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3rd Annual Ghetto Bowl Bash Photos & Results

The 3rd Annual Ghetto Bowl Bash at The Ghetto Skate Facility in Zephyrhills is in the books, and it was a killer time! Thank you to Todd Morrow for all of his hard work and dedication that goes in to making these events possible. Also, big shout-outs to Andre at The Ghetto Skate Facility/ Ghetto Skateboards for making the contest a reality, to all of the sponsors, and to everybody that came out to skate, hang-out, and support real skateboarding! So much high-octane ripping was going down all day long…here are the results:

14 & Under: 1. Stone Denning, 2. Asher Builin, 3. Chris Kotma, 4. Taylor Nguyen

15-24: 1. Sean Gibson, 2. Darren Avalos, 3. Greg Nobles

Veterans: 1. John Whiteman, 2. Jason Conner, 3. Cory Miller, 4. Justin Gibson, 5. Geza Darrah & Jay Turner (Tie)

Legends: 1. Todd Webb, 2. Manny Amarelli, 3. Todd Morrow, 4. Shawn Bell, 5. Shawn Mitchell, 6. John Ferguson

Youth Sponsored: 1. Nick Wallace, 2. Brennan Campbell, 3. Miles McKinney, 4. Cameron Miller

18 & Up Sponsored: 1. Alex Peavey, 2. Josh Nobles, 3. Marlee Miller, 4. Chris Van Dam

Pro Am Open: 1. Keith Baldassare, 2. Levi Combs, 3. Jake “Poptart” Welch, 4. Jimmy “The Greek” Marcus, 5. Tillman Hazelton, 6. Drew Hoffman

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"Poptart", Frontside Air over the hip.

Alex Peavey, Kickflip to Fakie.

Drew Hoffman, Unit.

Josh Nobles, Frontside Feeble.

Jimmy "The Greek" Marcus, Ollie over the hip to Tailslide up.

Tillman Hazelton, Smith Grind.

Keith Baldassare, Judo Body Jar (I missed the kick).

Nick Wallace, Stalefish.

Alex Peavey, Melon to Fakie.

Brennan Campbell, Lipslide.

Marlee Miller, Lipslide.

Jake "Poptart" Welch, 5-0 Grind Roll-in.

Nick Wallace, Lien Melon.

Todd Morrow, Lien to Tail.

Shawn Bell, Frontside Grind.

John Whiteman, Frontside 50-50.

Jason Conner, Sweeper.

Todd Webb, Frontside 5-0 Grind.

Miles McKinney

Brennan Campbell, Backside Air.

Miles McKinney, Backside Air to Fakie.

Charlie Crank, Frontside Grind through the corner.

Sean Gibson, Frontside Tailslide.

Tillman Hazelton, Really Slow Frontside 5-0 Grind.

Keith Baldassare, Crail Slide.

Josh Nobles, Blunt to Fakie.

14 & Under Division

15 -24 Division

Youth Sponsored Division

18 & Up Sponsored Division

Veterans & Legends Divisions

Pro Am Open Division



Goat Ramp Demo at the Take Over

The Goat Ramp demo at the Take Over in Sarasota on Saturday was sick! Such good times, good vibes, and the skateboarding was next-level! Big shout-outs to the Demon Seed Skateboards crew, the P(a)yne Skate Park crew, and everybody else that showed up to shred and have a good time! See you guys next weekend at the 3rd Annual Ghetto Bowl Bash!
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Nick Murphy, Pivot to Fakie.

Tillman Hazelton, Backside Boneless.

Keith Baldassare, Judo over the hip.

Nick Murphy, Blunt to Fakie.

Poptart, Frontside Air over the hip.

Nick Murphy, Big Frontside Air over the gap.

Jake Ilardi, Frontside Air over the hip.

Jake Ilardi, Kickflip to Fakie.

Nick Murphy, Boneless from High to Low.

Mat Call, Oliie up to Smith.

Jay Turner, Frontside 5-0.

