Gansta Rap and Disco Balls at Astro

Posted on Sunday, August 26, 2007 by Rob

By Rob Meronek

I've been going to Astro Skate since 1991. It's a rollerskating rink in Tarpon Springs, Florida that has a skate session every Saturday night. The best part about it, especially in Florida summer heat, is the air conditioning. Everything else sucks so bad it turns out being fun. Somehow I still don't mind colliding with children every two minutes, skating horrible wooden shaky ramps, and enduring music that makes you wanna puke. Check out Astro one of these nights if you're not too cool for junior high hang out.


Every afternoon, the Florida skies are half sunny and half thunderstorm hell breaking loose. We're headed right for it

It's six bucks to skate Astro and it goes on from 8:30pm to 11pm on Saturday nights. This contraption in the center is new. Levi's got the baby gap to smith

Kory Aulbury is doing the disco point under the disco ball on this frontside nosegrind

Gonzo's frontside pop shuv could almost bring down this crusty old obstacle

There's no coping on the ramps so it's full on 80's driveway style skating. That's Levi on a frontside flip

Look at that sheet of glass looking floor. It's like skating an indoor basketball court. Kory's got a frontside Florida hurricane

This is just some random kid new to skateboarding

That's Andy James and this frontside ollie is a make even though the feet came undone

You have a nice choice of air barrel launchers here. Levi's not feeling it

Rob Meronek approved meron grab by Josh

Yes, more meron grabs. This time from Andy James

This dumb little thing broke Dodge's ankle last time we were here. I kicked it and moved on

They've been bringing this one out for probably over a decade now

When you get old, new tricks are few and far between, so you have to do the next best thing - take old tricks to new places. Rob Meronek - backside 360 no comply

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