Articles Posted in 2012

Boards for Bros Christmas Distribution 2012

by Rob
Monday, December 24, 2012
Over the weekend, we did another Boards for Bros distribution in the local neighborhoods around SPoT. All year long, we collect used skate parts from everyone in the Shop. Several times per year, we all get together and form an assembly line to put the boards together. We piled them into Clem's truck and drove around town to give them out.

SPoT Employee Christmas Party at The Bricks

by Rob
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Last night was the SPoT Employee and Extended Employee and Significant Others and Friends and Stuff Christmas Party at The Bricks. Here's what I found in my camera this morning.

SPoT Ghetto Christmas Party 2012

by Rob
Monday, December 17, 2012
Seems like Trinidad James took over for last night's SPoT Ghetto Christmas Party.

etnies Marana Digital Product Toss Results

by Rob
Monday, December 17, 2012
Everyone gets a random number assigned, sorted, and someone whose email starts with "jesse.montell" came out on top. Check your email, Mr. Jesse.montell. 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.

DGK Parental Advisory Premiere at SPoT Ybor

by Rob
Monday, December 17, 2012
Photos from the DGK Parental Advisory Premiere at SPoT Ybor.

Tampa Am 2012 Photos

by Rob
Monday, December 10, 2012
We spent the morning in meetings to go over everything we learned from doing another Tampa Am this weekend and how we can improve it and learn lessons for the next big one, Tampa Pro. I also spent a few hours emptying out my camera and getting a few photos together here. What a weekend. Thanks again to everyone that was a part of it from viewers to workers to lurkers and all in between.

Tampa Am 2012 Semi-Finals Heats Skater Listing

by Rob
Saturday, December 08, 2012
The pre-show tomorrow starts at 11am, then at noon when the contest starts, it's 100% coverage of the runs in the Semi-Finals, the Moat Race Presented by Curren Caples, and the Finals. Look at this list of top ams who are going to make it one amazing show tomorrow. I hope you're here and have tickets.

Tampa Am 2012 Saturday Qualifiers

by Rob
Thursday, December 06, 2012
The full list of skaters in Tampa Am 2012 Saturday Qualifiers.

Tampa Am 2012 Friday Qualifiers

by Rob
Thursday, December 06, 2012
The full list of skaters in the Tampa Am 2012 Friday Qualifiers.

SPoT Anniversary Party Digital Product Toss Results

by Rob
Friday, November 30, 2012
Everyone gets a random number assigned, sorted, and the top six people have been emailed. See you all at the Anniversary Party! 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.

Tampa Am 2012 List of Skaters in the Qualifiers

by Rob
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Here is the full list of skaters in Tampa Am 2012 Qualifiers. Vote for your favorite to make the cut to the Semi-Finals! The entire weekend will be broadcast live at skateparkoftampa.com on December 7th, 8th, and 9th. See you here or online.

Damn Am Awards 2012 Results

by Rob
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
If you make the cut in 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 2012 are here.

Black Friday at SPoT Presented by Vans 2012

by Rob
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Thanks to everyone that stopped by and waited in that overnight line for another year of free skating and bangin' deals for Black Friday. I've got a few minutes as seen through my cell phone here. The sale runs all weekend with all Vans at 25% off and the entire store at 15% off, including shoes that were already on sale. Check the closeouts page for super deals.

Stance Socks Digital Product Toss Results

by Rob
Monday, November 19, 2012
Everyone gets a random number assigned, sorted, and someone whose email starts with joshisace came out on top. Check your email, Mr. Joshisace. 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.

Chill Cam Dump: Waka, Grind for Life, Pretty Sweet, and Moat Water

by Rob
Sunday, November 18, 2012
The last few days have been filled with all kinds of things going on. Here's what I found what I emptied out my camera.

Element Nick Garcia Digital Product Toss Results

by Rob
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Everyone gets a random number assigned, sorted, and someone whose email starts with buggycool5 came out on top. Check your email, Mr. Buggycool5. 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.

Skatepark of Tampa 20 Year Products

by Rob
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
I still can't believe it's been 20 years since Schaefer rolled the dice and rented a warehouse hoping it would work as a business and place to skate for everyone in Tampa. Here are a few special products we've created to celebrate our double decade anniversary. Thanks for being there with us. Cheers to another 20+.

Harvest Jam 2012 Presented by Expedition

by Rob
Monday, November 12, 2012
Thanks to everyone from the tykes to the parents for being a part of what we're doing here. Stay tuned for a full episode of SPoT Life from the entire weekend with the Expedition crew. Photos and some sequences are here.

SPoT All Ages End of Year Awards 2012 Final Standings

by Rob
Saturday, November 10, 2012
The All Ages Awards Overall Division Winners are calculated by taking your top two placings from the All Ages Contests throughout the year. The lowest score wins. Below are the final standings for 2012.

