Astro SPoT Demo July 2009
Posted on Tuesday, July 21, 2009 by Stalker
It's not hard to figure out what happened next. So here we are navigating through Tampa traffic, whipping out to Tarpon Springs to skate the sole safe haven of comfortable climate skateboarding in the 1,000 degrees with 2,000% humidity summer days we suffer in Florida. Astro is air conditioned. It's fantastic. You can skate for more than 10 minutes without getting heat stroke. Thanks Astro.
I was pleasantly surprised to see Mike Atwood, Yonis Molina, and some other members of the Westside Skateshop crew pulling up as we were. They ended up getting out and skating for a bit with us. Frosty charged around and Gonzo cruised in a casual, relaxed manner, as is his style. RayRay went for several really impressive tricks that ended up not panning out, which is unfortunate. Jacob blasted over the quarter-pipe and slid some lipslides on the box. Porpe sat it out. Pat Stiener took his unique approach to skating the streets to a roller rink with some wooden ramps. Jereme skated the whole time and landed 80% of all of his tricks, which is standard for him.
After the demo we took the good times to the Tarpon Springs Winghouse. Pretty standard dinner deal, no biggie...that is, until Porpe started to drive off with me hanging off the tailgate of the Clem-350 and Jeff Lako walking through the parking lot. As a kid I always humored the idea of what I would do in a situation like that. It turns out I'd hold on for dear life. Glad I have that instinct. Thanks Porpe for allowing me to learn that about myself.
All in all it was a fun trip out to a part of central Florida skateboarding that's been going for like 20 years. Thanks for having us out, Astro.