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the Freestyle Podcast

A podcast about flatland freestyle skateboarding, with Tony Gale, Bob Loftin, Simon Mrozinski, and Michael Erskine.
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Mar 2, 2019

Behold! Or...rather...listen! Tony Gale interviews Dan Garb! 

Jan 7, 2019

Tony interviews Josh Dunstone on a train. 

Nov 6, 2018

In summer 2018, young Nick Beaulieu made the trek from the United States to England and endured a car ride with British people to go to the legendary and mystical land of Paderborn, Germany! 

Here's Tony Gale's Interview with him!

 

Oct 22, 2018

In this episode, Tony, Nathan, Michael, and Bob catch up after quite of few months of not podcasting. We cover the upcoming contest in Japan,  new products, freestyle as it relates to bank skating and longboarding, and various other things.

Jul 7, 2018

Tony recorded this episode on his way to Paderborn this year, with hero of freestyle and driver-supreme Alex Foster, of LateTricks.com. So get something to drink, sit back, and pretend you're there in the car with them, Nathan Hill, and Nick Beaulieu.

Jun 7, 2018

Tony took a trip to skate with Marius, in Romania. Here is the interview!

 

Jan 26, 2018

We recorded this pretty early in the morning Texas time, so that's why I sound so slow and weird.

It's been a looooong time since we talked. We yammer about various gossipy happenings in the freestyle world, and Tony relates a class Fairbro story. So good.

Jul 12, 2017

Ahhh yes, friends, Paderborn 2017 has happened! As always it was a glorious celebration of freestyle skateboarding. Tony, Bob, and Simon traveled from just south of London to Paderborn, Germany with the elusive Scaife and our driving hero, ripper, scholar, and friend, Latetricks.com's own Alex Foster. There we met Michael, who had traveled there by train and later hitching a ride with a non-English-speaking German man who kindly gave them a ride. 

This podcast was recorded on the return ferry from Calais, France, to Dover, England, by Simon Mroz. Surely the first ever skateboarding podcast recorded on a boat.

 

May 22, 2017

Once again, Nathan Hill joined me (Bob) to do commentary of the Pro finals at the 2017 World Freestyle Roundup. It was fun. Listen while you do something else. 

May 19, 2017

Tony interviews Monty Little. 

May 19, 2017

The first of Tony's recordings as he and most of the other Brits head over to the World Freestyle Roundup 2017, in Vancouver. 

Listen to it. Sounds like you are THERE!

Feb 6, 2017

A few weeks ago the lads in England had a jam at Southbank. Simon was there with the digital audio recorder, and here is the resulting sound file, raw and unedited!

 

Feb 6, 2017

In this episode we talk about various different things, with no real direction, but it was a lot of fun and we hope you will enjoy!

Oh, here's the picture of Mac that we discuss...not doing freestyle but being a badass. So rad. 

Dec 24, 2016

We talked to Terry Synnott - the LEGENDARY Terry Synnott - for over 2 hours. I cut a lot out. We still have a lot to discuss.

Terry is certainly one of the top 5-10 freestylers in the world. Though he's been plagued by injuries for the last few years, he is also one of the most well-rounded freestylers. Spins, handstands, rail tricks, imaginative footwork, difficult shove-it variations and combos - dude can do it all.

In this episode we really got into some of the technical aspects of making skateboards. Terry has learned a lot about this topic, and it shows in the great quality of both boards and graphics with Mode. 

In Part 2 we'll talk about the actual act of skateboarding with Terry!

 

Terry throws a Broken Fingers.

Nov 7, 2016

In which we discuss freestyle stuff as usual - such as...

  • Some cool new wireless headphones that are great for FS practice.
  • Young Alex from London's quick development as a freestyler and why Tony should fear him.
  • The new Powell board with some funky glass laminates.
  • Tony's recent demo.
  • Michael's absence this week, in order to attend a Rubic's Cube festival.
  • Board gimmicks.
  • Etc, etc, etc...
Oct 17, 2016

In this episode we discuss toe spins, Broken Fingers magazine, and various other freestyle-related things, including a great new website.

The intro music is of course Black Sabbath's Neon Nights.

 

Here is Simon's G-Turn Toe Spin...

 

G-turn toespin

A video posted by Simon Mroz (@simonmroz) on Oct 7, 2016 at 3:14pm PDT

 

Sep 5, 2016

In this episode, we discuss freestyle skateboarding, with some additional discussion of psychology, opiates, and mega-church preachers. Laziest intro I've ever made for a podcast!

Jun 24, 2016

Part 2 of our 2016 World Roundup episode. In this part we are joined by Simon Mrozinski, and we talk, and a good time is had by all. 

Jun 17, 2016

This is the first part of a 2-hour talk we had the other day, in which we debriefed Tony on his World Round experience. Apparently, fun was had by all and skateboarding still rules. Give it a listen. 

May 23, 2016

We took a break, then came back to comment on the awards ceremony, and now YOU can listen to it over and over and over....

May 23, 2016

This year we did a live commentary of the World Freestyle Roundup via streaming audio. This is the unedited file from the Pro semi finals on May 21, 2016.

May 23, 2016

This year we did a live commentary of the World Freestyle Roundup via streaming audio. This is the unedited file from the Pro finals on May 22, 2016.

Feb 23, 2016

We begin this episode with a discussion of the new Bear "Polar Bear" truck, in the smallest size (105mm), which is well-suited to freestyle board width, and which Tony has procured for his own enjoyment.

I then edit out massive amounts of technical talk about trucks and bearings, and we move on to the actual act of riding skateboards and doing freestyle!

Tony is working on a very detailed review, with precise measurement, of the Bear trucks. Look for that soon on the website. 

Jan 16, 2016

Simon Mrozinski and Michael Erskine join the podcast crew.

This is an unusually short episode, due to the hour of technical talk about trucks we decided to put into a separate, supplementary episode (22-a), which will be up soon.

We briefly touch on the greatness of Mode wheels, and Bob looks forward to riding the new 95a wheels. I’m glad we have hard and softer version of the wheel, no matter what the Brits say!

Then we discuss potential dates for the 2016 Paderborn contest, as Bob tries to firm up travel plans.

Next, we discuss issue 5 of Broken Fingers: Freestyle Skateboarding Quarterly. A really great issue. If you are a freestyler, you need to be getting each issue, period. Case closed.

You even get to hear us discuss what the hell we’re gonna do with all the stuff we recorded for this episode!

Music: The intro music is Ty Segal, with the song The Connection Man. Buy it somewhere. The closing music is of course the great David Bowie with Starman. We let it play out. Crank it up and let the ethereal beauty wash over you. Thanks for all the great music, David.

Dec 7, 2015

This is our first ever holiday episode. Yes, it is shorter than the last one! yaaaaaay!

Links to check out:
Moonshine Skateboards
LateTricks.com
Broken Fingers Freestyle Skateboarding Zine

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