Posts tagged “Orlando Skatepark

Vendetta Grip | Lazy Afternoon

Vendetta Grip team riders Garret Mantle, Ashton Dohany, and Nick “Mailbox” Murphy spend a Lazy Afternoon at Orlando Skatepark.

Ashton Dohany Edit

Demon Seed Skateboards team member Ashton Dohany shreds some Florida parks in this one.

Filmed and Edited by Nick Whitney.

2011 King of Crete @ OSP

Saturday, November 19th, was the Vitamin Water King of Crete at OSP in Orlando, FL. Everybody was killing it…East Coasters & West Coasters…Groms from 11 years old all the way up to Masters in their late 40’s and one that is even 50. It was a perfect day for some concrete shredding and in the end it was Mike Peterson, Sergie Ventura, Alex Sorgente, and Nick Wallace all taking first place in their respective divisions. To end the day off, everybody headed down the road to Skatebar for a couple of cold ones and the premiere of Lifeblood Skateboards’ first full-length video We Must Bleed.  Make sure to check out all of the final results and photographs below. Also, be sure to check out all of the video footage here. Looking forward to doing it again next year!

1.  Mike Peterson        $3,000
2.  Dalton Dern           $2,000
3.  Josh Rodriguez      $1,000
4.  Nolan Monroe        $600
5. Josh Stafford           $400
6. Shawn Ross            $250
7. Jimmy Marcus        $150
8.  Benji Galloway      $100
9. Keith Baldassare
10. Joe Storm
11. Nick Murphy
12. Rich Payne

1.  Sergie Ventura        $1,000
2.  Lenny Byrd            $600
3.  Aaron Astorga        $400
4. Todd Johnson          $250
5. Don Hillsman          $150
6. Mike Rogers            $100
7. Tony Walsh
8. Lonny Reiter

Open Am   
1.  Alex Sorgente
2.  Austin Gordon
3.  Clay Kreiner
4.  Cason Kirk
5.  Jacob Welch
6.  Marshall LaFrance
7.  Dane Quintal
8.  Spencer Lau
9.  Isaac Crawford
10. Pedro Delfino
11. Brandon Yarborough
12. Austin Creasman
13. Drew Hoffman
14. Dante Tonella
15. Christopher Kozma
16. Stone Denning
17. Marcos Luke

Boys (14 & Under)
1.  Nick Wallace
2.  Brennan Campbell
3.  Joseph Whitney
4.  Marcos Luke
5.  Joshua Forsberg
6.  Trey Sylvester
7.  Austin Wagar
8.  Chyanne Reese

All Photographs © No Comply Skateboard Mag 2011

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Shaun Ross Boneless

Shaun Ross was killing it all day at the Vitamin Water King of Crete at Orlando Skatepark. Frontside Boneless. Photo_Nicks. More photos and coverage coming tomorrow.

Go Skateboarding Day

Today is Go Skateboarding Day all over the world. There are a ton of Go Skateboarding Day events going on all over Florida…check the FLA Skateboarding Events for one near you.

Product Review: Beta Skateboards

Now available at Orlando Skatepark is a brand new company called Beta. So far there are 2 graphics (see photo) that both come in sizes 7.75″, 8″ and 8.25″. The 7.75″ and 8″ versions both have a 14″ wheel base while the 8.25″ has a 14.5″ wheel base. The 8″ has a nice wide nose with a tapered tail and the 8.25 has a nice round shape. I had a chance to check out the 8″ and I gotta say for an affordable deck this thing has pop. There are more graphics, as well as a team and soft goods soon to come. You can purchase these decks at OSP for $39.99 and they come with free grip. – J.S.

April Pools Day Preview…

Here’s a little taste of the shredding that went down in Orlando today. Look for all of the coverage from “April Pools Day” at OSP on Monday.

Nick Murphy, Frontside Rock N' Roll, Maitland Brick Quarters, Maitland, FL.

Keith Baldassare, Over the Hip to Frontside 5-0, OSP.

April POOLS Day at OSP!

Tomorrow is April Fools Day, but Saturday is April POOLS Day at Orlando Skatepark! See you there!

Nick Murphy Interview

Nick, Photo_Mike Edwards

Interview and Photography by Nick Nicks (except where noted).
The first time I saw Nick skate was at the Creature/ Santa Cruz “Saints & Sinners” Tour demo at Orlando Skate Park (OSP)  this past October. He was charging so hard, it was hard not to notice! The following month I was back at OSP for the launch of the Demon Seed “Brewery” Pro Model line of boards and was again super-stoked on Nick’s skating. I asked Rich Payne who he was, and he said “Oh yeah, that’s Nick Murphy, he rides for Demon Seed, he rips”. At the end of the night, Rich introduced me to Nick, and just like that we were Facebook Friends For Life (FFFL)! No, seriously, I did hit Nick up on Facebook, because I knew I was going to want to shoot photos and do an interview with him at some point. Then, back in December, just a few weeks after I started No Comply Magazine, Nick was asking me about the mag one day, we chatted for a little bit, decided to do the interview and that was that. Anyway, I am still very new at this interviewing thing, so I don’t know if it is normal to get so many sick photos in such a short period of time, but when you skate as good as Nick does it definitely makes it easy on the photographer. So, enjoy the photos and the interview and watch out for Nick because he will be skating past you at 100 mph!

How old are you? I’m 20 years old.

Where are you from originally? I am from the “City of Champions”, Brockton, MA.

How long have you been skating? Since I was 6, so 14 years.

