Articles Posted in 2004

New Year's Eve 2004 at SPoT

by Rob
Friday, December 31, 2004
This is my least partying New Year's Eve so far, which means much more skating, and that's cool with me...

A Random Session at the Trailer Park Pool

by Rob
Friday, December 31, 2004
A few photos from a random session at the Trailer Park Pool

Mission: Search and Destroy

by Ryan
Tuesday, December 28, 2004
This is one of those search and destroy stories. This pool was actually found a couple of years ago, but everyone involved was too lazy to do anything about it.

DVS Welcomes to the Team, Torey Pudwill

by News
Monday, December 13, 2004
DVS Welcomes to the Team, Torey Pudwill

King of Crete Contest at Skatepark of Orlando

by Ryan
Sunday, December 12, 2004
It wasn't really much of a road trip, but a few of us headed to Skatepark of Orlando on Saturday for the King of Crete Contest at Skatepark of Orlando....

Analog Best Trick Contest

by M.Sinclair
Friday, December 10, 2004
Analog clothing held it's first Best Trick Contest at the Etnies Park in Lake Forest, California last night...

Nike Demo Photos

by Rob
Monday, December 06, 2004
Check out a few photos from the Nike Demo here at the Park

Almost Round 3 Premiere

by Rob
Saturday, December 04, 2004
Are there any skaters you admire and look up to so much that you ask them for a hug while you're trying to get their autograph? I saw kids doing that to Rodney Mullen.

A Random Trip to St. Pete Skatepark

by Rob
Friday, December 03, 2004
Did you ever roll up to some place like "man, that doesn't look too cool," but it ends up being super fun?

Harvest Jam 2004 All Ages Contest Photos

by Rob
Saturday, November 20, 2004
Check out results and a few photos from the 2nd Annual Harvest Jam here at SPoT...

Yep...

by MikeD
Wednesday, November 17, 2004
Alright first up Satellite Hurricane Relief Park. Was the gate locked...Yep. Did we skate anyways...Yep...

A Session at the Busch Ditch

by Rob
Saturday, November 13, 2004
Have you skated the ditch at the Busch Blvd exit off 275 in Tampa yet? Here's a few photos from there...

Matt Ball joins the Dekline Team

by News
Friday, November 12, 2004
Dekline is proud to announce the addition of Matt Ball to its team...

Project Detention Press Release

by News
Wednesday, November 10, 2004
The producers of Bluetorch, Aftermath, and 10 Count are bringing you a third season of their hit action sports television show, “Project Detention.”...

Make-A-Wish Road Trip 2004

by Ryan
Thursday, November 04, 2004
This trip will mark my fourth trip to Texas for the Make-A-Wish Jam and the second year that I’ve actually driven there...

Miami Es Muy Bonita

by Ryan
Wednesday, November 03, 2004
I’ve written about Control Skatepark in Miami a few times. The place is owned by ripping skateboarder, Matt Cantor, and it’s chill as hell.

San Diego Sports Arena Double Set Challenge

by M.Sinclair
Monday, November 01, 2004
For one straight hour about 10 pros and 10 ams hucked themselves down a 4 flat 4 double set. This double set was built to the exact measurements of infamous San Diego Sports Arena double set that Plan B first made popular in Questionable...

Save The World's First Skate Park Rally - Carlsbad Skatepark

by M.Sinclair
Wednesday, October 27, 2004
At the corner of Palomar Airport road and Business Park drive in Carlsbad, California is where a rally went down today to save the first ever skatepark built in California...

Blingfest Rail Challenge

by M.Sinclair
Wednesday, October 27, 2004
I missed the Damn Am at Volcom Saturday Qualifiers to go check out "BLINGFEST" hosted by Active Skateshop out in Rancho Cucamonga, California...

Damn Am at Volcom 2004

by Ryan
Tuesday, October 26, 2004
Where is the party this weekend? I’m in Costa Mesa, California for the Damn Am Volcom Contest once again...

Tim Brauch Honored at the Smithsonian

by News
Tuesday, October 19, 2004
The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington DC now has a permanent traveling display entitled "Sports - Breaking Records, Breaking Barriers" where Tim Brauch is represented...

Another Day In Paradise

by Ryan
Tuesday, October 19, 2004
Once again, Rob Meronek was unable to attend because we had a BMX Contest going on at Skatepark that he needed to work. So I was left with photo duties, along with managing the Team...

