2014 Vans Invitational, Vancouver B.C.
The Vans Invitational event at Vancouver's renowned Hastings bowl went off on Saturday and it was surely one for the history books. Skate veteran Rob "Sluggo" Boyce tossed out a backflip in the semi-finals, the newer professionals and ams shredded the bowl and the finals were off the hook. Here, Tom Schaar airs a stalefish on his way to fourth place in the finals.
Backside air en route to sixth place.
One-footed ollie en route to first place.
Alley-oop frontside air and third place in the process went to Brad McClain.
Kickflip stalefish and seventh place for Cody Lockwood.
Handplant spine transfer.
Madonna en route to fifth place.
Frontside ollie en route to second place for Raven Tershy.
Rob "Sluggo" Boyce
You don't see too many backflips in bowl comps these days, but Sluggo changed all that at the Vans Invitational.
Alex Sorgente takes first place, $15,000 and a custom Vans guitar at the Vans Invitational.