October 1st, 2015

FIELD REPORT: Pueblo, Colorado Update 10.1.15

Our Pueblo, Colorado project is looking really good. Check out that street plaza goodness! Complete with multiple rails and hubbas of all sizes and various options to say the least. This project will be reaching completion soon, stay tuned for grand opening details to come!!

October 1st, 2015

EVENT TRACKER: The Graveyard Halloween Skate Jam – The Yard 10.31.15

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Mark your calendars this will be one not to miss!!

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September 24th, 2015

Does Having a Properly Built and Well Designed Skate Park Aid in Producing Talent? Interview with Lakeland Local Ripper, Marse “Little” Farmer

Marse “Little” Farmer is a young up and coming ripper out of Florida. He’s constantly producing killer content and has been featured a few times on the very popular, Metro Skateboarding Instagram. Which has well over 500,000 followers and a reputation for featuring minding blowing skaters. Marse goes by the nickname “Little” and for his age he’s a sharp kid with a humble attitude.  “Little” has been skating our Lakeland skate park since it opened back in 2013 and this is where I first met him. He’s skated in numerous grom contests at Skate Park of Tampa and across Florida in previous years placing pretty well in the rankings.

Last week we posed a question, “Does having a properly built and well designed skate park aid in producing talent?”. We wanted to ask this question to Marse, being a local of Lakeland Skate Park himself, so let’s see what he has to say.


Q) What’s up Marse, let’s get some general questions outta the way. How old are you and how long have you been skating?

A) I’m 18 and I’ve been skating for about 11 years now.

Q) Who or what was your biggest influence to start skating?

A) My brothers were definitely a big influence on my skating. Mainly because I use to watch them skate and I thought it was the coolest thing, I’ve been skating ever since. 

Q) Hell yeah that’s killer, where are you from and where do you skate on a regular basis?

A) I’m from Lakeland, Florida and I skate at the Lakeland Skatepark everyday.


Q) So it’s safe to say Lakeland’s your home park, what’s the best thing about skating at Lakeland Skatepark and do you have a favorite obstacle or area that you like to skate most?

A) The best thing about Lakeland Skatepark is that we basically have everything  that you would find in the streets. We also have two really good bowls and my favorite obstacle has to be the bump to big box.

Q) Would you say having a killer park like Lakeland to skate on a regular basis has a positive effect on your ability to progress faster than most?

A) Yeah, I would because Lakeland offers a bunch of different obstacles. It allows me to practice and progress my skating easier than most who don’t have a park or a park that has this many options. 

Q) How many hours a day would you say you spend skating at Lakeland Skatepark?

A)  I would say close to 4 hours a day during the week and longer on the weekends.


Q)Do you work or are you in school?

A) I’m in school, this is my senior year.

Q) Finishing up Senior year that’s a relief huh? Any plans on College or traveling?

A)Yeah, it’s a relief for sure and I don’t know about College yet. But thinking about maybe moving out to California when I graduate. 

Q) Good call, you’ve got the talent. Do you have any sponsors right now?

A) Domain Apparel, Headbuzz Skateboards, and Loser Wheels.

Q) Any goals in skating you’d like to accomplish? Any plans of skating Tampa Am this year?

A) I would like to go Pro one day and I’m trying to skate Tampa Am this year but not sure if I can get in because I haven’t skated in Damn Am yet. 


Q)  We appreciate you taking the time Marse! We definitely recommend skating Damn Am and we wish you luck on your journey. You definitely have a bright future in skateboarding if you stick with it. Any last words or shout outs?

A) I’d like to give a shout out to all the homies at Lakeland Skatepark that I skate with!

Q) One final question, who makes the best skateparks?

A) Team Pain Skateparks

Interview conducted by Nick Murphy

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September 18th, 2015

FIELD REPORT: John Young Park Skate Spot 9.18.15

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It’s wet and muddy but that still doesn’t stop our crew from doing what needs to be done! Check out some of these killer angles brought to us by “Kill Train” aka Tony Wash. This Skate Spot is already shaping up to be a Central Florida gem! Make sure to check back regularly  for more coverage and details on the John Young Park Skate Spot as progress moves forward.

