Wednesday, April 29, 2009
5th Annual Vans Pro Tec Pool Party
In short: fuck yes. Having been to this contest before I can only begin to tell you how much of a good time it is. Let me go on record and say I'm a pretty cheap bastard but, for the past few years I've managed to pull together a few California skating expeditions and when i do I plan at least one of them around the Pro Tec pool party.
Now you can say whatever you want about transition skating but go and skate the Combi at the Block. It may be tamer than the original but it's still a wicked fun ride. At all times you are trying to figure out where to go next because there are so many choices. I really dig how the whole thing is big and effortless for hauling ass through your line.
Unfortunately due to the economy, Somalian Pirates, Swine Flu and this thing called "work" I'll be unable to attend. However Fuel TV is coming through strong! Hot on the heels of their Tampa Pro webcast the HD webcast glory will now come to the Pro Tec pool party. What does this mean? Skate in the AM, watch Pro Tec pool party. Have a beer. Fall asleep. Sounds like a nice little Saturday right there Frank the Tank style. All the official info is below.
2009 Pro-tec Pool Party
What – It’s time for the most anticipated bowl contest of the year! Join us for the 5th Annual Pro-tec Pool Party and see 40 top pros, masters and ladies vie for their piece of a $90,000 purse in one of the most unforgiving bowls ever built. Held in a near exact replica of the infamous Upland Combi at the Vans Skatepark in Orange, the 2009 Pool Party is going to turn out some of the best bowl action of the year.
When – Saturday, May 16 from 1 pm to 9 pm (PST)
Where - Vans Skatepark at The Block in Orange, CA
Watch it on the Web! Catch a live HD webcast of the entire event powered by FUEL TV at vans.com/poolparty
Expected Riders Include:
Pros – Rune Glifberg (’05, ’07, ’08 Winner), Omar Hassan (’06 Winner), Bucky Lasek, Bob Burnquist, Benji Galloway, Bruno Passos, Josh Borden, Nolan Munroe, Sergie Ventura, Adam Taylor, Tim Johnson, Morgan Burgess and more.
Masters – Chris Miller (’05-’08 Winner), Steve Caballero, Nicky Guerrero, Eric Nash, Lester Kasai, Ben Schroeder, Buck Smith, Micke Alba, Tony Magnusson, Pat Ngoho, Steve Steadham, Josh Nelson and more.
Girls – Mimi Knoop (’08 Winner), Cara-Beth Burnside (’05-’07 Winner), Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins, Allysha Bergado, Julie Kindstrand, Holly Lyons, Heidi Fitzgerald, Cressey Rice, Amelia Brodka, Elise Dabby, Lea Taylor and more.
Judges – Include Steve Olson and Bryce Kanights
Television – Debuts August 10 during Meet & Brotatoes at 8 pm (EST/PST) on FUEL TV, the 24/7 action sports lifestyle network
The Pro-tec Pool Party is made possible by the support of Vans, FUEL TV, Rockstar Energy Drink and Epiphone
For more information on the Pro-tec Pool Party including past contest photos and videos and pre-event coverage, please visit:
Posted by Jonny at Wednesday, April 29, 2009