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Skateboarding => Appreciation! => Topic started by: Jehoshaphat Augustus on October 31, 2017, 04:34:45 AM

Title: Rad Rat - Tom Penny
Post by: Jehoshaphat Augustus on October 31, 2017, 04:34:45 AM
http://www.youtube.com/embed/O5FvKycuMfs

Definitely some nostalgia lurking in here about one of the best to ever do it and blow it later.

It was the shit to find out he had left the contest that got him famous before it was even over, also Andrew Reynolds' take on how un-doable that frontside kickflip over the hip in Chicken's pool, as well as hearing RadRat speculate as to why Tom left without specifically mentioning anyone being chemically dependent on "dat dog food." I know an addict when I see one. 

He was the shit, it sucked he never knew his worth or that he held the power to create something to encourage skaters to possess his "stfu and skate" mentality. 

It sucks that no one coulda just run up on him and say, "Tom, give us 3 years of no drugs/alcohol constant skating, and some pants that fuckin fit, and you won't have to work again."

Title: Re: Rad Rat - Tom Penny
Post by: givecigstosurfgroms on November 02, 2017, 02:28:24 PM
  An old story that ive peddled before but it might shed light on skateboarding's shaman in the vein of your post.  My friend was the es calgary rep and toured with Penny for 5 days (at the prime of his career) or whatever he was in canada for demos.  He told me penny had one suit of clothes that his teeth were fucked, he stunk, didn't catch him eating or bathing once, the drinking started heavy 1st thing in the day and that es wouldn't give him a shoe cause he only wanted a clog.  My other buddy was at one of the demos (hockey rink demo in the ghetto child penny clip) and says that "he was a dick"  But he's kinda a hater generally ha.