Johnny Romano Skate Jam and Road Trip 2012

by Porpe
Friday, November 09, 2012
Johnny Romano Skate Jam and Road Trip 2012

Scumco Digital Product Toss Results

by Rob
Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Everyone gets a random number assigned, sorted, and someone whose email starts with "lbaker3" came out on top. Check your email, Mr. Lbaker3. 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.

Tampa Am Headshots From 10 Years Ago: How Many Can You Name?

by Rob
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
We are celebrating 20 years of Skatepark of Tampa that started on January 1, 1993. I have a batch of headshots from Tampa Am at the halfway point in our history. These are from Tampa Am 2003. How many faces do you know?

SanctSHOEary November 2012 at SPoT Ybor

by Rob
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Some photos from the first SanctSHOEary event at SPoT Ybor and The Bricks.

Nike SB Dunk High Sean Cliver Krampus Review

by Rob
Monday, November 05, 2012
This past Saturday at SanctSHOEary we unveiled an upcoming Nike SB Dunk high that is rumored to be the quickstrike for December. Get the full review and photos here.

SPoT All Ages End of Year Awards 2012 Standings So Far

by Rob
Monday, November 05, 2012
The All Ages Awards Overall Division Winners are calculated by taking your top two placings from the All Ages Contests throughout the year. The lowest score wins. There's one more Contest left that counts and that's this weekend's Harvest Jam (register online here before your division fills up). Below are the standings so far. See you this weekend where we will also do the All Ages Awards End of Year Results Presentation right here in the Snack Bar at SPoT.

SanctSHOEary - A Sneaker Soiree: Red Carpet Voting

by Rob
Friday, November 02, 2012
Check back after the event for your photo from the red carpet. The photo with the most likes will win the pair of Levi's X Nike SB Hyperstrikes that were on display at the Sneaker Soiree.

New 2013 Street Course at Skatepark of Tampa

by Rob
Thursday, November 01, 2012
Thanks to the SPoT staff for the course demolition and Team Pain and Schaefer for the course construction. Here it is, fully completed for 2013. Hope you enjoyed free skating for the few weeks of our annual housekeeping. We return to regular prices to skate today with the new course being done and ready for you to rip. See you here and thanks for the 20th year of support.

Course Construction Update: October 2012

by Rob
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Course construction is nearly complete. I've been gone of a full blown vacation and just returned this morning to find this as the scene...

The Making of Moat Water

by Rob
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Moat Water is a beer made in collaboration with Skatepark of Tampa and Cigar City Brewing. The sauce is out and you can find it at The Bricks and other local bars around Tampa. HiDefJoe and Schaefer documented the whole process, including some maple plys that were soaked in the beer to be put into a special run of 20 Year Anniversary Skatepark of Tampa/Lance Mountain decks.

Course Demolition 2012

by Porpe
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Course Demolition 2012

Bake and Destroy Video Premiere at SPoT Ybor

by Porpe
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Bake and Destroy did not disappoint. It is everything you expect from a Baker Video.

One Day in East LA

by Rob
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
We had a few hours to kill in Los Angeles before flying back home from Damn Am Woodward West last weekend, so we found a hipster lunch spot and hit the streets with Jata, Yonnie, and crew while they were getting GX clips.

Damn Am Woodward West 2012

by Rob
Monday, October 15, 2012
Photos and a new episode of SPoT Life from Damn Am in the sticks.

Damn Am Woodward West 2012 Semi-Finals Jams

by Rob
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Top 10 make the cut to the Finals.

Damn Am Woodward West 2012 Jams

by Rob
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Top 30 make the cut to Sunday.

Old Man Appreciation Bowl Jam 2012 Presented by Creature and PBR

by Rob
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Photos and several new issues of Frontside Grind Magazine, hot off the press. Thanks for coming out for the Old Man Appreciation Bowl Jam.

SPoT 20 Year Anniversary Art Show Part One

by Rob
Tuesday, October 09, 2012
Part one of the SPoT 20 Year Art Show at The Bricks is now on display. Here are a few photos from the opening night.

Ben Schroeder's Story: Please Help

by Rob
Monday, October 08, 2012
If you’ve ever seen Ben Schroeder skate in person, then you know how gnarly he gets. In true Ben fashion, he broke his leg bombing a hill over a year ago, and is currently dealing with serious medical complications.

Maloof Money Cup South Africa 2012

by Rob
Thursday, October 04, 2012
What a weekend in South Africa for Maloof Money Cup. Check out the photos and an episode of SPoT Life right here.

Tampa Am 2012 Presented by Nike Skateboarding Schedule of Events

by Rob
Thursday, October 04, 2012
The full weekend schedule and details on Tampa Am 2012.

