Sunday, May 28, 2023

Gassed Up And The Decline Of Contests. May 28, 2023. Mostly Skateboarding Podcast.

This week, Templeton Elliott, Maddie Hazlett, and Eunice Chang are talking about Nike SB's new video Gassed Up and the decline of skate contests. Listen here and subscribe on iTunes or Spotify.

Poe Pinson's contest results
Alexis Sablone in PJ Ladd's Wonderful Horrible Life
Funa Nakayama front crooks Hollywood High
Vans Credits
Nike SB's Gassed Up interviews
Sarah Meurle's Bellows ads
Rayssa Leal front blunts a handrail (second slide)
Ruining Skateboarding from There Skateboards
Verdugo Skatepark, Glendale, CA

This week, Maddie is stoked on Pride at the Plaza - Pulaski’s first skate event celebrating LGBT folks. WNBA season kicking back off, and Taylor Swift announced a new version of Karma featuring Ice Spice.
Eunice is stoked on being on the podcast, remembering that she lives in abundance, and her cat, Bubbles.
Templeton is stoked on Watching his cat run crazy in the back yard and Photoshop Beta with Generative Fill.

1 comment:

Justin said...

I need to watch the video. I've read the article in Thrasher. Mostly.

I like their view that they want to see the best skating from a skater without getting too picky about terrain.

It's a strange thing to think that skateboarding has fans who don't skate. That fanbase has been around for a while, but that doesn't normalize it to me. At the same time, a lot of who watch football, hockey or whatever, haven't played those sports either so there is a precedent. Contests also were social events without much money so that was a more important aspect back in the day.

I think you've got until the mid 40s to really go for it.