Friday, July 31, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Congrats to Nick Blanco for the win, and thanks to everyone who voted and especially those who submitted a video. For all of you who competed please send your contact info to me. Lastly, a very special thanks to Ryan King and Red Bull Skateboarding for making this contest possible. You've done amazing things for skateboarding in Jacksonville, and we appreciate all that you have done.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Trevor has 3 tricks, due to an ankle injury.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
4 for 48: Manny Mania Edition
If you are familiar with BusStop's 4 for 40 contest series, the concept is pretty simple. From the word go, you have 2 weeks to film yourself doing tricks as described in the rules. Before the trick, film the date and time in whatever way you see fit--note cards, focusing on your phone, etc. You post the video up online, send me a link, I post it, and people vote in the comments section for the winner.
Well, it's time for an all new twist on 4 for 40, with a much more significant prize to win. Here's the details:
- Film yourself doing 4 Manual tricks. You can do these anywhere, but some good spots to work on these include the manny pads at Kona Skatepark and the pad at the OP skatepark ('OP Park'). Be sure to mark the footage with the date.
- Upload your video to a sharing site such as Vimeo, Flickr, Youtube, whatever, and send me a link.
- Tell all your friends to vote in the comments section once all the submissions are posted.
Update: The Deadline for Submissions is July 24th. Get Crackin'!
Friday, July 17, 2009
But even if you aren't filming for anything, you should go skate while it's not raining. If you don't know where to go to film for 4 for 48, why not head to Emerson? It's totally free. Kona skatepark also has some slick manny pads to skate. Go now! (videos pulled from the vaults of Nate Carey)
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Here is a full listing of new showtimes and venues:
amc south barrington
regal village sq
regal texas station
regal colorado mills
amc regency sq
amc coco walk
amc carolina pavillion
VERO BCH FLA
amc indian river
amc quail springs
regal dole cannery
showcase huber hts
DPGunfight tonight at the LandShark Jacksonville Fla lance Conklin petting The Fish http://twitpic.com/akcle
Not sure what time though. Check out that picture of Lance Conklin.
The girl said she met Chiquet at his Bradenton skateboard shop, The Yard, in January and they began a relationship. She told police in an interview with her mother present, that Chiquet lied to her and told her he was 28 years old. The girl gave investigators a detailed description of Chiquet’s apartment, and she also said he had a naked picture of her on his computer, the police report said.
Chiquet is being held in the Manatee County jail on a $10,120 bond. Apparently, he couldn’t wait three years."
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Here's a little more from Ben Gore:
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Speaking of which, Trevor needs to get at me so he can get paid!
For more info on Red Bull's Manny Mania, check out the official site here.
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Thursday, July 2, 2009
Thanks to Josh at East Center for the update.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
I don't think the town planners in Orange Park are actually smoking crack, but after seeing this proposed redesign of the park, it would certainly seem that way. Why would they take an already great looking park that is built by skaters to last for years, and replace it with what looks like a rejected 'build your own park' from Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2? Apparently the budget is the reason for this barren wasteland of a skatepark design. According to Jason Baldessari of Spohn Ranch (whose logo appears on the above image):
"The design you saw that was put together for Orange Park is a direct product of the available budget for the available area. From what we were told the existing ramps were going to be scraped but if the park is in good shape that is a whole different story."
So basically this means whomever contracted the designer of the new proposed park intends to scrap the thousands of dollars worth of safe, skateable, built-to-last skate ramps and obstacles currently at the park that you have all worked so hard to get, and replace it with what looks like what Optimus Prime might crap out after a small meal. Kind of a slap in the face, isn't it? I mean sure, the small collection of tiny obstacles might be decent in quality, but seriously - that picture looks like a collection the Lego blocks that got lost behind the couch.
I'm having a hard time coming up with contact information for the people responsible for this, but here is what I have-
John W. Bowles
Phone: 278-3018 (Town Hall)
Orange Park Town Clerk:
Please contact these people and try to find out what is going on. Let them know what you think. Let ME know what you think. Thanks.
On a final note - Check out the Spohn Ranch website to see what the designer is capable of. They are by NO MEANS the bad guy here. Just look at what is possible, and think about how you would apply that to the park design. Check out what they built at UNF: