Tag: Leon Chapdelaine

We could write a very wacky, but standard website post, something like”Chance Swanson and his friends has a blast! filming this video.” and we would probably not be wrong. But instead, we would like to say, something like “Vancouver videos have stood out not only because of the skating but also because of the music selection.” but in the end, whatever we write the end result should be that you press play because this video is really worth your while.

And with a list of skaters like:

Charlie Hodges, Dustin Henry, Tristan Henry, Ty Peterson, Cole Chalifoux, Jiyun Park, Chance Swainson, Breana Geering, Leon Chapdelaine, Tom Robinson, Kyle Nickoshie, Ben Fenton, Ryan Witt, Dylan Fulford, Tavi Gibson, Aleka Lang, Braeley Wong, Simon Richards, David Barbeau, Jo Reigel, Chen Guevara, Tremaine Glasgow, and Amadou Diallo.

You should agree!

You might have noticed that the banners are up, the first test runs are being made and this week it will be decided who will win the Vans Park Series stop in Paris. But first, we would like to share with you one of the best VPS best trick sessions we have ever seen.

As always the skaters went big, the money was flowing as was the beer at the Montréal landmark spot the “BIG O”!

If you don’t know the “O” Watch the Canadian episode of the loveletters if you don’t know about this landmark but either way enjoy this close up and personal view of what went down that day.

After the party is the after-party and after that is probably the hotel lobby but in Montréal we got the after-party on the first day of the contest. “The Big O” is a legendary Canadian skate spot that was host to some serious destruction during this VPS.

Text by Roland Hoogwater.
Photos by Conny Mirbach.

Canada's best kept secret, Leon Chapdelaine lays down the law with an NDB.
Canada’s best kept secret, Leon Chapdelaine lays down the law with an NDB.

You might have seen Jake Wooten blazing through it on our Instagram but trust us when we say many…many more tricks did go down during this wild onslaught in and around the Big O.

Jake is from Tennessee where he mostly skates alone... Which is hard to imagine.
Jake is from Tennessee where he mostly skates alone… Which is hard to imagine.

And before we spoil you with the moving images of the Park Series we figured the stills tell their very own story of what happened at this staple spot.

Check out Part One of our coverage here.

Special thanks go out to Vans for the support.