Vans SPoT x Russ Pope Sk8-Hi Shoe Release Article at Skatepark of Tampa

Vans SPoT x Russ Pope Sk8-Hi Shoe Release

Posted on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 by Sebastian

Words by Frank Branca, Mikah Collins
Photos by Frank Branca, Mikah Collins, Matt Wiley
Vans flags flying and good weather for our Russ Pope x SPoT release party!
Here's Russ putting the finishing touches on the first mural he painted.
The shop team had the shoes set up with some fresh SPoT private label goods.
SPoT Wheel Bite commander Casey Wayne was giving away free SPoT and Vans gear all day.
Some of the Jitt Squad that destroyed the bowl jam
Vans was serving up hot, fresh waffles for the crowd!
FSEC member Alex Biblioni makes it out for all our events
Everyone was enjoying the free breakfast courtesy of Vans.
Russ was here bright and early mixing up paint, ready to sweat it out in the Tampa heat.
Uncle Sam with a huge fs flip. It must be that waffle grip.
And it begins!
Alejandro flying over his homie Giancarlo.
The first pair went out early, good looks on getting them while you can.
Russ steady killin' it!
After seeing SPoT local Paris slam with out getting hurt, I want to pad up and learn some new skateboard maneuvers.
Innetech inventory master, Andy Johnson kept the grill full all day. Thanks for the burgers & beer, Vans!
SPoT team rider Uncle Sam hyped to shred a pair of Russ Pope Sk8 Hi's!
Russ taking a minute to hook up boards for the homies.
The old and the new. Sneakerheads came out to support and grab another Vans x SPoT collab shoe.
Russ putting in the final touches.
Finished piece #1. Watching this all go down was awesome! We're hyped to have a new piece in the courtyard.
Brian approves! Russ approves!
Ali Tawoosi came out blasting a crail for the beginning of the bowl jam!
Alex Bibiloni coming through with a BS Boneless.
Giancarlo coming in hot, hyping up kids and adults alike.
Alejandro's smooth sugarcane.
Came out from the bowl jam to see Russ's second piece had come to life!
I get all these foot plants mixed up so I will just call this one a belly tap off the crazy shoeless redneck
Dirt Weasel with the melon over the hip.
As the rain started, everyone headed for cover except Derick Glancy who was hyped about it.
Little man getting some in the bowl jam.
Congrats to the winners From left to right: Brian Adams, Alejandro Burnell, Alex Sandino, Asher Lakes, Giancarlo Scalise, Ali Tawoosi. Thanks to everyone who came out, and to Vans for putting this together! A huge thanks to Russ Pope for the two new art pieces in the courtyard!


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