Founder and President, Tim Payne has been skateboarding, designing and building skate structures for over 30 years. His professional experience has produced over 200 skate structures, worldwide.
In the early 80s, Tim began building backyard skate ramps throughout the east coast. Skateboard contests were held and word spread to professional skaters of Tim’s creations, which led him to build ramps for the NSA (National Skateboarding Association) tours throughout the U.S. The professional skaters were eager for more of Tim’s ramps. Consequently, Powell-Peralta contacted Tim to build the largest ramp at that time in 1986 for a video production called “The Search for Animal Chin.” Tim along with the professional skaters brainstormed and eventually the half pipe transformed into the creation of the first spine vert ramp. From the famous Animal Chin Ramp to the legendary Chareston Hangar to Woodward Camp to X-Games and everything in between, Tim has renowned for his innovation and contribution to the skateboarding industry. Time recognized the power of collective involvement by an experienced team and as a result formed Team Pain Enterprises, Inc.