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Title: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Far from relevant on August 24, 2018, 09:48:18 AM
I know someone is gonna say Nyjah or someone who is actually really good, but I want your opinion. Which pro has the least amount of actual ability on a skateboard and why.


I'll start it off: Sean Pablo. 
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: GAY on August 24, 2018, 09:54:43 AM
It's funny how, because of thread order, this thread title and then the title after answers the question for me:

Least talented pro skater
Terry Kennedy
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: DCLOVE on August 24, 2018, 09:54:54 AM
I know someone is gonna say Nyjah or someone who is actually really good, but I want your opinion. Which pro has the least amount of actual ability on a skateboard and why.


I'll start it off: Sean Pablo.

I saw swan eat shit trying bluntslide 3 inches of a flat bar no higher than a tall can.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Second date on August 24, 2018, 09:55:07 AM
I know someone is gonna say Nyjah or someone who is actually really good, but I want your opinion. Which pro has the least amount of actual ability on a skateboard and why.


I'll start it off: Sean Pablo.
I think Sean has his place in pro skateboarding. He's a big influence on people and he is actually a good skateboarder.
He does good tricks with good style.
I think a skateboarder who doesn't have "talent" is a skateboarder with no creativity.
There's fucking plenty of those
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: DM on August 24, 2018, 09:59:23 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97kNy6ji8G0
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Far from relevant on August 24, 2018, 10:11:46 AM
I know someone is gonna say Nyjah or someone who is actually really good, but I want your opinion. Which pro has the least amount of actual ability on a skateboard and why.


I'll start it off: Sean Pablo.
I think Sean has his place in pro skateboarding. He's a big influence on people and he is actually a good skateboarder.
He does good tricks with good style.
I think a skateboarder who doesn't have "talent" is a skateboarder with no creativity.
There's fucking plenty of those

I think you're missing the point of this thread I didnt say "Least creative skater" to me talent means actual ability.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Far from relevant on August 24, 2018, 10:12:05 AM
It's funny how, because of thread order, this thread title and then the title after answers the question for me:

Least talented pro skater
Terry Kennedy

ya hes always been pretty bad
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Alois Hitler Jr. on August 24, 2018, 10:16:53 AM
Terry Kennedy even when he was on top of his game had like 4 tricks in his bag, and now...
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: MintySandwhich on August 24, 2018, 10:22:15 AM
Edit: i guess this list is just bad parts

https://youtu.be/2Q2eQhjT1Xo

https://youtu.be/r6mc76RlPxw

https://youtu.be/ay-znNrbhvg

Gator skating street
https://youtu.be/aHFIbN2PByQ
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: shit_for_brains on August 24, 2018, 10:24:21 AM
I played Ben Gilley in a handful of games of SKATE around 2005-2006 and I skunked him every single time. I am only above average.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: reptar_bar on August 24, 2018, 10:26:44 AM
TK, no questions asked
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: newpcwhodis on August 24, 2018, 10:29:28 AM
Terry Kennedy was able to 5-0 handrails after only a year of skating

10+ years later he's still just able to 5-0 handrails
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Far from relevant on August 24, 2018, 10:31:31 AM
Terry Kennedy was able to 5-0 handrails after only a year of skating

10+ years later he's still just able to 5-0 handrails

Pretty sure he posted a clip of a 50 50 on a skatepark hubba.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Gary Ate My Peanuts on August 24, 2018, 10:43:22 AM
I played Ben Gilley in a handful of games of SKATE around 2005-2006 and I skunked him every single time. I am only above average.

Are games of skate really talent defining? I feel like a lot of 14 year old kids could be a lot if pros in skate.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: shit_for_brains on August 24, 2018, 10:45:14 AM
I played Ben Gilley in a handful of games of SKATE around 2005-2006 and I skunked him every single time. I am only above average.

Are games of skate really talent defining? I feel like a lot of 14 year old kids could be a lot if pros in skate.

Maybe you're unfamiliar with Ben Gilley but a game of skate is absolutely telling of his ability on a skateboard.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Far from relevant on August 24, 2018, 10:50:22 AM
Is TK even pro anymore ?
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Tedd on August 24, 2018, 10:51:59 AM
If you exclude “washed up” pros who are no longer at their peak I think Sean Pablo takes it pretty easily based on what he puts out, but I feel like he has some hidden variety off camera

Is Shawn Powers pro? He would be in the running

Daryl Angel isn’t the least talented but I don’t think he ever put out anything exceptionally good
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Far from relevant on August 24, 2018, 10:52:25 AM
I played Ben Gilley in a handful of games of SKATE around 2005-2006 and I skunked him every single time. I am only above average.

Are games of skate really talent defining? I feel like a lot of 14 year old kids could be a lot if pros in skate.

I dont think you should be able to do every single flatground trick as a pro, but you should have at least the basics down.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: doomstation55 on August 24, 2018, 10:55:55 AM
Daniel Castillo was never that great. I guess he was am for 15 years and barely pro for 2 and it's obvious why.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: cosmicgypsies on August 24, 2018, 11:03:50 AM
If you exclude “washed up” pros who are no longer at their peak I think Sean Pablo takes it pretty easily based on what he puts out, but I feel like he has some hidden variety off camera

Is Shawn Powers pro? He would be in the running

Daryl Angel isn’t the least talented but I don’t think he ever put out anything exceptionally good

sp > sp
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: sharkin on August 24, 2018, 11:06:06 AM
Define “pro”

Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: tortfeasor on August 24, 2018, 11:06:37 AM
least talented and least skilled are two very different conversations.  there are a lot of pros who were naturally talented but refused to put the work in and grow their skill set.  there are some guys who were never particularly talented but worked their fucking asses off.   also the answer is shane heyl and i don't mean that in an insulting way at all.  dude worked his fucking ass off to be pro i've always respected that. 
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Sect Eye Monster on August 24, 2018, 11:07:23 AM
I played Ben Gilley in a handful of games of SKATE around 2005-2006 and I skunked him every single time. I am only above average.

Ben Gilley 5-0 el toro 1st and 2nd try back when it meant life or death to skate that. He also was the first to skate murrilans 21 and 14. He skated 21 rails in lines.

Hes also one of the best human beings on earth off the board.

i vote Sean Pablo too.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Pavementi on August 24, 2018, 11:08:16 AM
(https://media.giphy.com/media/KqLPb0IrGHwiY/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: shit_for_brains on August 24, 2018, 11:09:17 AM
I played Ben Gilley in a handful of games of SKATE around 2005-2006 and I skunked him every single time. I am only above average.

Ben Gilley 5-0 el toro 1st and 2nd try back when it meant life or death to skate that. He also was the first to skate murrilans 21 and 14. He skated 21 rails in lines.

Hes also one of the best human beings on earth off the board.

i vote Sean Pablo too.

Ben is a very nice person who went pro to bring some Zero market share over to Black Label and that's the only reason.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: fs overkrook on August 24, 2018, 11:20:52 AM
Dirt bag p
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: ihatejulio on August 24, 2018, 11:27:58 AM
Josh Harmony
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Fifty8mm on August 24, 2018, 11:34:19 AM
Least talented?  probably Dan Pensyl. In a good way though.  All heart and love in his tricks.
You could tell he worked his ass of for his tricks and some look like he is barely hanging on, but that is the reason I love his skating. Made me want to go skate and try harder.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: MexicanSpaniard on August 24, 2018, 11:44:24 AM
you could have just started a thread called sean pablo sucks
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Second date on August 24, 2018, 11:48:19 AM
Define “pro”
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Far from relevant on August 24, 2018, 11:50:18 AM
you could have just started a thread called sean pablo sucks

I have a hidden agenda, the only reason I created my account was to talk about how over rated he is.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: cloudy on August 24, 2018, 11:53:28 AM
brian lotti on yesterday's bobshirt interview, in response to "who do you like these days?":

"bobby de keyzer. really sick. sage. you know. sean pablo."

 :o
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Pappy Jones on August 24, 2018, 11:55:00 AM
I understand where the Sean Pablo hate comes from of course but are you guys serious, least talented pro? I didn't love Sean's part in purple but I thought it was pretty good.  There are a few overwhelmingly unimpressive people with pro boards. My vote goes to TK.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: MexicanSpaniard on August 24, 2018, 11:55:57 AM
brian lotti on yesterday's bobshirt interview, in response to "who do you like these days?":

"bobby de keyzer. really sick. sage. you know. sean pablo."

 :o

I refuse to believe he said that!

Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: doomstation55 on August 24, 2018, 12:10:09 PM
I mean I think Swan Pablo could impossible over Daniel Castillo's head. He's not my favorite and he only does like 10 tricks but at least he goes fast and pops high.

I still stand by Daniel Castillo as least talented. Ben Gilley is a good answer too.

I want whatever dog drugs the guy who said Dan Pensyl is taking they must be really fucking good.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: cloudy on August 24, 2018, 12:11:53 PM
brian lotti on yesterday's bobshirt interview, in response to "who do you like these days?":

"bobby de keyzer. really sick. sage. you know. sean pablo."

 :o

I refuse to believe he said that!

39:33. maybe he was trolling though, like when leo did his "skater's favorite skater" and picked ninejah.

also, if anyone knows who the "couple of danish kids" are that he references, i'd be interested to hear.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsbAVzZXDRE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsbAVzZXDRE)
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Dark Knight on August 24, 2018, 12:30:59 PM
Sean Pablo is actually really good, contrary to Slap’s consensus.

The other SP can get it though, even though he fakie flipped a bench once.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: iKobrakai on August 24, 2018, 12:31:14 PM
Alex Olson when he went pro for Girl. No fucking way that level of skating was pro-worthy. Also, they turned Malto and Mike Mo at the same time.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Robert Baratheon on August 24, 2018, 12:35:31 PM
Sean P rules.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Far from relevant on August 24, 2018, 12:37:07 PM
Sean Pablo is actually really good, contrary to Slap’s consensus.

The other SP can get it though, even though he fakie flipped a bench once.

Really eh ? I dont really see what makes him stand out. If he didnt dress cool and lived in say Alabama do you think youd be where he is in skating ? No, hes the perfect example of being in the right place at the right time and not only that being friends with the right people.

I know style is a personal preference but I dont care for his style at all, he looks like a frail old woman. And you cant deny the fact that his bag of tricks is very limited and he doesnt get very gnarly with stairs or handrails.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: givecigstosurfgroms on August 24, 2018, 12:56:00 PM
Daniel Castillo was never that great. I guess he was am for 15 years and barely pro for 2 and it's obvious why.

  He's got a really good style.  His 1st part was influential.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Piri-piri on August 24, 2018, 12:58:00 PM
The answer is Shawn Powers.

(https://memegenerator.net/img/instances/58835822/next.jpg)
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Far from relevant on August 24, 2018, 01:02:45 PM
I would agree Sean Powers is not talented, but for some reason I love to watch him skate...
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: roomservice on August 24, 2018, 01:08:40 PM
Nestor Judkins
Leo Valls
Leo Valls
Leo Valls
Leo Valls
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Far from relevant on August 24, 2018, 01:16:29 PM
Nestor Judkins
Leo Valls
Leo Valls
Leo Valls
Leo Valls

Pretty much anyone on magenta, besides ben gore, jimmy lannon and soy
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: emchen on August 24, 2018, 01:43:24 PM
Nestor Judkins
Leo Valls
Leo Valls
Leo Valls
Leo Valls

Pretty much anyone on magenta, besides ben gore, jimmy lannon and soy

I love Magenta but this is too true.

I'm still surprised they did a guest board with Carlos Young. Seems like a cool dude who can at least navigate SF hills, but idk if he can do much else (unless I'm missing something).
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: 2COOLTOECAP on August 24, 2018, 01:46:16 PM
That donta kid on Baker fucking sucks
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Patrick2G on August 24, 2018, 01:51:51 PM
GINO PLEASE STOP SKATING PROFRESSIONALLY


Actually it’s not his fault it all you cool kids who think he still deserves a board.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: decaf on August 24, 2018, 01:53:35 PM
Tee Kay.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: jomeara1 on August 24, 2018, 02:05:29 PM
Was Shane Heyl ever officially pro or was he just getting bro boards from baker?
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: PeggyHillsShittySpanish on August 24, 2018, 02:06:52 PM
TK hands down. Lol I bet Chris Roberts is afraid to open this thread though.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: sharkin on August 24, 2018, 02:16:15 PM
TK hands down. Lol I bet Chris Roberts is afraid to open this thread though.
Chris Roberts has a slap alert set up to notify him when his name gets dropped.
You just ruined his weekend.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: camel filters on August 24, 2018, 02:18:09 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bm2VaKWgSWf/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
As much as you might hate Sean Pablo, this is TK's best trick in 5 years. The answer is TK.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Far from relevant on August 24, 2018, 02:32:22 PM
If you look at their overall body of work id say TK is better. fakie ollie lipslides on a handrail is a rarley seen trick
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: decoi1 on August 24, 2018, 02:32:52 PM
If TK’s name didn’t possibly sell boards he’d of gotten that cut at Baker 5 years ago along with the rest of those dudes that still deserve to have their name on a board over him. With the exception of Shane maybe.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Far from relevant on August 24, 2018, 02:34:22 PM
Was Shane Heyl ever officially pro or was he just getting bro boards from baker?

