Articles Posted in 2003

A Short Trip To Sarasota Skate Park

by Rob
Monday, December 29, 2003
This weekend, Allen Russell, John Paul Grebe, Ryan Rapp, and I went to another one of those city skate parks run like a baseball field except with too much supervision, which I guess makes it a rollerskating rink…

Harvest Jam All Ages Contest 2003

by CONTEST
Monday, November 24, 2003
Harvest Jam All Ages Contest 2003

Make-A-Wish 2003 As Seen Through Brian Schaefer's Camera

by Brian
Tuesday, November 18, 2003
Make-A-Wish 2003 As Seen Through Brian Schaefer's Camera

Make-A-Wish Road Trip 2003 Day 4

by Ryan
Monday, November 17, 2003
Day four - Sunday

Make-A-Wish Road Trip 2003 Day 3

by Ryan
Sunday, November 16, 2003
Day three - the ripping begins.

Make-A-Wish Road Trip 2003 Day 2

by Ryan
Saturday, November 15, 2003
Day two - we're in Texas now.

Make-A-Wish Road Trip 2003 Day 1

by Ryan
Friday, November 14, 2003
Day one at Tallahasse Skatepark and Hammon, Louisiana.

SPoT on THuG

by Afro-Jim
Thursday, November 06, 2003
SPoT on THuG

Starting With The Basics

by Rob
Saturday, October 18, 2003
I get emailed all the time with questions like "how do I kickflip." I send pretty much the same resposne to people so I thought I'd go ahead and make a short article of it. I’ve seen a lot of tips out there on how to learn tricks, but I’ve never seen anyone mention a method that I’ve used since the early days of my skating.

Day-Bay-Day at ASR - Sunday

by Ryan
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
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
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
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
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.

Ragin' Asian Bayview Invasion Day Three - Sunday, August 31, 2003

by Rob
Monday, September 01, 2003
Today sucked for me. I paid the price for partying last night. I woke up in a chair that doesn't even recline at my friend Jen's house still feeling the evil alcohol from the night before. All I had the energy to do was go to the World's Best Shop Owner contest held at the Deluxe offices...

Ragin' Asian Bayview Invasion Day One - Satruday, August 30, 2003

by Rob
Sunday, August 31, 2003
I just wached the sickest best trick contest I've seen in a while. Ten grand was on the line for the winner. From where I was standing, you can't really tell there's a 12 foot deck on that bank to bank. Some damn good moves thrown down included...

Ragin' Asian Bayview Invasion Day One - Friday, August 29, 2003

by Rob
Saturday, August 30, 2003
Going by the Weekly Poll about how old you are, most of you out there seem to be between 13 and 18. Like 80 years ago when I was that young, I had no idea about the business side of skateboarding, including the crazy trade shows that went down in California every year.

Day-By-Day At Woodward Skate Camp Part Four

by Ryan
Friday, June 20, 2003
Day-By-Day At Woodward Skate Camp Part Four

Rollins Rages & Gives Away CD’s

by PROMOTION
Wednesday, June 18, 2003
Rollins Rages & Gives Away CD’s

Day-By-Day At Woodward Skate Camp Part Three

by Ryan
Saturday, June 14, 2003
Day-By-Day At Woodward Skate Camp Part Two

Day-By-Day At Woodward Skate Camp Part Two

by Ryan
Thursday, June 12, 2003
Day-By-Day At Woodward Skate Camp Part Two

Day-By-Day At Woodward Skate Camp Part One

by Ryan
Tuesday, June 10, 2003
Day-By-Day At Woodward Skate Camp Part One

Oh Canada, Oh Canada (Slam City Jam)

by Ryan
Monday, May 19, 2003
The Skatepark of Tampa out-of-town trips usually consist of some type of work. When we go to San Diego, it’s for the ASR Trade Show. This time it was different...we didn’t have any work to do! That’s right. With the exception of having to wake up at 4:15 in the morning to make my flight to Vancouver at 6:30am, it was basically a vacation.

