SPoT Ybor & The Bricks: 5 Years Ago...

With the 5 Year Anniversary of our sister shop in Ybor and The Bricks restaurant/bar/chill spot tomorrow, we had to take a look back at how it all started. Check out our little documentary "Building the Bricks" and don't forget to get your tickets to the huge Block Party starting at 3pm. There will be skating, bands, beer, food, prizes and a whole lot more, plus proceeds from ticket sales go to benefit our Boards For Bros charity. Don't forget to RSVP on Facebook here and we'll see you there!

Video by Joe Pelham

#TBT Jeremy Wray "Color"

Jeremy Wray had the best ollie in skateboarding for about 10 years. Not the highest, but definitely the longest / fastest. On a trip to California in the mid 90s we stumbled upon the curb cut at the beginning of his Color part and I had the exact same reaction as the little kid does in the clip, “It can’t be possible!” The only difference being that Dill wasn’t there for a high five. J-wray could also spin a front three better than anyone ever did or does. This part doesn’t have the greatest production quality but the skating makes up for it. Still not sure why Color didn’t survive.

The Return of the Insta Ramp!

We're stoked to announce the return of the mighty Insta Ramp for this year's The Bricks / SPoT Ybor 5 Year Anniversary party. If you were at our 3 Year party, you remember the insanity that went down on it, but if not, check out the recap below. Along with some help from Vans, we'll be giving out tons of free stuff, and more importantly, $400 in cash for tricks...so brush up, kids. Get your tickets here and remember that proceeds will benefit our Boards For Bros charity.

Full event details.

Lotion "July" Video Premiere at SPoT Ybor

Josh Wilson, who is a long-time employee and ripper at SPoT recently started a side project called Lotion. With a name like that, we were all pretty curious about where it came from, so I just asked him. Check the trailer for his upcoming Lotion video premiere and read the rest of the interview here.

Full details for the premiere are here.

SPoT Product Watch: DMFGriptape

Dylan Perry not only rides for Skatepark of Tampa, but has also been a fixture here for a number of years. When we found out he was making this custom griptape, you better believe we were stoked. Check out a live production of his latest batch and make sure you pick up some DMFGRIPTAPE at SPoTTampa.com.

Video: Frank Branca

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