Skate Daily was at Tampa Pro 2017 to catch all the action at the Converse Cons Concrete Jam & Jenkem Best Trick Contest, check out some of the highlights featuring Cody Lockwood, Tom Remillard, Jake Wooten, Eric Winkowski, Ishod Wair, Charlie Blair, Daniel Vargas, and Riley Stevens.
Converse has announced the return of the Cons Project, a series of global community workshops with a DIY focus built by experts in the worlds of skate, art and music to inspire creativity. Following the success of last year’s program, the growing initiative will now encompass a free, hands-on workshop series throughout six cities, as well as an expanded Cons Project digital community. This year’s Cons Project will run from December 2015 to May 2016, with live workshops slated to debut for the first time in Austin and Chicago, and return stops in Los Angeles, New York, Boston and Toronto over the next five months.
As a unique digital platform for interaction and inspiration among the skate and art communities, the online Cons Project community will serve as a DIY resource that will feature step-by-step video tutorials and original video content; profiles of Cons Project mentors and Cons Skate Team ambassadors; and an interactive, digital community zine that allows members to highlight and share their DIY and creative efforts.
Cons Project Dates and Locations
December 12, 2015 – Austin
“Create a Skate Deck” – Learn how to size, shape, and design skate decks from accomplished skateboard manufacturer Paul Schmitt of CreateASkate, designer Josh Row and Cons Skate Ambassador Don “Nuge” Nguyen
February 6, 2016 – Boston
“DIY Skate Spot” – Learn how to build skate structures with concrete at a DIY skate spot with accomplished builders Tom Dupere and Noah Powell, and Cons Skate Ambassador Tom Remillard
March 5, 2016 – Chicago
“Creative Recycling” – Learn how to repurpose used skate decks and build your own furniture with designer Andy Vasquez and Cons Skate Ambassador Mike Anderson
March 19, 2016 – Toronto
“Building Skate Structures” – Learn how to build a skate structure with accomplished builder and designer Dan Bergeron, and Cons Skate Ambassador Kenny Anderson
April 2, 2016 – Los Angeles and May 7, 2016 – New York
“Skate Photography & Zine Making” – Learn how to shoot rad skate photos and make your own zine from professional skate photographer Joe Brook, zine expert Jai Tanju and Cons Skate Ambassadors Kenny Anderson and Aaron Herrington
To register for a workshop and explore the Cons Project community, visit the official CONS Project website.
“Any skatepark you go to, it’s all done at once. This took years and years to form and come together. There are some areas that are perfectly smooth, and then there are some areas that are seriously lumpy. It’s gnarly. There are only good things about this. It keeps The Bridge more stable. It brings hardcore skateboarding to San Diego.” -Tom Remillard on Washington Street skatepark.