Urban Renewal

Posted on Tuesday, February 16, 2010 by Stalker

By Stalker Steve

The crusty cityscape of Tampa has produced some memorable and unique spots over the years. Some spots come ready to skate, while some require a little modification. Over the last few weeks I've been keeping my skate pursuits pretty urban, so I'd like to present to you Urban Renewal.


Jacob Krajewski and I hit the Busch Ditch in North Tampa one bright day and Jacob took to the DIY quarter-pipe with ease. Front rock.

Jereme Knibbs loves a good porch spot, so when he showed me this one in the hood of Tampa I knew he had something good. Ollie.

This was a high risk operation, skating this government building in Downtown Tampa. It was a weekend afternoon, which is usually a pretty good time to skate such spots, but right after I shot this my info was taken and I was forbidden from returning.

Jacob Krajewski loves a good bank spot. He got tech at the Ghetto Banks with a fakie ollie switch 5-0 to fakie.

Devon Shipe wanted to skate this high bust spot in the Port of Tampa a few weeks ago on a Thursday morning. We left when we were good and ready, which was after he landed this crooks.

Robbie Kirkland nails a back 180 nosegrind without a cloud in the sky.

Robbie Kirkland has a flick and catch like few other. Another weekday Port spot, this time the Port's headquarters building. We were escorted off of this property as well.

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