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.