February 8th, 2012

FL Bowl Riders

Florida Bowl Riders competition kicks off at New Smyrna Skatepark on March 9th! Be there for a day of epic bowl skating, at one of the sickest concrete bowls we have built in all of Florida. It’s a family friendly event that is sure to be a good time. Check their website by clicking here for more details.

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January 25th, 2012

Make It Count @Midtown

Our parks have been getting a ton of coverage already this year in all sorts of media outlets. Element just had one of their “Make It Count” contest stops at Orlando’s Midtown Skatepark, and the event was packed. Check out this edit of all the good times from the day courtesy of Element Skateboards.

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January 25th, 2012

Triple Threat on ESPN

ESPN has a feature up on our contest at Surf Expo by Team Pain crew member James Covington. Check out some sick shots of the highlights from the weekend by clicking here!

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January 20th, 2012

Team Pain’s Triple Threat Contest Results

Last weekend Team Pain and Surf Expo teamed up for what was one of the most fun contests to go down in Surf Expo history. Skateboarders from all corners of the States showed up to try and get a chance at the $3,333.33 we had to give away each day. The event was ran the same way our skateparks are built: “by skateboarders, for skateboarders.” It makes a hell of a difference when you know you are getting judged by your peers instead of someone who thinks they know about skateboarding.

The contest went down like this.. We took 15 people Thursday and 15 people Friday to get paid cash per trick landed (if worthy of cash of course). The top 5 money makers from Thursday and Friday went on to compete in the finals Saturday for one last chance to strike it rich. The top 5 from Thursday were Manny Santiago, Bert Wootton, Shawn Hale, Fletcher Renegar, and Kevin Sikes. The top 5 from Friday were Jon Scianneaux, Paul Hart, Devin Abreu, Blake Carpenter, and Yonnie Cruz. Check this video coverage of all the shredding that went down from Orlando’s local videographer TJ Gaskill.

The top 5 big money winners from the weekend were Paul Hart, Bert Wootton, Jon Scianneaux, Yonnie Cruz, and Manny Santiago.

Big thanks to Surf Expo, Skull Candy, Bones Wheels, and all the skateboarders who came out. We hope everyone had a good time, and that everyone left Surf Expo with their pockets a little fatter. Till next time…

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January 16th, 2012

Vans X Team Pain

As we all know, Vans Skatepark Orlando is permanently closing their doors January 21st. As a tribute to 10 solid years here in Orlando and a gift to keep Orlando’s skate scene thriving, Vans has partnered with us here at Team Pain to donate two concrete skate pieces to the Orlando Skate Park. Check out some 3D renderings of these pieces. The pieces will be installed and ready to skate this week. Be sure to check out the events going on January the 19th and 20th at Vans!

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January 16th, 2012

Surf Expo 2012 Coverage

There were filmers and photographers everywhere this weekend at Team Pain’s “Triple Threat” event at Surf Expo. If you missed out on this great time, we’ve got you covered with photos and video of the incredible skating, neck and neck races, and cringing slams that went down. We had $3,333.33 to give away each day on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, where skaters got paid cash per landed trick. Check out the first edit we found filmed and edited by Riley Payne, and be sure to check back over the next few days as there will definitely be more videos popping up.

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January 11th, 2012

Backyard Paradise

Back in 2009, a young teenage FL ripper named Keith Baldassare(and his Mom) approached us about building some serious concrete transition in his backyard. Some of the Team Pain concrete crew showed up at his house (address will remain private, sorry guys), and built some of the gnarliest transitions in all of Florida. Keith’s backyard has gotten some serious attention from a ton of FL’s heavyweight skateboarders, and recently an article came out in Focus Skate Mag, giving you the rundown of this backyard paradise. We hit up the young Keith Baldassare, and got a little insight on his thoughts about his personal wonderland.

Keith, give us the run down on your backyard..

I dont know what to call it except a death pit. Haha, it’s a bowl built into my block wall fence. Its like six foot with loads of vert.

Who designed it, and who built it?

I designed it, and it was mainly Josh and Tony. Most of the crew was here on the pour days though, and I made some of the pool coping and helped with as much prep work as I could.

What’s your favorite piece of it to skate?

My favorite part is the bank wall, it’s gnarly but not too hard to do tricks on compared to everywhere else.

Who rips it the hardest aside from yourself?

The people that rip it hardest are Matt Call, Mike Barnes, Nick Murphy, Poptart, Tyler Coffman, Joe Storm, a ton of others as well. Too many to name.

Thanks Keith, glad to hear you’re doing well, and that you and your backyard are getting some well deserved coverage!

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January 11th, 2012

Surf Expo Schedule January 12-14

Attention Surf Expo attendees, we have a detailed schedule of this weekend’s events! Check out the schedule below, and you’ll see that we have 3 events a day for 3 days, keeping you on your toes, and putting some cash and prizes in your pockets. Just a friendly reminder, you MUST have a Surf Expo badge with your name on it in order to compete in Thursday, Friday, and Saturday’s events. This is sure to be a killer Surf Expo contest, because it is run by skateboarders, for skateboarders; the Team Pain way!

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January 4th, 2012

Element’s Make It Count: Orlando

This Saturday January 7th, Element’s world wide “Make it Count” contest series is stopping at Orlando’s Midtown Skatepark. Our wood crew did an excellent job on this park, and it has been catching a lot of attention the past year and a half it’s been open. Guest judges Nyjah Huston, Evan Smith, and Levi Brown will be there to determine who will be sent to the finals at Element’s skate camp.

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January 2nd, 2012

SURF EXPO January 2012

Next weekend, January 12th through the 14th, Team Pain once again has joined forces with Surf Expo to put on another epic skate event. This contest has all the right ingredients to be one of the most fun contests to skate all year: a brand new street course, air conditioning while you skate, girls walking around in bikinis, crowd giveaways, real skateboarders running the event, and cash for the winners. Also, this is a reminder that the only way to compete in this contest is if you are registered with Surf Expo. See you there next Thursday to kick it off!

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