RIDE Channel has footage from Friday at the 2013 Tampa Pro of the Team Manager/ Industry V.I.P. Contest, Tampa Am Vert, and the rained-out “Legends” Vert Session. Check it out.
Unfortunately, the “Legends” Vert Session at the 2013 Tampa Pro turned out to be only about an hour of practice between storms. It was a hell of a lot of fun while it lasted though! I managed to get a few good shots, and a pretty heated bowl session resulted because of the rain. Make sure to tune into the live web-cast at 2 p.m. EST HERE. – Nicks
7th Annual Florida Bowlriders Cup Finals Edit & Photo Gallery. Check out the killer edit of Sunday’s Finals Presented by Autoline Preowned. Then, make sure to click on over to the next page to scroll through the massive gallery of photos.
Check the Photo Gallery here.
The No Comply Skateboard Mag Two-Year Anniversary Party at Schoolyard Skatepark on Saturday evening was a huge success! I would like to say “Thank You” again to everyone that came out, to the sponsors, and to everyone that has supported what I have been doing for the last two years. Schoolyard Skatepark, Freshly Squeezed, Gutter Skates, Soft Hoagie Rolls, Catalyst Boardshop, Vendetta Griptape, Demon Seed Skateboards, Steezy Grip, Square One Skateboards, HUF, 9five Eyewear, District Skateboards, Ant Pocket Tees, Seven District Apparel, The Bends, Murder Ride Skateboards, Team Pain Skateparks, DJ MEGA, My wife and my family…Thank You. I am looking forward to continuing to grow and progress with all of you. In the meantime, enjoy the Soft Hoagie Rolls video edit of the event! Cheers-Nicks.
Murder Ride Skateboards grom-killers Nick Wallace, Brennan Campbell, and AJ Dall “Under the Bridge” sesh in Madeira Beach, FL.
All photographs © Jerry Lukas Photography
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Don’t forget, today is the final stop on the Bangers 4 Bank Summer Contest Series at Lake Vista Skatepark in south St. Pistolburg. Come out and throw down for some $$$! Click here for all the details.
Saturday was the Gatorade Free Flow Tour stop at the Skatepark of Tampa. The Gatorade Free Flow Tour is the official amateur series of the Dew Tour, and through a series of 30 regional contests across the country, gives local rippers the opportunity to go from “Flow to Pro”. The winner of each regional event gets a trip to compete in the Gatorade Free Flow Tour Finals, which are held in conjunction with the Dew Tour events in Portland and Salt Lake City. The winners in the Finals then get an opportunity to compete against the pros at the Dew Tour Championships, which are October 13-16, 2011 in Las Vegas.
I managed to get some photos of the Skate Vert Finals, but unfortunately, couldn’t stay for the Skate Street. Personally, I think it is killer that there is a whole new generation of kids coming up that are stoked on skating, vert, pools, bowls, etc. It is obviously, at least partially, the direct result of the fact that there are a lot more skateparks around these days. Regardless, it is very refreshing, I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love street skating, I grew up skating street. I just always fantasized about skating vert ramps or pools, there just weren’t ever really any around by the time I started skating.
Anyway, these kids were absolutely killing it! There were a bunch of the local shredders representing, including Nick Wallace, Brennan Campbell, Issac Crawford, and Jake Ilardi, as well as some east coast rippers that made the trip, such as Clay Kreiner, Beaver Fleming, and Collin Graham. There was some serious grown-man skateboarding going down on that vert ramp! In the end, Clay Kreiner from South Carolina walked away with first place and a trip to the Gatorade Free Flow Tour Finals. Congratulations Clay! Also, a big shout out to Devin Abreu and Tyler Hunger for taking first in the Skate Street Advanced and Beginner Finals, respectively. Devin and Tyler are both local rippers who have been shutting down all of the contests lately…congrats guys! Good Luck! Check out all of the results here. – Nicks
All Photos © No Comply Skateboard Mag 2011
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Friday, July 15th, 2011
Saturday, July 16th, 2011
The Bricks and SPoT Skate Shop Ybor One Year Anniversary Party Presented by Vans
Murder Ride Skateboards just announced that they are going to be doing a contest series called Drive By Fridays, starting with stop #1 at the Indian Rocks Beach Skatepark on Friday, July 15th @ 4 pm. $5 gets you registered for a slew of prizes and cash payouts! Check the FLA Skateboarding Events page for this and other upcoming events.
Here is a nice April Pools Day montage courtesy of Jean Aguilar.
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!