October 2012 Nike SB Dunks

by Rob
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
With four releases, October is going to be a good month for Nike SB Dunk fans. My favorite of the bunch, the Thunder Dunk Low, was initially slated to release in August, but got delayed for some reason and just came in. They remind me of the Pro B Lightning Dunks from 2001 and feature some really nice suede uppers...

Retailers or Resellers?

by Rob
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
When will these stores be held accountable? Foot Locker and Champs don't hit us over the head with double MSRP every time a new Jordan retro releases, so why the f#xk is it being allowed for skate shops to do this to the sneaker community? I am thankful some shops are still continuing to treat customers with respect. We should all give a big F#xK YOU to those shops who aren't.

South African Am Jams

by Rob
Saturday, September 29, 2012
The jams for the South African Am contest on Sunday morning.

Maloof Money Cup South Africa Qualifiers

by Rob
Friday, September 28, 2012
Here's who you'll see skating in the Qualifiers on Saturday at 1pm on Saturday, South Africa time. That's 7am Florida time and 4am California time. Stay up all night, America!

South Africa: Johannesburg for a Day and on to Kimberley

by Rob
Thursday, September 27, 2012
I can't believe all the things we've done in the last 40 or so hours. After landing in Johannesburg following 30+ hours of traveling, we've had an adventure that has included gambling, drinking, skating, wildlife, and friends from around the world. Here's a camera dump so far...

The Bricks, Innetech Runnin' Thangs, Feets, and Juggalos

by Rob
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Last night at The Bricks was Two For Two, an art music show with a full takeover by SPoT Innetech staff. Here's what I found in my camera when I woke up.

Booze Cruise: September 2012

by Rob
Saturday, September 22, 2012
We had a fun cruise around town before the rain and Channelside suckurity shut it down...

A Tour Through Our Shop

by Rob
Friday, September 21, 2012
If it's been a while since you've been here, take a tour of our Shop at Skatepark of Tampa.

Goal Zero Solar Powered Product Toss Results

by Rob
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Everyone gets a random number assigned, sorted, and someone whose email starts with "666jor" came out on top. Check your email, Mr. 666jor.

Yelawolf in St. Pete

by Rob
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Yelawolf came back to the Tampa Bay Area and killed it yet again at another show.

Raging Bull Nike SB Dunk High Premium Review

by Wit-E
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Today we get to preview an upcoming Nike SB Dunk High Premium that some are calling the “Raging Bull” Dunks. The entire upper, including the tongue, is composed of a black 3M reflective material...

Goal Zero Speakers Digital Product Toss Results

by Rob
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Everyone gets a random number assigned, sorted, and someone whose email starts with "Frankiebucholc" came out on top. Check your email, Mr. Frankiebucholc.

SPoT X Altamont Shirt Digital Product Toss Results

by Rob
Monday, September 17, 2012
Everyone gets a random number assigned, sorted, and someone whose email starts with "headproblems3" came out on top. Check your email, Mr. Headproblems3.

Back to School Bash 2012 Presented by Altamont

by Rob
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Over 160 kids came out to compete in the annual Back to School Bash at SPoT. We've got all the photos and a video recap here.

Game of SKATE 2012 at SPoT

by Rob
Friday, September 14, 2012
Thanks to everyone who came out to SPoT for our Game of SKATE. Jeff Wonsong ended up winning it.

Levi's X Nike SB Dunk Release at SPoT Ybor

by Rob
Thursday, September 13, 2012
It was another overnight line for the release of the Black Levi's X Nike SB Dunk in SPoT Ybor. I went down some of the line and took a top/bottom photo...

FU¢~iN FINALLY: Levi's X Nike SB Dunk Arrives

by Wit-E
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Around late May we heard these Nike SB x Levi’s collabo Dunks were going to be released on July 4th. Then around July 1st Nike pushed the date back to August 1st...

Back to School Bash Practice Going Down All Week

by Porpe
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Yesterday as I was leaving work, I saw an abnormal amount of ripping going down for a Monday afternoon at SPoT. That is when I realized that the Back to School Bash

Damn Am Canada Presented by Billabong 2012

by Porpe
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Damn Am Canada 2012 Presented by Billabong

Mellow Day at Vans Warped Tour 2012

by Ryan
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
I’ve been going to the Warped Tour since its inception, which I think was around ’93 or ’94. I went yearly for the first 10 or so, but I’ve missed the last few due to traveling. And boy have I aged in those past few years.

West 49 Take the Cake 2012

by Rob
Saturday, September 01, 2012
A full episode of SPoT Life and some photos from Take the Cake 2012 in Toronto.

West 49 Take the Cake Qualifiers Jams

by Rob
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Here are the list of the skaters in the West 49 Take the Cake Qualifiers.

