For old-timey skaters who tune in Fuel TV's webcast Saturday afternoon and evening, do not adjust your computer monitor. That is not the infamous Upland Combi on your screen. It's just playing the Upland Combi on Fuel TV.
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Top pros, masters and girls vie for a $90,000 purse at the 5th annual Pro-tec Pool Party--Vans and Pro-tec's "most anticipated" bowl contest of the year--"in one of the most unforgiving bowls ever built," a near exact replica of Upland, Ca.'s Combi erected at the Vans Skatepark in the Block at Orange.
The webcast in high definition streams live from 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday.
Standouts in the Pro division include three-time champion Rune Glifberg, 2006 champion Omar Hassan, Bucky Lasek, Bob Burnquist and Benji Galloway. Masters include four-time Pro-tec Masters Champ Chris Miller, Steve Caballero, Lance Mountain, Lester Kasai and Jeff Grosso. The Girls division features defending champion Mimi Knoop, past champ Cara-Beth Burnside and up-and-comer Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins.