Damn Am NYC 2015 Winner: Congrats to Yoshi Tanenbaum! - SPoT Life

By putting together the perfect run of every trick imaginable in his last run of the Finals, not only did Yoshi Tanenbaum win the Damn Am Select Series NYC stop for the second year in a row, but he also earned himself $500 to get to Tampa Am where he’s already qualified into the Semi-Finals. On top of all of that he just moved into the lead in the battle for Damn Am of the Year. Congrats dude! Check out how he did it.


The first day of Damn Am in NYC kicked off with practice and registration at LES park and the skating was already off the charts. We followed it up with a $1,500 Best Trick contest at Nike SB's 50 Kent pop-up park, where Antonio Durao shut it down by blowing everyone's mind with his bag of tricks. Check out all the highlights below and get ready for one hell of a comp today. Full contest details are here. See photos.

50 Kent $1,500 Best Trick Contest at Damn Am NYC

As if you didn't have enough of a reason to hit NYC this weekend (ahem...Damn Am), we added a second Best Trick contest to the mix with $1,500 cash to give out. This one is at 50 Kent Ave. today after practice (around 5pm) and will be followed up tomorrow with an additional $1,500 Best Trick contest down the double set at LES. Full schedule and details are here and we hope to see y'all out there.

#TBT Tom Penny SPoT Footage

If you believe the moon landing was faked, or that Lee Harvey Oswald was a CIA patsy, then you’ve probably seen this footage of Tom Penny. It comes courtesy of Theories of Atlantis, aka Josh Stewart, who had the good fortune of being in the right place [SPoT], at the right time [1996 Tampa Pro-ish?], with the right equipment [Sony VX-3] to capture some candidly casual shredding by one of the most notable figures in the history of what we do. In addition to Tom’s switch backside lipslides and the ridiculous ease of his signature frontside flips (which are cited by Andrew Reynolds as the inspiration for his frontside flips) you should know he was skating with a broken hand which had swelled up like a balloon and turned a nasty shade of purplish green. It was known as his Elephant Paw stage, and in typical Penny fashion I’m pretty sure he never went to the doctor for it. There was no other skateboarder in the world that skated like Tom Penny, or did anything like Tom Penny for that matter.

Street League Announces Women's World Championship

Another milestone in skateboarding history: Street League announced yesterday that it will be welcoming a Women's Division into the 2015 SLS Super Crown World Championship on October 4th. You'll be seeing names like Leticia Bufoni, Vanessa Torres, Lacey Baker and more ripping it up for a shot at the crown and a $30,000 purse. If you can't make it out to this, we will be showing the live webcast at The Bricks that day at around 2pm ET. The whole contest is going to be insane, so don't miss out either way. Go read the full article over at Streetleague.com and get ready to watch history being made.