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Tom Asta Youtube Channel
« on: November 30, 2022, 10:16:10 AM »
Apparently one of the most under-appreciated pros is starting a youtube series about getting his non-everyday-tricks on lock
Nice and short, straight to the point. I subscribed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvSwu27GGHU

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Re: Tom Asta Youtube Channel
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2022, 10:33:27 AM »
God damn that must feel good...

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Re: Tom Asta Youtube Channel
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2022, 12:05:13 PM »
Definitely subscribing. Asta is one of my favorite current skaters.

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Re: Tom Asta Youtube Channel
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2022, 06:02:26 AM »
what's under that fuckin hat

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Re: Tom Asta Youtube Channel
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2022, 06:21:16 AM »
what's under that fuckin hat

A beautiful mind.

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Re: Tom Asta Youtube Channel
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2022, 06:45:11 AM »
Tom Asta on Braille Progress Daily

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Re: Tom Asta Youtube Channel
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2022, 07:58:24 AM »
so the kf bs nosegrind was first try then? goddamnit.

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Re: Tom Asta Youtube Channel
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2022, 03:12:59 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22RHUkPzoI4

There's a trick tip in there in case any of you losers can't even nollie inward heel fs noseslide yet

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Re: Tom Asta Youtube Channel
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2022, 04:48:35 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22RHUkPzoI4

There's a trick tip in there in case any of you losers can't even nollie inward heel fs noseslide yet

that's hilarious. i'd love to see pro's making trick tip vids for insanely difficult tricks as a flex.

'okay, so for a switch hard flip back tail big spin, it's really gonna help if you've got your switch hardflips, back tails and big spins down pretty good.' 

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Re: Tom Asta Youtube Channel
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2022, 05:36:58 AM »
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22RHUkPzoI4

There's a trick tip in there in case any of you losers can't even nollie inward heel fs noseslide yet
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that's hilarious. i'd love to see pro's making trick tip vids for insanely difficult tricks as a flex.

'okay, so for a switch hard flip back tail big spin, it's really gonna help if you've got your switch hardflips, back tails and big spins down pretty good.'

I have never forgiven Willy Santos for his trick tips on the old Birdhouse website (circa 2001) on Quicktime player.
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Re: Tom Asta Youtube Channel
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2022, 11:59:48 AM »
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22RHUkPzoI4

There's a trick tip in there in case any of you losers can't even nollie inward heel fs noseslide yet
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that's hilarious. i'd love to see pro's making trick tip vids for insanely difficult tricks as a flex.

'okay, so for a switch hard flip back tail big spin, it's really gonna help if you've got your switch hardflips, back tails and big spins down pretty good.'
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I have never forgiven Willy Santos for his trick tips on the old Birdhouse website (circa 2001) on Quicktime player.

"SSBSTS... you're gonna want to ride up switch, ollie, turn, slide then ride away clean"

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Re: Tom Asta Youtube Channel
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2022, 06:12:12 PM »
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22RHUkPzoI4

There's a trick tip in there in case any of you losers can't even nollie inward heel fs noseslide yet
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that's hilarious. i'd love to see pro's making trick tip vids for insanely difficult tricks as a flex.

'okay, so for a switch hard flip back tail big spin, it's really gonna help if you've got your switch hardflips, back tails and big spins down pretty good.'
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I have never forgiven Willy Santos for his trick tips on the old Birdhouse website (circa 2001) on Quicktime player.
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"SSBSTS... you're gonna want to ride up switch, ollie, turn, slide then ride away clean"

To be fair he mentions 1 line about kickflips that was incredibly helpful: flick of the toe makes it happen
Helps to reframe your thinking of the trick, its all toe and not karate kick
But at 144p its impossible to see what his feet are doing anyway
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Re: Tom Asta Youtube Channel
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2022, 10:37:28 AM »
i feel like he's just trolling us 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=me5ryF2RJL4

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Re: Tom Asta Youtube Channel
« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2022, 10:51:31 AM »
I mean he's tried to make it strictly through core outlets and hasn't had major success. I back him going this lane. Very awkward at times talking to the camera but thats the name of the youtube game I guess. I forgot who said it ont he bunt but someone called him out as being horribly dressed and I don't get it. Seems like an inoffensive albeit basic clothing style.