Empire Backyard Party 2012 and a Lurk Through Montreal

by Rob
Monday, August 27, 2012
Photos and a cell phone edit from lurking Montreal and the contest - Empire's Backyard Party.

Empire Backyard Party 2012 Qualifier Jams

by Rob
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Top 8 from the Qualifiers Jams below make the cut to the Finals that will be live on the Empire site at 6pm EST.

Day 1 Damn Am Shanghai 2012

by Porpe
Thursday, August 23, 2012
I am a Colombian going to China from Florida.

Powell Peralta Box Set Digital Product Toss Results

by Rob
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Everyone gets a random number assigned, sorted, and someone whose email starts with "cs2521" came out on top. Check your email, Mr. Cs2521.

Vans Syndicate Size 9 Digital Product Toss Results

by Rob
Friday, August 17, 2012
Everyone gets a random number assigned, sorted, and someone whose email starts with "kobe.alqatami" came out on top. Check your email, Mr. Kobe.alqatami. Thanks for diving in on this DPT.

Banana Board Digital Product Toss Results

by Rob
Friday, August 17, 2012
Everyone gets a random number assigned, sorted, and someone whose email starts with "conn.danny" came out on top. Check your email, Mr. Conn.danny. Thanks for diving in on this DPT.

Element Jitter Bug Cruiser Digital Product Toss Results

by Rob
Monday, August 13, 2012
Everyone gets a random number assigned, sorted, and someone whose email starts with "ixhoodrichxi" came out on top. Check your email, Mr. Ixhoodrichxi. 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.

Skateboard Magazine Make-A-Wish Skate Jam 2012

by Porpe
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Skateboarder Magazine and SPoT Productions joined forces to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

SPoT Life Type of Day in California

by Jorge
Saturday, August 11, 2012
I was home for 48 hours after US Open madness. I flew right back out to California to meet up with Clements where we took tours of Beats by Dre offices, Torey Pudwill's House, and Paul Rodriguez's training facility.

Olloclip Digital Product Toss Results

by Rob
Friday, August 10, 2012
Everyone gets a random number assigned, sorted, and someone whose email starts with willbuttner came out on top.

Death Races Presented by Nike x Levi’s

by Stalker
Friday, August 10, 2012
Nike SB teamed up with Levi’s to make some really great jeans with Levi’s quality and Nike technology. If you haven't seen the Omar Salazar commercial for this, do yourself a huge favor and look it up right now. To celebrate the release of this top dollar denim, we threw a Death Race around the Park, had some free beers and Cuban food, and gave out some of the awesome Nike x Levi’s products to the kids. The Death Races were so much fun that we’ll be doing them again!

Pushead 2 Release

by Wit-E
Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Wife-E and I rolled into SPoT Ybor at 10am to find about 35 people waiting on the Pushead 2’s. Upon arrival there appeared to be no form of organization to the line, mainly because there was no real line. People were spread all over the area surrounding the Shop.

Coastal Carnage and Damn Am Huntington Beach 2012

by Rob
Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Sunday was the Costal Carnage Finals where Ben Raybourn won and Jaws took Best Trick. Prior to that was an amazing demo with the Nike Skateboarding and Converse teams put on by CCS. Schaefer and Clements take you through the day with a nice intermission from the Mayor of Huntington Beach, Ed Templeton.

Coastal Carnage Qualifiers and Damn Am Finals Skaters and Live Webcast

by Rob
Friday, August 03, 2012
The live webcast and full skater list for Damn Am Finals and Coastal Carnage Qualifiers

Damn Am Huntington Beach 2012 Jams

by Rob
Thursday, August 02, 2012
Top 12 from the Damn Am at Huntington Beach Jams below make the cut to the Finals on Saturday.

Converse and Nike Demo at US Open

by Rob
Thursday, August 02, 2012
Today was practice all day followed by a Nike and Converse demo. Joe's got the recap with a SPoT Life Event Check and I've got a few photos for you.

A Party at Nike SB's S&M Warehouse in LA

by Rob
Thursday, August 02, 2012
Nike's new skate warehouse at Sixth and Mills in LA had some kind of shindig that we rolled to last night. We thought it would be a skate session, but it turned out to be a party. Hell yes!

Skatepark of Tampa's Skate Nerd iPhone App

by Rob
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
SPoT Skate Nerd lets you browse Skatepark of Tampa's skater database which includes full information on top am and pro skateboarders. The app has photos, videos, news, contest results, magazine coverage, Instagram photos, Tweets, and more for all your favorite skateboarders and yes, even ones you don't like.

Copenhagen Pro 2012 Presented by DC

by Rob
Monday, July 30, 2012
A few photos from the Finals, our night after, and general tourist mission the following day. Copenhagen Pro 2012: Wow, what a weekend...

