Van Doren Invitational: Mens Pro Skate Semi-Finals / Finals

Blood, broken bones and plenty of boneless at the final day of skate at the Van Doren Invitational had all that and a bag of chips. 20 of the worlds best bowl riders from the legendary Christian Hosoi to the unknown (not for long) like Willy Lara criss cross crashed their way through the semi’s in order to make it through to the finals. The intensity turned up a few notches in the final heats where Pedro, Raven and Russell were hot on each others tail matching trick for trick on every wall. Crowd favorite Ben Hatchell was on another level reverting out of every grind imaginable across the Red Bull wall and eventually 540′d his way into first place. Joining him on the podium was our own Pedro Barros who claimed second followed closely by “The Muscle” Chris Russell who finished third.

Photos: Michael Burnett & Grant Hatfield

Final Results:

1: Ben Hatchell - 96.56 -  $25,000

2: Pedro Barros - 94.24 - $15,000

3: Chris Russell - 90.31 - $10,000

4: Raven Tershy - 82.98

5: Willy Lara - 79.71

6: Ronnie Sandoval - 77.74

7: Alex Sorgente - 77.60

8: Jack Fardell - 76.20

9: Chris Gregson - 73.83

10: Marlon Silva - 71.02

11: Ben Raybourn - 69.20

12: Curren Caples - 7.76


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New York-based photographer Emily Winiker is the artist in residence at action sports non-profit Stoked, and has been behind the lens of some of our favorite blog shoots (like with NYLON’s Jade Taylor & stylist Heidi Bivens). We fell in love with Emily as soon as we met her, and recently caught up with her to talk her very personal path to photography, farmers and cowboys, and how New York has an Oceanside, too.

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Sunday Comin’ Down - Bea Miller Edition

While we picked her brain for our Selfie Saturday feature, we also got some of Bea Miller’s favorite tunes she listens to when she winds down after a show. These picks were so good we had to make it this week’s Sunday Comin’ Down playlist. 

As always, have a listen and happy chillaxin’ <3 

Photo: Davin Simms via Bea Miller’s Instagram


Vans Warped Tour 2015 | Pierce The Veil

We’ve been buds with Pierce The Veil for several years and it’s so great to see such nice guys getting the huge crowds and fan support that they are out on this year’s Vans Warped Tour. Their live show is full of fun surprises and both old songs that you love as well as new treats. Be sure to check out their set when the tour rolls through your city & listen to a new track The Divine Zero now. 

photos: ashleyosborn