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2nd Annual Matix Halloween Jam at SPoT

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2014

After Turkey shut down the ramp, Daran from Matix shut down the party when he chopped a full beer with a hatchet from distance. Everyone went crazy! Thanks Matix for a great weekend, and thanks to Creature, PBR and Red Bull for adding to it. We hope you all enjoyed it.

2nd Annual Matix Halloween Jam at SPoT

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Jeni brought some homemade rum cake. Looks delicious.

2nd Annual Matix Halloween Jam at SPoT

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Turkey shut down the mini-ramp jam with this crazy backside boneless. He rips so hard. Thanks for making it to Florida Turkey.

2nd Annual Matix Halloween Jam at SPoT

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Zach's arch nemesis and SPoT employee Tom McKessy naturally had to try to take Zach out. I'm just kidding, we're all friends.
Skater Profile: Tom McKessy

2nd Annual Matix Halloween Jam at SPoT

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Sunday was a real dog party. I think I counted five or six dogs running around together. Eric McKenney gave some love to Allen Russell's dog Sarge while he carried on a conversation with Jeni. Oh, and that's the Red Bull truck in the background. Cullen Traverso brought it over to blast some tunes for us.
Skater Profile: Eric McKenney

2nd Annual Matix Halloween Jam at SPoT

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2014

My buddy Zach Gosteli was in town from his post in Italy with the Air Force. He brought a nice little hurricane with him.
Skater Profile: Zach Gosteli

2nd Annual Matix Halloween Jam at SPoT

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Kids, eat your vegetables so you can grow up big and strong and good at skateboarding.

2nd Annual Matix Halloween Jam at SPoT

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2014

If this photo doesn't make you happy then I don't know what will. Pure fun.

2nd Annual Matix Halloween Jam at SPoT

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2014

On Sunday we invited the Matix guys over to Mikah's house for a BBQ and mini-ramp jam. Josh Wilson had some good moves like this kickflip backtail.
Skater Profile: Josh Wilson

2nd Annual Matix Halloween Jam at SPoT

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Jereme Knibbs absolutely annihilates transitions, but this move here was unbelievable. Jereme ollied out to backtail and ollied back in like it was childs-play. Thanks for blowing all of our minds Jereme.
Skater Profile: Jereme Knibbs

2nd Annual Matix Halloween Jam at SPoT

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Here's that ghoulish family again. They won the best costumed family award and some prizes from Matix.

2nd Annual Matix Halloween Jam at SPoT

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Turkey was in and out quick on this front 50 yank out. He had to get back to his second shift at In-N-Out burger. See what I did there?

2nd Annual Matix Halloween Jam at SPoT

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Alex "Dirt Weasel" Sandino was flying over the hip and grabbing all kinds of ways. This crail grab that Alex did was really impressive. Alex took third place in the bowl jam but hurt his ankle/foot near the end of the jam. We hope you get well soon buddy.
Skater Profile: Alex Sandino aka Dirt Weasel

2nd Annual Matix Halloween Jam at SPoT

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The bowl was packed with spectators ready to witness some devilishly good skating for our Bloody Bowl Jam. Deein Coats hustled around the deck while a group of ghosts whipped around in the bowl.
Skater Profile: Deein Coats

2nd Annual Matix Halloween Jam at SPoT

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Some of the many costumes. HYPE.
Skater Profile: Derick Glancy

2nd Annual Matix Halloween Jam at SPoT

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Evil Mistress Alex Bibiloni had PBR flowing in the courtyard. Watch out fella, there might be razor blades in that tallcan.
Skater Profile: Alex Bibiloni

2nd Annual Matix Halloween Jam at SPoT

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Top three in best trick: Jimmy Mastrocolo; 3rd, Yonis Molina; 1st, Jereme Knibbs; 2nd.
Skater Profile: Jereme Knibbs

2nd Annual Matix Halloween Jam at SPoT

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Yonis Molina took the cake with this blasted fakie heelflip over the rail into the bank. Such a hard and rare trick.
Skater Profile: Yonis Molina

2nd Annual Matix Halloween Jam at SPoT

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Ramante Cooper set the bar high during Best Trick comp with this proper kickflip crook down the hubba.
Skater Profile: Jereme Knibbs

