Zaturdays: Tampa Am 2002

I dug up this 2002 issue of Thrasher with the coverage from the Am that year. Total time capsule. First, the article was written and photographed by Patrick O’Dell, who went on to create Eplicly Later’d which you already know. The contest coverage is part of a 16-page tour article from Pennsylvania to Atlanta and finally Tampa that included Patrick, Tino Razo, Anthony Shetler, Dan Pensyl, and Billy Marks.

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SPoT EOTM September 2016 / Spirit Quest Video Screening

This month's SPoT First Fridays was super rad, with the premiere of Colin "Mandible Claw" Read's newest and last video: Spirit Quest. This is definitely not your ordinary skate film. Do yourself a favor and pick up the DVD. Huge congrats to Chris Reitz, Derick Glancy, and Tristan Mershon for picking up the Employee of the Month awards too!

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TBT - DONNY BARLEY EEIII UNDERACHIEVERS

Certain things are forever, never to be taken away. Like if you win Tampa Am, especially if it’s the first EVER Tampa Am, like Donny Barley did back in 1996. Of course, the great thing about Donny was that he had no trouble mixing it up on the streets and in video as well, as he proved with his debut part in Dan Wolfe’s Underachievers.

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CURE YOUR FOMO AND BUY SOME TAMPA AM 2016 TICKETS

Yep - Tampa Am tickets are on sale (in case you missed it) and going fast, so don't sleep. You can save yourself some money and get a weekend pass, which gets you in the door from November 10 to November 13, which is the Finals. If you've never been to a Tampa Am, check out some highlights from last year that our filmer Frank Branca put together.

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Zaturdays: Some Things I Kind of Know About Skateboarding In The Olympics

So far I’ve been to three pretty serious meetings about the state of skateboarding and the Olympics. By pretty serious I mean that Tony Hawk was in attendance. Koston and Berra were too. Dyrdek showed up. So did Jim Thiebaud, Steve Van Doren, and Paul Rodriguez. Plus a bunch of people you probably never heard of but that run skate contests in Europe, Australia, South America, Japan, China, and on and on and on.

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