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2014 Vans Pool Party

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Alex Perelson

Photograph By Brian Shamanski

The Vans Pool Party is definitely my favorite contest in the U.S. Each year, there's always a huge turn out, with amazing skating, friends, food and all-around good times. This year, they switched the format up a little bit and separated the masters into masters and legends divisions, along with adding pro finals. The usual suspects like Bucky Lasek (who was not competing), Pedro Barros and Rune Gliberg were not in the top 10, let alone on the podium. Instead, a new group of skaters rallied for the top spot this year. Here, Alex Perelson blasts a lein in the round. -Brian Shamanski