Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Craig Clements Montage

Craig Clements Montage from Fourwheelsinmotion on Vimeo.

Craig Clements, Courtesy of Mike Richey

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Kona Halloween Am Jam 2010 Results

From Kona's Website:

"The results are in for the 10th annual Halloween Am Jam.

Despite a 2 hour rain delay there was some serious ripping going on. Check back for pics and more details. But for now here are how the divisions all checked out."


1 Hal Scarborough
2 Gavin Gilman
3 Isaac Brown
4 Nicky Henseler

12 & UNDER

1 Christopher Kozma
2 Dominic Palazzolo
3 Eddie Valle
4 Hunter Young
5 Ryan "Bubba"Stephens
6 Nicholas Gilman
7 Anthony Rosado
8 Noah Berger
9 Andrew Harned

13 & Up

1 Johnathan Morefield
2 Grady Smith
3 Dane Quintal
4 Max Martin
5 John Belote
6 William Netzhimer
7 Mark Robinson
8 Ish Cepeda
9 Rodney Sauseda
10 Dominic borrero
11 Jesse Alderman
12 Marcus Lizzmore
13 Santino Johnson
14 James Hebblethwaite
15 Alex Smith
16 Dylan Hale
17 Deein Coats
18 Jack Mackachern
19 Danny Mcallister
20 Ethan Dixon
21 Vincent Armstrong


1 Marshall Lafrance
2 Blaine Partridge
3 Jamal Campbell
4 Blake Kovarik
5 Jake Sykes
6 Nick Blanco
7 Trevor Stevens
8 Nathan Kirkland
9 Nate Shellhorn
10 Austin Kormondy
11 AJ Flores
12 Patrick Gilroy
13 Kris Jones
14 Kyle Chambers
15 Jake Miller
16 David Mcminn
17 Craig Clements

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Out with the old in with the new sale! All East Center Tees Half Off. I Skate FL tees only $15

Stop by Knuckle Up Sk8 Shop / East Center Boutique and Snag some swag on the low.
I Skate FL Tees Only $15.00
All other EC Tees Just $10.00

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Ethics Wheels Sunglasses are out NOW

The new Ethicswheels sunglasses hit the streets Tuesday, so hit up the facebook page for Fourwheelsinmotion for the Southside of town or Ethicswheels page for the other side of town. They come in a 6 colorways, so get them before they're GONE. They are only 5 bucks

Monday, September 20, 2010

Knuckle Up Skateshop

Hey you all got to hit up Knuckle Up skate for your needs. They have low prices and a great selection for whatever you need. So here's the flyer for there new location. The owner of this place is hardcore skater and runs it that way. Support real skate a REAL skate skate shop with a real skate vibe - So here's the flyer!

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Kona Skatepark to win 10,000 Dollars for Renovation.

As Seen on Kona's Website:
Kona Skatepark is the winner of the 10k renovation prize money from Gatorade. That's a whole lotta money! Congrats to Kona. Check out their site for more info on their campaign to win the $10,000 prize.

Snaps: David Allen @ Cuba Hunter Park, Winter 2002

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Wild in the Parks @ Kona Skatepark, TODAY

Volcom's Wild in the Parks is today. Registration starts at 10am, and the contest is scheduled to be underway by 11am. If you have coverage that you want to share including photos or video, send us a link. Maybe I'll see you there! 

Friday, September 10, 2010

Get Well Soon, Jocelyn

I don't know Jocelyn Battisti Personally, but so many freinds of BusStop have shared their concerns and heartfelt regrets about what happened to her. I can't say much about what happened other than what you can find in the news, but I will say that from everyone at BusStop - we wish you the best. Please get well soon.

Photo of Jocelyn as seen on the homepage of theBerrics.com.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Tim Johnson and the Bacon Team Go Nordic - Bit of Bacon Tour

Check out Tim Johnson and his Bacon teammates shredding the Nordic climes of Europe over at Vert.nu. You can get there by clicking Here. Photo from vert.nu

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Other Peoples' News - TWS Skate and Create, Sponsored by Monster.

Make it a point to head over to Transworld's website to check out this year's Skate and Create competition, where 4 teams are given a warehouse and some obstacles, then tasked with creating the best possible skate video from it. More details at this link.

Check out my personal favorite from the bunch:

Saints and Sinners Tour Stops @ Kona Skatepark

The embed code is broken, so I'm just giving you this link.