Copenhagen Pro 2011 Presented by DC: Street Qualifiers Skaters

by Rob
Friday, July 27, 2012
Top 12 make the cut to the Finals tomorrow.

Copenhagen Pro 2012 Ring of Fire and Random People Watching

by Rob
Friday, July 27, 2012
A bit of people watching and some madness from the Ring of Fire.

Copenhagen Pro 2012 Street Course

by Rob
Thursday, July 26, 2012
The smell of the great outdoors fills the Copenhagen Skatepark with all this freshly cut lumber everywhere. That combined with sounds of birds chirping being played through the sound system makes for quite a scene when you first set foot in the park. It's not open today, but will be open on Friday at noon for practice before the Qualifiers start at 4pm.

Arrival in Town for Copenhagen Pro 2012

by Rob
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
We’re in Copenhagen right now to run Copenhagen Pro. We came out a few days early to help with an am contest they set up out here for the locals. Here’s a small sample of some of our day today after being up for 35 or so hours so far. It's an overnight redeye flight here landing in the morning and then straight to "work". "Work" being all this fun ass stuff we get to do. Stay tuned all weekend at skateparkoftampa.com for more coverage from Copenhagen.

The Bricks and SPoT Ybor Two Year Anniversary Party Presented by Vans

by Rob
Sunday, July 22, 2012
It's been two years for The Bricks and SPoT Ybor shop. Time is flying from all this fun we're having. Here's a small sample of what went on tonight.

Who is Sebastian Coolidge?

by Rob
Friday, July 20, 2012
AlBow and I were blown away today when we rolled up to work and found this outside of Innetech...

Nike SB Pushead 2 Dunk

by Wit-E
Thursday, July 19, 2012
It's been 7 years since the release of the first Nike SB x Pushead collaboration. For those of you who don't know, Pushead is an artist, record label owner, and writer within the hardcore punk and heavy metal scenes.

Toy Machine Digital Product Toss Results

by Rob
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Everyone gets a random number assigned, sorted, and someone whose email starts with jaycob.emran99 came out on top. Check your email, Mr. Jaycob.emran99.

The Lifetime Stages of Skateboarder Attitude

by Rob
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
I'm sure most of you are not my age or 25+ years into skating like I am, so let me break down the lifetime stages of skateboarder attitude for you.

AmsterDamn Am 2012 Presented by Volcom

by Rob
Monday, July 09, 2012
Photos from the Contest and our adventures of the weekend, including skate footage from HiDefJoe and my sketchy cell phone edits.

AmsterDamn Am 2012 Semi-Finals Heats

by Rob
Saturday, July 07, 2012
Top 10 from the Semi-Finals make the cut to the Finals.

AmsterDamn Am 2012 Qualifiers Jams

by Rob
Friday, July 06, 2012
Top 30 from the Qualifiers make the cut to Sunday with the top two going straight to the Finals. Top 12 all get a spot in Tampa Am. All Damn Am's get you into Tampa like that. The full schedule is below also.

Free Flow Tour 2012

by Rob
Monday, July 02, 2012
Photos and sequences from the Free Flow Tour 2012 that stopped by SPoT.

Levis 511 Skateboarding Team Edition

by Wit-E
Monday, July 02, 2012
Dropping July 4th at SPoT is the new collaboration between Levis & Nike SB. Originally the jeans were designed to be the USA BMX Olympic team uniform, but the Olympic Committee's feelings that denim is not an appropriate material for an olympic uniform put an end to that.

etnies and Plan B Digital Product Toss Results

by Rob
Monday, July 02, 2012
Everyone gets a random number assigned, sorted, and someone whose email starts with "vanjennette" came out on top. Check your email, Mr. Vanjennette. Thanks for diving in on this DPT.

Vans Size 9 Digital Product Toss Results

by Rob
Friday, June 29, 2012
Everyone gets a random number assigned, sorted, and someone whose email starts with sjhurle came out on top. Check your email, Mr. Sjhurle. 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.

Vans Size 10 Digital Product Toss Results

by Rob
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Everyone gets a random number assigned, sorted, and someone whose email starts with "panderthelocals" came out on top. Check your email, Mr. Panderthelocals. 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.

47 Brand Digital Product Toss

by Rob
Monday, June 25, 2012
Everyone gets a random number assigned, sorted, and someone whose email starts with "Zooyorkjd" came out on top. Check your email, Mr. Zooyorkjd. 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.

Detroit: Depressing and Amazing at the Same Time

by Rob
Sunday, June 24, 2012
When I first got to Detroit and saw the miles and miles of run down neighborhoods and abandoned buildings, I was amazed that it reminded me of parts of Cuba I visited. How can this happen in America? I learned a lot walking through these neighborhoods and talking to some residents. I know everyone says skateboarding is the best thing ever, but after learning about this scene in Detroit and what skateboarders are doing there, you really understand that this skateboard thing and the culture of it is truly something special. Here are some photos and words...