SPoT BMX Contest October 2004

by Sean
Monday, October 18, 2004
The Skatepark of Tampa Second Annual BMX Contest was a hit...

Save Carlsbad Skatepark Rally

by News
Friday, October 15, 2004
On March 13, 1976 Carlsbad Skatepark opened, making it the world's first. Covered with dirt in the early 80's it has remained buried for about 20 years but could be easily excavated and restored...

Accel. Ams Win the Etnies GVR Contest

by News
Tuesday, October 12, 2004
Accel. Am's Steve Fauser WON and Rick Eusey took 2nd at the Etnies GVR contest this past weekend at the Etnies skatepark in Lake Forest, Ca.

The Etnies Goofy vs. Regular Contest 2004

by M.Sinclair
Monday, October 11, 2004
This weekend Etnies hosted the first ever Goofy vs. Regular Contest...

Sessions, Etnies, and Red Bull Host the 6th Annual Tim Brauch Memorial Bowl Jam

by News
Wednesday, October 06, 2004
This past weekend saw the first collaboration of the Tim Brauch Memorial Contest and the N-Men’s Strawberry bowl jam...

April Fools??? THE FLOWBOARD, TAKING EXTREME TO THE MAINSTREAM

by News
Friday, October 01, 2004
ESPN and X-Games teamed up with Flowlab to introduce the 1st FLOWBOARDING exhibition at the 10th Annual X-Games this summer...

The Skateboard Feud Winners Have Been Chosen...

by Giveaway
Thursday, September 30, 2004
Below is a table showing each question and the total number of people that chose each answer...

A Random Trip to Sarasota Skatepark

by Rob
Tuesday, September 28, 2004
Since the power went out here due to the hurricane of the week , SPoT employees John Paul Grebe, Jason Fintel, and I decided to go to Sarasota Skatepark for the rest of the afternoon...

Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Park Opens in Scotts Valley, Ca.

by News
Thursday, September 23, 2004
After years of struggle, City Council meetings, and fund raising The Tim Brauch Memorial Skatepark finally broke ground in April...

The Damn Am At Volcom - October 21 to 24, 2004

by News
Wednesday, September 22, 2004
The Damn Am at Volcom is right around the corner...

SPoT Team Rider Elissa Steamer Wins the Gravity Games

by News
Tuesday, September 21, 2004
Experience trumped youth in the Gravity Games inaugural women's skateboard street competition today...

Rune Overcomes Windy Conditions to Win Gold at the Gravity Games

by News
Tuesday, September 21, 2004
What a windy weekend it was for the Gravity Games in Cleveland, Ohio on September 19, 2004...

Surf Expo Expose

by Ryan
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...

SPoT Element Demo September 2004

by Rob
Friday, September 17, 2004
SPoT Element Demo September 2004

Etnies Press Release: Ryan Sheckler Wins $30k

by News
Thursday, September 16, 2004
This past weekend, etnies' own 14-year-old phenomenon Ryan Sheckler took home $30,000 -- his richest win to date.

Team Update From Legacy Skateboards

by News
Wednesday, September 15, 2004
Legacy Skateboards and Matt Mumford are proud to announce the inception of Pat Duffy and Justin Strubing to the Legacy Family...

eS Footwear Press Release: P.J. Ladd Wins Eric Koston's éS Game of SKATE

by News
Tuesday, September 14, 2004
éS Footwear's own P.J. Ladd took home the big $10,000 check at the end of Eric Koston's éS Game of SKATE this weekend at the Action Sports Retailer trade show in San Diego...

eS Game of SKATE @ ASR September 2004

by Rob
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
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.’

Do It While You Can – Back To Woodward

by Ryan
Tuesday, September 07, 2004
I kept on explaining myself to Billy, “Yeah, see, I work a lot of hours at Skatepark...

Texas Skate Jam VIII for the MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION

by News
Tuesday, September 07, 2004
This NOVEMBER 6th we’ll be having the eighth annual Texas Skate Jam benefiting The Make-A-Wish Foundation...

Chet Childress on Sessions

by News
Friday, September 03, 2004
Chet “Crooked Arm” Childress is the newest addition to the Sessions team...

Eric Koston’s éS GAME OF S.K.A.T.E

by News
Friday, September 03, 2004
A tournament game of S.K.A.T.E patterned after the traditional basketball game of H.O.R.S.E...

