Vans Pro Skate Park Series at Florianopolis

Posted by Rob Meronek on Sunday, June 12, 2016

Going into the last of four runs in the Finals, newcoming ripper from Italy, Ivan Federico, was far in first place. When it came time for Pedro to put it down in his final run, he nailed it. Ivan had one last chance to improve on his second place, being the last skater in the Finals. An early bail took him out and the hometown hero, Pedro Barros became the winner of the second stop of the season here in Brazil.

Crusing with Holmes early morning.
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All the locals were holding these cups of swampland in the morning, some kind of special tea.
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Pause for a gear check in the broadcast truck.
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The line for a selfie with Holmes runs deep.
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The local skatepark bar.
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We should have brought Porpe to represent America on the court.
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Body at the local flea market.
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The local park.
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Spine ramps are getting hot again.
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Some DIY on harsh ground.
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Food trucks at the foot of the mountains where the skatepark is.
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The ball court is also the soccer field.
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Local craftsman.
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A local goes for it on a crooks out.
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The neighborhood where the skate park is.
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The stands were packed!
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Every morning, we'd wake up to these dudes looking for banana bites on the roof.
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They were Snapchat stars by the end of the trip.
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If you have any Polaroid pictures to develop, just get in the car with Body learning to drive stick shift as he carts us around town.
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P-Stone's BBQ pit after the Contest.
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I had the greatest Acai bowl in the world at that roadside stand.
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Lots of Layback thrown back at the After-Party.
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Ronnie, Daniel, and Ryan catching up on skateboard stories.
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JoeFace, Dylan, and Party Poser Jason.
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Dinner in the streets.
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Venus and the moon over the neighborhood.
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Ryan's the street meat Pied Piper leading the stray dogs out of town.
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Congrats, Pedro! Thanks to Vans for having us help with another stop on this ripping series. See you in Vancouver.
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