VAN DOREN INVITATIONAL 2014: VANCOUVER


The good people at Vans took their Van Doren Invitational series up to Vancouver for the first time and hosted a contest at Hastings Skatepark. I got the invite, and the next thing I knew I was on a plane up to cover all the action for the weekend…

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Took the smallest commuter plane up to Vancouver. It was 12 rows of two on each side and you had to bend over to stand-up pee in the bathroom. Shit was trife…

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Right off the plane in Vancouver forgot how beautiful it is up there…

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Where was it I was you ask…

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Same floor as Neal Hendrix who just happened to be on the cover of the same Slap magazine I had my first photo skating in…

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Straight to the hotel, I was definitely TIRED…

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Next morning I ran into this maniac in the lobby…

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Gots to start the mornings off with that bacon when you’re on that Hyatt Life…

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Then over to Hastings skatepark where the Van Doren Invitational was about to rock Vancouver’s world…

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Vancouver legend, Alex Chalmers on that new Keegan Sauder Blood Wizard wood…

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Speaking of Keegan, yes that New Zealand trip is getting closer and closer. Rumors of an ice cream sponsor are becoming more and more real…

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Saw I Be Borden and the Indy bros…

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Rhino alwasy keeps a tight ship and an extra pack of gum in his camera bag…

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OG BK starts off the coozie wars…

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Lowcard in the house…

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The DAF team looking ready for the river…

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Oh #FUCKYEAH

Coozie_MandyLyn.jpg  Boom, we have a winner! Nice work Mandy-Lyn…

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Always a pleasure JC/GC

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These bros…

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Yeah Omar…

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Rene Rene in this house…

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Time to get busy baked bald head…

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Colin was blasting…

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Blowin’ Grif Dog’s mind…

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Alex Sorgente squeeked by with the win and this VDI guitar and $15,000

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And that’s a wrap…

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One tough Texan…

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Im assuming this is how the streets looked after we left. Skate dates rule…