He had a board, but if you havent noticed baker turns everyone pro so it doesnt count.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Sect Eye Monster on August 24, 2018, 02:34:52 PM
TK, though an eye sore on a skateboard has fakie lipslid 13 rails and had some pretty randomly gnarly things here or there.

I think SP back lipped a 6 rail for his ender in Purple. And that back tail shuv in that line...YIKES. Really bad. It wouldnt matter if he was am but the fact that SP actually has his name on a board is embarrassing.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Sect Eye Monster on August 24, 2018, 02:46:53 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BXhOIqblcTC/?taken-by=terrykennedy
SP doesnt go this fast or this big. he would never dare. or skate fakie or switch.

Not a fan of TK but bigger non fan of SP
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Far from relevant on August 24, 2018, 02:59:01 PM
TK, though an eye sore on a skateboard has fakie lipslid 13 rails and had some pretty randomly gnarly things here or there.

I think SP back lipped a 6 rail for his ender in Purple. And that back tail shuv in that line...YIKES. Really bad. It wouldnt matter if he was am but the fact that SP actually has his name on a board is embarrassing.

id say the fact that he has his own shoe on converse is even more embarassing
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: ziggy on August 24, 2018, 03:06:12 PM
Does Meow have pros?
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Allen. on August 24, 2018, 03:09:19 PM
Nestor Judkins
Leo Valls
Leo Valls
Leo Valls
Leo Valls

Pretty much anyone on magenta, besides ben gore, jimmy lannon vivien feil and soy

I love Magenta but this is too true.

I'm still surprised they did a guest board with Carlos Young. Seems like a cool dude who can at least navigate SF hills, but idk if he can do much else (unless I'm missing something).
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Pavementi on August 24, 2018, 03:10:15 PM
brian lotti on yesterday's bobshirt interview, in response to "who do you like these days?":

"bobby de keyzer. really sick. sage. you know. sean pablo."

 :o

I refuse to believe he said that!
Flat earth Lotti
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Gideon Choi on August 24, 2018, 03:13:10 PM
Josh Harmony

How so?
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Sect Eye Monster on August 24, 2018, 03:13:52 PM
TK, though an eye sore on a skateboard has fakie lipslid 13 rails and had some pretty randomly gnarly things here or there.

I think SP back lipped a 6 rail for his ender in Purple. And that back tail shuv in that line...YIKES. Really bad. It wouldnt matter if he was am but the fact that SP actually has his name on a board is embarrassing.

id say the fact that he has his own shoe on converse is even more embarassing

the shoe alone is embarrassing. I think its safe to say TK held the top spot for a solid decade but has since been dethroned by Sean Pablo.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: streetsoup on August 24, 2018, 03:18:43 PM
Remember that spot in Skate1 where you played all of the different pros in SKATE down that cobblestone stairset
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Far from relevant on August 24, 2018, 03:19:39 PM
TK, though an eye sore on a skateboard has fakie lipslid 13 rails and had some pretty randomly gnarly things here or there.

I think SP back lipped a 6 rail for his ender in Purple. And that back tail shuv in that line...YIKES. Really bad. It wouldnt matter if he was am but the fact that SP actually has his name on a board is embarrassing.

id say the fact that he has his own shoe on converse is even more embarassing

the shoe alone is embarrassing. I think its safe to say TK held the top spot for a solid decade but has since been dethroned by Sean Pablo.

its embarrassing to say the least but the sad part is there are kids out there that are going to buy them and totally back him....
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: gaseous clay on August 24, 2018, 03:21:17 PM
Even in the case of Aaron Kyro vs. TK - TK used to be good, whereas Kyro was never good.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Sect Eye Monster on August 24, 2018, 03:27:50 PM
Nestor Judkins
Leo Valls
Leo Valls
Leo Valls
Leo Valls

https://youtu.be/R3fm003Ntw0
really?!
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: lampshade on August 24, 2018, 03:31:42 PM
Was Shane Heyl ever officially pro or was he just getting bro boards from baker?

He had a board, but if you havent noticed baker turns everyone pro so it doesnt count.

I think Baker makes board with their friends names on them that are fun to hang out with, like Beagle and Shayne. 
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Parker on August 24, 2018, 03:32:35 PM
sean pablo
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Big Baby Jesus on August 24, 2018, 03:38:27 PM
TK hands down. Lol I bet Chris Roberts is afraid to open this thread though.

The Chris Roberts made me lol. I don't know if its the lack of coverage but he didn't turn and stay pro for chocolate for no reason. Even if we don't see it I'd assume mike and Rick think he still deserves a board.

I'm hedging my bet on tk though.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: nooky on August 24, 2018, 03:44:13 PM
its definitely lizzie armanto :(

when she was on that stupid etn poker show she didn't even come close to landing a wallie and barely made a slappy after three tries. she can totally do inverts though, if thats enough to have your name on a board.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Sect Eye Monster on August 24, 2018, 03:46:39 PM
https://youtu.be/SC_MFSyKonc
TK shared a part with HK in baker2G. get out of jail free card for life.

Sean Pablo is the worst.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: camel filters on August 24, 2018, 03:48:16 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BXhOIqblcTC/?taken-by=terrykennedy
SP doesnt go this fast or this big. he would never dare. or skate fakie or switch.

Not a fan of TK but bigger non fan of SP
I could see swan pablo easily kickflipping that gap and maaaybe fakie lip a handrail but....its just a theory so you win this round!

EDIT: on second thought... fuck that! The question was talent not gnar. Swan's got boardslide to feebles and impossible nose manuals. That takes more talent than hucking. Also, Swan's def got more tricks.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Sect Eye Monster on August 24, 2018, 04:03:49 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BXhOIqblcTC/?taken-by=terrykennedy
SP doesnt go this fast or this big. he would never dare. or skate fakie or switch.

Not a fan of TK but bigger non fan of SP
I could see swan pablo easily kickflipping that gap and maaaybe fakie lip a handrail but....its just a theory so you win this round!

EDIT: on second thought... fuck that! The question was talent not gnar. Swan's got boardslide to feebles and impossible nose manuals. That takes more talent than hucking. Also, Swan's def got more tricks.

The first time you ever saw TK was in a shared part with HK. you automatically get a pass for life on anything.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: sweatin on August 24, 2018, 04:06:13 PM
Sean Pablo is so hit and miss for me. His switch stale in King Puppy was so impressive in my eyes, it's the only trick i remember from the video. His purple part was so weak though. I think he has merit but doesn't necessarily deserve a pro board.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Sect Eye Monster on August 24, 2018, 04:26:31 PM
i cant believe im here trying to convince people that TK isnt the worst...

thats how bad Sean Pablo sucks
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: my english is bad on August 24, 2018, 05:13:57 PM
TK is this video got some gnarly shit like the fakie lip to fakie on a rail
Swan Pablo is the worst, i rather watch sinner skate than SP

https://youtu.be/iBkYHQvvDB4
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Marv on August 24, 2018, 05:18:45 PM
Chris Branagh.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Pigeon on August 24, 2018, 05:27:43 PM
Daryl
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Backheels on August 24, 2018, 05:42:29 PM
Nestor actually rips, TK is worse than any kid that's flow by 3 or more big companies. The worst pro on earth is kevin Rodriguez hes the wackest dude out. And kevin lowry sucks, a shame hes taking a spot on adidas and habitat.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Backheels on August 24, 2018, 05:47:38 PM
Also Daryl is almost always forgettable, but his nike sb chronicles vol 2 is amazing. I've watched that jawn like 10 times
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Parker on August 24, 2018, 06:24:14 PM
sean pablo and sean powers are equally the worst "pro" skaters
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Lenny the Fatface on August 24, 2018, 06:37:56 PM
The Magenta dudes minus Lannon and Gore are pretty soft

SP got bad style but damnit if he dont move product...which is the point of being pro

Tk been weak for a cold decade now

Shane Heyl had two tricks...now if you were to only have two tricks noseslide and back crooks would be my choice too, but thats not pro level at all.

Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: HotnSpicyMcChicken on August 24, 2018, 06:50:54 PM
Nestor Judkins
Leo Valls
Leo Valls
Leo Valls
Leo Valls

https://youtu.be/R3fm003Ntw0
really?!

his 360 flips are so fucking good
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Nth syd bear on August 24, 2018, 07:15:21 PM
Chris Branagh.
haha I love that lil guy.. his love child part was amazing 😉
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Issy on August 24, 2018, 07:46:45 PM
Reynolds. He's a small bag of tricks, and skate the same ol spots over and over again since after The End.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Ghost Face Nigga on August 24, 2018, 08:13:56 PM
The Gonz
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Fifty8mm on August 24, 2018, 08:30:17 PM
Nestor Judkins
Leo Valls
Leo Valls
Leo Valls
Leo Valls

Pretty much anyone on magenta, besides ben gore, jimmy lannon vivien feil and soy

I love Magenta but this is too true.

I'm still surprised they did a guest board with Carlos Young. Seems like a cool dude who can at least navigate SF hills, but idk if he can do much else (unless I'm missing something).
Carlos Young was more of a legacy thing. Look at him rip in Supernaut days

https://youtu.be/oPh3O-qAbh0
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Fongstarr. on August 24, 2018, 08:36:32 PM
I fucking love HUF....but I always felt he only had a handful of tricks.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: sid vicious on August 24, 2018, 09:15:15 PM
Can't believe this thread didn't start with Clark Hassler or Cooper Wilt
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Far from relevant on August 24, 2018, 09:15:48 PM
Sean Pablo does not get to be on the same company as Gino and AVE in any dimension of reality.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Monkey_Mcpott on August 24, 2018, 09:38:56 PM
I mean this was TK's old firing line from 2005 when he was pro. So.....

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Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: L33Tg33k on August 24, 2018, 09:39:33 PM
I think I've read at least two people defend Sean Pablo in this thread. That is two too many.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Far from relevant on August 24, 2018, 09:47:42 PM
I think I've read at least two people defend Sean Pablo in this thread. That is two too many.

I agree, it seriously bums me out when I have to explain to one of my friends why I think he sucks.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: ManMelt on August 24, 2018, 09:55:27 PM
I know someone is gonna say Nyjah or someone who is actually really good, but I want your opinion. Which pro has the least amount of actual ability on a skateboard and why.


I'll start it off: Sean Pablo.
I think Sean has his place in pro skateboarding. He's a big influence on people and he is actually a good skateboarder.
He does good tricks with good style.
I think a skateboarder who doesn't have "talent" is a skateboarder with no creativity.
There's fucking plenty of those

The people saying Sean Pablo, which is pretty much everyone, have obviously never seen him skate in person. The dude is seriously good, has a big bag of tricks, and pops everything he does hella high. I’ve watched him play games of skate at Tompkins, and was honestly surprised at how good he is. He simply chooses to film the same tricks over and over, but he’s capable of so much more. Tricks I’d never expected him to do, like switch inward heelflips, switch bigflips, Rickflips, and really proper hardflips, he did well and with style. He can do almost every flat ground trick, but for some reason, never gets them on film. He’s really consistent too. One day I watched him switch flip a trash can, over and over again, with a totally proper flick/catch. He gets a bad rep, but it’s undeserved. Granted, the River Phoenix ripoff gets a tad old and he probably shouldn’t ever do an impossible again, but if we’re strictly talking about skill, he’s nowhere near the bottom.

I know I’ll get kooked for saying this, but Sean Pablo is way better than Aiden Mackey, skill wise. I know the kids love him,  and he can do no wrong in their eyes, but I’ve just never been that impressed by his skating. He’s good at fakie manuals, I’ll give him that, but his bag of tricks is pretty small. Don’t get me wrong, I like the dude, but skill wise, he’s the worst pro on 917. Vincent and Hugo are both INSANE, but Aiden is more popular. Sage is kind of a one trick pony with a small bag of tricks, but nobody is hating on him.

So smash that kook button if you must. I know I’m alone with my opinions. That’s what makes skating so dope though, right? We can disagree, but unless you’re Nyjah, we’re all in this together.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Pappy Jones on August 24, 2018, 10:02:36 PM
Nestor Judkins
Leo Valls
Leo Valls
Leo Valls
Leo Valls

Pretty much anyone on magenta, besides ben gore, jimmy lannon and soy

I love Magenta but this is too true.

