I know that this is kind of last minute, but I had to at least say something. A lot of people have been asking me recently how I feel about the Bro Bowl potentially being torn down. Well, personally I love the Bro Bowl. I have 23 + years of memories from the Bro Bowl. Some of those memories are really good memories…some of them, well, not so good. That being said, if the trade-off is the park that you see represented in the drawings below…tell me when and where and I will be there with a sledgehammer to help with the demolition.
The new park is slated to be 3 times the square footage of the existing Bro Bowl and would be just a few hundred yards away at the north end of Perry Harvey Sr. Park. Included in the preliminary design is a modernized snake-run and bowl replication of the current bowl, street-course, shade/ shelters, BBQ grills, legit parking, Free, No Pads, Lights, Open 24 hours, and even the original moguls as a monument with a historical placard. Oh, and of course, Team Pain Skateparks will be doing the Design/ Build. Sounds good to me.
There is a meeting tomorrow morning at 9 am at Old City Hall in downtown Tampa to decide whether the Bro Bowl is worthy of a historical designation. If a historical designation is granted, the Bro Bowl can’t be touched and will remain…which means no new park. If you can make it please attend the meeting tomorrow morning and voice your opinion. Old City Hall is located at 315 E. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa. The meeting is on the 3rd floor. – Nicks
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what it [dot] be is an east coast collective of skateboarders, photographers, videographers, writers, and just all-around rad creative-type folks. The [dot] just launched version 02 of their website, and to kick it off they have a really rad Fireside Chat piece with Thailand native and Preduce Pro Geng Jakkarin. Make sure to check out the video below, and when you are finished, head on over to the new what it [dot] be and spend some time checking out all of the east coast goodness.
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.
The new P(A)YNE Skatepark site is live! Take a look and make sure to check back often…these guys always have killer things going on.
Apollo Beach, Florida is getting a new plaza style skatepark and Team Pain Skateparks is doing the design/ build. 12,000 sq ft of creative features and plenty of flow…take a look at the renderings below. Stay tuned to Team Pain Skateparks’ “News” page for updates as the project moves forward. So stoked on all the new parks going up!
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Ben Eubank’s got some new tricks & treats for you in this Halloween-inspired montage.
Filmed & Edited by Troy Vetri.
Demon Seed Skateboards just released two killer new graphics, Akuma and Boar are available in stores now and will be available online on the 15th.
In the meantime, check out this ripping throwaway clip of Keith Baldassare handing the Eastwood Skatepark bowl a beat down.
The Brand New 1031 Skateboards Spring 2011 Catalog is here! All the new stuff looks really sick…including the “Lost Highway” series from new 1031 Pro, Jason Adams. Lost Highway is the artistic brainchild of Jason Adams and all of the 1031/ Lost Highway board graphics are of Jason Adams’ original paintings. There is something for everyone…take a look: 1031_Catalog. Shops/ Parks, hit me up at (727) 483-1716 or firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are interested in carrying 1031 Skateboards/ Landshark Wheels products.
Stream the Drive-By-Truckers new album, “Go-Go Boots” right here!