2nd Annual Matix Halloween Jam at SPoT

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Ramante Cooper set the bar high during best trick with this proper kickflip crook down the hubba.
Skater Profile: Ramante Cooper

2nd Annual Matix Halloween Jam at SPoT

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The new star of Breaking Bad and SPoT employee Chris Preston posed with rookie cop and SPoT product photographer Marino Nicastro and SPoT employee loc'ed out Jack Loktu. They were getting hyped for the best trick contest about to go down in the new Pro Course.
Skater Profile: Chris Preston

2nd Annual Matix Halloween Jam at SPoT

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2014

I caught this ghoulish family walking past some of the pumpkins in the courtyard. Thanks for supporting the park guys!

2nd Annual Matix Halloween Jam at SPoT

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2014

On his first trick back at SPoT, Zack injured his ankle. He has a great attitude though, and even though he was in pain he made a point to hang out with the crowd of fans. Zack's a great dude.
Skater Profile: Zack Wallin

2nd Annual Matix Halloween Jam at SPoT

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Our crew left Brandenton and hit a costume shop en route to SPoT. From left to right: boss man Brian Schaefer as Fidel Castro, Eric "Blunt Master" McKenney, Aaron Austin the psycho vato cameraman, Zack "Hotdog" Wallin and Luke Pallone channeling Animal Chin.
Skater Profile: Aaron Austin

2nd Annual Matix Halloween Jam at SPoT

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Felipe Gustavo has a textbook backside noseblunt slide. Felipe slid this one on the box as Joey Brezinski rolled up behind him to back him up.
Skater Profile: Felipe Gustavo

2nd Annual Matix Halloween Jam at SPoT

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Zack Wallin was quietly destroying the street course. I think he ollied over every obstacle there. Zack frontside 180'ed over the entire box, and right after he landed it, Blade Runner tried to one-up him.
Skater Profile: Zack Wallin

2nd Annual Matix Halloween Jam at SPoT

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Like I said, Alex Sorgente was already ripping. Red Bull girls Jackie and Kristin were in awe of Alex's humongous Madonnas--their faces are priceless!
Skater Profile: Alex Sorgente

2nd Annual Matix Halloween Jam at SPoT

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2014

About into the session at Brandenton park the Red Bull team showed up. Jagger Eaton, Joey Brezinski and Felipe Gustavo posed with some of the local kids. Red Bull team riders Alex Midler and Alex Sorgente were already skating and missed out on this photo op.
Skater Profile: Joey Brezinski

2nd Annual Matix Halloween Jam at SPoT

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Turkey was on fire at Bradenton. His runs in the bowl were so smooth and powerful. This frontside air was one of the many tricks he handled in the deep end.

2nd Annual Matix Halloween Jam at SPoT

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2014

SPoT team rider Eric McKenney has amazing pop. Here's Eric doing a flawless nollie backside flip over a barrier from the bank. Classic spot setup, classic trick.
Skater Profile: Eric McKenney

2nd Annual Matix Halloween Jam at SPoT

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2014

SPoT team rider Alejandro Burnell wanted in on the action. He hopped across the box on this fastplant with youthful joy.
Skater Profile: Alejandro Burnell

2nd Annual Matix Halloween Jam at SPoT

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Turkey moved on from the clam shell to the vert wall where he nosepicked it first try. This wall is huge, but turkey confidently slid this frontside crailslide across the tiles and back down the massive wall.

2nd Annual Matix Halloween Jam at SPoT

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Turkey immediately got things started with some radical tranny maneuvers. Turkey's frontside ollies were beautiful. That's how you do them kids.