I'm still surprised they did a guest board with Carlos Young. Seems like a cool dude who can at least navigate SF hills, but idk if he can do much else (unless I'm missing something).
What you're missing is Carlos is in his mid-forties and still street skating for the love. He's an OG Bay Area skater and has done his fair share of gnarly skating. (Big flip the long flat gap at SF library). Plus he has great style and is a solid person.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: cheetahsheets on August 24, 2018, 10:16:36 PM
With regards to Sean Pablo. He is the most underrated skater of this generation, and does not get his fucking due. Kid rips so properly, but he does do some week shit along with his gnarly stuff. What I feel anyone who wants to talk shit on his skating, go watch his purple part with absolutely no sound, look at the tricks he’s doing and think about how fucking gnarly some of that shit he did was, and he honestly pulled it off with decent style. The problem with him is he puts like a banger out, and then it’s like a few weaker clips in between. I’m sure he will just have stronger clip strength coming thru in the future. Kids what like 21?
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: StabMasterArson on August 24, 2018, 10:20:06 PM
With regards to Sean Pablo. He is the most underrated skater of this generation, and does not get his fucking due.

Someone want this garb for a sig?
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: ManMelt on August 24, 2018, 10:39:21 PM
With regards to Sean Pablo. He is the most underrated skater of this generation, and does not get his fucking due.

Someone want this garb for a sig?

I get that it’s cool to hate on Swan, and he certainly doesn’t do himself any favors earning respect. But I honestly don’t know where the idea that he’s bad at skating comes from. Forget the outfits or his “image”, the dude rips. Watch him skate in person, then tell me he can’t shred. I’m not saying he’s the best, or anywhere close to the best, but he’s nowhere near the bottom. Him and TK are light years apart.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Francis Xavier on August 24, 2018, 10:42:47 PM
I have a huge bag of tricks too,but only like to film slappy 5-0s.

This is basically four pages of TK vs Swan. Tie.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Allen. on August 24, 2018, 11:41:27 PM
Can't believe this thread didn't start with Clark Hassler or Cooper Wilt

What
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Pappy Jones on August 24, 2018, 11:41:35 PM
One finding from this thread can be that a large amount of people on SLAP think that doing simple tricks or not skating big rails means someone's not talented. i.e. the idiot who said Nestor Judkins is the "worst pro". ???
Been lurking here for awhile way before I even started posting and this place sure ain't what it used to to be.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: ComTruise on August 24, 2018, 11:50:03 PM
Chris Roberts may have had one of the weakest TWS parts in their video history. Granted, I’m not too familiar with the last couple that came out but still, I’ll never forget the line, nollie pop shuvit up the curb then 5-0 front shuv on a tiny up ledge.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Larry on August 25, 2018, 01:27:20 AM
I know someone is gonna say Nyjah or someone who is actually really good, but I want your opinion. Which pro has the least amount of actual ability on a skateboard and why.


I'll start it off: Sean Pablo.
I think Sean has his place in pro skateboarding. He's a big influence on people and he is actually a good skateboarder.
He does good tricks with good style.
I think a skateboarder who doesn't have "talent" is a skateboarder with no creativity.
There's fucking plenty of those

The people saying Sean Pablo, which is pretty much everyone, have obviously never seen him skate in person. The dude is seriously good, has a big bag of tricks, and pops everything he does hella high. I’ve watched him play games of skate at Tompkins, and was honestly surprised at how good he is. He simply chooses to film the same tricks over and over, but he’s capable of so much more. Tricks I’d never expected him to do, like switch inward heelflips, switch bigflips, Rickflips, and really proper hardflips, he did well and with style. He can do almost every flat ground trick, but for some reason, never gets them on film. He’s really consistent too. One day I watched him switch flip a trash can, over and over again, with a totally proper flick/catch. He gets a bad rep, but it’s undeserved. Granted, the River Phoenix ripoff gets a tad old and he probably shouldn’t ever do an impossible again, but if we’re strictly talking about skill, he’s nowhere near the bottom.

I know I’ll get kooked for saying this, but Sean Pablo is way better than Aiden Mackey, skill wise. I know the kids love him,  and he can do no wrong in their eyes, but I’ve just never been that impressed by his skating. He’s good at fakie manuals, I’ll give him that, but his bag of tricks is pretty small. Don’t get me wrong, I like the dude, but skill wise, he’s the worst pro on 917. Vincent and Hugo are both INSANE, but Aiden is more popular. Sage is kind of a one trick pony with a small bag of tricks, but nobody is hating on him.

So smash that kook button if you must. I know I’m alone with my opinions. That’s what makes skating so dope though, right? We can disagree, but unless you’re Nyjah, we’re all in this together.

Aidan started the 917 video with a lenghty three song part (okay filled up with some drunken footage) but still that part is longer than SP's fucking career.

Pablo's part in purple starts with some attempts on a boardslide and Strobeck had allready put out that footage on instagram months ago. And SP never landed the trick, I don't care if he made it and they put the footage out on the supreme full lenght, they're just fucking milking it out
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Pavs323 on August 25, 2018, 02:09:52 AM
If TK’s name didn’t possibly sell boards he’d of gotten that cut at Baker 5 years ago along with the rest of those dudes that still deserve to have their name on a board over him. With the exception of Shane maybe.
For whatever reason I feel like they’re about to do that again and cut a few people. Their team is getting kind of crowded, and there are some guys on there that I just can’t imagine get them that many board sales.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: S. on August 25, 2018, 02:53:38 AM
Chet Childress has always been all Image and three tricks.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Owen on August 25, 2018, 04:25:01 AM
TK is this video got some gnarly shit like the fakie lip to fakie on a rail
Swan Pablo is the worst, i rather watch sinner skate than SP

https://youtu.be/iBkYHQvvDB4

I hadn't seen this before but there is some surprisingly decent tricks in it for TK
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: heckler on August 25, 2018, 05:22:52 AM
Since people keep berating Sean Pablo for "skating a six stair" for his ender, I assure you that rail is fucking tall and mellow as shit, not to mention stubby. Basically an over-waist-high flatbar set down some stairs. The fact that he back lipped that, and slid as much as he did, is impressive.

Hating on Sean Pablo has grown more annoying than Sean Pablo, himself. Is he the best? Of course not. Is he the worst? Also no.

Eye Sect Monster or whatever your name is, since you seem to have such a hard-on for anything that falls into "generic so-cal rail skating," care to comment on TK's trick down a seven-stair skatepark hubba in his Baker 3 part?

Also, how the fuck has no one said Neen Williams yet? Or did I miss that?
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: MexicanSpaniard on August 25, 2018, 06:39:24 AM
I hate when sean pablois friends come on here to defend him
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Backheels on August 25, 2018, 07:26:11 AM
Since people keep berating Sean Pablo for "skating a six stair" for his ender, I assure you that rail is fucking tall and mellow as shit, not to mention stubby. Basically an over-waist-high flatbar set down some stairs. The fact that he back lipped that, and slid as much as he did, is impressive.

Hating on Sean Pablo has grown more annoying than Sean Pablo, himself. Is he the best? Of course not. Is he the worst? Also no.

Eye Sect Monster or whatever your name is, since you seem to have such a hard-on for anything that falls into "generic so-cal rail skating," care to comment on TK's trick down a seven-stair skatepark hubba in his Baker 3 part?

Also, how the fuck has no one said Neen Williams yet? Or did I miss that?


Lol neen varial heel flipped over a 16 stair handrail you fucking imbecile
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Dr Waffles on August 25, 2018, 07:27:30 AM
How has Theotis not been brought up?
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: I sniff Jim Gagne's butthole all the time on August 25, 2018, 07:32:55 AM
back in my day, barker barrett looked like shit on 'skate and destroy'.
more recently TK and SP the ghost. i like shawn powers but i think it's cause his skating is mostly relatable [sometimes he'll do something over a trash can to remind us he's good if he wants].
jeremy klein used to irk me too, never skated switch, came out of bs noseblunts like lipslides. used his hands on street.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: heckler on August 25, 2018, 07:39:38 AM
Since people keep berating Sean Pablo for "skating a six stair" for his ender, I assure you that rail is fucking tall and mellow as shit, not to mention stubby. Basically an over-waist-high flatbar set down some stairs. The fact that he back lipped that, and slid as much as he did, is impressive.

Hating on Sean Pablo has grown more annoying than Sean Pablo, himself. Is he the best? Of course not. Is he the worst? Also no.

Eye Sect Monster or whatever your name is, since you seem to have such a hard-on for anything that falls into "generic so-cal rail skating," care to comment on TK's trick down a seven-stair skatepark hubba in his Baker 3 part?

Also, how the fuck has no one said Neen Williams yet? Or did I miss that?


Lol neen varial heel flipped over a 16 stair handrail you fucking imbecile
What, the two foot tall rail straight to flat that any sixteen-year-old flow kid could do at the time? Reeeally impressive. That, his bag of roughly ten tricks, and his proclivity to film single tricks on knee high ledges puts him in the running, for sure.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: SneakySecrets on August 25, 2018, 07:45:24 AM
Jordan Sanchez
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: heckler on August 25, 2018, 07:50:26 AM
Jordan Sanchez
The dude kickflip frontside wallriding dumpsters and boardsliding chains?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zb_B09MLtMc

Can someone just change the thread title to "pros who don't skate handrails?"
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Big Skatefase on August 25, 2018, 07:52:53 AM
undisputed but instead of shannon sharpe and skip bayless, it's slap posters arguing how good / bad skaters are.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: suprisebuttsex on August 25, 2018, 08:20:29 AM
its definitely lizzie armanto :(

when she was on that stupid etn poker show she didn't even come close to landing a wallie and barely made a slappy after three tries. she can totally do inverts though, if thats enough to have your name on a board.
Dude she is a girl
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Backheels on August 25, 2018, 08:35:40 AM
How has Theotis not been brought up?

Because theotis rips...
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: SHIREFLIP on August 25, 2018, 09:16:20 AM
Also, how the fuck has no one said Neen Williams yet? Or did I miss that?

I just watched his Deathwish Video part, and I gotta say I disagree with this call (though I acknowledge that these things are subjective).
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: SneakySecrets on August 25, 2018, 09:18:18 AM
Jordan Sanchez
The dude kickflip frontside wallriding dumpsters and boardsliding chains?

Yes, you’ve identified the correct person.

Also, I’ve never seen a Jim Gagne trick that wasn’t gross looking.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: dirtyweemidden on August 25, 2018, 09:24:37 AM
Reynolds. He's a small bag of tricks, and skate the same ol spots over and over again since after The End.

are you fucking kidding?! Reynolds has every trick in the book. go watch any of his parts and actually WATCH. dude is easily top 3 GOAT.

I honestly barely know who SP is. TK gets my vote, i watched him battle a crook down a skatepark rail for at least 20 minutes during a supra demo. some local 12 year old snaked him and did it first try. it was beautiful
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Far from relevant on August 25, 2018, 09:27:25 AM
I think theres alot of confusion about the difference between style and talent/ability. Lets take Jaws for example, wretched style but I feel what he does takes alot more physical effort and skill then what say Sean Pablo does.

Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: SneakySecrets on August 25, 2018, 09:29:39 AM
Was that dude Jub that rode for Black Label pro?  It’s funny how I think about that video Label Kills and how it has both some of my favorite and least favorite skating all jammed together. 
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: I sniff Jim Gagne's butthole all the time on August 25, 2018, 09:30:50 AM
Jordan Sanchez
The dude kickflip frontside wallriding dumpsters and boardsliding chains?

Yes, you’ve identified the correct person.

Also, I’ve never seen a Jim Gagne trick that wasn’t gross looking.
take it back!
that man's an institution.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: SneakySecrets on August 25, 2018, 09:37:09 AM
Jordan Sanchez
The dude kickflip frontside wallriding dumpsters and boardsliding chains?

Yes, you’ve identified the correct person.

Also, I’ve never seen a Jim Gagne trick that wasn’t gross looking.
take it back!
that man's an institution.

I’m just callin ‘em as I see ‘em.  I’m sure you’d think some of my favorites are trash.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: MASTiF on August 25, 2018, 04:17:54 PM
Sean Pablo always gave me a Anthony Pappalardo kind of vibe, even down to the B-grade pro comments
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: ckswank on August 25, 2018, 04:22:00 PM
Aidan Mackey even though I liked his 917 part
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: PeggyHillsShittySpanish on August 25, 2018, 07:12:18 PM
Sean Pablo always gave me a Anthony Pappalardo kind of vibe, even down to the B-grade pro comments

Shut your whore mouth.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: se7en3two on August 25, 2018, 07:19:38 PM
Even in his prime- Stevie Williams was a pro flat ground skater, with some ledge shit sprinkled in between.

Amazing style, but easily one of the least versatile street pro’s.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: homegrown83 on August 25, 2018, 07:37:56 PM
Even in his prime- Stevie Williams was a pro flat ground skater, with some ledge shit sprinkled in between.

