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Talking lines with Tom Knox - Slam City Interview
« on: July 31, 2020, 10:48:30 AM »
Recently had a very fun and nerdy conversation with Tom Knox talking about a discipline he's mastered more than most: line skating.

Tom picked out a selection of his favourite/personally influential lines then I flipped it around and grilled him on a few of his own from 'Eleventh Hour', 'Vase' and 'Atlantic Drift'.

"Once you get into a bad rhythm with a flatland trick itís so upsetting. I see lines as a percentage game. You can land all these tricks, say, 80% of the time but once you put them together maybe you can land the line about 4% of the time. So youíve got to try for hours upon hours to link all these things which [separately] you can do consistently." - Tom on lines in general.

"Iím not good enough so I just take what I can get. Thatís what makes me skate the way I do. Itís not that Iím Ďchoosingí but because itís like, ďThis is all Iíve got.Ē With him, itís all there just fucking waiting." - Tom on Mark Suciu.

https://blog.slamcity.com/lineage-tom-knox-interview/

Enjoy.

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Re: Talking lines with Tom Knox - Slam City Interview
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2020, 11:30:12 AM »
i'll read everything you and chops put out. nice work, as always

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Re: Talking lines with Tom Knox - Slam City Interview
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2020, 11:31:34 AM »
great read. it's obvious that you really do your research before conducting these interviews!
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Re: Talking lines with Tom Knox - Slam City Interview
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2020, 11:35:50 AM »
Another great interview. Has always seemed like a really good dude. Thanks!

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Re: Talking lines with Tom Knox - Slam City Interview
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2020, 12:29:47 PM »
This is pretty much the only kind of skate interview i care to read these days -unadulterated skate nerdery. Delicious.

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Re: Talking lines with Tom Knox - Slam City Interview
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2020, 12:15:24 PM »
Top stuff as always!
That nick trapasso part is so good too!
Canít wait for the next part
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Re: Talking lines with Tom Knox - Slam City Interview
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2020, 05:30:21 PM »
One of the best skate things I've read in a while. Perfect amount of honesty and depth about a pro's process, articulated without coming across as too over the top or up their own ass. Nice one.

Only thing I will disagree with is he says Dill's line's have never been that memorable. Maybe it's just me but his hooded ditch spot line in Mindfield is pretty iconic, maybe it's his fits in Skatemore that make them memorable to me, those yellow socks boi haha

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Re: Talking lines with Tom Knox - Slam City Interview
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2020, 02:26:29 AM »
One of my favorites for sure.

Also,on a sidenote, how amazing is that backsmith on the iceblock photo!?

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Re: Talking lines with Tom Knox - Slam City Interview
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2020, 02:52:36 AM »
Really good read. Iíve always enjoyed the lines that Tom and Jake film together, theyíre constantly connecting spots in such unique ways. Iíve loved all the videos since I first saw Eleventh Hour so this was awesome to read. Got me so stoked!

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Re: Talking lines with Tom Knox - Slam City Interview
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2020, 05:01:35 AM »
very very good read

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Re: Talking lines with Tom Knox - Slam City Interview
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2020, 06:53:44 AM »
Wonderful interview, thank you so much for this. Would gnar for days if I could.
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Re: Talking lines with Tom Knox - Slam City Interview
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2020, 08:16:59 AM »
This interview and article is absolutely tops in skate journalism. I enjoyed it thoroughly.
Seriously, one of the best articles for those who want to dive deep. Tom is so well spoken and thoughtful of his craft.

Definitely bookmarking this article and rereading soon.
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Re: Talking lines with Tom Knox - Slam City Interview
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2020, 11:44:15 AM »
Thank you for this, that was great!
Well thought out lines are so rare these days.  Amazing to hear an in depth critique from one of the greats!

Thanks again, loved it!

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Re: Talking lines with Tom Knox - Slam City Interview
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2020, 07:09:05 AM »
great read, thank you

also new tom and jake part soon!!!!!!