Recap: Vans Park Series Global Qualifiers at Brazil

Posted by Rob Meronek on Sunday, June 3, 2018

Congrats Sakura Yosozumi and Tom Schaar on winning Womens and Mens divisions at the first Global Qualifiers stop of 2018. Sakura wrapped up her winning run with a backside noseblunt revert while Tom capped his with a big spin backside lipslide in the deep end. The level of skating from everyone bumped up yet another notch. Check out a few Acosta photos and some of our own sprinkled in below. Find out how the entire Vans Park Series works and how you can follow the path to the World Championships in Shanghai at TheBoardr.com/Vans.

Sakura on a backside air in the deep end.
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Tom pulling back that stale fish.
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Congrats Tom, Pedro, and Tristan.
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Pedro's powerful 540.
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Brighton on a back blunt.
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Tristan on an Indy air.
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Congrats Sakura, Yndiara, and Brighton
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Yndiara with the slob fastplant.
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Ana Julia is in the Yndi fan club.
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Tom Schaar on deck.
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Pedro on a stale fish in the deep end.
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Amelia on a frontside disaster.
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Tech jumble behind the scenes.
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Dylan with a shot of concentration for the day.
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Felipe Caltabiano warming up for the Prelims.
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All the Vans Park Series Global Qualifiers stops are live on ETN.
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Poppy just turned 18 over the weekend. We've seen the pattern 100 times over the last 20 years of traveling. Parents along on every trip, then suddenly we see the parents like once a year. Welcome to adulthood, Poppy. Keep your parents coming on your trips! Here's a feeble in the corner.
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Lizzie about to yank in the tail from this smith grind.
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With Tim not able to make it at this stop, it became open mic night. Ryan stepped up.
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Sakura coming in on a noseblunt while Acosta logs a much better photo.
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Nora warming up in early practice.
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There's a mini-ramp in the village at the contest.
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Poppy is a lens crafter.
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Sao Paulo and Vancouver are both battling for 1st in the Best Crowd Ever department.
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An entire temporary office complex for people who run the event.
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Jerry Badders gatekeeping.
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Fernando Tesch running things.
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Vern sticking to the approved sounds for the broadcast.
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Right before we go to live broadcasting, The Boardr Live hands off data to a new system that runs everything from scoring to animated graphics to stats and other tech stuff. The entire VPS staff used it for the first time this weekend. I call it the WOPR.
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Views from Dylan's cell phone: the calm way before the storm.
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Views from Dylan's cell phone: a ripping local meal thanks to the local homie Davison.
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Views from Dylan's cell phone: the best acai bowls.
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Views from Dylan's cell phone: street art.
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Views from Dylan's cell phone: spot check. Recognize it?
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Views from Dylan's cell phone: spot check. Recognize it?
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Views from Dylan's cell phone: The Boardr Room!
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Views from Dylan's cell phone: this is the part of the crowd that couldn't get into the stands.
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Views from Dylan's cell phone: hotel views.
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Views from Dylan's cell phone: hotel views.
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Views from Dylan's cell phone: there was a gas strike!
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Views from Rob's cell phone: coffee shots at work.
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Views from Rob's cell phone: street food.
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Views from Rob's cell phone: street drink.
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Views from Rob's cell phone: local shop.
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Views from Rob's cell phone: found some kid's math homework at the spot.
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Views from Rob's cell phone: acai and mini-ramp break.
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Views from Rob's cell phone: #BoardrBoys going home classy.
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Perks of Delta One.
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Thanks for everything, Davison!
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6am in the streets before work.
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In the thick of event management.
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