Articles Posted in 2011

Boards for Bros 2011 Christmas Eve Distribution

by Porpe
Sunday, December 25, 2011
On Christmas Eve Boards for Bros crew went out and distributed over 100 skateboards

Digital Product Toss Results: Blind James Craig Deck

by Rob
Friday, December 23, 2011
Everyone gets a random number assigned, sorted, and someone whose email starts with "rhdixon79" came out on top. Check your email, Mr. rhdixon79. Thanks for diving in on this DPT. Check out all the comments submitted here. They're in the random order that was done for the drawing. Watch for another DPT real soon.

Toys for Tatas 2011

by Rob
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Before the year closes out, we go on one last charity mission for the underprivileged kids out there. Tech Deck and Boards for Bros hooked it up for our 6am drive through at the local nudie joint. It's an event called Toys for Tatas hosted by radio personality Bubba the Love Sponge and his crew. Thanks for all the radio mentions and a little bit of airtime. I hope those kids are as happy as we are.

Boards for Bros North Carolina 2011

by Womble
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Embassy Skate Shop and Ed Womble did a Boards for Bros distribution in North Carolina.

SPoT Ghetto Christmas Party 2011

by Rob
Monday, December 19, 2011
It's been ten years of the SPoT Ghetto Christmas Party. Here is a small sample of the madness in my camera when I woke up.

Nerd Out: Tampa Am 2011 Live Broadcast Statistics

by Rob
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Hopefully if you weren't in Tampa, you got to check out the live broadcast here on the site that we do for Sunday's Semi-Finals, Finals, and Best Trick. Sometimes I love numbers, so let's dive into some.

Boards for Bros 2011: First Distribution

by Rob
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Our friend Andreas works with kids in an outreach program and told us about a gathering he was having in Robles Park last Saturday with some kids from the area. We figured it was a good time to unload a bunch of Boards for Bros completes at once.

Tampa Am 2011 After-Party and Damn Am of the Year Awards

by Rob
Friday, December 09, 2011
Thanks to everyone who joined in on the dance party and good times at the Tampa Am After-Party at The Bricks. We also had the Damn Am of the Year Awards. Check out a classic list of party photos and some banter.

Tampa Am 2011 Sunday Awards and Credits

by Rob
Friday, December 09, 2011
Sunday at Tampa Am was a crazy day for our staff. From them running the shop and the largest crowd of the weekend to us putting the finishing touches on the live broadcast production, Sunday is a very hectic day, but also the most fun and the best skating.

SB Chronicles Premiere at SPoT

by Porpe
Thursday, December 08, 2011
The building was full for the SB Chronicles premiere at SPoT that was shown after Saturday's Tampa Am Qualifiers.

Tampa Am 2011 Saturday and SB Chronicles Premiere

by Rob
Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Saturday at Tampa Am was another 117 people in the Qualifiers and the premiere of Volume One of the Nike SB Chronicles.

Friday at Tampa Am 2011

by Rob
Tuesday, December 06, 2011
A few skate and lurk photos from the day at the Park and also the Dr. Octagon show in Ybor.

How Trevor Colden Won Tampa Am 2011

by Rob
Monday, December 05, 2011
It was real close between Luke Hampton and Trevor Colden, but when the dust settled, it was Trevor in first by less than a point.

Tampa Am 2011 Thursday Welcome to Town Party

by Rob
Monday, December 05, 2011
I don't want it to be over, so all week long, I'm going to be sharing my photos from the Tampa Am weekend here. The Thursday night Welcome to Town Art Show and Party seems like it was already so long ago.

Tampa Am Semi-Finals Skater List

by Rob
Saturday, December 03, 2011
Top 10 from the Semi-Finals skaters below make the cut to the Finals to join Shawn Hale and Evan Smith who both qualified first on Friday and Saturday and get to skip the Semi-Finals. Watch it all right here at noon EST on Sunday live.

Digital Product Toss Results: Johnny Romano Real Deck

by Rob
Saturday, December 03, 2011
Everyone gets a random number assigned, sorted, and someone whose email starts with "jblackburnjr" came out on top. Check your email, Mr. jblackburnjr. Thanks for diving in on this DPT. Check out all the comments submitted here. They're in the random order that was done for the drawing. Watch for another DPT real soon.

Tampa Am 2011 Skater List for Friday and Saturday

by Rob
Thursday, December 01, 2011
The full list of who's skating in the Qualifiers at Tampa Am 2011.

Digital Product Toss Results: Danny Garcia Habitat Deck

by Rob
Thursday, December 01, 2011
Everyone gets a random number assigned, sorted, and someone whose email starts with "spudz14" came out on top. Check your email, Mr. spudz14. Thanks for diving in on this DPT. Check out all the comments submitted here. They're in the random order that was done for the drawing. Watch for another DPT real soon.

Shake Junt Premiere at The Bricks

by Rob
Monday, November 28, 2011
Thanks to everyone that came out for the Shake Junt premiere. Thanks to Shake Junt for the promo and Shane Heyl for the personal letter.

