March 13th, 2013

FIRST TUBE: Bordertown Skate Park

Gershon Mosley and some friends ventured down to Arkansas to shred Boardertown Skate Park, which we recently re-deisgned. Check out this rad video of the session by ZELDER: YouTube Link

February 22nd, 2013

EVENT TRACKER: Midtown Game Of SKATE

This past weekend Midtown Skate Park teamed up with the ”Get A Board” foundation and held a tag team game of SKATE. It was an awesome turn out and not only was it a skate event, they also had raffle for a bunch of product including a flat screen TV and free wings all day long provided by Wing House.

What’s Getaboard? Get A Board or “GAB” is a non-profit organization founded in 2003, created to support the growing number of under privileged youth that have become attracted to action sports. GAB’s mission is to positively impact at-risk youth and to date, has taught over 2,000 at-risk youth the value of hard work, discipline, and a positive self image through action sports. www.getaboard.org

Jeff Wonsong and Kenny Day Battled out 24 other teams and took first place! They won a bunch of free clothes, a pair of shoes and were granted a years subscription to Transworld Magazine!

Jeff Wonsong on left, Kenny Day on right.

The Wing House girls

Raffle prizes

And of course, a product toss to end the day!

More information on www.getaboard.org

Photography by: Midtown Skate Park Owner, Chris Abbot.

February 12th, 2013

Surf Expo 2013

Hard to believe it’s already been a whole month but this is still fresh in our minds! From dogs that can skateboard to girls in bikinis, January’s Surf Expo 2013 had it all! The event included about 2,500 booths of surf, skate, swim, water sports and almost anything else you can think of. Since 1976, the Surf Expo is held twice a year in Orlando, Florida and is designed to help manufacturers and retailers sell their products.

There was an insane amount of talent in the skate event and some tricks went down that don’t even have names! We gave away $2,000 cash throughout the weekend to the best tricks on each obstacle. Special guest Keith Gibbs was judging the various contests all weekend and looking real good out there on the mic. Kevin Perez was kind enough to make a video re-cap of the event, which you can watch below.

Kicking off the weekend with a best trick on the A-Frame, Bert Wootton blasts a huge Allyoop Front-side Flip over the hubba!

Bert Wootton – Allyopp Front-side Flip Photo: Luke McKaye

Friday was a very fun day as well, we had a few races around the park and they got very intense, very quickly. Professional skateboarder, Timmy Knuth was the winner of the Penny board race and took one home as a prize!

Connor Askew on left, Timmy Knuth on right. Photo: Luke McKaye
 

Saturday was the final day of the Expo. We started it with the best trick contest on the Gap to rail, where Fletcher Renegar and Craig Clements took home serious cash for sick tricks. Renegar landed a switch feeble, switch back lip and switch back smith, followed by Clements landing a perfect 360flip Lip Slide! Then we moved on to the quarter pipe where Timmy Knuth landed about 20 tricks within the first 30 minutes. But he wasn’t the only one ripping the quarter pipe; all the locals were killing it, as well as shredders from all over the US!

Looking back at it, this yearʼs event was a great turn out for us and rocked nothing but good times. We’re hyped for the next Surf Expo coming up in September!

Below are a few more photos and a video re-cap of the event, enjoy!

“Beefy” – Skateboarding bulldog Photo: Luke McKaye

Isaiah Rodriguez – Melon overhead to flat Photo: Luke McKaye

Dalton Dern – Smith Kickflip Photo: Luke McKaye

November 28th, 2012

Midtown’s New Mini Ramp.

Here is a look at Team Pain built Midtown Skatepark.  This is Midtown’s newest edition and although there have been numerous videos featuring the new mini ramp there havent been many photos.  There is a good story about how this ramp came to be.  Tim Payne, owner of Team Pain, had this ramp in his back yard for some time.  The Team Pain wood crew came to Tim’s house and uprooted the ramp you see in the picture and transplanted it into Midtown Skatepark.  All of the wood, materials, and work was donated my Tim and the Team Pain wood crew.  We are glad to see the ramp in a good home so all of the local crowd has a mini ramp to shred.  We are also fortunate to have a great local, indoor skatepark.  Check out Midtown Skatepark!

November 27th, 2012

Lil Wayne Talks Skateboarding…

So, in a recent interview with MTV news Lil Wayne talks about his passion for skateboarding and his future plans for his music career.  You may notice that he is sitting in his own private skatepark.  Peep the Team Pain logos around that place… Wonder who a multi platinum artist picks to build his skatepark?

Check out the video by clicking here or clicking the photo above.

November 8th, 2012

FIRST TUBE: Devin Abreu at SPOT

Here is a quickie of Orlando local Devin Abreu.  First tube worthy both because Devin is a shredder but also because it is the first footage we have seen of Team Pain’s new 2013 Skatepark of Tampa street course.  Filmed and edited: Chad Brohard

November 6th, 2012

FIRST TUBE: Nike SB at Epic Skatepark

This first tube comes from Colin Clark Films. P-rod and the Nike SB team hit up Team Pain built Epic Skatepark for some good times.  Here is the description from Colin:

“The Nike team hit up the Epic Skatepark in Sacramento, the largest indoor skate park in Northern California, for a private friends session with Paul Rodriguez, Youness Amrani, Ishod Wair and more a few years ago for the launch of the Omar Salazaar shoe.”

 

November 6th, 2012

FIELD REPORT: Skatepark Of Tampa 2013

The wood crew finished up at Skatepark of Tampa for the 2013 course.  here is a great shot of the new street course!  Photo courtesy of Rob Meronek.

November 1st, 2012

FIELD REPORT: Skatepark Of Tampa 2013 Street Course.

Team Pain’s wood crew has been in Tampa at the legendary Skatepark of Tampa all week.   The boys are tackling the 2013 street course.  Team Pain has headed up the course rebuilds since 1995.  This year has a ton of different elements and really shows the versatility that Team Pain’s wood crew is capable of in the design and construction of a street course. Here are a few photos of the final build day, putting the finishing touches on and cleaning the place up.

The one and only Brian Schaefer approves!

November 1st, 2012

FIRST TUBE: Mitdown Massacre

The 3rd annual Midtown Massacre best trick contest was held on the new mini ramp at Team Pain’s Midtown Skatepark!  Filmed and edited by TJ Gaskill