Mike-A-Palooza #MAP

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Mikeapalooza is an annual Backyard Vert Jam held in Dunkirk Maryland, on the property owned by Mike Thompson. The ramp is 10.5â€Č/1.5â€Čv, Ramp Armor Surface. Friday evening MAP gets going and doesn’t stop till Sunday. Saturday is the big day with about 125-150 guests. Lots of bands, beers and grinds. We had some awesome sponsors that stepped up and provided a lot of cool prizes to give away.

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Skaters come from all over show, Adam Effertz and VS contributor Bob Umbel made the long 12 hour drive from Florida. Darren Navarrette hopped on a plane to make the event.

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Furne’ e gives Nav’s an assist with a squeegee so he can staple a Skeleton Key tshirt to the ramp. He’s so High Tech.

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Adam Effertz 5-0 to fakie. image by Rowe

Mike-a-palooza 2014 :: Backyard Vert Jam! #MAP #MAP2014 from Vert Skateboarding on Vimeo.

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Adam Effertz image by Rowe

Peter “Flare” Furne’e drove down from Indiana.

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VS Contributor Bob Umbel riding his deck from Demon Seed.

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Ocean City Local Matt Dove won a Dakine book bag for ripping the hardest.

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Phishlips Ramp image by Rex

Kyle and Ilia Tabor grilled all day and well into the night

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DK was ripping image by Mark Nichols

DK was ripping as usual image by Mark Nichols

 

Camping is encouraged.

Phishlips Ramp. Image Rex Singleton

The landlord Michael Thompson

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Mike skates early.

Wyatt Wisenbaker was raging all day!

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Wyatt Wisenbaker image Rowe

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Tommy is a local at the Phishlips ramp.

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Tommy Vendemmia image Rowe

Watching brothers Roman & Cedric Pabich was a highlite of mine. Both have different styles and are really good natured kids. Their parents Lisa and Mike drove their RV up from Ocean City,MD and provided sound and a kick ass PA system for all the bands.

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Roman Pabich image Rowe

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Cedric Pabich image Mark Nichols

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Brian Drake took no prisoners

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Brian Drake Image Rowe

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Travis Beattie image by Rowe

This was the first year Packy was not present. He was to busy breaking his knee cap in Cali.

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Packy Fancher. Image by Rex Singleton

Phil Geib. Image by Rex Singleton

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DK. Image Mark Nicholis

Booger Brown from MAP 2013

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Dan Brown. Image Mark Nicholis

 

Dave Anderson Phishlips ramp. Image by Res Singleton

Dave Anderson Phishlips ramp. Image by Rex Singleton

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Phil Geib. Image by Rex Singleton

We would like to thank Mike Thompson for building Phishlips and throwing Mikeapalooza. Special thanks goes out to sponsors.

http://shipyardskates.bigcartel.com/

http://www.demonseedskateboards.com/

http://bonesbearings.com/

http://www.skatersocks.com/

http://www.speedlabwheels.com/

http://www.dakine.com/w/backpacks/skate-backpacks

http://getgnarly.com/GETGNARLY/Home.html

http://www.coastalsurfsupplies.com/

http://kingpinz.com

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dads-Skateboards/119413164916259/

Article written by Rex Singleton 6/20/14

 

 

 

Rex Singletion

Vert Skateboarding Admin.

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