By Rob Meronek
Boards for Bros is our charity at Skatepark of Tampa. All year long, we collect used parts in the Shop. At the end of the year, we gather some friends and put everything together into as many usable skateboards as we can. Then we go through the rough neighborhoods of Tampa and give out hundreds of boards to kids. Last night the crew put together over 200 boards for our giveaway trip this Saturday.
Some Footage From My Cell Phone
Before we start, it's a quick session in Frosty's Dungeon. Keith Works sees everything you do in Ybor City. During Tampa Am and Pro, you may know him from the wrist check every time you come and go. Way, way back, we used to be roommates and got ourselves evicted for childish pranks at our apartment complex.
Tom McKessy is behind the counter in our Shop. I like the Egyptian front rock.
Jacob Krajewski's backside disaster is looking like a hip buster because he's about to come in frontside revert.
Dirt Weasel is growing up, lookin' all mathmatical with those scientist glasses.
Alright, it's time to get to work and start the assembly line.
Old wheels to make new boards.
These old trucks will be new to someone on Saturday.
Even better than recycling is using something once again for its original intended purpose.
Two hours of bearing pressing.
Dirt Weasel setting up the Corey Duffel special.
Afro Jim and James Cobb on the assembly line.
Over 100 boards were piled up in the first two hour session, then 100 more after a pizza break.
Alex found her old board in the stack.
Montesi and friends got a Westside board in the pile.
The crew making it happen. We'll be going through the rough neighborhoods of Tampa on Saturday morning to give all these out to random kids. Check
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