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Pro-tec Pool Party 2012

Contest Photos

Jeff Grosso
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Lance Mountain
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Tony Hawk
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Barros and Cab Take Titles at Pro-tec Pool Party!

Seventeen-year-old Brazilian Pedro Barros defended his first Pro-tec Pool Party hydrated by vitaminwater Pro crown to win $28,000 at the Vans Skatepark in Orange, California Saturday night as he again fought off Rune Glifberg in second place and Bucky Lasek who returned to the Pro-tec podium after missing last year with a broken wrist.
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Pro-tec Pool Party 2012

SPOT Check at Practice

The SPoT crew are out & about for the contest. Here's a little ditty they whipped up at practice.

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Ben Raybourn & Greyson Fletcher on the Mini

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Tomorrow's Pro-tec Pool Party Field Set after Qualifiers Thursday Night

Qualifiers for the Pro and Masters divisions for tomorrow’s Pro-tec Pool Party hydrated by vitaminwater ran last night to determine which riders would join the pre-seeded competitors in the main event at the Vans Skatepark in Orange. 16 Masters riders battled it out for four spots and 27 Pro riders fought for the final nine spots.

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Mike McGill
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Global Webcast Times

Bad at figuring out time zones? We are, too! This has gotta be close. Watch the webcast with us everywhere.

12:00 Noon Saturday May 12 New York

03:00 p.m. Saturday May 12 Los Angeles

05:00 p.m. Saturday May 12 Mexico City

06:00 p.m. Saturday May 12 Santiago

07:00 p.m. Saturday May 12 Sao Paulo

11:00 p.m. Saturday May 12 London

12:00 Midnight Saturday May 12 Berlin

06:00 a.m. Sunday May 13 Hong Kong

07:00 a.m. Sunday May 13 Tokyo

08:00 a.m. Sunday May 13 Sydney

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Who's Been Practicing?

No photographer has spent as much time behind the lens at the Vans Combi pool than Ray Zimmerman. Enjoy this black & white gallery that Ray has put together featuring a mix of up & comers in Alex Perelson and Josh Rodriguez, elite pros in Bucky Lasek, Omar Hassan and Rune Glifberg and legends Christian Hosoi and Tony Hawk all getting in valuable practice time before the big day this Saturday. Be sure to check out the pic of Eddie "El Gato" Elguera, who in 1979 became of skateboarding's early world champs and is making his first-ever Pro-tec appearance.

Christian Hosoi
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Alex Perelson
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Tony Hawk
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Big Week of Pro-tec Pool Party - Text Alerts and Vote and Win

It's finally the week before the Pro-tec Pool Party hydrated by vitamin water which means big things are happening; riders are getting in the last few days of practice, we're giving you chances to win rad prizes all week with Vote and Win- vote for your favorite tricks from the past years and win a prize pack. There's different trick each day leading up to contest day to vote on. Also, sign up for mobile text alerts and we'll send you a message when your favorite riders are about to skate. Make sure to tune into the live webcast online or on the Vans Live 2.0 app this Saturday, May 12th at 3pm PST. It's sure to be wild!

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Check in with Omar Hassan

The dudes from Orangecounty.com came over to shoot a bit with Omar Hassan, Bucky Lasek, Lance Mountain, Tony Hawk, and a bunch more on monday. You won't see anyone who knows the Combi bowl better than these guys.

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