind, Element and Powell Peralta submitted plans for obstacles and Vans has picked the best of the lot. Those that can’t make it to this year’s Showdown can catch a live webcast of the entire event at www.vans.com/showdown, Saturday, October 2 from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Viewers will also have a chance to win up to $10,000 in prizes from Vans and the board companies participating in this year’s contest. More info coming soon!

September Shred Recap and Winners!

Posted 09/28/2010

Wow! Both Vans Skateparks in Orlando, FL and Orange, CA threw down their September Shred Street contest on September 25th, and what a turnout. Each park had a giant handful of shredding and fun was had by all. Some of the skaters went home with cold hard cash and others went home with big sponsor prize packs.

October Skate Clinic

Posted 09/28/2010

Both Vans skateparks will be holding an October skate clinic for skateboarders on Saturday, October 23rd from 8am - 12pm. The clinic is open to street skateboarders from beginner to advanced ages 6 - 16, and cost is just $40 for members and $50 for non-members. Sign up today at your local Vans park because spots are limited!

Vital BMX Game of Bike Coming October 9th

Posted 09/27/2010

Vital BMX has just announced the Vital BMX Game of Bike. They're taking thirty-two of the best riders from around the world and throwing them into a head-to-head in a Game of Bike tournament. This is going down on October 9th at Vans Skatepark in Orange, California. Mark your calendar so you can come check it out in person or watch it live on Vital BMX!

Pat Defeats Slater in Round 1 at ASP Tour Stop

Posted 09/27/2010

Over the weekend, Vans Surf Team rider Pat Gudauskas let the ASP know he deserves to be on tour! He took down #1 ranked Kelly Slater in France round 1. Congrats to Pat and good luck!

California's Mountain High Season Pass Sale

Posted 09/26/2010

Even though summer is coming to an end, the season turns another leaf into snowboarding season! This year, save yourself a few benjamins and go for Mountain High's anytime season pass sale for $299 going on now through October 31st. We'll see you on the mountain!

Last Chance to Win a Trip for Two to NYC for the House of Vans Opening!

Posted 09/25/2010

We’re about to throw a rager. The House of Vans New York is an invite-only exclusive events spot opening its doors for the first time on October 16, 2010 in Brooklyn, New York. We’ve got a skate park. We’ve got super secret musical guests that you won’t want to miss. You’ve got one chance to be there. Enter now, and you plus a guest could end up with 3 nights in a New York hotel, airfare, a $1,000 gift card to the Vans store, and a VIP night of partying your face off with us. Get your entry in now because the contest ends this Wednesday, September 28th.

Announcing: The 2010 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing!

Posted 09/24/2010

Are you stoked? It's almost that time again for more than 200 of the world's best surfers to compete for more than $900,000 in prize money, coveted titles, and ultimate prestige on the North Shore of O'ahu, Hawaii for the 28th annual Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink. The series will crown the 2010 Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) world champions, as well as the men's and women's Vans Triple Crown champions, and individual event champions. All of the action will be webcast live daily online, or to catch the action on the go, fans can download the official Vans Triple Crown of Surfing app - launching Nov. 1 - from the iTunes store and watch the events live on the iPhone and iPad over 3G or WiFi. The series will also be broadcast live on television around Hawaii. Check out dates and more details at Vans Triple Crown of Surfing.

Hana Beaman Shreds on SNOWBOARDER Mag Cover

Posted 09/24/2010

Vans Snow Team Rider Hana Beaman is on the cover of SNOWBOARDER Magazine this month, slashing her way down a huge Alaskan mountainside while two foreboding peaks loom in the background. The October issue features Hana, shot by female photographer on-the-come-up Ashley Barker and is complete with an accessories Buyer’s Guide, America's Next Top Pro Model and so much more. It's definitely worth grabbing a copy on newsstands or downloading a digital version. Congratulations to Hana for all her hard work last season and for nailing the elusive cover shot!

