Posted by Paul Zitzer, Saturday, July 11, 2015 9:33 AM
If you don’t work in the skateboard industry, you’ve probably never been to what we who do work in the skateboard industry call a “tradeshow.” You lucky dog you. Tradeshows could also be called “bro downs of such epic proportions they can make blood ooze from your eye sockets.” Read more
Posted by Chris, Friday, July 10, 2015 5:20 PM
The video from Baker Skateboards stop at SPoT on their 2015 Tour is here. Stop what you're doing and pay attention...these boys know how to put on a show. Let's all give thanks to Baker! Video: Frank Branca
Posted by Chris, Friday, July 10, 2015 9:37 AM
In two weeks, we will officially be strengthening our livers for the Bricks / SPoT Ybor 5 Year Anniversary Block Party, presented by Vans. In traditional SPoT and Bricks style, there will be rad music, art, skating and other surprises as we shut down the corner of 7th Ave. and 14th St. to accommodate the festivities. Too many details to list here, but check out the event page for the full line up and peep the recap of last year's action below to get an idea of how we throw down. Tickets are $10 available at both SPoT and SPoT Ybor, or online here, and all proceeds go to benefit our Boards For Bros charity. See you there!
Posted by Paul Zitzer, Thursday, July 09, 2015 10:01 AM
This was the epitome of the small wheels craze, when the World Industries companies ruled the scene. The video stars Tim Gavin and Henry Sanchez who both came correct with tech trickery, and while Tim’s skating was somewhat precise for the era, Henry’s was a little sloppier, but together they made one of the best videos of the 90s. There are a lot of curb tricks and low flying flatground moves, and lots of pretty severe switch mongo lines, but to fully appreciate what’s going on you need to understand that pretty much everything they were doing was groundbreaking and the influence of what they did carried on for years and years, and it still probably does.
Posted by Chris, Wednesday, July 08, 2015 10:39 AM
The best thing about Baker Boys coming to your local skatepark is that there's something for everyone. Whether you're a youngun' and watching T-Funk destroy it with impossibles over the pyramid, or you're an OG from back in '98 and grew up watching Reynolds - these dudes kill it. It's like having your favorite rock band come play your house. So when we found out they were coming to SPoT for the first time since like, 2006 (?) 2009 (?), you can guess how that went over. Check out some photos from the demo and signing and stay tuned for Frank's edit coming later this week.