Aaron Suski On Birdhouse

by News
Wednesday, September 01, 2004
It is official Aaron Suski is Birdhouse Skateboards newest Pro...

Op Girls Learn To Ride

by News
Wednesday, September 01, 2004
Op Girls Learn To Ride, the original series of girls-only action sports clinics in North America, and YM magazine, bring a weekend of action sports and entertainment to Orlando, Florida on September 18-19...

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

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

Back To School Bash All Ages Contest August 2004

by Rob
Saturday, August 28, 2004
Photos from the Back To School Bash All Ages Contest August 2004

éS Footwear Releases Two New Innovative Models for Spring 2005

by News
Friday, August 27, 2004
After extensive Sole Technology Institute (STI) skate research and development in the lab and on the streets...

The Why Are We Doing This Tour

by Ryan
Sunday, August 22, 2004
Not that you really need a good reason to go on a skateboarding tour, but this tour in particular not only didn’t have a purpose, it didn’t have a destination either...

News from enjoi

by News
Thursday, August 19, 2004
After years of playing cowboy with a group that labels themselves as black, when they are clearly Caucasian, Jason "The Kid" Adams has made the decision to have his broken ass nose fixed to fully smell the fresh air here at the greener pastures of enjoi..

From the desk of Sweet Caroline, Roxy team manager...

by News
Wednesday, August 11, 2004
From the desk of Sweet Caroline, Roxy team manager...

Woodward Experience via Josh King

by Ryan
Tuesday, August 10, 2004
It was pretty much a last-minute decision, but we got him up there. Josh's parents were a bit skeptical of the situation, although that's completely understandable...

SPoT 88 Demo

by Rob
Friday, August 06, 2004
Photos and video from the 88 demo...

SPoT Survey Results

by Rob
Thursday, August 05, 2004
A small sample of some of the notes we got on the survey posted on the site...

SPoT Krux Kickflip Challenge 2004

by Rob
Saturday, July 31, 2004
Photos and a writeup from the Krux Kickflip Challenge at Skatepark of Tampa

Dear City of Tampa - Is It Too Much To Ask?

by Ryan
Thursday, July 29, 2004
I'm sure you've all heard about our new public skate park in Tampa, the one just south of Ybor City. It's a bunch of pre-fabricated ramps on a fenced-in, cement slab. Gee, thanks City...

SPoT eS Game of S.K.A.T.E.

by Rob
Wednesday, July 28, 2004
Photos from the Skatepark of Tampa stop on the eS Game of S.K.A.T.E. tour.

Afro-Jim's Trip to Houston 2004

by Afro-Jim
Monday, July 19, 2004
I’ve never driven 18 hours straight through – especially skating along the way. I left on July 1st for Houston with my roommate Darren and my friend from Naples who skates, Jerome...

East Coast/Woodward Road Trip 2004

by Ryan
Thursday, July 08, 2004
Yep, it’s already time again. It’s been a little bit over a month since the last trip (to Minnesota) and we’ve decided to conquer the road yet once again...

Today’s Session

by MattCantor
Thursday, June 24, 2004
Have you ever had one of those days of skating that you'll end up remembering years after it happened?

Free Flow Contest at Vans Skatepark

by Ryan
Tuesday, June 22, 2004
So, we took the crew over there this past Saturday to check out the contest. Considering that basically every single event runs late, we decidedly arrived late, too...

The Orlando Brick Quarters

by Rob
Friday, June 18, 2004
Apparently, some bikers removed the bars that were put along the endless brick quarterpipes at this spot...

Woodward's Playstation Big Hook Up Contest

by Rob
Thursday, June 17, 2004
We let the guys from Woodward have the street course for a few hours yesterday to run this thing they called the Playstation Big Hook Up. Check out some photos.

School's Out Jam All Ages Contest June 12, 2004

by Rob
Saturday, June 12, 2004
Photos and video from the School's Out Jam All Ages Contest June 12, 2004

1500 Miles To Minneapolis

by Ryan
Thursday, June 03, 2004
How do you get eight skateboarders to the Damn Am Contest in Minneapolis, Minnesota in two days, while stopping to skate in Louisville, Kentucky? You drive...

