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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August 14th, 2015

FIELD REPORT: John Young Skate Spot – Orange County Florida

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The John Young Skate SPOT by the Hunters Creek area in Orange County is now in progress. That’s right you heard correctly, Orange County is finally providing it’s youth with a safe place to skate!! We hope to see more of these popping up all over Orange County!

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August 10th, 2015

OH SNAP! Damon Francisco With a Hurricane in The Florida Tropics at Our Monument Skate Park


Photo: @brianrotundaphotos

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August 4th, 2015

EVENT TRACKER: Mehaffey Skate Park Grand Opening in Loveland, Colorado

This past weekend was also the Grand Opening for our Mehaffey Skate Park in Loveland, Colorado. We’re stoked to hear all the positive feed back from the skate community in Loveland and hyped to hear there was a solid turn out throughout the day. Make sure to follow us on  Instagram and Facebook to keep up with all the latest news going in your area!!

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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.


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August 3rd, 2015

OH SNAP! Lee Emslie Layback Stair Carve at Our Breckenridge, Colorado Park



Lee Emslie with a well delivered Layback stair carve the hard way at our Breckenridge, Colorado Park.

Photo: Taylor Dehart

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July 29th, 2015

FIRST TUBE! Team Pain Park Trippin V.2 Jake Sykes, Kyle Parisi, & Craig Clements

For those of you who don’t know what our “First Tube!” segment is all about, we basically pick our favorite videos, either from skate media sites or via web submissions that feature our parks or projects. Check out Jake Sykes, Kyle Parisi, and Craig Clements kill the infamous Maitland Banks here in Florida then casually crush our Lakeland skate park!

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