More can be found at Kona's Website Here.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Mike Rosa Interview @ Paradise Wheels

Paradise Wheels has a short interview with Floridian Pro Skateboarder Mike Rosa. You can check it out at the Paradise Wheels website here.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Results from the Gatorade Free Flow Tour Stop @ Kona Skatepark

In case you missed it, here are the results from the 2010 Gatorade Free Flow Tour at Kona. Photos and more coming soon.

Skate Park:
1. Marshall LaFrance
2. Connor Askew
3. Jake Sykes
4. Spencer Lau
5. Paul Hart

Junior Jam Skate Park:
1. Kai Gause
2. Cameron Miller
3. Jullius Jimenez
4. Alejandro Burnell
5. Kevin Reed

Skate Vert:
1. Juan Pineiro
2. Beaver Flemming
3. Frank Shaffroth
4. Toby Gummeson
5. Cameron Miller

BMX Park:
1. Spencer Bass
2. Bryan Lacombe
3. Spencer Foresman
4. Zack Kring
5. TJ Degrout

Junior Jam BMX Park:
1. Freedie Smith
2. Aiden Malanes
3. Kyle Bruns

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Gatorade Free Flow Tour and Block Party Starting this Week!

The Gatorade Free Flow Tour is coming to Kona Skatepark this Saturday, and all this week rad stuff will be happening leading up to the event. More details coming soon, but in the meantime check out the rad Gatorade kicker below.

Monday, July 19, 2010

fun with iphones

Craig lockwood shot by Nate Cary, and Nate Cary shot by Craig Lockwood.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Lets Send our Best Wishes to BusStop Homie Nate Johnson

This weekend Nate Johnson got attacked on the way home from eating at Kickbacks in Riverside. If you know Nate, give him a shout or go see him. He's currently at Shands hospital in Jacksonville awaiting a blood transfusion and could probably use some support. Thanks.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

How did you spend your June 21st?

Go to the beach? Head out to one of the events here in town? Did you hit up the Daytona Poker run? Wild in the Streets in Tampa? While I work on my recap, why don't you chime in and share your experience with Busstop by sending your photos and stories in to our e-mail address, which is located down and to the right of this post.

Jacksonville.com Coverage of the OP stop Go Skateboarding Day

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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

More Ante Up Coverage at JaxScene

You can see more photos of what went down at Ante Up 4 over at Jaxscene. Thanks to Tom P. for the photos.

Required Reading

You Will Soon:
Great skate blog out of Canada. Some of the most entertaining haters out there.

The Chrome Ball Incident
Second site i check every day after BUSSTOP. Nostalgia if you were skating in the late 80's and early 90's, and a history lesson if you started late.

Boil The Ocean:
Some of the best skate writing out there.

Frozen in Carbonite:
90's sympathizer, Menace Tech fetishizer, and great writing on skateboarding.

Ante Up Skate Race - Lowlight Reel

Drinking, filming and skateboarding aren't easy tasks when you are doing them all at once. Nonetheless, here is my attempt at doing so. The trip was rough to make on skateboards, and the sidewalks and streets of downtown Jacksonville can be less than forgiving.

We all gathered round a cooler at Shantytown Pub in Springfield, and as soon as the first beer was cracked, we were off. I tried to stick close to the main group, which included Ante Up founder and hero Kevin Graver.  First stop was Zombie Bikes, which is now located near the corner of 1st and Main, across the street from The Pearl of Springfield. We all had to pound a beer and head out to the next stop, but not before skating some distracting obstacles which included a tall loading dock and a piece of plywood up against a trash bin.

So after this we headed down Main Street to Burro Bags, which is near the Florida Theater on Forsyth Street. At this point I was considerably winded, and pounding a beer just wasn't in the cards for me. Our group stopped and relaxed for a while, shared some stories about the ride and headed off toward the third stop at the top of the river walk. Along the way, someone realized it would be a good idea to head up to the top of the parking garage across the street from the Modis building, so up we went. At least 10 of us went up the the stairs to the second floor and then hopped on the elevator to the 9th level. After a short ride to the top, we proceeded to bomb the empty parking garage. I almost made it down the short way, and by that I mean by losing control and sliding into a wall and nearly off the side of the building.

