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

Our very own Jake " Poptart"  Welch getting a bit of warm up taking this nose grind yank in over the keyhole.

Our very own Jake ” Poptart” Welch getting  warmed up taking this nose grind yank in over the keyhole.

"All Terrain" shredder Nick Wallace with a solid frontside ollie north over the keyhole.

“All Terrain Vehicle”  Nick Wallace with a solid front side ollie north over the keyhole.

Mikey Lovit emphasizing style on this front side tuck knee.

Mikey Lovit emphasizing style on this front side tuck knee.

Alex Sorgente was going big the entire time. Finding lines and gaining speed effortlessly.

Alex Sorgente was going big the entire time. Finding lines and gaining speed effortlessly.

SPoT owner, Brian Schaefer approves of the course throwing down this eggplant to shut down the session.

SPoT owner, Brian Schaefer approves of the course throwing down this eggplant to shut down the session.

Ben Raybourn giving his stamp of approval to the course.

Ben Raybourn giving his stamp of approval to the course.

The gutter bash herd around the world. Jake "Poptart" Welch has been skating our parks for years now. He  seems to have a knack for find features in our courses most would never think of hitting. Jake throws this one down first try for the win and took home a hefty cash prize!

The gutter bash heard around the world. Jake “Poptart” Welch has been skating our parks for years now. He seems to have a knack for finding features in our courses most would never think of hitting. Jake throws this one down first try for the win and taking home a hefty cash prize!

Winner's circle, Jake taking home the cash and shutting down the Converse Concrete Jam.

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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March 23rd, 2015

Tampa Pro 2015 – Indoor Course

Tampa Pro is one of the biggest professional contests in the business and we’ve been designing and constructing their courses for the past decade. It’s an occasion to witness an unbelievable level of skateboarding and a meeting ground for professional skateboarders all over the world to showcase their abilities and compete to be the Tampa Pro champion taking home the $20,000 in cash and earning the coveted title.

This year was one to remember, Luan Oliveira took 1st place beating out a heavy hitting group of finalists, which included crowd favorites such as Shane O’neill, Ishod Wair, and Nyjah Huston.  During the Independent Best Trick, Ryan Decenzo took 1st place followed by Florida native Timmy Knuth placing 2nd , and Kelvin Hoefler taking the bronze at 3rd place. It’s challenging to describe in detail all the epicness that went down throughout the weekend so luckily we have the benefit of these epic photos below courtesy of Skatepark of Tampa .

Grant Taylor coming off the top rope to the transition below.

Grant Taylor coming off the top rope and dropping into the transition below

We're starting to think Brazil is a breeding ground  for skateboard talent, Felipe Gustavo taking this switch back tail up the hubba during his run.

We’re starting to think Brazil is a breeding ground for skateboard talent, Felipe Gustavo taking this switch back tail up the hubba during his run at Tampa Pro.Greyson Fletcher lofting a proper front side ollie.

Greyson Fletcher lofting a proper frontside ollie.

Casually flowing the course and finding lines most wouldn't think of all weekend,  Ishod takes this front side board slide up the rail.

Casually flowing the course and finding lines most wouldn’t think of all weekend, Ishod takes this frontside boardslide up the rail.

Justin Brock with a proper smith grind through the corner.

Justin Brock with a proper smith grind through the corner.

 

Florida native, Chris Kendall with a 360 flip over the pyramid.

Florida native, Chris Kendall with a 360 flip over the pyramid.

 

 Florida native, Timmy Knuth kickflip crooking his way to 2nd place during the Independent Best Trick

Florida native, Timmy Knuth kickflip crooking his way to 2nd place during the Independent Best Trick

Man of the hour casually crushing it in his run to win it all.

Congrats to the top 5 winners of the Independent Best Trick jam. 1st- Ryan Decenzo 2nd – Timmy Knuth 3rd – Kelvin Hoefler 4th – Felipe Gustavo 5th – Tj Rogers

Congrats to the top 5 winners of the Independent Best Trick jam. 1st- Ryan Decenzo 2nd – Timmy Knuth 3rd – Kelvin Hoefler 4th – Felipe Gustavo 5th – Tj Rogers

Congrats to Luan Oliveira, Nyjah Huston, and Kelvin Hoefler for taking top 3 and moving forward to Street League.

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February 13th, 2015

Finally It’s Here! Backyard Crash!

Guess what all are guys are up to when there not working? Their Building up there own communities and creating some Beautiful back yard spots! Where going to release this video next Wednesday. Thank you Taylor Dehart and Coburn Huff for putting this together. T-shirt give away to the best picture of one of our backyard spots being shredded! Need it in by next Wednesday — with Taylor Dehart and Coburn Huff.

February 10th, 2015

T-shirt Giveaway – For Backyard Crash Photo’s

So you may ask, whats a Backyard Crash? Backyard Crash is what takes place when your crews are home or traveling building all kinds the ramps and pools in peoples backyards. So here’s the contest, If you’ve ever been to any of the backyard spots our crews have built send us a picture of you ripping it and well hook up the best one with a grab bag of Shirts and stickers! Send them to info@teampain.com or #teampainskateparks on instgram.

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February 10th, 2015

Spot Build – Skatepark Of Tampa Courtyard

As you know we have been working hard to finish the outdoor courtyard at SPOT. Well its finial finished and the next few days we will be posting pictures of the ripping that will be going down. So here are a few shots of building of the second half of the course. Check back for some more photo’s this week!

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February 10th, 2015

Zephyrhills Grand Opening

What a great day! The Sun was shinning on us and loads of skaters and a great Skatepark made the city very happy indeed.  The Boardr was there and did a great job hosting the event as well as Grind for Life. Thanks to everybody that made this happen and everybody that showed up! Check out these pictures and get to Zephyrhills soon. 5 6127 6 6108 7 6111 8 6112 9 6116 gFL GO action 1 Tito and Jordan 2 Mayor zhills 3 dedication z hills 4 6132 4 Ribbon cutting 5 6124

January 30th, 2015

Zephyrhills News Update

Before the Grand Opening of the Zephyrhills Skate Park tomorrow, we thought we would tempt anyone that’s attending by giving a little Quality Control teaser. Every skate park we build goes through a stringent quality control process during construction by the Team Pain crew to ensure every inch of the park is up to the quality standards inherent of a custom designed and built skate park. This park may not be large but it packs a punch and is a super fun place to skate! Check out these shots and go skate!!

Chad Poore Backside Tailslide

Chad Poore Backside Tailslide

Chris Blake Ollie to Grind

Chris Blake Ollie to Grind

Chris Blake Feeble on the curb

Chris Blake Feeble on the curb

Chris Blake Front Slide Blunt

Chris Blake Front Slide Blunt

Keith Gibb

Keith Gibb

Lake Black

Lake Black

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Chad Poore Smith up the ledge

Chad Poore Smith up the ledge

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January 9th, 2015

Zephyrhills Florida Skatepark

Wow, this year is starting to be a great skateboarding year! Check out our newest creation, the new Zephyrhills Florida Skatepark!

Grand Opening Jan 31st! SAVE THE DATE…

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December 12th, 2014

Skatepark Of Tampa Courtyard

We recently made a phenomenal addition to the courtyard at Skatepark Of Tampa. It was completed just before Tampa AM, and the Nike SB team decided to break it in with a jaw dropping demo. Below is the footage from the demo, and the photos of the exciting DIY style build that we did.
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