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    Badlands Anniversary Bash This Saturday

    This Saturday, May 19th, a special Badlands Anniversary Bash presented by Utility Boardshop is geared up to take place at the Upland Skatepark. Skate legends that cut their teeth as teens at the Mt. Baldy pipe, backyard pools, ditches and at the Pipeline Skatepark will be on site to skate and mix it up with skaters of all generations. Head on out there this weekend and be part of the history that matters.

    Good Wood to Benefit Detroit’s RideIt Sculpture Park


    The Good Wood Exhibit, a fundraising art auction which will close in Detroit, Michigan on May 26th, 2012, features 100 skateboards created by a who’s who of artists from the skateboarding world and the contemporary art scenes in Detroit and beyond. 100% of the Good Wood proceeds go directly to fund building of a do-it-yourself style skateboard park in Detroit named RideIt Sculpture Park. Emerica’s Wild in the Streets will be held June 21st, in Detroit, also benefiting RideIt Sculpture Park.

    For complete Good Wood Exhibit information, drop by their site.

    A Lizard Full of Passion

    You have a chance to win Lizard’s new shoe, The Passion. Just do this with your smartphone.
    1. Follow @suprafootwear on instagram.
    2. Tag your photos #thepassion so Lizard can pick his favorite instagrams.
    3. Drop by instalizard.com to see your photos and find out if you’ve won The Passion!

    Boo Johnson For Venture

    Boo Johnson has a video in the mix highlighting Venture’s new Nightrun V-lights. Watch the clip for a chance to win a set of your own Nightrun V-lights turcks.

    SPoT Spring Roll 2012

    Check this DVS/Matix edit featuring Mike Anderson, Torey Pudwill, Daewon Song and Luis Tolentino during the weekend of the SkatePark of Tampa Spring Roll contest.

    Bastien Salabanzi Joins 2012 Street League Line Up

    Amongst fifteen European pros, The EU Selection at the DC Embassy Park has come to an end with Bastien Salabanzi attaining the final roster slot in 2012’s Street League. Bastien will join 23 other top pro skaters in the 2012 Street League DC Pro Tour Fueled by Monster Energy on May 18th – 19th in Kansas City, Mo. The finals will be live on ESPN2 on May 19 at 9PM ET. For more information and the live international webcast visit the Street League site.

    Epicly Later’d: Arto Saari – Part 1

    The first episode with Arto Saari on Epicly Later’d is now online. Have a look as Arto shares his skate roots in Finland to being discovered in the summer of 1998 and a bit more.

    2012 Pro-tec Pool Party Final Results

    Pedro Barros defended his first Pro-tec Pool Party Pro crown to win $28,000 at the Vans Skatepark in Orange, California Saturday night as he again fought off Rune Glifberg in second place and Bucky Lasek who returned to the Pro-tec podium after missing last year with a broken ankle.

    The Masters division took on the look of a Bones Brigade reunion as Steve Caballero returned from recent injury to claim first place and $14,000 ahead of fellow Brigade alums Tony Hawk, the runner-up, Lance Mountain in third and Mike McGill in fourth. It was the first time that those four had competed in the same contest since the early ’90s and Stacy Peralta and George Powell were on hand for the occasion.

    Those who missed the action live can find complete event coverage including in-depth blogging, photos and videos at the Vans website. vans.com/poolparty. Other recaps can be seen over at Thrasher magazine, The Skateboard Mag, Transworld and RIDE Channel.

    Final Results
    1. Steve Caballero
    2. Tony Hawk
    3. Lance Mountain
    4. Mike McGill
    5. Eric Nash
    6. Tony Magnusson
    7. Christian Hosoi
    8. Nicky Guerrero
    9. Chris Miller
    10. Lester Kasai

    1. Pedro Barros
    2. Rune Glifberg
    3. Bucky Lasek
    4. Any Macdonald
    5. Nolan Munroe
    6. Steve Pineiro
    7. Zach Miller
    8. Mike Owen
    9. Austin Poynter
    10. Ben Hatchell