SPoT local Alex Sperando is up next on 10/Two coming in hot with lines for the ten bell dings.
Ryan Sheckler, Kelvin Hoefler, James Craig, Ishod Wair, SPoT Local Ray Ray, Rodrigo Leal, John Montesi, Seirra Fellers, Kyle Berard, and Chaz Ortiz are all in this clip of raw footage from today’s open session at Tampa Pro week on Thursday. Friday is practice all day and Saturday is the Qualifiers. Sunday is the live webcast of the Semi-Finals and Finals at 11am EST at http://skateparkoftampa.com/TampaPro
This weekend there’s another Damn Am stop presented by Nike SB. It’s in Shanghai. Should be interesting. Facebook: banned. Twitter: banned. Google: censored. Whatever. They’re scared. What has me worried is Gmail is blocked. I use Gmail and everything related for nearly everything I do in a workday. We’ll see how that goes. Schaefer, Rothmeyer, Colin, DJ Wade, and I leave for that one tomorrow. After that, there’s Damn Am Canada presented by Billabong which is in Toronto this year on September 9 and 10, 2011. Colin’s got a trailer for it here. Hit me up with any questions or registration stuff. firstname.lastname@example.org
Today we arrived in Amsterdam where the ripping skateboarding is already well underway. Every morning starts with a crisp windy ferry ride from Centraal Station over to Skatepark Amsterdam where there’s a crazy new bowl outside. Inside is practice and check-in all day. Featured in Colin’s video here is Eniz Fazliov, Spencer Lau, John Koetzier, Nassim Guammaz, Alec Majerus, DJ Bobby Brown Jaw, Woody Hoogendyk, Ishod Wair, and Who Dat on the crooked grind nollie flip.
Colin’s footage from the Copenhagen Pro 2011 Finals includes ripping skating, a possible Amber Alert suspect, a big happy birthday to Dustin Dollin, and other random footage from what people are calling, “The Tampa Pro of Europe.”