Words and Photos: Aaron Smith
The Vans Bowl-A-Rama went down in NYC this past weekend and it was nuts. It was amazing to see the top pros and legends skate this bowl like it’s nothing. I don’t normally shoot skating like this but when I do get to experience it in person it’s like watching your first skate video. Everything blows your mind. Having the contest in New York City was the icing on the cake.
Pedro Barros… there’s almost no words that can describe how insane he is. He came through and grabbed another win with more speed, higher airs and less pads than anyone else. If you can, you need to go watch this guy skate in person. You’ll agree with me after. Here’s some photos of the Pro division contest.
1st: Pedro Barros
2nd: Alex Sorgente
3rd: Ben Hatchell
1st: Lance Mountain
2nd: Steve Caballero
3rd: Eddie Elguera
4th: Christian Hosoi
NYC local hero (forgot him name). The crowed loved him!
Alex Perelson didn’t land this huge ollie to fakie but I’m putting it in anyways because just trying that is insane. I’m pretty sure he stuck it though.
Pedro Barros blasting beyond my frame.
Pedro Barros. Photo nerd side note: Shooting at 1/1000 of a second and catching someone’s flash is pretty insane. I have no idea how that happened.
Joshua Rodriguez. Catching another flash.
Joshua Rodriguez frontside blunt slide.
Pedro Barros winning another contest with ease. The dude kills it!
Thanks so much to Vans for hooking up the flight and hotel in NYC too!
Full video recap and Master Division photos coming tomorrow.