Tom Schaar

It's Miller Time at the annual 2013 Vans Pool Party contest hosted by the Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA. Michaela Eichenbaum catches up with Masters winner Chris Miller as he reveals a few of his favorite skaters including Pedro Barros, Rune Glifberg and his son, and fellow pro skater, Zach. Chris and some of the world's best pool skaters gathered at the legendary Combi Bowl for a chance to win $115,000 in cash prizes in front of a rowdy, yet knowledgeable, So Cal crowd. Seven-time Masters winner Miller rebounded from a poor showing at the 2012 event to top Steve Caballero in 2nd and Christian Hosoi in 3rd.

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Highlights from the Pro and Masters divisions of the annual Vans Pool Party skate contest held in the legendary Combi Bowl at the Vans Skatepark in Orange, California. Skaters include Bucky Lasek (1st), Pedro Barros (2nd), Rune Glifberg (3rd), and legends and young bucks like Christian Hosoi, Tom Schaar, Steve Caballero and Jeff Grosso.

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Bob Burnquist's attempt at X Games sweep falls short as Sloan wins first gold.
New York City isn't known for creating vert skaters, but the Big Apple produced Elliot Sloan, who won Skateboard Big Air at X Games LA on Thursday. It was the first X Games gold medal for Sloan, whose winning run consisted of a tailgrab 720 over the gap of the MegaRamp and a tailgrab 540 on the quarterpipe. Sloan bested silver-medal winner Tom Schaar and Bob Burnquist, who won bronze. Burnquist was attempting to sweep the Skate Big Air event at all the Global X Games events in 2013, but his switch backside 180 over the gap to Indy 360 on the quarterpipe wasn't enough.

It's easy when you can do 1080s.
In the second episode Full Rotation, 13-year-old skateboarder talks about his first time dropping in on a vert ramp. Bucky Lasek challenged Schaar to do it and the first time he tried, he fell straight to his face. That didn't stop Schaar who eventually had a vert ramp built in his backyard. While Schaar is best known for being the first skater to land a 1080, he is more than a megaramp skater. Schaar is equally skilled on mini ramps, vert ramps, and pools. He can even do a 540 on one of those plastic cruiser skateboards.