Sunday, July 10, 2022

Torey Pudwill's Bigger Bang and Spot Politics. July, 10, 2022. Mostly Skateboarding Podcast.

This week, Templeton Elliott, Patrick Kigongo, and Jason From Frozen In Carbonite examine Torey Pudwill's Bigger Bang part then get into skate spot politics. Listen here and subscribe on iTunes or Spotify.


Anonymous said...

Hi fellas,
I don't think we can pin T Puds with the term "safety hands". He defintely has crazy arms and hands but these are completely out of his control. It seems to me that the term applies more to people who defintely add this move to grant a little bit of extra flavor to their trick. "Oh my gosh, that was so sketchy, have i made it out alive ?!", kinda.
Evan Smith notably add this move to his palette a couple of years ago. And believe me, i you had to take a shot of alcohol every time he does it during a part, well you would end up in a jolly mood.
You would normally see people perform the above mentionned move in indie videos with edgy teenagers and obscure band t shirts tucked in wildly cut pants.
PS : love you guys

Justin said...

I did not realize Thank You was still in business until Torey's video part dropped. I saw those enjoi wrestler guest boards with Daewon and kind of figured they went back to their old sponsors. Torey and Daewon are two guys who could float around for a while without having a board sponsor.

I liked his Big Bang part. I prefer when he does simpler tricks higher and/or longer. I wish he'd used some MGMT for the music.

Did Daewon's part in Skate More venture into some different territories? He was exploring some different spots when he was on Artafact, which probably led into what he did for DVS.

Lurker Lou had a good interview on Village Psychic about spots.

I respect the process of searching for spots. I definitely kept a couple places secret back when I'd go out street skating. With all the cellphones, graffiti, littering, and party time that happens these days, there is no way I'd share a spot with anybody.

I was always the guy driving and after so many rounds of "Where do you want to go?/I don't know.", I'm completely over it. I'd rather go to a park, skate, and be done with it.

Actually, being relegated to the county fair circuit is about right. I dug my fair share of 80s metal, but yeah. With age comes wisdom and there's was so much better stuff I could have been listening to, although I doubt 14 year old me would have gotten much from it at the time.

Thibaut said...

There's something oddly countercultural about this 12 min part. It's almost an ode to a anachronistic type of skating, of dressing, and almost of envisioning skateboarding.
Watching this, I couldn't help myself thinking how refreshing it was to see someone going all in, whithout resorting to all the tropes and current trends who have now become the norm. Atrocious clothes, questionnable arm steez and trick selection, for sure. But I don't know, there also this sort of melancholy that filters through the part, it rests in the fact that despite how young Torey is (barely 30 i would say), he's already part of the veterans of street skating, not that much because he's been there for 15+, but more so because of his inability, or unwillingness to adapt and conform to the standards of today.
The fact that the most appreciated skateboarders by today's standards can run a carreer simply with a good noslide and a mean backsmith must be an unsolvable equation for someone who spent so much time mastering the art of technical skateboarding. And i guess, if I were that good, I wouldn't let go too. I would just give up the beanie. I could see him with a bucket hat, Cheech and Chong style.