Posted by Paul Zitzer, Saturday, November 28, 2015 9:31 AM
Skateboarders were probably the only people to click on the headline in Wired Magazine touting the cool new benches slated for Times Square. The NY kids are undoubtedly rubbing their palms, eagerly awaiting these things to materialize, and when I saw it the first thought that came to mind was: Why can’t they build stuff this good at skateparks? Read more.
Posted by Chris, Friday, November 27, 2015 6:58 PM
Small Business SaturdayA big thank you to everyone who stopped by the park today and enjoyed all the discounts, free skating, and breakfast. If you missed out, don't worry because Small Business Saturday will be in full effect tomorrow at SPoT Ybor. So come through and enjoy 20% off the entire store + special discounts on select items. Open from 12-8 and located on 7th Ave in Ybor next to The Bricks. See more photos.
Cyber MondayFor all the SPoT supporters out there on the world wide web, don't worry because we have you covered come Monday. Stay tuned for details.
Posted by Chris, Friday, November 27, 2015 2:24 PM
Our last all ages contest of the year is coming up next Saturday: Harvest Jam, hosted again by the good people at Expedition One. They're bringing Chany Jeanguenin, Frankie Heck and Dylan Witkin, who killed it during the Converse Concrete Jam during Tampa Am this year. You can register here if you want to skate, and note that we're doing a Girls' division now. After the contest is over, come join us for the premier of the Nike SB Chronicles 3 at Muvico Centro Ybor at 8pm. Details for that can be found here. Contest details are here. Check out footage from last year.
Posted by Chris, Thursday, November 26, 2015 12:14 AM
We’re going back to the ‘80s for this one... Jeff Grosso’s part (if it can really be called that) from the Santa Cruz Speed Freaks video. It shows that offering up skate commentary like the kind he dishes in Loveletters isn’t some new thing for Grosso. Here we get the infamous eyebrow shaving scene and quotes that have been used and abused worldwide at halfpipe sessions ever since. Jeff is on the internet somewhere saying this part “pretty much sucks,” and even though the skate clips, consisting of one line on vert and four marginal walls of a mini ramp run, are far eclipsed by the “lifestyle footage” this is a part of skate history that everybody should make themselves familiar with.
Posted by Chris, Wednesday, November 25, 2015 10:00 AM
Dylan got strapped with a mic during this year's Tampa Am. Here's an insider's viewpoint as to what it's like on the sidelines, courtesy of our partners at Street League.