#TBT Chico Brenes "Finally"

If I had to pick one year as my all time favorite in skateboarding it might be 1993. The FTC video Finally is part of the reason. This was another rare instance of a skateshop putting out a video that had an all-star line up of dudes coming through with noteworthy parts, including Mike Carroll and Jeron Wilson. Chico shined as well, showing us what was what when it comes to style. Cheeks didn’t get the gnarliest or flip his board the craziest, instead he focused on being buttery. Pay special attention to that SSFS heel right at the end. He’s always been one of the smoothest of operators, so yeah, the song goes with it perfectly and we’re left wanting just a little bit more. We’d have settled for a lot more though.

Photos and Video: The Bricks & SPoT Ybor 5 Year Anniversary Party

Hard to believe that it's been 5 Years since Brian Schaefer and crew opened up the Bricks restaurant in Ybor, along with our sister shop: SPoT Ybor. This year Vans and our friends at SubAp! came through to help us put on a huge block party, complete with a mini ramp session (courtesy of Instaramp), booze, bands, and a lot more, despite some bad weather. Read more.

Cons Triple C's Ybor

For this month's Triple C's, we pushed around the streets of Ybor City to test out the new Sumner shoe with Jack Loktu, Alejandro Burnell, and Derick Wynn.

Video: Frank Branca

SPoT Product Watch: Sleep Skateboards

NYC's Sleep Skateboards have been killing it for a minute now, and we're stoked to finally be carrying them at SPoT. They even put our boy Derick Glancy on, with good reason - the dude rips. Josh Wilson takes you through a few of the latest graphics they have to offer. Check out their latest promo video at SleepSkateboards.com.

Video: Frank Branca

Zaturdays: Citizens of a Hater Nation

So last week’s Zaturdays was a short and relatively pointless reflection on political correctness or the lack thereof in skateboarding. I’m not PC, but as someone who’s thin skinned, sensitive, and insecure I don’t love being offended any more than the next guy so I generally try to steer clear of bumming people out for no reason. I feel like people work better when they’re met with approval and support, and the more you stir the pot the more hate and disapproval you attract.

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