Early Morning on Black Friday 2011 Presented by Vans

by Rob
Friday, November 25, 2011
Thanks to everyone who waited overnight and hung out to skate and shop today with us on a nice Black Friday morning after turkey blasting ourselves.

Getting Ready for Black Friday

by Rob
Thursday, November 24, 2011
We were at the Park early this morning getting ready for tomorrow's big sale and free skating before moving on to stuff our faces. Thanks to Vans for hooking it up. Check out a few photos of what we set up today.

Black Friday Weekend Sale Presented by Vans

by Rob
Monday, November 21, 2011
Our Black Friday Weekend Sale presented by Vans begins at midnight EST online and 7am at the Skatepark of Tampa Shop. All Vans shoes and apparel are 25% off. The entire store is 15% off, even things that are already on sale. This goes on through Sunday at midnight.

New SPoT Course Completed November 2011

by Rob
Monday, November 21, 2011
The new course is done. Watch it get destroyed live online during Tampa Am on December 4th at noon.

Faces of Deck Art Show at The Bricks

by Rob
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Over 50 artists were in on this one. If you were at The Bricks last night for the show, thanks for stopping by. I got a nice chill cam dump out of it.

Course Construction Progress and Shop Tour: November 18, 2011

by Rob
Friday, November 18, 2011
Take a stroll through the Shop while you check out course construction progress.

The Seamus Ramp

by Rob
Thursday, November 17, 2011
It was a quick session after work and before the fast sundown at The Seamus Ramp.

Warped Tour 2011

by Jorge
Thursday, November 17, 2011
I know Warped Tour happened a couple months ago, but check out what happened when Skatepark of Tampa occupied it.

P-Rod Best Trick Contest 2011

by Jorge
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Thanks everyone for coming out to the P-Rod Best Trick contest. Hopefully you got some free gear courtesy of Nike SB.

Boards for Bros Kabul, Afghanistan

by Porpe
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Filmer Joe has a brother in the military who is stationed in Afghanistan. He had a box full of Boards for Bros donations shipped to his base to do a distribution for us. Maybe one day we will be doing Damn Am Afghan and distributing more Boards for Bros with him.

Course Construction November 16, 2011

by Rob
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Just a few days left to go. Is that a hip?

Course Construction, November 15, 2011

by Rob
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Course construction continues for 2011.

A Rant About Our Local Gub'ment and Their New Skateboard Facility

by Rob
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
As a private business that makes money by having people pay for admission at a skateboard facility, we get super heated when a gub'ment, especially in our own hometown, tries to build a skatepark with tax money and then charge kids to skate it.

Course Construction November 14, 2011

by Rob
Monday, November 14, 2011
We're in the middle of our 19th annual course re-construction. Schaefer, Nick, Alex, Bobby, Frosty, Jacob, and Mark are tearing it down and Team Pain is going to build it right back up new.

Harvest Jam Presented by Expedition 2011

by Rob
Monday, November 14, 2011
Photos and video from the Harvest Jam Presented by Expedition 2011.

SPoT All Ages Awards End of Year 2011 Final Results

by Rob
Sunday, November 13, 2011
The End of Year Awards are calculated by taking your top two placings from contests during the year. Here are the final results for 2011.

Tony Hawk Stand Up For Skateparks Event in Vegas

by Ryan
Sunday, November 13, 2011
The bottom line: The event raises awareness, and most importantly money through donations and auctions, for the building of skate parks in the areas that need them most. The Tony Hawk Foundation has monetarily contributed to nearly 500 skate parks. Talk about concrete evidence of effectiveness!

SPoT All Ages End of Year Awards Standings So Far

by Rob
Thursday, November 10, 2011
There's one more contest left in the year: Harvest Jam All Ages Contest Presented by Expedition on Saturday, November 12. Here are the standings so far. Right after the Harvest Jam, we will update these results and all head over to The Bricks for the All Ages Awards.

Road Trip to NYC Street League 2011

by Ryan
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
In Part 1 of my bike ride up the east coast I went from Tampa to NYC to watch Street League. Here’s Part 2, which was NYC to Tampa

Chill Time South Africa 2011

by Ryan
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
I’m sure by now you’ve seen plenty of coverage from the Maloof South Africa event, but maybe you haven’t seen some amazing non-skating photos yet.

Damn Am of the Year 2011 Results

by Rob
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
If you make the cut to Sunday at at least two Damn Am contests during the year, you're in the running for Damn Am of the Year. Your top two Sunday scores are averaged to get the final score. Results for 2011 are here.

15th Annual Johnny Romano Skate Jam Benefitting Make-A-Wish

by Rob
Monday, November 07, 2011
Porpe shot photos at the 15th Annual charity event in Texas.

Halloween and Guavaween at The Bricks

by Rob
Monday, October 31, 2011
Friday night at The Bricks was a pre-party before the night of Guavaween. Here's some photos from each night and some video footage of Ryan Clements' amazing costume.

