Episode 26: Toe Spins, Broken Fingers, and other Foolishness

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…

G-turn toespin

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Episode 24.1 – the 2016 World Freestyle Roundup

This is the first part of a 2-hour talk we had the other day, in which we debriefed Tony on his World Round experience. Apparently, fun was had by all and skateboarding still rules. Give it a listen.

Episode 23: Respect the Bear

We begin this episode with a discussion of the new Bear “Polar Bear” truck, in the smallest size (105mm), which is well-suited to freestyle board width, and which Tony has procured for his own enjoyment. I then edit out massive amounts of technical talk about trucks and bearings, and we move on to the actual act of riding skateboards and doing freestyle!

Here is the animated GIF that Simon refers us to at about 27 minutes.  http://cdn.skateboarding.transworld.net/wp-content/blogs.dir/440/files/2013/09/Busenitz_9Frames_v2.gif

Tony is working on a very detailed review, with precise measurement, of the Bear trucks. Look for that soon on the website.

Episode 22: And Then There Were Four

Simon Mrozinski and Michael Erskine join the podcast crew.

This is an unusually short episode, due to the hour of technical talk about trucks we decided to put into a separate, supplementary episode (22-a), which will be up soon.

We briefly touch on the greatness of Mode wheels, and Bob looks forward to riding the new 95a wheels.

Then we discuss potential dates for the 2016 Paderborn contest, as Bob tries to firm up travel plans.

Next, we discuss issue 5 of Broken Fingers: Freestyle Skateboarding Quarterly. A really great issue. If you are a freestyler, you need to be getting each issue, period. Case closed.

You even get to hear us discuss what the hell we’re gonna do with all the stuff we recorded for this episode!

Music: The intro music is Ty Segal, with the song The Connection Man. Buy it somewhere. The closing music is of course the great David Bowie with Starman. We let it play out. Crank it up and let the ethereal beauty wash over you. Thanks for all the great music, David.