Vans Pool Party Returns to the Combi Bowl Saturday, May 11th

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The 9th Annual Vans Pool Party presented by PRO-TEC and hydrated by vitaminwater returns to the Vans Skatepark in Orange on Saturday, May 11th for another action-packed Combi competition. Bringing the world’s best skateboarders and Combi masters into one pool, this year’s contest offers a talented Open Division led by defending champ, Vans’ own Pedro Barros along with past winners Rune Glifberg and Bucky Lasek. In the Master’s division*, Vans’ legendary Steve Caballero turns up the heat as defending champ, seizing the chance to claim the title two years in a row.

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Spotlight on Pedro Barros

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One can make the argument based on contest winnings that Florianopolis, Brazil’s Pedro Barros is the modern incarnation of Tony Hawk, the most famous skateboarder in all the world. Just as Hawk had taken over the contest circuit in his teens back in the 80s so has the 18-year-old Pedro monopolized bowl contests since the onset of puberty. Urban legend has it that Pedro entered this world on a skateboard and dropped into a vert ramp at one week old. Perhaps that’s pure fabrication but the fact that he’s had every manner of transition in his backyard from minramp to vert ramp to various bowl configurations it’s no stretch of the truth to say he was born to skate and his resume backs up the claim. In recent years he’s won the last seven Bowl-A-Ramas (Wellington, Bondi, NYC), medaled in the last four X-Games Park (3 times in first, once in second) and taken numerous other contests including the last two years of Vans Pool Party; if he keeps this streak up we might have to rename this contest Pedro’s Pool Party. But just as Hawk had Christian Hosoi in the 80s to battle against and help him progress so does Pedro have Rune Glifberg to fight it out for first and second at each and every contest. We have no doubt that next Saturday’s 9th Annual Vans Pool Party will be as heated of dogfight between the two as

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Watch & Win during the Webcast

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What can get better than that? This year we have some pretty rad prizes including; $100 Pro-tec Gift Card, oversized autographed Sk8-Hi shoe signed by all the riders, Steve Caballero Pack including his newly released Cab Lite Vans shoes, his signature Pro-tec helmet, year supply of vitmainwater and... well I have to keep that one as a surprise. All you have to do to win is watch the live webcast and be the first to answer the trivia question. Easy as pie or should I saw an ollie.

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Confirmed Rider List

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Let's get down to business. The list of confirmed Pros and Masters has been announced!

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Vans Pool Party Coming...

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Vans Pool Party presented by PRO-TEC hydrated by vitaminwater has been announced for Saturday, May 11th at the Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA. We know that's the type of news you want to hear. Make sure to write it down in permanent ink on your calendar. This is a private event, but the party will be webcast live for your viewing pleasure. Stay tuned for more information.

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