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The 2016 Summer Vans Pro Skate Tour ends where it all began for Vans, in the Van Doren Family’s hometown of Boston, Massachusetts for our demo at the Bean Town staple, Orchard Skateshop. Back on November 14th, 2015, after more than a decade of planning, the highly anticipated Lynch Family Skatepark located under the Zakim Bridge opened to unseasonably cold winds. Steve Van Doren promised The City of Boston that as soon as the weather broke he’d send the Vans Skate Team out to break in the park properly. And that’s exactly what they did! The boys laid it down for the New England crowd and stacked more footage for Orchard than any other stop of the tour; a true ender-ender of a demo. Thank you to all who came out and supported the guys at each stop along the way. It was good to hang out with you all. See you on the road again soon.

Watch the full edit with Chima Ferguson, Justin Henry, Tyson Peterson, Corey Glick, Daniel Lutheran, Grady Smith, Shredmaster Keith Hardy, Johnny Layton, Matt Bennett at vans.com/proskatetour

Filmed by Ryan Lovell & Cody Green

“Proud to fly the #TransFlag over Boston City Hall for the 1st time in MA history. It is a sign that everyone is welcome. And we will keep flying this flag until everyone is equal in MA. #TransBillMA

As seen on Boston Mayor Marty Walsh’s Facebook page

HISTORY IN THE MAKING!

Boston Mayor Flies Trans Pride Flag After State Legislature Advances Trans Rights Bill

ICYMI: Earlier this week, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh tweeted a photo of the transgender pride flag flying over Boston’s City Hall for the first time. He said it will “continue to fly until all citizens see equality under Massachusetts law,” a nod to a bill in Massachusetts that would extend nondiscrimination protections for trans people. Well done. (via the Boston Globe)