Go Skateboarding Day and Wild in the Streets: Detroit

by Rob
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Schaefer, HiDefJoe, and I spent Go Skateboarding Day in Detroit for a Wild in the Streets push through town with the Emerica team. What a day.

Go Skateboarding Day 2012

by Porpe
Thursday, June 21, 2012
2012 Go Skateboarding Day

Baltimore Lurk and Zumiez Couch Tour Stop

by Rob
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Zumiez invited us to hang out at their Baltimore Couch Tour stop where the Girl team was stopping by for a demo and signing. We lurked the town and hung out all day. Check out a few photos from our adventure.

47 Brand Digital Product Toss

by Rob
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Everyone gets a random number assigned, sorted, and someone whose email starts with "curtis" came out on top. Check your email, Mr. curtis. 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.

School's Out Jam 2012 Presented by KR3W

by Rob
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Photos and sequences from the School's Out Jam presented by Krew.

Pig Wheels Digital Product Toss Results

by Rob
Monday, June 11, 2012
Everyone gets a random number assigned, sorted, and someone whose email starts with jbell12 came out on top. Check your email, Mr. Jbell12.

Corey Duffel Foundation Deck Digital Product Toss Results

by Rob
Friday, June 08, 2012
Everyone gets a random number assigned, sorted, and someone whose email starts with "MrLegoMan" came out on top.

Wino Janoski in SPoT Skate Shop Ybor Today

by Wit-E
Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Nike SB decided to release the Wino Janoski as a Quickstrike for June. The sneakers are a tribute to his father and the family's vineyard.

Boards for Bros Assembly Line May 2012

by Rob
Thursday, May 31, 2012
The SPoT Staff had another volunteer assembly line for Boards for Bros last night. Thanks for all your contributions that will allow us to give away all these boards at the end of the year.

Damn Am and Skatepark of Tampa Productions

by Rob
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
SPoT Productions is a full-service event production company based out of the walls of Skatepark of Tampa, in Tampa, Florida. Get full details on it and how it all started here.

DJ Wade's Wedding

by Rob
Thursday, May 24, 2012
DJ Wade got married this weekend so we all made the trip to LA and Hollywood for high fives and sauce tipping. We did get some skate time in at Venice Beach before the ceremony, though. I got some photos and of course a cell phone edit.

Only in SPoT Skate Shop Ybor: Nike Dunk SB Blackouts aka Nontourage

by Wit-E
Thursday, May 17, 2012
This is a sneaker that has been anticipated for over a year, and with all the drama surrounding them it seemed as if they would never actually release, written off by most as one of those sneakers they will never get to own.

Gib's Going to the West Coast

by Rob
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Gib's out of here to move to the West Coast so we all got together for one last after-hours session in the Park.

The Great Case of the Poo Poo Bandit at SPoT

by Rob
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
We've got a perpetrator here committing atrocious acts, or should I say poopetrator. Yep, this mystery character I refer to as the Poo Poo Bandit is not settling for the plain old upper decker. That's too easy since you have actual privacy when executing that despicable act. This fecal criminal is TAKING A DUMP IN THE URINALS here at SPoT. Yes, you read that right. Full stand up, forward facing, hot steamy log pinch in plain view of any would be innocent bathroom arrivals. The poopetrator has struck three times now (three times!?!) and it's about time we get to the bottom of it.

May the Fourth Be With You at The Bricks

by Rob
Saturday, May 05, 2012
I rolled through Ybor and The Bricks last night where the Star Wars nerds got loose.

Staff Meeting at Turtle Ditch

by Rob
Thursday, May 03, 2012
Today we took the middle of the day off to skate. After going all the way out to the new unfinished Apollo Beach park, we got kicked out within minutes of barging it. Oh well, we spent the afternoon at plain old crusty Turtle Ditch in Tampa instead.

A Tour of the Chicken Coop

by Porpe
Friday, April 27, 2012
Photos from Atlant's DIY spot the Chicken Coop

Damn Am Atlanta Presented by Nike SB 2012 Finals and Skullcandy Best Trick

by Porpe
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Damn Am Atlanta 2012 Finals and Best Tricks

Petoskey Stone Nike SB Dunk Low in Ybor May 1

by Wit-E
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Coming May 1st to SPoT Ybor is a Dunk Low Premium that has been generating alot of buzz lately.

Frank Kozik Nike SB Dunk High: In Ybor Today at Noon

by Rob
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Going on sale today at noon at SPoT Skate Shop Ybor is the much anticipated Kozik Dunk High Quickstrike.

Red Bull Mind the Gap 2012

by Porpe
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Red Bull Mind the Gap 2012

Damn Am Atlanta 2012 Semi-Finals Jams

by Rob
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Top two from the Qualifiers go straight to the Finals. The remaining 28 below are fighting for a top 10 spot in the Semi-Finals to join them in the Finals.

