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The year in skateboarding, 2012

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Steve Caballero

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With 2012 marking the 20th anniversary of the release of the Vans Half Cab shoe, its namesake, Steve Caballero, was busier than ever keeping the party alive. Vans kicked off the year with the Twenty photo show that took a look at all the recognizable pro skaters who have ridden his shoe. Caballero topped that by winning the Masters Division at the 2012 Vans Pro-Tec Pool Party, releasing a limited pair of Metallica-designed Half Cabs, auctioning off the Twenty photos for the A.skate Foundation and throwing an art show and party at the House of Vans in Brooklyn, N.Y. And did we mention the Bones Brigade documentary?