Vans BMX Pro Cameron White Stars in FUEL TV’s Series "Firsthand”

Posted 09/23/2010

As a kid growing up in Australia, Cameron White watched BMX videos and dreamed of meeting his hero, X Games gold medalist TJ Lavin from America. Now a top BMX pro, FUEL TV's “Firsthand” finds out how Cameron deals with living six months in Australia and six months away from family and friends in the US. He must also deal with a major fall that leaves him with the choice of sitting out the season and surgery or pushing through the season wearing a brace. There are decisions for Cam and consequences from those tough decisions. In the end we see him living his dream riding bikes with his childhood hero who is now his best friend and riding partner. Watch this special show airing Sunday, September 26, at 7pm PT, and re-airing several more times during the next month.


New Video from MX Team Rider Jake Weimer

Posted 09/22/2010

Check out this cool new video that Transworld MX put together of Vans Moto athlete Jake Weimer getting back to some riding and training after suffering a back injury three months ago. We're glad to see Weimer back in action and can't wait to see him back in full force! Monster Energy TV: Jake Weimer - Back on the Bike!

September Shred Street Contest Is Coming this Weekend

Posted 09/22/2010

It's that time of the year again! The September Shred Street Skateboard Contest is back at each Vans Skatepark on Saturday, September 25th. This year we have a ton of sponsors and prizes. We will be running with three different divisions (Sponsored, 14+ and 6 - 13) and have cash prizes for first place in Sponsored ($500) and 14+ ($300). Find out more details about the contest and prepare to shred.

Get a Free Track from Matt Costa's New Album and Win Customs!

Posted 09/22/2010

Matt Costa is one of our favorite musicians. The Huntington Beach native releases his third album, Mobile Chateau, today and we think you'll really like it. Stop by participating Vans Retail stores and pick up a limited-release Matt Costa postcard that includes a free track and download and the chance to win a pair of Vans Customs shoes, designed by you.

Weezer to Rock The "Tonight Show" on Wednesday Night

Posted 09/22/2010

Grammy award winning alternative rock heroes Weezer will be performing their hot new single "Memories" live on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on September 15 at 11:35PM/10:35CT in celebration of the their new album, Hurley, which is in stores everywhere tomorrow. Fans can purchase the single "Memories" now on iTunes and stream it along with the entire new album now at MySpace.com/weezer. Weezer recently enlisted the help of longtime friends Johnny Knoxville and the crew from Jackass to shoot a high-energy, rambunctious new video for the first single from Hurley, and the result was a hilarious concoction of bowl shredding skaters and an outrageous, must-see performance by the band and crew. Watch the video!

Alistair Whitton's Then and Now Feature on Vital BMX

Posted 09/21/2010

It doesn't get more pro than Vans BMX Team rider Alistair Whitton. He gives you some insight into how it all began across the pond and getting stoked on fellow countryman Geoff Rowley at an early age in this exclusive interview. Enjoy!

Os Mutantes Tour with Ariel Pink

Posted 09/19/2010

Legendary psychedelic and Tropicalia band Os Mutantes have announced a North American tour co headlining with lo-fi pop wunderkind Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti. Brazilians Os Mutantes have long been regarded as one of the most influential and innovative bands in pop history, revered by a host of musical luminaries including Beck, Devendra Banhart, David Byrne, Of Montral, The Flaming Lips and the late Kurt Cobain. Last year Os Mutantes released Haih or Amortecedor their first album in fifteen years to unanimous critical acclaim. Mojo heralded the record as "A joyful triumph" while The New Yorker said of the record "a superb, politically tinged reunion effort....their new songs remain as bold and fascinating as their old ones."

Win a Trip for Two to NYC for the House of Vans Opening!

Posted 09/17/2010

Vans is building an exclusive arts and events space in Brooklyn that opens on October 16th, and we want you there! Join us for the House of Vans VIP launch party and hang with top Vans athletes and a who's who of NYC movers & shakers, plus see a special performance from a secret artist. Visit Vans' Facebook page at facebook.com/vans to enter for the chance to win transportation to New York, three hotel nights, a $1,000 Vans gift card and a night to remember as our special VIP guest at the Vans party of the year!

