Mikeapalooza is an annual Backyard Vert Jam held in Dunkirk Maryland, on the property owned by Mike Thompson. The ramp is 10.5′/1.5′v, 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.
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.
Peter “Flare” Furne’e drove down from Indiana.
VS Contributor Bob Umbel riding his deck from Demon Seed.
Ocean City Local Matt Dove won a Dakine book bag for ripping the hardest.
Kyle and Ilia Tabor grilled all day and well into the night
Camping is encouraged.
The landlord Michael Thompson
Wyatt Wisenbaker was raging all day!
Tommy is a local at the Phishlips ramp.
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.
Brian Drake took no prisoners
This was the first year Packy was not present. He was to busy breaking his knee cap in Cali.
Booger Brown from MAP 2013
We would like to thank Mike Thompson for building Phishlips and throwing Mikeapalooza. Special thanks goes out to sponsors.
Article written by Rex Singleton 6/20/14