September 29th, 2015

EVENT TRACKER: Crested Butte Bowl Bash Skate Comp & Fundraiser 2015

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Going down Oct/3rd!!! If you’re in the Colorado area make sure to stop by and support a good cause in the name of skateboarding!

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September 29th, 2015

EVENT TRACKER: End Of Summer Bummer Finals – South Park, Colorado

Filmed by Taylor DeHart

End of Summer Bummer in South Park, CO went down last week at the infamous Harold’s Hide Out. Check out the pure chaos and carnage that went down in the finals in the video above. Crew member Joe Storm was in the mix ripping and dodging bodies, a day full of free beer, bbq cooking and ripping skateboarding! Check out the photo recap below courtesy of

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September 24th, 2015

TBT: Lost In Transition – The Fall Of Skate Parks and Rise Of The Backyard Scene Part 2

Featuring clips from the “Lost in Transition” video highlighting the fall of skate parks and the rise of the backyard scene in the Southeast.

Words by Don Hillsman, TK, Thomas Taylor, Kevin Slam and skating by Lenny Byrd, Dave O’Brien, Rob Miller, Don Hillsman, and TK.

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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 22nd, 2015

EVENT TRACKER: Huf X Thrasher Stoops USA Tour – Demo at Northglenn, CO Skatepark

The Huf team stopped by our Northglenn, Colorado park and put on a show for the locals. Check out the photo recap above courtesy of Huf.

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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 17th, 2015

TBT: Lost In Transition – Nostalgic Backyard Pools & Vert Ramps Of The Southeast

Featuring clips from the “Lost in Transition” video highlighting the backyard DIY scene of the Southeast.

Words by Thomas Taylor, Tim Payne, and others, enjoy this look back in time when skateboarding was considered dead and a grassroots group of pioneers held it down for the East Coast.

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September 15th, 2015

FIELD REPORT: This Week’s Progress in Pueblo, Colorado 9.15.15

The progress gets better and better every week! Check out that killer bump to bar set up!! Yet another multi functional obstacle that offers an array of possibilities. Currently frothing over this set up, our design and construction team has been steadily crushing it! This project is really coming together and completion is not too far off. Stay tuned for more details on the project’s completion and future plans for it’s grand opening! Make sure to check back regularly to stay informed with possible projects going down in your area! 

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September 15th, 2015

EVENT TRACKER: Volcom’s Wild In The Parks – Williams Farm Skate Park, Virginia

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Stop 8 of the Volcom “Wild In The Parks” contest series took place at our Williams Farm, Virginia Skate Park. This is the second Team Pain park of the series and it looked like a really good time! Tons of ripping, shout out to all the winners!!


14 & Under Division:
1st: Pete Simpson
2nd: Diver Miyazato
3rd: Josh Gravely
4th: Skyler Sarvis
5th: Ronan Livingston
6th: Drake Davidson
7th: Carter Clay

15 – 21 Division:
1st: Dalton Newbury
2nd: Adrian Green
3rd: Vinnie Abijaoudi
4th: Dan Robbins
5th: Andreas Alvarez
6th: Mason Mcintosh
7th: Jeshua Bernath

Open/AM Division:
1st: Nathan George – $250
2nd: Hugo Flores – $150
3rd: Marky Clements – $100
4th: Evan Breder
5th: Tremond Allen
6th: Eddie Hays
7th: Nick Sileu

Caswell’s Choice – presented by The Skateboard Mag: 
Caswell Berry will award his favorite competitor from each stop of the 2015 Wild in the Parks tour to jump in the van with the Volcom team and shoot a photo to be featured in The Skateboard Mag with the footage to be featured on The Berrics!
Stop #8 winner: Hugo Flores

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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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