April 23rd, 2015

EVENT TRACKER! Recap Of the Florida Bowl Riders Cup 2015 at Kona Skatepark

Filmed/Edited by Gio Fournier

Florida Bowl Riders 2015 at Kona Skate Park went off this year, Chris Russell, Dalton Dern, Kevin Kowalski and more went head to head in the Pro division laying waste to any and all pool block in their paths. Check this recap of this year’s Florida Bowl Riders, we’re looking forward to 2016!

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April 20th, 2015

Event Tracker! Florida Bowl Riders Cup 2015 / Skateboard Hall Of Fame at Kona Skate Park

Florida Bowl Riders Cup 2015 is a wrap and this year was another epic one! Some of the best bowl riders in the world came out for this one and completely terrorized the legendary Team Pain built bowl at Kona Skate Park. It was a weekend of gnarly skateboarding, camp ground shenanigans, and rubbing elbows with the 2015 Skateboard Hall of Fame inductees Bobby Clay, Mark Buncy, Shawn Jackson , Jodi McDonald, Mike Cox, Micheal Daly, and Lonny Reiter. Stay tuned and make sure to check back for our exclusive video coverage of the event!

Photos by Chris Capo

Bowlriders Cup 2015

Official Results

 Pro
1.    Chris Russell
2.    Kevin Kowalski
3.    Collin Graham
4.    Pedro Delfino
5.    Nick Peterson
6.    Ben Johnson
7.    Dalton Dern
8.    Trevor Brice
9.    Zach Cusano
10.    Kevin Reynolds
11.    Drew Hoffman
12.    Steven Pineiro
13.    Jacob Welch

Open Am

1.    Jack Winburn
2.    Nick Wallace
3.    Eli Reams
4.    Zach Castillo
5.    Dante Tonella
6.    Brennan Campbell
7.    Kollin Schlaney
8.    Gavin Rosenberg
9.    Damian Lynch

Master 40 & Up
1.    Todd Johnson
2.    Jimmy “The Greek” Marcus
3.    Tony Walsh
4.    Steve Workman
5.    Brett Turner
6.    Mike Rogers
7.    Rich Payne

Boys 14 & Under
1.    Tyson Zane
2.    Jake Yanko
3.    Connor Lerian
4.    Nathan Midgett
5.    Sam Ogden
6.    Mason Rousseau
7.    Tonan Livingston
8.    Xaviar Shwarz
9.    Peyton Watts
10.    Early Boggs
11.    Josh Derikson

Women
1.    Autumn just
2.    Grace Marhuefer
3.    Jodi McDonald
4.    Nicole Noller
5.    lauren Canoura
6.    Poe Pinson
7.    Emily Headson

Grand Masters 50 & Up
1.    Paul Gierow
2.    Mark Buncy
3.    Mark Eddings
4.    Scott Hughston
5.    Mike Daley
6.    Dan “Booger” Brown

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April 14th, 2015

Helping People with Cancer Through Skateboarding : The Grind for Life Series at New Smyrna Skate Park Hosted by The Boardr

The Grind For Life organization provides financial assistance to cancer patients and their families when traveling long distances to doctors and hospitals. They also educate and inspire these patients and families concerning cancer survival and recovery.

They’ve partnered up with The Boardr who host  the Grind for Life Series. These events are fun, full of killer skateboarding, and help raise awareness for a good cause. Next one’s coming up June 13th in Fort Lauderdale, FL. will we catch you out there? Check out the brief recap below.

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April 13th, 2015

Powhatan Virginia Skate Park Meeting

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The City of Powhatan Virginia is asking local skaters to come and meet with Team Pain Representatives to discuss the current conditions and flow of the skate park. To discuss what they like or don’t like about the park in preparation of future repairs and/or improvements towards the skate park. It is critical for the local skaters to come and share their experience with Team Pain so that the city can make future improvements.

We are blessed to have been chosen to communicate directly with the park users and our intent is to fully listen to the community and derive recommendations for future improvements. So if you are in the area, on May 5th, please try and attend.

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March 29th, 2015

Event Tracker: Grind For Life – New Smyrna Skate Park

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Coming up April 11th at NSB Skate Park presented by Grind For Life, Inc. and in association with The Boardr .Skateboarders of all ages/skills will be meeting in New Smyrna, Florida to battle it out for top honors. All proceeds of the event go to the Grind for Life organization that assists cancer patients with travel expenses.

 

 

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March 27th, 2015

Exclusive Interview with Jake “Poptart” Welch, The Winner Of The 2015 Converse Concrete Jam

Winner's circle, Jake taking home the cash and shutting down the Converse Concrete Jam.

Winner’s circle, Jake taking home the cash and shutting down the Converse Concrete Jam.

 Quick 11 with Jake “Poptart” Welch

Q: What’s new in the world of Poptart? What ya up to these days?

A: Not too much new. I’ve just been hanging out. Trying to shred everyday, working at Catalyst skate shop and working on finishing up my welding school.  Just trying to have fun and get shit done.

Q: You just recently won the Converse Concrete Jam at Tampa Pro 2015 right?

