Posted by Rob, Saturday, May 18, 2013 9:36 AM
Andrew Reynolds is in town for today's grand opening at Lakeland Skatepark. Last night he stopped by Skatepark of Tampa with his daughter Stella.
Posted by Rob, Friday, May 17, 2013 12:54 PM
Way back in 2007 was when we first met Kyle Walker at Damn Am Costa Mesa, his first one. He turned heads and made it to the Finals there and has been killing it ever since. For the next few years, we saw him with his supportive parents everywhere from the Tranquility rail to Kyle coming back to win Damn Am Costa Mesa in 2010 and again the following year in Woodward. Now he drops this amazing part and like 120+ of today's top pros that have skated Damn Am, he's on the path to his name on a board. It's pretty amazing to see it coming full circle for yet another skater we've seen grow through Damn Am and Tampa Am. Check out Kyle's full part, "In Color". Don't stop at the credits because that's where it keeps getting better. Thanks Kyle and everyone we know for always being a part of our events so we can see you skate in person as well as getting it done in the streets with video parts.
Posted by Rob, Thursday, May 16, 2013 10:22 AM
This week on Nerdsday Thursday, I started with doing an analysis of our top 200 skaters over the years. Of course, the first question is regarding their ages. Then, I dug deeper to see who out of those 200 top skaters from 2006 is still a skater. The numbers are pretty damn alarming. I don't want to believe it. It seems like everyone is quitting skateboarding. You guys need to stop that quitting $h!t right now. You know what this reminds me of? Those grumpy old men that say they want skateboarding to die again because they love it so much. You just wish you were cool again, geezer. How could you not want something as amazing as skateboarding done by every new kid you meet? Try evolving and growing instead of longing for your heyday. Okay, that's the end of my rant, but still skateboarders are quitting like mad and that sucks. Check the numbers: Numbers Show Everyone Quitting Skateboarding.
Posted by Rob, Thursday, May 16, 2013 8:06 AM
The Florida Skateboard Hall of Fame recently had their ceremony and new inductions here at SPoT. Chris Kelly has a few photos and HiDefJoe has an edit.
Posted by Rob, Wednesday, May 15, 2013 1:23 PM
This photo of Nike's Sixth and Mill spot from our trip last week is all we have to show you until it all gets unveiled for Damn Am Los Angeles on May 31 to June 2. It's the first Damn Am ever in Los Angeles. I'm looking forward to seeing you ripping at this one. Registration is going on right now so hit me up if you're down: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks to Nike for getting on board with another Damn Am. It's amazing to watch how so many of you have been in Damn Am as part of the path to professional skateboarding. Who's next? See you in LA in just two weeks.