Last Chance to Sign Up for the Girls Skate Clinic

Posted 09/17/2010

Both Vans Skateparks in Orange, CA and Orlando, FL are hosting a girls skate clinic this Saturday, September 18th from 8am-12pm. Come learn to skate or sharpen your already stellar skills! The cost is $20 for members and $30 for non-members for girls ages 6-16. See you tomorrow...

Vans Athletes Compete At The Dew Tour This Weekend

Posted 09/17/2010

The fourth stop of this year's Dew Tour lands in Salt Lake City, UT this weekend. Skate and BMX park and vert and BMX dirt is all going down with loads of Vans athletes competing. Make sure you root for Bucky Lasek, Scotty Cranmer, Mark Webb, Pedros Barros, Alex Perelson and Gary Young just to name a few. Watch all the action go down on NBC, USA and MTV2. Good luck guys!

Alva, Cab, Layton and Olson in Oklahoma City on Saturday

Posted 09/16/2010

Big autograph signing coming your way if you live in Oklahoma City! Tony Alva, Steve Caballero, Johnny Layton and Alex Olson will be stopping by at our new store at Penn Square Mall on Saturday, September 18th at 1PM. Come out for autographs, giveaways and more!

The Creepshow Delivers Knockout Album on October 5th

Posted 09/16/2010

Toronto based punk rock n' roll group The Creepshow delivers an uppercut for the win on their forthcoming album, They All Fall Down, which is scheduled for release on October 5 via Hellcat Records. The band will kick off their North American tour in support of the release late this month. Fans can check out the rip-roaring title track from the new album streaming now!

Exclusive: Interview Bad Brains Bassist Darryl Jenifer - Solo Debut Out Oct 26

Posted 09/15/2010

Bad Brains bassist Darryl Jenifer returns to ROIR, home to the Bad Brains' legendary debut album, to release his solo debut. "In Search of Black Judas" blasts off with hardcore riffs and monstrous grooves, delivered with classic Bad Brains fire, fury and the quickness to shift into downtempo reggae passages. It's a heady and intoxicating mix of sounds that continues a quest for innovation and soulful vibes, anchored by Jenifer's rock steady lines. Visit the Darryl Jenifer assets page to stream or download songs, read more about the album, access photos, bios & more...

Bucky Lasek and Chase Hawk Signing at Utah Vans Store Today

Posted 09/15/2010

Meet Vans Skate Team rider Bucky Lasek, Vans BMX Team rider Chase Hawk and more Vans pros at the Fashion Place Vans Store in Murray, UT today, Thursday, September 16th at 6pm. There will be autographs and tons of giveaways. Also, be one of the first 100 people in line and you will receive a limited edition Vans T-shirt!

2010 Vans Downtown Showdown Coming October 2nd

Posted 09/15/2010

Join Vans on Saturday, October 2 to see top pros and ams vie for their piece of $85,000, as the 6th Annual Vans Downtown Showdown presented by Rockstar Energy Drink invades Paramount Studios' Back Lot. With top skateboard companies and their riders submitting design ideas for one of four custom obstacles to be built against the Brooklyn brownstone movie set, the Vans Downtown Showdown is always one of the most unique contests of the year.

Matt Costa and Vans Create Video for Upcoming Album

Posted 09/14/2010

We're always eagerly awaiting Matt Costa's latest music at Vans. Matt grew up in Huntington Beach, CA and if it wasn't for a nasty broken leg, we'd probably be looking out for his latest skate video part. Matt's third album, Mobile Chateau, releases September 21st on Brushfire Records. We think you'll dig the 60s psychedelic feel. Check out a cool video for the track "Drive" that Vans created with Matt.

Omar Hassan Visits FUEL TV on Wednesday

Posted 09/13/2010

FUEL TV continues its week with one of the world's best pool skaters and Vans team rider, Omar Hassan. Tough as nails and certified gnarly, Omar fills us in on what's new in his world and takes us down memory lane with a trip to his old elementary school. Catch him on The Daily Habit airing Wednesday, September 15 at 5pm ET.

