I’m always impressed at how many people they can fit into the Vans Skatepark in Orange, Ca for the Pro-tec pool contest every year.
Bucky Lasek finally took first place after a five year battle for the gold. He ALWAYS ripped at the pro-tec pool party so it’s almost a shock that this is his first time winning the title of Pro-tec pool champ. Of course who else would place 2nd and 3rd but none other than the past years champs Rune Glifberg and Omar Hassan.
Bucky Lasek left with a cool $25,000 in prize money this year and adds to his already growing stack of cash from skateboarding. The masters division was graced with another win by Chris Miller who I almost feel should just compete in the regular pro division with the other hot competition.
The women’s division was won by a new comer Julie Kindstrand, who by the way is only 16 years old. If you weren’t there , don’t worry because you can view the entire contest during a one hour special on Fuel TV’s Meet & Brotatoes show August 10th at 8:00 pm.
Another cool fact I would like to throw in is that unlike many of the obstacles professional compete on, you can actually skate the famous bowl at Vans Orange for yourself. It’s a cool way to really admire what these dudes are doing in the bowl once you see how hard it is to skate for yourself. Respect, for sure!