The SPoT Team Visits Bushnell, Florida Article at Skatepark of Tampa

The SPoT Team Visits Bushnell, Florida

Posted on Tuesday, September 8, 2009 by Stalker

Photos, Captions, and Words by Stalker Steve

RayRay - nose manual nollie flip out on the most popular obstacle of the demo
Jereme Knibbs - backside lipslide through the corner
Jereme Knibbs - ollie off the launch ramp over the picnic table. This is one of those 'so bad it's good' ramps at the park
Dylan Perry - launch ramp assisted back lip
Ian Gow killed it with this kickflip to fakie after putting in a long day at Innetech
The Body was slightly out of his element in the woods
Jereme's facial expression after turning around to see my fisheye in his face
Tommy Presley - switch varial heelflip. Holy crap, Tommy
Dylan Perry - gap to front smith
Product toss!
Porpe feeding the animals
Carrot Top came out and was super hyped on his SPoT mesh hat
Thanks to Sk8 Parts Skate Shop for donating another board to throw out in the product toss
Always happy to see young bucks holding cameras
Some of the Bushnell locs hyped on the extra big Circa stickers. Hopefully they put them on the wall in their room and bum out their parents
I hope this kid makes a huge all-over-print style shirt by wrapping it around a white tee with this sticker
These kids look like they really came up in the product toss
Dylan Barkoumb, one of the Bushnell loc kids
After the skate demo Body put on a trampoline demo at Logan's house
After a few basic airs Body jumped into more complicated maneuvers
Tommy Presley whipping a backside flip on Logan's trampoline towards the end of the SPoT trampoline demo
Logan's son Christopher getting some air on the trampoline
Pat Steiner got in on the fun on the trampoline spinning a big backside flip
RayRay got in on the trampoline fun
Logan had someone hunt a wild pig, smoked it, and served it to us. I think it was a fitting post-demo dinner, considering the country tendencies of Sumter County. Thanks again Logan
A demo was organized and set up for us so we rolled out to the woods; Bushnell, Florida. It's a very small town 45 minutes north of Tampa. Not a lot of spots, real small town mentality, just a really slow paced town. I also live here.

When Jorge called me and said, "Hey Steve, there's a Bushnell demo on September 4th, are you down?" the only thing I could think to say was, "Are you sure that's what you want?"

"Yeah, are you down?"

"I'll be there."

Pulling up to the demo, there were probably a little over 100 kids already skating, waiting, and anticipating. I'm not sure what they expected, but it's not like they couldn't have been happy with what they got. Especially with crowd pleasers like Ian Gow's kickflip to fakie over the quarter-pipe channel, Dylan Perry's gap to front smith, and Tommy Presley's switch varial heelflip over the pyramid. Besides, it's not like there are weekly demos at the Bushnell Skatepark.

After the demo our friend Logan hosted a barbeque for us. A wild hog got roasted and we had a great time. Thanks again. Also a big thanks to the esteemed members of Bushnell's law enforcement community for ignoring us while not wearing helmets. See you next time Bushnell!

Joe Pelham and Steve Buggica Footage


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