Team Pain is a Florida based skate park specialist working world-wide for over 30 years creating custom skate parks and skate structures for municipal and government agencies, communities, private sector, production companies for motion picture and televised events and professional skateboarders and bmx riders.
Team Pain specializes in three mediums of custom skate structures; concrete skate park facilities, indoor wood facilities and high profile specialty structures. Many years of experience and developed knowledge have given the company an abiliity to work with muncipalities around the world by providing design and construction experience in custom poured in place concrete skate park facilities since 1997. This stems from over 30 years personal experience, Team Pain’s Founder & President, Tim Payne, has with professional riders for extremely challenging “first-ever” structures that push the limits of skateboarding, including numerous private training facilities for core industry companies, movies and television, in addition to, privately owned skateparks and skateboard summer camps.
We have continuously implemented and perfected our method, over the years, to produce cutting edge concrete skate parks. The company is comprised of experienced skateboarders and this passion for the sport coupled with the modern design principles and unrivaled craftsmanship held by each member, have dedicated the team to providing a unique and highly specialized product. As the Skate Park Specialist, we utilize our experienced employees in the design concepts of the skateable features to the actual construction of these features, allowing the company to deliver high quality; custom skate parks, on-line quickly and within budget.
By taking into consideration all skaters, from top professional to novice, the approach is to create unique; one of kind skate park facilities that are not only innovative and challenging, but is a direct reflection of the users; encouraging the personal advancement of any individual who experiences a Team Pain Skate Park.
“Their openness, flexibility, and highly developed sense of what makes a great skatepark was instrumental to the success of our project. The final product that we received completely speaks for itself.”
Michael Barney, Director of Recreation - Town of Breckenridge, CO
“I haven’t seen many firms that so completely combine their vocation and passion together.”
John Oswald, Construction Project Manager - City of Colorado Springs, CO
1972 – 1983 Tim Payne started skateboarding and creating many backyard ramps, for him and his friends, in the greater Orlando area. Many skaters traveling through Orlando would skate these ramps and word got around.
1983 – 1985 Tim Payne met Paul Schmitt and the Schmitt Stix’s Team. They would come from Tampa to skate Tim’s ramps and Paul asked Tim to help make demo ramps for demonstrations and contests.
1986 First Big Break – Tim Payne was asked by Frank Hawk (Tony Hawk’s dad) to start building ramps for The National Skateboarding Association (NSA). The 1st contest was held in Mobile, Alabama for the Hot Tropic Contest.
1987 The Search for Animal Chin – Tim Payne was contacted by Stacey Peralta to build the ramp for the Bones Brigade movie “The Search for Animal Chin” with Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero, Lance Mountain, Mike McGill, and Tommy Guerrero. This was the first spine ramp.
1988 The Vision Skate Escape – This ramp was the largest at the time. The Red Hot Chili Peppers performed at this contest.
1989 Charleston Hanger & Atlanta Skate Zone - First wooden pool bowls. Y Ramp Blazedale Arena, Oahu, HI “Mark Gonzalez ollies the 12 foot gap”, Skateboard Summer Camps: – Camp Woodward, PA, Visalia, CA YMCA Camp, YMCA Camp Erdmund in Oahu, HI
1990 – 1995 United States, Europe and Asia designed and built many contest and demo ramps for the industry including the Scandinavian Cup, Powell Peralta and others. Built many private skate parks throughout the U.S.
1996 The first plaza course competition – MTV Sports and Music Festival: Austin, TX. Produced the “Skatepark Revolution (S Park)” Video that documented the destruction of private skate parks and the need for cities to provide public skating facilities. The first wooden loop for Tony Hawk. Jeff Hammond joins Team Pain and leads the wood division
1997 Tim Payne formed Team Pain Enterprises, Inc. and it was the start of designing & building concrete skate parks. James Hedrick joins Team Pain and leads the concrete division, Guinness World Record - Danny Way’s helicopter drop (The largest big air ramp), Skate Lab Skatepark and Museum
1998 First ESPN X-Trials and X-Games ramps, Bull Ring Loop for the Birdhouse movie “The End”, MTV Sports and Music Festival in Memphis, TN, 1999 MTV Sports and Music Festival, Hard Rock Hotel roof-top Las Vegas, NV, X-Games ramp where Tony Hawk performed the first 900, The first Mega Ramp for Andy MacDonald for Swatch
2000 MTV’s Jackass: Episode 5 of Season 1 – Loop & Human Slingshot, Bob Burnquist’s private skate compound, City of Aspen concrete skate park (the first concrete park using colorant and natural boulders)
2001 Design of the City of Ripon Skate Park, CA – voted Best Skate Park by Thrasher & Big Brother Magazines
2002 Received “2002 Merit Award for Design by the American Society of Landscape Architects” Colorado Chapter for the City of Aspen’s Rio-Grande Skate Park, Award of Excellence in Skate Park Construction, Concrete Skate Park Design, Concrete Skate Park Construction by the Concrete Disciples & Skate Park Association USA , Tim Payne acknowledged with a “Lifetime Achievement Award” by Concrete Disciples & Skate Park Association USA, the first Open End Loop for Bob Burnquist – King of Skate at Burnquist’s Compound, the first “Mega Ramp” for Danny Way – King of Skate at Point X-Camp, CA, Jack Ass the Movie: Human Mouse Trap
2003 Tim Payne is acknowledged with a “Lifetime Achievement Award” by Florida Skater.com, ESPN X-Games - the largest vert ramp at that time at 128 feet long and after the games was moved to Encinitas YMCA in CA, Team Pain “Recognition for Outstanding Work” by Concrete Disciples & Skate Park Association USA
2005 Discovery Channel’s, Monster House Show “Skate House Episode”, the first Corkscrew Ramp for Bob Burnquist, Girl Skateboard’s Training Facility, Surf Expo – Volcom’s “Sausagefest Contest”
2006 Kona Pool Renovation – Jacksonville FL, Jackass: The Sequel – Full pipe loop & wedge ramp, Stunt Junkies Show “Grand Canyon Parachute Jump for Bob Burnquist”, Team Pain is recognized by Time Magazine as one of the best skatepark designers in the world. The article titled “It’s All In The Swoop”
2007 Tim Payne is inducted into the Florida Skater Hall of Fame, Sector 9 Team Facility – “Wooden bowl”, Surf Expo Volcom’s “Acid Drop Contest”
2008 DVS Shoe Company training facility, Skate Park of Tampa, Tampa Pro contest, Colorado Springs-Memorial Skate Park at 42,000 square feet - Team Pain’s largest concrete skate park
2009 Denver Westword voted Colorado Springs-Memorial Skate Park “Best Skate Park in Colorado 2009”, National Geographic “The 10 Best of Everything Families” (5 of the 10 best skate parks in the country)
2010 Jackass: 3-D Movie – Slip n bowl, Denver Westword voted Roxborough Skate Park “Best Skate Park in Colorado 2010”