The next and final stop was atop the river walk at the high point near the Times Union offices. After making it up the spiral to the top, I found myself among a group of sweaty, worn out looking skateboarders, along with a few who looked totally unphased by the whole trip. There were coolers set up with ice and beer, friendly faces, and more stories of the ride so far. After a short break (and P-Nut puking) we bombed the river walk bridge. Once we got to the bottom, we stopped, ran back to the top, and bombed it again. We did this a few times. After some good times and some unfortunate events that included Sparky picking up a dead fish from the side of the river and George Evans blowing his ankle out, we headed down to the end of the river walk and on to Riverside avenue. From here, it finally became a race, and I found myself pushing as hard as I could to beat Nate Cary down Lomax street to the Lomax Lodge.

When I got to the finish, I was dead tired. Thankfully, I had wussed out and drank water on the last two stops instead of beer, otherwise I don't think I would have survived the trip. I don't think many of my comrades had much of a problem with handling their beer, though. The celebration and afterparty at the Lomax Lodge was awesome, with free drinks given out, grilled burgers, hot dogs, and corn. Bruce Tyler (aka ODB, or Old Dirty Bruce) had made it to the finish line first, and eventually we got around to celebrate his victory when he opened his customized victory party bag put together by Kevin Graver himself. Inside, he found:

A Bottle of MD 20/20 - This got passed around. Mandatory swigs. My mouth still hurts from it. I hope I didn't catch something from you dirtbags.

A Pack of Newports. 

A Honey Bun

A Pack of Wifebeater T-Shirts

Some Cigarillos 

Some Scratch Off Tickets

So in summary, this was one of the best Ante Up events yet. I want to say thanks to everyone who participated, especially Kevin's friend who carried my bag in her SUV, P-Nut from Crown for paying my way in, all of those who helped at each stop along the way, Laura for taking my near lifeless body back to my car, and most importantly Kevin for putting this together. Not only do you know how to throw a party, but you also know how to make a skateboarding contest exactly what it should be.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Ante Up 4

As you can see by the picture, Ante Up 4 was a huge success. Bruce Tyler won it... it being a $25 bar tab at Lomax, and a prize package that included a bottle of blue mad dog, 2 cigarellos, a pack of Newports, lottery tickets, a lighter, and an XL wife beater. Max Martin came in second, but it didnt matter since hes too young to drink... so i guess Chris Jolly came in second. I'm sure that someone had more pictures, and payed more attention to who placed where... i was too busy trying to not pass out from the heat and beer.
Thanks to Kevin Graver for putting this on and not doing another freestyle contest in a parking lot, Ian at Shantytown and Lomax for putting up with a bunch of drunk skateboarders, and everyone who came out and took part. Can't wait for the next one.

Damn Am Minneapolis 2010 - Florida on the Come Up?

Damn Am went down in Minneapolis over the weekend, and it looks like Florida dudes took a good percentage of the top 12. Check out the highlight reel from Skatepark of Tampa, Then check out the photos here - which include some sick sequences such as the fakie 360 shove over the box by Paul Hart. 

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Ante Up Skate Race - Today at 4:00 PM!

The Ante Up Skate Race starts today at 4:00pm at Shantytown Pub. The Race will go on a beer filled course through various spots downtown on a path that ends at Lomax Lodge in 5 Points. 21 and up to Participate in the official race, Others are free to join in but not compete. Entry is 5 bucks, so bring your fastest cruiser board and get ready to haul ass! 

5 Tricks with Pat Schaefer

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Manny Mania 2010 Finals Results

1st Bert Wootton
Sponsors: Organika, Converse, RipNDip
Hometown: Orlando FL

Jerry Cadet
Sponsors: Zoo York

Johnny Scianneaux
Sponsors: Catalyst Skate Shop

4 Damon Hall
Sponsors: Galactic G Skateshop, Silver Trucks (flow), Hubba Wheels, DGK
Hometown: Orlando FL

Travis Ehrlund
Sponsors: Mullets Wake n Skate

6 Nick Blanco
Sponsors: Square One Skate Shop
Hometown: Jacksonville FL

7 Chad Poore
Sponsors: Action Park Alliance
Hometown: Orlando FL

8 Jack Moran
Sponsors: Rip and Dip Clothing, Catalyst

9 Yonnie Cruz
Sponsors: Black Label, Lakai, Matix, Westside, Bones, Ace
Hometown: Hartford CT

10 Jimmy Lannon
Sponsors: Westside Skate Shop, Lakai, Satori, Venture, Kiki
Hometown: Sarasota FL

11 Jacob Harwell
Sponsors: Hazard County Skatepark

12 Felipe Gouveia
Sponsors: BC Surf and Sport, AMXon skateboards
Hometown: San Paulo Brazil

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Skaters Saving Second Base - Charity Contest at Kona Skatepark

