Phat City Contest

Posted on Wednesday, October 23, 2002 by Ryan

Phat City Contest
October 12, 2002
By Ryan Clements


Vans locks you in the skating area and won’t allow you to bring in your own water. There are some parks that are owned by straight-up businessmen. There are other parks in Florida that are operated by middle-aged people that know hardly anything about skateboarding, much less having ever stepped on a skateboard. That’s cool. Whatever. It doesn’t mean that those places automatically suck; it just means that they’re not comparable to Skatepark of Tampa.

There is one place that’s as laid back as SPoT, and that’s Phat City Skatepark in Kissimmee. An old friend of mine, Brian Liptak, owns it. Although it’s small and limited, it has a great vibe, and that’s what makes a great skate park. They had an open division street contest on October 12th and we went to check it out. Keep up the good work and the SPoT crew will keep coming back.

Ryan


Look at lil’ Abubu about to land in the bluntslide position.

Brian Flynt is the light-skinned black dude on the left and Mike Goodwine is the white guy with the great tan on the right (claims he doesn’t work out, either).

Sante Fe Clay, King of Central Florida bling.

Joey Corey destroys every contest he enters and demo he attends, whether he’s the one that’s supposed to be skating in the demo or not. Bluntslide.

30 year-old father of four, possibly five, and Central Florida’s biggest playa’, Mike Goodwine still killing it with a crooks.

I don’t remember this girl’s name, but she legitimately rips.

Rob tends to get a little overzealous and has a slight problem with pre-mature photo-taking. Pat Steiner, bs lipslide.

Ryan Nix has a great style and superb nollie skills.
Results
PHAT CITY SKATEPARK OPEN AM 2002
Skater and Place Sponsors SPoT Info
1st MIKE FINNEGAN {MERIT ISLAND SKATEPARK, SANTA FE}  
2nd MIKE MANCINI {BLACKTOP SKATESHOP, ADIDAS}  
3rd CHRIS KENDALL {FLATLINE, GENETIC, SUNRISE,} Profile
4th JACK MORAN {UNIVERSITY SKATE, POWELL, OSIRIS}  
5th MATT GILES {SKATEPARK OF TAMPA, REAL, EMERICA,SPITFIRE} Profile
Photos and Video
6th JOEY COREY {FLAT LINE, DVS, MATIX } Profile
Photos and Video
7th RYAN NIX {WEST SIDE, ALIENWORKSHOP, I PATH} Profile
Photos and Video
8th JESSEE TURLEY {PHAT CITY SKATEPARK}  
9th PATRICK STEINER {HAVOC} Photos and Video
10th ISRAEL WEST {SMOKE SKATESHOP, SANTA FE} Photos and Video
11th CHRLES CONTI {GALACTIC G, OUTLOOK}  

BEST TRICK {JOEY COREY}

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