Blowing it in Tampa Am

by Rob
Monday, October 31, 2011
If you're coming to skate Tampa Am next month, don't worry about blowing it. I went through 10 years of results to find some interesting names at the bottom of each day's Qualifiers for Tampa Am. It almost seems like it's an honor to get DFL at this point. Someone needs to step in and make a trophy for that.

Boards for Bros South Africa 2011

by Rob
Friday, October 28, 2011
Porpe packed up an extra checked back on the trip to South Africa so he could hook up a bunch of locals with some completes.

Krux Kickflip Challenge 2011

by Rob
Friday, October 28, 2011
Photos from the Krux Kickflip Challenge.

Tampa Am 2011: Thanks for Watching

by Rob
Thursday, October 27, 2011
The full details for the weekend on Tampa Am 2011.

Boards for Bros Assembly Line

by Rob
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Last night there was a volunteer session for putting all the Boards for Bros donated skateboard parts together. We'll be rolling through some local neighborhoods as usual this year in December. Thanks for your support of our charity. If you have questions or hardgoods to donate, email ryan@skateparkftampa.com.

Damn Am Woodward West 2011

by Rob
Thursday, October 27, 2011
What a weekend. The last Damn Am of 2011 is a wrap. Check out photos and video from a weekend of ripping skating in the woods.

Tampa Am 2011: Already in the Cut

by Rob
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Top two from all Damn Ams of the year get a spot directly in the Tampa Am Semi-Finals, bypassing 200+ rippers that have to fight for a top 16 spot in the Qualifiers. Those skaters are...

Woodward Damn Am Semi-Finals Heats

by Rob
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Top 10 from the Semi-Finals Heats make the cut to join Chase Webb and Oscar Meza in the Finals.

Woodward West Vert Contest Skaters

by Rob
Saturday, October 22, 2011
These 10 twirling toddlers are up for the Vert Contest starting in an hour.

Damn Am Woodward West Qualifer Heats

by Rob
Friday, October 21, 2011
Here are the Friday and Saturday Qualifier Heats for Damn Am Woodward West Presented by Volcom, CONS, and The Skateboard Mag. Top 16 from each day make the cut to Sunday's Semi-Finals with 1st place on each day going straight to the Finals.

Mixing Bid'niss and Pleasure with Nike

by Rob
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Clem, Schaefer, and my fellow Innetech inventory slangster Justin Ryan were with me in Portland last week for some meetings with our friends at Nike to go over all kinds of things. Here are a few photos and some video.

Digital Product Toss Results: Birdhouse Team Deck #3

by Rob
Monday, October 10, 2011
Everyone gets a random number assigned, sorted, and someone whose email starts with "gruelicktito" came out on top. Check your email, Mr. Gruelick. Thanks for diving in on this DPT. Check out all the comments submitted here. They're in the random order that was done for the drawing. Watch for another DPT real soon.

Skateboard Stocking Stuffers for Christmas: A Few Ideas From SPoT

by Rob
Thursday, October 06, 2011
Christmas shopping is not easy, especially with how busy we all get at this time of the year. Below are a few shopping carts we came up with that might help you out with some stocking stuffer ideas.

Maloof Money Cup South Africa 2011

by Rob
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
A few photos from the weekend and some video from my phone that I'm always putting in your face.

Maloof South Africa Am Street Jams

by Rob
Sunday, October 02, 2011
Things get going at noon South African time today on Sunday.

Maloof Money Cup South Africa 2011 Street Qualifiers Jams

by Rob
Saturday, October 01, 2011
Top 12 make the cut to the Brackets on Sunday. This is an open/invite contest so you'll see some ams in there.

Arrival in Kimberley, South Africa

by Rob
Thursday, September 29, 2011
We just arrived on site at the Maloof Money Cup Skate Plaza in Kimberley, South Africa. I came out a few days early to see the cast of Lion King in real life and do the usual tourist mission. Here's a few photos from all that.

Booze Cruise September 2011

by Rob
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Thanks to everyone who joined us for this one. Here are photos and a great video from Joe Pelham that documents the night.

A Half Bottle of Wine and Dine at Our Joint: The Bricks

by Rob
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Wine bottles are half off every Wednesday. I'm not at The Bricks daily, so half way into my beer when I learned of this, Brittany and I got our bangin' bottle of Dynamite for under $18.

Cigar City Dunk Release at SPoT Skate Shop Ybor City

by Rob
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
I still can’t believe how lucky I got being able to be part of the culture and lifestyle of all of these amazing things well into the ripe old age I’m at now. Check photos and video from the release here.

Maloof Line Challenge Vegas 2011

by Rob
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Porpe's photos from the Maloof Line Challenge Vegas 2011.

Agenda NYC 2011

by Rob
Friday, September 16, 2011
Justin and I got the opportunity to head to NYC a few weeks ago for Agenda. Colin found out and wanted to meet us up there for some work and good times, too. We flew in an entire day early to skate around and experience the City life.