Damn Am Atlanta 2012 Jams

by Rob
Friday, April 20, 2012
The top 30 from the Qualifers Jams below skating on Saturday make the cut to Sunday. Top two go directly to the Finals and the remaining 28 skate in the Semi-Finals where the top 10 from there join the two already in the Finals.

Spring Roll Presented by DVS and Matix 2012

by Porpe
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Photos and footage from Spring Roll 2012

It Was This Big: A Fishing Trip With Tolentino and Montesi

by Ryan
Saturday, April 14, 2012
There’s nothing like blowing off a day of work to go fishing. It’s not often that I do that, but I couldn’t decline this invite to hang with such a fun crew. The best part of this trip was that our captain was a true professional and got our 11 person group into the absolute best spots about 10 miles off of John’s Pass on St. Pete Beach. We caught nearly 200 fish and kept about 110 of them.

Vans iPhone Case Digital Product Toss Results

by Rob
Thursday, April 05, 2012
Everyone gets a random number assigned, sorted, and someone whose email starts with "degch870" came out on top.

Tampa Pro 2012: Stats and Live Broadcast Replay

by Rob
Tuesday, April 03, 2012
The Finals at Tampa Pro has an hour of some of the best skating you'll ever see in one place. Check the full replay here.

Lil Wayne Buys Majority Ownership in Skatepark of Tampa for $9.3 Million

by Rob
Sunday, April 01, 2012
Hip hop artist Lil Wayne and his Cash Money empire announced today their further expansion into skateboarding with the closing of a deal with Skatepark of Tampa to acquire a majority ownership in the long standing skateboard facility.

Tampa Pro 2012: Contest and Skate Photos

by Rob
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
A few skate photos and sequences from the weekend.

Tampa Pro 2012: Chill Cam Dump

by Rob
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Not only did I have my phone out filming the whole weekend, I also had my camera pointed in your face, and sometimes mine. Here are some of my favorites from the weekend from the Contest to the nightlife and everything in between.

Tampa Pro 2012 Finals Skaters

by Rob
Sunday, March 25, 2012
A list of people skating in the Finals. Live at skateparkoftampa.com right now!

Tampa Pro 2012 Semi-Finals Skater List

by Rob
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Here's the list of skaters in the Semi-Finals. Top 10 will join Chaz Ortiz and Torey Pudwill in the Finals.

Tampa Pro 2012 Skaters and Heats

by Rob
Friday, March 23, 2012
Top 30 make the cut to the Semi-Finals on Sunday where the whole thing will be on live webcast at 11am EST at skateparkoftampa.com/TampaPro

Thursday at Tampa Pro 2012

by Rob
Thursday, March 22, 2012
I spent the entire day up front doing registration and serving up a lot of high fives and handshakes, but I did manage to break out every now and then shoot some photos here and there. I can't wait for this weekend to be in full swing. I'm ready to work hard and lurk hard.

LRG Demo 2012

by Rob
Monday, March 19, 2012
Thanks to the LRG team for stopping by and killing it on the street course. Here are some photos and video footage.

etnies Demo Benefiting Boards for Bros

by Rob
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Thanks to the enties team for stopping by for a demo and autograph signing. Check out some photos and video coverage here.

CCS Lurk-A-Thon

by Rob
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
The CCS Lurkathon was two quick best trick contests and some free gear.

Booze Cruise 2012

by Porpe
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
While HiDefJoe and Rob were in LA hanging out with superstars, I was in charge of covering our Booze Cruise. Here is the footage and photos.

Gratitude Art Show at The Bricks

by Rob
Monday, March 12, 2012
If you were out for the Gratitude Art Show opening at The Bricks, thanks for stopping by. Here's a portion of the work and some lurk. It will be up all month long and through Tampa Pro.

Mike Mo and Tony Hawk's House: SPoT Life Lurking

by Rob
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
When we landed at LAX, it was 1am our time. It was a two hour drive to Mike Mo's house where we arrived and went straight to the local bar in his little hometown of Simi Valley, The Arena. What a scene.

Skateboarding Gives Back at The Berrics

by Rob
Monday, March 05, 2012
Skateboarding Gives Back was the first ever Best Trick Contest at the Berrics to benefit the Get on Board charity. SPoT Productions donated services and assistance in running and organizing the event.

Max Schaaf 4Q Velvet Posters in the Shop Soon

by Rob
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
We'll have a limited number of these Max Schaaf 4Q Velvet Posters available in the shop soon.

Old Man Appreciation Bowl Jam Presented by Creature

by Rob
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
The Editor nearly had a seizure while trying to capture all the cover shots at this one. Thanks to Creature and Stone Brewery for the support on the Old Man Appreciation Bowl Jam. We have about a year's subscription worth of covers from this session. Frontside Grind Magazine circulation is up 10,000%!

