Trade Shows

Agenda Trade Show in NYC

by Rob on Friday, January 25, 2013
We had the pleasure of spending about 24 hours in New York this week for the Agenda Trade Show. It was a productive time of meetings and general sketchy skateboard industry bid'niss bro downs.

Maloof Best Line Challenge Presented by MAGIC

by Rob on Tuesday, August 23, 2011
The Finals jams in the Maloof Best Line Challenge Presented by MAGIC.

ASR and Crossroads August 2010

by Rob on Monday, August 16, 2010
Two $10,000 Best Trick Contests and a bunch of random lurk out at ASR and Crossroads.

ASR Mini-Ramp Jam Presented by Volcom

by Ryan on Thursday, February 04, 2010
The plan was no plan at all. We were just hoping that some legit dudes would show up and skate. But Schaefer did a damn good job of recruiting heavy hitters from next door at CrossRoads and it was on.

ASR January 2010 Lurk Out

by Rob on Wednesday, February 03, 2010
The SPoTlight Productions and Skatepark of Tampa crew just arrived in San Diego for ASR, Crossroads, and the 2nd Annual Damn Am Awards going on tonight. Here's a few photos of what's going on so far.

The Moat Show Day Two, January 2010

by Rob on Sunday, January 17, 2010
Photos from Rob Meronek and Stalker Steve at the Moat Show, Day Two.

The Moat Show January 2010

by Rob on Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Photos from the lurkage at The Moat Show, January 2009.

The Moat Show: January 12 - 13, 2010

by Barak on Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Full details on the January 2010 Moat Show.

ASR, CrossRoads, & Hanging Out in CA

by Ryan on Monday, September 14, 2009
This most recent trip to San Diego ended up being more eventful than some others in the past, so be prepared for some serious name dropping included with the usual good times.

Stalker Steve's View of The Moat Show 2009

by Stalker on Thursday, August 20, 2009
Stalker Steve's view of the Moat Show 2009.

Meronek's View of The Moat Show September 2009

by Rob on Thursday, August 20, 2009
Photos from the first Moat Show at SPoT.

Moat Show Setup 2009

by Rob on Tuesday, August 18, 2009
All the tents and a great mini-ramp went up on Monday before The Moat Show.

The Moat Show is Coming

by Rob on Saturday, August 15, 2009
A few photos from behind the scenes as we set up for The Moat Show.

The Moat Show: Tuesday, August 18 – Wednesday, August 19, 2009

by News on Thursday, May 28, 2009
Details on the first SPoT Trade Show - The Moat Show.

CrossRoads Trade Show at Black Box Distribution

by Ryan on Thursday, January 22, 2009
From what was initially Black Box’s bi-annual Open House the day prior to ASR, CrossRoads has been born. You know how he does it when Jamie Thomas puts his mind to something...

Surf Expo & Volcom Mini-Ramp Jam September 2008

by Ryan on Monday, September 15, 2008
After not attending ASR last weekend I must admit that I felt like certainly missed out on something. There are the stories and events that you read about on the website and then there are stories that you usually just hear about from the boys…

ASR & Battle of the Shops – September 2008

by Rob on Tuesday, September 09, 2008
It’s that time of year again when the skate industry gathers in sunny San Diego for what is known as ASR, where buyers from all around meet with company representatives to take care of business…

Sauce Makes Skate Bid'niss Easier at ASR

by Rob on Saturday, September 06, 2008
More from the floor of ASR and the random nightlife in San Diego.

Volcom Presents a $10,000 Am Mini-Ramp Jam in Association with SPoTlight Productions at Surf Expo

by News on Friday, August 29, 2008
Volcom is having a $10,000 Am Mini-Ramp Jam at Surf Expo September 2008.

ASR January 2008 – Lord of the Lines Presented by Matix

by Ryan on Monday, January 28, 2008
Photos and a full story from the Matix Lord of the Lines contest at ASR in San Diego.

ASR January 2008 Lurk Nasty

by Rob on Thursday, January 24, 2008
Random lurk photos from ASR in San Diego, January 2008...

Surf Expo January 2008

by Ryan on Monday, January 14, 2008
There was a $35,000 Mini-Ramp Jam and plenty of skin to check at this Surf Expo.

Surf Expo September 2007 Chill Time and Nightlife

by Rob on Monday, September 17, 2007
Photos from the non-skate part of Surf Expo.

Surf Expo September 2007 – Volcom’s “Big Gig” Mini-Ramp Jam

by Ryan on Monday, September 17, 2007
Photos and a full story from the Surf Expo September 2007 – Volcom’s “Big Gig” Mini-Ramp Jam.

Surf Expo Mini-Ramp Jam 2007

by Rob on Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Details on this weekend's Surf Expo Mini-Ramp Jam in Orlando, Florida.

San Diego Day Five: ASR & Let’s Get the Hell Out of Here!

by Rob on Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Photos from the last day at ASR in San Diego...

San Diego Day Three: Trade Show Madness & Video Premieres

by Rob on Saturday, September 08, 2007
No skate photos - just lurk and party shots from day three in San Diego for ASR...

January 2007 ASR – Matix “Lord of the Lines”

by Ryan on Saturday, January 27, 2007
Photos and sequences from January 2007 ASR – Matix “Lord of the Lines”

Surf Expo January 2007 – Volcom Stone’s Acid Drop Mini-Ramp Fest

by Ryan on Monday, January 15, 2007
Photos and a full story from the Volcom Acid Drop Mini-Ramp Fest...

