Sunday, August 21, 2022

Alternative Contests and Required Viewing. August 21, 2022. Mostly Skateboarding Podcast.

This week, Templeton Elliott, Mike Munzenrider, and Jason From Frozen in Carbonite are talking about alternative contests and Templeton gives us his Required Viewing. Listen here and subscribe on iTunes or Spotify.

The Bunt Jam
Fucking Awesome X Adidas Hollywood Jam
Vans Showdown
Skate jam from Shitheads Vol. 8
Blake Griffin's Kia dunk
John Motta in Skate Mental's Am Chowder
Dime Glory Challenge 2015
Dime Glory Challenge 2016
Dime Glory Challenge 2017
Dime Glory Challenge 2018
Dime Street Challenge 2018
Dime Glory Challenge 2019
Cole Navin (actually a pro snowboarder)

This week, Mike is stoked on learning a new trick and Easy Lover.
Jason is stoked on Venture Trucks, Heat 2 novel, Simon Zuzic/Digby Luxton pro vid for Hoddle, and Brett Baty the new Mets third baseman.
Templeton is stoked on Stay On Board: The Leo Baker story.

1 comment:

Justin said...

It's interesting how Thrasher pushed junk jam type events in 1992/93 as the future of skate contests. Given how small skateboarding was, nobody had the vision that the Extreme Games and Street League would happen, especially after having all those big vert contests in the 1980s fizzle out.

Thrasher has done a lot of one off, more fun oriented contests over the years, although with some very serious ripping at times. Did Transworld do anything comparable? I don't recall any.

The old contest stories were such events with lifestyle details and exciting gossip. I suppose the contest circuit has gotten so much more organized and mundane as to eliminate the need for that type of skate journalism. Not even sure I'd want to read about it any more, but those were fun stories to read back in the day.

I liked the Leap Year video. I think I found it from Quartersnacks Top Ten and wanted to check it out based on the music. I shared the video with a friend who plays in a modern emo band (Del Paxton) and he was stoked on the Marietta. Now that I think about it, the Midwest emo revival has been going for roughly 15 years so maybe it isn't a revival, it's just remained a small niche scene.