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Vans Park Series 2018 Vancouver Leg recap

Pedro Barros takes first place in Canada

The Vans Park Series 2018 Vancouver Leg took place over the weekend, with the Hastings Bowl getting the expected level of outright seeing too. The highlights have hit the web good and fast so, if you weren’t lucky enough to be in Vancouver for the event, you can check out some of the highlights courtesy of Vans below including Pedro Barros’ ridiculous first place run – his second in a row at Hastings.

Photos by Anthony Acosta.




“Higher, faster, stronger, and full of surprises—today’s incredible Vans Park Series men’s professional park terrain skateboarding competition at the iconic Hastings Skatepark in Vancouver, BC unleashed some of the best lines in VPS history. With close score exchanges during the finals by talent from all over the world, Vans Park Series congratulates defending VPS Men’s Pro Tour, Canada winner Pedro Barros (BRA) for the Brazilian native’s back to back Vancouver victory. Barros’ sharp focus delivered massive runs at unstoppable speeds (including a monstrous backside 540 on the hipped spine), achieving the only 90-point run in the Mother Hastings course. Barros celebrates two podium appearances in the 2018 VPS season so far after earning 2nd place at last month’s VPS Pro Tour, Brazil event, with no signs of slowing down.

 

Pedro Barros – Stalefish
2016 VPS Pro Tour, Canada winner Ivan Federico (ITA) makes a comeback onto the VPS podium, utilizing every opportunity to land difficult trick combinations and consistent lines to claim second place. And in a last-minute podium shakedown, rising star Trey Wood (USA) saw glory snatched away by veteran Alex Sorgente (USA), who squeezed into third place during his final run of the contest.
Alex Sorgente – frontside ollie
 
Driving the pressure throughout the event, hungry tour rookies such as semi-finals leader Jagger Eaton (USA) and contest prodigy Keegan Palmer (AUS), left the field shook, bringing a new level of technicality and unpredictability in the race to the VPS World Championships. Next stop, Huntington Beach!
Ivan Federico – Madonna
 
Congratulations to all the podium winners! See below for the full results from the Vans Park Series Men’s Pro Tour, Canada. Visit ETN and VANSPARKSERIES.COM for contest highlights and the full show replay.
 
VPS Pro Tour – Vancouver Results
 
1. Pedro Barros (BRA)
2. Ivan Federico (ITA)
3. Alex Sorgente (USA)
4. Trey Wood (USA)
5. Keegan Palmer (AUS)
6. Murilo Peres (BRA)
7. Karl Berglind (SWE)
8. Jagger Eaton (USA)
 
2018 VPS Tour Challenger Season Rankings
 
Hastings Skatepark remains one of the most demanding skateboarding courses in the world, holding court as one of the original park terrain concepts in North American history. Returning for the third year in a row, the elite pros of the 2018 Vans Park Series Men’s Pro Tour ruled the Hastings Skatepark course once more, with fast, aggressive and colossal runs.”
Keegan Palmer – frontside air

Pedro Barros – frontside air

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