5th Annual Free Day - Thunder Trucks High Ollie Challenge

by Rob
Saturday, May 29, 2004
5th Annual Free Day - Thunder Trucks High Ollie Challenge

A Conversation and Interview With Nate Sherwood

by Rob
Friday, May 28, 2004
Check out a sample of the world of Nate Sherwood in this email conversation between Rob and Nate that took place over the last couple weeks.

Tampa Pro Tampa Pro 2004 Video Premiere at Masquerade in Ybor City

by Rob
Monday, May 24, 2004
Party photos from the Tampa Pro 2004 Video Premiere

SPoT Ben Hill Demo 2004

by Rob
Monday, May 24, 2004
The crew does another demo at Ben Hill Junior High

Bayview Rumble and the Wallenberg Big Four Challenge

by Ryan
Tuesday, May 18, 2004
Skateboarding history goes down at the Wallenberg Big Four.

Another Sacrifice

by PROMO
Tuesday, May 11, 2004
My mother passed away on May 5, 2004. I will remember that day forever...

Dave Chappelle & Posse Take Lessons

by Afro-Jim
Wednesday, May 05, 2004
His whole crew finally arrived by 1:30am and the spirits began to flow...

SPoT Team Trip to Pensacola

by Ryan
Saturday, May 01, 2004
SPoT Team Trip to Pensacola

Shaqueefa SRQ Tour

by Adam
Tuesday, April 27, 2004
Adam Burgess and crew hit up SRQ...

Double-Check Your First Impressions

by RYAN
Thursday, April 15, 2004
Whether we like to admit it or not, we all judge others from appearance at first. It's to be expected though, because if you don't know someone, then what else is there to judge them on other than appearance?

Either You're With Us, Or Against Us

by John Paul
Tuesday, April 13, 2004
On Saturday, March 27th, four kids from Ft. Lauderdale were caught sneaking into the second session....

Spring Roll All Ages Contest - April 10, 2004

by Rob
Saturday, April 10, 2004
Spring Roll All Ages Contest - April 10, 2004

La Quinta: Part 10

by Ron Whaley
Wednesday, April 07, 2004
I remember my first experience being in Tampa for the contest. Straight off the plane and in the taxi en route to our deluxe accommodations. With me were Jeff Kendall and Israel Forbes...

Baker Demo

by Rob
Saturday, April 03, 2004
Baker Demo

Derewenko's Darkroom

by Mike D
Friday, April 02, 2004
Derewenko's Darkroom

In Control - Sort of...

by Ryan
Tuesday, March 30, 2004
Want to read about what Brian Schaefer, Rob Meronek, Ryan Clements, Afro-Jim Choquette, Ian Gow, Scotty Conley, Tommy Presley, Chris Lehman, Matt Giles, Big Al Russell, and Mike Derewenko did last weekend in Miami?

Ricky Ronda vs. the Police Boxing Match

by Promo
Wednesday, March 24, 2004
Ricky Ronda vs. the Police Boxing Match

Tampa Pro 2004 Day 5: Sunday, March 15, 2004

by Rob
Monday, March 15, 2004
The skating on Sunday was amazing. Bastien had the place in an uproar during every run...

Tampa Pro 2004 Awards

by Rob
Monday, March 15, 2004
There is not enough time and not enough awards to give one to every single person that deserves one...

Tampa Pro 2004 Contest After Party

by Rob
Monday, March 15, 2004
It was nice to see everyone out at the Green Room after the Contest. I guess these photos might be a little dull if you weren't there, but oh well.

Tampa Pro 2004 Saturday Nightlife

by Rob
Sunday, March 14, 2004
More good times, everyone out late, and it's all going down again tonight after we see one of the best Semi-Finals we've had in a long time...

Tampa Pro 2004 World Industries Moat Race

by Rob
Saturday, March 13, 2004
Kids will do anything for product, including having a race in sketchy sewage running through a moat going around the Park. Check out the antics here.

Tampa Pro 2004 Vert Contest

by Rob
Saturday, March 13, 2004
Everyone in the Vert Contest ripped so hard they all made it to the Finals. Well, maybe it was because there was only 15 of them. Here are some photos from the contest...

Tampa Pro 2004 Day 4: Saturday Street Qualifiers

by Rob
Saturday, March 13, 2004
It seems like it was definitely harder to make the cut today that it was yesterday. The computer's random sort landed a ton of rippers in todays heats...

