June 17th, 2015

FIELD REPORT: Orlando Skate Park Additions 6.17.15

Here’s a sneak peak of the new obstacles being added to the Orlando Skate Park. The crew is working steady and we’re on schedule for Go Skateboarding Day this upcoming weekend. We hope to catch you out there this will be one not to miss!

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June 15th, 2015

EVENT TRACKER! Charleston, South Carolina Skate Park Meeting

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Coming up June 18th, at 5:30pm we’ll be in Charleston, South Carolina to hear the community’s input on what they’d like to see at their upcoming skate park. If you’re in the surrounding area please join us we’d love to hear what you have to say.

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June 15th, 2015

EVENT TRACKER! Skatelab – Go Skateboarding Day 2015: DC Global Skate Jam

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May 15th, 2015

Backyard Crash!! Bob Burnquist’s Backyard Is One Of a Kind

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We’re stoked to have been given the opportunity awhile back to make this gem a reality. Bob’s on another level…

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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

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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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