Surf Expo January 2007 Thursday Chilling

by Rob on Friday, January 12, 2007
Chill shots from Surf Expo January 2007 Day One

Surf Expo September 2006 – Volcom Neanderthal Brawl

by Ryan on Monday, September 18, 2006
Photos and a full story from this year's Surf Expo and Mini-Ramp Jam...

ASR September 2006 – eS Game of SKATE

by Ryan on Monday, September 11, 2006
A full summary from ASR and the eS Game of SKATE 2006...

ASR January 2006 – Matix “Rack a Few” Rail Jam

by Ryan on Monday, January 23, 2006
Check out photos and a story from the ASR January 2006 Matix “Rack a Few” Rail Jam...

Surf Expo January 2006 - Volcom Toga Toga Toga Rush Mini-Ramp Jam

by Ryan on Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Photos and a story from Ryan Clements on what went down at Surf Expo in Orlando...

Surf Expo September 2005 & Volcom Sausagefest

by Ryan on Monday, September 19, 2005
Volcom hosts a $20,000 Mini Ramp Jam at Surf Expo in Orlando...

Boost Mobile Mike Jones Show and Other ASR Lurking

by Rob on Tuesday, September 13, 2005
Photos from the Mike Jones show and other ASR antics...

Kinda Bored (Sober) ASR Lurking

by Rob on Friday, September 09, 2005
I came back to the hotel room to get some work done, rub one out, and post some photos from ASR where we're at right now...

Back To San Diego - January 2005 ASR

by Ryan on Saturday, January 15, 2005
So right when we landed I called my friend Kevin Marks. For some reason, he kept calling me all week saying, "I'll pick you up from the airport and we'll go skate my ramp."...

Sunday at Surf Expo January 2005

by Rob on Monday, January 10, 2005
I thought Grant Taylor was going to win the Volcom Nutstravaganza Am Mini Ramp Jam, but turns out Jared Lee bumped him out of first...

Saturday at Surf Expo January 2005

by Rob on Sunday, January 09, 2005
Carlos De Andrade won the Volcom Pro Mini-Ramp jam yesterday...

Friday at Surf Expo January 2005

by Rob on Saturday, January 08, 2005
I have so many photos of Chris Haslam that he probably thinks I'm a gay stalker or something. That dude is amazing...

Surf Expo Expose

by Ryan on Monday, September 20, 2004
One thing that's especially cool about Surf Expo is that it's only about an hour and a half from my house...

eS Game of SKATE @ ASR September 2004

by Rob on Saturday, September 11, 2004
This year, the game took about two hours. Last year, it took four. People were getting eliminated kind of quick in the early rounds. After it got to the fourth round, things really got interesting...

It’s Time Again for ASR - Are You Tired of Hearing about My Trips Yet?

by Ryan on Saturday, September 11, 2004
I bet you’re wondering why we’re taking Afro-Jim and Scotty to ASR with us. I’ll go ahead and hype them up – they’ve both earned it. Yeah, us execs run the joint and all, but without those guys, Skatepark wouldn’t be what it is. So this is our little way of saying ‘thanks.’

ASR 2004: Fun, Fame and Fortune Await Skateboarding’s Chosen Feud!

by News on Tuesday, August 31, 2004
ASR 2004: Fun, Fame and Fortune Await Skateboarding’s Chosen Feud!

ASR San Diego January 2004 Day One

by Rob on Sunday, January 18, 2004
ASR San Diego January 2004 Day One

Surf Expo - January 2004

by Rob on Monday, January 12, 2004
Surf Expo - January 2004

Day-Bay-Day at ASR - Sunday

by Ryan on Friday, September 26, 2003
I forgot to mention that somehow we ended up hanging out with the infamous Baby Schitzo last night. Since he didn’t have anywhere to stay, we let him crash on our floor. Waking up to Baby Schitzo in our room was definitely an experience in itself.

Surf Expo - September 2003

by Ryan on Friday, September 26, 2003
Everyone in the industry complains about Surf Expo. I’m not exactly sure what the reasons are for the complaints. The show seems to get more and more fun as the years pass by.

Day-By-Day at ASR - Saturday

by Ryan on Tuesday, September 16, 2003
As the sun rose, so did I. Barry and I thought that it would be a great idea to head over to the show before it opened and ride the mini-ramp. We had a full-on session at about 8:30am. Thanks to the official ASR badge with my name on it, the Staff Pro security guards were forced to sit and watch us skate. That badge is gold.

Day-By-Day at ASR - Thursday

by Ryan on Monday, September 15, 2003
I think that after several years of going to trade shows, you become a bit jaded on the whole scene. It’s not like I don’t like going, because I do, but maybe I’ve just been so wrapped up with the day in/day out of operating Skatepark that I didn’t really want to leave. But my attitude changed upon arriving in San Diego.

Day-By-Day at ASR - Friday

by Ryan on Monday, September 15, 2003
Although I didn’t go to bed until late, I woke up early since my body was still on “Florida time.” It gets light out really early on the west coast and the construction starts at sunrise. There were buildings being raised on three sides of our hotel, so sleeping past sun-up was out of the question.

Day by Day at ASR Sept 2002

by Ryan on Friday, September 06, 2002
It’s time once again for the Fall ASR Trade Show. In case you’ve never heard of it, this is where “it’s” all happening. For three days, the entire skateboarding industry will be working, and partying, in San Diego. From the guys that design the concaves, to the reps that write the orders, practically everyone will be there. Although it never works out, I’m going to attempt to give a day-by-day account…first thing I need to do is get a digital camera…