What brought you to Florida? I was going to school at Boston Architectural College and I felt like it just wasn’t working out at the time. I needed a change and my brothers were already living in Apopka, Florida, so in December of 2009 I moved down and moved into my oldest brother’s house.

Who are you currently riding for? I ride for Demon Seed Skateboards, Orlando Skatepark (OSP), Guano Wheels, and Percent Apparel

Kickflip to Fakie, OSP.

So, tell me the story about  how you got on Demon Seed and OSP? Well, it was last summer (2010) and there was a Vans Warped Tour Qualifier and Demon Seed Best Trick Contest at OSP. I ended up qualifying for the Warped Tour and I took first place in the Best Trick! I won the Best Trick Contest with a pivot to fakie on the vert wall at OSP (Which, by the way, is insane! If you have seen this vert wall, you know why!). After I stuck the pivot to fakie, I was trying a blunt to fakie, I popped out too far, landed too low on the tranny and slammed straight to the flat. I just remember waking up to people asking me how many fingers they were holding up. The helmet that I was wearing was a souvenir plastic Boston Red Sox batting helmet, and it just shattered. So, Demon Seed and OSP pretty much put me on right after that.

5-0 to Fakie in the deep end of the OSP pool!

Do you have a day job? I have had a few different jobs since I moved to Florida. It has been really rough finding something decent that pays well, especially nowadays. I am currently unemployed, but I have something in the works that basically allows me to be my own boss and pays really well. I think being my own boss is going to work out better for me.

Feeble Grind through the corner, SPoT Bowl.

What’s on the radar for Nick Murphy? My dream, just like a lot of skateboarders coming-up, is to go out to California and see how far I can take my skateboarding. Transition is definitely my strength, but I would like to take my street skating to new levels, so that I can be an even more well-rounded All-Terrain Vehicle. I love skating anything and everything, if it’s fun I’ll skate it. I definitely want to go back to school for architecture or art at some point also. I took architecture and art classes in high school and I really liked it, so I would like to do something with that. Other than that, just keep skating and have fun…I don’t ever want to stop skating!

Gap up to Tailslide, OSP.

Who are your top 5 favorite skateboarders? Dan Drehobl, Peter Hewitt, Daewon Song, Tony Trujillo, and Mark Gonzales.

Wallplant, SPoT Bowl.

What’s playing on your ipod right now? Audioslave, but I listen to everything and anything if it’s good. I listen to hip-hop, rock-n-roll, whatever. Probably my favorite band of all time would have to be The Beatles. My parents and especially my uncle used to listen to The Beatles all the time when I was growing up.

Wallride, SPoT.

Any last words, shout-out’s, thank-you’s? Yeah, first and foremost, I would like thank my parents for being supportive and my brothers for teaching me how to skate. When I was growing up, we had a “wicked awesome” 6 ft mini-ramp with an 8 ft extension with pool coping and a 4 ft spine in the backyard. I would also like to thank Johnny King at OSP, Wade at Demon Seed Skateboards, Keith Whetstone at Guano Wheels, Shawn at Bikebarn Skateshop in Whitman, MA (first shop sponsor), Dave at Skater’s Edge, No Comply Magazine for the interview, and last but not least, Dutch Masters & PBR!

“Bangers 4 Bucks” – Day 1

Check out this little highlight reel of the skating that took place on Day 1 of “Bangers 4 Bucks” @ Surf Expo in Orlando yesterday. Dalton Dern riding for OSP in Orlando, FL and Timmy Knuth riding for Graffiti Skate Zone in Palm Bay, FL took first and second place, respectively! Congratulations you guys! – Nicks

“Bangers 4 Bucks” 2011 – Official Teams

Here are the official teams for Bangers 4 Bucks, which returns to Surf Expo in Orlando January 6-8, 2011. Bangers 4 Bucks is sponsored by Vans and Eastern Skate Supply, and there is $15,000 in cash and store merchandise up for grabs! Last year, Progressive Skatepark out of Canton, Georgia took first place…hopefully this year a Florida team will take home gold!







 Check out some of the highlights from last year’s Bangers 4 Bucks:

Element “Drop Spot” Event @ OSP

Carlos Leon’s 40″ Ollie was enough to win the “High Ollie” Contest.

Connor Askew’s Frontside Nosebluntslide all the way through the corner and across this ledge won the “Best Trick” Contest.

Ricky Vipperman’s buttery Frontside Flip was good enough for a bunch of free swag.

What a perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Thanks to Donny Barley, Element Skateboards, and Johnny King @ Orlando Skatepark for making it happen.

Event Reminder: Element Contest and Skate Jam @ Orlando Skatepark is TODAY!

TODAY @ Orlando Skatepark is the Element Drop Spot High Ollie Contest, Best Trick and Skate Jam. This event is FREE and gets under way at 3 pm. Donny Barley will be there shredding and there will be a ton of FREE Element product! Get there!

New Demon Seed Decks in the shop @ Orlando Skatepark!

Both of the BRAND new Demon Seed Skateboards designs are available in the shop @ Orlando Skatepark now. Get one of these!

Orlando Skatepark (OSP) Winter Skate Camp

Speaking of Winter Skate Camps, here is Orlando Skatepark’s Winter Skate Camp. Spaces for both camps are limited, so reserve your spot over the phone, online, or at the skatepark now.

Orlando Skatepark Contest!

Be sure to get over to Orlando Skatepark for this contest next Saturday, December 11th, sponsored by Element Drop Spot Skate Obstacles! Orlando Skatepark is one of the best skateparks in Florida and their events are always a good time! If you think you’ve got the POP step up to the High Ollie Contest!