Recap: Grind for Life Series Presented by adidas at Lakeland

Posted by Rob Meronek on Tuesday, February 24, 2015

This crowd is early to rise. The line forms at 9am with Cap'n Casey checking you in.
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We set up The Boardr Pop Up Store with some basic skate supplies and a selection of adidas. Parents are kitting up the kids here.
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When we did The Boardr Am at Stoner in Los Angeles, the cops were called because of that enjoi banner. No one in Lakeland is that uptight.
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The tykes start things off in the Street Divisions. Roman and his golden parachute ollie down the stairs here.
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These parents have all the tailgating supplies.
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Harry Fredlund on a boardslide. Nice hat, Harry. And nice shoes, too.
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Is that an OG VHS dad cam?
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Mason Munar committed and took the spill multiple times on this noseslide, but kept on it and made it.
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Corey Bolo has a grown man looking smith grind.
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Tyson's a young ATV that's going to be fun to watch grow up. He's kickflipping the stairs here shortly before going to shred the bowl.
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Nice to see even the little dudes get winded after a Jam like us old dudes.
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I wonder if Jake's favorite color is green? That's a lipslide.
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Tyler Wolford on a feeble grind for the onlooking parent's lounge.
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Madysen Carrera on a crooked grind.
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Dane Dowding had all the judges hyped so they gave him the Z-Flex Always Radical Award for this stop.
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Top three from the Street 9 and Under Division.
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Top three from the Street 10 to 12 Division.
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Top three from the Street 13 to 15 Division.
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Top three from the Street Girls Division.
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So much raffle madness coming from the GFL tent. Hope you got some.
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Ricky Rosay BMF at The Boardr Store.
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The frontside boneless was a popular move on this big bank.
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Daniel Martinez has a nice back 360 off the bump.
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Eric McKenney brought the whole SPoT crew and ripped right along with them. That's a 360 flip off the bump.
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Uncle Sam at GFL Lakeland
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Uncle Sam had all the creative moves like this ollie over to firecracker finished with a nose manual into the sunset.
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Derick Wynn at GFL Lakeland
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Derick Wynn has a nicely snapped straight no comply.
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Eric 5-0 Kickflip at GFL Lakeland
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Eric wasn't going to skate but we threw him in there to even out a jam. Thanks for jumping in to shred. That kickflip out of this 5-0 looks like it was done out of a launch ramp!
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Omar and his NASCAR shorts go racing down the rail.
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Jason Soper on a backside 5-0 in the old street guys division.
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Once boardslide guy, always boardslide guy. John Party slides into third.
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After a certain age, it doesn't matter.
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Watch for Amelia's chats with the crowd that HiDefJoe is capturing.
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For the first few minutes, it was funny that this classic small town Florida kid who works for Publix wanted to take over the mic with his rap skills. He referred to himself as 3 Chainz. We called him Two Hoagiez instead.
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540 Jake not 540ing.
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The fishing star poster boy of Street League, Alejandro, has a good leveled out wallie over the whole bench.
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JC Mazza on a front bluntslide. JC has two homies from Peru here to skate The Boardr Am next week.
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Angelo is here from Peru. We'll see him in The Boardr Am this weekend at Brandenton. That's a backside 180 nosegrind.
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Marcos Montoya is growing up and getting super sick. That's a hurricane on the rail.
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A damn good looking front crook from Marcos.
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Jordi on a front blunt.
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Josh on a frontside noseblunt slide.
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Robbie can hardflip anything.
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Top three in the Street 16 to 29 Division.
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Top three in the Street 30 and Up Division.
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Top three in the Street Sponsored Division. Uncle Sam even has tricks when he's getting his trophy.
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More samples of the locals. Is Andrew Reynolds really from this town?
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It's time for the Bowl Divisions. Autumn has an invert.
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I hope you made some time to get trimmed up at Second 2 None Barber Shop.
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Grace on a nicely twisted backside air over the hip.
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Grace has a boneless on the boneless spot.
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Autumn has a boneless on the boneless spot, too.
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The Editor can't remember if there's ever been a girl on the cover. This could be a first.
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There's some sub-coping slashing in the older bowl divisions. I hope we're all still rolling and shredding when we get up there. Take care of yourself. This is John Pingston.
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Ben on a sweeper.
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Scott Hallyburton slashing sub-coping.
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The Editor got busy at this stop.
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I wonder what Omar's closet looks like.
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The Greek came in and tail smacked his way to the top.
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You know what a lapper is? Is that a home made one that Guy has here?
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Hours later, Two Hoagiez still trying to start a rap career.
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Nick Wallace kicks a foot off.
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Jake on a big frontside ollie.
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A king sized gap jump got Miles the Red Bull Worth Award and $100.
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Top three in the Bowl 9 and Under Division.
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Top three in the Bowl 10 to 12 Division.
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Top three in the Bowl Intermediate Division.
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Top three in the Bowl Girls Division.
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Top three in the Bowl Masters Division.
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Top three in the Bowl Grand Masters Division.
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Top three in the Bowl Sponsored Division.
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After it's all done, Intern Nate is already at work logging it for HiDefJoe. Thanks to everyone that came out and see you at the next stop!
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