Sunday, November 07, 2021

Skate Trivia and Violet. November 7, 2021. Mostly Skateboarding Podcast

This week, Templeton Elliott, Patrick Kigongo, and Jason From Frozen in Carbonite are talking with Gordon Eckler about his Skate Trivia game and about Bill Strobeck's new brand, Violet. Listen here and subscribe on iTunes or Spotify.

Support Patrick on the Harold Hunter Foundation's Bridge Run.

Hobie's Skateboard Team Halftime Show
Gordon Eckler ripping
Violet on Instagram
“Untitled” by Michael Nicholas
Toy Machine Live!
Plan B's second ad

This week, Gordon is stoked on Trick-Or-Treating, Skating with his son, shooting 35mm film again, kicking off new design projects at Plaid Again, Jack Spanbauer’s bag of tricks, Grant Brittain’s new book, and starting a magazine passion project.
Jason is stoked on  Venture Trucks, Washington Wizards double OT win over Celtics on 10/30, PJ Ladd one minute of footage, FPC21 from Few Pounds Co. outta Finland on Free Skate Mag.
Patrick is stoked on Spitfire Wheels and his corduroy Spitfire hat, his COVID booster, getting Lasik, and participating in the Bridge Run for the Harold Hunter Foundation. Donation link here.
Templeton is stoked on the Take 5 candy bar, Mark Suciu Gazelles from adidas, and work gossip. 

1 comment:

Justin said...

I really like that there isn't a point system or a way to win the game. Kind of like skateboarding.

I wonder what the market is for new companies as well as those that are doing reissues. I follow a brand from the 80s on Facebook that has recently relaunched. The boards do look sick, but I wonder who would buy them? The company wasn't exactly huge back in their heyday. Skateboarding never knows when to say when in regards to any trend.

120 Minutes was great. Like Patrick and Jason said, they always stuck the good videos at the end of the show. I've got a bunch of VHS tapes and will say you only remember the bands you liked as there was a lot of filler. It was on MTV after all. I can't hang with grunge.

I did the Consolidated direct mail order all through college so I rode a lot of their boards. It was handy since there wasn't much in the way of skateshops in north eastern Pennsylvania from 92-96. Some of their ads would not fly today. They had way too many homophobic jokes, which really tarnishes the legacy of the company.

The Consolidated ad Gordon is talking about was in the February 2003 Thrasher. I accidentally found it last night while looking for something on Justin Strubing.