Tampa to NYC for Street League

by Ryan
Friday, September 16, 2011
Here’s Part 1 of my trip from my motorcycle ride from Tampa to NYC for Street League. With Street League one weekend and Maloof DC the following, it was the perfect opportunity to head up the east coast.

eS Game of SKATE at SPoT 2011

by Rob
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Who knows what's really going on with eS, but we're definitely going to keep doing these Games of SKATE. About 120 of you came out to put it down on the flatground...

Damn Am Canada 2011 Presented by Billabong

by Rob
Monday, September 12, 2011
A few photos and video from the weekend in Toronto for Damn Am 2011.

Damn Am Canada 2011 Qualifier Jams

by Rob
Friday, September 09, 2011
Top 12 from the Qualifiers make the cut to the Finals.

Maloof Money Cup DC 2011: Photos and Tourist Mission

by Rob
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
Some photos from the Contest and around the city.

Maloof Money Cup DC 2011 Skate Sequences

by Rob
Tuesday, September 06, 2011
It's been a long and hard-working day. I have no energy left to talk crap about these sequences. Sorry, no captions. Here's a few sequences.

Maloof Money Cup DC Am Jams and Live Webcast

by Rob
Saturday, September 03, 2011
The skaters in the Maloof Money Cup Am Contest in DC.

Maloof Money Cup DC Semi-Finals Jams and Live Webcast

by Rob
Saturday, September 03, 2011
Heath Kirchart and Brandon Westgate are the two wildcards joining the top 10 from the Qualifiers. They meet the top 12 from Maloof NYC. It's going to be an amazing Semi-Finals. Check out the live webcast and jams below.

Maloof Money Cup DC 2011 Qualifiers Jams

by Rob
Friday, September 02, 2011
Top 10 from the Qualifiers below make the cut to the Semi-Finals to join two Wildcards picked by the judges.

Maloof DC Course Construction 2011

by Rob
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Schaefer just discovered planking like your dad. Porpe is demonstrating how it's done during construction at the Maloof Money Cup DC plaza.

Empire Backyard Party 2011

by Rob
Monday, August 29, 2011
Photos and video from the Empire Backyard Party 2011.

Empire Backyard Pre-Party and Three 6 Mafia

by Rob
Saturday, August 27, 2011
We arrived in Montreal today where the Empire crew is preparing for the Backyard Party. Tonight was their 12-Year Anniversary Party with Three 6 Mafia. The whole thing is on live webcast today at 4pm at push.ca/byp.

Maloof Money Cup DC 2011 Skater List

by Rob
Thursday, August 25, 2011
A list of the ams and pros invited to the Maloof Money Cup DC 2011.

Hawk Lands at SPoT

by Rob
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
It’s been a long time since Tony Hawk has skated in a demo at Skatepark of Tampa. I’m talking 90’s here. Big thanks to Tony and the entire Birdhouse crew for swinging by SPoT on their MIA to NYC Tour.

Maloof Best Line Challenge Presented by MAGIC

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

Shanghai Tourist Mission

by Rob
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Photos from around the city and other places we went while in Shanghai for the Damn Am Contest.

Damn Am Shanghai 2011

by Rob
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
What's amateur skateboarding like on the other side of the world? We got to experience it in a classic contest setting when Nike SB invited us to be a part of their City Jam contest series that ran all through south east Asia to qualify skaters for this Final one.

Damn Am Shanghai Finals Jams

by Rob
Saturday, August 20, 2011
First place in the Finals get an all expense paid trip to Tampa and 10,000RMB.

Damn Am Shanghai Qualifiers Jams

by Rob
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Top 12 from the 24 skaters below that have qualified for this Damn Am stop in Shanghai that leads to Tampa Am make the cut to the Finals tomorrow.

Zero/DGK Fresh 'Til Death Demo

by Rob
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Thanks to Zero and DKG for an amazing demonstration of ripping skateboarding. Check some photos...

CONS Coastal Carnage 2011

by Rob
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
What a weekend on the beach in the middle of some serious crowd madness on Huntington Beach. Check out some photos and video.

Meeting Cameron Diaz in LAX

by Rob
Monday, August 08, 2011
We ran into Cameron Diaz in the airport on the way home from Coastal Carnage. She was on her way to Tampa with us to see her boyfriend. She made it very fun to meet her.

Coastal Carnage 2011 Finals Jams

by Rob
Sunday, August 07, 2011
Coastal Carnage is live on Fuel TV at 4pm EST and live on the web right here.

CONS Coastal Carnage 2011 Qualifier Jams

by Rob
Friday, August 05, 2011
Top 12 make the cut to Sunday's Finals and join three wild cards that will be announced on Saturday.

Lil Wayne Skateboarding at Skatepark of Tampa

by Rob
Thursday, August 04, 2011
After I left at about 4am this morning while Weezy and crew were still skating, Porpe stayed behind to take care of them and close up the Park. He filmed Lil Wayne saying some nice words about Skatepark of Tampa plus some footage of him dropping in at the Bowl. That sure looked like a fun 5am session. Thanks for stopping by, Wayne. Thanks for filming and shooting photos, Porpe.

Free Day Presented by So Rad

by Porpe
Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Photos and Joey's video from the Free Day Presented by So Rad.