5boro Premiere at The Bricks

by Rob
Monday, February 20, 2012
Thanks to everyone who came out for a drink and a ripping video premiere. Willy Akers is finally pro and the 5boro video is finally out.

Valentine's Day Massacre 2012 Presented by Vans

by Porpe
Monday, February 13, 2012
Photos and Video from Valentine's Day Massacre Presented by Vans 2012

Sole Killers

by Wit-E
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Some of us have grown up with an ever growing love for sneakers. To some, sneakers are made to be collected and treasured like sports cards. They never dare to wear their precious Jays or limited edition SBs. Many times these type folk often forget what kix they even own. But in my opinion, sneakers are made for wearing.

10 Years of Tampa Pro Upside Down

by Rob
Tuesday, February 07, 2012
The story of losing at Tampa Pro is an amazing tale of human drive and determination. Follow your nightmares and you too can end up at the bottom, recognized for your valiant efforts, high fived in the gutters of Ybor, and celebrated by the last few true dirtbags in skateboarding. Here's to y'all!

A Roll Through Downtown Tampa and Turtle Ditch

by Rob
Saturday, February 04, 2012
Rolled through University of Tampa and downtown Tampa, including a stop at my favorite little crusty skate spot, Turtle Ditch. These were all shot with the Nikon D3S.

Grind for Life 2012 Stops at SPoT

by Rob
Saturday, February 04, 2012
Thanks again to everyone from Grind for Life that came to SPoT today.

Pine Green Dunk Low Nike SB February 2012

by Rob
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
New from Nike SB this month comes a Dunk Low in pine green and black with atom red accents. This Dunk is reminiscent of the Deftone Dunk Highs from 2003.

Clash of the Crews 2012 Presented by Arnette

by Rob
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Thanks to all the shops and homies that came from all over the southeast to the first Clash of the Crews at SPoT.

Agenda Long Beach, LA, and Zumiez 100k

by Ryan
Monday, January 30, 2012
My first trip of the year was pretty damn eventful. I don’t think I could have asked for anything more. I went to LA, Long Beach, Encinitas, and Keystone, CO, all in a week’s time, and it was quite an adventure. Good times, great skating, and amazing people. Thanks to Agenda and Zumiez for making it all possible…

Digital Product Toss Results: Organika Quim Cardona Deck

by Rob
Monday, January 30, 2012
Everyone gets a random number assigned, sorted, and someone whose email starts with "sic4lyfe" came out on top. Check your email, Mr. sic4lyfe.

Schedule for Clash of the Crews

by Rob
Saturday, January 28, 2012
The full details for the weekend on Clash of the Crews at SPoT.

Clash of the Crews 2012 Jams/Teams So Far

by Rob
Friday, January 27, 2012
Each Crew gets five skaters plus one optional old guy. As of Friday night at 8pm when I put this together, all the teams were not completely assembled and here, but here's what we have so far.

Dave Hackett Bio

by Rob
Friday, January 27, 2012
Dave Hackman Hackett (born David Jude Hackett on November 12, 1960) from Malibu, California is one of innovators and pioneers of professional skateboarding. He is, according to peers, one of the most stylish and influential Skateboarders in the World.

Tampa Pro 2012 Presented by Nike SB Schedule

by Rob
Thursday, January 26, 2012
The full schedule for Tampa Pro 2012 including a summary of coverage from last year.

Photo Album + Record Sale Show at The Bricks

by Rob
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Thanks for stopping by last night if you were here at the Photo Album Art Show. Here's what I found in my camera this morning.

Friday Afternoon Locals

by Rob
Friday, January 20, 2012
Before headed home from a desk-bound day in Innetech, I stopped and shot some sequences in the Park.

Tampa Tourist Mission: Downtown and Channelside Cruiser Board Tour

by Rob
Friday, January 13, 2012
How many tourist missions have we had in all these towns around the world? I love all this time back in Tampa before travel madness starts up again in the spring. It's time for a tourist mission in our own town. Downtown in my neighborhood. I took the cruiser board and my big fat camera for a stroll through and came back with this chill cam dump.

Element Session at SPoT

by Rob
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Sometimes when you "hail Mary" it, you get a shocker and actually make it, your jaw dragging on the ground as you roll away, arms in the air. That happened a few times during the Best Trick Contest we had with the Nyjah Huston, Evan Smith, and Levi Brown as judges during the Skate With the Element Team session at Skatepark of Tampa. Thanks to everyone that stopped by and to the Element Team that hung out all afternoon with everyone.

Happy 10 Years

by Rob
Sunday, January 01, 2012
It's been ten years of me working full time at SPoT.