Thursday, October 30, 2008

Skatelab Clash at the Lab, Nov 1st

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Kona 2008 Halloween Am Jam Results - UPDATE - Now with Video -

Trophies


Video Coverage Courtesy of Marcus Gause

Kona's Halloween Am Jam has come and gone. Check out the full results here.
nd Under
1. Tyler Hunger
2. Nick Leinenweber
3. Tristen T-Bone Harrison


10 - 12
1. Devin Bagnoli
2. Steven Pineiro
3. Clint Beswick

13 and Up
1. Jamie Ceruti
2. Kevin Sikes
3. Gio Georgiallis

Sponsored
1. Paul Hart
2. Jake Sykes
3. Kass Plummer

Damn Am At Volcom


Damn Am Staff, in Costume.

You've got the results, now check out the Chill Cam Photos.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Busy

I'm on my way to Kona for the Halloween Am Jam, no updates today. Hopefully I'll have something to post before the end of the weekend.

Here's something to keep you busy.

Flash Tetris

Play more games at Fugly.com

Friday, October 24, 2008

Floridians @ Damn Am in Cali


Damn Am is coming up this weekend, which is a pretty big deal. Unfortunately, most of us won't be able to make it out there, But the official website, SkateparkofTampa.com and 411 should have you covered there. I took some time out to list the Floridians I noticed that would be competing over the weekend.

If you aren't AT this contest, I'd suggest you hit up the Kona Halloween Am Jam, which is also this weekend. Thanks as always to Rob Meronek for doing that thing you do almost every day on the website.



The List:


Spencer Lau

Timmy Knuth

Cesar Fernandez

Paul Torrento

Alex Pellegrino

Aaron Collier

Dalton Dern

Abdias Rivera (aren't you pro yet, homie?)

Ben Gore



You can see the full heat sheet posted here on SPoT's website.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Early Signups for The BusStop Mag Game of Skate

This is just a reminder to everyone who is looking to skate in the BusStop Game of Skate at OP Park on November 8th - To save on the time and trouble of signing up on site, you can always sign up early by sending your name, age, and sponsors, if any, to me at busstopmag@gmail.com. This will help in two ways. First, it will help those of us organizing the contest to seed the brackets fairly, and secondly, it will save you the hassle of waiting in line to sign up. When sending the email, please be sure to use the subject line 'Early Registration'. Check back soon for a list of competitors.

New Lower Session Rates @ Mesh


Mesh Skatepark sent out an email today making note of their new, lower session rates.
From the email:

Paying your bills might be getting tough but we're making it easier to get your shred on. Session rates have been reduced for everyone across the board. Some other huge news is that the driveway is finally getting fixed up. No more potholes!

That's right! The best deal on admissions ever is now in effect.

Weekdays - 1 session all day:
Members - $4
Non-Members - $6

Weekends / School Holidays - 2 sessions a day
Members - $5
Non-Members - $8

This Friday 10/24/08 School is Out! Park is open at 12 noon with 2 sessions for the day. New pricing is also in effect. Members $5 per session & Non-Members $8 per session.

Call 407.657.2002 for more info.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Ben Gore on Stereo


Checking My Daily RSS feeds today, I came across this little bit of info from the Skateboard Mag Blogs. Congrats to Ben Gore on Joining the Stereo Sound Agency. If you don't know Ben, check out his part in the Flatline Video "Not Even Here", be stoked, and reminisce a little bit of good times gone by.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Skate Parking - OP Skatepark, Orange Park Florida

When OP Skatepark fist opened back in 2000, the park's reception was less than stellar. The ramps were awkward and poorly built, and there was an 8 dollar entry fee in addition to a pad and helmet requirement. Not only that, but it was located right around the corner from Grove Park Elementary, which was one of the best skatespots in Orange Park at the time, with it's ledge seating in the bus circle. Well, those ledges are gone now, which is bad news, but the good news is that the OP Park has been under new management for quite some time now, and things are constantly getting better. The Park is now totally free to skate, and all you need to bring with you is your skateboard and your helmet. The environment is easy going and great for all age groups, and Ms Anjie who runs the park has done a great job of managing the recent upgrades. Take a look at the photos I took over the weekend. All the new ramps are covered in Skatelite, and were built or are being built by Tim Johnson. 

At the entrance to the park, there is a small shop where you can purchase drinks and snacks, and along the south end of the park, there are bleachers where you can sit and watch people skate. The vibe at the park is as mellow as can be, so don't hesitate to stop by. 


The mini spine ramp is one of my favorite things to skate.
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You can see some of the new stuff here.

Summer 2010 Update:

Since the last Update, the OP Park has been nearly totally redone, with the help of Team Pain. The park also has a full snack bar, bathrooms, and an area for putting boards together. In addition to that, there is a small playground, a grilling area for barbecues, and a covered area with picnic tables for relaxing in the shade. It's easily one of the best skateparks in the North Florida area.

Here are some photos from the new parts of the park:

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If you want to know how to get to the park, check out the listed spots for directions.


Thursday, October 9, 2008

How to Play SKATE.


Here is how the folks at ├ĘS Footwear define the game of skate over on their website:

"The Game of SKATE is based on the basketball Game of HORSE. Here's how to play:

The first skater tries a trick, makes it, and everyone else has to make it. Whoever doesn't make it gets a letter. The first letter is "S", the second letter is "K", and so on, until "S-K-A-T-E" is spelled out, and that person is out of the game. When it's the first skater's turn again, he tries another trick. If he makes it, the whole process repeats.

If the first person misses the trick he tries, the second player tries his own trick. If he makes it, everyone else has to make that trick, in order. If anyone misses, they get a letter, and so on.
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So in case you were wondering, this is how it's done. Maybe you should try playing SKATE with your friends. Who knows--there may even be a local event coming up soon featuring these very same fundamentals. Why don't you go ahead and start re-learning those pressure flips you used to do so well?

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Footlocker Now Owns CCS

Attention Teenaged Males - Megacorp Footlocker has recently acquired the giant skate catalog retailer "Delia's CCS", or as you know it, CCS. While the catalog has been a little thick on the Transworld-ness lately, I'm assuming things can only get worse. I got my new copy of the CCS catalog in the mail just this morning, and guess what? There was a huge ass ad in the back for Proactiv Solution, featuring everyone's favorite posterboy Ryan Sheckler. -Source-