What a day of mindblowing skateboaring topped off by Weezy on lurk out. Italo Romano, Nyjah Huston, Kyle Berard, Chris Cole, Manny Santiago, Eric Koston, Ishod Wair, Shane O'Neil, Billy Marks, Ryan Sheckler, Matt Bennett, Leo Romero, Porpe, The Moat Race, Mike Vallely, Brian Schaefer, Ryan Clements, James Craig, Chris Cole again and more ripping at the Tampa Pro 2012 Finals. Damn! Oh, and Sean Malto's fakie 5-0 fakie flip out? Video part tricks in contest runs. Yep, you should watch this.
Rob Meronek's Cell Phone Edit: Tampa Pro 2012
Warning for kids: there are a lot of words that they don't put in the dictionary in this video. Ask ma and pops if you can watch. So much went down during Tampa Pro from Thursday to Sunday, it's hard to shrink it down to a single edit. I had my phone out and was filming the whole time as usual.
Chill Cam Dump
Not only did I have my phone out filming the whole weekend, I also had my camera pointed in your face, and sometimes mine. Here are some of my favorites from the weekend from the Contest to the nightlife and everything in between: Tampa Pro 2012 Chill Cam Dump.
How It Was Won
Here's how Torey won Tampa Pro 2012. Full coverage and photos coming up soon. I'll be the wasted guy at The Bricks. See you there! Here are the full Finals results.
Thursday, March 22nd
6am - Fishing Tournament
Two - four people per boat
$450 including gratuity
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a boat
8pm - After-Party at The Bricks to cook catches from Fishing Tournament
1327 E. 7th Ave./Ybor City
Free Narragansett and drink specials
Friday, March 23rd
9am - Doors open
Tickets are $5 & available at Skatepark of Tampa the day of
Open Pro Street & Am Vert Practice
12pm - Team Manager/Industry VIP Street Contest
2pm - Am Vert Contest
Two, 45-second runs, best counts
Top 10 advance Finals
Three, 45-second runs, best counts
4pm - Open bar courtesy of Narragansett and Red Bull
5pm - Riders’ meeting
8pm - Doors close
8pm - Black Lips with Special Guests The People’s Temple at The Orpheum
$1.50 Tall Boy PBR and Red Bull drink features ALL WEEK with plastic Skatepark wristband
Thanks to Tampa Pro 2012 Sponsors
Nike SB, Gatorade, Red Bull, Independent, Nixon, Beats by Dre, Omit, Silver, World Industries, Mob, Arnettte, FKD, Brixton, Team Pain, Bob Bulatowicz, Narragansett, Bones Bearings, Dakine, Lowcard, Skateboarder, Transworld, Thrasher, The Skateboard Mag, Juice, Atomic Tattoos, Ride Channel, Dean Guitars, & Grind for Life
Not only did I have my phone out filming the whole weekend, I also had my camera pointed in your face, and sometimes mine. Here are some of my favorites from the weekend from the Contest to the nightlife and everything in between.
I spent the entire day up front doing registration and serving up a lot of high fives and handshakes, but I did manage to break out every now and then shoot some photos here and there. I can't wait for this weekend to be in full swing. I'm ready to work hard and lurk hard.
The story of losing at Tampa Pro is an amazing tale of human drive and determination. Follow your nightmares and you too can end up at the bottom, recognized for your valiant efforts, high fived in the gutters of Ybor, and celebrated by the last few true dirtbags in skateboarding. Here's to y'all!