Posted by Chris, Thursday, March 19, 2015 8:11 PM
After a long day of taking boards to the shin, sharkbites, primos, wheelbites and stingers to get that line as tight as possible, all you really want to do is party it out and start again the next day. We've got some great night time events happening during Pro this year: Friday is Agnostic Front (NYC hardcore), Science ft. Ed Selego of MIA skateshop, and Coldside at the Orpheum in Ybor. Saturday, Converse is putting on one hell of a Concrete Jam on our new course, open to those who rip the most (TBD) - PLUS Patman & Robin (that's Pat Duffy & Rob Welsh) will be blowing minds, followed by a Misfits cover band! How the hell can you top that? Oh wait, open bar courtesy of PBR, while it lasts. I feel better already. Details for Friday. Details for Saturday.
Posted by Chris, Thursday, March 19, 2015 1:43 PM
Thursday's the day when all the Pros start coming to town, warming up, and getting settled in for the weekend. It's like a big family reunion, and the best part is that the park is open to the public. I mean, c'mon...when are you gonna be able to skate the same course with dudes like Brian Anderson, Manny Santiago, Shane O'Neill, and Kelvin Hoefler again? After you're done skating, pop over to The Bricks at 8pm for the "Moat Definitely" photo show, featuring work by Ed Templeton, Bryce Kanights, Mike Burnett, and more. Hope to see y'all out this weekend and let's make it the best Tampa Pro ever.
Posted by Leonard Trubia, Wednesday, March 18, 2015 11:51 AM
Leonard Trubia is an OG SPoT Lifer who was one of the first people to live here when everyone was sleeping under the old vert ramp, so he's been through enough Tampa Pros to know how to make it through the weekend intact. Especially if you're one of the Pros skating. Check out his Guide To Surviving Tampa Pro.
Posted by Chris, Tuesday, March 17, 2015 3:12 PM
With our 21st Annual Tampa Pro contest less than 3 days away, everyone around here is on the edge of their seats waiting to see who or what will make history this year. Check out this super rad edit of some epic moments from Pro years past, and don't forget to watch the live webcast at Streetleague.com.
Posted by Chris, Tuesday, March 17, 2015 1:44 PM
It's Tuesday of Tampa Pro week, 2015 and it's pretty quiet around here so far. Right now it's just branding, tightening up, planning, cleaning, and preparing for the best Pro contest ever. I won't spoil all the new additions to the park, you'll just have to see for yourself. Here's a few cellphone photos I got today of how we get ready. Make sure you check out Thursday night's Welcome To Town party at The Bricks, and the "Moat Definitely" skateboard photo show, featuring work by Ed Templeton, Bryce Kanights, Mike Burnett and more. It's gonna be a great weekend - let's do it.