Make-A-Wish Johnny Romano Skate Jam 2010 Article at Skatepark of Tampa

Make-A-Wish Johnny Romano Skate Jam 2010

Posted on Monday, November 8, 2010 by Rob

By Rob Meronek

Who dat? That's a pretty good looking switch Bennett grind (correction: oops, Barley grind). It's not easy making that trick look good.
Damian is coordinating this whole shindig.
Jake Donnelly was there frontside flipping over your head.
Skater Profile: Jake Donnelly
Ishod Wair has those new Zoom FP's. Anyone tried those yet? Joey from Nike SB left me a pair at the Park that I still have to get used to. I barely tie my shoes and these fit tight like a sock.
Skater Profile: Ishod Wair
Not many people can get away with the camo cargo shorts. In fact, I'd say that particular attire is probably capable of ruining a skateboard career. Somehow Felix gets away with it. So it's just him and Matt Hensley that are allowed. Felix still has a nice grown man 360 flip.
Skater Profile: Felix Arguelles
Jake's backside flips were as big as his frontside ones.
Skater Profile: Jake Donnelly
The best thing out of Minneapolis - Steve Nesser and his half cab flips.
Skater Profile: Steve Nesser
Javier Nunez floated some big switch backside flips over that hip.
Skater Profile: Javier Nunez
Cody McEntire is right at home in Texas. That's a big bigspin. Yep yep.
Skater Profile: Cody McEntire
This is George Karvounis' hometown. That's a backside flip. See you at Tampa Am next month, George.
Skater Profile: George Karvounis
That's a big pyramid to be doing anything fatty to flatty. Kechaud Johnson has the kickflip for it.
Skater Profile: Kechaud Johnson
Sewa Kroetkov from the Netherlands won the Am eS Game of SKATE. Not a bad way to kick off a month long stay in the US.
Skater Profile: Sewa Kroetkov
Reda and his pro photographer stance. Thanks for the entertainment.
Skater Profile: Giovanni Reda
For some reason, this reminds me of my kindergarten glass photo. It feels like we're in a gym with those lines on the ground.
DC didn't just back the event with a big financial contribution, they brought the entire crew to skate, high five, and sign away.
Tommy Sandoval - Me Want Wish.
Skater Profile: Tommy Sandoval
Tommy's got that frontside flip to flat on anything you put in front of him.
Skater Profile: Tommy Sandoval
Ben Hatchell was doing some crazy crap in the bowl. He did a damn good looking frontside flip stale fish over that hip, but I missed it.
Skater Profile: Ben Hatchell
Good to see Robbie Russo is alive and well and right back in the jam sessions.
Skater Profile: Robbie Russo
Jaws and his tongue closing in on a meron grab body jar.
Skater Profile: Aaron Homoki aka Jaws
Ishod Wair is an ATB. All terrain black guy.
Skater Profile: Ishod Wair
Josh Love - 360 flip fakie.
Skater Profile: Josh Love
There's lot of heavy metal parking lot at this Contest. Gravette and Darrell Stanton posted up outside.
Skater Profile: David Gravette
You're killing it if your go to move is 360 flip frontside 50-50 on a rail. I'm more and more of a Garrett Hill fan every time I see him.
Skater Profile: Garrett Hill
This photo of P-Stone is weird not because of his Snuggie, but because he doesn't have a can of sauce in the other hand.
Skater Profile: Preston Maigetter aka P-Stone
Evan Smith - nollie heel noseslide.
Skater Profile: Evan Smith
This trick reminds me of the guy with the treble clef on his face. Chris Cole - fakie 5-0.
Skater Profile: Chris Cole
Serious imposters here: Thin Stalker Steve, Tony Cervantes, David Gonzales, Bam Margera, Sierra Fellers, and Baby Weiger.
Skater Profile: David Gonzalez
The handrail to the pit.
Jim Thiebaud and son Jack - thanks for the support and bringing Deluxe!
Skater Profile: Jim Thiebaud
Schaefer lighting farts or something from Mark Waters' ass.
Skater Profile: Brian Schaefer
Bowl Jam winners. Raney needs a new headshot for the site!
Skater Profile: Raney Beres
Ishod Wair won the Pro/Super Am eS Game of SKATE.
Skater Profile: Ishod Wair
Ishod was also the Zumiez Destroyer.
Skater Profile: Ishod Wair
Sierra Fellers said he's going to mall grab that trophy all the way back home.
Skater Profile: Sierra Fellers
The awards.
The Romano family.
The heavily guarded product toss.
I need to apologize to that kid right there with the grip tape. I pegged him right in the face with a shirt during the product toss. It's just a shirt, but still, man I didn't think it would be a direct hit. Sorry about that, buddy! It's a little weird seeing gun patrol around a product toss. Thanks to everyone who was a part of this weekend.
Later that night, Billy Rohan brought us along on some radio show he was invited to be on. Here's how that went.
Skater Profile: Billy Rohan
Guru, man it's been a while. He's still a Texas local.
Skater Profile: Guru Khalsa
The filmers are looking real similar these days. Colin Clark and Joe Pelham can't wait for Chanel's show.
Skater Profile: Colin Clark
Dylan Perry shouts out to his Euro 360 flipping pals.
Skater Profile: Dylan Perry
Piro's in Houston to serve and protect ya neck.
Skater Profile: Piro Sierra
They're all rehearsing their Chanel lyrics while they wait for her to blow up da club. I bet it's thumpin' in the Clem 350 right now on their long drive back to Tampa.
Pause for a foot fetish. Looks like we got a couch potato with some liesure wear in the mix.
Ya'll ready for Chanel???!!!
Chanel is rebel rockin' their world.
When you love the band, you bum rush the stage.
Skater Profile: Frosty The Snowman
Frosty probably doesn't remember taking this dude's mic and shouting out "Skatepark of Tampa!!!" Then he adds, "dot com!" Yeah, Frosty.
Skater Profile: Frosty The Snowman
And that's how our night ended. See you next year.
Skater Profile: Frosty The Snowman

Sketchy Chill Cam/Cell Phone Video

Edited on iMovie, shot on an iPhone4. Crazy dude creeps out David Gravette, Chanel's trying to rap again, Schaefer loves it, an amazing game of SKATE between Chris Cole and Ishod Wair including Rick flips, double 360 flips, and switch backside big flips, and finally, a few closing words from Schaefer.

Colin Clark Footage: Make-A-Wish Johnny Romano Texas Skate Jam


  • ES Am Game of Skate - Sewa Kroetkov, runner-ups were Diego Najera and Aaron Johnson
  • Bowl Contest - 1st:Rainey Beres, 2nd:Aaron Jaws Homoki, 3rd:Ben Hatchell
  • Pro Game of Skate - Ishod Wair (Chris Cole runner up)
  • Zumiez Destroyer - Ishod Wair
  • Zumiez Tranquility Rail Contest - 1st:Chris Cole (front 180 switch feeble 180/ fakie 5-0/Switch noseblunt, etc), 2nd:Sierra Fellers (crooks nollie kickflip out), 3rd:Garret Hill (360 flip 50/50). Honorable mentions - Evan Smith (nollie Heel ns), Manny Santiago (varial heel feeble)


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