Weezer to Rock The "Tonight Show" on Wednesday

Posted 09/13/2010

Grammy award winning alternative rock heroes Weezer will be performing their hot new single "Memories" live on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on September 15 at 11:35PM/10:35CT in celebration of the their new album, Hurley, which is in stores everywhere tomorrow. Fans can purchase the single "Memories" now on iTunes and stream it along with the entire new album now at MySpace.com/weezer. Weezer recently enlisted the help of longtime friends Johnny Knoxville and the crew from Jackass to shoot a high-energy, rambunctious new video for the first single from Hurley, and the result was a hilarious concoction of bowl shredding skaters and an outrageous, must-see performance by the band and crew. Watch the video!

Vans and Slayer Want You To Win Tickets to Their Upcoming Tour

Posted 09/12/2010

Are you dying to see Slayer? We're giving you a chance to see them live on their Jagermeister Tour, going down September 24 - October 21, along with Megadeth and Anthrax! Enter to win tickets for you and a friend to see this amazing trio at one of the tour stops around the US.

Ali Whitton's Banging New Video

Posted 09/11/2010

Vans BMX Team rider Alistair Whitton goes for the gold in this East Coast edit with a mix of street, skatepark, backyard ramp set-ups and features two subrail variations you've probably never seen before. Watch for Vans teammate, Josh Harrington's cameo appearance.

'Now I Remember' Art Show in West Hollywood Starting this Saturday

Posted 09/09/2010

Off the back of the Japanese based exhibition entitled 'Now I Remember', New Image Art, Los Angeles brings this awesome exhibition to the US with never before seen images. "Now I Remember" brings together eight different personalities as they each share their own photos captured with their cell phones. With the widespread use of the cell phone for capturing life's most spontaneous moments, this exhibition provides a glimpse into the daily lives of this colorful cast of characters including Todd Jordan, Kevin "Spanky" Long, Jen "JR" Reynolds, Jerry Hsu, Curtis Buchanan, Tino Razo, Aron Bondaroff, and Neckface.The show opens on September 11th at 7pm, running through October 2nd, 2010.

Vans Girls Style Muse in the Big City

Posted 09/09/2010

We sent our Ultimate Off the Wall Style Muse winner Kateland to NYC to style the Vans Girls Fall Fashion Show and customize some Vans shoes for display at the Teen Vogue Haute Spot! Check out the Vans Girls blog for an inside look at Kateland's NYC experience with Vans and Teen Vogue.

Ali Whitton's Banging New Video

Posted 09/09/2010

Vans BMX Team rider Alistair Whitton goes for the gold in this East Coast edit with a mix of street, skatepark, backyard ramp set-ups and features two subrail variations you've probably never seen before. Watch for Vans teammate, Josh Harrington's cameo appearance.

Vans and Slayer Want You To Win Tickets to Their Upcoming Tour

Posted 09/09/2010

Are you dying to see Slayer? We're giving you a chance to see them live on their Jagermeister Tour, going down September 24 - October 21, along with Megadeth and Anthrax! Enter to win tickets for you and a friend to see this amazing trio at one of the tour stops around the US.

2010 Vans Downtown Showdown Coming October 2

Posted 09/08/2010

Join Vans on Saturday, October 2 to see skateboarding's top pros and ams shred for their chance at $85,000, as the 5th Annual Downtown Showdown Presented by Rockstar Energy Drink invades Paramount Studios' Back Lot. We've invited top skateboard companies and their riders to submit designs for one of four custom obstacles that will be chosen and built as part of the Showdown course. Those that can't make it to this year's contest can catch a live HD webcast of the entire event, powered by FUEL TV. More info on the 2010 Showdown including riders, obstacles and webcast coming soon!

Vans Girls x MadeMe Could Fly You To New York City

Posted 09/08/2010

Win a VIP trip for you and a friend to New York City to attend an exclusive launch party PLUS win a $500 Vans gift card and the complete Vans x MadeMe collection so you can party in style. Mingle with celebrities and designers alike as we celebrate the launch of Vans x MadeMe at the House of Vans in Brooklyn on October 28th. There's more to come soon on this exciting new collab, so be sure to check vans.com/girls on October 6th when we announce the winner and give you a Vans x MadeMe sneak peak. This is going to be one that you don't want to miss - enter now for your chance to WIN!

