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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Vans and WCS: dates for the Amateur Combi Pool Party 2012

Heimana Reynolds. Photo Julian Bleecker from
Vans and WCS: dates for the Amateur Combi Pool Party 2012

It’s that time of the year again, and no, I’m not talking about Xmas but skateboarding… The dates for the 2012 Vans Amateur Combi Pool Party have just been released today. The contest will take place at the Vans skateparrk of oRange (at The Block). Practices will be on Friday January 27, 2012 with the contest on Saturday January 28, 2012.

There will be two divisions: 15 and under and 16 and over. Several skaters are already qualified: Heimana Reynolds(2011 WCS Am Bowl Series Champion) & Alex Sorgente (last year’s Champ under 15) and Austin Poynter (last year’s Champ over 16). There will be a restriction though: any skaters over 18 years of age, that skated a pro contest such as X Games Park , Pro Tec Pool Party, Bondi, Dew Tour, etc. in 2011 will not be included. isTia is glad that this year, the following rules need to be applied by the contestants: Helmets are required, Pads are suggested.

Austin Poynter filming at Vans skatepark with Kyle Ohlson. This air was measured at 9 feet 7 1/2 inches high and he wasn't going for height.
When you know how deep that round pool is, that's really impressive. You need so much power to get that height in a pool...
And "impressed" is a euphemism... I'm stoked...

Like last year, there will be a mini ramp Amateur Final comp going on as well (a separate comp open to invited finalist from the Wrap Tour). The contest is upon invitation only and will not be open to the general public.

The contest will have a prize purse of $5,000 that will be split between the finalists in each division, with the winner in each division taking home $1,000.
Check the link for the 2011 results of the Amateur Combi Pool Party

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posted by Xavier Lannes @ Wednesday, December 07, 2011 

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wanting to make sure I read the post correctly, is the Am Combi Pool Party invite only?? If so how can you go about getting an invite? Thanks!

December 9, 2011 at 2:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, it is invite only. If you want an invitation, you have to contact Vans and/or WCS... :>)

December 9, 2011 at 2:54 PM  

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