A Case of the mondays: Sea Monster hardware & rolling papers

FSEC club member and best dude out, Austin England has been blowing minds with his artwork for years, and now he's got a new hardware / rolling papers company called Sea Monster. AlBow's been homies with Austin for a long time, so we'll let him tell you more about it.

Zaturdays With Zitzer: The First Rule of Skateboarding is...

I want you to picture a skateboarder showing up at the plaza in a car full of rollerbladers, then strapping on his helmet, pushing mongo over to where you’re skating and trying to hard flip the stairs right after you bailed one. Nothing is considered cool about this scenario. Now, I have yet to see an actual rulebook about skateboarding, but despite our best efforts to pretend otherwise, we’ve laid down enough rules to fill volumes. And it’s okay, even Fight Club had rules and those dudes were anarchy personified. Click here for the full article.

Children of the Night - a video by HiDefJoe

Former SPoT filmer and good friend, Joe Pelham just put together this amazing video submission for the "Love Thy Neighborhood" art show on NYE, featuring Uncle Sam Bellipanni, Derick Wynn, Jereme Knibbs, and Eric McKenney skating around Ybor and Downtown Tampa at night. I won't say too much about it, because it speaks for itself - and the talent is hard to ignore.

#TBT: Sean Sheffey Soldier’s Story

Most throwbacks need some sort of context to be fully appreciated. I’m not sure that Sean Sheffey’s part in Soldier’s Story from Life Skateboarders really does. His power and style are timeless. Sure there are the random curb clips and a fakie nose manual that gets cut half way through, but then there’s the fakie ollie over a picnic table. And the back tail. And the hair! All pure gold. If you insist on context, the backside 180 over the parking lot divider was a pivotal moment in skateboarding’s collective realization of what was possible with an ollie when done right. In other words, it blew minds.

Life was an offshoot of H-Street in the early 90s, and H-Street was the company that created the formula that Plan B later perfected. Life, although short lived, was rad while it lasted.

This Sheffey clip is actually a throwback to a throwback that Thrasher posted a while back, with an introduction by Mike Maldonado. And no matter how far we come it demands another look. We’re talking about Sheffey, one of the greatest of all time.

SPoT: The Best of 2014

We had one hell of a year in 2014 and can't wait to see all the rad things that 2015 has for us. Hope you enjoyed being a part of it as much as we did - thanks and Happy New Year from SPoT. Check out a year's worth of highlights that I pieced together from all our events and then come skate off that hangover today. We'll be open 12pm to 9pm.

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