Monday, February 27, 2012

Florida Bowlriders 2012 Presented By SweetWater Brewing Co.

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For More info on the full schedule, go to Kona's website here.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Red Bull King of Campus 2012 @ UNF Skatepark

   Red Bull's King of Campus went down once again at UNF Skatepark this year, and you can believe it was a rad time. What sets this contest apart from other local contests, is the fact that only UNF Students are invited to be part of the main contest. The main contest is in jam-format with multiple heats. I'm not jealous of the celebrity judges job to decide who ripped hardest, because there was a lot of sick skating going on. In the end, Brooks Jones came out on top, making him the UNF King of Campus 2 years in a row.

Pat Schaefer
(above - Nick Blanco)

 The second part of the contest was the best trick, which was judged on two separate obstacles. the first was the large quarter pipe with a hip, and the second on one of the grind benches along the outside of the park. I do believe Marshall LaFrance won the former with an alley-oop 270 disaster over the hip, although it was a little fast for me to see from behind my lens. The latter was won by OP BusStop homie Pat Schaefer with what I think was a hardflip backside tail. Again, behind the lens, but I did see pat do some sick shit, and not just one rad trick. Pat and Marshall are both rippers and I'm glad they won.

This dude also did a grind on the guard rail on the back of the banked hip.

Other standouts include Nick Blanco who did a sick nosegrind off the hip, Craig Clements who nearly ripped the whole place apart, Matt Fink and Ryan King on the mic, and a slew of other dudes who I didn't know but killed it. Sorry, you nameless rippers. Thanks for being rad anyway. You can check out my full gallery here.

Brooks Jones, Red Bull's 2012 King of Campus on the throne.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Featured Photog - Justin Riner

David Jordan

Cliff Guthrie

For the full set, click here. Thanks to Justin Riner for the submission!
For any submissions, Email Norm here.

Friday, February 10, 2012

American Ramp Company taking heat in Fraud Suit

Some people have fond thoughts of our local skateparks here in town, but it's typically not because of how safe they are or how well they are maintained. One of the most shining examples I can think of is Emerson, AKA Cuba Hunter Park. Well, the upstanding businessmen behind the construction of the Emerson park are said to be under a certain amount of scrutiny for their creative way of doing business, and now they are accused of committing fraud. I can't say I disagree with the case. See the video for some familiar looking dilemmas/death traps. (I read about this on Skate and Annoy).

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Red Bull King of Campus

On February 18th, Red Bull will be hosting this year's King of Campus contest at UNF skatepark. As described by Red Bull, this is a one of a kind collegiate skate event with head to head runs and 15 minute jam session. You can check out the video from last year's contest here

If you don't know how to get to UNF skatepark, you can find it here

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Gio Georgialis at UNF

Via Black Tee Krew on Youtube. Check the dope frontside flip at the beginning, so sick and smooth.