Gatorade Free Flow Tour 2011

by Porpe
Tuesday, August 02, 2011
Porpe's photos from the Gatorade Free Flow Tour 2011.

A Few Extra Days in Copenhagen

by Ryan
Monday, August 01, 2011
After CPH PRO, Rob took off on his own private Euro-trip while a few of us stayed back and did a little extra work. But the work was laid back, exactly in the Copenhagen fashion.

Nike SB Space Jams Release at SPoT Skate Shop Ybor

by Rob
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Last weekend, the line into SPoT Skate Shop Ybor started the night before for the Nike SB Space Jams release. Thanks to everyone who stopped by.

P-Rod V Shoe Release Weekend in Barcelona

by Rob
Monday, July 25, 2011
I was in Barcelona this weekend for the P-Rod V shoe release. Check out a bunch of photos and video...

Digital Product Toss Results: A Week at Woodward

by Rob
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Everyone gets a random number assigned, sorted, and someone whose email starts with "sean.ba" came out on top. Check your email, Mr. Sean. Thanks for diving in on this DPT. Check out all the comments submitted here. They're in the random order that was done for the drawing. Watch for another DPT real soon.

The Bricks and SPoT Skate Shop Ybor One Year Anniversary Party Presented by Vans

by Rob
Monday, July 18, 2011
What a Saturday. If you were here, thanks for stopping by to celebrate a year in with us. Here are a few photos.

Billabong in Florida

by Rob
Friday, July 15, 2011
One of our favorite Team Managers whose personality increases with every can of sauce tipped was recently here in Florida with the whole Billabong crew. Brian Fick sent over these photos of their stop at SPoT, some gator adventures, and a meal at The Bricks of Columbus, aka Brocatos.

Alex Bowers' Product Banter

by Rob
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Alex has some great product descriptions for things coming through the Shop.

Digital Product Toss Results: Plan B Torey Pudwill Deck

by Rob
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Everyone gets a random number assigned, sorted, and someone whose email starts with "zacchris" came out on top. Check your email, Mr. Zac. Thanks for diving in on this DPT.

Boardslide Lessons with the Skate Campers

by Rob
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
The skate campers were on some boardslide lessons with Alex when I walked through the Park just now...

Like it was 1980!

by Zach
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
If you've ever showed up for Tampa Tuesdays at the SPoT bowl then you most likely recognize all the usual suspects here. A couple weeks ago we discussed a trip heading east to skate the property developed very quickly into a full scale, weekend party on skateboards.

Lunch at The Bricks and A Tour of SPoT Skate Shop Ybor

by Rob
Monday, July 11, 2011
With this crazy travel schedule, it's been three weeks since I've been at the home base here in Tampa. The thing you miss the most about home is familiar meals. My first had to be The Bricks followed by a stroll through SPoT Skate Shop Ybor. Next weekend is our One Year Anniversary Party. What a year. That was fast, just as all good times are.

Skatepark of Tampa Social

by Rob
Monday, July 11, 2011
All the content from our social networks in one place...

Go Skateboarding Day Benefiting Boards for Bros Costa Rica

by Porpe
Thursday, July 07, 2011
Porpe went to Costa Rica with some boards to give out...

AmsterDamn Am 2011 Sequences

by Rob
Wednesday, July 06, 2011
Skate photo sequences from the weekend.

AmsterDamn Am 2011 Presented by Volcom

by Rob
Wednesday, July 06, 2011
Photos from the weekend.

AmsterDamn Am 2011 Live Webcast

by Rob
Saturday, July 02, 2011
The 28 skaters in the Semi-Finals. Top 10 make the cut to the Finals.

AmsterDamn Am 2011 Qualifiers Heats

by Rob
Friday, July 01, 2011
The top 30 make the cut to Sunday. Things get going at 1pm in Amsterdam tomorrow and are live on the web.

Lurk Through Prague 2011

by Rob
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
I've been on a train in Belgium for the last two hours going the wrong direction thanks to some train station guy that told me the wrong way to go. Oh well, nice adventure. I'm on my way to Bruge to meet Rothmeyer. Here's a few photos of tourist mission through Prague for a quick 24 hours.

Street League Kansas City 2011

by Rob
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
I took a short trip to Kansas City for Street League. I really enjoyed my time there since I didn’t officially have to work, but there was still plenty of work-related socializing to be done.

Copenhagen Pro 2011 Presented by DC

by Rob
Monday, June 27, 2011
People were calling it the Tampa Pro of Europe. These photos and video show why. What a weekend!

Copenhagen Pro 2011 Qualifiers Jams

by Rob
Friday, June 24, 2011
Copenhagen Pro 2011 Qualifiers Jams

Randoms From Copenhagen 2011

by Rob
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Our first day in Copenhagen involved a travel recovery nap early in the morning, then rolling through the city on bikes and boards, wrapping up with a nice dinner with our Copenhagen friends over the intricacies of the sketchy skateboard industry and our favorite pros that are in town this weekend.