A: Yeah. Not sure how, but I was told I did.
Q: You’re also a local of Florida, out of Casselberry correct ?
A: Yup yup born and raised.
Q: What was it like skating against skaters of that level and winning the cash?
A: It’s was a pretty good time. They let a few other dudes in too like Tyler Coffman, Drew Hoffman, and Miles Rodrick. So it was just like a fun sesh with the boys, but a really heated one. Fun and intense. Everyone just feeding off each others stoke.
Q: Who are your current sponsors, influences, biggest contributors ?
A: I ride for a few companies all ran by rad dudes. Demon Seed Skateboards, Gullwing Truck co, Vendetta Grip, Lakai (flow), USS Catalyst, Team Pain, and Domain Premium  Apparel. My biggest influences are anyone who is an awesome person and is down to shred.  Oh and my mom and dad they kick ass.
Q: Now that we’re through with the introduction, what did you think of the course? How was the flow and was it difficult finding lines? Any hidden lines or features you prefered most?
 A:  Both are super sick. The indoor has all the essential obstacles for a good street course with some fun ones like the banked quarter and fun willies all around. And it all flows together well too. The outdoor is rad also. Just something fun with a hint of gnar. Nothing’s too big or hard, anyone can ride. It’s smooth and flows well but almost has little a DIY style to it. It’s cool that it has something different like a doorway and some loud zippy brick coping. Fun and different makes for a good park. Not hard to find lines and there were definitely some hidden ones, but you have to find those on you’re own.
Q: It’s rad to see someone use a feature of the course most people wouldn’t even consider. You literally bashed the roof of SPoT and dropped a solid 6 or 7 feet back into the concrete transition below. What’s the motivation for such a burly decision? The money? The crowd? The props? The self gratification?
A: Mainly just wanting to do something different that I haven’t done or anyone else has done. I was looking for something like that during Tampa am. Tried to just bash off the side wall and didn’t have much luck. Then “The Greek” told me to try and hit the roof. Not sure if he was kidding or not, but I went for it. It was hard to figure it out, but when you try something like that and get close even once there is no backing out. Especially with all those folks and Jimmy yelling and motivating.
Q: Is there anything you wish you could add or take away from the concrete course that would make it better? or is it perfect the way it is?
A: Nothing really, it’s got a good selection. All I could ask for and more!
Q: What did ya think of  this year’s indoor street course? Was is it still slicker than an ice rink?
A: I didn’t roll in it much during the Pro weekend. It’s usually a little slick, but I know they really maintain it around these times.
Q: One final question, who makes the best skateparks in the business!?
A: Obviously Team Pain. They flow, they’re fun, smooth and they’re always keeping it fresh. Those are essential ingredients for a good park.
Q: Thank you for your time Jake, keep slaying it you got a wicked bright future ahead of you.
A: No problem and thank you!

 

 

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March 24th, 2015

Tampa Pro 2015: Courtyard Party with Live Performances by Destructonomicon/Psycho 78 and Patman & Robin

For the first time in the history of Skate Park of Tampa this year’s after party took place in the newly Team Pain constructed courtyard. “Pros” and “Joes” alike put on an epic show this past weekend during the Tampa Pro 2015: “Converse Concrete Jam”. Amongst the immense crowds, killer tunes raged, as live performances by Destructonomicon/Psycho 78 and “Patman and Robin” entertained the crowds rallying a lively mosh pit, exciting the young and old alike embracing the true nature of skateboard culture.

With our latest additions, including the reconstruction of SPoT’s indoor street course and the heavily skated courtyard which features an array of concrete transitions, a key hole, and a few pump humps that make gaining speed an easy task. Skaters truly have the chance to showcase their skills on all terrains. We’re stoked to hear all the positive feed back from the participants involved and to have had the opportunity to make all this a reality. Check out the photos below courtesy of Skate Park of Tampa .

 

 

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March 23rd, 2015

Tampa Pro 2015 – Indoor Course

Tampa Pro is one of the biggest professional contests in the business and we’ve been designing and constructing their courses for the past decade. It’s an occasion to witness an unbelievable level of skateboarding and a meeting ground for professional skateboarders all over the world to showcase their abilities and compete to be the Tampa Pro champion taking home the $20,000 in cash and earning the coveted title.

This year was one to remember, Luan Oliveira took 1st place beating out a heavy hitting group of finalists, which included crowd favorites such as Shane O’neill, Ishod Wair, and Nyjah Huston.  During the Independent Best Trick, Ryan Decenzo took 1st place followed by Florida native Timmy Knuth placing 2nd , and Kelvin Hoefler taking the bronze at 3rd place. It’s challenging to describe in detail all the epicness that went down throughout the weekend so luckily we have the benefit of these epic photos below courtesy of Skatepark of Tampa .

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February 24th, 2015

Grind for Life Series Presented by Adidas at Lakeland

The Grind for Life Series is a traveling contest circuit for charity that travels all over the United States throwing skateboard events to help those with cancer, all the proceeds generated go to helping those with cancer.The Lakeland stop was a pretty fun one overall. Skaters, young and old alike competed against each other on a beautiful sunny day in Lakeland, Florida. The Boardr boys were there as hosts and never fail to host amazing and entertaining skateboard events. These events are run professionally and really have an emphasis on fun! There’s nothing better than having some fun on your board, winning some prizes, and helping an honorable cause! Check out these sick shots courtesy of The Boardr.com

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January 18th, 2015

First Ever, Cocoa Beach Open 2015!

This was a first for Cocoa Beach Skate Park here in Florida. It took place in the bowl and flow course area and some of the top local Amateurs and Masters, including  “Jimmy The Greek”  and Buck Smith to name a few, competed against each other in their respected divisions to take home some cash! The $5,000 purse even enticed some out of state competitors to join the mix! There was also a live broadcast of the event on cocoabeachskatepark.com that ran live the entire time of the event. We talked with Scooter Newell, the man behind the entire event and ensured us they’re looking to make this an annual event out in Cocoa Beach! If you didn’t have a chance to go to this killer event in person, rest assured you’ll have your chance in 2016. For now, check out the photos and video recap below to find out who took home the cash and claimed the title of  2015 Cocoa Beach Open winner!









 

 

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