"Kona is hosting the Skaters Saving Second Base charity contest this Saturday! Odds are looking very good for anyone who enters to win! This is still anyone's race, and the prizes could go to YOU! With a minimum $300 in projected donations, you could win : 

1st Place : Ultimate Skate Vacation
7 day all expenses paid trip starting in LA
2nd place : a free week at any of the Woodward Skate Camps
3rd place : You will be flown out to the Vans Downtown Showdown in Hollywood

Anyone planing to enter must call Kona at (904)725-8770 to confirm!

This is an incredible opportunity to help a great cause! Get out there and get sponsors today! If you land 6 tricks and had 5 sponsors, your sponsors would only have to pledge $10 per trick. And all the money goes to fight breast cancer!"

Criteria for Failure - Teaser 2

Thursday, May 27, 2010

New East Center Site Launched

Chances our if you live in the general 904 area, or the southeast in general, you know about East Center. If not, it's rad that you have Internet and can access BusStop from under that rock of yours. Check out their new site here.

101-Trilogy-Clyde Singleton

I dont care how you feel about his drunken antics around town, back in the day Clyde was doing big things. Classic video part heavy with Jacksonville spots.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Dropping in... The History of the Jacksonville Skate Scene @ Beaches Museum & History Center

An exhibit at the Beaches Museum & History Center Celebrating the Colorful Heritage of “The Jacksonville Skate Scene” will be an exciting display of Jacksonville’s rich skateboard history. Originally, skateboarding was created and influenced by surfers seeking any inclined concrete surface on which to recreate the sensation of “riding the waves” on land. Hills, driveways, parking garages and ultimately empty swimming pools provided the ideal terrain to satisfy the wave starved surfer during flat spells. Consisting of vintage photos, videos and skateboard equipment, you will be amazed at the impact Jacksonville had on the skateboarding industry, locally and nationally. The exhibit will open on June 10 and run through August 28, 2010. A “Grand Opening Party”will be on June 12, 2010 from 7:00 – 10:00 PM. In attendance at the Grand Opening Party will be Jacksonville’s biggest Skate legends such as Jimmy Plumer, George Wilson, Buck Smith, Mike Peterson, Todd Johnson and many more. “Special Guest” appearances of Jay Adams, original Z-Boy, plans to be there too. At the special event a documentary will be featured detailing the origins of the “Rattown” crew, as well as The Z-East Team, the Dogtown connection, the evolution of Kona Skatepark and more, produced and presented by local professional surfer and skateboarder Mitch Kaufmann. A special Induction Ceremony by “The Florida Skateboard Hall of Fame” is also being planned in conjunction with the Grand Opening Party. An award ceremony for a surf/skate contest scheduled for earlier that day will also take place. Call 904-241-5657 for details.

This exhibit and event will be dedicated in honor of Bob Biniak, a great friend and original Z-Boy, who suffered a fatal heart attack while visiting here in February 2010. This special event made possible through Atlantic Video owned by Mitch Kaufmann.

Mark your calendars NOW for this Exciting and Original exhibit and Grand Opening Party, Saturday, June 12, 2010. Tickets are $10.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door. Free food, cash bar and lots of FUN! Tickets on sale at the Beaches Museum & History Center located at 380 Pablo Ave, Jacksonville Beach, Fl 32250 or ON-LINE using PayPal at www.bm-hc.com. For more information call 904-241-5657.

Photo - George Wilson doing an edger on the Kona Tombstone, 1977

An Introduction to Shaun White Skateboarding

So far the impression that I get is that if you get big like Johnny Layton (or myself) you will be able to shake a city to it's core, thus creating new ramps. I could be way off though. More info and screenshots of the game can be found here.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Bong Gause

Brandon posted up Kai's video earlier in the week, so here's Bong's video. What a rad family.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Kona Boom and Bang

Free Flow @ Kona, July 31st 2010

From Kona's Website:

"As most of you know the Gatorade Free Flow Tour is coming to Kona July 31st!! And with your help this year Kona can win $10,000 to go towards revamping the park!! All you have to do is go to the Gatorade Free Flow Tour Facebook and vote for Kona! It's as simple as that!! Thank you too all of you who have already voted! Be sure to spread the word, and help us win the opportunity of a lifetime!"