UGP Kills It With Another Successful "Roots Jam"

by Ryan
Wednesday, May 14, 2003
When pro BMXer, Sean Albright, first started working at Skatepark of Tampa, the existing staff had questions about some riders that came to the Park and would ask, "Hey Sean, you know that one kid that rides a bike that..." Sean would reply, "You know, I don’t personally know every kid that comes here that rides a bike." And the conversation would continue, "Oh, he’s not one of your buddies?" "No, he’s not my buddy," Sean would say. But whether he liked it or not, we still insisted that every BMXer was Sean’s "buddy." It got so bad that we even fabricated a non-existent group that we aptly titled the ‘BMX Buddy Network.’ Check this out, because I really did write about Roots Jam…

Sole Tech Pulled From CCS

by Press
Friday, May 09, 2003
Sole Tech Pulled From CCS

A Skate Park In Wachula…Where?

by Ryan
Wednesday, April 23, 2003
Sean Albright and myself are on the same schedule. We go to bed early and wake up early for skate missions. There’s only one thing unique about the arrangement: Sean rides a bike. Regardless, it still works out very well. A few weeks back, we had an early morning session at the newly constructed Wachula Skate Park. That’s right. Wachula.

“Dude, We’re On The List”

by Afro-Jim
Tuesday, April 15, 2003
After his performance at the Skatepark of Tampa 10-Year Anniversary Party, any witness would agree that Andrew W.K. puts on one entertaining show. Rob Meronek and Andrew W.K.-mark, Afro-Jim, didn’t see enough of Andrew at the Party. They got their fix by heading over to Orlando a couple of weeks ago to check him out at The Social. Check out Afro-Jim’s account of the evening.

Meltdown In The Tampa La Quinta

by Ron Whaley
Wednesday, April 02, 2003
Life is a constant struggle. One day things seem to be looking up and you appreciate that you're lucky enough to be alive. The next day I'm losing my $h!t and wondering, "What happened?"

Dealing With Ankle Sprains

by Jeb
Tuesday, March 25, 2003
We’ve all done it, but we have no idea how to deal with it. Do we use a hot pack or ice? Should we wrap it with an elastic bandage? What if it looks like there’s a golf ball in my ankle? Or much worse, a grapefruit? Confused? Take a minute and read up on how to get back on your board as soon as possible.

Day By Day At Tampa Pro 2003 - Sunday March 16

by Rob
Sunday, March 16, 2003
Continued daily coverage of what's going down at Tampa Pro 2003.

Day By Day At Tampa Pro 2003 - Saturday March 15

by Rob
Saturday, March 15, 2003
Continued daily coverage of what's going down at Tampa Pro 2003.

Day By Day At Tampa Pro 2003 - Friday March 14

by Rob
Friday, March 14, 2003
Continued daily coverage of what's going down at Tampa Pro 2003.

Day By Day At Tampa Pro 2003 - Thursday March 13

by Rob
Thursday, March 13, 2003
Continued daily coverage of what's going down at Tampa Pro 2003.

Day By Day At Tampa Pro 2003 - Wednesday March 12

by Rob
Wednesday, March 12, 2003
Continued daily coverage of what's going down at Tampa Pro 2003.

Day By Day At Tampa Pro 2003 - Tuesday March 11

by Rob
Tuesday, March 11, 2003
Tuesday during the Pro Contest week is not nearly as busy as Tuesday during the Am Contest week. Pro's are still getting out of bed and rolling into town this week.

This Month’s Topic: Performance Nutrition

by Jeb
Friday, February 28, 2003
How many of you have found yourself bailing a trick in a contest or session that you have landed 1000 times in the past? Is it the stubbornness of youth, the persistence of the skateboarder’s obsession to pull a trick, or is it something much simpler?

Youd beter get ur dipLoma n ejucaton,

by Rob
Friday, February 21, 2003
Here’s some crap I spit out about the whole going to college thing, giving up skate and party time, and all that boring grown up stuff. Check this out to waste some time reading it.

Patrick Kerr Skateboard Scholarship

by Kerr
Wednesday, February 19, 2003
Now here’s a new concept: There’s actually a scholarship for being a skateboarder. Not bad. Check this out for more details.

Philanthropy Still Exists

by Ari
Sunday, February 09, 2003
Check out details on The Doogood Conservatory.

Super Bowl Sneak 2003

by Rob
Tuesday, January 28, 2003
Read about how Brian Schaefer managed to sneak into another Super Bowl game with Ryan Clements and Rob Meronek this past weekend.

Yikes - A $10,000 Game Of S-K-A-T-E

by Rob
Saturday, January 25, 2003
Check out photos and video of Eric Koston's Game of S-K-A-T-E at ASR Long Beach

Emerica Demo - January 9, 2004

by Rob
Sunday, January 12, 2003
Emerica Demo - January 9, 2004