Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Tom Groholski #3.
What did you say about street skating in another interview that caused controversy?
I just said that it was imitation vertical because a lot of the tricks people are doing seem to be dorked vertical tricks. Don't get me wrong, there's some rad stuff, but I'd much rather skate vertical. It's more of a rush to skate vert. With vertical comes speed. I mean, as soon as you drop into the ramp you're going nearly as fast as if you were shooting a hill. Not to mention, after you blast an air. There's no way in the world you can beat that. Street skating is fun when you're bored with vert.
Are you saying that's the only time people should do it?
Well, that's the only time I feel like doing it. I don't ever go, "Yeah, let's go session this curb."
Geoff Graham was the photographer.
The quote is from an interview with Glen Friedman: Thrasher - September 1989 Volume 9 Number 9
Thrasher - December 1990 Volume 10 Number 12