Vans created an alternate universe of stoke to celebrate Lizzie Armanto’s fantastic new shoe. Friends and fans flocked!
But first … the session
Vans star Curren “C-Cup” Caples, to tail in Garvanza’s big bowl
GT stretches one towards the hip
Thanks for the flash check, Mez
Scraped out, always
His Master’s boardslide
Backside boneless … TO tail
Micro tap, V dangerous on that painted block
One more blast before party time
So many friends we had to do a group shot. We’re back, America!
Press junket perks … just like back in my days as a television star
The swells in the bar
Show dogs out front. This is gonna be good
‘Where ARE you guys?’
Okay, shit. Do we take our acid now?
A wonderland of Lizzie
Greenhouse of Destiny
Who’s in there? Oh, wow, carry on …
My cue to go find the nacho bar
All things Lizzie. When was the last time a verticalist got this kind of treatment? Something very special happening here
The calm …
If you plant a Muska shoe in the Earth it grows a boombox. Fun fact
It’s gonna be just fine
Meanwhile, in the dimly lit bowl
Josh Landau strikes careful first grind. It’s a go!
Cab can skate anything
Kirby of the Sheps, up to lip
Putting those Armantos in motion!
Cab goes Smith. He was there when they invented it
New professional and romper enthusiast, Bryce Wettstein
Stevie, Megan and the Mapstones. When’s the last time you had a nice glass of wine on a mini?
Legend of the lip ––Amy Caron!
Then France’s Vincent Matheron went to work
Last month’s cover boy Krazy Frankie, double exposure to tail
Look at that board!
Signature men––Cab and Rozo
Cedric Pabich went highest
Or maybe this kid
Scramblero Fantastico Jhancarlos Gonzalez!
Mami made it!
Minna Stess, testing out a wicked front D
Ruby Lilley was there … tearing it up
Wicked pick. She got it
Rowan, through the humps, around the corner and off the edge
This is not Vietnam, there are rules. I mean, express yourself!
The rumbling of rock draws me away from the ramp action
AHA! Surfbort, already going full blast!
Socks ––rocked off
And now … the people! EVERYONE was there! Arin, Poppy, Cata, Maddy and Reece. Like, everybody!
K Walks and crew, always smilin’
Ran into Zion and friends by the toadstool. Tight
Bryce and filmmaker Josue Sanchez
Bring your poodle … if you got one
Ryan Lee and Tin, my behind-the-scenes friends
Cierra, Dylan and Dandy. Like peas and carrots
Caught back up with the woman of the hour
Getting all horticultural with Z
He can pull off anything!
Are you guys a band? Todd, Mami, Ryan and Cookie Colbourn
Here we go … artist Linnea Bullion, in her element
Aussies! Aussies! Aussies!
And then Ozzy … with legends Desiree Astorga and Tony Alva. Wow!
My bros from the streets!
Dressed for the elements, in style
Andrew James Peters, Kathy Miranda and Ronnie Sandoval. Couple of y’all could use a middle name
Stoners’ night …
I would swing by every so often and just laugh with these guys
Wolftrap Road’s Reese Salken and a friend
Pat and Amy of Toxic Skates fame. Lotta Moose Menditto fans out there, jus’ sayin’
At least two of these people are professional models, so I found out I may have taken the first photo wrong
Not sure if I did this one right either, but y’all look great to me!
Adam Mills and Trevor Cushing, KOTR survivors. Thank you for your service
Next up: Peach Tree Rascals
A smoother flavor of hip hop
I hear it’s the most popular style of music, besides that robot shit
Ron and Omar, for life
Curren and Jamie, also equally for life
If you have a few minutes, one of these people would like to sell you a condo
Back at ya!
The Albas ––Jesse, Riley and Shleppo
Gary, my friend from work, with another friend
‘Wait. Get one more …”
Believe or not, the log hubba was actually skated quite a bit (not shown)
More wafflers, Grant and Justin
The K. Seidlers
When you take the group photo …
But then more people show up so you take a slightly different variation of one. Regardless, nice talking to everybody!
More prop comedy from Linnea, with Dwindle’s Desiree Moore
Reliable road dogs. Thanks, boys!
Jake and his lady, tunnel of love
Dane, right before he took Ant and Axel back to the future
I think Nelly might have stolen my photo face for this one
Chad, Jer and the night is still YOUNG!
Yep, might be time to start turning on the lights
“Can I keep this? I’m gonna keep this.” ––B. Domond
An amazing shoe and a super fun night
Congrats, Lizzie! Thanks, everybody! Felt good to be out