Amazing style, but easily one of the least versatile street pro’s.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tC5AFtRq5qI

Idk, the guy also skated manual pads, picnic tables, benches, stairs, etc. Don't know too many guys that could do that ender. SMH
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: sufodiv on August 25, 2018, 07:42:51 PM
Gerwer
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: MASTiF on August 25, 2018, 08:24:04 PM
Sean Pablo always gave me a Anthony Pappalardo kind of vibe, even down to the B-grade pro comments

Shut your whore mouth.
(https://media.giphy.com/media/3Kga5Q7oLMGFW/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: tom on August 25, 2018, 11:05:55 PM
Jordan Sanchez
The dude kickflip frontside wallriding dumpsters and boardsliding chains?

Yes, you’ve identified the correct person.

Also, I’ve never seen a Jim Gagne trick that wasn’t gross looking.
take it back!
that man's an institution.
He may have been able to do some gnarly transition tricks and oddly technical tricks, but it's undeniable that he looked god awful skating outside of a skatepark
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: verylowimpact on August 25, 2018, 11:30:55 PM
Jordan Sanchez
The dude kickflip frontside wallriding dumpsters and boardsliding chains?

Yes, you’ve identified the correct person.

Also, I’ve never seen a Jim Gagne trick that wasn’t gross looking.
take it back!
that man's an institution.
He may have been able to do some gnarly transition tricks and oddly technical tricks, but it's undeniable that he looked god awful skating outside of a skatepark

I grew up around his area and before Gagne got on the Label, in his younger years, he definitely had a good style. Being hesh and aggro definitely did not help him. Gagne was sick back in the days.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Adam Abbas on August 25, 2018, 11:34:40 PM
I mean this was TK's old firing line from 2005 when he was pro. So.....

(https://i.imgur.com/FHqhwes.gif)

There's no way that that's it. Is that it?

Well at least he did some difficult fakie tricks down rails.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Issy on August 26, 2018, 12:20:00 AM
Reynolds. He's a small bag of tricks, and skate the same ol spots over and over again since after The End.

are you fucking kidding?! Reynolds has every trick in the book. go watch any of his parts and actually WATCH. dude is easily top 3 GOAT.



Sorry but imo, if Reynolds had produced so many distinguished tricks, please name a part where he ended it with a trick other than a basic trick down some stairs.

He can do other stuff, but if it isn't a frontside flip, backside flip, kickflip, or some kind of cab, it is filler that is put in more to show off his "variety" than actually to show something growth in skateboarding. Take away that, and he wouldn't have made it. With his formula, he's considered a legend.

Here are his enders:
The End: Frontside flip 14
Baker 2G: Frontside flip 15
This is Skateboarding: Frontside flip 16
Baker 3: Cab the same set he already frontside flipped at the end of 2G
Stay Gold: Kickflip

How come with every video part, he comes out with an ender that is the same? You'd think he would have some "variety", right? He doesn't, because although he can do a lot of tricks, he's only great at a few. Everybody on the list above can do a lot of tricks, but you see them go back to certain ones over and over again, just like Reynolds.

Reynolds has a nice flick and has great control over huge gaps, but trick selection isn't one of his best attributes. He just tends to use a specific group of tricks. Honestly, Moz was right recently when he had said,

"Most of them were limited in their skills. They would only do like 3 tricks and jump down stuff all the time. Most of it was fisheye too so all of the stuff they were jumping down wasn’t as big or long as it looked. You have to remember that the action heroes are less than 2%, and the rest are posers. Most people only have like 4 tricks and they call themselves professional skateboarders."

I love Reynolds. I think he's great at what he does, and I am a fan. However the question is, what has he brought into skating? His "progression" is purely mathematical. It is particularly bad because people like Koston, Guy, MJ, Daewon, and Marisa has brought some insane stuff to the table.

Koston and MJ genuinely can do anything. Every NBD they do becomes the new hot trick, has Reynolds ever even done a trick that hasn't been done yet? That puts them in their own league. Influential even.

I understand where you are coming from. I just respectfully disagree.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Owen on August 26, 2018, 12:25:18 AM
Reynolds. He's a small bag of tricks, and skate the same ol spots over and over again since after The End.

are you fucking kidding?! Reynolds has every trick in the book. go watch any of his parts and actually WATCH. dude is easily top 3 GOAT.



Sorry but imo, if Reynolds had produced so many distinguished tricks, please name a part where he ended it with a trick other than a basic trick down some stairs.

He can do other stuff, but if it isn't a frontside flip, backside flip, kickflip, or some kind of cab, it is filler that is put in more to show off his "variety" than actually to show something growth in skateboarding. Take away that, and he wouldn't have made it. With his formula, he's considered a legend.

Here are his enders:
The End: Frontside flip 14
Baker 2G: Frontside flip 15
This is Skateboarding: Frontside flip 16
Baker 3: Cab the same set he already frontside flipped at the end of 2G
Stay Gold: Kickflip

How come with every video part, he comes out with an ender that is the same? You'd think he would have some "variety", right? He doesn't, because although he can do a lot of tricks, he's only great at a few. Everybody on the list above can do a lot of tricks, but you see them go back to certain ones over and over again, just like Reynolds.

Reynolds has a nice flick and has great control over huge gaps, but trick selection isn't one of his best attributes. He just tends to use a specific group of tricks. Honestly, Moz was right recently when he had said,

"Most of them were limited in their skills. They would only do like 3 tricks and jump down stuff all the time. Most of it was fisheye too so all of the stuff they were jumping down wasn’t as big or long as it looked. You have to remember that the action heroes are less than 2%, and the rest are posers. Most people only have like 4 tricks and they call themselves professional skateboarders."

I love Reynolds. I think he's great at what he does, and I am a fan. However the question is, what has he brought into skating? His "progression" is purely mathematical. It is particularly bad because people like Koston, Guy, MJ, Daewon, and Marisa has brought some insane stuff to the table.

Koston and MJ genuinely can do anything. Every NBD they do becomes the new hot trick, has Reynolds ever even done a trick that hasn't been done yet? That puts them in their own league. Influential even.

I understand where you are coming from. I just respectfully disagree.

Are you actually serious?

Also, Baker 2g ender was kickflip noseslide UCI hubba.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: GOKU on August 26, 2018, 12:29:52 AM
Clark Hassler is really untalented these days, if his clips in Oververt were seriously all he could pull together
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: DannyDee on August 26, 2018, 12:59:26 AM
Sean Pablo always gave me a Anthony Pappalardo kind of vibe, even down to the B-grade pro comments
This might be the worst comment I've seen on this site, worse than people purposely trolling. Rewatch Mosiac.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Issy on August 26, 2018, 01:08:10 AM

Are you actually serious?

Also, Baker 2g ender was kickflip noseslide UCI hubba.

Yes, I am serious. Again, Reynolds is great, and I am a fan of his. It's just he doesn't have that much variety in tricks. I critique my favorites all the time when they do something underwhelming, I am not a blind fanboy. He also did do a kickflip backside noseslide down a UCI hubba in the End, which was better.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Krooked antihero on August 26, 2018, 01:24:21 AM
Gerwer
Nope.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Burt Ward on August 26, 2018, 01:37:06 AM
Even in his prime- Stevie Williams was a pro flat ground skater, with some ledge shit sprinkled in between.

Amazing style, but easily one of the least versatile street pro’s.

(https://i.imgur.com/1dC6DkX.jpg)
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Riverside on August 26, 2018, 01:55:56 AM
i'm naming castillo, brophy and pfanner
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: brettpancake on August 26, 2018, 05:04:30 AM
Brophy.

Love the guy but how many picnic tables can you front blunt before it gets old?
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: jorge on August 26, 2018, 05:29:04 AM
i'm naming castillo, brophy and pfanner
You need to see Pfanner skate in person he does not belong here
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: jomeara1 on August 26, 2018, 06:55:50 AM
Reynolds. He's a small bag of tricks, and skate the same ol spots over and over again since after The End.

are you fucking kidding?! Reynolds has every trick in the book. go watch any of his parts and actually WATCH. dude is easily top 3 GOAT.



Sorry but imo, if Reynolds had produced so many distinguished tricks, please name a part where he ended it with a trick other than a basic trick down some stairs.

He can do other stuff, but if it isn't a frontside flip, backside flip, kickflip, or some kind of cab, it is filler that is put in more to show off his "variety" than actually to show something growth in skateboarding. Take away that, and he wouldn't have made it. With his formula, he's considered a legend.

Here are his enders:
The End: Frontside flip 14
Baker 2G: Frontside flip 15
This is Skateboarding: Frontside flip 16
Baker 3: Cab the same set he already frontside flipped at the end of 2G
Stay Gold: Kickflip

How come with every video part, he comes out with an ender that is the same? You'd think he would have some "variety", right? He doesn't, because although he can do a lot of tricks, he's only great at a few. Everybody on the list above can do a lot of tricks, but you see them go back to certain ones over and over again, just like Reynolds.

Reynolds has a nice flick and has great control over huge gaps, but trick selection isn't one of his best attributes. He just tends to use a specific group of tricks. Honestly, Moz was right recently when he had said,

"Most of them were limited in their skills. They would only do like 3 tricks and jump down stuff all the time. Most of it was fisheye too so all of the stuff they were jumping down wasn’t as big or long as it looked. You have to remember that the action heroes are less than 2%, and the rest are posers. Most people only have like 4 tricks and they call themselves professional skateboarders."

I love Reynolds. I think he's great at what he does, and I am a fan. However the question is, what has he brought into skating? His "progression" is purely mathematical. It is particularly bad because people like Koston, Guy, MJ, Daewon, and Marisa has brought some insane stuff to the table.

Koston and MJ genuinely can do anything. Every NBD they do becomes the new hot trick, has Reynolds ever even done a trick that hasn't been done yet? That puts them in their own league. Influential even.

I understand where you are coming from. I just respectfully disagree.

Reynolds did like every trick you could name in Baker 3.  He has also proven to everyone as of recently that he can skate low impact shit very well too. Even his battle commander had a lot of different variety in it.  Also, some of these basic tricks you’re referring to is down some of the gnarliest shit. Kickflip down Davis gap and full cab down Wilshire is nothing short of impressive.

Also your statement about his “filler tricks” makes no sense really.  How else is he going to show everyone that he can do other things other than the usual tricks he does?  His skating has aged like fine wine and he is better now than ever.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: yapple dapple on August 26, 2018, 07:37:29 AM
I remember skating Webb park and thinking why is Brandon Carabajal pro?
But the answer to this lame question is either Danny Minnick or Doug Saenz.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: HangtenNoseblunt on August 26, 2018, 07:39:12 AM
probably a female
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: TwisT on August 26, 2018, 07:53:52 AM
Don’t forget that Richard Jefferson had a board on I&I skateboards with Nyah
https://youtu.be/K2XpGoHIMIs

I’d still rather watch TK do fakie (insert trick name) then a lot of other skaters.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Issy on August 26, 2018, 07:59:08 AM

Reynolds did like every trick you could name in Baker 3.  He has also proven to everyone as of recently that he can skate low impact shit very well too. Even his battle commander had a lot of different variety in it.  Also, some of these basic tricks you’re referring to is down some of the gnarliest shit. Kickflip down Davis gap and full cab down Wilshire is nothing short of impressive.

Also your statement about his “filler tricks” makes no sense really.  How else is he going to show everyone that he can do other things other than the usual tricks he does?  His skating has aged like fine wine and he is better now than ever.



Reynolds did like every trick you could name in Baker 3.

Honestly, when comparing to MJ's Yeah Right and Fully Flared, and Daewon's Round 3, and Skate More parts, his Baker 3 part is not on par with NBD tricks, and progression. His This Is Skateboarding Part 1 and 2 parts are better.

He has also proven to everyone as of recently that he can skate low impact shit very well too. Even his battle commander had a lot of different variety in it.

This I can agree with you on. His Battle Commander is absolutely great.

Also, some of these basic tricks you’re referring to is down some of the gnarliest shit. Kickflip down Davis gap and full cab down Wilshire is nothing short of impressive.

Yes, I agree about Davis gap because it's not same old stuff. However, I got sick of Wilshire after nearly everyone kept going to it. It got too monotonous at times.

Your statement about his “filler tricks” makes no sense really.

Anyone who skate the same old spots over and over again is filler to me. That's why i love his TIS 2 part, there's was some variety. It wasn't meaningless, it was significant, it had emotion.

Once again, I love Reynolds. He's just has weaknesses.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: jomeara1 on August 26, 2018, 08:51:48 AM

Reynolds did like every trick you could name in Baker 3.  He has also proven to everyone as of recently that he can skate low impact shit very well too. Even his battle commander had a lot of different variety in it.  Also, some of these basic tricks you’re referring to is down some of the gnarliest shit. Kickflip down Davis gap and full cab down Wilshire is nothing short of impressive.

