Posts tagged “20 years

RIDE Channel | SPoT 20 Year Experience – Episode 7 – Mike Vallely

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 | 2012 Tampa Am Raw Footage

The RIDE Channel has a grip of 2012 Tampa Am raw footage edits for your enjoyment, including Alec Majerus’ winning run.


SPoT 20 Year Experience | Episode 5 – Andy Roy

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.


20 Years of SPoT | 93 ‘Til Infinity – Part 2

I stopped by Part 2 of 4 of the 93 ‘Til Infinity art show series at The Bricks last weekend. Four of the many decks that were submitted by various artists for the show were chosen to be printed on limited edition Skatepark of Tampa boards and will be available for sale all across the world. There were also a bunch of killer old classic photos of some pretty legendary people skating the park over the years. Check the Upcoming Events page on the mag for all the festivities. Also, be sure to check out SPoT 20 Year Experience Episode 3 with Felipe Gustavo below. – Nicks

Photos by Sean Orr and Nick Nicks

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20 Years of SPoT

In 2013, the Skatepark of Tampa will be celebrating their 20 Year Anniversary. Part of the celebrating has already gotten underway with 93 ‘Til Infinity, a 4-part artshow series at The Bricks. 93 ‘Til Infinity features 20 different artists creating artwork from their own personal experiences at SPoT through the years. Part 1 took place a few weeks back and Sean Orr was on hand to snap some photos (see below). Skatepark of Tampa’s photos are here. Part 2 of 93 ‘Til Infinity is coming up on Saturday, November 17th at The Bricks and also includes the release of Moat Water, which is SPoT’s 20th Anniversary Brew from the folks at Cigar City Brewing!

Also, to help celebrate SPoT’s milestone, every Wednesday from now until the Tampa Pro in March, the RIDE Channel will air a new episode of Skatepark of Tampa 20 Year Experience. 20 different Pros, Ams, and industry leaders share their personal SPoT stories and experiences with you. Check out the Intro with SPoT founder Brian Schaefer and Episode 1 with Stefan Janoski below.

All Photographs © Sean Orr

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Random Video: Vans 20 Years Ray Barbee

Since we are on the subject of legendary skateboarders and 20 years today, I thought this video was also appropriate. Ray Barbee has been doing it for a long time now…a true legend.