Filmed & Edited by Gio Fournier
National Go Skateboarding Day takes place on June 21st every year and it’s the day for Skateboarders across the globe to celebrate what they’re passionate about most. It all started in 2004 and has been an ongoing holiday where skaters across the world drop everything and just focus on what they love skateboarding.
Team Pain Skate Parks just recently completed a restoration of the 12 year old Orlando Skate Park. Adding a few new obstacles, fresh paint, and a compete revamp of the big bowl in the back end of the park. Complete with brand new tedder stone pool coping and tile, not to mention the strenuous task of demoing the previous hip and reconstructing a brand new hip that opens up the bowl and allows for more flow and lines. Check out the recap above to see some of Orlando’s best tearing up their newly renovated skate park.
Jay Meyer sent over this sick montage of Orlando Skate Park and Vendetta Griptape rider Jordan Armenta gettin’ to work on some Florida spots. How does this dude not have a board sponsor? Filmed and Edited by Jay Meyer
Last Saturday was the Vans Warped Tour Qualifiers Mini-Ramp Contest at the one-and-only Orlando Skate Park. I finally did more skating than shooting for once, but I still managed to come away with several good photos and a couple of sequences. As usual, everybody was killing it and the vibe was good! Thanks again to Johnny and staff at OSP for everything that you guys do, to the Demon Seed crew for bringing the gnar, and to everybody that came out. See you guys soon! – Nicks
Jordan Armenta, Big Ollie to Disaster.
Poptart, Frontside 5-0 Grind to Fakie.
John Stowe, Smith Grind.
Tillman Hazelton, Monty Grind (Back Smith).
John Stowe, Fakie Nosegrind.
Mat Call, Frontside Air Transfer from mini-ramp to sketchy piece of plywood.
Check out Mike Edwards sick angle of it!
Greason Collazo, Beanplant to Tail.
Tillman Hazelton's Backside Sugarcane gets a Big thumbs-up from Keith Baldassare.
Nick Murphy, Frontside Tailslide up the escalator.
Keith Baldassare, Crailslide Revert through the corner of the vert wall.
Mat Call, Fakie to Pivot to Frontside Grab Pull-In to Fakie on the vert wall.
GO SKATEBOARDING DAY is next Tuesday, June 21st, and they are doing it up right in Orlando! The celebration gets under way at Orlando Skate Park (OSP), where it is FREE to skate all day long, and it is also FREE to enter the “Mini Ramp” and “Best Trick” contests sponsored by USS Catalyst and Gatorade! At 7 pm there is a “Go Skateboarding Day Orlando” Event, including a “Skate to Downtown” for 18 & Up, and a “Bar Crawl” for 21 & Up! No Comply Skateboarding Magazine will be on hand all day documenting the festivities! See you there!
The Concrete Showdown Contest
at Orlando Skate Park
on Saturday went off! Several different teams competed in the blistering heat all afternoon for cash and prizes. Each team was given two runs; a 5 minute run and a 3 minute run. During each run, all 5 or 6 riders on the team skated at the same time, and could use the flow course, the pool, the quarterpipe, or the pyramid/ ledge/ stair features. After all of the first two runs were over, the judges narrowed the field down to 3 teams to compete in the finals. These 3 teams were each given one final 3 minute run. Everybody was shredding all day long, but in the end it was the OSP team that took first place. Thanks to Johnny and the staff at OSP for all of their hard work that went into making the contest happen, to all of the sponsors, to all of the teams that came out to skate, and to everybody that came to hang out and watch. See you guys at the next one!
1. OSP (Orlando Skate Park)
2. Florida Trophy
3. Graffiti Skate Zone
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Dalton Dern, Frontside 5-0.
Nick Murphy, Big Frontside Air over the hip.
Keith Baldassare, Backside Crailslide.
Isaac Crawford, Backside Air.
Christian Frazier, Slob.
Timmy Knuth, Frontside Flip.
Evan, Slob over the hip.
Isaac Crawford, Lipslide.
Keith Baldassare, Frontside Grind.
Ashton Dohany, Tuck-Knee Frontside Tweaker over the hip.
Steven Usma, Blasting Backside out of the vert corner to flat.
Dalton Dern, Frontside Feeble.
Jason Stephens is really stoked on the new Demon Seed "Pirate" Cruiser!
Nick Murphy, Backside 5-0 to fakie over the pizza. Click image to view sequence.
After the Concrete Showdown Contest, I headed over to the Metro Skateboard Academy with the Demon Seed Crew and the Piñeiro brothers for what turned into a killer private session in the bowl. If you have not skated this bowl, you need to check it out! What a day! – Nicks.
Steven Piñeiro, Stalefish.
Nick Murphy, Monty Grind.
Rich Payne, Frontside Invert.
Poptart, Frontside Nosegrind over the hip.
Steven Piñeiro, Frontside Ollie.
Christian Frazier, Frontside Air.
Rich Payne, Bluntslide.
Poptart, Alley-oop Sal-Flip Lien to Tail. Click on image to view sequence.
Here is a sick clip of the Demon Seed crew killing April Pools Day at OSP last Saturday. Video courtesy of Jason Crawford.
Here is a nice April Pools Day montage courtesy of Jean Aguilar.
Congratulations to Jake “Poptart” Welch, Nick Murphy, and Isaac Crawford for finishing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, respectively at the April Pools Day Contest
at Orlando Skate Park
on Saturday. The weather was perfect and everybody was killing it! Check back for the full results later, but for now, check out the shredding that was doing down! All Photos_Nick Nicks.
Nick Murphy, Alley-Oop Boneless Into the Pool. Click on image to view sequence.
- Rich Payne, Eggplant.
Rich Payne, Broken Egg.
Keith Baldassare, Over the Hip to Frontside 5-0.
Jordan Armenta, Big Backside Air.
Nick "Mailbox" Murphy, Rock N' Roll Slider.
Brennan Campbell, Lipslide.
Nick Murphy, Feeble to Fakie.
Jake "Poptart" Welch, Lein to Tail.
Isaac Crawford, Frontside Air over the Hip from Deep to Shallow.
Christian Frazier, Frontside Air.
Isaac Crawford, Lien to Tail.
Nick Wallace, Frontside Air.
Poptart was shaving heads...
Here’s a short clip from Demon Seed Skateboards of the ripping that was going on yesterday at the April Pools Day contest at Orlando Skate Park. Check back first thing tomorrow morning for a ton of photos of the contest!
Just in case you missed this. This is so gnarly…I’ve been watching a lot of clips in the last couple of weeks of tricks that have been done at this spot, and this is definitely one of the gnarliest! Nick Murphy rips!
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