This is our Small/Local Business review segment! Where we take a look at up and coming start up brands and businesses.
First up, Ultra Slappy Wax out of Bradenton, FL. Ultra Slappy Wax is a local skate wax company ran by Shawn Koi. Shawn’s a skateboarder, dedicated dad, and driven entrepreneur.
It’s always killer to see someone break out the norm and start their own thing. Shawn’s been putting in a lot of work over the years. Officially launching Ultra Slappy Wax back in 2013, he’s been on the grind ever since.
If you went to the most recent Tampa Pro chances are you could of crossed paths with Shawn. He had his booth set up at SPoT and hung out for the weekend. Shawn’s been hustle and gaining clientele and support across Florida.
He’s doing something he’s passionate about, while being a good father in the process. Shawn’s son, famously dubbed “Slappy Wax Kid” is usually by his Dad’s side and stoked for the day. Shawn’s one of the hardest working dudes in the Florida skate scene hands down. Make sure to give them a follow on Instagram at @ultraslappywax and support small business in the process.
To name a few shops in Florida carrying Shawn’s goods… Westside Skate Shop , Skate Park of Tampa, and Galactic G in Orlando Fl. Make sure to click on the highlighted words above to visit and check out some of what Ultra Slappy Wax has to offer!
Thanks for reading and remember, support local!
Team Pain Skateparks recently finished the renovations of the historic Bro Bowl in Tampa, Florida. Here’s some footage of Nick Wallace, Niels Bennett, Rob Wooton, Jereme Knibbs, Derick Glancy, Kanaan Dern, and Alejandro Burnell testing out the park!
Alejandro Burnell’s full part from Indigo.
DVDs available at tbmersh.bigcartel.com
Stoked to be part of such a great cause this Holiday season.
The 2015 Boards for Bros Annual Holiday Distribution was a huge success. Santa and his helpers killed it all day handing out skateboards, giving lessons and showing the new skaters what it means to hang with friends and have fun. Over 175 skateboards were handed over to their new stoked owners and even a few scooters were ditched in the process! It was an amazing end to an epic year that had us distribute 525 skateboards to kids in Tampa and beyond. Endless thanks to all of our donors and volunteers who have made this possible. 2016 is going to be bigger and better than ever (we already have over 35 kids on our distribution waiting list) so let’s keep growing this and change even more lives, one skateboard at a time.
– Michelle Box (Executive Director, Boards For Bros)
Expedition in Florida.
According to Chuck Ragan, Cory Branan is “the greatest songwriter of our generation”. His poetic songwriting is the culmination of Country influences and a Punk Rock ethos. Dont miss Cory Branan w/ Will Quinlan & Mountain Holler this Thursday, June 18th at New World Brewery in Ybor City. Photos courtesy of Bloodshot Records.
While you were sleeping…Night Lights from Marshall Nicholson and Midnight Mannies from Stephen Buggica
Rob Welsh, Dylan Witkin, and Frankie Heck were in town last weekend representing Expedition One at the Skatepark of Tampa’s Annual Harvest Jam All-Ages Contest. Check out the SPoT Life edit chronicling their weekend, including footage of the contest, a Lake Vista Skatepark sesh, and street skating in St. Pete with a heavy local crew.
Check out master lensman, ripping skateboarder, and all-around genuine human being Frank Branca’s Film Reel courtesy of the RIDE Channel.
This was a killer day. Huge thanks to The Boardr for the hospitality. Check HiDef Joe’s footage of Southbound and Down, The Boardr’s first ever event at their Tampa HQ.
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Jake Ilardi is an all-terrain ripper from Sarasota, FL. Check out these vert ramp clips from the Back to School Bash yesterday at the Skatepark of Tampa.
Filmed and Edited by Nate Ilardi.
Nico Mitsakos ‘Throwaway’ footy from Austin McCurry’s upcoming full-length HAPPY ROOTS rips.
Nick Murphy was one of the first people that I met when I started doing No Comply Skateboard Mag 2 1/2 years ago. Nick is a really rad dude…he is motivated, he has a great attitude, and he shreds. He has talked about wanting to make the move to California for quite a while now, and he is finally doing it. All of your Florida Friends and Family are super stoked for you man. We will miss you, but we support you 100%. Don’t even think about looking back. Cheers! – Nicks.
Franks For Nothing is a new feature on www.skateparkoftampa.com from local skateboarder/ videographer Frank Branca. Take a look at the first episode which features Chris Jata, Dustin Eggling, and Robbie Kirkland, skating in the streets of Tampa. Enjoy.
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
Images provided courtesy of Team Pain Skateparks.
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Coming of Age Propaganda Vol. 10 features: Uncle Sam, Ricky Colon, Johnny Goheen, Trevor Burke, Ant Scalf, Ian McGraw, Tanner Hawkins, Nick Barwick, Scott Grimm, Luke Pallone, Treshan O’Shaughnessy, and Dan Harper. Coming of Age is poppin’ off soon…keep your eyes and ears open.
Some of the Lakai team was in Tampa Bay recently hosting the Spring Roll All Ages Contest at SPoT. While they were here Stevie Perez, Sebo Walker, and Miles Silva did a ton of skating. Unfortunately Guy Mariano was injured so he didn’t get to skate. With the SPoT Life crew as their tour guides they skated the new Lakeland park, downtown Tampa, Bradenton Riverwalk park, the Fun City Go-Kart Track D.I.Y. spot, and ended their weekend at the Bro Bowl. Check it.
Andrew Reynolds came to town for the Grand Opening Celebration of the new park in his hometown of Lakeland, FL. A lot of local shredders got clips in this one. Enjoy.