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Re: Tom Asta Youtube Channel
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2022, 11:09:24 AM »
I mean he's tried to make it strictly through core outlets and hasn't had major success. I back him going this lane. Very awkward at times talking to the camera but thats the name of the youtube game I guess. I forgot who said it ont he bunt but someone called him out as being horribly dressed and I don't get it. Seems like an inoffensive albeit basic clothing style.
I guess depends on who and when they said it. He was a touch early with the es and cargos and would wear those crazy ankle pocket cargos. Maybe something about the Jimbo Jones hair/perma beanie is hard to see on someone over 20. I'm just guessing here

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Re: Tom Asta Youtube Channel
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2023, 03:25:29 PM »
Street pros struggling on transition is something I've always wanted to see. He's actually pretty good

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eOcuBNaZwQ

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Re: Tom Asta Youtube Channel
« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2023, 03:39:36 PM »
He's winning me over.

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Re: Tom Asta Youtube Channel
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2023, 11:14:51 PM »
pretty funny he just ditched his fresh shoes after he stepped in a little dog shit haha.

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Re: Tom Asta Youtube Channel
« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2023, 11:18:38 PM »
pretty funny he just ditched his fresh shoes after he stepped in a little dog shit haha.

I'd do the same if I got free shoes. Hell, I stepped in dogshit in a pair of New Balance 306's that still have a decent amount of life in them and I left them sitting outside since October, not wanting to deal with them...

I like the videos but always skip the awkward talking, especially in that transition video where he blathers on for 50% of the running time.

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Re: Tom Asta Youtube Channel
« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2023, 12:44:37 AM »
He'S perfectly fine at transition

Sometimes I find it weird when people criticize a lack of transition skating by people who specialize in ledge / street tech. I'm sure most pros can skate transition just fine, just not at the level of pro transition skaters so it doesn't make sense to include it in their parts. It's like how musicians can generally play other instruments, but they wont include it in their recording or shows since it's not at their standard.

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Re: Tom Asta Youtube Channel
« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2023, 09:03:30 AM »
His transition skating is arguably good. His naming of tricks is very weird however. He didn't understand that he was actually doing an ollie and not an air "switch FS air and backside air". He also didn't seem to understand the concept of alleyoop despite doing it perfectly.

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Re: Tom Asta Youtube Channel
« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2023, 09:56:54 PM »
I back this (same vlog style that Caruso dude did).

Asta is so.good.

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Re: Tom Asta Youtube Channel
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2023, 08:03:24 AM »
I mean he's tried to make it strictly through core outlets and hasn't had major success. I back him going this lane. Very awkward at times talking to the camera but thats the name of the youtube game I guess. I forgot who said it ont he bunt but someone called him out as being horribly dressed and I don't get it. Seems like an inoffensive albeit basic clothing style.

IDK how you rate success, but Tom Asta has stayed pro for top board companies when many others have fell off. He's certainly not making bank, but I think he's a perfect example of how you can thrive as pro for a long time by with consistent skating, a good head, and humble living. And not being severely screwed by a skate brand even though he survived the fallen closure and es downsize.

Dudes been my favorite since I saw him skate in person years ago.

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Re: Tom Asta Youtube Channel
« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2023, 09:44:38 AM »
His transition skating is arguably good. His naming of tricks is very weird however. He didn't understand that he was actually doing an ollie and not an air "switch FS air and backside air". He also didn't seem to understand the concept of alleyoop despite doing it perfectly.
Seems more often than not people who don't even know what everything is called are better skateboarders

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Re: Tom Asta Youtube Channel
« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2023, 09:57:40 AM »
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His transition skating is arguably good. His naming of tricks is very weird however. He didn't understand that he was actually doing an ollie and not an air "switch FS air and backside air". He also didn't seem to understand the concept of alleyoop despite doing it perfectly.
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Seems more often than not people who don't even know what everything is called are better skateboarders

So true. When I was young, I would buy local magazines (cemporcentoskatemag and Tribo), learn trick names and so on.

A friend of mine didn't know trick names and would land them easily (some he hadn't even seen a person doing it). Goes without saying he was 100 times better than me.

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Re: Tom Asta Youtube Channel
« Reply #25 on: January 13, 2023, 10:13:20 AM »

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Re: Tom Asta Youtube Channel
« Reply #26 on: January 13, 2023, 01:43:30 PM »
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I mean he's tried to make it strictly through core outlets and hasn't had major success. I back him going this lane. Very awkward at times talking to the camera but thats the name of the youtube game I guess. I forgot who said it ont he bunt but someone called him out as being horribly dressed and I don't get it. Seems like an inoffensive albeit basic clothing style.
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IDK how you rate success, but Tom Asta has stayed pro for top board companies when many others have fell off. He's certainly not making bank, but I think he's a perfect example of how you can thrive as pro for a long time by with consistent skating, a good head, and humble living. And not being severely screwed by a skate brand even though he survived the fallen closure and es downsize.

