10.21.2011

chrome ball incident #708: experimental jet set












"For some reason there's this perception that I'm this high-rollin' sex fiend guy and I've only humped two girls in my life."

An extra-large Tempster post including his rarely-seen Big Brother interview from 1998. Genius.

...and if you're thinking this post is bigger because I'm taking Monday off, you're correct. Sorry.

(transcribing something you'll be stoked on)

Have a good weekend everybody. Be back Tuesday.





22 comments:

Joshua said...

I'd have to say this is definitely one of my favorite posts. Ed Templeton has always been a favorite of mine. He has one of the best noseblunts in skateboarding.

Coals to Newcastle said...

When I was little I thought to myself, "Hey, I'm pretty good". Then I saw a sequence in TWS of Templeton doing an ollie impossible to noseblunt slide (ridiculous at the time). And I felt very not good.

FamilyMeeting7 said...

Such a great interview. Shows why Templeton is a great representative of the positives of skateboarding. And he has the best impossible of all-time.

Bif Allen said...

Ed is a LEGEND!!! ...to bad the folks at Instagram don't seem to think so (they've kicked him off twice for posting lewd photos).

ciaran said...

Probably my favourite pro in the New Deal days, solid tricks, doesn't hop on bandwagons and he always has something interesting to say in all of his interviews. Definitely marches to the beat of his own drum, both him and Toy Machine have always been a big influence on me.

Anonymous said...

ed ed ed...
funny, this week i had just print his toy had with long hair in your first post of ed...
a big influence in skateboarding world.
he created his compagny with his hown vision. respect

ELantto said...

Ed definitely did it his way. Creative, stylish, and never did anything 1/2 assed. Not one video part, ad, or photo in the mags were filler. Ed is a Professional skateboarder where most are just Pro. How can anyone dislike Toy Machine. Great way to start a weekend! Keep it going!

colincompany said...

WOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Sonny said...

Yes! Thanks Chops!

Leiv said...

I just rewatched his Heavy Metal. I forgot how good that was.

Still waiting on that TWS interview circa 94-95. It would be pretty rad to see a post that is a collection of Toy Machine adds.

Anonymous said...

Props for the Sonic Youth tag Chops.
It's going to be sad to see them go.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iva_Y9W3hJ0

Where's My Hippo said...

Ed had a style a lot of people could relate to. He is definitely an all-time legend when it comes to skating. This post takes me back to the days of sitting inside when it was raining, flipping through Big Brother, Transworld and Thrasher. Again, great post.

clew said...

The most honest person and best interview in skateboarding. I always thought that his "Welcome to Hell" part was just so aggressive and gnarly. Loyal pawn, for sure.

dflip said...

I never relized he had no flip tricks in welcome to hell. I guss it didn't madder. The part still kicks ass

josiah Herrera said...

Ed rules! He's exactly what a skater should be like. That's why I love Toy Machine so much.

Anonymous said...

This was awesome! Ed is one of my favs and Toy is by far my fav board company. That interview was a great/funny read.

Tom Berry said...

Not to be that guy... but, there is one flip trick. A kickflip in the opening line.

chops said...

Thanks guys.

Coals, I remember that sequence. Yeah, any futile hopes of skate stardom flew out the window right then and there.

Leiv, I found that article but unfortunately a few pages fell victim to my wall back then and I am unable to post it in its entirety. Which sucks because I think all those flicks were taken by thomas campbell. sorry, man.

anonymous, yeah. kim and thurston's split has actually been quite a big blow to me. here's hoping for the best for them, whatever that may be.

thanks guys.

Keith said...

Ollie over that rail looks massive! Ed's skating looks good in photos, especially in those New Deal days.

Interview is funny "You're trying to make me sound old. You guys are assholes" lol

Leiv said...

Bummer. I think that was the fate of my issue back in the day.
Thanks for searching!

E.Y. said...

This interview is amazing. I agree 100% with Ed's views on spirituality and life in general. One of my favorite skaters ever, even though I never liked his art. Thanks, Chops for making a snowed-in day in Denver tolerable!

Skateboarding Fan said...

Ed Templeton has been an inspiration for many years & I love that he's still doing what he loves to do on his terms. Anyone who disrespects his skateboarding these days may not have seen sequences or video of his kickflip frontside 5-0 180 out on the bank or his nollie 270 switch frontside noseslide. He rips. Impossible noseblunt slides & impossible crooked grinds are not easy. Ed is a favorite & I hope that he's skating & creating art for many more years to come!