Archive for March, 2010

My Top three fav. skaters. number 1

I came up with the idea of dedicating three posts to my top three skaters of all time. Now a little background info I’m 22 years old so the skaters that were my hero’s as a kid may not still be considered the best of the best today, and remember i said may. However, these guys are legends and deffintly had an incredible impact on progressing skateboarding to where it is today.  The man of this page is Tom Penny. Everyone knows the more stylish a trick is the more golden it looks. And Mr. Penny created more gold then the federal reserve……yah that was lame. But Penny is definitely the king of style. I think he the best kickflip in the industry. We all know that Reynolds has the best front side flips, and I’ve got much love for Andrew, but I like how Penny flicks his better. Penny was never the most technical skater, but when normal people performed tricks, Penny created art.    How about that chained of bank, Penny absolutely killed that spot. just check out this vid.

Switch backside flip down to bank,  absolutely insane. I think after that session that spot should have been permanently closed off.  But it wasn’t, I know at least one kid kickfliped the whole thing to flat, which definitely shows progression considering Penny killed this spot back in 96, but at the same time I find it a little bit disrespectful. There’s plently of other spots so why try to take the Kings Crown, I know the dudes just trying to get his name out there, and skateboarding wouldn’t be at the level it is without competition. But in this case, I think this spot should have been left to Penny.    I’m sure other’s will argue with me on that

Here’s a link to the “art” of Tom Penny


Greg Myers

This dude seems to have all the essentials of an amazing skater, steez, speed, style, a proper flick and mad pop. Myers made his first appearance in the DC video when he was just a kid. He’s a bit older now I’m guessing somewhere in his 20’s. What really gets me is other then DC he doesn’t have many/or any sponsors. I know he gets hooked up by real, but he’s not on the team.  I’ve read on a few threads that no company wants him cause he’s a cocky jerk, but that’s all here say, and in no way is that my opinion. but he’s definitely worth checking out.

Here is his part in the DC video he couldn’t have been more then 12 or 13 then

And here’s a more recent part.