Dudes been my favorite since I saw him skate in person years ago.
Yeah, he seems pretty successful to me. Smart too, still lives in the Midwest. Skaters would save a lot be moving out of California. I get its the spot to be to get noticed, but once I got on Id move somehow cheaper and only go there to hang and film shit.

I really like his channel. More pros needs to start them up. Ill take this over John Hill and all those other annoying fake-pros.

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Re: Tom Asta Youtube Channel
« Reply #27 on: January 13, 2023, 01:47:50 PM »
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I mean he's tried to make it strictly through core outlets and hasn't had major success. I back him going this lane. Very awkward at times talking to the camera but thats the name of the youtube game I guess. I forgot who said it ont he bunt but someone called him out as being horribly dressed and I don't get it. Seems like an inoffensive albeit basic clothing style.
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IDK how you rate success, but Tom Asta has stayed pro for top board companies when many others have fell off. He's certainly not making bank, but I think he's a perfect example of how you can thrive as pro for a long time by with consistent skating, a good head, and humble living. And not being severely screwed by a skate brand even though he survived the fallen closure and es downsize.

Dudes been my favorite since I saw him skate in person years ago.
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Yeah, he seems pretty successful to me. Smart too, still lives in the Midwest. Skaters would save a lot be moving out of California. I get its the spot to be to get noticed, but once I got on Id move somehow cheaper and only go there to hang and film shit.

I really like his channel. More pros needs to start them up. Ill take this over John Hill and all those other annoying fake-pros.

Midwest? Uh...what?

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Re: Tom Asta Youtube Channel
« Reply #28 on: January 13, 2023, 01:51:07 PM »
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I mean he's tried to make it strictly through core outlets and hasn't had major success. I back him going this lane. Very awkward at times talking to the camera but thats the name of the youtube game I guess. I forgot who said it ont he bunt but someone called him out as being horribly dressed and I don't get it. Seems like an inoffensive albeit basic clothing style.
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IDK how you rate success, but Tom Asta has stayed pro for top board companies when many others have fell off. He's certainly not making bank, but I think he's a perfect example of how you can thrive as pro for a long time by with consistent skating, a good head, and humble living. And not being severely screwed by a skate brand even though he survived the fallen closure and es downsize.

Dudes been my favorite since I saw him skate in person years ago.
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Yeah, he seems pretty successful to me. Smart too, still lives in the Midwest. Skaters would save a lot be moving out of California. I get its the spot to be to get noticed, but once I got on Id move somehow cheaper and only go there to hang and film shit.

I really like his channel. More pros needs to start them up. Ill take this over John Hill and all those other annoying fake-pros.
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Midwest? Uh...what?
Yeah, PA isnt technically the Midwest. Still WAY cheaper than California.

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Re: Tom Asta Youtube Channel
« Reply #29 on: January 13, 2023, 01:53:42 PM »
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I mean he's tried to make it strictly through core outlets and hasn't had major success. I back him going this lane. Very awkward at times talking to the camera but thats the name of the youtube game I guess. I forgot who said it ont he bunt but someone called him out as being horribly dressed and I don't get it. Seems like an inoffensive albeit basic clothing style.
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IDK how you rate success, but Tom Asta has stayed pro for top board companies when many others have fell off. He's certainly not making bank, but I think he's a perfect example of how you can thrive as pro for a long time by with consistent skating, a good head, and humble living. And not being severely screwed by a skate brand even though he survived the fallen closure and es downsize.

Dudes been my favorite since I saw him skate in person years ago.
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Yeah, he seems pretty successful to me. Smart too, still lives in the Midwest. Skaters would save a lot be moving out of California. I get its the spot to be to get noticed, but once I got on Id move somehow cheaper and only go there to hang and film shit.

I really like his channel. More pros needs to start them up. Ill take this over John Hill and all those other annoying fake-pros.

Not sure I'd consider Philadelphia suburbs as Midwest.

Aside from that I think he could benefit from filming his clips and then doing the YouTube face to camera thing at home in more of a streaming set up. Keep his commentary on the sesh a bit more streamlined and cohesive and cut down on the editing. Overall though I do enjoy watching the process so to speak of him skating.