School's Out Jam 2011 Presented by KR3W

by Rob
Monday, June 20, 2011
Photos and results from the School's Out Jam 2011 Presented by Krew.

Digital Product Toss Results: Birdhouse Team Deck

by Rob
Monday, June 20, 2011
Everyone gets a random number assigned, sorted, and someone whose email starts with "alex78" came out on top. Check your email, Mr. Alex. Thanks for diving in on this DPT.

Nike SB Slayer Dunk Release at SPoT Skate Shop Ybor

by Rob
Thursday, June 16, 2011
The Slayer Dunks went on sale this morning at SPoT Skate Shop Ybor to a line of our friends that all have the same infatuation: a grand foot fetish. Check out photos and some video here.

Clem's Texts From Street League Kansas City

by Rob
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Clem is at Street League in Kansas City right now blowing up my phone with texts. Here's a few from his day so far. Street League is live at 4pm California time today.

Digital Product Toss Results: Alien Workshop McGrath Deck

by Rob
Friday, June 10, 2011
Everyone gets a random number assigned, sorted, and someone whose email starts with "Mattedhairs" came out on top. Check your email, Mr. Hairs. Thanks for diving in on this DPT.

Transworld Video Premiere at The Bricks

by Rob
Tuesday, June 07, 2011
We showed the new Transworld video at The Bricks last night.

Maloof Money Cup NYC 2011

by Rob
Tuesday, June 07, 2011
Photos and sequences. What a weekend. I'll be back soon for a repeat.

Maloof Saturday PRO Semi-Finals Jams

by Rob
Saturday, June 04, 2011
Maloof Saturday PRO Semi-Finals Jams - top 12 make the cut to Sunday Finals.

Maloof Sunday AM Contest Jams

by Rob
Thursday, June 02, 2011
The Am Contest gets going at 11am on Sunday with a live webcast at Fuel.tv.

Maloof Saturday PRO Qualifiers Jams

by Rob
Thursday, June 02, 2011
The Pro Qualifiers get going at noon on Saturday with a live webcast at Fuel.tv.

Skateboarder Mag Make-A-Wish Jam 2011

by Rob
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Photos and video from Skateboarder Mag's Second Annual Make-A-Wish Jam at Stoner Skatepark in Los Angeles.

Digital Product Toss Results: Blind Cerezini Deck

by Rob
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Everyone gets a random number assigned, sorted, and someone whose email starts with "chanthe234" came out on top. Check your email, Chan. Thanks for diving in on this DPT.

Three Trips

by Ryan
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
In the past few weeks I took three quick trips. First, I went to California for a bit of a vacation to see family and do a little business. Then it was a 10-hour drive from Tampa to North Carolina for a wedding...

Digital Product Toss Results: Blind Sunday Fundays Deck

by Rob
Monday, May 23, 2011
Everyone gets a random number assigned, sorted, and someone whose email starts with "k_winja" came out on top. Check your email, winja. Thanks for diving in on this DPT. Check out all the comments submitted here.

Digital Product Toss Results: A Week at Woodward

by Rob
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Everyone gets a random number assigned, sorted, and someone whose email starts with "judge62" came out on top for this week at Woodward.

Damn Am Atlanta 2011 Presented by Nike SB

by Rob
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Photos and video from the first annual Damn Am in Atlanta at Hazard County Skatepark.

Red Bull Mind the Gap Atlanta

by Rob
Monday, May 16, 2011
People came in hot right off the bat with ollies and kickflips. Then it was kind of a lull for a while where it almost looked like not much was going to go down because no one was making anything...

Damn Am Atlanta Presented by Nike SB Thanks and Credits

by Rob
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Thanks and full results from the first Damn Am in Atlanta presented by Nike SB.

Damn Am Atlanta Semi-Finals Jams

by Rob
Saturday, May 14, 2011
These 28 from Saturday join the top two in the

Damn Am Atlanta Qualifier Jams

by Rob
Friday, May 13, 2011
The Jams that are skating in the Saturday

Sundown at the Foundation

by Rob
Friday, May 13, 2011
Last night in Atlanta, we got lost around town and ended up at The Foundation. It's no longer a DIY spot, unfortunately. Check out a few photos from our mellow night.

On Site at Hazard County Skatepark for Damn Am Atlanta

by Rob
Thursday, May 12, 2011
We're on site now setting up for this weekend's Damn Am Atlanta at Hazard County Skatepark. Check the street course...

Digital Product Toss Results: Alien Pong Pusher

by Rob
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Everyone gets a random number assigned, sorted, and someone whose email starts with "the_asn_boi" came out on top. Check your email, boi.

A Tour of SPoT Skate Shop Ybor: May 2011

by Rob
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
We our weekly SPoT bid'niss meeting took place down in Ybor and The Bricks today so I snapped a few photos. The shop here is always changing so stop by if you haven't been. If you're going to Del tomorrow night, the entrance is through the shop so high five Stalker Steve on your way in.

Digital Product Toss Results: DGK Strip Club Deck

by Rob
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Someone whose email starts with Highlife12788 was the winner on this one. Full list of sketchy comments submitted is here.

