It’s been a looooong time since we talked. We yammer about various gossipy happenings in the freestyle world, and Tony relates a classic Fairbro story. So good.
Ahhh yes, friends, Paderborn 2017 has happened! As always it was a glorious celebration of freestyle skateboarding. Tony, Bob, and Simon traveled from just south of London to Paderborn, Germany with the elusive Scaife and our driving hero, ripper, scholar, and friend, Latetricks.com‘s own Alex Foster. There we met Michael, who had traveled there by train and later hitching a ride with a non-English-speaking German man who kindly gave them a ride.
This podcast was recorded on the return ferry from Calais, France, to Dover, England, by Simon Mroz. Surely the first ever skateboarding podcast recorded on a boat.
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…