Old School Skate Jam Weekend - Frank's Pool Article at Skatepark of Tampa

Old School Skate Jam Weekend - Frank's Pool

Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2002 by RyanSUB

The Old School Skate Jam Weekend
Words by Ryan T. Clements
Photos by Michael Derwenko and Brian Schaefer

Frank’s Pool
After such a long day on Saturday, it took a few hours to get cranking on Sunday. In the morning, Lep led us on a wild restaurant chase that found us at Hooters…how refreshing. From there we went to Frank Baagoe’s house. His place is a few blocks from Jax Beach and he took it upon himself to build a crazy little pool in his backyard with gnarly cement coping. If you think you’re ripping, go to Frank’s and skate his pool to humble your ass back down to reality.

Check it out. I’m sure you’re thinking, “Dude, I could frontside flip in that.” Do we have to skate this? Frank was destroying his own pool with high speed frontside carve grinds. Not quite a tail block, but close. Clements with a backside pivot nose grabber deal. This is not an easy task in this pool. Rock n’ roll by Schaefer. Another rock n’ roll, but this time it’s Clements.
The pool crew. This is what it looks like at the end of the day. I had to throw this one in there just for the hell of it.


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