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Clyde Singleton Reveals Upcoming Podcast Series & Book

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If you’ve been following Clyde Singleton on Instagram, then you caught his excellent and thorough series of posts honoring Black skaters for Black History Month. Apparently, there’s a lot more where that came from as revealed in Clyde’s new interview with Anthony Pappalardo for Parade. The conversation covers race in skateboarding, and reveals Clyza’s upcoming projects, which include a podcast series and book based on the topic.

So now you’ve got a successful cooking career going with The Ollie Llama (@theolliellamagram) and you’re moving back to Florida. What else do you have coming up?

I’m just psyched to be on the road. I’m more productive on the road, so I’m going to work on some podcasts and turn the Black Skateboarding History content into a book. The plan is to launch some smaller versions quarterly then come out with a big one at the end of the year. I already have content together, it’s just gathering it all up. I got the van, I got these projects, and I can just be on the road and gather footage for another video project too. It’s not going to be easy but I have a few people helping out and it should be off to a very good start.

Read the full interview here.

Image Via Clyde Singleton.

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The Nine Club Features Elliot Sloan

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Elliot Sloan narrated how he injured his neck while doing a 900 and his other worst slams on the ramp in this episode of The Nine Club podcast.

He also talked about getting into vert and then mega ramp, building his own vert and mini mega ramp in his own backyard, and hosting the X Games in his backyard among other things in the two-hour podcast.

Sloan is a four-time X Games Big Air gold medalist. In the recent X Games held in his backyard, he landed second place in the debut of the Mega Ramp category and first in the Skateboard Vert Best Trick.

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Santa Cruz Skateboards’ ‘True Grit’ features Tom Asta

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In this latest “True Grit” video by Santa Cruz Skateboards, Tom Asta revealed that he never planned on becoming a pro but just enjoyed skating as a teen. He turned out to be one of the best pro skaters we know today.

He talked about growing up in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, and also showed his favorite skate spots in his hometown. Town mates Chris Cole and Ian Berry, and other pro skaters spoke about how they met Tom and how they have seen him develop into the skater that he is today.

The “True Grit” video series attempts to get an in-depth look into how skaters came to where they are now by visiting them in their hometowns and interviewing the people around them.

Watch more of Tom Asta in the Santa Cruz Skateboards’ welcome video below.

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Shecks Guests on the Latest ‘The Nine Club’ Episode

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Pro skater Ryan Sheckler talks about growing up in Southern California, starting skateboarding at the tender age of two, his over two decades of career, and his personal struggles in the latest podcast episode of “The Nine Club”.

He also discusses starting his skateboarding company, the Sandlot Times, and the story behind the name.

The Nine Club is a skateboarding podcast started and hosted by professional skateboarder Chris Roberts in 2016. The show is co-hosted by Roger Bagley and Kelly Hart.

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