In the latest episode of the RIDE Channel’s SPoT 20 Year Experience, Mike Vallely talks about winning the first ever Tampa Pro in 1995. Mike was supposed to begin being phased out of professional skateboarding and into a team manager role for Powell at the time. Well, Mike won the contest…and the rest is history. Enjoy.
RIDE Channel has several more raw 2012 Tampa Am footage edits for you.
Brodie Penrod won 1st Place in Friday’s Qualifiers earning himself the Golden Ticket straight to Sunday’s Finals.
The 2012 Tampa Am kicked off last night with the standard Thursday Practice, Bowl Jam, and Welcome to Tampa Party. The bowl session got real heated and Party Time, Bad Shit, The Shrine, and Saviours threw down on the stage to a really hyped-up crowd…some more than others.
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RIDE Channel has some highlights from Thursday Practice and the “Welcome to Tampa Party” at Day One of the 2012 Tampa Am.
2012 Tampa Am Thursday Practice highlights, featuring: Kyle Walker, Tyson Bowerbank and more…
Filmed and Edited by Colin Clark.
As you can imagine, Andy Roy has some gnarly stories about his experiences in Tampa in RIDE Channel’s Episode 5 of SPoT “20″ Year Experience.
In Episode 4 of the RIDE Channel’s SPoT 20 Year Experience, Brian Anderson talks about the the iconic SPoT pyramid, as well as some of his other best Skatepark of Tampa memories. The 2012 Tampa Am gets underway this Thursday, December 6th, with the Welcome to Tampa Party at SPoT. Check the Upcoming Events page for a full schedule of events for the weekend.
RIDE Channel has some more crazy, historical Skatepark of Tampa footage for your viewing pleasure.
The RIDE Channel’s newest SPOTS features the infamous Skatepark of Tampa. The story behind the Skatepark of Tampa is one that is crazy and rich in history, and is one that every skateboarder should hear. The Skatepark of Tampa, has not only done so much for skateboarding in the Tampa Bay area and in Florida, it has been an important part in progressing skateboarding all over the world. Next year, the Skatepark of Tampa celebrates 20 years, it is amazing to think about how far they have come. I don’t think they are going anywhere soon. Enjoy!
Episode 1 of “SPoT Life” just dropped on the RIDE Channel. Make sure to subscribe so you can keep up with the contests, events, and general skateboarding mayhem that the SPoT crew finds themselves in the middle of all over the world.
…1 Being Not So Extreme, and 10 Being Extremely Extreme, I Give This a 9.5!
2011 Tampa Am footage of Mountain Dew Am’s and friends.
Etnies Europe riders Axel Cruysberghs, Douwe Macare, and friends were in town a few weeks ago for the 2011 Tampa Am. When Axel didn’t make the cut, they headed out on a filming mission, hitting up some familiar Tampa street skating spots, and of course, the Bro Bowl. Check out the really nice montage below, and be sure to take a look at the killer photos of the trip from Switn here.
Filmed & Edited by Willem Vleugels.
The 2011 Tampa Am is this weekend, and as is the case every year, the street course has a whole new look. The first evening that it was skateable, Jeremy Knibbs, Josh Wilson, Dylan Perry, PJ Castellano, Manny, Porpe, Chris Jata, Tom McKessy, Steve Buggica, and Nick Wilton shredded it after-hours. Check out the FLA Skateboarding Events page for a complete schedule of this weekend’s events.