Red Bull Manny Mania Nashville 2011

by Rob
Monday, May 09, 2011
This town is amazing - great spots, nice ass normal people, great weather, style, and more. A bit corn fed husky on the women, but maybe it was the crusty bars we were in. Thanks to Red Bull for having us.

Skate Rats: Austin's Art War

by Rob
Thursday, May 05, 2011
Austin England took his Art War and made the dopest bathroom in skateboarding that much better. Check out his work in the Skatepark of Tampa crapper.

Digital Product Toss Results: A Pile of Volcom Socks

by Rob
Monday, May 02, 2011
After taking all 262 emails in The Pile of Volcom Socks Digital Product Toss and randomly sorting them, lod1088 came out on top. If you're a comment troll, here's all 262 wisecracks that were submitted. Only the first few characters of your email are displayed for privacy. Thanks for participating. Watch for another DPT soon!

Pro Demo with Bryan Herman and Fred Gall in Naples

by Rob
Monday, May 02, 2011
We hit the road to Naples with Fred Gall and Bryan Herman to do a demo there for them today.

Digital Product Toss Results: The Hundreds Garfield Cruiser Deck

by Rob
Monday, April 25, 2011
After taking all 370 emails in The Hundreds Garfield Cruiser Deck Digital Product Toss and randomly sorting them, Matt Salvati came out on top.

Spring Roll All Ages Contest 2011 presented by DVS

by Rob
Monday, April 25, 2011
Thanks to Biebel and the rest of the DVS/Matix crew for handing out on Friday and Saturday for the Spring Roll All Ages Contest. Photos and video are here.

Maloof Money Cup NYC 2011 First 24 Pros Invited

by News
Sunday, April 24, 2011
The Maloof Money Cup presented by Vans – today announced the first 24 skaters invited to compete in its New York and Washington D.C. contests. With a total prize purse for this year’s four Maloof Money Cup contests well over $2 million, it’s the richest prize purse in skateboarding.

SPoT Employee Session

by Rob
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Every now and then, we gather up the crew for a session and some chow...

Digital Product Toss Results: High Ollie Complete

by Rob
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
After taking all 471 emails in the Aldrin Garcia High Ollie Digital Product Toss and randomly sorting them, someone with 420 in their email won it. Check all the comments left here.

Real's Since Day One Premiere

by Rob
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
If you were just a random customer in The Bricks last night, you were probably wondering why there was cheering louder than a football game when all that was on TV were kids playing with skateboards.

Rob's Bachelor Party

by Stalker
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
We all piled into an RV to celebrate Rob's upcoming wedding. Then we hit up some random parks and spots on the way to the Florida Skater Hall of Fame and had one of the best trips in recent memory in the process.

Phoenix Am 2011

by Rob
Friday, April 08, 2011
I swear SPoT was at PHX AM this year, and here is the proof.

Top Pros Sign Exclusive Tampa Pro Contract

by Rob
Friday, April 01, 2011
There is no denying that Tampa Pro 2011 was an all-time-high on the level of excitement and participation. However, what many pros, industry leaders, and skateboarding fans didn’t know, was that during the event, from March 11th – 13th, was the first step for SPoTlight Productions in securing exclusive pro contracts from participants.

What's New on the Avenue

by Stalker
Monday, March 28, 2011
Here's another quick update on what we're up to in our little store in Ybor City. Come on by and hang out anytime.

Maloof U Madness at Panama City Beach

by Rob
Monday, March 21, 2011
A few photos from the Maloof U Madness at Panama City Beach.

Tampa Pro 2011 Skate Photos

by Rob
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Had enough of Tampa Pro yet? Me neither. Here's a bunch of skate photos.

Tampa Pro 2011 Chill Time

by Rob
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
What a weekend. Here's a dump of chill and lurk photos.

Tampa Pro 2011 Sequences

by Rob
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Several sequences from Tampa Pro 2011.

TM/Industry VIP Contest and Tampa Am Vert 2011

by Rob
Monday, March 14, 2011
On Friday during Tampa Pro, the Team Manager/Industry VIP Contest is where all of us older, slower, and washed up career status types have a fun competition of our own.

Tampa Pro 2010 Semi-Finals Skater List, Live Webcast at Noon EST

by Rob
Saturday, March 12, 2011
The 28 people in the Semi-Finals Heats below join the former winners of Tampa Pro. The top 10 make the cut to the Finals.

Blind 21-Year Birthday Party and Todd Bratrud Art Installation

by Rob
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Everytime I have a "responsible partying" type of night, I feel like I deserve some kind of reward. I barely got hammered...

Tampa Pro 2011 Qualifiers Skater List

by Rob
Friday, March 11, 2011
Top 30 advance to Semi-Finals to join former winners of Tampa Pro that are here. So far that's Dennis Busenitz, Tony Trujillo, Greg Lutzka, Eric Koston.