Omar Hassan Visits Fuel TV

Posted 09/07/2010

FUEL TV continues its week with one of the world's best pool skaters and Vans Skate Team rider, Omar Hassan. Tough as nails and certified gnarly, Omar fills us in on what's new in his world and takes us down memory lane with a trip to his old elementary school. Catch him on The Daily Habit airing Wednesday, September 15 at 5pm ET.

Transworld Catches Up with Andreas Wiig

Posted 09/07/2010

As Transworld Snowboarding puts it, "The Viking Is Back!" Or so they say in their latest interview with the Norwegian ruler, back in action after a season-ending injury cut his winter short last year. After a nasty fall at the X Games, Vans Snow Team rider Andreas Wiig suffered a severe sprained ankle that sidelined him for over five months. But Andreas is healed and healthy and has been spending some time on the snow this summer, preparing for his return to the elite ranks of shred. Read the full interview to get the details on where he's been, where he's going and what's in store for this season. Congratulations to Andreas for a full recovery, we can't wait to see him on the hill again!

Off The Wall Art Gallery Tees

Posted 09/03/2010

In honor of the release of our first book Off the Wall: Stories of Soul from Vans Originals, Vans asked a group of artists with personal connections to our history to provide their own interpretation of the classic Vans Off the Wall icon. This fall we are excited to present a series of tees featuring artwork from several of the pieces, including designs by Michael Sieben, Blaine Fontana, Taka Hayashi, Grime, Greg "Pnut" Galinsky and Eric Elms.

Girls Skate Clinic

Posted 09/03/2010

Its skate clinic time again! If you are a Vans Girl in the 6 - 16 age range and want to learn to skate or sharpen your already stellar skills, then this is for you. We are hosting an all girls skate clinic at the Vans Skateparks in Orange, CA and Orlando, FL on Saturday, September 18th from 8am - 12pm.  The cost is $20 for members or $30 for non-members and both skateparks are taking sign-ups now.

World Television Premiere - "Firsthand: Stephen Murray"

Posted 09/02/2010

In this heartfelt "Firsthand," FUEL TV looks at X Games Gold Medalist Stephen Murray's life after the crash that left him paralyzed from the shoulders down. Take a look at STAY STRONG'S First Annual Dirt Jump Contest, a contest held to support Stephen and other paralyzed athletes. FUEL also dives into Stephen's personal life, meeting his family and learning what it's like to go from a BMX pro to being confined to a wheel chair; his rehabilitation schedule and the mental determination and devotion it takes for someone to overcome the challenges of paralysis. With all that has happened, Stephen still has an incredibly positive perspective on life. You don't want to miss this amazing show, airing multiple times on FUEL TV starting Sunday, September 5th at 5pm PT.

On The Road With Vans BMX Team - Episode 5

Posted 09/02/2010

The Vans BMX Team rolls into Albuquerque and shreds a famous ditch with the mountains in the background. Scotty Cranmer throws down his banger at the end of this video, so make sure your seatbelt is buckled when you see him on top of the Vans tour bus!

Vans Skate Team Featured in New Skateboarder Magazine

Posted 09/02/2010

Skateboarder Magazine captured the Vans Skate Team's Mediterranean vacation to the Greek island of Cyprus in their November issue. Chris Pfanner, Anthony Van Engelen, Alex Olson, Andrew Allen and Keegan Sauder went along for the ride. As a bonus, Andrew Allen cruised down to the mag office in San Clemente to hit the park and shred. Enjoy the video.

Get Out And Do Something Tour in Full Swing

Posted 09/01/2010

The Vans Get Out And Do Something tour stopped by Virginia Beach the other day and just wrapped up the second stop in Newport News, VA yesterday. Next on the schedule, McLean, VA and four cities to follow. Ray Barbee and John Cardiel are having a blast playing music and giving away goodies including Fender guitars, Vans and skateboards. Check out some photos from the road and join them if you are on the East Coast!

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