Also your statement about his “filler tricks” makes no sense really.  How else is he going to show everyone that he can do other things other than the usual tricks he does?  His skating has aged like fine wine and he is better now than ever.



Reynolds did like every trick you could name in Baker 3.

Honestly, when comparing to MJ's Yeah Right and Fully Flared, and Daewon's Round 3, and Skate More parts, his Baker 3 part is not on par with NBD tricks, and progression. His This Is Skateboarding Part 1 and 2 parts are better.

He has also proven to everyone as of recently that he can skate low impact shit very well too. Even his battle commander had a lot of different variety in it.

This I can agree with you on. His Battle Commander is absolutely great.

Also, some of these basic tricks you’re referring to is down some of the gnarliest shit. Kickflip down Davis gap and full cab down Wilshire is nothing short of impressive.

Yes, I agree about Davis gap because it's not same old stuff. However, I got sick of Wilshire after nearly everyone kept going to it. It got too monotonous at times.

Your statement about his “filler tricks” makes no sense really.

Anyone who skate the same old spots over and over again is filler to me. That's why i love his TIS 2 part, there's was some variety. It wasn't meaningless, it was significant, it had emotion.

Once again, I love Reynolds. He's just has weaknesses.

Regardless of what each of us think of him, he definitely does not belong in the least talented pro thread. That’s just absurd.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: SHIREFLIP on August 26, 2018, 09:10:12 AM
Once again, I love Reynolds. He's just has weaknesses.

Sir, this thread is "least talented pro skater" thread, not the "realistic acknowledgement of the specific limitations of a pro skater" thread.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: decaf on August 26, 2018, 09:11:54 AM
Speaking of TK, why does he tag his wife in every post? (This may have already been discussed?)
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: HotnSpicyMcChicken on August 26, 2018, 09:51:28 AM
The fact that Reynolds somehow got brought up in this thread is fucking insane.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: se7en3two on August 26, 2018, 12:56:30 PM
Even in his prime- Stevie Williams was a pro flat ground skater, with some ledge shit sprinkled in between.

Amazing style, but easily one of the least versatile street pro’s.

(https://i.imgur.com/1dC6DkX.jpg)

Maybe it’s more like lowest impact street pro... my bad
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: dirtyweemidden on August 26, 2018, 01:05:29 PM
Once again, I love Reynolds. He's just has weaknesses.

Sir, this thread is "least talented pro skater" thread, not the "realistic acknowledgement of the specific limitations of a pro skater" thread.

HAHA! nailed it. fucking silly arguement for this specific thread. although a  "realistic acknowledgement of the specific limitations of a pro skater" thread might be fun. probably not though
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Noble Experiment on August 26, 2018, 01:22:23 PM

Reynolds did like every trick you could name in Baker 3.  He has also proven to everyone as of recently that he can skate low impact shit very well too. Even his battle commander had a lot of different variety in it.  Also, some of these basic tricks you’re referring to is down some of the gnarliest shit. Kickflip down Davis gap and full cab down Wilshire is nothing short of impressive.

Also your statement about his “filler tricks” makes no sense really.  How else is he going to show everyone that he can do other things other than the usual tricks he does?  His skating has aged like fine wine and he is better now than ever.



Reynolds did like every trick you could name in Baker 3.

Honestly, when comparing to MJ's Yeah Right and Fully Flared, and Daewon's Round 3, and Skate More parts, his Baker 3 part is not on par with NBD tricks, and progression. His This Is Skateboarding Part 1 and 2 parts are better.

He has also proven to everyone as of recently that he can skate low impact shit very well too. Even his battle commander had a lot of different variety in it.

This I can agree with you on. His Battle Commander is absolutely great.

Also, some of these basic tricks you’re referring to is down some of the gnarliest shit. Kickflip down Davis gap and full cab down Wilshire is nothing short of impressive.

Yes, I agree about Davis gap because it's not same old stuff. However, I got sick of Wilshire after nearly everyone kept going to it. It got too monotonous at times.

Your statement about his “filler tricks” makes no sense really.

Anyone who skate the same old spots over and over again is filler to me. That's why i love his TIS 2 part, there's was some variety. It wasn't meaningless, it was significant, it had emotion.

Once again, I love Reynolds. He's just has weaknesses.
Why does progression only pertain to doing NBDs for you? Yes, that is a form of progression in skateboarding, but you can progress skating in other ways as well, such as pushing the limits of just how big you can go on gaps and stairs and what tricks can be done down what, and setting new standards and pushing the limits on gap/stair skating overall, which is something Reynolds played an integral role in doing. Him and a few others pretty much defined that whole era of skating. Doing "basic" tricks down huge shit that not too many people had the guts to step to before, despite what you might think, was and is progressive, just in a different way than doing NBDs.

Part of me thinks you weren't skating around that time (late 90s to the later part of the mid 00s) because almost everyone was fucking tripping on Reynolds at the time and the shit he was doing and knew just how heavy the shit he was putting out really was. It's easy to look back a decade later at his older parts and not understand the impact his skating had if you weren't skating at that time, especially with the Joslins of the world now putting out insane gap skating on Instagram everyday that probably desensitized a lot of younger dudes to just how gnarly and progressive Reynolds stuff was when it first came out. I hate to be one of those "you just had to have been around at that time to understand" douches, but you just had to have been around at that time to understand.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Surf-goth on August 26, 2018, 01:28:00 PM
Seriously reynolds? One of the baddest motherfuckers to ever ride a skateboard? Come one! He's skate royalty.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Backheels on August 26, 2018, 02:07:32 PM
The fact that Reynolds somehow got brought up in this thread is fucking insane.


I hope the kook that posted it gets punched in the mouth,hes one of the best of all time.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: DannyDee on August 26, 2018, 02:24:13 PM
Reynolds. He's a small bag of tricks, and skate the same ol spots over and over again since after The End.

are you fucking kidding?! Reynolds has every trick in the book. go watch any of his parts and actually WATCH. dude is easily top 3 GOAT.



Sorry but imo, if Reynolds had produced so many distinguished tricks, please name a part where he ended it with a trick other than a basic trick down some stairs.

He can do other stuff, but if it isn't a frontside flip, backside flip, kickflip, or some kind of cab, it is filler that is put in more to show off his "variety" than actually to show something growth in skateboarding. Take away that, and he wouldn't have made it. With his formula, he's considered a legend.

Here are his enders:
The End: Frontside flip 14
Baker 2G: Frontside flip 15
This is Skateboarding: Frontside flip 16
Baker 3: Cab the same set he already frontside flipped at the end of 2G
Stay Gold: Kickflip

How come with every video part, he comes out with an ender that is the same? You'd think he would have some "variety", right? He doesn't, because although he can do a lot of tricks, he's only great at a few. Everybody on the list above can do a lot of tricks, but you see them go back to certain ones over and over again, just like Reynolds.

Reynolds has a nice flick and has great control over huge gaps, but trick selection isn't one of his best attributes. He just tends to use a specific group of tricks. Honestly, Moz was right recently when he had said,

"Most of them were limited in their skills. They would only do like 3 tricks and jump down stuff all the time. Most of it was fisheye too so all of the stuff they were jumping down wasn’t as big or long as it looked. You have to remember that the action heroes are less than 2%, and the rest are posers. Most people only have like 4 tricks and they call themselves professional skateboarders."

I love Reynolds. I think he's great at what he does, and I am a fan. However the question is, what has he brought into skating? His "progression" is purely mathematical. It is particularly bad because people like Koston, Guy, MJ, Daewon, and Marisa has brought some insane stuff to the table.

Koston and MJ genuinely can do anything. Every NBD they do becomes the new hot trick, has Reynolds ever even done a trick that hasn't been done yet? That puts them in their own league. Influential even.

I understand where you are coming from. I just respectfully disagree.

Reynolds did like every trick you could name in Baker 3.  He has also proven to everyone as of recently that he can skate low impact shit very well too. Even his battle commander had a lot of different variety in it.  Also, some of these basic tricks you’re referring to is down some of the gnarliest shit. Kickflip down Davis gap and full cab down Wilshire is nothing short of impressive.

Also your statement about his “filler tricks” makes no sense really.  How else is he going to show everyone that he can do other things other than the usual tricks he does?  His skating has aged like fine wine and he is better now than ever.
Reynolds has his staple tricks, but he isn't limited. He's not as versatile as someone like Koston, but he went bigger and has amazing style when skating big gaps.

Plus, I don't think what tricks people can't do really justify's who is the least talented. I mean, Ave has a very limited selection of flip tricks in his parts, he still skates in a way that is unreal due to how he charges at stuff, and can approach ledges anyway whether its regular, switch, nollie or fakie with speed.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: crustynosepick on August 26, 2018, 03:06:25 PM
Andrew Allen.The dude literally just skates curbs and banks.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: reptar_bar on August 26, 2018, 03:12:47 PM
Andrew Allen.The dude literally just skates curbs and banks.

go fuck yourself
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: crustynosepick on August 26, 2018, 03:17:37 PM
Since people keep berating Sean Pablo for "skating a six stair" for his ender, I assure you that rail is fucking tall and mellow as shit, not to mention stubby. Basically an over-waist-high flatbar set down some stairs. The fact that he back lipped that, and slid as much as he did, is impressive.

Hating on Sean Pablo has grown more annoying than Sean Pablo, himself. Is he the best? Of course not. Is he the worst? Also no.

Eye Sect Monster or whatever your name is, since you seem to have such a hard-on for anything that falls into "generic so-cal rail skating," care to comment on TK's trick down a seven-stair skatepark hubba in his Baker 3 part?

Also, how the fuck has no one said Neen Williams yet? Or did I miss that?


Lol neen varial heel flipped over a 16 stair handrail you fucking imbecile

Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Censored on August 26, 2018, 03:26:58 PM
Ah the old "Reynolds sucks he only does kickflips and frontside flips, look how many tricks Daewon Song can do he's way better" argument.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: crustynosepick on August 26, 2018, 03:30:50 PM
Andrew Allen.The dude literally just skates curbs and banks.

go fuck yourself

Triggered! I knew you fanboys would come out the woodwork.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Swithflip on August 26, 2018, 03:40:01 PM
Jason Dill.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: crustynosepick on August 26, 2018, 03:42:12 PM
Can we please appriciate Andrew Allens total lack of skill and general weight problems.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Burt Ward on August 26, 2018, 04:06:37 PM
Can we please appriciate Andrew Allens total lack of skill and general weight problems.

Can we all acknowledge how many lazy, boring, obvious trolls there are on this message board these days?
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: crustynosepick on August 26, 2018, 04:15:19 PM
I'm honestly not trolling, please give me reasons for him not being one of the least skilled 'active' pros currently?
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: emchen on August 26, 2018, 04:21:04 PM
i'm naming castillo, brophy and pfanner
You need to see Pfanner skate in person he does not belong here

I think the footage speaks for itself - what POWER. Must be crazy seeing him skate in person.

However, has anyone seen Pfanner skate switch? I don't think I've ever seen him pop nollie or switch in any clip.

Also, I stand corrected - that Carlos Young Supernaut part is amazing
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: MASTiF on August 26, 2018, 04:37:19 PM
Andrew Allen.The dude literally just skates curbs and banks.
jokes on you he skates curbs and banks switch and you probably couldn't tell
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: crustynosepick on August 26, 2018, 05:23:47 PM
Andrew Allen.The dude literally just skates curbs and banks.
jokes on you he skates curbs and banks switch and you probably couldn't tell

You my friend are a lost cause.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: HotnSpicyMcChicken on August 26, 2018, 05:28:02 PM
I take it you kooks trashing AA just started skating within the last year or two.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipTM41ru0GE
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: SneakySecrets on August 26, 2018, 05:36:24 PM
Jordan Sanchez
The dude kickflip frontside wallriding dumpsters and boardsliding chains?

Yes, you’ve identified the correct person.

Also, I’ve never seen a Jim Gagne trick that wasn’t gross looking.
take it back!
that man's an institution.
He may have been able to do some gnarly transition tricks and oddly technical tricks, but it's undeniable that he looked god awful skating outside of a skatepark

You know how dudes like Ishod and Antwuan Dixon make everything they do look easy?  Jim is the exact opposite of that.

I do admire the enormous force of will he appears to summon to get his tricks.  It’s just hard to look at it.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Issy on August 26, 2018, 06:43:32 PM

Why does progression only pertain to doing NBDs for you? Yes, that is a form of progression in skateboarding, but you can progress skating in other ways as well, such as pushing the limits of just how big you can go on gaps and stairs and what tricks can be done down what, and setting new standards and pushing the limits on gap/stair skating overall, which is something Reynolds played an integral role in doing. Him and a few others pretty much defined that whole era of skating. Doing "basic" tricks down huge shit that not too many people had the guts to step to before, despite what you might think, was and is progressive, just in a different way than doing NBDs.