Mat Call, Ollie to Backside Disaster over the hip.

TJ Sparks, Frontside Smith Grind.

Jay Turner, Frontside Ollie.

Nico Mitsakos, Blunt to Fakie

BBQ, Ollie from Low to High with a tail tap.

Mat Call, Frontside Alley-Oop from Low to High.

Jared, Huge Frontside Flip.

Poptart, Frontside Air from Low to High.

TJ Sparks, Ollie in from High to Low.

April Pools Day Montage

Here is a nice April Pools Day montage courtesy of Jean Aguilar.

Tampa Bay Represents Big @ the 8th Annual King of the Groms

The King of the Groms is a “12 and Under Skateboard Contest Series” put on by the folks at 3rd Lair Skate Park in Minneapolis, MN every year. The contest series includes 5 “Qualifiers” at different skate parks all over the country throughout the year, with the championships at 3rd Lair in Minneapolis in the early part of the following year. This years championship was held the weekend of February 17-19, 2011. The contest is broken into Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert divisions and Bowl, Mini-Ramp, and Street zones.

Well, apparently we have some real talented rippers right here in the Tampa Bay area, because they were heavily represented all over the final result sheets! Alejandro Burnell (Murder Ride Skateboards, Alchemy Griptape) finished 1st in Intermediate Mini-Rampa and 7th in Intermediate Street! Tyler Hunger (Mad Pimp Skates, The Compound Boardshop, Force Trucks, Trog Army) took 1st in Expert Mini-Ramp, 7th in Expert Bowl, and 8th in Expert Street! Brennan Campbell (Ghetto Skateboards, Westside Skateshop, Murder Ride Bearings) 1st place in Expert Bowl! Connor Hunger (Mad Pimp Skates, The Compound Boardshop, Trog Army) came in 5th in Beginner Bowl, and Nick Wallace (Murder Ride Skateboards, Gulf Coast Skateshop, Ghetto Skatepark) took 8th in Expert Bowl! Congratulations to all of you guys and all of the people that support you!

Saturday Night @ The Ghetto Skate Facility

Tillman Hazelton, Feeble Grind through the corner.

Tillman Hazelton, Crailslide.

Zach Bennett, Backside Air.

Zach Bennett, Nosegrab Blunt to Fakie.

Taylor, Fakie Ollie Stalefish.

Just a few random photos from a fun little session at The Ghetto Skate Facility in Zephyrhills, Florida. Photography by Nick Nicks.

Random Video: Jake Ilardi – First 540

Check out this little clip of Ghetto Skateboards’ rider Jake Ilardi sticking his first 540 ever at P(a)yne Skatepark in Sarasota!

Random Video Clip – Rich Payne & Jake Ilardi

Check out this video clip of Demon Seed Skateboards‘ Rich Payne and Ghetto Skateboards‘ Jake Ilardi shredding P(a)yne Skatepark in Sarasota, Florida recently.

Random Video Clip – Jake Ilardi

Check out this video of Ghetto Skateboards‘ Jake Ilardi sticking a frontside air over the love-seat in the pool at P(a)yne Skatepark in Sarasota! If you have skated this pool, you know how gnarly this is…

Jake and Nate Ilardi are now riding Ghetto Skateboards.

Nate Ilardi, Ollie.

Ghetto Skateboards would like to welcome the two newest additions to their team, Jake and Nate Ilardi. These dudes are rippers and they are two of the nicest kids you’ll ever meet. Well deserved you guys! P(a)yne Skatepark in Sarasota is Jake and Nate’s home park, so next time you are there check out their skating.
Jake Ilardi, Method Air.


Tillman Hazelton Interview

    I just recently met Tillman and I caught up with him yesterday @ the Ghetto Skate Facility to shoot photos and do this interview. Tillman just turned 15 recently, but rips with the speed, style, and finesse of a professional that has been doing it for years! Not to mention, he is also a really cool kid. He is wise beyond his years and has already sworn off people that have bad attitudes and trash-talk. He knows that there is no time for that crap, Tillman just wants to skate and have fun…attitude-free. Keep an eye out for Tillman, because his skating will blow your mind!