Tampa Pro 2004 Day 3: Friday Nightlife

by Rob
Saturday, March 13, 2004
The same old fun times with great friends never gets old...

Tampa Pro 2004 Friday Street Qualifiers

by Rob
Friday, March 12, 2004
Photos from Friday's Street Qualifiers

Tampa Pro 2004 Team Manager and Industry VIP Contest

by Rob
Friday, March 12, 2004
Ryan Clements wins it...

Tampa Pro 2004 Day 2: Thursday Nightlife

by Rob
Friday, March 12, 2004
Man that Red Bull art party thing last night in the Transitions Art Gallery here was pretty fun...

Tampa Pro 2004 Day 2: Thursday

by Rob
Thursday, March 11, 2004
Chris Cole is definitely going to be in the Finals if he keeps skating like he did yesterday. Perfect switch 360 flips and high speed kickflip backside tail slides are a few things he's consistently throwing down out there...

Tampa Pro 2004 Day 1: Wednesday

by Rob
Wednesday, March 10, 2004
There's nothing much going on today. A few pros have shown up early, but as usual, it's nowhere near the amount of skaters as we see during the Tampa Am week...

Vans Demo

by Ryan
Wednesday, March 10, 2004
The Vans Team showed up casually late last Saturday night, but put on one great demo regardless...

SPoT Spot Check: The Texas Ditch

by Rob
Saturday, March 06, 2004
Schaefer and I hit up the pretty well known Texas Ditch on our way back from San Francisco to Tampa for Tampa Pro 2004. It's right off of Exit 400 on Interstate 10 that cuts through Texas...

DAY TRIPPIN' TO THE EAST COAST

by Ryan
Saturday, March 06, 2004
There was a contest at the Satellite Beach Skate Park on the 29th, so we decided to head over there for the day. It's kind of a long drive from Tampa, so we left my house at 7:30am...well, not really, because Scotty, Ian, and Pat were 35 minutes late...

Metro 1-Year Anniversary Party

by Ryan
Wednesday, February 25, 2004
Metro Skatepark is located a couple hours outside of Tampa in a town called Sanford. As you get off of I-4 and head towards the park, the surroundings are pretty nice. But it progressively gets worse as you near Metro...

Static II

by J. Stewart
Sunday, February 15, 2004
Skate videos...who needs 'em? Am I right? I mean, have you SEEN how many of these things come out every year? It's a downright travesty if you ask me. I've been filming and making skate videos for over 10 years now. So I'm not exactly void of blame in the matter...

Tampa Am 2004 World Industries Moat Race

by Rob
Wednesday, January 28, 2004
Tampa Am 2004 World Industries Moat Race

Tampa Am 2004 Video Footage

by Rob
Wednesday, January 28, 2004
Tampa Am 2004 Video Footage

Tampa Am 2004 Vert Contest

by Rob
Wednesday, January 28, 2004
Tampa Am 2004 Vert Contest

Tampa Am 2004 Contest After Party

by Rob
Wednesday, January 28, 2004
Tampa Am 2004 Contest After Party

Tampa Am 2004 Chill Time

by Rob
Wednesday, January 28, 2004
Tampa Am 2004 Chill Time

Tampa Am 2004 Sunday Finals

by Rob
Wednesday, January 28, 2004
Tampa Am 2004 Sunday Finals

Tampa Am 2004 Day Three: Saturday

by Rob
Wednesday, January 28, 2004
Tampa Am 2004 Day Three: Saturday

Tampa Am 2004 2nd Annual Old Man Bowl Jam

by Rob
Wednesday, January 28, 2004
Tampa Am 2004 2nd Annual Old Man Bowl Jam

SPoT 11-Year Anniversary Party

by Rob
Tuesday, January 27, 2004
SPoT 11-Year Anniversary Party

Tampa Am 2004 Day Two: Friday

by Rob
Friday, January 23, 2004
Tampa Am 2004 Day Two: Friday

Tampa Am 2004 Day One: Thrusday

by Rob
Thursday, January 22, 2004
Tampa Am 2004 Day One: Thrusday

ASR San Diego January 2004 Day One

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

Surf Expo - January 2004

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

The Other Skatepark of Tampa

by Rob
Friday, January 02, 2004
Did you know there was a free skate park run by the City of Tampa? Well, it's not really free since taxpayers of the City probably got ripped off on those metal ramps…