Part of me thinks you weren't skating around that time (late 90s to the later part of the mid 00s) because almost everyone was fucking tripping on Reynolds at the time and the shit he was doing and knew just how heavy the shit he was putting out really was. It's easy to look back a decade later at his older parts and not understand the impact his skating had if you weren't skating at that time, especially with the Joslins of the world now putting out insane gap skating on Instagram everyday that probably desensitized a lot of younger dudes to just how gnarly and progressive Reynolds stuff was when it first came out. I hate to be one of those "you just had to have been around at that time to understand" douches, but you just had to have been around at that time to understand.


You pushing the limits of just how big you can go on gaps and stairs and what tricks can be done down what, and setting new standards and pushing the limits on gap/stair skating overall, which is something Reynolds played an integral role in doing. Him and a few others pretty much defined that whole era of skating. Doing "basic" tricks down huge shit that not too many people had the guts to step to before, despite what you might think, was and is progressive, just in a different way than doing NBDs.

I understand where you are coming from. I just don't like when the "go big or go home" stuff is in nearly all of the videos. It's tiresome. One of my favorite parts that puts a spin on that is from Ragdoll in Blackout. That was a breath of fresh air. He's amazing to watch. He came at skating big stuff with a different approach and a loose style, and was immediately ripped off by everybody. He usually gets a bad rap because of his clothes.

Part of me thinks you weren't skating around that time (late 90s to the later part of the mid 00s) because almost everyone was fucking tripping on Reynolds at the time.

I was around that time, and the other contemporaries like Rowley, Saari, Appleyard, BA and McCrank, were more interesting.

Especially with the Joslins of the world now putting out insane gap skating on Instagram.

I don't use Instagram, and I am not the biggest Joslin fan. Where are you getting that from? I am more than a Mango or Stuckey fan.

Once more, I love it when skating has some emotion, and character. Different strokes for different folks.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: I sniff Jim Gagne's butthole all the time on August 26, 2018, 06:47:57 PM
noble experiment understands nothing of issy, nothing!
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Issy on August 26, 2018, 06:53:40 PM
noble experiment understands nothing of issy, nothing!

Hey, Noble Experiment is one of few respectable SLAP posters from what i can tell.

I said that GBU quote stuff because about 90% percent of rest are vitriol assholes.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: pinkbananastatus on August 26, 2018, 08:11:55 PM
I've realized recently that a lot of y'all are stupid as shit. and this thread is no exception.

I'm a big fan of AA. At least used to be, but I think the formula of Hockey putting out a 1 min Instagram promo every other month for a new graphic does him more harm than good. I think he's always been a "less is more" type of skater, but with how much footage he's been putting out in the last 2 years, its turned into "more is less." I loved that Prevent this Tragedy part when it came out and would love to see him actually save clips for something meaningful again.

Swan Pablo might be the most talented skater of our generation, but if he doesn't put the footage out to demonstrate that, why should those of us who don't live in LA or NYC care about the skating that he's put out? Isn't the point of putting out a video part to gain fans who'd buy your shit? If he doesn't want to go that mainstream route of actually putting out footage he might be proud of then he definitely shouldn't be pro because that method won't sell boards. If he wants to skate like he does just for fun then I have no problem with that, he should just stop taking up an FA paycheck.

Andrew Reynolds is one of the greatest skaters of all time. Just because he isn't pushing the NBD envelope doesn't mean he isn't pushing skateboarding.
That's why i love his TIS 2 part, there's was some variety. It wasn't meaningless, it was significant, it had emotion.
I wasn't aware they made a sequel.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: JPeterman on August 26, 2018, 08:32:26 PM
Why was Reynolds even mentioned in this thread. I'll say TK, Shane Heyl (granted he isn't pro anymore but still) and I'll probably get hate for this but Aidan Mackey.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: cucktard on August 26, 2018, 10:39:00 PM
its definitely lizzie armanto :(

when she was on that stupid etn poker show she didn't even come close to landing a wallie and barely made a slappy after three tries. she can totally do inverts though, if thats enough to have your name on a board.

Well, she just did the loop, and did it better than most of the other pros that stepped to it (including a bunch that got taken out)
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: LOU.502 on August 27, 2018, 12:03:19 AM
I've realized recently that a lot of y'all are stupid as shit. and this thread is no exception.

I'm a big fan of AA. At least used to be, but I think the formula of Hockey putting out a 1 min Instagram promo every other month for a new graphic does him more harm than good. I think he's always been a "less is more" type of skater, but with how much footage he's been putting out in the last 2 years, its turned into "more is less." I loved that Prevent this Tragedy part when it came out and would love to see him actually save clips for something meaningful again.

Swan Pablo might be the most talented skater of our generation, but if he doesn't put the footage out to demonstrate that, why should those of us who don't live in LA or NYC care about the skating that he's put out? Isn't the point of putting out a video part to gain fans who'd buy your shit? If he doesn't want to go that mainstream route of actually putting out footage he might be proud of then he definitely shouldn't be pro because that method won't sell boards. If he wants to skate like he does just for fun then I have no problem with that, he should just stop taking up an FA paycheck.

Andrew Reynolds is one of the greatest skaters of all time. Just because he isn't pushing the NBD envelope doesn't mean he isn't pushing skateboarding.
That's why i love his TIS 2 part, there's was some variety. It wasn't meaningless, it was significant, it had emotion.
I wasn't aware they made a sequel.
It was a bonus feature on the TIS double dvd set. I’m sure it’s on YouTube, it’s truly quite delightful and has one of the weirdly sexiest sw bs heels ever done.

Edit:
http://youtu.be/_ReRUHlD96Y
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: brettpancake on August 27, 2018, 01:02:58 AM
Can we please appriciate Andrew Allens total lack of skill and general weight problems.

No we cannot.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: cosmicgypsies on August 27, 2018, 03:36:06 AM
I'd argue it really depends on the company, Pablo probably got the pro pass with it being more of a homies/friends brand, very tight knit and he came up with all those dudes and it'd be bad on him not being turned pro when all the people he skates with 24/7 got their own boards etc. Is he on the same level as someone pro for say Zero? Not at all but the same could be applied to alot of people on Magenta and other brands but then it starts leading back to equating being pro to having to be jumping up on rails or down big shit for a board/shoes/etc when at the end of the day being pro is getting paid to skate and promoting the companies who back/promote you which Sean Pablo does fairly well; might not like him/his outfits/etc but he (objectively) has a good style, a decent bag of tricks (albeit rinsed on every spot) and a decent following whereas TK just gets roasted for posting mediocre skatepark kid shit and his most memorable footage is him talking shit.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: brucewillis on August 27, 2018, 05:10:56 AM
Reynolds. He's a small bag of tricks, and skate the same ol spots over and over again since after The End.

are you fucking kidding?! Reynolds has every trick in the book. go watch any of his parts and actually WATCH. dude is easily top 3 GOAT.


Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: brucewillis on August 27, 2018, 05:21:04 AM
Andrew Allen.The dude literally just skates curbs and banks.
Watch his old parts. KOOK
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: feedmeseymour on August 27, 2018, 05:27:37 AM

Why does progression only pertain to doing NBDs for you? Yes, that is a form of progression in skateboarding, but you can progress skating in other ways as well, such as pushing the limits of just how big you can go on gaps and stairs and what tricks can be done down what, and setting new standards and pushing the limits on gap/stair skating overall, which is something Reynolds played an integral role in doing. Him and a few others pretty much defined that whole era of skating. Doing "basic" tricks down huge shit that not too many people had the guts to step to before, despite what you might think, was and is progressive, just in a different way than doing NBDs.

Part of me thinks you weren't skating around that time (late 90s to the later part of the mid 00s) because almost everyone was fucking tripping on Reynolds at the time and the shit he was doing and knew just how heavy the shit he was putting out really was. It's easy to look back a decade later at his older parts and not understand the impact his skating had if you weren't skating at that time, especially with the Joslins of the world now putting out insane gap skating on Instagram everyday that probably desensitized a lot of younger dudes to just how gnarly and progressive Reynolds stuff was when it first came out. I hate to be one of those "you just had to have been around at that time to understand" douches, but you just had to have been around at that time to understand.


You pushing the limits of just how big you can go on gaps and stairs and what tricks can be done down what, and setting new standards and pushing the limits on gap/stair skating overall, which is something Reynolds played an integral role in doing. Him and a few others pretty much defined that whole era of skating. Doing "basic" tricks down huge shit that not too many people had the guts to step to before, despite what you might think, was and is progressive, just in a different way than doing NBDs.

I understand where you are coming from. I just don't like when the "go big or go home" stuff is in nearly all of the videos. It's tiresome. One of my favorite parts that puts a spin on that is from Ragdoll in Blackout. That was a breath of fresh air. He's amazing to watch. He came at skating big stuff with a different approach and a loose style, and was immediately ripped off by everybody. He usually gets a bad rap because of his clothes.

Part of me thinks you weren't skating around that time (late 90s to the later part of the mid 00s) because almost everyone was fucking tripping on Reynolds at the time.

I was around that time, and the other contemporaries like Rowley, Saari, Appleyard, BA and McCrank, were more interesting.

Especially with the Joslins of the world now putting out insane gap skating on Instagram.

I don't use Instagram, and I am not the biggest Joslin fan. Where are you getting that from? I am more than a Mango or Stuckey fan.

Once more, I love it when skating has some emotion, and character. Different strokes for different folks.

look at you forming sentences and coherent thoughts without having to acting like an annoying kid trying to learn how to troll. proud of you issy.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: cynical cow on August 27, 2018, 09:37:18 AM
its definitely lizzie armanto :(

when she was on that stupid etn poker show she didn't even come close to landing a wallie and barely made a slappy after three tries. she can totally do inverts though, if thats enough to have your name on a board.

Well, she just did the loop, and did it better than most of the other pros that stepped to it (including a bunch that got taken out)
So smooth too.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Sect Eye Monster on August 27, 2018, 11:26:38 AM
Since people keep berating Sean Pablo for "skating a six stair" for his ender, I assure you that rail is fucking tall and mellow as shit, not to mention stubby. Basically an over-waist-high flatbar set down some stairs. The fact that he back lipped that, and slid as much as he did, is impressive.

Hating on Sean Pablo has grown more annoying than Sean Pablo, himself. Is he the best? Of course not. Is he the worst? Also no.

Eye Sect Monster or whatever your name is, since you seem to have such a hard-on for anything that falls into "generic so-cal rail skating," care to comment on TK's trick down a seven-stair skatepark hubba in his Baker 3 part?

Also, how the fuck has no one said Neen Williams yet? Or did I miss that?

Never said TK was the best at all. Just said SP was worse than him. And its not just So-Cal rail skating. It would be dope if SP was putting lines together like Brian Wenning but front blunt flat ledge then backtail shuv next ledge is just not professional rank skating; which is the topic. You should still have to be actually good at skating and not just wearing clothes. TK looks like shit when he skates, but he has variety in tricks and spots and skates more than just regular. like fakie or switch or nollie. you know, things that involve some kind of talent. again, the topic of conversation.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: MisterX on August 27, 2018, 11:31:15 AM
Chris Gregson is someone I have always seen as a bit of a 3-trick pony.  In his defense I have never seen him skate in person, and  I do appreciate his filming.

Like others have stated, I cannot believe Reynolds name was even brought up in here.  My theory has always been the reason we see so much coverage of FS Flips from him is simply because who wouldn't want to shoot him doing one?  He's also just giving us all what we really want.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Far from relevant on August 27, 2018, 11:33:59 AM
its definitely lizzie armanto :(

when she was on that stupid etn poker show she didn't even come close to landing a wallie and barely made a slappy after three tries. she can totally do inverts though, if thats enough to have your name on a board.

Well, she just did the loop, and did it better than most of the other pros that stepped to it (including a bunch that got taken out)

She did the loop, but Burnquist did the loop switch with a gap in it like 10 years ago or more. Alot less impressive.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Sect Eye Monster on August 27, 2018, 11:40:42 AM

Are you actually serious?

Also, Baker 2g ender was kickflip noseslide UCI hubba.

Yes, I am serious. Again, Reynolds is great, and I am a fan of his. It's just he doesn't have that much variety in tricks. I critique my favorites all the time when they do something underwhelming, I am not a blind fanboy. He also did do a kickflip backside noseslide down a UCI hubba in the End, which was better.

Wow.

