Recap: Vans Pro Skate Park Series at Melbourne

Posted by Rob Meronek on Saturday, April 16, 2016

The first stop of the Vans Pro Skate Park Series at Melbourne was a mindblowing display of park terrain skateboarding as expected. 12 of the 15 invited pros made it to Melbourne, allowing 8 challengers into the Semi-Finals to complete the field of 20.

After the dust settled, Chris Russell proved unstoppable, taking home $20,000 for the win at Melbourne.

In the Seasons Rankings, the top five Challengers after this stop are: Cory Juneau, Tom Schaar, Alex Sorgente, Keegan Palmer, and Brad McClain.

Kalle Berglind on a sky high frontside air.
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Riley on a boneless in.
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Tom on a front feeble in the corner.
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Shirtless American greeting to the locals from Scotty The Body.
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Down the road from the park was a pretty picture spot on the beach. Dylan has a frontside pop shuv over it.
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Body put his shirt back on and 360 flipped it.
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Of course, I had to run the ol' meron grab over it.
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We had some time in the early morning to go street skating downtown. Lots of wallies went down.
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Following Body around is almost as good as a local tour guide.
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It's a beautiful city.
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Quick hops before a very polite boot.
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More wallies.
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Vertical skate stoppers at this crazy spot.
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Pause for a few kickturns.
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360 flip in the center of a water bridge.
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So many Insta moments.
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Another polite boot after a quick snap over the Gold Rail.
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Tourist mission.
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Monster squad.
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Tom, stale.
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The scene in the webcast truck.
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Raven gaps up to smith.
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Pedro on a high up stale in the pocket.
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The Boardr Live scoring tech.
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Chris downs a beer served from the crowd after the win.
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Congrats, Chris! See you in Brazil!
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