Episode 8: Flow

In this episode we discuss the attainment of “flow” in your skating and beyond. We are also treated to some Gokey guitar playing…

Freestyle Podcast Supplement #8: (from Tony)

If you’ve listened to it (or are listening to it now) and wondered what I was on about, here’s the material I referenced.

First, the video Matt and I discussed:

A bit on Wu-Wei that I quoted:

And finally, Zen and the Art of Skateboarding:

Episode 6: the ICE AGE!!!!

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In this slightly more freeform episode, Tony, Matt, and Bob discuss various freestylers (see videos below), Bob confesses that he recently felt the anger while trying to practice, Matt’s cell phone causes interference, we hear about Tyler Self’s visit to Texas and his skate session with Bob, and skateboarding in Cuba.

Videos referenced in this podcast:

Matthew Smithies http://youtu.be/D3rQwE2ETl8

Alex Rademaker http://youtu.be/bMxcfAyrRbM

Darryl Grogan’s video of World Roundup Highlights http://youtu.be/vb2xI92nc8w

Suzuki’s video of the Ams… http://youtu.be/puZ5ZvOyXt8

Tyler Self’s latest video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcCuHodoapk&feature=colike

Episode 5: Son of the Freestyler

sonofGIn this very special episode of the Freestyle Contest we are joined by kickass guest, Darryl Grogan, long time awesome skater and winner of the Pro division at the recent Freestyle World Roundup contest in Vancouver, Canada!

In the podcast, Tony mentions Darryl’s part in the Casper video. Well, here it is!

Huge thanks to Darryl for being our first guest.

Episode 4: Invasion of the Astro Freestylers

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In this episode we give our very preliminary thoughts on the Freestyle World Roundup that happened this week in Vancouver. We discuss some Eastern European freestyler whose name we do not know but we all agree rips (or at least did rip in the late 1980s), we talk boards, high trucks, and lastly the boys give Bob some advice on learning M-80 Kickflips.

planetxThe video mentioned in this podcast – regarding the dude riding freestyle on an 1980s street board, can be found here: http://youtu.be/Fvaryy8eAYc

The great Ray Barbee, whom Bob mentions during the show, can be seen in classic part in Powell’s Ban This video, here:  http://youtu.be/AKT0T_DJ80U

Tony filmed a bunch of M-80 variations as supplementary material for this episode. Very nice stuff!  http://youtu.be/elykMLy4SRs

Thanks for listening.


Episode 3: Destroy All Freestylers

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In this episode, we hear about Matt’s adventures as a freestyle pro during demos in Texas (including tales of sexy girls attempting to wrestle a bull to the ground), discuss spinning 360s, Freestyle: Sport or Art?, and we have some laughs looking at old freestyle board graphics in Witter’s Museum. Please note: up until about 7:30 in the show, Matt’s microphone is a bit sketchy. Just turn it up. His story is worth hearing!

The Freestyle Museum page on the Decomposed website can be found at: http://decomposedsk8.com/id82.html

Next time we should be recapping the results of the Freestyle World Roundup: http://www.freeworldroundup.com/.