August 28th, 2015

EVENT TRACKER: Three Separate Skate Contests at Three Different Team Pain Parks This Weekend!!!

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Three separate skate contests going down at three different Team Pain Parks! Cocoa Beach, FL Skate Park, Ft. Pierce, FL Skate Park , and Breckenridge, CO Skate Park!

Get out there and SKATE!!!

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August 10th, 2015

Crew Member Tony Walsh’s Lake Skateboards Part

 

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Check out crew member, Tony Walsh’s Lake Skateboards part as he crushes his own backyard pool and our NSB Skate Park.

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August 3rd, 2015

EVENT TRACKER: Rodgers Family Skate Plaza Grand Opening in Apex, North Carolina

 

Over this past weekend, we had not one but two Grand Openings happening on the same day! Our Apex project in North Carolina and our Loveland project in Colorado. Today’s Event Tracker will be highlighting the Rodgers Family Skate Plaza in Apex, North Carolina this past Saturday. Check in tomorrow for The Mehaffey Skate  Park Grand Opening out in Loveland, Colorado.

The Rodgers Family Skate Plaza in Apex, North Carolina is ironically the result of an encounter between a local skateboarder and a Apex police officer coming together to create the spark for this killer skate plaza.

About three years ago, Apex Police Captain Jacques Gilbert had a conversation with a local skater, “I told him he couldn’t skate in his own driveway. That frustrated me and it frustrated him. He asked me, ‘Where am I supposed to skate?’ I said I don’t know, but you have to figure it out. When I rode away that didn’t sit well with me. So I drove back to his house and I told him, we’re going to work on this project together” said Gilbert.

Since then many others joined the cause like John Rodgers, owner of Prime Mortgage Lending, he got involved when he was working with the Apex Chamber of Commerce. Saying, “They used to skateboard out there all the time. I thought it would be a great idea to have a place for them,” Rodgers said. “Then somebody else put their idea into motion and got this going for the town.”

The Rodgers Family donated a total of $100,000 of their own money to fund this Skate Plaza! It’s beyond motivating to us here at Team Pain to see such a generous donation from a private entity. Overall, the Grand Opening went great! Apex Board Shop put on a cash prize contest and there was well over a 1,000 people in attendance. We’d like to thank The Rodgers Family, The Town of Apex, Apex Board Shop and all the affiliates who made this project possible. We are beyond stoked on the communities efforts and more cities and towns need to follow in Apex’s foot steps.

Make sure to check back in tomorrow for our Event Tracker on our Loveland, Colorado project.

Source: http://abc11.com/news/new-skate-park-brings-smiles-to-apex-residents/897802/

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July 31st, 2015

EVENT TRACKER: Brain Bucket Bash at Our New Apex, North Carolina Skate Park

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Coming up this Saturday at our brand new Apex, North Carolina Skate Park presented by Apex Board Shop!

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July 28th, 2015

EVENT TRACKER: 6th Annual Camtest/Tuckfest at The Pink Motel Recap Part 2!

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July 17th, 2015

EVENT TRACKER: Volcom Wild In The Parks – Arvada, Colorado Skate Park

Volcom Stone’s Wild In The Parks is a FREE amateur skateboard contest series. This year our Arvada Skate Park in Colorado was stop two of the series back in June. The contest was broken into three separate zones for the contestants. Volcom had their very own Caswell Berry, Alec Majerus, Axel Cruysberghs and Dane Burman give a quick preview of each zone before the contest started, peep the video above.

At the end of the day, Justin Gallegos took the 14 and under division,  Wyatt Milhollan took 15 to 21, and Julian Christianson took the Open/AM division. We’re looking forward to Stop 8 at our Williams Farm Skate Park in Virginia taking place on 9/12/15! For now enjoy the photo recap below.

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July 16th, 2015

A Brief History Of The Camtest/Tuckfest in Honor Of Dave Tuck

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The Camtest/Tuckfest is a nonprofit charity event, in which all the proceeds gained go to the Grind For Life and Strap In For Life charity organizations, to benefit those fighting against cancer. The event is the brainchild of Cam Dowse and it continues to gain recognition and grow larger every year since its humble beginnings. It’s roots go back to the early 2000’s in Boulder, Colorado as a backyard contest at the “Skate Colorado Ramp”. At that time its only goal was to bring the local skate scene together for some summer fun. Since its humble start in Colorado, its grown into what it is now. It’s taken place at several venues throughout the years, including The Humbler, The Pink Motel, The Bad Egg House and even our very own Arvada, Colorado Skate Park.

In Sept of 2011, Dave Tuck a fellow skateboarder and dear friend of Cam Dowse and many of us here at Team Pain, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. In the words of Cam, “Dave’s always been an inspiration and deeply connected in the skateboard world, it’s no doubt the CAMTEST is now a contest in Dave’s honor… and forever it will be.”

The “King of the Snake” Dave Tuck Invitational presented by Red Bull took place at our Arvada, Colorado Skate Park and was a major success back in 2013. With over 6K in cash prizes up for grabs, some of the best skaters from across the nation came out to put on a show, take home some cash, and most importantly celebrate the honor of our good friend Dave Tuck. At the end of the day the top three skaters were, 1st Place – Josh Borden, 2nd Place – Andy MacDonald, 3rd Place – Dalton Dern. Tim Payne awarded the San Pedro crew (Riley, Robbie and Oscar) the Snake Charmer award and some cash for ripping the park to pieces and having a good time while doing so. Check out a few photos of the past event below!

We are really looking forward to this year’s Camtest/Tuckfest at the Pink Motel. Divisions are split up a bit different than your usual contest; it will be based off weight classes. Gates open at 1pm and a $10 donation at the gate is appreciated. This year’s best trick will be over the diving board and as always this will be a fun one where we can all come together with old and new friends alike to celebrate all our lives that are so passionately wrapped around skateboarding; as well as pay our respects to a man who dedicated so much of his own life to skateboarding. Rest in peace Dave, from all of us here at Team Pain. We’re honored to have had the opportunity to know you and we’re beyond stoked to take part in such a great cause, we look forward to many more to come. Thank you Cam for all that you’ve done and all that you continue to do for skateboarding.

 

 

 

 

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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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