Check out this weeks progress on our Apex, North Carolina park project! We’re only on day four and couldn’t be more excited to be breaking ground in Apex! Here’s a few construction shots of the bowl! Check back soon for more updates!
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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?
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For the first time in the history of Skate Park of Tampa this year’s after party took place in the newly Team Pain constructed courtyard. “Pros” and “Joes” alike put on an epic show this past weekend during the Tampa Pro 2015: “Converse Concrete Jam”. Amongst the immense crowds, killer tunes raged, as live performances by Destructonomicon/Psycho 78 and “Patman and Robin” entertained the crowds rallying a lively mosh pit, exciting the young and old alike embracing the true nature of skateboard culture.
With our latest additions, including the reconstruction of SPoT’s indoor street course and the heavily skated courtyard which features an array of concrete transitions, a key hole, and a few pump humps that make gaining speed an easy task. Skaters truly have the chance to showcase their skills on all terrains. We’re stoked to hear all the positive feed back from the participants involved and to have had the opportunity to make all this a reality. Check out the photos below courtesy of Skate Park of Tampa .
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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 .
The Grind for Life Series is a traveling contest circuit for charity that travels all over the United States throwing skateboard events to help those with cancer, all the proceeds generated go to helping those with cancer.The Lakeland stop was a pretty fun one overall. Skaters, young and old alike competed against each other on a beautiful sunny day in Lakeland, Florida. The Boardr boys were there as hosts and never fail to host amazing and entertaining skateboard events. These events are run professionally and really have an emphasis on fun! There’s nothing better than having some fun on your board, winning some prizes, and helping an honorable cause! Check out these sick shots courtesy of The Boardr.com
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.
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 email@example.com or #teampainskateparks on instgram.
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!
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.