The éS team--Rick McCrank, Justin Eldridge, Cale Nuske, Silas Baxter-Neal and flow riders Bobby Worrest and Mike Barker--all threw it down at a demo at the Skatepark of Tampa last Friday, April 14. SPoT is known for throwing great contests like Tampa Am and Pro, and it's always packed on the street course whenever we're here, so being able to skate it with just a few people is a dream come true.
The éS team took full advantage of the opportunity. Barker's switch 360 flip down the double set, McCrank's 180 nose grind, K grind and backside tail to fakie all on the vert wall were just a few tricks that wowed the crowed. Since it was also filmer Mike Manzoori's birthday, the whole team joined SPoT heads Brian Schaefer, Ryan Clements and Barak Wiser and painted the town red in celebration of Mike and the demo.
"The skaters killed it. What more can you ask for? They showed up on time, skated their brains out, threw out products, signed autographs and were cool as fuck. Happy Birthday, Manzoori. We all went out afterwards and had a fucking blast until 5:00 in the morning. It was as proper as proper could be, and it gets two thumbs up from me."--Barak Wiser