The only thing that comes close to Tampa Pro is having a bunch of friends from your favorite skate shops come battle it out in a head to head competition right under your own roof. That’s just what Clash of the Crews is, and this year did not disappoint. Check out the weekend’s carnage.
20 years ago, a blonde-haired Bam Margera roared through a heavily-stickered Tampa Pro course.
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Clash of the Crews is one of those contests that never fails to pop off. 2016 was a total madhouse and this older SPoTLife episode shows it all, as shops travel from all over, to battle it out in the park. Featuring Jamie Foy, Rene Perez, Danny Fuenzalida, Kanaan Dern, Bryan Hess, Chopper Dave, Christian Henry, Manny Benitez, Mike Peterson, Blaine Partridge, Killian Horne, Chris Blake, Meagan Guy, Devin Abreu, Marcos Montoya, Nik Zuck, Chad Poore and Niko Howard.
9th Annual Prince Of Puerto Rico – Guest Jenn Soto, Dave Bachinky, Micky Papa & More Tour the island in search for Spots, Food, Clips & Amazing Tropical memories. Watch the video and jump in the van to see how the week unfolds and who becomes the 2019 PRINCE OF PUERTO RICO!
Taking the plunge into the legendary Car Wash Bank in Los Angeles is no joke. The bank is so steep that you have to commit or deal with the possibility of slamming on your face like The Gonz did when trying to follow John Cardiel’s first try early grab back in 1998. Or snapping your leg like Milton Martinez when he tried to Ollie in a year ago to get the feel for it. But a Kickflip?! It sounded impossible. And for years no one dared to try it until Dustin Dollin stepped to it in 2016 but couldn’t ride away. Finally in 2019, after snapping his leg when trying to Ollie in to get the feel for it a year before, Milton Martinez Kickflip’s in better than anyone else could have imagined. SAVAGE. Congratulations Milton – on conquering fear, doing it with style, taking the $10,000 & the 2019 Trick of the Year! Back-to-back SMOOOKES!!
The best contest of the year is even better for 2020! In addition to the chaos of the Converse Concrete Jam and the always mindbending Indy Best Trick, we’ve added the first ever Women’s Open that is open to Pros and Top Ams from around the world. Who will take home the win this year? Only one way to find out…
Mitchie Brusco takes the #2 spot on the X Games Top Ten list. The 900 was first landed on a skateboard 20 years ago (at X Games, of course). The trick remains so difficult that fewer than 10 people have done it at X Games. Then came the 1080; you can count the people who have landed that trick on one hand. Now we have the 1260.
–Mitchie Brusco landed the world’s first 1260 on the quarterpipe during Run 3 of Skateboard Big Air. He crashed attempting the trick in his first two runs, and that came after crashing on it twice at X Games Shanghai. He made it look easy in his 5th overall attempt at X Games. The 1260 was part of a line that included a switch 180 over the 50-ft. gap. Despite the world’s first 1260, Mitchie took silver.
He now owns 10 X Games medals total. And 1260 bragging rights.
Misugu Okamoto takes #6 on the X Games Top Ten list. Misugu Okamoto absolutely crushed the field at X Games Minneapolis 2019, just as she’s been doing all year: The 13-year-old has won five straight major park contests.And she’s not just dominating, she’s revolutionizing women’s park skateboarding and leading a legion of teens and tweens who have completely changed the discipline.
Her victory in her rookie appearance makes her the second-youngest gold medalist in X Games history. Welcome to the Top Moments of 2019 Misugu!
Nyjah Huston takes #7 on the X Games Top Ten list. Nyjah Huston had already earned consecutive X Games Skateboard Street gold when he prepped for his final run — the final run of the entire contest — at X Games Shanghai. But he wasn’t even on the podium after Run 2 in China. He needed to crush his last pass. And of course he did, because delivering under pressure is exactly what Nyjah does.
He finished with an emphatic claim, too, raising his arms in triumph when he nailed his ender, the nollie flip noseblunt slide. There also was relief, because he nearly hung up on the trick. The Shanghai victory was his 10th X Games Street gold and 11th XG gold overall (2012 Real Street). He went on to add another gold and a silver at X Games Minneapolis, and he now has 18 total XG medals.
Vinicios Sardi takes number 10 in X Games Top 10 Moments. X Games has a long and impactful history with adaptive events. Minneapolis 2019 was the debut of Skateboard Park Adaptive as a medal discipline, and the importance of that was evident on the course. Vinicios Sardi, who was born with a congenital malformation in his legs and skates without prosthetics, took gold with tricks like an awesome sugarcane stall and a collection of handflips. It was the first time the 23-year-old Brazilian had traveled to the United States, and the tears of joy in his victory interview with Craig McMorris? Goosebumps.
Roman Pabich takes on Heimana Reynolds in the Final Round of Mano A Mano 2019 at Woodward West. 16 of the best mini ramp skaters in the world were invited to Woodward West to compete in the third annual Mano A Mano: a single-elimination, bracketed Game of S.K.A.T.E. tournament. Follow the four weeks of head-to-head matchups starting December 3 and concluding on December 26 when we crown our champion.