Backside Smith Grind. Photo_Nicks

Where do you live?

I live in Zephyrhills, FL it’s about a 30 minute drive from Tampa.

How old are you?

I just turned 15 on October 14th.

How long have you been skateboarding?

I have been skating for about 3 and a half years.

Beanplant to Tail. Photo_Nicks

Who are your current sponsors?

I’m on Ghetto Skateboards, Ion clothing, and I’m (flow) for Bones wheels!

What is your current board set-up?

I ride a 7.75 Ghetto deck with Mob Grip, 139 Independent trucks of course, they’re the best, and 56 mm Jimmy The Greek Bones wheels with Bones Reds bearings!!

So, you are a really talented transition skater, do you skate street as well?

Well, I never really skated anything until I moved here and was sitting in Sonny’s BBQ eating ribs and saw an ad for The Ghetto Skate Facility and begged my mom to take me. Once I was there I loved it and I was there every time I got the chance. So, yes, I’m very talented at transition, but lately I have been skating more and more street but my true passion still is with transition!

Bluntslide. Photo_Nicks

Do you ever skate the vert ramp @ SPoT?

 I do go to SPoT almost every Tuesday and play on the vert a little, but not much. I will be starting to skate it more though as soon as I make it out to one of the vert jams that have been going down there.

Have you skated in a lot of contests? Do like contests?

 No, I don’t tend to skate too many contest. So far a total of like 6 and I do well in them, but i definitely don’t like them. I feel that there are always too many people who come to them their bad attitudes, which really bums me out and makes me want to not even skate.                                                                                                 

What kind of music do you listen to?

 Well that depends on if  I’m skating or not. If I am skating I like to listen to fast heavy music like Slayer or Iron Maiden. If I’m not skating I’ll tend to listen to Lil Wayne.

Backside Boneless. Photo_Nicks

Who are your skateboarding influences?

 Oooohh man one person and one person only Chris Lehman. He kills it when he is skating any ramp of any size he is great!! I tend to get told i skate like him which really makes me feel good about my skating!

Do you have any plans for the future?

Well not really, I do plan on going to college no matter what happens, but I do want to take my skating as far as possible.

500 mph Frontside Smith Grind up and through the Chunky corner! Photo_Nicks

Product Review: Ghetto Skateboards

Ghetto Skateboards hooked us up with their brand new “Deadwood” graphic deck, 4 different t-shirts, a pair of their Ghetto jeans, and a bunch of stickers. The “Deadwood” graphic decks are brand new and feature original artwork by a Ghetto Skate Facility local. Ghetto’s decks are 7-ply maple and are 100% made in the USA, which translates into the highest quality skateboard decks. The graphics are also very crisp and clear, no fuzzy crap here. The t-shirts all feature simple, unique, and refreshing designs…my personal favorite being the “Afro-Skull” graphic. Oh, and did I mention that Ghetto screenprints all of their own shirts? Yeah, they do. The jeans are also really top-notch. They are made with a little bit of spandex material, which creates just enough flex that you don’t have to worry about your jeans getting all bunched-up while you are skating. If you are a skateboarder, you know what I’m talking about and it’s annoying to constantly be re-adjusting your jeans. So get a pair of these jeans and don’t worry about it ever again! The people over at Ghetto Skateboards are all really cool and down-to-earth, just like their skatepark, the Ghetto Skate Facility. If you live in the Tampa Bay area and you have not skated the Ghetto Skate Facility, you are really missing out! Check out Ghetto Skateboards and the Ghetto Skate Facility for more.

Sunday @ the Ghetto Skate Facility

Sunday Ghetto Skate Facility session with Tillman Hazelton, CJ Stadolnik, and Asher Builin Lakes. Look for No Comply Magazine’s first interview featuring Tillman Hazelton this week!