His "filler tricks" between his ender fs flip and kickflips are switch back heel down carlsbad gap and back 3 down 13s. fakie 360 flips 11s. does good ledge and table work. puts together some of the best lines as far as trick flow. for ever. and has style. He nollie nose manualed courthouse back when we were all learning how to ollie over 4 boards stacked primo.... you are off the richter. 
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Baron Samedi on August 27, 2018, 11:46:41 AM
Not sure if it's been mentioned, but Jamie Thomas. He doesn't strike me as the kind of person who was ever naturally gifted at skateboarding so much as being someone who grinds his way to proficiency at stuff through working really hard. And this isn't hating on him at all, I find that admirable. He just doesn't seem like an Antwuan Dixon type who did a kickflip the first time he tried.

Again, not hating. Also, this all depends on how you view the notion of talent.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: doomstation55 on August 27, 2018, 11:55:43 AM
its definitely lizzie armanto :(

when she was on that stupid etn poker show she didn't even come close to landing a wallie and barely made a slappy after three tries. she can totally do inverts though, if thats enough to have your name on a board.

Well, she just did the loop, and did it better than most of the other pros that stepped to it (including a bunch that got taken out)

She did the loop, but Burnquist did the loop switch with a gap in it like 10 years ago or more. Alot less impressive.

I know you're trolling and being an asshole, but Vov skating vert/mega/stunt shit is like Daewon on tech skating. It's still impressive if you do something close to what they did a decade ago.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Big Baby Jesus on August 27, 2018, 12:05:54 PM
Breaks my heart to come on here seeing people talking shit on AA. As someone else once wisely stated “AA is a national tresure and should be preserved.”

Style for days and has killed it for so damn long. Should be on most talented skater list.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: crustynosepick on August 27, 2018, 12:21:49 PM
Breaks my heart to come on here seeing people talking shit on AA. As someone else once wisely stated “AA is a national tresure and should be preserved.”

Style for days and has killed it for so damn long. Should be on most talented skater list.

You might want some lube next time you try to ride his dick.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Big Baby Jesus on August 27, 2018, 01:12:08 PM
Breaks my heart to come on here seeing people talking shit on AA. As someone else once wisely stated “AA is a national tresure and should be preserved.”

Style for days and has killed it for so damn long. Should be on most talented skater list.

You might want some lube next time you try to ride his dick.

No vasaline.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: ballintoohard on August 27, 2018, 01:46:25 PM
I'll get so much shit but Puleo and Penny.

Penny did a few cool tricks in 1996 then never followed it up. His "style" was non-existant by the Es video and his same tricks got worse and worse.

Puleo just sounds bitter and has skated what seems to be the same 5 lines on cellar doors for about 15 years.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Baron Samedi on August 27, 2018, 01:50:25 PM
I'll get so much shit but Puleo and Penny.

Penny did a few cool tricks in 1996 then never followed it up. His "style" was non-existant by the Es video and his same tricks got worse and worse.

Puleo just sounds bitter and has skated what seems to be the same 5 lines on cellar doors for about 15 years.
Yeah I'll be the first person to give you shit. Penny is basically the epitome of talent. Effortless style and ability, everything first try. The fact that he was lazy and got into drugs doesn't mean he wasn't a generational talent.

Puleo was talented too. It seems like you're just not a fan of either of these guys, but that doesn't mean they aren't talented.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Sect Eye Monster on August 27, 2018, 02:08:31 PM
I'll get so much shit but Puleo and Penny.

Penny did a few cool tricks in 1996 then never followed it up. His "style" was non-existant by the Es video and his same tricks got worse and worse.

Puleo just sounds bitter and has skated what seems to be the same 5 lines on cellar doors for about 15 years.
Yeah I'll be the first person to give you shit. Penny is basically the epitome of talent. Effortless style and ability, everything first try.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Mystical Leader on August 27, 2018, 03:33:46 PM
Every YouTube "professional" skater is the correct answer.

There are some fucked up ideas of a least talented skater in here though.. ..Penny, Reynolds, AA.. ...
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Far from relevant on August 27, 2018, 03:59:37 PM
Every YouTube "professional" skater is the correct answer.

There are some fucked up ideas of a least talented skater in here though.. ..Penny, Reynolds, AA.. ...

surprised nobody mentioned good old andy shrock and the revive ? team (had to think about that one for a second) but yeah they're pretty bad too.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: ballintoohard on August 27, 2018, 05:09:05 PM
I'll get so much shit but Puleo and Penny.

Penny did a few cool tricks in 1996 then never followed it up. His "style" was non-existant by the Es video and his same tricks got worse and worse.

Puleo just sounds bitter and has skated what seems to be the same 5 lines on cellar doors for about 15 years.
Yeah I'll be the first person to give you shit. Penny is basically the epitome of talent. Effortless style and ability, everything first try. The fact that he was lazy and got into drugs doesn't mean he wasn't a generational talent.

Puleo was talented too. It seems like you're just not a fan of either of these guys, but that doesn't mean they aren't talented.

I see your point. And I loved Penny- when I was 13 I made a fanpage on Angelfire or something. I think I was most bummed that he wasted the talent and the correct term would be "Never fully made use of talent".

Not Puleo though. He had a few OK lines in the Static parts and I liked his BS Nosegrinds, but damn did it get super repetitive and we're in a thread where people are going on for pages about a current pro not being good because he only does the same tricks. In a way you can say the same about Penny.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Pigeon on August 27, 2018, 10:06:24 PM
Every YouTube "professional" skater is the correct answer.

There are some fucked up ideas of a least talented skater in here though.. ..Penny, Reynolds, AA.. ...

surprised nobody mentioned good old andy shrock and the revive ? team (had to think about that one for a second) but yeah they're pretty bad too.
They aren’t real pros, so they don’t count.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on August 28, 2018, 12:12:39 AM
fucking hell, people are mentioning the boss, penny and puleo in this thread?
(https://i.imgur.com/PQhsjk1.jpg)
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: sweatin on August 28, 2018, 12:14:13 AM
andy roy?
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: JPeterman on August 28, 2018, 12:55:59 AM
Not sure if it's been mentioned, but Jamie Thomas. He doesn't strike me as the kind of person who was ever naturally gifted at skateboarding so much as being someone who grinds his way to proficiency at stuff through working really hard. And this isn't hating on him at all, I find that admirable. He just doesn't seem like an Antwuan Dixon type who did a kickflip the first time he tried.

Again, not hating. Also, this all depends on how you view the notion of talent.

Anyone who can front feeble ledges properly is talented in my books. Regardless, the fact that Antwaun did a kickflip the first time he tried doesn't necessarily mean that every trick he did afterwards came just as easily.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: ralf_ on August 28, 2018, 01:49:51 AM
Gerwer

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Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Issy on August 28, 2018, 02:08:52 AM

He just doesn't seem like an Antwuan Dixon type who did a kickflip the first time he tried.

Huh?

https://youtu.be/l8qtNXFe3jI (https://youtu.be/l8qtNXFe3jI)
https://youtu.be/dFv8z6F-4uQ
https://youtu.be/NdDAQiSwKJo
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: notcool on August 28, 2018, 04:41:35 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pd4PCqhTQJM
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Swithflip on August 28, 2018, 05:31:55 PM
If AA wore normal clothes would be just a random guy at skatepark.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Owen on September 05, 2018, 09:00:46 PM
If AA wore normal clothes would be just a random guy at skatepark.

A normal guy that switch big flips double sets
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: alonelikeastone on September 05, 2018, 09:09:29 PM
I dig Pablo.

TK I can agree with.

Another question would be what pro has shit the bed since getting a board? 
Some of these guys destroy everything in their path...  then turn pro only to do next to nothing.

Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: BacksideWallride on September 05, 2018, 09:25:17 PM
I dig Pablo.

TK I can agree with.

Another question would be what pro has shit the bed since getting a board? 
Some of these guys destroy everything in their path...  then turn pro only to do next to nothing.

Kadow is sick but since he went pro for Hockey he's put out about 54 seconds of footage.

Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Adam Abbas on September 05, 2018, 09:54:40 PM
I dig Pablo.

TK I can agree with.

Another question would be what pro has shit the bed since getting a board? 
Some of these guys destroy everything in their path...  then turn pro only to do next to nothing.

Not seeing too much of Jeremy Leabres. I wish Yonnie Cruz had more footage. It sucks combing through Instagram to find clips.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: TheLurper on September 05, 2018, 10:46:04 PM
its definitely lizzie armanto :(

when she was on that stupid etn poker show she didn't even come close to landing a wallie and barely made a slappy after three tries. she can totally do inverts though, if thats enough to have your name on a board.

Well, she just did the loop, and did it better than most of the other pros that stepped to it (including a bunch that got taken out)

She did the loop, but Burnquist did the loop switch with a gap in it like 10 years ago or more. Alot less impressive.

I don't understand the Lizzie hate. She rips in her Fire part. If I was half as good as she is at skating bowls/vert I'd pretty damn stoked on life. Also, she has a cool vibe, which goes a long way in skateboarding. I mean Marissa Dal Santo and Elissa will always be the absolute coolest women in skateboarding, but Lizzie has a cool vibe. Lizzie doesn't have that Leticia vibe going. Leticia reminds me of Sheckler.

And, yea, Burnquist's death loop is fucking crazy, but Burnquist is fucking crazy. There is no way Max Schaaf is ever going to do the death loop, but it doesn't mean I don't love the guy's skating.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: ThrillOfItAll on September 06, 2018, 04:46:18 AM
Anyone on Polar
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: RCB3 on September 06, 2018, 08:41:07 AM
Daniel Haney seemed to be more of someone that would go for gnarly rails that were potentially out of his league and sometimes get lucky. I still always loved watching him skate all that stuff in his shorts and bucket hat.

And I definitely agree about TK, but that Firing Line doesn't end after the kickflip. I'm pretty sure he lipslides a rail after, which still isn't that great of a line.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Sect Eye Monster on September 06, 2018, 11:43:41 AM
Daniel Haney seemed to be more of someone that would go for gnarly rails that were potentially out of his league and sometimes get lucky. I still always loved watching him skate all that stuff in his shorts and bucket hat.

And I definitely agree about TK, but that Firing Line doesn't end after the kickflip. I'm pretty sure he lipslides a rail after, which still isn't that great of a line.

TK shared a part with HK in baker2G. that means if you go through the history of all TK parts and footy and clips, you will get a heath part. Terry isnt the best AT ALL. but he aint be the worst.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: doomstation55 on September 06, 2018, 12:03:23 PM
In said shared part with Heath, TK does a line with a crook on a ledge, a flip trick on flat, then a backside bluntslide on a ledge. That's it. He really was never good albeit a few gnarly fakie tricks.

Daniel Haney is in the Ben Gilley camp of really fucking gnarly and balls to the wall, but not very great. I wanted to say Carlos Ruiz was in this too, but I just am unable to type that out in good conscience.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: heckler on September 06, 2018, 01:04:04 PM
In said shared part with Heath, TK does a line with a crook on a ledge, a flip trick on flat, then a backside bluntslide on a ledge. That's it. He really was never good albeit a few gnarly fakie tricks.
Do you remember that line he had in the last Baker video that was a frontside feeble on a flatbar, than a tailslide kickflip on a flat ledge? Atrocious.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Far from relevant on September 06, 2018, 01:08:39 PM
I dig Pablo.

TK I can agree with.

Another question would be what pro has shit the bed since getting a board? 
Some of these guys destroy everything in their path...  then turn pro only to do next to nothing.

I know MJ has been pro for a long time and has put in work. But his skate career seems to have grinded to a halt once he got on Addidas
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Sect Eye Monster on September 06, 2018, 03:17:47 PM
In said shared part with Heath, TK does a line with a crook on a ledge, a flip trick on flat, then a backside bluntslide on a ledge. That's it. He really was never good albeit a few gnarly fakie tricks.
Do you remember that line he had in the last Baker video that was a frontside feeble on a flatbar, than a tailslide kickflip on a flat ledge? Atrocious.

He was like 13 and SHARED A PART WITH HK. 13. I was learning how to ollie an 8 stair and hes already sharing parts with HK and skating with Reynolds. Even Leo hasnt even shared a part with HK in his life. TK gets a pass. easily has a shit style, but does have talent in places where others like Swan Fabio dont.... like some variety where as SP have very very very limited to no variety. For example, terry has been known to spin backside AND FRONTSIDE. SP has never gone left in his life. TK pops fakie onto ledges and rails. sometimes even big rails. SP, nah nah. Tail only. Big rail. never. Ive seen terry do fs shuv nosegrinds in lines... SP almost backtail shuv in purple video on basic ledge that bobby D Fakie Blunt kickflip to fakie all amazing like. Bobby D Am. SP pro. TK shared part with HK 15 years before this, means SP was baby and TK had figured out how to share a part with HK first try. and skate to Kurupt!

what were yall doin at 13?
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: DaveFuck on September 06, 2018, 04:01:48 PM
Anyone on Polar
The fuck are you even talking about
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: sweatin on September 06, 2018, 04:30:11 PM
Anyone on Polar
yeah 100%
https://www.instagram.com/p/BnPC0sunEH2/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: I sniff Jim Gagne's butthole all the time on September 06, 2018, 04:36:23 PM
In said shared part with Heath, TK does a line with a crook on a ledge, a flip trick on flat, then a backside bluntslide on a ledge. That's it. He really was never good albeit a few gnarly fakie tricks.
Do you remember that line he had in the last Baker video that was a frontside feeble on a flatbar, than a tailslide kickflip on a flat ledge? Atrocious.