Monday, May 10, 2010

Goat Ramp at Jax Beach

Tim Kulis and crew came out for a demo/contest in jacksonville beach, bringing his own portable ramp, also known as the Goat Ramp (www.goatramp.com) Good vibes, even though there were a few police officers walking around taking all the guys' beers. everybody seemed to be bummed on that one. I didnt really get the chance to shoot as many photos as I wanted, sorry for the low amount of them. I really am slacking on this post, because I don't even remember the results of the contest. you can see the rest of the photos here.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Jake Sykes featured on Focus Skate Mag's Website

Long time BusStop homie and ripper Jake Sykes is being featured on the Focus Skateboarding Magazine website. Go here to check it out right now. The writeup includes some rad throwaway footage from Matt Oistacher's Criteria for Failure, which is looking pretty sick so far.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Snaps: Joey Corey @ Atlantic Beach, May 1999

Click to Enlarge.

As seen in Alley-Oop! issue 8. In the 1990s, our Cameras were 35mm, and our wheels weren't much bigger. That is, until Joey Corey came along. Heelflip Indy, aka Beach Flip fresh from my scanner.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Skatelab AB's Vert ramp moves to Kona

According to a post on Kona skatepark's facebook page, anyone willing to help with the move should show up at Skatelab after 3pm.

- Posted using BlogPress for iPhone

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Kona Spring Fling Contest Results - Video Soon!

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  1. Dylan Durkin
  2. Blaine partride
  3. Spencer Lau
  4. Nate Shellhorn
  5. Nathan Kirkland
  6. Jake Sykes
  7. Marshall LaFrance
  8. Nick Blanco
  9. Spike Lamy
  10. Seth Dupuis
  11. Trevor Stevens
  12. Grady Smith
  13. Jamal Campbell
  14. Craig Clements
  15. Kris Jones
  16. Max Martin
  17. Phillip Thompson
  18. Josh Adams

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13 & Up

  1. Sam Rooks
  2. David Jordan
  3. Dakota Hunt
  4. Blake Kovarik
  5. James Hebblethewaite
  6. Cling Beswick
  7. Ish Capeda
  8. Derek Paine
  9. Austin Stanley
  10. Lucas Stanley
  11. Brandon Fruscella
  12. Dylan Wynne
  13. Marcus Lizzmore
  14. Joey Campbell
  15. Neko Protonotarious
  16. Samuel Myers
  17. Justin Batten
  18. Rodney Faulk
  19. Julian Whorton

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12 & Under

  1. Chase Kilpatrick
  2. Ryan Hodges
  3. Joe Funk
  4. Braden Reynolds
  5. Jiovanni marshall
  6. Jake Domschke
  7. Kurt Domschke
  8. Wyatt Siebe
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9 & Under

  1. Nicholas Gilman
  2. Shawn Arthur JR
  3. Hal Scarborough
  4. T-Bone Harrison
  5. Matthew Despres
  6. Gavin Gilman
More photos can be found in the Flickr gallery Here.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Announcement: Red Bull Manny Mania Coming to Orlando on June 5th, 2010

Red Bull Manny Mania U.S. Am Event Series*:
Philadelphia, PA – May 29
Kansas City, KS – June 4
Orlando, FL – June 5
Pittsburgh, PA – June 5
Providence, RI – June 12
Long Island, NY – June 13
Rochester, NY – June 13
Charlotte, NC – June 19
Washington DC – June 19
Salt Lake City, UT – June 19
Detroit, IL – June 21
Orange County, CA – June 26
Hoboken, NJ – June 26
Hartford, CT – June 26
Indianapolis, IN – TBD
*dates subject to change

Red Bull Manny Mania National Am Final: Woodward East - July 16-18
Red Bull Manny Mania World Am Final: New York City, NY – August 21
Red Bull Manny Mania Pro Final: New York City, NY – August 22

Beats @ Jax Beach Miniramp Contest and Music Festival, April 24th, 2010

George Evans, Clyde Singleton, and some of their friends got together a few weeks back to organize a skate and music festival out at Jax Beach. The event will be going down at the Jax Beach Amphitheater near the Freebird at Jacksonville Beach. The contest will be a jam format, with a best trick contest following it. The ramp to be used is the famous Tim Kulas ramp, which you may remember from the Kona Halftime show at a Jaguars game a while back. All money from the event will go to benefit the Mission House for homeless people. More details and a flyer coming soon!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Snaps: Duane Weeks @ Kona

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