Nora Vasconcellos Leading As Women Head Into The Finals at VPS China.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Nora Vasconcellos  / Photo Joanne Barratt


Due to weather conditions in Shanghai, China - the decision was made to hold the women's semi-finals today and the finals on Saturday. Originally both parts of comp were slated to be live on Saturday.

Results from Friday's semi-finals  (which took place late Thursday PM if you are based here in the USA)

SKATER                                    SCORE

1. Nora Vasconcellos                   91.47
2. Lizzie Armanto                        84.38
3. Grace Marhoefer                      84.33
4. Jordyn Barratt                          84.19
5. Kisa Nakamura                        83.44
6. Brighton Zeuner                      82.93
7. Yndiara Asp                             82.73
8. Kihana Ogawa                          79.12

9. Bryce Wettstein                        75.22
10. Dora Varella                           73.60
11. Poppy Starr Olsen                   72.31
12. Hanna Zanzi                           69.62
13. Amelia Brodka                       68.58
14. Kody Tamanaha                     68.33



The Vans Park Series World Championships FINALS are taking place LIVE from Shanghai, China on Saturday September 23 and will be broadcast in English, Portuguese, and Mandarin.


If you are in LOS ANGELES you can see it LIVE on FRIDAY, 9/22 at 8:00 PM PDT

NEW YORK - The Women's event will be LIVE for you guys on FRIDAY at 11:00  PM EST

Watch the action go down HERE on RED BULL TV


 All info via The Boardr and Vans Park Series

Lizzie Armanto Profile - Vans Park Series Athlete.




Nice little video on Lizzie Armanto speaking about the Vans Park Series before this weekends World Championship VPS event in China!  Stay tuned!!

Watch The VPS World Championships Live From Shanghai, China!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Brighton Zeuner 2016 VPS World Champion / Photo Acosta via Vans






Rendering of the VPS park in Shanghai, China - image via Vans








Get ready because if you thought that the battle that just went down at Street League was exciting, this comp may prove to be even more intense. 14 female skaters battling it out for the title of VPS World Champion.

Brighton Zeuner took it last year and we know she will be fighting to have it be a repeat again this year, but Hanna Zanzi, Jordyn Barratt, Kisa Nakamura, Lizzie Armanto and Poppy Starr Olsen will be right there deciding on the best strategy to make the finals, and what lines and tricks will ultimately land them on the podium.

But don't count out the rest of the field either, because upsets do happen - we've seen Bryce Wettstein and Nora Vasconcellos surprise us recently at the VPS contest in Huntington Beach with some strong runs that had the rest of the women stepping up their game..

The Vans Park Series World Championships are taking place LIVE from Shanghai, China on Saturday September 23 and will be broadcast in English, Portuguese, and Mandarin.


If you are in LOS ANGELES you can see it LIVE on FRIDAY, 9/22 at 8:00 PM PDT

NEW YORK - The Women's event will be LIVE for you guys on FRIDAY at 11:00  PM EST

Watch the action go down HERE on RED BULL TV


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VANS PARK SERIES 2017 WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD

Watch the action go down LIVE on September 23 on RED BULL TV

Select Pros

Brighton Zeuner
Jordyn Barratt
Kisa Nakamura

Tour Challengers

Nora Vasconcellos
Bryce Wettstein
Kody Tamanaha
Grace Marhoefer
Hanna Zanzi
Lizzie Armanto
Yndiara Asp

Continental Champions

Poppy Starr Olsen (AUS)
Amelia Brodka (POL)
Dora Varella (BRA)
Kihana Ogawa (JPN)



Lacey Baker Wins The Women's 2017 SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championships!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Lacey Baker Wins the Women's 2017 SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championships!



Final Results



The first surprise tonight was when Pro skater Nora Vasconcellos came on the screen as one of the initial commentators for the Women's 2017 SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championships. We think it's great to finally see pro female skaters join the male announcers at these events. Nora knows these girls well and can add commentary that might otherwise be overlooked. So great surprise! Our only comment is we'd like to see MORE women involved and at least one doing commentary from the booth discussing each skaters run!


In round one, Samarria Brevard got things going with a flawless run - starting out with a kick-flip down the big set, Pamela Rosa & Aori Nishimura both fell on their first trick but recovered nicely throughout the rest of their runs.  Mariah Duran also fell on her first trick and later fell a couple more times, but as Chris Cole said - "she has the tricks, she just needs to make them".  Vanessa Torres had a bit of a rough first run with a few falls, but as usual, she had some great style. Alexis Sablone had a fall early on but recovered nicely and ended her run with a smith grind and a board slide right at the buzzer. Leticia Bufoni put together an awesome run and had just one fall towards the end, landing her in 1st place - for the moment. Last but not least, last years winner, Lacey Baker, dropped in and absolutely killed it with a flawless run with some highly technical  tricks and took the lead away from Leticia.

Round two had Lacey and Leticia battling it out - Leticia had a flawless run and matched Lacey's first run score. Lacey fell straight off, but threw done some technical tricks to get her back on track and received a 6.7 which was just .1 higher than Leticia's first run score. Lacey edged back into first place with the slimmest of margins as all the skaters headed into the "Best Trick" section of the comp.

Best Run was the part of the evening that had you on the edge of your seat,  the leader board kept changing and you never knew who was going to end up on podium. Now that's a great contest! Lacey lost her lead and Aori was now in second, Pamela Rosa was battling both of them to stay in the top three.  Lacey then moved from 4th into second - with one run left for each skater. Mariah then moved into 2nd as we moved down to the final 3 skaters. Leticia kept her lead - which was a solid one -  but at the very end Lacey scored an 8.7 to take the lead and win first place!

It was an exciting contest to watch and now Lacey is a 2x SLS Champion with back to back wins!  Huge congrats to Lacey!!


Get A Look At The New SLS Course For Friday's World Championships.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017







The 2017 SLS Super Crown World Championship course has been revealed! The best 8 Women skateboarders will  be competing in the 3rd SLS Women’s Super Crown World Championship on the new course this Friday.

You can but tickets HERE but if you can’t make it to the event,  download the ETN app to watch the LIVE stream FREE only on September 15th.

Watch the women compete LIVE at 5:15 PM PST.