Tampa Pro 2010 Updated Registration List So Far

by Rob
Wednesday, March 09, 2011
The list so far of who has signed up ahead of time.

etnies and SPoT Benefit for Boards for Bros

by Rob
Monday, March 07, 2011
The etnies team was here to hang out, skate, and help out Boards for Bros this weekend. Oh, and the Skatepark almost burned down.

Resn Dunk High Re-Release at SPoT Skate Shop Ybor

by Rob
Saturday, March 05, 2011
Photos from the Resn Dunk High Re-Release at SPoT Skate Shop Ybor.

Vert's Not Dead, It's Flat

by Rob
Friday, March 04, 2011
Some long shadows get cast as the sun sets each day on the vert ramp. The locals are always on a flatground session. I spied from above for a bit.

Tampa Pro 2011 Registration So Far

by Rob
Thursday, March 03, 2011
There's an unusually high number of people pre-registered for Tampa Pro this year, anything above 3 being unusually high.

A Quick Trip to California

by Ryan
Tuesday, March 01, 2011
The days of ASR and high-rise hotel rooms with a view of the bay in San Diego are long gone.

Abu Dhabi

by Ryan
Sunday, February 27, 2011
I guess Birdman thought I did an okay job announcing that charity demo in Vegas a few months ago because I got an invite to announce another one in Abu Dhabi for Tony and friends.

Scene Report: A Quick Update on SPoT Skate Shop in Ybor City

by Stalker
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Hopefully you all are keenly aware of our presence in Ybor City with The Bricks and SPoT Skate Shop at this point.

The Bones Brigade Video Show

by Rob
Monday, February 21, 2011
Last night was the Bones premiere at The Bricks. I hung out for several hours as you can see here.

Cardboard Schaefer: The Life of the Party

by Rob
Saturday, February 19, 2011
For Schaefer's birthday party, I made some photo props. The one of him and his brother Glen made the rounds to everyone that was hanging out. I cut Glen's head out so everyone could take a photo with cardboard Schaefer. I couldn't just throw away Glen's head, so what else do you do with it? Put it on a stick.

Curious Mornings Show at Transitions Art Gallery

by Rob
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Alex is on vocals, keys, and synth. Johnny is on drums andprogramming. Kris is on guitar. Thanks for a great show and parking lot lurk session.

Maloof High Ollie Challenge Las Vegas

by Rob
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Wow, Aldrin snapped it clean right after that Maloof girl's back door adjustment. Congratulations to Aldrin at the Maloof High Ollie Challenge. Aldrin is 67 inches tall.

Valentine's Day Massacre 2011 Presented by Vans

by Rob
Monday, February 14, 2011
Photos and sequences from the Contest. Thanks for coming and see you at the next one.

Valentine's Day Massacre Presented by Vans Results

by Rob
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Valentine's Day Massacre All Ages Results

Jerry Lukas's Grind for Life Photos

by Rob
Friday, February 11, 2011
SPoT local Jerry Lukas sent over a few from the Grind for Life contest last week.

Old Friends in the Bowl

by Rob
Monday, February 07, 2011
Old friends in many ways, including duration of friendship and age, were in the bowl tonight.

The Best Skateboard Wax Gimmicks

by Rob
Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Shake Junt's fried chicken wax is looking pretty tasty and you can pick it up here. This made me think of all the best wax gimmicks over the years. Let's look at a few we've had come through the doors at SPoT Skate Shop.

Breakfast at The Bricks

by Rob
Sunday, January 30, 2011
If you don't know about The Bricks, it's this little spot in Ybor that's our Bar/Cafe/homies hangout. I was there for a bangin' breakfast this morning...

Nike SB New Tooling on Dunk Soles

by Rob
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
In January 2011, Nike SB began shipping Dunks with the new retooled soles. Full details on the changes are here.

Know Your History

by Rob
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Recently Nick Halkias from Nike SB invited me over to his office/museum to check it out and shoot some photos.

Maloof High Ollie at SPoT

by Rob
Monday, January 24, 2011
Brent Sowinski and Derek couldn't break 37 inches, so Dylan Perry is going to Vegas courtesy of the Maloofs.

Tampa Pro 2011 Summary of Coverage and Live Webcast Replay

by Rob
Thursday, January 20, 2011
The full details on what's going on at Tampa Pro 2011.

Lunch at The Bricks and SPoT Skate Shop Ybor

by Rob
Monday, January 17, 2011
Been to SPoT Skate Shop Ybor lately? I was at The Bricks for lunch and aimed the glass at various objects. Take a tour...

Quiksilver All 80's All Day Vert Challenge

by Rob
Monday, January 10, 2011
We all went back a few decades for the Quiksilver All 80's All Day Vert Challenge. Check out some photos and video here.

Roll Your Bones

by Stalker
Sunday, January 02, 2011
Thanks a ton to the Bones Bearings Team for braving the cold and touring around Florida after the Am, ending up back in Tampa on the 14th to skate with us. Of course the guy that outshined the rest was Evan Smith, who completely destroyed the session in his usual stylish and nonchalant way. We even saw TM Vern Laird skate for a bit. Enjoy the photos.