A few weeks ago the lads in England had a jam at Southbank. Simon was there with the digital audio recorder, and here is the resulting sound file, raw and unedited!
We talked to Terry Synnott – the LEGENDARY Terry Synnott – for over 2 hours. I cut a lot out. We still have a lot to discuss.
Terry is certainly one of the top 5-10 freestylers in the world. Though he’s been plagued by injuries for the last few years, he is also one of the most well-rounded freestylers. Spins, handstands, rail tricks, imaginative footwork, difficult shove-it variations and combos – dude can do it all.
In this episode we really got into some of the technical aspects of making skateboards. Terry has learned a lot about this topic, and it shows in the great quality of both boards and graphics with Mode.
In Part 2 we’ll talk about the actual act of skateboarding with Terry!
In which we discuss freestyle stuff as usual – such as…
- Some cool new wireless headphones that are great for FS practice.
- Young Alex from London’s quick development as a freestyler and why Tony should fear him.
- The new Powell board with some funky glass laminates.
- Tony’s recent demo.
- Michael’s absence this week, in order to attend a Rubic’s Cube festival.
- Board gimmicks.
- Etc, etc, etc…
In this episode we discuss toe spins, Broken Fingers magazine, and various other freestyle-related things, including a great new website.
During the podcast we mention a new Freestyle Skateboarding site, the Freestyle Knowledge Base.
The intro music is of course Black Sabbath’s Neon Nights.
Here is Simon’s G-Turn Toe Spin…
In this episode, we discuss freestyle skateboarding, with some additional discussion of psychology, opiates, and mega-church preachers. Laziest intro I’ve ever made for a podcast!