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September 11th, 2015

Lost in Transition: The Untold Southern Story – Charleston Hanger

Recently released video “Lost in Transition” is about the South East’s skate scene back in the hay day of the 1990’s. Team Pain’s very own CEO, Mr. Tim Payne, was the designer and builder of the infamous Charleston Hanger & Atlanta Skatezone which is showcased in the video. Check out the interview and rare footage of Tim skating back in the day!

Make sure to check back regularly for the next video segment from “Lost in Transition” and follow us on facebook !


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September 8th, 2015

FIELD REPORT: Updates at The John Young Park Skate Spot 9.8.15

IMG_20150903_153731788 copyIMG_20150903_153427570IMG_20150905_121630739_HDR IMG_20150905_121643085_HDRThe John Young Park Skate Spot is shaping up to be a Central Florida gem! Check out that taco in the images seen above, producing yet another unique multi-functional obstacle. The steel coping starts from the bottom and runs all the way to the other end. Allowing for high speed slappys up and over, or the obvious ability to skate it like a bank; not to mention the ability to get buck and come off the top and gap to the other side.

We’ve always been about incorporating uniqueness in all of our parks and the John Young Skate Spot is already looking like a great addition to the Central Florida skate scene. Make sure to check back regularly for the most recent news and updates by following us here or via facebook!

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September 2nd, 2015

FIELD REPORT: John Young Park Orlando, FL Skate Spot 9.2.15

The crew has been working hard battling the conditions and trudging through the mud to bring Orange County, Florida it’s latest and very well awaited skate spot. John Young Park Skate Spot will be Orange County’s first concrete municipal skate spot that is completely designed and built by Team Pain and we couldn’t be more excited! It feels good to be giving back to the skate community in our own backyard!! Stay tuned for more updates of the progress at John Young Park and to stay in the loop with what’s going on in your area join our mailing list by clicking the link here or check our website regularly!


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September 1st, 2015

FIRST TUBE! BC Skate Team Visits Our Breckenridge Skatepark in Colorado

Filmed & Edited by Nick Bruso

FIRST TUBE! BC Skate Team visits our Breckenridge Skate Park in Colorado and have a good time casually destroying the place.
Featuring: Andrew Crooks, Jude Pullol, Josh Kern, Quinton Pullol, Tyler Cushat.

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August 27th, 2015

Throw Back Thursday! A Look Back at When It All Started – Team Pain Skate Parks

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1977 Tim Payne’s First Half Pipe

We’re going to take a look back to the very beginning when it all started for Tim Payne and Team Pain Skate Parks. The year was 1977 in South Orlando, Florida. Tim Payne was still in high school when he constructed his first backyard half pipe. (seen in the image above) Tim’s experience at the time was building 1/4 pipes. Having a vision for something more; Tim took things to the next level.

Being limited on supplies and armed with his imagination, tools, and wood working skills, Tim constructed his first backyard half pipe. The ramp had one layer of plywood using a broom stick for coping on one side and a closet dowel on the other; his first half pipe was complete.”We changed the height several times from just vert to one foot of vert. I tried using a jig saw to cut the transitions at first but it was too slow so I used a circular saw and that worked great”, Tim recalls. Being young high school kids with a love for skating and with skateboarding being banned in Central Florida, Tim and his friends took it upon themselves to build their own ramps and obstacles and from there the inspiration spread.

The image below is a half pipe that was constructed by Tim a couple years later in a friend’s backyard. Later the ramp was moved to a ditch in the woods and complete with a platform deck and a roll in feature. Within in a couple years ramps started popping up everywhere in the area.

You could say from there it was history, we hope you enjoyed a brief look back in time to when it all started for Team Pain and we look forward to the future as we continue to do our best to design and construct world class skate parks around the world.

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August 18th, 2015

EVENT TRACKER: Lawnwood Core Jam Presented by Popcorn Skateboards and Future 6



Attention Florida and surrounding states! Coming up on August 29th at our Ft. Pierce Skate Park @future6official and @popcornskateboards are putting up almost $4,000 bucks in cash prizes throughout the day!! Warm ups start at 8am we’ll catch ya out there! See flyer for more details!

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