2nd Annual Matix Halloween Jam at SPoT

By Aaron Austin, Posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A few SPoT team riders and employees rolled down to Bradenton park on Saturday for a session with Matix team riders Zack Wallin and Turkey Stopnik, accompanied by TM Gabe Morford and Daran Godfrey from Matix as well.
Skater Profile: Zack Wallin

SPoT 2nd annual Halloween Jam presented by Matix

By n/a, Posted on Friday, October 24, 2014

Saturday, October 25, 2014
  • Skate with the Matix team
    • Zack Wallin
    • Turkey Stopnik
  • 5pm - Haunted High Ollie contest
  • 6pm - BBQ and beers
  • 7pm - Bloody Bowl Jam
  • Prizes awarded for best costume
  • After party at The Bricks

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SPoT Boards For Bros Build Day

By n/a, Posted on Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Free admission and BBQ with a hardgoods or cash donation to Boards For Bros.
  • 10AM - Free skating
  • 1AM - Free BBQ
  • Help us build completes!
    • Giving the gift of skateboarding one board at a time

King of the Groms 2014

By n/a, Posted on Tuesday, October 21, 2014

What started at 3rd Lair in 2003 as a local contest for groms has grown into the largest youth skateboarding contest series in the world. King of the Groms/Ams currently includes 5 Qualifier stops culminating in an epic Final Championship weekend drawing young skaters from around the globe. Throughout the years, we have seen some of the most talented young riders in skateboarding come through the series including: Cody Davis, Chaz Ortiz, Curren Caples, Alex Midler, Tom Shaar, Jagger Eaton, Mitchie Brusco and more. King of the Groms/Ams, designed for skaters aged 16 and under, features a street contest as well as transition events with multiple divisions. This series is more than just a contest – it is an event. Our skaters are more than just participants – they are a community. Whether you have a shot at becoming the next King or you have just started skateboarding, King of the Groms/Ams is the perfect place to hone your skills, make friends, and have fun. We are the premiere event for young skaters setting the standards for all others.
  • May 8-10, 2015
  • at Skatepark of Tampa
  • Click here for more info.

SPoT Gets a makeover 2014 (part two)

By Brian Schaefer, Posted on Friday, October 17, 2014

...and that's it! Can't wait to see how this thing gets skated. See you guys tonight at 5pm and stay tuned for more updates on the Kiddie Course as we get them.

SPoT Gets a makeover 2014 (part two)

By Brian Schaefer, Posted on Friday, October 17, 2014

SPoT Gets a makeover 2014 (part two)

By Brian Schaefer, Posted on Friday, October 17, 2014

SPoT Gets a makeover 2014 (part two)

By Brian Schaefer, Posted on Friday, October 17, 2014

SPoT Gets a makeover 2014 (part two)

By Brian Schaefer, Posted on Friday, October 17, 2014

SPoT Gets a makeover 2014 (part two)

By Brian Schaefer, Posted on Friday, October 17, 2014

SPoT Gets a makeover 2014 (part two)

By Brian Schaefer, Posted on Friday, October 17, 2014

Now we get to the good stuff... The Pro Course is basically finished! We're just putting the last touches on it today and then you can skate it for FREE tonight at 5pm.

SPoT Gets a makeover 2014 (part two)

By Marino Nicastro, Posted on Friday, October 17, 2014

SPoT Gets a makeover 2014 (part two)

By Marino Nicastro, Posted on Friday, October 17, 2014

SPoT Gets a makeover 2014 (part two)

By Marino Nicastro, Posted on Friday, October 17, 2014

Here's a pretty good idea of how the Kiddie Course demo is going so far...

Harvest Jam All Ages Contest

By n/a, Posted on Thursday, October 16, 2014

Saturday, November 1, 2014
  • Come skate with the Expedition One team!
    • Rob Welsh
    • Frankie Heck
    • Dylan Witkin
  • Open practice & registration - 8am / 8 & under starts at 10:30am
  • Divisions:
    • 8 & under
    • 9 - 12
    • 13 - 15
    • 16 & up
    • Sponsored
  • Prizes Awarded 1st - 5th in each division
  • Register online here
  • There are limited entries - register in advance
  • Entry fee is $25 in advance / $30 day of
  • Free BBQ for contestants

SPoT All Ages Awards

  • 6pm
  • Honoring those who made an impact in 2014

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SPoT Gets a makeover 2014 (part two)

By Marino Nicastro, Posted on Thursday, October 16, 2014

Kiddie Course update: The mini ramp is gone, to be replaced by...???

SPoT Gets a makeover 2014 (part two)

By Marino Nicastro, Posted on Thursday, October 16, 2014

Stoked to see an A-Frame going back up.