Team Pain is a skate park specialist with over 30 years experience working nationally and internationally creating custom skate parks and skate structures for municipal and government agencies, communities, private sector and professional skateboarders and bmx riders.
The company is comprised of experienced skateboarders and this dedication to 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.
Team Pain specializes in three mediums of custom skate structures; concrete skate park facilities, indoor wood facilities and specialty structures for professional riders. 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 services of concrete skate park facilities since 1997. This stems from over 30 years experience the company has with professional riders for extremely challenging “first-ever” structures that push the limits of skateboarding, numerous private training facilities for core industry companies, as well as, televised media events.
By taking into consideration all skaters, from top professional to novice, the approach is to create a unique and one of kind skate park facility that is not only innovative and challenging, but encourages the personal advancement of any individual who experiences a Team Pain Skate Park.
Team Pain’s modern design principles are the direct result of the skateboarding experience each team member has. We have continuously implemented and perfected our method, collectively as a team, to produce cutting edge concrete skate parks. One of the most critical issues brought to this industry is the importance of well designed and built skate parks. By nature, skate parks are in itself an art form. A good quality skate park facility isn’t simply pre-fabricated ramps or curved concrete structures. The radius’, heights, slopes and locations of each element requires precise coordination produced by an experienced team of skateboarders, to create a park that the users will get the most enjoyment of. As the Skate Park Specialist, we utilize our experienced personnel 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.
“I haven’t seen many firms that so completely combine their vocation and passion together.”
John Oswald, Construction Project Manager. City of Colorado Springs.
Team Pain’s philosophy has always been to work with the client to maximize their overall budget to allow for an accommodating facility. We feel that our success in this industry is derived by our free spirited; skateboarding roots, the rare camaraderie between skateboarders across the world and our professional manner in which we accomplish every project.
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 contest to date. The Red Hot Chili Peppers per formed at this contest. 1989 The first wooden pool bowl – Charleston Hanger Skateboard Summer Camps: – Camp Woodward, PA – The first Wooden bowl corner – Visalia, CA YMCA – Camp Erdmund, Oahu,Hawaii
1990 – 1995 United States, Europe and Asia Built many contest and demo ramps for the Scandinavian Cup, Powell and many others Built many private skate parks and contests 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 Enterprises- Jeff leads the wood division
1997 Tim Payne formed Team Pain Enterprises, Inc. This was the start of building concrete skate parks. 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: Memphis, TN, James Hedrick Joins Team Pain Enterprises- James leads the concrete division
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 Launch 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, California – voted Best Skate Park in Thrasher & Big Brother Magazines
2002 Recipient Award of Excellence in Skate Park Construction, Recipient Award of Excellence in Concrete Skate Park Design, Recipient Award of Excellence in Concrete Skate Park Construction, Received the “Award for Design by the American Society of Landscape Architects” for City of Aspen’s Rio-Grande Skateboard Park, Tim Payne is 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 – Team Pain built the largest vert ramp in history 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 Assoc. USA Team Pain designed and constructed over 20 concrete municipal skateparks
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” Tim Payne is recognized by Time Magazine as one of the best skatepark builders in the world. The article titled “It’s All In The Swoop” is about skate park design
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 Colorado Springs-Memorial Skate Park at 42,000 square feet,Team Pain’s largest concrete skate park to date
2009 Denver Westword News voted Colorado Springs-Memorial Skate Park “Best Skate Park in Colorado 2009” “The 10 Best of Everything Families” publication National Geo. (5 of the 10 best skate parks in the country)
2010 Jackass: 3-D Movie – Slip n bowl Denver Westword News voted Roxborough Skate Park “Best Skate Park in Colorado 2010” Team Pain designed and constructed over 40 concrete municipal skateparks