He was like 13 and SHARED A PART WITH HK. 13. I was learning how to ollie an 8 stair and hes already sharing parts with HK and skating with Reynolds. Even Leo hasnt even shared a part with HK in his life. TK gets a pass. easily has a shit style, but does have talent in places where others like Swan Fabio dont.... like some variety where as SP have very very very limited to no variety. For example, terry has been known to spin backside AND FRONTSIDE. SP has never gone left in his life. TK pops fakie onto ledges and rails. sometimes even big rails. SP, nah nah. Tail only. Big rail. never. Ive seen terry do fs shuv nosegrinds in lines... SP almost backtail shuv in purple video on basic ledge that bobby D Fakie Blunt kickflip to fakie all amazing like. Bobby D Am. SP pro. TK shared part with HK 15 years before this, means SP was baby and TK had figured out how to share a part with HK first try. and skate to Kurupt!

what were yall doin at 13?
one doesn't simply 'share a part w/ heath kirchart'.
that shit didnt' make sense at the time. he cluttered up heath's footage. when that came out people are like 'reynolds must really like that kid. or not have much heath footage.'
kid was pop shoveing 8 stair grass gaps when you were ollieing 8. not terrible but as a portent of things to come, it didn't prove true.
his footage didn't match up. heath kirchart was a 100 yr old marble wall and tk's footage was a spraypainted penis on that wall.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: streetsoup on September 06, 2018, 04:49:23 PM
In said shared part with Heath, TK does a line with a crook on a ledge, a flip trick on flat, then a backside bluntslide on a ledge. That's it. He really was never good albeit a few gnarly fakie tricks.
Do you remember that line he had in the last Baker video that was a frontside feeble on a flatbar, than a tailslide kickflip on a flat ledge? Atrocious.

He was like 13 and SHARED A PART WITH HK. 13. I was learning how to ollie an 8 stair and hes already sharing parts with HK and skating with Reynolds. Even Leo hasnt even shared a part with HK in his life. TK gets a pass. easily has a shit style, but does have talent in places where others like Swan Fabio dont.... like some variety where as SP have very very very limited to no variety. For example, terry has been known to spin backside AND FRONTSIDE. SP has never gone left in his life. TK pops fakie onto ledges and rails. sometimes even big rails. SP, nah nah. Tail only. Big rail. never. Ive seen terry do fs shuv nosegrinds in lines... SP almost backtail shuv in purple video on basic ledge that bobby D Fakie Blunt kickflip to fakie all amazing like. Bobby D Am. SP pro. TK shared part with HK 15 years before this, means SP was baby and TK had figured out how to share a part with HK first try. and skate to Kurupt!

what were yall doin at 13?

tk's footage was a spraypainted penis on that wall.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: heckler on September 06, 2018, 05:29:12 PM
It's funny that you're parading that TK and Heath Kirchart shared a part, as if Heath carefully handpicked TK as the only one who could complement his skateboarding.

Two dudes who don't have a lot of footage = two dudes who are sharing a part. It's that simple.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on September 06, 2018, 07:15:42 PM
TK and Heath combo is kinda like Chuck D and Flav; they just seem to work together in that particular context (Baker video/ Public Enemy)
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: I sniff Jim Gagne's butthole all the time on September 06, 2018, 07:21:01 PM
TK and Heath combo is kinda like Chuck D and Flav; they just seem to work together in that particular context (Baker video/ Public Enemy)
ha, that's on point.
to this day chuck d and heath are well respected in their fields and flavor flav and tk, while more famous are an embarrassment.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: shannamal on September 06, 2018, 07:29:25 PM
Anyone on Polar

what the fuck are you on?
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: dirtyweemidden on September 07, 2018, 09:41:27 AM
 :(
heath kirchart was a 100 yr old marble wall and tk's footage was a spraypainted penis on that wall.




The best analogy ive ever read. +1
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: winecrab on September 07, 2018, 05:45:13 PM
This is the perfect thread to weed out the kooks and put them on ignore. Dude that mentioned Reynolds is first in line.

A lot of people are defending pro's by mentioning or posting shit they did 10 years ago. This thread is about who is currently the least talented pro. Anyone over 35 (dudes like Gino or guys that are on legend divisions) shouldn't count.

That TK part took me by surprise. I didn't even know he could tre flip.

 He's definitely my pick going by the footage I see him put out. I didn't step on my board for 2 years and went to the skate park and I wanted to see how many tricks I could land first try down the 6 stair rail without spilling my beer. I landed 4 tricks in a row (yes, I have the footage) and I'm a 30 year old photographer that doesn't skate for weeks/months at a time and I would never post the shit TK does on Instagram. Even my first try warm ups down the park rail are better than that. Im not trying to brag at all,  it's just to put it in perspective. I don't even have kickflips on lock. I've always been a rail dude/crusty spots that people don't even consider spots.

I don't  like swan pablo but compared to TK he's a GOAT.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Monkey_Mcpott on September 07, 2018, 05:57:04 PM
In said shared part with Heath, TK does a line with a crook on a ledge, a flip trick on flat, then a backside bluntslide on a ledge. That's it. He really was never good albeit a few gnarly fakie tricks.
Do you remember that line he had in the last Baker video that was a frontside feeble on a flatbar, than a tailslide kickflip on a flat ledge? Atrocious.

He was like 13 and SHARED A PART WITH HK. 13. I was learning how to ollie an 8 stair and hes already sharing parts with HK and skating with Reynolds. Even Leo hasnt even shared a part with HK in his life. TK gets a pass. easily has a shit style, but does have talent in places where others like Swan Fabio dont.... like some variety where as SP have very very very limited to no variety. For example, terry has been known to spin backside AND FRONTSIDE. SP has never gone left in his life. TK pops fakie onto ledges and rails. sometimes even big rails. SP, nah nah. Tail only. Big rail. never. Ive seen terry do fs shuv nosegrinds in lines... SP almost backtail shuv in purple video on basic ledge that bobby D Fakie Blunt kickflip to fakie all amazing like. Bobby D Am. SP pro. TK shared part with HK 15 years before this, means SP was baby and TK had figured out how to share a part with HK first try. and skate to Kurupt!

what were yall doin at 13?

Ignoring TK's sub par footage until HK's footage came back on.

TK was just a gimmick that ended up playing out longer than probably anyone expected and good for him on milking the shit out of that.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: fs overkrook on September 09, 2018, 09:52:54 PM
Daniel Haney seemed to be more of someone that would go for gnarly rails that were potentially out of his league and sometimes get lucky. I still always loved watching him skate all that stuff in his shorts and bucket hat.

And I definitely agree about TK, but that Firing Line doesn't end after the kickflip. I'm pretty sure he lipslides a rail after, which still isn't that great of a line.
No, that’s definitely the end of the line. I was in 9th grade in an intro to engineering class on thrasher watching videos instead of doing autocad and I remember watching that line and saying “wtf haha” as I kept scrolling for some more sick footy
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: waltercronkite on September 09, 2018, 10:10:35 PM
This is the perfect thread to weed out the kooks and put them on ignore. Dude that mentioned Reynolds is first in line.

A lot of people are defending pro's by mentioning or posting shit they did 10 years ago. This thread is about who is currently the least talented pro. Anyone over 35 (dudes like Gino or guys that are on legend divisions) shouldn't count.

That TK part took me by surprise. I didn't even know he could tre flip.

 He's definitely my pick going by the footage I see him put out. I didn't step on my board for 2 years and went to the skate park and I wanted to see how many tricks I could land first try down the 6 stair rail without spilling my beer. I landed 4 tricks in a row (yes, I have the footage) and I'm a 30 year old photographer that doesn't skate for weeks/months at a time and I would never post the shit TK does on Instagram. Even my first try warm ups down the park rail are better than that. Im not trying to brag at all,  it's just to put it in perspective. I don't even have kickflips on lock. I've always been a rail dude/crusty spots that people don't even consider spots.

I don't  like swan pablo but compared to TK he's a GOAT.

Weird fucking brag nerd
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: givecigstosurfgroms on September 10, 2018, 04:41:15 AM
 I know there actually talented but the worst show I've seen in person was Eric Elliton and Andrew Reynolds.  EE cool guyed a half flip on the bank, flipped his hair around and sat back down. Andrew was off his face throwing gang signs while being escorted of the course by Ed Tempster (who fucking ripped -powerful skater)
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Swithflip on September 10, 2018, 04:51:04 AM
Daniel Haney seemed to be more of someone that would go for gnarly rails that were potentially out of his league and sometimes get lucky. I still always loved watching him skate all that stuff in his shorts and bucket hat.

And I definitely agree about TK, but that Firing Line doesn't end after the kickflip. I'm pretty sure he lipslides a rail after, which still isn't that great of a line.

Lipslide on Appleyard rail.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Sanka Coffie on September 10, 2018, 08:25:09 AM
Anyone on Polar

get fucked bud.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abTTtyAPeN4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abTTtyAPeN4)
see 19:22
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Fred Savage on September 10, 2018, 08:58:47 AM
This is the perfect thread to weed out the kooks and put them on ignore. Dude that mentioned Reynolds is first in line.

A lot of people are defending pro's by mentioning or posting shit they did 10 years ago. This thread is about who is currently the least talented pro. Anyone over 35 (dudes like Gino or guys that are on legend divisions) shouldn't count.

That TK part took me by surprise. I didn't even know he could tre flip.

 He's definitely my pick going by the footage I see him put out. I didn't step on my board for 2 years and went to the skate park and I wanted to see how many tricks I could land first try down the 6 stair rail without spilling my beer. I landed 4 tricks in a row (yes, I have the footage) and I'm a 30 year old photographer that doesn't skate for weeks/months at a time and I would never post the shit TK does on Instagram. Even my first try warm ups down the park rail are better than that. Im not trying to brag at all,  it's just to put it in perspective. I don't even have kickflips on lock. I've always been a rail dude/crusty spots that people don't even consider spots.

I don't  like swan pablo but compared to TK he's a GOAT.
You are full of shit and you don’t even have kickflips on lock. 30 year old Instagram photographer. Hang it up asshole
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Rasmus on September 10, 2018, 09:05:29 AM
How the hell did you guys end up discussing Reynolds in this thread?

to get back on track, I always thought Kenny Reed's tricks seemed like they did not take too much talent to do. He did, however, have a great talent for finding spots! What happened to Reed, by the way? I miss Reed. Give me some Reed, please.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Sanka Coffie on September 10, 2018, 09:17:10 AM
mods please delete this thread before some fucking degenerate comes in and says Fred Gall or something equally blasphemous
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: givecigstosurfgroms on September 10, 2018, 09:35:53 AM
mods please delete this thread before some fucking degenerate comes in and says Fred Gall or something equally blasphemous
I dunno if it would be blasphemous but mentioning Gall here would be plain stupid.  He DID change the game to a major degree the 1st 3 years he came out and he STILL is good.  He's got a solid style and I'm sure he'll keep going.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: winecrab on September 10, 2018, 05:28:01 PM
Instagram photographer? You're so far off, you have no idea what I do. What's so hard to believe about what I said? Like I said, I wasn't trying to brag, It was just to show how increidebly untalented  TK is.

If I send you the footage showing me skate the rail with a freshly opened beer along with proof that I hadn't skated for 2 years before that night will you apologize to me for being a fucboi, focus your account and never  post on slap again? Let me know. Might as well focus and save yourself the embarrassment.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Surf-goth on September 10, 2018, 06:04:49 PM
I'd argue it really depends on the company, Pablo probably got the pro pass with it being more of a homies/friends brand, very tight knit and he came up with all those dudes and it'd be bad on him not being turned pro when all the people he skates with 24/7 got their own boards etc. Is he on the same level as someone pro for say Zero? Not at all but the same could be applied to alot of people on Magenta and other brands but then it starts leading back to equating being pro to having to be jumping up on rails or down big shit for a board/shoes/etc when at the end of the day being pro is getting paid to skate and promoting the companies who back/promote you which Sean Pablo does fairly well; might not like him/his outfits/etc but he (objectively) has a good style, a decent bag of tricks (albeit rinsed on every spot) and a decent following whereas TK just gets roasted for posting mediocre skatepark kid shit and his most memorable footage is him talking shit.
I think you meant subjectively.
Title: Re: Least talented pro skater
Post by: Jud Nestorkins on September 10, 2018, 09:24:32 PM
Nate Sherwood (if he's even pro anymore.)